Are you keen to know more about Egypt's Islamic history? Then don't miss our fabulous Islamic Cairo in-depth tour, which is one of our best Cairo excursions to see the smallest details of Islamic Cairo, you will explore the citadel, Sultan Hassan complex, Al-Rifai Mosque, Ibn Tulun Mosque, Bab Zuweila, El Moez Street and Khan el Khalili Bazaar in just one day tour in Cairo !!
Price : 35.00 $
Get in-depth details about the era when Islamic Cairo flourished and had been the center of development for the whole world!
Islamic Cairo is an unusual area located in Old Cairo. During your Islamic Cairo in-depth tour, you will be accompanied by our local guide to visit the most beautiful mosques and ancient Islamic sites in Cairo. Enjoy the local bazaars, old medieval gates, domes, minarets, old stone-paved alleys, and neighborhood small cafes. Don't miss the chance and try this exciting Tour to Islamic Cairo Mosques to learn more about the Islamic history of Egypt!
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Start our Islamic Cairo tour, one of our daily Cairo Excursions and Egypt Day Tours to discover more about Islamic history. Cairo Top Tours expert tour guide will meet you at your hotel to be transferred to visit the Citadel of Salah El-Din and Mohammed Ali Mosque. Placed on top of a high plateau to be able to watch all the entrances of Cairo, the Citadel provides magnificent panoramic views of the city. It was Built in 1176 A.D. by the Arab Sultan Salah El-Din to fortify Cairo during the wars with the Crusaders under the leadership of King Richard the lion-hearted. In addition to the main function of the Citadel as a military garrison, it had been also the center of the Egyptian administration since it was founded until the 1950s. Mohammed Ali Mosque is built during the first half of the 19th century to be one of the most toured landmarks in Cairo, with its twin pencil-shaped minarets rising high atop the Citadel.
After that, we will continue our Cairo sightseeing tours and Tour to Islamic Cairo Mosques as we will be heading to the famous Sultan Hassan Mosque known as the pyramid of Islamic architecture and dates back to the 13th century. it's considered to be one of the masterpieces of Islamic art and architecture. The complex also included 4 Madrasas or schools to teach the 4 rites of the Sunnis sect. in Islam, with places for accommodation for the students who came from outside Cairo.
We will see the Rifai Mosque and visit the tomb of King Farouk the last king of Egypt and Mohammed Bahalawi the last Shah of Iran, then visit Ibn Tulun Mosque, which is considered the oldest standing mosque in Cairo, and you will have enough time to climb its minarets to get another amazing panorama of Cairo
Take a break and enjoy your delicious lunch in a good restaurant, then you will visit the old gates of Cairo above one thousand years old. Start your sightseeing at Bab Zuweila and El Moez street, the largest outdoor museum of Islamic art all over the world.
End your tour at the famous local bazaar, Khan el-Khalili consists of a labyrinth of narrow alleys and corridors. Khan el-Khalili is one of the world’s largest bazaars, and offers a truly authentic local shopping experience, after the walk you can relax and enjoy your tea or coffee in one of the old cafes like Fishawy.
At the end of your trips in Cairo, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Giza or Cairo.
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