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Whether it’s the oldest mosque in Cairo or not (there is some debate about this), the Ibn Tulun Mosque is certainly the largest, and most definitely worthy of a visit while in Cairo. This huge, sprawling complex was built by Ahmad Ibn Tulun to accommodate all of his troops during Friday prayers. There’s an inscription slab on-site that identifies the date of the mosque’s completion as 879 AD.

The mosque covers an area of more than six acres and features small outer courtyards, their galleries decorated with intricately carved stucco. These courtyards served to ensure privacy, separating the sacred space of the interior from the outside world. The mosque’s minaret is the only one of its kind in Egypt and is a famous Cairo landmark. It features an external staircase on its second story, which spirals up to its pinnacle.

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Islamic Cairo Private History Tour

Islamic Cairo Private History Tour

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Discover the mosques and madrasas of one of the world’s oldest Islamic cities on a customizable, private tour of the city with a local guide. Explore historic Cairo, a UNESCO site that was founded in the 10th century, and see how the city’s tradition, art and architecture braid together in the narrow streets. Learn about life in the city while taking in the rich scents, sights and sounds of the Egyptian capital.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Cultural Experience to Discover Coptic and Islamic Cairo With Qualified Guide

Cultural Experience to Discover Coptic and Islamic Cairo With Qualified Guide

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Explore the holy sites of two ancient religions with a full-day tour of Cairo’s Coptic and Islamic landmarks. See the hanging church in the heart of old Cairo, and enter the crypt at Abu Serga, built on the legendary spot that sheltered the holy family. Visit a thousand-year old Greek Orthodox church before enjoying an Egyptian lunch, then spend the afternoon discovering Cairo’s Islamic traditions. Walk the palisades of Egypt’s oldest mosque, and pass the walls of the medieval Cairo Citadel to enter the exquisite alabaster mosque.
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  • 8 hours
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$45.72
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$45.72
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Private Half-Day Tour to City of the Dead and Mosque of Ibn Tulun in Cairo

Private Half-Day Tour to City of the Dead and Mosque of Ibn Tulun in Cairo

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A unique blend of cemetery and residential neighborhood, Cairo’s City of the Dead is a fascinating place to explore. Visit its shops, tombs, houses, and mausoleums on a 4-hour, private tour for your group of up to 15 people. This guided experience includes round-trip hotel transport, and a trip to the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, one of the oldest mosques in the city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.29
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$14.29

Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Cairo

Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Cairo

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Explore the remarkable architecture and history of Islamic Cairo with a private-full day tour of the city’s most important sites in a comfortable van. See the oldest intact mosque in Egypt, and stroll past the 11th-century buildings that line Al Muezz Street. Stand at the foot of an original gate to old Cairo, then walk the medieval walls at Saladin’s 12th-century citadel. See the elegant domes of the alabaster mosque before continuing to the mosque of Sultan Hassan and Rifai, where the evolution of Islamic architecture comes to vivid life.
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  • 8 hours
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$22.88
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Half Day Tour To City Of The Dead & Mosque Of Ibn Tulun In Cairo

Half Day Tour To City Of The Dead & Mosque Of Ibn Tulun In Cairo

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Experience a unique part of Cairo with a guided tour of the City of the Dead, an ancient cemetery that’s alive with life. Explore its crowded aisles of beautiful Islamic architecture with a local guide, and learn why so many Cairenes (around 500,000) are living alongside gravestones and mausoleums. This tour includes round-trip transport, as well as bottled water and snacks for your convenience.
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  • 4 hours
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Private Guided Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo

Private Guided Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo

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This private tour, exclusively for your party, ensures a more personalized experience of Alexandria than typical of most group tours. Explore the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Pompey’s Pillar, the Serapeum, the Citadel of Qaitbay, the Roman amphitheater, and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Enjoy hassle-free hotel transfers, free Wi-Fi, and an included lunch.
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  • 12 hours
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Full-Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara

Full-Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara

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Discover some of Egypt’s greatest antiquities on a private Giza, Saqqara, and Memphis day trip from Cairo. With an Egyptologist guide, visit Giza to view the pyramids, Great Sphinx, and Valley Temple. Then, devote the afternoon to Saqqara and Memphis. Behold Saqqara’s age-old Step Pyramid of Zoser and scour the ruins of ancient Memphis, including its fallen statue of Ramses II. As this is a private tour, feel free to ask your guide to tailor the itinerary around you. Lunch, snacks, and hotel pickup and drop-off are all included.
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  • 8 hours
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$70.00
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$70.00
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Cairo Airport Private Arrival Transfer

Cairo Airport Private Arrival Transfer

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Enjoy a hassle-free arrival in Cairo with this private transfer service. Meet your driver at the Cairo airport, and relax on the journey to your hotel or private residence in the city or Giza plateau area. These private vehicles can accommodate up to eight passengers.
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  • 1 hour
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$57.49
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$57.49
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Evening Dinner Nile Cruise in Cairo with Private Transport

Evening Dinner Nile Cruise in Cairo with Private Transport

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Watch the Cairo skyline light up after dark on a 2-hour dinner cruise of the Nile with two remarkable dance performances. Enjoy the convenience of a private hotel transfer as you travel to the port, then enjoy a sumptuous Egyptian meal on deck. Watch belly dancers and Tannoura performers bring their traditions to life with a mesmerizing blend of twirling skirts and sensuous movements. Listen to live music from an Egyptian band and take in stunning views of the city at night while palm trees and glittering skyscrapers drift past.
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  • 4 hours
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$58.00
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$58.00
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8-Hour Private Tour of the Pyramids, Egyptian Museum and Bazaar from Cairo

8-Hour Private Tour of the Pyramids, Egyptian Museum and Bazaar from Cairo

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Experience Cairo’s very best on a private, full-day tour that takes in ancient sites, artifacts, and a bustling bazaar. Ride a camel through the sand beside the soaring pyramids at Giza and go toe-to-toe with the enigmatic Sphinx. Pause for lunch before visiting the Egyptian Museum and explore the stunning collection of artifacts, mummies and royal treasures with your guide. Then continue to the Khan el Khalili bazaar to browse vibrant displays of fabrics, handicrafts, and antiques.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$54.00
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$54.00
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Full-Day Fayoum Oasis and Waterfalls of Wadi El-Rayan Tour from Cairo

Full-Day Fayoum Oasis and Waterfalls of Wadi El-Rayan Tour from Cairo

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Get beyond the Cairo sights on a full-day, private tour to Al-Fayoum that explores nature, history, and wildlife in an ancient oasis. Visit the salty, scenic Lake Qarun, then explore the collection of Roman-era mummy portraits and statues in the Fayoum museum. Discover a series of waterfalls in the heart of the desert at Wadi El-Rayan, set sail on a traditional Egyptian felucca, and dine at a local restaurant before returning to the city.
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  • 8 hours
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Top Rated Private Customizable Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo

Top Rated Private Customizable Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo

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An excellent value for the money, this full day trip to Alexandra—Egypt’s second-largest city—is led by an Egyptologist guide. Relax in an air-conditioned vehicle with on-board WiFi during the approximately three-hour drive to Alexandria. Then choose four activities from the provided list for a customized tour of the city. Lunch, entrance fees, and snacks, and bottled water are included.
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  • 12 hours
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$135.00
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$135.00
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Private Transfer - Cairo Airport Arrivals Hall to Hotel

Private Transfer - Cairo Airport Arrivals Hall to Hotel

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Getting from Cairo Airport to your hotel in Giza or Cairo can be a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be. There is a convenient option that takes the fuss out of renting a car or booking a taxi after a long journey. Book online, find your driver in the arrivals hall, then relax on the way to your hotel in a modern vehicle.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
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$19.00
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$19.00
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All inclusive -Tour Giza pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum,Camel Ride, Bazaar

All inclusive -Tour Giza pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum,Camel Ride, Bazaar

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Make the most of even limited time in Egypt on an activity-packed full-day tour of Cairo, the ideal choice for first-time visitors on a time budget. You’ll benefit from the insider knowledge of an Egyptologist guide as you travel between top Cairo attractions such as the Giza Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum in air-conditioned comfort. Plus, an included camel ride and lunch make for a seamless experience.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

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Visit Cairo’s religious landmarks on a private tour to the city’s most important Coptic, Islamic, and Jewish places. Learn how the Christian Holy Family took shelter on the site of Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, explore the Church of Saint Barbara, and see the gilded icons that adorn the Hanging Church. Enter a synagogue built where baby Moses was found and eat lunch at a local restaurant; see Cairo’s most important mosques then take in sweeping views of the city from Saladin’s 15th-century citadel. 
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  • 8 hours
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Medieval Cairo tour Ibn Tulun Mosque, Gayer-Anderson Khan El Khalili

Medieval Cairo tour Ibn Tulun Mosque, Gayer-Anderson Khan El Khalili

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Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Cairo on a private half-day tour of the Ibn Tulun Mosque and the Khan El Khalili Bazaar with a knowledgeable guide. Travel through the city in a luxurious, air-conditioned vehicle to Ahmed Ibn Tulun Mosque, an ancient 9th-century structure famed for its opulent decoration. Browse the fascinating collections of glass and silverware inside the Gayer-Anderson Museum and then feast your senses on the exotic produce sold at the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, considered one of the Middle East's greatest markets. Receive undivided attention from your knowledgeable guide on this private tour. 
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  • 4 hours
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$60.00
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Private Customizable Day Tour in Cairo and Giza

Private Customizable Day Tour in Cairo and Giza

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Customize a private tour to3 places of your choice : Saqqara, Giza or Cairo or the many fascinating pyramids, the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Djoser and the Red Pyramid, Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Cairo Tower, the Citadel, the Mosque of Muhammad Ali , old coptic church , cave church
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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$66.00
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$66.00
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Private Tour: Islamic Cairo including Amr Ibn-AlAs-Ibn Tulun, Sultan Hassa and El Refaa Mosques

Private Tour: Islamic Cairo including Amr Ibn-AlAs-Ibn Tulun, Sultan Hassa and El Refaa Mosques

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Check out some of Cairo’s most beautiful mosques, illustrating a range of Islamic architectural styles and fascinating history, during this 5-hour private tour. During your trip you’ll explore these buildings’ connection to city history and spiritual life at three locations. Visit the Mosque of Amr Ibn al-As, built in 642 AD around the time of Cairo’s founding. You’ll also see the Ibn-Tulun mosque, commissioned in the 870s AD, and explore the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, located near Cairo’s Citadel. Your visit also covers a private guide and vehicle, lunch, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$51.43
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$51.43

Cairo City Tour

Cairo City Tour

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Enjoy the legendary treasures of the Egyptian Museum. Take a look at some of the most exquisite and ancient artifacts and statues in history.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$35.00
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$35.00

Islamic Cairo Major Sights Tour

Islamic Cairo Major Sights Tour

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Travel back in time to the glory days of Islamic Cairo, and see some of the medieval and Ottoman city's greatest religious monuments, on this 4-hour private guided tour. Admire ancient mosques and madrasa, medieval Citadel's walls and gates, and a lot more. .Greet your private guide at the main gate of your hotel or accommodation at a time of your choosing: any time between 9am and 11am. Islamic Cairo Major Mosques list: Mosque of Muhammed Ali Al-Nasir Muhammad mosque Mosque of Ibn Tulun Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan Al-Rifa'i Mosque Mosque of Amr Ibn As For further additional in-depth visits please see our best seller product the "Islamic Cairo History Tour" which has the rest of the following great mosques among its itinerary: Aqsunqur (the Blue) mosque Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah Mosque Al Azhar mosque
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$45.00
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$45.00

Private Guided Tour around Islamic Cairo Mosques Gates and Bazaar including Lunch

Private Guided Tour around Islamic Cairo Mosques Gates and Bazaar including Lunch

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Lovers of Islamic architecture won’t want to miss this comprehensive private tour of Islamic Cairo, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Tour the Citadel of Saladin, the Alabaster Mosque, the Sultan Hassan Mosque, and the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, then enjoy a typical Egyptian “koshary” lunch. After lunch, explore the city walls and gates, the Al-Hakim Mosque, Al-Muizz Street, and Khan al-Khalili bazaar as your guide explains the city’s rich heritage.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.40
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$93.40
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Private Day Tour: Giza Pyramids and Sphinx, Egyptian Museum and Tulun Mosque from Hurghada

Private Day Tour: Giza Pyramids and Sphinx, Egyptian Museum and Tulun Mosque from Hurghada

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The Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, and Old Cairo are three destinations rarely left off a classic Egypt itinerary, but traveling to Cairo from Hurghada means expensive flights or inconvenient public transport. See all three places in a single day with a very full, private trip from Hurghada to Cairo for up to 15 people that includes door-to-door transport in a private vehicle, an Egyptologist guide, lunch, and entrance fees.
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  • 12 to 18 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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$250.00
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Private Islamic Cairo and Tannoura Sufi Dance Show In Wekalet el Ghouri

Private Islamic Cairo and Tannoura Sufi Dance Show In Wekalet el Ghouri

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Dive into old, Islamic Cairo on a private full-day tour, including lunch, dinner and a ‘tannoura’ whirling dervish show. Exploring by air-conditioned minivan and foot with an expert guide, discover this medieval city-within-a-city, Cairo’s oldest quarter, as you hear about its rich history. Visit the Ottoman-style Muhammad Ali Mosque at Saladin’s Citadel, and see the Sultan Hassan, Ibn Tulun and other mosques. After lunch, stroll through markets to three of Cairo’s medieval gates, and enjoy an Egyptian dinner and hypnotic evening courtyard ‘tannoura’ show at the Wekalet el Ghouri center.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.71
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$69.71

Cairo Layover Trips to Giza Pyramids Islamic Cairo & Khan Khalili Bazaar

Cairo Layover Trips to Giza Pyramids Islamic Cairo & Khan Khalili Bazaar

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  As Per selected time Pickup from Cairo international airport by our Expert Tour guide who will greet you with a sign shows our guest name on it then transfer in Private A/C Vehicle to Start your Cairo layover Tours Visit Giza Pyramids and Sphinx where you can see 9 pyramids at that sight, the most important one is the great pyramid of the king Cheops which considered as the highest pyramid have ever built in Egypt and one of the seven wonders of ancient Egypt, also you can see 9 pyramids at that area, Sphinx which represents king Kefren that his head as head of a human being and a body of lion’s animal, the valley kings which specialized for the high priest to make The mummification process of the king.  Then Continue your Cairo Layover Tours to Visit Islamic Cairo tour which including El Sultan Hassan Mosque is a massive Mamluk era mosque and madrassa located near the Citadel in Cairo. Its construction began 757 AH/1356 CE with work ending three years later "without even a single day of idleness". At the time of construction the mosque was considered remarkable for its fantastic size and innovative architectural components. Commissioned by an-Nasir Hasan, a sultan of a short and relatively unimpressive profile, al-Maqrizi noted that within the mosque were several "wonders of construction".The mosque was, for example, designed to include schools for all four of the Sunni schools of thought: Shafi'i, Maliki, Hanafi and Hanbali. Then Continue your Cairo Layover Tours to Visit El Rafaai Mosque  named in English the Royal Mosque, is located in Cairo, Egypt, in Midan al-Qal'a, adjacent to the Cairo Citadel. The building is located opposite the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, which dates from around 1361, and was architecturally conceived as a complement to the older structure. 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. The mosque was constructed next to two large public squares and off of several European style boulevards constructed around the same time.  Then Continue your Cairo Layover Tours to Visit Ibn Tulun mosque is located in Cairo, Egypt. It is arguably the oldest mosque in the city surviving in its original form, and is the largest mosque in Cairo in terms of land area.The mosque was commissioned by Ahmad ibn Ţūlūn, the Turkic Abbassid governor of Egypt from 868–884 whose rule was characterized by de facto independence. The historian al-Maqrizi lists the mosque's construction start date as 876 AD, and the mosque's original inscription slab identifies the date of completion as 265 AH, or 879 AD.The mosque was constructed on a small hill called Gebel Yashkur, "The Hill of Thanksgiving." One local legend says that it is here that Noah's Ark came to rest after the Deluge, instead of at Mount Ararat. Then Continue your Cairo Layover Tours to Visit Alazhar Mosque 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. Its name is usually thought to allude to the Islamic prophet Muhammad's daughter Fatimah, a revered figure in Islam who was given the title az-Zahrā′ ("the shining or resplendent one"). It was the first mosque established in Cairo, a city that has since gained the nickname "the City of a Thousand Minarets. Then you will end your tour with Khan El khalili Bazar which was a market place for the foreigners coming from many different places to sell their own products on it during Islamic empires time here in Egypt, but right now it become a touristic place which has a lot of shops selling the Egyptian souvenirs and also has a lot of coffee shops where you can take a rest on it after that lovely tour which serving Shisha. Also this area has the most unique mosques as El Azhar mosque and El Hussen mosque. Then you will be transferred Back to Cairo international airport for final departure
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  • 8 hours
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$70.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ibn Tulun Mosque can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ibn Tulun Mosque costs USD 14.29. Guided Ibn Tulun Mosque tours start around USD 14.29 per person.
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