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Islamic Sites Walking Tour of Cairo

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    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pharaohs Hotel, 12 Lotfy Hassouna, St, Dokki, Giza Governorate, Egypt
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local English speaking guide
    • Transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Cairo Citadel
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A dress code is required for this tour. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women
    • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
    • Maximum group size is 12
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Today we completed a half day tour of the Islamic sites including the Coptic areas. Our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and really looked after our family. We would recommend Urban Adventures to everyone
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    Our family of 4 had a wonderful trip with our tourguide Mohamed (aka Mo), he was very insightful and answered all of our numerous questions about Islam, its history in Egypt and any general questions we had with a big smile and a very enthusiastic attitude, making us feel very
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    If you want to know about the islamic culture and history of Cairo, this top is highly recommended! Mo was an excellent guide, and took us through the places providing great information along the way.
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    Marwa is knowledgeable, clever, worldly and so kind. She is a pleasure and would recommend her to anyone looking for an insightful and interesting tour of Cairo.
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    Islamic Cairo in Depth was our highlight in Cairo. Shrouk was very knowledgeable. Khan-e-khalili was the highlight and so was the mosque of Salah-el-din and Sultan Hassan Mosque as well. She took us through all the knowledge and even the best place to have Hibiscus tea. Highly
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    By: Cairo Urban Adventures
    Rita B
    Arlington, Virginia
    62
    Best way to see the city!
    Marwa was a fabulous guide, sharing lots of information about the history of the city and explaining modern day
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    Michael M
    20
    Amazing tour of saqqara and Memphis
    We did this tour today with Marwa and can’t recommend it enough! Marwa was super nice and made us feel really
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    Dara
    Santa Monica, California
    40
    Downtown Cairo (and snacks!)
    Mo was my guide, and I ended up having a private tour, which was super cool. We walked around the downtown area,
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    Dara
    Santa Monica, California
    40
    Super special experience
    Reham and her family were absolutely lovely. I was the only guest, so I had a private cooking lesson. The food was
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    VacationMemoriesByDeb
    Kildeer, Illinois
    75
    Great tour! Great starter tour on your first day!
    We had a wonderful walking tour last night with SHROUK! She is well educated in Egyptology and did a wonderful
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    Peter_Dian_B-J
    Melbourne, Australia
    86
    Great intro to Egypt and Pyramids
    Shrouk was a friendly and knowledgeable guide. We had a great morning learning many interesting facts at Memphis
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    Sufyaan
    40
    Downtown Cairo tour
    Mo our tour guide was excellent. The tour was fun as well as educating. Food and ice cream are included in the
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    cwthorning
    Canberra, Australia
    30
    Urban adventures Cairo Islamic tour Half day
    Today we completed a half day tour of the Islamic sites including the Coptic areas. Our guide was exceptionally
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    Sanghamitra B
    20
    Tour to Alexandria and Cairo with EMAN ZAKY
    Urban Adventures had planned my day trip to both Alexandria and Cairo and let me say that it was everything i
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    Rhonda J
    Saqqara, Egypt
    30
    Great experiences that made happy memories
    Spent a week cruising from Luxor to Aswan on the Dolphin Boat with my daughter and our personal and amazing tour
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