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Private Half-Day Tour of Islamic Cairo: Citadel, Alabaster Mosque, Sultan Hassan, and Al-Rifa'i Mosques

Private Half-Day Tour of Islamic Cairo: Citadel, Alabaster Mosque, Sultan Hassan, and Al-Rifa'i Mosques

Private Half-Day Tour of Islamic Cairo: Citadel, Alabaster Mosque, Sultan Hassan, and Al-Rifa'i Mosques

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Explore old Islamic Cairo through the history of its standing mosques. Visit and learn about the Salah El Din Citadel, the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, the Sultan Hassan Mosque, and the Al-Rifa'i Mosque.
Explore Islamic Cairo through the historic standing mosques.
Salah El Din Citadel:
Visit the Salah El Din Citadel. Serving as one of the city's most popular tourist attractions, this monument served as a fortress and a royal city for the Abbasid ruler.
Alabaster Mosque:
While in the Citadel, explore the most visible mosque in Cairo, the Mosque of Muhammad Ali (Alabaster Mosque). Built in memory of Muhammad Ali Pasha's oldest son, Tusun Pasha, this monument remains one of the first buildings seen when approaching the city.
Sultan Hassan Mosque:
Considered a masterpiece of Mamluk architecture, this compact monument was completed in 1363 AD. The mosque and religious school was designed with the idea that 4 schools of thought (Shafi, Maliki, Hanafi, and Hanbali) could be taught under the same roof.
Mosque of Rifa'i (Royal Mosque):
Complete your tour with a visit to the Al-Rifa'i Mosque. Completed in 1912, this structure was built to replace the shrine of Ahmad al-Rifa'i, the medieval-era Islamic saint.
Inclusions :
  • Admission fees
  • English-speaking guide
  • Roundtrip transportation via air-conditioned private car or minivan
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Multilingual speaking guides available upon request in French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Portuguese

Duration:
Approximately 5 hours
Departure time and location:
Between 9 and 10 AM; your hotel lobby
Return time and location:
Between 2 and 3 PM; your hotel lobby
Note:
English-speaking guides are provided by default, but French, Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese-speaking guides can be arranged, subject to availability. Please call ahead to arrange for an alternate-language guide. The order in which attractions are visited may vary. Tour gratuity is not included and is at your discretion.

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