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8 hours
Availability : Jan 16’ - Dec 16’
Min Age : 2+
Max People : 35
Tour Detalis

A Day in Islamic Cairo is a unique and unforgettable experience that allows you to explore the rich heritage and culture of Islamic Cairo. From the stunning mosques to the bustling bazaars, the city is a treasure trove of Islamic history and architecture.

The tour begins with a visit to the Al-Azhar Mosque, one of the oldest and most important mosques in Cairo. Built in 970 AD, the mosque has been a center of Islamic learning for centuries, attracting scholars and students from all over the world. The mosque’s elegant minarets and domes are a testament to the beauty and grace of Islamic architecture.

Next, the tour takes you to the nearby Al-Hussein Mosque, a historic mosque and shrine to the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. The mosque’s stunning interiors are adorned with intricate calligraphy and colorful tile work, and the peaceful courtyard is a serene oasis in the heart of the bustling city.

As you walk through the vibrant streets of Islamic Cairo, you’ll be struck by the colorful and eclectic mix of architecture, ranging from ancient mosques to towering modern buildings. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the Khan el-Khalili market, a famous bazaar where you can find traditional Islamic handicrafts and souvenirs.

The Museum of Islamic Art is the next stop on the tour, housing an extensive collection of Islamic artifacts and artwork from across the centuries. The museum’s exhibits showcase the rich and diverse history of Islamic art, from intricate ceramics and textiles to stunning calligraphy and woodwork.

The day ends with a visit to the historic Al-Muizz Street, one of the oldest streets in Cairo and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The street is lined with beautiful historic buildings, including mosques, madrassas, and ancient homes. The street is a window into the rich cultural history of Cairo and provides a stunning backdrop for a relaxing walk through the city.

Overall, A Day in Islamic Cairo is an immersive and enlightening tour that provides a unique perspective on the history and culture of Egypt’s Islamic heritage. With knowledgeable guides and stunning sights, it’s an experience not to be missed for anyone interested in Islamic art, architecture, and culture.

Price Includes

  • Tour Guide
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Entrance fees to the Al-Azhar Mosque, Al-Hussein Mosque, Museum of Islamic Art, and any other planned stops

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
Itinerary

Welcome to A Day in Islamic Cairo: Exploring the City's Rich Islamic Heritage

  • 9:00am: Meet your tour guide at the entrance of Al-Azhar Mosque, one of the oldest and most important mosques in Cairo
  • 9:30am-11:00am: Explore the interior of the mosque, learn about its history and significance, and observe the daily prayers
  • 11:00am-12:30pm: Walk through the winding streets of Islamic Cairo to reach the Khan el-Khalili market, a famous bazaar where you can find traditional Islamic handicrafts and souvenirs
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: Enjoy a traditional Egyptian lunch at a local restaurant in the market area
  • 1:30pm-3:00pm: Visit the Museum of Islamic Art, which houses an extensive collection of Islamic artifacts and artwork from across the centuries
  • 3:00pm-4:30pm: Visit the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, one of the largest and oldest mosques in Cairo, and explore its beautiful courtyard and impressive minaret
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm: Drive to the nearby Bab Zuweila gate, a medieval gate that once marked the southern entrance to the city, and take in its historic architecture and views of the surrounding area
  • 5:30pm: Return to the starting point of Al-Azhar Mosque
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