Islamic Cairo Full Day Tour

Cairo Day Tour: Islamic Cairo Full Day Tour - Citadel, Al Azhar Mosque, Sultan Hassan Mosque and Khan El Khalili Bazaar

 Islamic Cairo Full Day Tour

Egypt possesses a magnificent art and architectural heritage that has lasted more than thirteen hundred years, beginning with the building of the Mosque of Amr in the seventh century. Cairo is full of medieval masterpieces that reflect the status of Egypt as the center of several significant Islamic empires

Islamic Cairo is not more or less Islamic than the rest of the city, but it’s the area of the city which holds the most, the greatest and the most famous Islamic monuments. Many of these raised by the Fatimid caliphs who founded the city Cairo (preceded by Fustat or Old Cairo). Unlike Islamic quarters in other cities, people, often quite poor, continue to live by historic monuments and mosques. A huge, bustling center of worship, trade, shopping and commuting – it’s a must-see for any visitors and deserves at least a couple of days to explore.

 

  • Cairo Citadel
  • Khan el‑Khalili: major souk in Islamic Cairo.
  • Mosque‑Madrassa of Sultan Hassan
  • Muizz Street: goes through Islamic Cairo has great concentration of bazaars and Islamic architectures.
  • Mosque of Muhammad AliFustat
  • Gates of Cairo

Islamic Cairo Full Day Tour – Citadel, Al Azhar Mosque, Sultan Hassan Mosque and Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Look beyond the pyramids and pharaohs, and discover the Citadel of Salah el Din, Sultan Hassan and Khan el-Khalili Bazaars.

This private tour will give you a deeper insight into the rich history that is Egypt.

Pick-up 

Excursion Cairo’s day tour guide,  will pick you up from tour hotel to start your full day Islamic CAIRO

Salah el Din Citadel  Tour 

visit Salah El Din Citadel which was constructed by Salah El Din in 1183 AD to protect Cairo from the danger of Crusaders.

Mohamed Ali Mosque 

After that visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque which was designed by the architect Yousif Boushnaqa, Ottoman architecture man, who came specially from Istanbul and built this great mosque for Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849);  who ruled Over 45 years. it has same design but smaller like blue mosque of Sultan Ahme.

The Alabaster Mosque at the Citadel of Salah el-Din sits atop a limestone hill overlooking Cairo and is the most important mosque in the city.

Still used a place of worship today by the Muslims of Cairo, the architectural masterpiece opens its doors to visitors of all faiths.

The lower part of the Mosque is clad inside and out with Alabaster, while the top part is constructed from the limestone cladding removed from the Pyramids of Giza.

Inside the mosque your guide will introduce you to the basic beliefs of Islam, including a translation of the most common prayers.

Optional stop for lunch

Khan EL Khalili Bazaar 

Continuing to Khan el Khalili bazaar, your guide will give you an introduction to the famous markets which claim to have inspired Christopher Columbus to discover the USA.

 

Enjoy free time to stroll through the maze of streets and try your luck bargaining with the shop owners for a souvenir of your trip to Egypt.

Mosque and Madrassa (school) of Sultan Hassan

Continue to the Mosque and Madrassa (school) of Sultan Hassan.

Built between 1356 and 1363, and is believed to be one of the finest examples of Mamluk architecture in Cairo.

The mosque is also considered one of the largest, not only in Cairo but in the whole Islamic world, measuring some 492 feet (150 meters) long and 118 feet (36 meters) high. The highest minaret is 223 feet (68 meters) tall.

The mosque was, for example, designed to include schools for all four of the Sunni schools of thought: Shafi’i, Maliki, Hanafi and Hanbali

This is a private tour allowing you to determine the amount of time spent at each site during the tour.

Papyrus Institute

In addition you will have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made and have the chance to purchase genuine items if you wish.

(If you do not want to include this visit, just inform your guide during the day.)

 

Mohamed Ali Mosque - Islamic Cairo Day Tour
Mohamed Ali Mosque – Islamic Cairo Day Tour
Islamic Cairo day Tour
Islamic Cairo day Tour
Islamic Cairo day Tour
Islamic Cairo day Tour

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 Al-Rifa’i Mosque

Then proceed tp another big famous Mosque Which is Al-Rifa’i Mosque The building is located opposite the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, which dates from around 1361, This was part of a vast campaign by the 19th century rulers of Egypt to both associate themselves with the perceived glory of earlier periods in Egypt‘s Islamic history and modernize the city.

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Islamic Cairo day Tour
Islamic Cairo day Tour
Islamic Cairo day Tour
Islamic Cairo day Tour
Islamic Cairo day Tour
Islamic Cairo day Tour
Islamic Cairo day Tour
Islamic Cairo day Tour

Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo

Then drive to Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo it`s also known as the mosque of the most resplendent  is a mosque in Islamic Cairo in Egypt.Al-Mu’izz li-Din Allah of the Fatimid Caliphate commissioned its construction for the newly established capital city in 970.

Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo

End your day tour By a visit to El Hussein Mosque in Cairo hallowed mosque believed to be the burial site of the head of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson.

Back to your Hotel 

At the end of the tour our guide will transfer you back to your hotel in Cairo

Cost 50 USD/Person

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Cairo Day Tour: Cave Church St. Simon 40 USD

Cairo Day Tour : Cave Church St. Simon 40 USD, Excursion Cairo Day Tour

Excursion Cairo day tour will pick you up from hotel as you request to start unusual half day  to visit The Famous Cave Church of St. Simon in Cairo . The Monastery of St. Simon the Tanner . t Worth a visit if you are interesting to see something different in Egypt.

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you will know about the miracle of movement the Moqquatm mountain AS bible say if you have alittle faith like master grain , you can tell the mountian  move ,it shall move

Then passing by the Garbage City in Cairo where it`s located in a very local neigborhood that calls Manshiyat naser, or “Garbage City in Cairo”

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The Garbage People, comprising mostly Coptic Christians, first immigrated to Cairo in the 1930s in search of big city dreams and land under their feet. Being very poor, and without a solid 401k plan, they got by whatever way they could: living in makeshift housing and recycling the city’s compostable waste products by feeding it to their pigs.

 

Note : You will be Passing Through Garbage Place Without getting Off from the Car as the Place is almost Full of Garbage with very bad Smell

price per person 40 USD

per single 55 USD

include : tour guide , private car , entry fees , bottled of water

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Cairo Day Tour : Nile Fleucca Ride 25 USD

Felucca on Nile

Cairo Day Tour : Nile Fleucca Ride (one Hour) 25 USD

At any time upon your request ( sun rise , sunset ,  during day time)

Excursion Cairo day tour representative will pick you up from hotel to ride felucca  The Most Traditional Egyptian Boat That know as Felucca and Enjoy a relaxing experience of a Felucca ride along the River Nile

for one hour on the Nile  rive and to have some nice photo , touch the water , relax with the hug of the  Nile river

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after the ride is finished our Representative will transfer you back to your Hotel include  private car , bottled water  , Pepsi or coco cola  , one hour ride , transfer back to hotel

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price per person 25 USD

price per single 32 USD

 

 

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Egypt Tours: 10 Days Ancient Egypt Tour Nile Cruise

10 Days Ancient Egypt Tour with Nile Cruise
10 Days Ancient Egypt Tour with Nile Cruise

Explore the ancient Egypt’s most important sites on a 10-days tour,  from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor,  with a Nile cruise and 5-star accommodations.

Day 1

Arrive at Cairo airport, meet and assist with our representative and transfer to your hotel with A/C van, check-in and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 – Saqqara – Giza

After breakfast meet your guide and your driver,  and start your tour in Giza in the west bank of the Nile river.

Visit Giza complex Pyramids and the sphinx,  then drive south to Saqqara,  to visit the step pyramids of king Zoser.

lunch in a restaurant overlooking the pyramids then drive back to your hotel and overnight.

Day 3 – Cairo

After breakfast meet your guide and your driver, and start your tour in Cairo, in the east bank of the Nile river.

Visit to the Egyptian Museum, where you can see the collection of king Tut.

Then visit the oldest part of Cairo where you can see the hanging church,

Drive to Khan El Khailily market, the oldest market in Cairo and walking through Al Muiz street,

Have lunch during the tour, then back to the hotel for overnight in Cairo.

Day 4 – Aswan 

After breakfast, check out transfer to Cairo airport, to catch your Flight to Aswan.

Arrival Aswan, meet your guide and your representative,  then start your day tour to visit:  Philae temple by motor boat on the Nile,  as that temple is located on an Island;  then visit to the High Dam.

Transfer to the hotel, check-in and overnight.

Day 5 – Aswan

After breakfast and checking-out

Abu Simbel ( optional visit, condition not missing the felucca ride)

Island Felucca trip, transfer to your cruise boat, embarkation before lunch.

Lunch on board of the cruise, sailing to “Komombo”.

Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 6 – Aswan

After breakfast, walking to “Komombo Temple”,  visit the temple of “Komombo”, back to the boat & start sailing to Edfu.

Lunch on board,  then visiting “Edfu” Temple or Hours Temple, by horse carriage, then cruise to Luxor.

Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 7 – Luxor

After breakfast, cross to the west bank in Luxor to visit the valley of the Kings, “Hatshepsut Temple” and “Colossi of Memnon”.

Day 8 – Luxor

After breakfast, disembark, we will cross to the eastern bank of Nile,  to see the temples of “Karnak” and “Luxor”, Luxor temple was built for the worship of god Amon Ra; Karnak Temples include several temples and begins with the spectacular avenue of Rams.

Transfer to Luxor Airport, to catch your flight to Cairo.

Arrival at Cairo Airport,  meet your representative, and transfer to your hotel, check-in and overnight in Cairo.

Day 9 – Cairo

Free time,  and overnight hotel accommodation,  or optional trip to Alexandria from Cairo.

 

Day 10 – Cairo

After breakfast, check-out for transfer to Cairo Airport for flight back home.

Cost:  950 USD / person

Include:

5 nights in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis – as per your choice 1 night in Aswan on  Bed and breakfast basis

3 nights in the Nile Cruise Ship, full board basis,  Flight Tickets (Cairo – Aswan / Luxor – Cairo)

Entrance fees “except entry inside the Pyramids, entry inside royal mummies room at the Egyptian mummies, entry inside King Tut’s tomb at the valley of kings” Local taxes and service charges Qualified Egyptologist guide Transport by air-conditioned coach Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner) Lunch during your Cairo Tours

Exclude:

Departure & Airport Taxes and fees.

Visa services & fees, Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, taxi, excess baggage etc.

Travel insurance Food and drinks,  Gratuities

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