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Islamic Cairo Egypt

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Duration

5-6 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people

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Overview

Tour to Islamic Cairo, Egypt. In this tour, you are going to understand the ancient and modern culture, religion and traditions of Egyptians. Khan el Khalili and El Moezz street: Khan El Khalili is one of the most interesting bazaars, not only in Egypt but also in the whole Middle... More

Tour to Islamic Cairo, Egypt.

In this tour, you are going to understand the ancient and modern culture, religion and traditions of Egyptians.

Khan el Khalili and El Moezz street:

Khan El Khalili is one of the most interesting bazaars, not only in Egypt but also in the whole Middle East.

It is famous for its unusual, typically oriental souvenirs, and handmade crafts.

It dates back to the Fatimid period.

Also, it has a lot of mosques also it has complexes and hospitals from the same era.

in the Islamic Cairo, Egypt tour, you will see many buildings from 600 years ago and still exist.

As for now, it is a great tourist attraction at which you can get Egyptian souvenirs such as:

the jewellery boxes made out of mother of pearl, handmade carpets, papyrus, T-shirts, silver, gold, and essence.

In this area you will know more about Islam and Muslims you will see the best mosques, shops, and bazaars, also you will try the traditional food and drink the Egyptian tea in a local coffee shop.

Now we would give you a brief idea about Islamic Cairo, Egypt:

Cairo it was the 4th Islamic capital in Egypt after Al-Fustat, Al-Askar and Al-Qataie.

The Fatimid army leader Gawhar Al-Saqlabi built Cairo for the Muslims who were of Shia sect, it was built in 969 AD.

So, it was surrounded with great walls that were separating the Sunni Muslims and Egyptians fro Shia Muslims.

All gates destroyed except for three gates that still exist.

Cairo has a lot of places to visit and  activities to do, so if you are in Cairo don’t miss to do it like:

  • Old Cairo.
  • The Egyptian museum.
  • Islamic Cairo, Egypt (khan el Khalily bazars).
  • Food tour.
  • The Islamic museum.
  • The citadel of Saladin.
  • Garbage city and St. Simon Monastery.
  • Felucca in the Nile River.
  • Dinner Nile Cruise.
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • • Moezz Street.
  • • Al Hakem mosque.
  • • Al Futuh Gate.
  • • Qalawun complex.
  • • Bab Zwayla.
  • • AL Azhar mosque.
  • • Khan el khalili bazars.

Itinerary

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Your guide will pick up you from your accommodation.
The guide will start with you the tour at El-Moezz Street to see the huge gates that were surrounded Cairo, then you will go inside the street to see Al-Hakem mosque.
Then you will see the Qalawoun complex from the Mamluks time while crossing Copper, Silver and gold shops then we will set in one of the oldest Coffee shops there to see the best view from the top of the street, then you can visit an ancient Islamic house belong to Souhaimy which used to be the official accommodation for the students of Al Azhar School, takes up to 200 students.
Then we will continue to have a Visit to Bab Zwayla which is an ancient gate of Cairo. Outside the gate you can see the mosque of Al-Saleh Talai’e. You will get the chance to climb up the stairs and reach its top to see a fascinating view of the minarets of a wide range of Cairo.
You will have a walk into the cloth market near Ghouri Street with the chance to purchase clothes of pure cotton.
Then you will get inside AL Azhar mosque to get some pictures of the whole area and the mosque.
Then you will go to get your lunch and go back to your accommodation.

Included/Excluded

  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Modern air conditioned car from your accommodation in Cairo.
  • Pick up services from your hotel & return
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Water and Egyptian tea.
  • All Service charges and taxes
  • Any extras
  • Tipping

Tour Categories

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FAQs

Notes:
• In case of pick up from either Heliopolis (airport area) or 06th of October Areas, it will be with extra charge.
• Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound.
• Our Tours can be wheelchair please advise at time of booking if required.
• Vegetarian option is available, please inform us at time of booking if required.
What you have to bring and know:
• Kindly be informed that you have to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
• Bring hat, sun glasses, sun lotion with you if you booked this tour in summer season.

Payment methods:
We accept all methods of secure payment: Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, direct bank transfer.
Children Policy:
0 – 01.99 Free of Charge.
2- 11.99 pay 50% of tour price.
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

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