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Cairo Islamic Holy Quarters Day Tour (Private)

Private Tour:  USD 107
Duration: 1 Day(need to book 5 days in advance)
Location: Cairo
Available From:  Nov 4, 2013 to Nov 4, 2016

Description

Meet with your guide to begin your tour to some of Cairo's most fascinating and historic cultural landmarks. Begin the day with a visit to the Sultan Hassan Mosque, the most important mosque in the city. Your guide will show you around the architectural masterpieces inside the mosque. Enjoy an introduction to the basic beliefs of Islam, including a translation of the most common prayers.

From here, we will drive to the Khan el Khalili Bazaar, where your guide will give you an introduction to the most famous and oldest market in all of Cairo. Take your time to look around at the incredible number of stalls and beautiful architecture.

Now it's time to visit the other architectural masterpiece on the tour, the Mosque and Madrassa of Sultan Hassan. This mosque was visited by the President of the United States, Barack Obama, as well as the country's Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. This impressive mosque is among the largest and most precious mosques in the city, boasting a lavish and extravagant interior. The construction of the mosque was funded with the money from the estates of people who had died in the Black Death (which struck in Cairo 1348). The building works began in 1356, but Sultan Hassan was murdered before the mosque was completed, and thus never saw the remarkable building that holds his name to this day.

After exploring the Sultan Hassan mosque, we will visit the fascinating Papyrus Institute. If you do not want to include this visit, just inform your guide on the day of your tour.
Don't miss your chance to explore some of Cairo's most remarkable and beautiful architecture on this private and personalized tour 
Cairo Islamic Holy Quarters Day Tour (Private)
Location: Cairo
  • N°  travelers
  • Price/person
  • 1(+) person
  • USD 107
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Start times: between 06:00 and 07:00
  • Pick-up point: Hotel
  • Frequency: Daily
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Itinerary

Join us for a culturally enlightening tour of the most important and architecturally beautiful sites in Cairo. Visit the Citadel of Salah el Din, the Sultan Hassan Mosque and the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar with an expert local guide to show you around. 
Times shown in the schedule are for your reference only.
Step 1: Meet with your English-speaking tour guide at the hotel
Step 2: Drive to Cairo citadel (1 hr)
Step 3: Visit “The Alabaster Mosque” (1 hr)
Step 4: Historical tour and a panoramic view from the citadel (1 hr)
Step 5: Lunch
Step 6: Drive to the Sultan Hassan Mosque (1 hr)
Step 7: Visit the Cairo Old Islamic Gates (1 hr)
Step 8: Walking tour in El-Mo'z St. (1 hr)
Step 9: Visit the Khan El-Khalili Market (1 hr)
Step 10: Return to the hotel (1 hr) 

Included In Tour Price

1. Qualified Egyptologist guide
2. Entrance fees
3. Transport by air-conditioned minibus
4. Hotel pick-up and drop-off 

Not Included In Tour Price

1. Gratuities
2. Food and drinks

Notes

1. Transport is wheelchair accessible. However, be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited, which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
2. Remember to bring your camera, passport, comfortable shoes, sunblock and sunglasses. 

Terms And Conditions

This activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time 3 or more days prior to the activity’s scheduled start date; 1-3 days before the scheduled start date, 80% of the original price will be refunded; within 24 hours of the scheduled start time, 70% of the original price will be refunded

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