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Private Half-Day Tour to the City of the Dead and the Alabaster Mosque provided by Pyramids Land Private Tours

Private Half-Day Tour to the City of the Dead and the Alabaster Mosque

Private Half-Day Tour to the City of the Dead and the Alabaster Mosque
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About
First visit the City of the Dead (Qarafa) that has been used as a burial ground for Cairo since its foundation in the 10th century. The proceed to the the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali inside the citadel of Saladin. This beautiful mosque with its high minarets (269 ft/ 82m high) represents the Ottoman style of architecture and it dominates Cairo skyline.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, German, English, Italian, Spanish
What to expect
  • Begin with pickup at your hotel in Cairo or Giza, then travel to the City of the Dead, or Qarafa, in an air-conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi onboard. Used as a burial ground since the 10th century, the City of the Dead is both a cemetery and a fascinating living community, where families live, work, and play amongst the graves. Visit the graveyard with a local guide to learn about life in Qarafa, and see the highlights of this unique destination. Continue to the Citadel of Cairo, a medieval Islamic fortification with panoramic views of the city. See the city’s most iconic mosque—the Alabaster Mosque built by Mohamed Ali Pasha—whose domes and slender minarets are classic examples of Ottoman-style architecture. Tour a courtyard that’s entirely lined in alabaster, see the ornate interior of the domes, and take in the brass clock tower that King Louis Philippe offered to Muhammad Ali in 1845. After visiting the Alabaster Mosque, make the return trip to your hotel, where this tour concludes.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, German, English, Italian, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Begin with pickup at your hotel in Cairo or Giza, then travel to the City of the Dead, or Qarafa, in an air-conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi onboard. Used as a burial ground since the 10th century, the City of the Dead is both a cemetery and a fascinating living community, where families live, work, and play amongst the graves. Visit the graveyard with a local guide to learn about life in Qarafa, and see the highlights of this unique destination. Continue to the Citadel of Cairo, a medieval Islamic fortification with panoramic views of the city. See the city’s most iconic mosque—the Alabaster Mosque built by Mohamed Ali Pasha—whose domes and slender minarets are classic examples of Ottoman-style architecture. Tour a courtyard that’s entirely lined in alabaster, see the ornate interior of the domes, and take in the brass clock tower that King Louis Philippe offered to Muhammad Ali in 1845. After visiting the Alabaster Mosque, make the return trip to your hotel, where this tour concludes.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8243P53
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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By: Pyramids Land Private Tours
sasawa363
sasawa363
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Egypt sightseeing in one day
Good tour, we started at 9 am and we’re dropped off at the hotel at 5 pm. Recommend to see Pyramids first , they ar
usmanaD8424DP
usmanaD8424DP
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Pyramids, Museum, Bazar Cairo
Taha was an excellent guide. He showed us all the wonderful places to see in Cairo at an easy and relaxed pace and
gustavodeike
gustavodeike
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Awesome islamic cairo tour
We saw the mosque of Mohammed Ali in the middle of the citadel, the museum of Gayer Anderson to see the Islamic sty
chrishoiboi
chrishoiboi
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Best time in Cairo!
Sherif was amazing as a tour guide. We have traveled to many places and have done several tours and his was one of
rehcubanna
rehcubanna
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Highly recommended!!
The tour was exceptional! Ibrahim, the tour guide, and Mustafa, the driver, were the perfect team. We were just two
darkoirie
darkoirie
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Fantastic& convinient
Fantastic experience! This is a must if you visit Cairo. We got the best tour guide in Michael who was very knowled
Ramona21Huber
Ramona21Huber
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Once of a kind
We had a privat tour with our guide Amina and our driver Hazem. Hazem was a really good driver and really funny. Am
JhempG
JhempG
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great tour
Absolute nice experience. Our guide Michael was very kind, explained in clear undersatdable english, was very detai
Katorquatto
Katorquatto
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The most peaceful and spiritual experience
We had an amazing time at the tour with Sahl! He showed us the new Civilization Museum, where you can find the roya
Katorquatto
Katorquatto
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A tour you can’t miss
That’s was our second tour with the guide Mimo and we don’t have anything bad to say, really, it was an amazing exp
KevinM5369
KevinM5369
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Just Amazing!
Firstly I was not really sure about visiting the pyramids as it was never really on my hit list of things to see,
harryhH3297YB
harryhH3297YB
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Wonderful tour
Our Tourguide Amina was a very knowledgeable, lovely person who showed us all around Cairo, explained carefully and
Marleen S
Marleen S
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Safe, organised and very informativ daytrip
I’ve had the best day. My guide Ibrahim speaks very clean English and had lots of information for me, answered ever
Odyssey706983
Odyssey706983
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Best tour in Giza pyramids
The guide was so nice and kind. My experience with her was amazing and wonderful. The language was also perfect. I’
Katorquatto
Katorquatto
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The best tour u could ask for
We had our tour with Mimo and Zimo and they were excellent, better than we expected. Before the tour they initiated
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