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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