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Cairo: Islamic Cairo and Mosques Private Sightseeing Tour

Cairo: Islamic Cairo and Mosques Private Sightseeing Tour

A representative from Sun Pyramids Tours will pick you up from your hotel. Transfer to the Cairo Citadel of Salah El Din. The Mohamed Ali Mosque, one of Cairo's most stunning mosques, is also referred to as the Alabaster Mosque because alabaster stone was used to cover its outside walls. Visit El Sultan Hassan Mosque, also known as "Madrasa El Sultan Hassan," which was established by Sultan Hassan in 1356 A.D. It is the largest and most important mosque in Cairo. For instance, the mosque was intended to house educational facilities for each of the four Sunni schools of thought: Shafi'i, Maliki, Hanafi, and Hanbali. Next take a drive to Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque, also referred to as the mosque of splendor. In 970, Fatimid Caliph Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah ordered its construction for the brand-new capital city. Typically, its name is supposed to refer to Fatimah, a respected figure in Islam who was given the title Az-Zahr. Fatimah is the daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. the radiant or dazzling one. In Cairo, which has since earned the moniker "the City of a Thousand Minarets," it was the first mosque to be built. Then move to Khan El Khalili Bazaars. Shops in this district are legendary for fine brassware, copper, perfumes, leather, silver, gold, antiques etc. Our tour guide will return you to your hotel in Cairo following the excursion. Note : For pick up / drop off form Cairo airport, Sphinx airport, New Administrative Capital, New Cairo, Helioplis, Badr City, Shorouk, Rehab, Obour, Sheraton Almatar, Sheikh Zayed city or Madinty City will be for additional cost

Cairo: 3-Day Highlight Tours

Cairo: 3-Day Highlight Tours

Day 1 : Giza Pyramids, Memphis City, Dahshur And Sakkara Pyramids Sun Pyramids Tours guide will pick up you from your hotelt, to enjoy a great excursion to The Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, Move to visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser, the world’s oldest major stone structure. lunch at local restaurant. After that transfer to Memphis which was founded by King Menes, and was the capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, and see the Statue of Ramses II and the alabaster Sphinx of Memphis. And then visit Dahshur pyramids an ancient royal necropolis, The Bent pyramid is the most famous of the pyramids in the area. Day 2 : National Museum, Egyptian Museum, and Citadel our guide will take you to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Located in Old Cairo, the museum showcases 50,000 artifacts and will tell you the story of Egyptian heritage and culture. Next, you will visit Saladin Citadel, built in 1183. This huge structure protected Cairo from several enemy attacks. Admire the beautiful city views of Cairo and the desert from the citadel. enjoy an authentic lunch at a local restaurant. Move to visit the Egyptian Museum, which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. After a memorable day discovering the city, you will be dropped off at your selected location or hotel in Cairo or Giza. Day 3 : Islamic and old Cairo Sun Pyramids Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel, to visit Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Church of St. Barbara, Church of Abu Serga. then move to the mosque of Ahmed Ibn Tulun. Explore the Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan and one of the finest examples of early Mamluk architecture. Then, move to Bab Zuwayla through Street of Muezz to visit the Al Khayammeyah, Mosque-Mausoleum of Sultan al-Mu’ayyad Shaykh, Sabil-Kuttab of Tusun Pasha and the Mosque of Al-Azhar. Continue walking from the twin-towered Bab el-Fotouh, a fortified gate in Cairo’s old city walls, to Khan el-Khalili bazaar, one of the city’s major souks. Immerse yourself in the tightly packed stalls displaying everything from spices and leather goods to jewelery and vegetables, all on a street that has hardly changed for centuries. Bargaining is expected, so prepare to negotiate. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before driving to the madrasa, and mausoleum of Sultan al-Mansur Qalawun and the Madrasa-Khanqah of Sultan Barquq. Your guide will show you the Museum of textiles and the mosque of Al-Aqmar, before seeing, the best example of an old Cairo house. Then transfer back to your hotel. Note : For pick up / drop off form Cairo airport, Sphinx airport, New Administrative Capital, New Cairo, Helioplis, Badr City, Shorouk, Rehab, Obour, Sheraton Almatar, Sheikh Zayed city or Madinty City will be for additional cost

Cairo: Islamic and Coptic Cairo Private Tour with Lunch

Cairo: Islamic and Coptic Cairo Private Tour with Lunch

As per your request time pick up from your hotel by our tour guide then start your full day tour by visiting old Cairo. The Church of Martyrs Sergius and Bacchus, also known as Abu Serga, in Coptic Cairo is one of the oldest Coptic churches in Egypt, dating back to the 4th century Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church is traditionally believed to have been built on the spot where the Holy Family, Joseph, Mary and the infant Jesus Christ, rested at the end of their journey into Egypt. They may have lived here while Joseph worked at the fortress. Then visit The Church of Mother of God Saint Mary in Egyptian Babylon), 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 The Hanging Church is named for its location above a gatehouse of Babylon Fortress, the Roman fortress in Coptic Cairo (Old Cairo) its nave is suspended over a passage. Then visiting old Jewish synagogue this was the synagogue whose geniza or store room was found in the 19th century to contain a treasure of forgotten, stored-away Hebrew, Aramaic and Judeo-Arabic secular and sacred manuscripts. The collection, known as the Cairo Geniza, was brought to the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England at the instigation of Solomon Schechter. It is now divided between several academic libraries, with the majority being kept at the Cambridge University Library. Then visiting Amr ibn Al-as mosque was built in 641 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. Then visit El Rifai mosque which dates from around 1361, and was architecturally conceived as a complement to the older structure. The mosque was constructed next to two large public squares and of several European style boulevards. Then end the tour by visiting El Sultan Hassan mosque 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. At the end of the tour start drive you back to your hotel.

Private Half Day Tour To Islamic Cairo

Private Half Day Tour To Islamic Cairo

Embark on a memorable journey through the glorious past of Islamic Cairo with our exclusive Private Half Day Tour to Islamic Cairo. We invite you to witness the architectural splendor and cultural treasures that have shaped Egypt's Islamic heritage. Discover the Al-Azhar Mosque, a revered center of Islamic learning, and explore the bustling streets of the world-famous Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Marvel at the exquisite craftsmanship and intricate details adorning the Sultan Hassan Mosque, unmatched in its grandeur. Admire the Al-Rifa'i Mosque, a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture, known for its stunning interiors and royal mausoleum. Engage in captivating tales and fascinating insights from our expert guide, as they unveil the historical and cultural significance behind each landmark. With personalized attention and a well-crafted itinerary, this tour promises an unforgettable experience of Islamic Cairo's captivating beauty.

Cairo: Private Tour of Islamic Highlights with Transfers

Cairo: Private Tour of Islamic Highlights with Transfers

Sun Pyramids Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo by air-conditioned modern vehicle to the mosque of Ahmed Ibn Tulun. Then, start your walking from Bab Zuwayla through Street of Muezz to visit the Al Khayammeyah, Mosque-Mausoleum of Sultan al-Mu’ayyad Shaykh, Sabil-Kuttab of Tusun Pasha and the Mosque of Al-Azhar. Continue walking from the twin-towered Bab el-Fotouh, a fortified gate in Cairo’s old city walls, to Khan el-Khalili bazaar, one of the city’s major souks. Immerse yourself in the tightly packed stalls displaying everything from spices and leather goods to jewelery and vegetables, all on a street that has hardly changed for centuries. Bargaining is expected, so prepare to negotiate. Explore the Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan and one of the finest examples of early Mamluk architecture. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before driving to the madrasa, and mausoleum of Sultan al-Mansur Qalawun and the Madrasa-Khanqah of Sultan Barquq. Your guide will show you the Museum of textiles and the mosque of Al-Aqmar, before seeing, the best example of an old Cairo house. Then transfer back to your hotel. Note : For pick up / drop off form Cairo airport, Sphinx airport, New Administrative Capital, New Cairo, Helioplis, Badr City, Shorouk, Rehab, Obour, Sheraton Almatar, Sheikh Zayed city or Madinty City will be for additional cost

Highlights Tour of Islamic Cairo & Coptic cairo

Highlights Tour of Islamic Cairo & Coptic cairo

Our tour of Islamic and Coptic Cairo takes you on a fascinating journey through the rich religious and cultural heritage of these two historical areas. We will explore the architectural marvels, religious sites, and cultural landmarks that have shaped Cairo's Islamic and Coptic identities. In Islamic Cairo, we begin our tour at the Citadel of Salah ad-Din. This magnificent fortress stands proudly on a hilltop, offering panoramic views of Cairo. As we wander through the Citadel, you will be captivated by its impressive architecture and intricate details. Our next stop is the iconic Mohamed Ali Mosque, also known as the Alabaster Mosque. This grand structure, with its striking domes and minarets, is a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture. Step inside to admire the ornate decorations and experience the serene ambience of this sacred place. Continuing our exploration of Islamic Cairo, we visit the Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrasa. Built during the Mamluk era, this architectural marvel boasts stunning interiors adorned with intricate carvings and beautiful geometric designs. As you explore its halls and courtyards, you will gain a deeper understanding of the religious and educational significance of this historic site. Transitioning to Coptic Cairo, we immerse ourselves in the rich history of Egypt's Christian heritage. Our first stop is the Hanging Church, also known as Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church. This ancient church is suspended above the ground, and its unique architectural design will leave you in awe. Step inside to discover beautifully preserved icons, intricate woodwork, and a peaceful atmosphere that reflects centuries of devotion. Next, we visit the Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, believed to be the location where the Holy Family sought refuge during their escape to Egypt. This sacred site holds great significance for Christians, and its beautiful architecture and serene ambience create a profound sense of reverence. Concluding our tour, we make a brief visit to the Jewish Synagogue in Coptic Cairo. This historic synagogue showcases the rich Jewish heritage in Cairo, with its architectural features and religious artefacts telling stories of a vibrant community that once thrived in the city. Throughout the tour, our knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the historical, cultural, and religious significance of each site, allowing you to appreciate the diversity and interconnectedness of Cairo's Islamic and Coptic heritage. Join us on this remarkable journey as we explore the spiritual and architectural wonders of Islamic and Coptic Cairo, gaining a deeper appreciation for Egypt's rich tapestry of cultural and religious traditions.

Private Half Day Tour Visit Islamic Cairo

Private Half Day Tour Visit Islamic Cairo

As per your request time pick up from your hotel by our tour guide then start your full day tour by visiting old Cairo. Amr ibn Al-as mosque was 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. Then visit El Rifai mosque which dates from around 1361, and was architecturally conceived as a complement to the older structure. The mosque was constructed next to two large public squares and of several European style boulevards. Then end the tour by visiting El Sultan Hassan mosque 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. At the end of the tour start drive you back to your hotel.

Religion Tour To Islamic and Coptic Sights In Cairo

Religion Tour To Islamic and Coptic Sights In Cairo

Cairo's day tours to Christian and Islamic Sights starts at 8:30 am Pickup from your hotel in Cairo By Tour guide to Start your full day tour visiting Old Cairo that known as Christian Coptic Cairo which is Among the most important locations visited by the Holy Family where the spiritual impact of their presence is most felt still, There you will be able to visit and Enter the Church of Abu-Sergah and St. Barbara, the hanging church, and the old jewish synagogue – Ben Ezra Synagogue. Then continue your day tour to Islamic Cairo that was founded in 641 A.D By the First Muslam leader Amr Ibn Elas Over there in Islamic Cairo you will be able to Visit and Enter the Following Mosques `Masjid` Amr Ibn Elas Mosque that was built in 642 A.D By the Muslim leader Amr Ibn Elas at El FUSTAT area then followed by a visit to the Most and Biggest mosques in Cairo which is El Sultan Hassan Mosque that also known as `Madrasa El Sultan Hassan` that was founded by Sultan Hassan in 1356 A.D The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is a massive Mamluk era mosque and madrassa located near The Citadel in Cairo. Then followed by another big famous Mosque Which is Al-Rifa’i Mosque The building is located opposite the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, which dates from around 1361, and was architecturally conceived as a complement to the older structure. Then visit The Citadel of Cairo where you can visit the most famous mosque in Cairo which is Mohamed Ali`s mosque that known as the Alabaster Mosque Then End your day tour with a visit to Khan Khalili Bazaar At the end of the Tour, you will be transferred back to your Hotel

3 Days Tour Package Covering Cairo and Alexandria

3 Days Tour Package Covering Cairo and Alexandria

Day 1: Pyramids & The Egyptian Museum and old Cairo Sun Pyramids Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel, to enjoy an excursion to The Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, which belongs to the pyramid of Chefren. Then have your lunch at local restaurant and Move to visit the Egyptian Museum, which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Then we move on to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Church of St. Barbara, Church of Abu Serga. Later you will be transferred Back to your hotel. Day 2 : Day Tour To Islamic Cairo Sun Pyramids Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo by air-conditioned modern vehicle to the mosque of Ahmed Ibn Tulun. Then, start your walking from Bab Zuwayla through Street of Muezz to visit the Al Khayammeyah, Mosque-Mausoleum of Sultan al-Mu’ayyad Shaykh, Sabil-Kuttab of Tusun Pasha and the Mosque of Al-Azhar. Continue walking from the twin-towered Bab el-Fotouh, a fortified gate in Cairo’s old city walls, to Khan el-Khalili bazaar, one of the city’s major souks. Immerse yourself in the tightly packed stalls displaying everything from spices and leather goods to jewelery and vegetables, all on a street that has hardly changed for centuries. Bargaining is expected, so prepare to negotiate. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before driving to the madrasa, and mausoleum of Sultan al-Mansur Qalawun and the Madrasa-Khanqah of Sultan Barquq. Your guide will show you the Museum of textiles and the mosque of Al-Aqmar, before seeing, the best example of an old Cairo house. Then transfer back to your hotel. Day 3: Tour to Alexandria from Cairo by Car Sun Pyramids Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo, and then transfer to enjoy amazing day trip to Alexandria. First visit Pompay’s Pillar. It was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian at the end of the 4th century. Originally from the temple of the Serapis, it was once a magnificent structure rivaling the Soma and the Caesarean. Then you drive to visit the Catacombs which are the largest Roman Cemetery consisting of three levels cut in the rock. Lunch at local restaurant in Alexandria, and then we proceed to see the Qaitbay Citadel which was built on the site of the ancient pharaohs (lighthouse) of Alexandria then to Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Finally you will drive back to your hotel in Cairo. Note: Alexandria library is closed on Friday so you can visit the roman theater instead Note:For pick up / drop off form Cairo airport, Sphinx airport, New Administrative Capital, New Cairo, Helioplis, Badr City, Shorouk, Rehab, Obour, Sheraton Almatar, Sheikh Zayed city or Madinty City will be for additional cost

Cairo: Giza Pyramids and Islamic Cairo Guided Layover Tour

Cairo: Giza Pyramids and Islamic Cairo Guided Layover Tour

At any time from 7:00 am until 11:00 am or earlier Sun Pyramids Tours representative will pick you up from Cairo international airport, to enjoy an excursion to The Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, which dates from the time of Chephren; the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the pyramid of chefren. Then have your lunch at local restaurant , Move to Islamic Cairo to visit The Citadel of Cairo where you can visit the most famous mosque in Cairo which is Mohamed Ali`s mosque that known as the Alabaster Mosque, Then Continue to Visit Sultan Hassan Mosque and El Rifai Mosque Note: if you have time the Tour can be extended without any additional charge to include a visit to Old market of Khan Khalili Bazaar Transfer you back to Cairo international airport Meals: Lunch at a local restaurant. kindly note: the tickets included is to the area of the pyramids not inside one of the pyramids. If you wish to enter one of the pyramids, you can pay a ticket on spot.

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3.3
(7 reviews)

a big thank you to the organizer for these 3 exceptional days with staff of exceptional human value (Mohamed the driver and Cherif the guide who has a good command of the history of the monuments visited, and who spared no effort to satisfy us . Honestly well done and recommended

It was a great adventure with Mena and Abdulah. Both of them help us a lot to learn many things about the Islamic world. Especially Mena took really care of us, as she explained all the temples of the Egyptian country. Thank you once again for the great time ☺️☺️

Guide (Mohammed) was very kind, relaxed have told a lot of the history of Cairo, the mosks/churches etc., gives you time to make pictures and looking around by yourself.

It was super interesting, I would book the tour again. Mohammed was very competent and, above all, super friendly and punctual. It was a great experience.

Wonderful! Our guide Tawfik (Tut) was amazing and bery informative.