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Day Trip to Islamic Cairo From Cairo

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Tour Details

Duration

1 Day

Tour Location

Old Cairo

Tour Availability

Everyday

Pickup & Drop Off

Your Hotel in Cairo

Tour Type

Private

Islamic Cairo Tour

Witness the beauty of the best tip top of Islamic Cairo attractions and join us through a fabulous day trip to Islamic Cairo. Your expert tour guide will take you to explore Salah El Din Citadel, Sultan Hassan and Ibn Tulun Mosques and many more of Old Cairo masterpieces by a deluxe air-conditioned car then transfer back to your hotel.

Tour Highlights

Cairo Attractions

  • Salah El Din Citadel
  • Mohamed Ali Mosque
  • Al Rifai Mosque
  • Sultans Hassan Mosque
  • Ibn Tulun Mosque
  • Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Tour Inclusions

  • The Service of pick up from your hotel and return.

  • Egyptologist tour guide during the tours.

  • A deluxe private air-conditioned vehicle throughout your trip.

  • Admission fees to all the sights listed in the itinerary.

  • Lunch meal.

  • Bottled water on the vehicle.

  • All charges and taxes.

Tour Exclusions

  • Tipping.

  • Any Optional Tours.

Tour Itinerary

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The Itinerary of Day Trip to Islamic Cairo

The Itinerary of Day Trip to Islamic Cairo

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo to join our professional tour guide in a private air-conditioned vehicle to visit the best historical of Islamic Cairo highlights including:

Salah El Din Citadel

Salah El-Din Citadel is one of the most prestigious military castles constructed in the Middle Ages whose location is strategic since it controls over the cities of Cairo and Al Fustat that's why the citadel provides defensive importance. The Citadel was erected during the 12th century to defend Cairo against the Crusaders and it was used as the seat of the government during the ruling periods of Ayyubids, Mamluk, and Ottomans.

Mohamed Ali Mosque

Mohamed Ali Mosque proudly stands as the highest point inside Cairo Citadel which was established by Mohammed Ali Pasha in 1830 AD and its erection continued till his death in 1848 AD. The exterior design was taken from the design of the Sultan Ahmad Mosque in Istanbul and the mosque acts as one of the most significant Islamic attractions in Cairo.

Lunch will be offered at a local restaurant then move to visit:

Sultan Hassan Madrassa and Mosque

Sultan Hassan Madrassa and Mosque acts as one of the rarest pieces of the early Mamluk architecture period which were founded between 1356 AD and 1363 AD. The mosque was built out of giant blocks of stone which became the symbol of the culmination of all the architectural projects during the reign of Mamluks.

Al Rifa'i Mosque

Another impressive Islamic monument in Cairo is the Al Refaie Mosque which was founded by Khoshiar Hanim, the mother of Khedive Ismail. The process of construction had begun in 1869 AD and completed by 1911 AD. However, the works of its erection stopped for around 25 years from 1880 to 1905 AD. The mosque served as the burial tombs of Mohamed Ali's family members.

Ibn Tulun Mosque

Ibn Tulun Mosque is the oldest and largest mosque in Cairo which was established between 876 and 879 AD by Ahmed Ibn Tulun who was commissioned by the Abbasid Caliph to be the governor of Al Fustat. The interior design of the mosque was derived from the Abbasid architectural style and the mosque stands wonderfully decorated arches with a very large courtyard.

Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Khan El Khalili Bazaar is an ancient renowned souk located in the center of Cairo which was founded as a large center of trade during the reign of Mamluk. The bazaar dates back to the 14th century which became full of cafes and restaurants including El Fishawy, the oldest café in the city.

Finally, we will drive you to your hotel to end your day trip.

Egypt Tours Portal: Safety Measures during COVID-19

  • Social distancing enforced throughout our tours.

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.

  • Regular temperature checks for staff

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.

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What to Pack For This Tour

  • Hat.
  • Camera.
  • Umbrella.
  • Medication.
  • Comfortable Shoes.
  • Cotton clothes in summer.

Note: Check our blog about what to pack for Egypt.

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