Islamic Cairo in Depth

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  • duration 4 hours
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Cairo, Egypt
  • Ends Cairo, Egypt
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the Citadel of Salah EdDin with impressive views over the bustling city of Cairo
  • Marvel at two of the most significant mosques in the Egyptian history, Mohamed Ali and Sultan Hassan
  • Visit one of the most unique museums the city has to offer
  • Navigate the chaotic streets of the Khan elKhalili bazaar for a few bargains
The Islamic Cairo in Depth tour starts and ends in Cairo. The Islamic Cairo in Depth is a walking tour that takes 4 hours.

Join a local guide to get in touch with Cairo's Islamic heart. From backstreet bazaars to minaret-topped mosques, and neighbourhood coffee houses, these are the places that make Egypt's sprawling capital what it is. This is an essential Cairo travel experience! 
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“I do want to let you know that both Sayed and Dalia, were outstanding! Both were knowledgeable, helpful, enthusiastic, flexible, organized and very good at providing information in a way that was accessible. Both were forthcoming in their answers to questions, and willing to go beyond formulaic answers. And both were also simply delightful people, and a joy to be with!”
ITINERARY

Time to get up close and personal with one of the most important aspects of Cairo - its Islamic heart.

Our Islamic Cairo city tour begins with a visit to the Citadel of Salah Ed-Din. Located high atop Cairo, the Citadel boasts magnificent views of the city. Built by the Arab hero Salah ad-Din, the Citadel primarily functioned as a military garrison, as well as serving as a royal residence for over 700 years.

Continuing in the historical traditions of Islamic Cairo, our Cairo tour next pays a visit to the famous Sultan Hassan Mosque, which dates back to the 13th century. Considered to be one of the masterpieces of Islamic art and architecture, its history also includes time spent as a school. Equally as impressive is the Mohamed Ali Mosque, one of Cairo’s most visible landmarks, with its twin minarets rising high atop the Citadel.

Shifting gears, our Cairo city tour heads back to the streets and towards a famous local bazaar, Khan el-Khalili. A labyrinth of narrow streets and passageways, Khan el-Khalili is one of the world’s largest bazaars, and offers a truly authentic local Cairo experience. Among the world’s oldest bazaars, dating back to 1382, Khan el-Khalili offers an experience unique to the old streets of Islamic Cairo, and affords the opportunity to engage with locals, as locals do, hunting for bargains and relaxing with a coffee as the hustle of the bazaar passes you by.

Following recent safety incidents we recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Egypt before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page -  www.intrepidtravel.com/au/travel-alerts. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Guide
  • Local English speaking guide
Entrance
  • Entrance fees to the Citadel of Saladin
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Food and drink
  • items of a personal nature
  • tips / gratuities for your guide.
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CANCELLATION

Cancellation for this Islamic Cairo in Depth tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.

Payment

For any tour departures within 29 November 2020, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 29 November 2020, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Islamic Cairo in Depth tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Islamic Cairo in Depth tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Pharaohs Hotel, 12 Lotfy Hassouna, St, Dokki, Giza Governorate

Meeting end point :

Pharaohs Hotel, 12 Lotfy Hassouna, St, Dokki, Giza Governorate

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
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