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Private Half-Day Tour to City of the Dead and Mosque of Ibn Tulun in Cairo provided by Pyramids Land Private Tours

Private Half-Day Tour to City of the Dead and Mosque of Ibn Tulun in Cairo

Private Half-Day Tour to City of the Dead and Mosque of Ibn Tulun in Cairo
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Explore the intriguing and memorable City of the Dead in Cairo, a swath of this bustling Egyptian metropolis that is both a burial ground and a residence. Stroll around its 'streets,' watching ordinary daily life as the denizens live in mausoleums and tombs and shop at stores and shops within the City of the Dead. Then visit the famed Mosque of Ibn Tulun, possibly the oldest mosque in the city.
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 Cairo or Giza hotel, and travel to the City of the Dead in an air-conditioned minivan that’s Wi-Fi equipped and stocked with bottled water. Visit the neighborhood on foot with a local guide, and learn the history of the cemetery, which has been used for more than 1,000 years. Take in scenes of daily life here, where tombs have been transformed into houses for the living, valuable real estate in a crowded, growing city. Stroll down streets filled with shops and children playing, as non-residents visit their deceased relatives’ tombs and mausoleums. Continue to the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, a historic mosque that was commissioned by Ahmad Ibn Tulun in the 9th century. According to local legend, the mosque is built on the site that Noah’s ark was grounded after a historic flood, and even the mosque’s minarets and architecture are surrounded by local myths and stories. After visiting the mosque, make the return trip to your accommodations, 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 Cairo or Giza hotel, and travel to the City of the Dead in an air-conditioned minivan that’s Wi-Fi equipped and stocked with bottled water. Visit the neighborhood on foot with a local guide, and learn the history of the cemetery, which has been used for more than 1,000 years. Take in scenes of daily life here, where tombs have been transformed into houses for the living, valuable real estate in a crowded, growing city. Stroll down streets filled with shops and children playing, as non-residents visit their deceased relatives’ tombs and mausoleums. Continue to the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, a historic mosque that was commissioned by Ahmad Ibn Tulun in the 9th century. According to local legend, the mosque is built on the site that Noah’s ark was grounded after a historic flood, and even the mosque’s minarets and architecture are surrounded by local myths and stories. After visiting the mosque, make the return trip to your accommodations, where this tour concludes.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8243P54
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your hotel is not listed Please send your pickup location
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your hotel is not listed Please send your pickup location
  • 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
  • Stroller 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
Popular mentions

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Nick R
8 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
Zenab is an excellent guide who will make sure you see some of the REAL Cairo outside of the normal tourist areas. I felt extemely safe, very well taken care of, very at ease, and had all my questions answered! The tour is also very flexible. I took an interest in the fortress we passed and added it at the end of the tour as an extra! The car was clean and virus safety was given high importance. If you are wondering if Egypt is safe, just come. You will have an amazing experience. All around geat tour, highly reccomend if you want to meet some great people and gain a deeper understand of life here.
Written 9 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John H
South Jordan, UT7 contributions
Great tour. Amal and our driver were both professional and very pleasant. Amal provided a great tour for sites that are off the beaten path.

Highly recommend.
Written 18 February 2020
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Anelundi
11 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
We had a great tour of the City of the Dead and the Alabaster Mosque with our phenomenal guide Fatmia with Tree of Life Tours. She was very knowledgeable so it was really interesting to speak with her about past and present Egyptian history. On our way back to our hotel she treated us to fresh squeezed sugar cane juice which was delicious. We would highly recommend this tour with Fatmia!!
Written 15 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mrs. Hoover
3 contributions
Me and my husband stayed in Cairo for 6 days for our anniversary, and we had Tour Guide M.Gouda with Tree of Life Day Tours for three tours! I can honestly say we couldn’t have asked for a better experience! It was magical. He was so informational and passionate about everything he told us, he explained everything clearly and answered every question. At the end of the week, he’s practically family. He’s went above and beyond our expectations and has truly gave us a once in a life time Egyptian Adventure. From the interesting ways of transportation on the roads, to touring the Great Pyramids of Giza, Camel riding in the desert, to seeing the great Sphinx, to visiting the Egyptian Museum and seeing the history and real mummies, to exploring the Bazar and meeting the locals, to touring the City of the Dead, to visiting two of the most beautiful Mosques, to the Cairo Tower, 614 feet tall, over looking the beautiful land, to felucca boat riding on the Nile River, to the highest point of Mokkatam to see Cairo at night, to eating Koshary which was delicious! He has truly opened up our eyes and gave a better understanding and a deeper appreciation for this wonderful place. I’d recommend Tour Guide M.Gouda with Tree of Life Day Tours to anyone, there’s no better tour guide in all of Egypt. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. You’ve truly made an impact on our lives here in the little time we’ve had with you! اشكرك صديقي
Written 5 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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