Explore The Historical Mosques In Cairo


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Duration: 6 hours

Departs: egypt, egypt

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Overview

Half Day Trip To Islamic Cairo Explore the Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque, the Al-Rifa'i Mosque, the Sultan Hassan Mosque, the Al-Azhar Mosque, and (for Muslims only) the Mosque of Sayyidna Al Hussein. This half-day tour includes door-to-door transfers includes all any entrance fees.


What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Bottled water

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional photographer guide

Qualified Egyptologist guide

What's Not Included

any Optional Tours

Lunch at Local restaurant (Optional)

Personal Items

Tipping


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy


What To Expect

Al-Azhar Mosque
Al-Azhar Mosque romanized: al-Jāmiʿ al-ʾAzhar, lit. 'The Resplendent Congregational Mosque'), known simply in Egypt as al-Azhar, is an Egyptian mosque in Islamic Cairo. Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah of the Fatimid dynasty commissioned its construction for the newly established capital city in 970. Its name is usually thought to derive from az-Zahrāʾ (meaning "the shining one"), a title given to Fatimah. It was the first mosque established in Cairo

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The (Sayyidna)-Hussein Mosque Egyptian Arabic: جامع سيدنا الحسين) is a mosque and mausoleum originally built in 1154, then later reconstructed in 1874. The mosque is located in Cairo, Egypt, near the Khan El-Khalili bazaar in the area known as Al-Hussain.

It is considered to be one of the holiest Islamic sites in Egypt and named after Prophet Muhammad's grandson, Hussain ibn Ali. Some Shia Muslims believe that Hussain's head is buried on the grounds of the mosque where the mausoleum is located today and considered to be what is left of the Fatimid architecture in the building

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan
The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is a monumental mosque and madrassa located in the historic district of Cairo, Egypt. It was built between 1356 and 1363 during the Bahri Mamluk period, commissioned by Sultan an-Nasir Hasan. The mosque was considered remarkable for its massive size and innovative architectural components, and is still considered one of the most impressive historic monuments in Cairo today

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Cairo Citadel
The Citadel of Cairo or Citadel of Saladin is a medieval Islamic-era fortification in Cairo, Egypt, built by Salah ad-Din (Saladin) and further developed by subsequent Egyptian rulers. It was the seat of government in Egypt and the residence of its rulers for nearly 700 years from the 13th to the 19th centuries. Its location on a promontory of the Mokattam hills near the center of Cairo commands a strategic position overlooking the city and dominating its skyline. At the time of its construction, it was among the most impressive and ambitious military fortification projects of its time.[1] It is now a preserved historic site, including mosques and museums.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mosque of Amr Ibn Al-As
The Mosque of Amr ibn al-As (Arabic: جامع عمرو بن العاص‎), also called the Mosque of Amr, was originally built in 641–642 AD, as the center of the newly founded capital of Egypt, Fustat. The original structure was the first mosque ever built in Egypt and the whole of Africa.[1] Through the twentieth century, it was the fourth largest mosque in the Islamic world.[2]

The location for the mosque was the site of the tent of the commander of the Muslim army, general Amr ibn al-As. One corner of the mosque contains the tomb of his son, 'Abd Allah ibn 'Amr ibn al-'As. Due to extensive reconstruction over the centuries nothing of the original building remains, but the rebuilt Mosque is a prominent landmark and can be seen in what today is known as Old Cairo. It is an active mosque with a devout congregation, and when prayers are not taking place, it is also open to visitors and tourists.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mosque of Muhammad Ali
Mohamed Ali Mosque that has been considered one of the most beautful mosque in Cairo it also know as the Alabaster Mosque because its outer walls has been Covered by Alabaster Stone

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Al Rifai Mosque
Then Followed by another big famous Mosque Which is Al-Rifa’i Mosque The building is located opposite the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, which dates from around 1361, and was architecturally conceived as a complement to the older structure. This was part of a vast campaign by the 19th century rulers of Egypt to both associate themselves with the perceived glory of earlier periods in Egypt‘s Islamic history and modernize the city.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

You are lost without a guide!
I7344QNlisas, 11-03-2022
Today we had an amazing day with our guide Sayed Mahmoud in Cairo! He showed us some nice and interesting places. Sayed could answer all our questions and was very helpful. Having a driver made everything easy for us. We can highly recommend this tour guide! Without him we would have been lost in Cairo
The tour was amazing. Ismail was...
Syed S, 14-10-2017

The tour was amazing. Ismail was punctual, very knowledgable and flexible with the iteniary. Honestly some of the in depth knowledge he holds in regards to islamic cairo was amazing to behold. I have no hesitation in recommending this tour.

P.s. thank for a lovely day.

Disfrutando de nuevo nuestra visita con Abdul
Inmaculada r, 15-08-2018
Es la tercera vez que realizamos nuestras visitas al Cairo con esta empresa.Esta última vez con mis hijos y en tan solo dia y medio hemos podido ver lo mas interesante de esta ciudad.
Lo bueno que tiene es su flexibilidad a la hora de organizar las excursiones ajustándose a nuestras necesidades. Como siempre fuimos acompañados por Abdul que ademas de explicarnos lo que visitamos, nos acerca a las costumbre y pensamientos del país, Gracias amigo por hacernos siempre tan fácil y agradable nuestra visita al Cairo.




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