Islamic Cairo Private History Tour

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From $80.00

73 reviews   (4.89)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 7 hours

Departs: egypt, egypt

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Travel back in time to the glory days of Islamic Cairo, and see some of the medieval and Ottoman city's greatest religious monuments, on this 2-hour private guided walking tour. Admire ancient mosques and madrasa, medieval city walls and gates, Ottoman-era houses, mausoleums, and markets, and conclude at the famous Khan al-Khalili bazaar.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All Fees and Taxes

Bottled water

Entry Fees

Private tour

Professional guide


What's Not Included



Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 1 - 6
  • CHILD: Age: 7 - 12
  • YOUTH: Age: 13 - 19
  • ADULT: Age: 20 - 49
  • SENIOR: Age: 50 - 75

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Mosque of Amr Ibn Al-As
Crown of Mosques'), or Masjid Ahl ar-Rayah (lit. 'Mosque of the Banner Bearers'), or Jame’ al-Ateeq (lit. 'the Old Mosque'), 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. For 600 years, the mosque was also an important center of Islamic learning until Al-Muizz's Al-Azhar Mosque in Islamic Cairo replaced it. Through the twentieth century, it was the fourth largest mosque in the Islamic world.

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...

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)
Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church, also known as the Hanging Church, is one of the oldest churches in Egypt and the history of a church on this site dates to the third century. It belongs to the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Coptic Cairo
Coptic Cairo is a part of Old Cairo which encompasses the Babylon Fortress, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of St. George and many other Coptic churches and historical sites. It is believed in Christian tradition that the Holy Family visited this area and stayed at the site of Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church (Abu Serga). Coptic Cairo was a stronghold for Christianity in Egypt both before and during the Islamic era, as most of its churches were built after the Muslim conquest of Egypt in the 7th century.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Synagogue Ben Ezra
Ben Ezra Synagogue, sometimes referred to as the El-Geniza Synagogue or the Synagogue of the Levantines, is situated in the Fustat part of Old Cairo, Egypt. According to local folklore, it is located on the site where baby Moses was found.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Cairo Citadel
The Citadel of Cairo or Citadel of Saladin is a medieval Islamic-era fortification in Cairo, Egypt, built by Salah ad-Din 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.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Mosque of Muhammad Ali
The Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster Mosque is a mosque situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt and was commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848.

Situated on the summit of the citadel, this Ottoman mosque, the largest to be built in the first half of the 19th century, is, with its animated silhouette and twin minarets, the most visible mosque in Cairo.

The mosque was built in memory of Tusun Pasha, Muhammad Ali's oldest son, who died in 1816.

This mosque, along with the citadel, is one of the landmarks and tourist attractions of Cairo and is one of the first features to be seen when approaching the city from any direction.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan
The Mosque-Madrasa of Sultan Hassan is a monumental mosque and madrasa 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 Included

Al-Azhar Park
Al Azhar Park, located by the Old City of Cairo, offers a 30-hectare expanse of greenery on what was dust and rubble for over two centuries. Offering a contemporary design inspired by historic Islamic gardens, the spine is a formal axis with a water channel leading in the direction of a small lake, with accompanying alleyways, and pointing towards the Citadel. Gardens and pavilions enhance the arrival point on the edge of the lake. Al Azhar Park attracts over 2 million visitors annually and provides a much needed green space in one of the densest cities in the world.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

City of the Dead (Northern Cemetery)
The City of the Dead, or Cairo Necropolis, also referred to as the Qarafa (Arabic: القرافة‎, romanized: al-Qarafa), is a series of vast Islamic-era necropolises and cemeteries on the edges of Historic Cairo, in Egypt. They extend to the north and to the south of the Cairo Citadel, below the Mokattam Hills and outside the historic city walls, covering an area roughly 4 miles long. They are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of "Historic Cairo".

35 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Great tour guide
Journey403004, 04-09-2022
Mohammad was great. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and easy to be around. would recommend him easily!
Amazing Cairo Tour
Wander58101265750, 31-08-2022
Incredible tour around Islamic Cairo with a truly amazing, helpful, kind and knowledgeable guide who will make you feel right at home!
Above and beyond…
O2185DCscottp, 04-11-2021
I had some very specific requests to have a certain experience and see certain things. The Team went way above and beyond to make those things happen. Friendly, out-going, not pushy, and very knowledgeable. Recommend highly.
Great person and guide around the souqs and Khan el Khalili area
Lexiboquexi, 06-09-2021
I met Muhammad when I was touring Zuweyla gate. He took me through the more local areas of Khan el Khalili - streets I would never have found on my own and definitely would have gotten lost in if I'd wandered into by accident. He also taught me how to tell the difference between higher quality and lower quality wares, and shared some local stories and advice on getting around Cairo. As a woman walking alone that day, I could not have asked for a better companion!! I felt very safe with him as my guide in an unfamiliar neighborhood, and he tried to help me figure out my transportation later when my phone was struggling. I enjoyed learning more local knowledge. I will definitely recommend him either as a tour guide or an Arabic teacher!
Good experience
MariaPiaVDM, 18-08-2021
Muhammad was a very nice guide and we enjoy the tour, the only recomendation is that he should pick cleaner places to walk around and maybe less walk around the local market in order to see more history

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