Cairo Half-Day Tour to Saladin Citadel

Price Starting From : $40

Cairo Half-Day Tour to Saladin Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque Day Trip

Egypt is home to several well-known and significant historical locations. Among these is the citadel of Saladin, the most well-known king in international history as well as Egyptian and Arab history. 

Experience Cairo Private Tours and visit Saladin Citadel with the Mosque of Mohamed Ali inside, Salah al-Din erected the Citadel on a hilltop in front of Mokattam Mountain and was completed by his brother al-Malik al-Adil, to secure Cairo against possible invasions, and it was the home for the Egyptian administration during the Ayyubids and the Ottomans period in Egypt History. the Citadel is a medieval Islamic-era fortification built during the 12th Century and sophisticated by subsequent Egyptian rulers to become the most recognizable fortification in the Middle East. Cairo Day Tours will fulfill all your cultural needs with this tour to the most famous Citadel of Saladin in your Tours in Egypt.

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  • Transport services from /to your hotel in Cairo or Giza.
  • Tickets to the mentioned sites in Cairo.
  • Transportation during all our tours by a private air-conditioned car.
  • Good quality lunch in a local restaurant during your Cairo Half Day Tours.
  • Accredited Egyptologist guide during our Cairo City Tour to Saladin Citadel.
  • A bottle of mineral water during Egypt day tours is included.
  • Shopping tours in Cairo if we have enough time.
  • All taxes and service charges are included in our Egypt Tours price.
  • Any extras not mentioned in our Cairo Day Trips itinerary.
  • Tipping is not included during our Cairo Trips

You will be transferred from your hotel in Cairo by Cairo Top Tours tour leader to meet your accredited tour guide to enjoy visiting the Citadel of Saladin, which was considered one of the strongest military forts constructed in the Middle Ages, its strategic location of the first degree, provided by this site of defensive importance because it controls the cities of Cairo and Fustat, as it constitutes a high natural barrier between the two cities. 

There is more than a building inside the Citadel but the most recognized among them is the Alabaster mosque of Mohamed Ali which was built in the same style as the Ottoman mosques built in Istanbul, and its layout is square in shape, with a side length of 41 meters. It is covered in the center by a large dome with a diameter of 21 meters and a height of 52 meters. The Citadel continued major development during the following 700 years since it was built by the famous Sultan Saladin, especially during the Mamluk Sultanate. it has been proclaimed by UNESCO as part of the world heritage site in 1976 and opened to the public officially in 1983.
You will be transferred to your hotel after you have finished your Cairo Half-Day Tours to Saladin Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque.



1 Person

$109.99 Per Person

2 - 3 Persons

$55 Per Person

4 - 6 Persons

$45 Per Person

7 - 10 Persons

$40 Per Person

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Salah al-Din Castle is one of the most important landmarks of Islamic Cairo and one of the most luxurious military castles built in the Middle Ages, Its strategic location on top of Mount Mokattam provided a wonderful view of all the historical landmarks of Cairo, and the impregnable walls around the Islamic capitals of Egypt with the Castle provided more protection against siege.

There are many sites to visit in Egypt, and Saladin Citadel is one of these sites. We will take you on a nice trip to explore this magnific site and to make some memories.

During the tour, you will visit the Saladin Citadel, a medieval Islamic fortification that houses several important historical structures. You will have the opportunity to explore landmarks such as the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, the Mosque of Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad, the Al-Gawhara Palace, and the Military Museum.

Indeed, there is a charge to enter the Saladin Citadel. Depending on your country of residence and whether you choose to visit other Citadel attractions like the Muhammad Ali Mosque, the cost may change. It is advisable to find out the most recent ticket pricing prior to your visit.

When visiting Cairo, your first stop should be the Great Pyramids of Giza, especially if you plan to stay for a few days. By booking a hotel near the pyramids, you can quickly and easily see a number of tourist attractions without facing traffic jams in the city centre. To ensure you have a pleasant stay, hotels near pyramids also provide more luxurious amenities such as outdoor swimming pools, gorgeous gardens for relaxation and much more. In addition, staying at resorts near the pyramids is cheaper than hotels in the city centre.


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