Layover Tour to Cairo Citadel and Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Price Starting From : $55

Layover Tour to Cairo Citadel and Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Discover the captivating story of how Egypt embraced Islam through our Islamic Cairo highlights tour. Uncover the history of Islamic Cairo as we lead you to the renowned Citadel of Saladin. This remarkable fortress, crafted by the visionary leader Salah Al-Din Al Ayyubi in the 12th century, served as Cairo's stronghold and the heart of a flourishing nation's administration.

Astonish yourself at the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali Basha, a majestic structure brought by the Ottoman Empire to safeguard Egypt against the French expedition. Mohamed Ali Basha's rule followed, leaving a legacy that stands strong to this day.

No journey is completed without a visit to the beating heart of the district – the Khan El-Khalili Market within the Al-Hussein neighborhood. Stroll through its historic lanes on a captivating Cairo walking tour, encountering the exquisite monuments dating back to the 8th century. 

And for those seeking more adventures, we offer an array of Cairo day tours from the airport. Explore the splendors of Egypt with us and let your Egypt trips unfold in amazing ways!

  • Transport services from/ to Cairo international airport.
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites in Cairo.
  • Transportation during all our tours by a private air-conditioned car during your Cairo Layover tour.
  • English-speaking Egyptologist guide during your layover tour to Cairo Citadel and Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
  • A bottle of mineral water during Egypt day tours is included.
  • Stops for snacks upon request.
  • Try local tea mint or coffee in one of the most famous cafes in Cairo, such as El-Fishawy or Layali El-Hussein.
  • Shopping tours in Cairo if we have enough time.
  • All taxes and service charges are included in our Egypt Tours price.


Cairo Top Tours accredited tour guide will meet you inside Cairo International Airport upon arrival, he will guide you through your layover Tour to Cairo Citadel and Khan El Khalili Bazaar by a private vehicle for your Cairo private tours visiting the Islamic district in Cairo. Start your Islamic Cairo trips by visiting the most famous Citadel of Saladin, the great fortification for Cairo during Medieval times that was built by the Muslim leader Salah Al-Din Al Ayyubi during the 12th century further developed by succeeding Egyptian rulers.

The citadel is immense with gigantic towers and composed of various buildings inside like the Mosque of Al Nasir Mohamed and the Military Museum, but among the most impressive of them all is the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali Basha, this Albanian origin founder of Modern Egypt who was brought by a Royal Decree from the head of the Ottoman Empire in Turkey to stand against the French Napoleonic Expedition in Egypt, he then remained after he realized the significance of Egypt's location, atmosphere, and manpower that this country could rule the whole world again as before during the new kingdom of the ancient Egypt history when Egypt reached Mesopotamia and Lybia.

Continue your Cairo excursions to the famous Islamic spot known as Khan El-Khalili to enjoy the best shopping tours in Cairo and experience the true life of the locals and the sellers in one of the oldest markets in the Middle East. Your licensed Egyptologist will give you a brief introduction to the Islamic history of Egypt while seeing the beautiful Islamic-style monuments and mosques of which some of which date as early as the 7th century A.D.

After finishing your Cairo day trips, your Egyptologist and private driver will transfer you back to the airport to take your flight after you experienced some of the main highlights and tours in Cairo.


1 Person

$120 Per Person

2 - 3 Persons

$85 Per Person

4 - 6 Persons

$75 Per Person

7 - 10 Persons

$55 Per Person

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