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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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 Cairo layover Tours to Giza Pyramids and Islamic Cairo

 

Giza Pyramids and Islamic Cairo
Giza Pyramids and Islamic Cairo
  •  Pick-up Excursion Cairo’s professional Tour guide, will pick you up from Cairo Airport, holding a sign with your name, in order to start your full day tour.
    • Giza Pyramids

    Full day tour, to the Complex of Giza Pyramids, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world; that still remain awesome.

     

    • Sphinx

    At the foot of the Pyramids, lies the Sphinx, the face represents King Chephren face, and the body of lion, representing the strength.

     

    • The Valley Temple

    The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramids of Chephren and the wishing well.

    Islamic Cairo

    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
    • Optional Stop for Lunch

     

    • Salah El Din Citadel & Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque

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

    Followed by a visit to Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque, which was designed by the architect Yousif Boushnaq, a Ottoman architecture man, who came specially from Istanbuland, to  build this great mosque, for Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849);  who ruled Over 45 years. Having the same design, as the “Blue Mosque” of Sultan Ahmed, however, smaller.

    • Transfer back to Cairo Airport

     

    Include:

    Pick up and drop off – Cairo Airport, Tour guide, Entry fees, Private car

    Exclude:

    Tipping, Lunch, Private expenses

    Cost: 50 USD per person 

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Egypt Tours Luxor Full Day Trip From Cairo by Plane, Including Lunch

Luxor Day tour
Luxor Day tour From Cairo
  • Pick-up

Meet the driver at your hotel at 4am for the transfer to the airport, where you’ll catch a short, domestic flight to Luxor International Airport.

  • Arrival at Luxor

A tour guide will greet you upon arrival at Luxor Airport, then go over the day’s itinerary.

  • Luxor Visits & Lunch

On your way to the first stop of the day, the Necropolis of Thebes.

Cross the Nile River into the Valley of Kings, then visit a series of tombs and temples, including the Temple of Deir el-Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon.

Learn about ancient Egypt’s legendary female pharaoh at the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut,

Then pause for lunch at a nearby restaurant.

Head back to the east bank of the Nile River to see the Luxor Temple and the Temple of Karnak.

After a guided tour of Luxor Temple, hop a bus or carriage to Karnak, where you’ll enter the temple complex by walking a long line of fierce-looking sphinxes. You’ll see a series of temples dating to different reigns, from the 134 columns of the Hypostyle Hall to the Temple of Amon, the Granite Scarabeus of Amenophis III, and the Sacred Lake. Following your time at the Temple of Karnak.

  • Depart from Luxor APT

Travel to the Luxor International Airport to board a flight back to Cairo, where a driver will meet you for the return trip to your hotel.

Highlights

Visit Luxor on a day trip from Cairo

Round trip flights included Guided tours of the East and West Banks of the Nile

See the Valley of the Kings Explore the Luxor Temple and Temple of Karnak Lunch at a Luxor

Hotel pickup and drop-off in Cairo

Cost: 270 USD / person

         330 USD for Single  

Include

Bottled water

Lunch

Qualified Egyptologist guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Domestic flight ticket

Exclude:

Entrance fees

Drinks

Gratuities

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Egypt Tours Luxor Day Tour: Luxor East and West Banks with Domestic Flight, Private Guide and Lunch included.

Hatshpsut Temple
Day Tour Luxor From Cairo
Day Tour Luxor from Cairo

 

While in Cairo, seize the opportunity to visit Luxor, on a private day trip by plane, including return flight, hotel transfers and tours with an Egyptologist guide.

Fly to Luxor, located on the site of the ancient capital of Thebes

 

You will start your day,  when our representative will pick you up, from your hotel in Cairo or Giza,  in a private air conditioned vehicle, and arrival at Cairo airport, to take your flight to Luxor.

Upon arrival in Luxor,  you will be met and transferred by your private tour guide,  to start your visits, with Luxor west bank and your first stop with the Valley of the Kings, the necropolis of the Pharaonic New Kingdom, including the famous tomb of Tutankhamen. These tombs have the finest colored decorations.

Your next stop will be the amazing mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. This temple was constructed by the 18th dynasty Queen Hatshepsut (1473 – 1458 BC) as a unique structure rising from the desert in the shape of imposing terraces. This temple was used as a monastery in the Christian era. This is why it is famous for the name “El Deir Al Bahry”, or the Western Monastery.

Then your last stop in the west bank will be at the gigantic Colossi of Memnon. These two 18 meters high statues are the only remaining items of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. During the roman era, music was heard coming out of one of the statues that were attributed, by the Greeks.

After that you will move to the East Bank to have your lunch in a local restaurant and complete your tour by visiting Karnak temple which is the greatest sanctuary of worship in history that includes several temples and Luxor temple which was constructed for the worship of God Amun rather construction of this temple dates from Amenhotep ll and Ramses ll.

After exploring Luxor you will go to Luxor airport to take your flight back to Cairo. You will then be transferred by private car back to your hotel.

Cost: USD 250 / person

Include :

Flight tickets, entry fees, private tour guide, Transportation from/ to hotel

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