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Islamic Sites Walking Tour of Cairo

Highlights
  • Walking tour of Cairo’s most important Islamic sites
  • Learn about Cairo's ancient Islamic history, traditions and culture
  • Enjoy sweeping city views from the Citadel of Saladin, built to protect Cairo from the Crusaders
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Islamic Sites Walking Tour of Cairo
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Islamic Sites Walking Tour of Cairo
US$45.00
Overview

Explore Cairo’s most iconic Islamic sites on a 4-hour walking tour through the city, then visit Khan el-Khalili market. Walk alongside your local guide as you climb Mokattam Hill to the Citadel of Saladin, and take in sweeping views from the fortifications. Enter the Mamluk-era Sultan Hassan Mosque to see soaring chambers and elegant courtyards; discover intricate artwork and learn of the four historic madrassas inside the house of worship. Leave the serenity of the mosque for a bustling market, and practice your bargaining skills as you shop for souvenirs. 

What to Expect
Your 4-hour tour starts in the El Dokki district, across from downtown Cairo. Follow your guide up Mokattam hill to the Citadel of Saladin (or Al-Qalaa), an Islamic fortification overlooking the whole city.

This famous citadel was constructed by Salah El Din in 1183 AD to protect against the attacks of the Crusaders, and served as a royal residence for Egypt’s rulers for more than 700 years. Learn about the citadel’s mosques, palaces and museums and enjoy sweeping views over Cairo. Next, visit the 14th-century Sultan Hassan Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world and undoubtedly one of Cairo’s most iconic landmarks. Be wowed by the mosque’s colossal scale as you explore the interior and learn about its remarkable Mamluk construction.

Shifting gears, it’s time to hit the streets of Cairo for an authentic local experience: shopping at a bazaar. Following your guide, venture through the labyrinth of narrow streets and passageways of Khan el-Khalili, one of the world’s largest souks. Stop at local vendors to practice your bargaining skills and purchase handcrafted souvenirs, or simply relax and watch the hustle-bustle go by.

Your guide will then escort you back to the starting point, where your tour ends.
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Reviewed 18 June 2018
Wonderful Religous Sites

Beautiful and educational tour with Shrouk, who was a FANTASTIC! guide. The sites have such incredible history, and there aren’t many places in the world you can see so many different religious buildings so close together. Shrouk was very knowledgeable and really good at pacing...More

Thank saramag2018
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile
Cairo Islamic tour

Excelent tour with Ahmed visited all the sites and gave a very informative and excelent history presentation..thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recomend!!!

Thank nikkiymcd
Reviewed 25 April 2018
Islamic Sites Walking Tour of Cairo - Dalia Mansour

Dalia Mansour was an amazing guide. She provided us with just the right information and did not bombard us with un-necessary information. Her English was excellent and She was able to easily explain what the sites and monuments we were looking at. She made us...More

Thank NataF-au
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile
Highly recommended

over all it was a suburb experience with my guide Hend she is really knowledgeable, authentic and she organised the tour in very good way. thank you urban adventures and Hend for this unforgettable day

Thank stephanie T
Reviewed 13 December 2017
Islamic Cairo in Depth walking tour. What a fantastic experience.

I did this experience at the end of my Intrepid Jordan & Egypt trip. I have been to Egypt 3 times and I have never been given an opportunity to see Islamic Cairo and how all 3 major religions can and did live cohesively together....More

1  Thank stevensciberras
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