Cairo, Egypt

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clock-o3 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 6 more

Overview

This dynamic tour gives travelers a chance to explore more than just the pharaohs and pyramids that make Egypt famous. Visit the Citadel of Salah el Din, the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar and Sultan Hassan on this private tour that showcases the rich culture and history of this diverse nation.
  • Private tour to Alabaster Mosque, Sultan Hassan and Khan el-Khalili from Cairo
  • Go inside the Alabaster Mosque, where you’ll learn from your guide the beliefs of Islam
  • Enjoy free time to shop and bargain at the Khan el Khalili bazaar
  • Private tour allows you to determine the amount of time spent at each site
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide, hotel pickup and drop-off, and air-conditioned transportation included
The Alabaster Mosque at the Citadel of Salah el-Din is the most famous—and most significant—mosque in the city of Cairo. And while it still serves as a place of worship, travelers of all faiths are welcome at this limestone monument overlooking urban streets. Your expert local guide will take you through the mosque and explain the basic beliefs of Islam as you explore the grounds.

Next you’ll head to the Khan el Khalili bazaar, where you’ll learn about the famous market that serves as a hub for local culture and commerce. Wander the lively maze of stalls and wonder at the souvenirs and local goods sold by Cairo’s finest craftsmen. 

Once you’ve had your fill of the market, continue on to the Mosque and Madrassa (school) of Sultan Hassan. This impressive structure was constructed between 1356 and 1363. Your guide will highlight its unique Mamluk architecture and explain why it remains one of the finest examples of this style in the city. Mosque and Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is one of the largest in the Islamic world, making it an essential stop on any tour of Cairo.

Since this is a private tour, you can determine the amount of time spent at each of the sites. Interested travelers can also visit the Papyrus Institute to see how this anient artwork is made and purchase genuine papyrus items. Inform your guide if you’d prefer to skip this stop.

Reviews

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S
, Apr 2017

We loved this tour! My mom wears a knee brace and the guide was very respectful of this. He offered to help her if she saw her struggling with any stairs. The guide and driver were extremely accommodating, especially at the end when we said we wanted to find a good jewelry shop. They both stayed beyond the listed hours to make sure that we were comfortable and had a good experience. We were also able to visit an additional mosque. The guide had excellent English and could answer all of our questions, as well as give an accurate historical portrayal of the sites visited. He seemed passionate about sharing his Egyptian culture with us.

d
, Mar 2017

Our tour guide Mohammed was the best. He was so knowledgeable, friendly and super accommodating. He gave so much explanation, but not too much to where you get bored. He had the imam at the mosque to a prayer for us..it was amazing. He was willing to modify schedule to include lunch and took us to great restaurant in the market. I completely recommend this tour.

A
, Jan 2017

Punctual pick-up. Very impressive buildings. Our guide explained a lot about how to live and behave as a muslim which was quite interesting. The bazaar has a lot of products from China these days but still worth spending 20 minutes there. Optional visits to papyrus and perfume shop with presentations which we liked. Don't forget to bargain hard!

A
, Jan 2017

Punctual pick-up. Very impressive buildings. Our guide explained a lot about how to live and behave as a Muslim which was quite interesting. The bazaar these days has a lot of imported products from China but still worth spending 20minutes there. Optional visits to papyrus and perfume shop with presentations which we liked. Don't forget to bargain hard.

C
, Aug 2016

The tour was ok. If you're interested about visiting mosque this is the place to see. The same tour guide we had on our tour for Coptic Cairo, the hanging church, we have to wait again for him for few minutes, gave us the history of the place and then he just let us explore the place, take pictures and waited for us outside.you only need couple of hours to complete this trip.

J
, Jul 2016

The sites visited were of historical and cultural importance, and the guide was accurate and very informative in his descriptions. Much, much better than many previous tour guides on other excursions. He also accommodated very well what I really wanted to see, and did not need to see. I cannot recommend him too highly.

P
, Jul 2016

Great tour!

j
, Sep 2015

Excellent tour. Our tour guide was Mohamed Atef Ahmed. He did an excellent job of taking time to explain each location, its history, and asked us what more we wanted to know about each location. He knew the best locations to take pictures and which vendors were good to shop at. When it came time to drop us off at the airport, he went in and found our gate and where we could something to eat. He then even walked us back up to the airport terminal, helping us with our bags. I would highly recommend Mohamed to anyone wanting to see Cairo.

K
, Aug 2015

The tour guide was amazing! He had great insight on the history and allowed me to enjoy it like a local. Visiting the mosques were beautiful and he made the experience a great one

D
, Jun 2015

Awesome Tour! Our tour guide Ahmed was the best!


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