Day Trip to Islamic Cairo From Cairo
Islamic Cairo Tour
Witness the splendor of the top Islamic Cairo sights and go with us on a wonderful day tour. In a luxurious air-conditioned automobile, your knowledgeable tour guide will take you to see Salah El Din Citadel, Sultan Hassan, and Ibn Tulun Mosques, as well as many more Old Cairo marvels before returning you to your hotel.
- Salah El Din Citadel
- Mohamed Ali Mosque
- Al Rifai Mosque
- Sultans Hassan Mosque
- Ibn Tulun Mosque
- Khan El Khalili Bazaar
- The Service of pick up from your hotel and return.
- Egyptologist tour guide during the tours.
- A deluxe private air-conditioned vehicle throughout your trip.
- Admission fees to all the sights listed in the itinerary.
- Lunch meal.
- Bottled water on the vehicle.
- All charges and taxes.
- Any Optional Tours.
The Day Trip to Islamic Cairo Itinerary
We will pick you up from your accommodation in Cairo so that you may travel with our knowledgeable tour guide and see the top historical and Islamic Cairo sights, which include:
Citadel of Salah El Din
One of the most prominent military castles built in the Middle Ages is Salah El-Din Citadel, which has defensive value due to its strategic position over the towns of Cairo and Al Fustat. The Citadel was built in the 12th century to protect Cairo against the Crusaders, and it served as the capital of Egypt during the Ayyubid, Mamluk, and Ottoman dynasties.
Mosque of Mohamed Ali
Mohammed Ali Pasha founded Cairo Citadel in 1830 AD, and construction on Mohamed Ali Mosque proceeded until his passing in 1848 AD, making it the tallest point within. One of the most notable Islamic attractions in Cairo, the mosque’s external architecture was inspired by the Sultan Ahmad Mosque in Istanbul.
Lunch will be served at a nearby eatery, after which we’ll go to see:
Mosque and Madrassa of Sultan Hassan
One of the most valuable examples of early Mamluk architecture, which was built between 1356 and 1363 AD, is the Sultan Hassan Madrassa and Mosque. The mosque was constructed using enormous stone blocks, which came to symbolize the completion of all the architectural endeavors undertaken throughout the Mamluk era.
Mosque of Al Rifai
The Al Refaie Mosque, which was established by Khoshiar Hanim, the mother of Khedive Ismail, is another magnificent Islamic structure in Cairo. Construction started in 1869 AD and was finished in 1911 AD. However, from 1880 to 1905 AD, construction on its structure was halted for around 25 years. The family graves of Mohamed Ali were located in the mosque.
Mosque of Ibn Tulun
Ahmed Ibn Tulun, who was appointed by the Abbasid Caliph to be the governor of Al Fustat, built the Ibn Tulun Mosque, the oldest and biggest mosque in Cairo, between 876 and 879 AD. The mosque’s interior décor was inspired by the Abbasid architectural style, and it has a huge courtyard and beautifully painted arches.
Market in Khan El Khalili
The Khan El Khalili Bazaar is a historic souk that is well-known and is situated in the heart of Cairo. It was established as a significant hub of commerce during the Mamluk era. The bazaar, which originates in the fourteenth century, has grown to include several cafés and eateries, notably El Fishawy, the city’s oldest café.
To wrap off your day tour, we will transport you back to your accommodation.
Tour Price (Per person in USD)
Option 1: (All inclusions)
- Solo Traveler 150$
- 2 people: 90$ per person
- 3 people: 75$ per person
- 4+ people: 60$ per person