Islamic Cairo sightseeing trip to Alabaster Mosque, Sultan Hassan, Khan el-Khalili

Islamic Cairo sightseeing trip to Alabaster Mosque, Sultan Hassan, Khan el-Khalili

Look beyond the pyramids and pharaohs, and discover the Citadel of Salah el Din, Sultan Hassan and Khan el-Khalili Bazaars. This private tour will give you ...

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The Egyptian history is not only about the pharaohs and the pyramids.Spend a day among the most important Islamic monuments in Cairo and discover the Citadel of Salah el Din, Sultan Hassan and Khan el-Khalili Bazaars. This private tour will give you a deeper insight into the rich Islamic history of Egypt. The Alabaster Mosque at the Citadel of Salah el-Din sits atop of imestone hill overlooking Cairo and is the most important mosque in the city. Still used a place of worship today by the Muslims of Cairo, the architectural masterpiece opens its doors to visitors of all faiths. The lower part of the Mosque is clad inside and out with Alabaster, while the top part is constructed from the limestone cladding removed from the Pyramids of Giza. Inside the mosque your guide will introduce you to the basic beliefs of Islam, including a translation of the most common prayers. Continuing to Khan el Khalili bazaar,Youregypttours.com qualified tour guide will give you an introduction to the famous markets which claim to have inspired Christopher Columbus to discover the USA. Enjoy free time to stroll through the maze of streets and try your luck bargaining with the shop owners for a souvenir of your trip to Egypt. Continue to the Mosque and Madrassa (school) of Sultan Hassan. Built between 1356 and 1363, and is believed to be one of the finest examples of Mamluk architecture in Cairo. The mosque is also considered one of the largest, not only in Cairo but in the whole Iof Egypt, measuring some 492 feet (150 meters) long and 118 feet (36 meters) high. The highest minaret is 223 feet (68 meters) tall. This is a private tour allowing you to determine the amount of time you like to spend at each site during the tour. In addition you will have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made and have the chance to purchase genuine items if you wish. If you do not want to include this visit, just inform your guide on the day.

 

Schedule Details:

 

Departs:

Daily


Departure Time:

   * 9:00am (earlier or later departures are available until 1:00pm (midday) if required, please advise at time of booking)

 

Departure Point:

Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels

 

Duration:

3 - 4 hours (approx.)

 

Return details:

Tour returns to original point of departure

 

Hotel Pickup:

Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels. Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking.


Pricing information


   * Prices are listed as a guide only. For an exact price quote contact us

   * Child prices are not applicable, adult prices apply to all travelers.

   * Infants aged 2 years and under are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat

   * Prices are per person.

   * Our pricing is updated constantly to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.

 

Additional Information

 

Inclusions:

 

   * Qualified Egyptologist guide

   * Entrance fees

   * Hotel pickup and drop off

   * Transport by air conditioned vehicle

 

Exclusions:

 

   * Gratuities (recommended)

   * Food and drinks, unless specified

 

Additional Info:

 

   * This tour must be booked at least 24 hours in advance of your travel date

   * Confirmation of this tour will be received at time of booking

   * Minibus transport is wheelchair accessible