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This private tour will give you a deeper insight into the rich history that is Egypt.
The Alabaster Mosque at the Citadel of Salah el-Din sits atop a limestone hill overlooking Cairo and is the most important mosque in the city. The lower part of the Mosque is clad inside and out with Alabaster. 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, your 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 Islamic world.
Hotel pickup and drop off; Transport by air-conditioned minivan; Qualified Egyptologist guide available in English, Spanish, French, German, or Portuguese; Entrance fees.
Approximately 3 - 4 hours.
Hours of operation
Available: Daily; Departs at 9:00am (later departures are available until 1:00pm if required, please advise at time of booking).
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels. Tour returns to original departure point.
Cancellation: 30 days prior 25% penalty, 15 days prior 50% penalty, 7 days prior 75% penalty, 1 day prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
This tour require 2 passengers minimum in order to operate.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**
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