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Islamic Cairo

See Cairo from a fresh perspective on this private tour of ancient mosques, streets, old walls, and houses.

Cairo is known as the “city of a thousand minarets,” and that’s reflected in its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Journey into the city’s past – from Fustat, Egypt’s original Muslim capital, to the centuries old walled city – the Cairo Citadel, founded by 12th-century leader Saladin.

Tour Plan

Our tour-guide will pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship.

1st stop – The Citadel of Saladin and The Alabaster Mosque:
Perched atop a hill in central Cairo, the Saladin Citadel is a historic Islamic fortification. Visitors to the imposing ancient fortress will find some of Cairo’s most important mosque, “The Alabaster Mosque”, with spectacular views over the surrounding city which on clear days, can extend as far as the Pyramids of Giza.

2nd stop – Ibn Tulun Mosque:
This is the oldest mosque in Cairo still in its original form, and famed for its beautiful architecture including crenelated arcades and a spiral minaret surrounding an open prayer space. The six-acre (2.5-hectare) Ibn Tulun Mosque is one of the city’s longest-surviving Islamic monuments.

3rd stop – Geyer Anderson Museum:
This building is named for Major R.G. Gayer-Anderson Pasha, the resident of the house from 1935 to 1942. It is notable as one of the best-preserved examples of 17th-century domestic Cairo architecture, and for its impressive collection of furniture, curios, carpets, and other interesting objects.

4th stop – Al Moez Street:
This renowned street has the greatest construction of architectural treasures in the Islamic World, redefining words like majesty and beauty. It is considered one of the finest open-air museums in Egypt. Al-Moez street offers a huge array of craftsmen, shops, antiquities, and many ancient buildings that make you feel like you are time traveling.

Finally, after your fascinating and enjoyable trip, your tour-guide will escort you back to your hotel of cruise ship.

Included Excluded Good to know
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel or cruise ship.
  • Private, air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Licensed tour-guide.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Bottled water.
  • Authorities permissions.
  • Taxes.
  • Any item not mentioned in the included list.
  • Personal purchases.
  • Dress casually and comfortably, wear flat-heeled shoes, and remember your hat and sunglasses.


Destination: Cairo

Departure: From your hotel or cruise ship.

Departure time: 8:00

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