Majestic Mosques of Old Cairo: Sultan Hassan, Ibn Touloun, Al Rifai

Overview

Islamic Cairo holds an esteemed place as the paramount hub of culture and knowledge since the 7th century. Your exploration begins at Sultan Hassan Madrassa (School), a pinnacle of Islamic monuments. Proceed to Ibn Tulun Mosque, Cairo's largest and oldest existing mosque. An intriguing visit to the Islamic House, often referred to as Gary Henderson House, located near Ibn Tulun Mosque, awaits.

The journey continues with a visit to the historic Al Nasr Gate and Al Fetoh Gate. Strolling along El Moez Street, you'll encounter significant Islamic landmarks. El Moez Street is a captivating open-air museum of Islamic monuments, preserving their legacy.

Concluding your experience, you'll relish a leisurely walk through the venerable Old Bazaar, Khan El Khalili Bazaar. For lunch, indulge in the beloved Egyptian cuisine of falafel sandwiches, a popular local delight.

Tour Info
  • Duration: 6 Hours
  • Departure time and location: 9:00 AM from your hotel
  • Return time and location: 5:00 PM at your hotel
Tour Highlights
  • Engage in a specialized tour that unveils Cairo's most crucial ancient Islamic landmarks.
  • Experience the authentic essence of Cairo, venturing beyond the typical tourist destinations to witness the real city.
  • Immerse yourself in the historical fabric by traversing Cairo's oldest street, capturing its essence through captivating photographs.
What to Expect
  • Explore the grandeur of the largest existing mosque.
  • Immerse yourself in the history of an ancient Islamic house.
  • Encounter the significance of Cairo's most important Islamic school.
  • Discover the gateways of old Cairo during your visit.
  • Stroll along the pivotal street of Old Cairo.
  • Conclude your journey with a captivating walk through Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
Complementary
  • Complimentary bottled water and a traditional falafel sandwich will be provided during the tour for your convenience.
More About Majestic Mosques of Old Cairo: Sultan Hassan, Ibn Touloun, Al Rifai
  • Given our visit to holy Islamic sites, please remember to bring a scarf with you.
  • Since this is a walking tour, ensure your comfort by wearing suitable and comfortable shoes.

Itinerary

Day General Information
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Your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby at 9:00 AM for your pick-up, and from there, you will be transferred to visit the following sights.


Activity - 1
Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrassa ( School)

After meeting your tour guide, your journey commences with a visit to the Sultan Hassan Mosque. This monumental mosque and madrasa, situated in Salah al-Din Square in Cairo's historic district, stand as a remarkable example of architecture. Constructed between 1356 and 1363 during the Bahri Mamluk era, it was commissioned by Sultan an-Nasir Hasan.

Activity - 2
All Rifai mosque

Adjacent to the Sultan Hassan Mosque, you'll have the opportunity to explore the largest mosque built in the last century. Serving as the royal mausoleum for Muhammad Ali's family, this prominent building stands in juxtaposition to the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan. Architecturally conceived as a counterpart to the older structure dating back to around 1361, it adds a distinct dimension to the landscape.

Activity - 3
Ibn Tulon Mosque Visit

Following your exploration of the Sultan Hassan and El Refai Mosques, your journey continues with a visit to the Ibn Tulun Mosque. This revered mosque, one of Egypt's oldest and one of the oldest in all of Africa, remains intact in its original form. Distinguished as the largest mosque in Cairo in terms of land area, it features an open square courtyard that permits the passage of natural light.

Subsequently, you'll explore an important Islamic house, renowned as the Gayer-Anderson Museum. This cultural gem enriches your experience with its historical significance and unique insights into the past.

Activity - 4
Get inside Old Cairo from the Most Important Gates

Your journey continues with a visit to two significant gates that still stand in Old Cairo. You'll have the chance to enter one of these gates and then traverse the main street, El Moez Street. This street serves as an open-air museum, showcasing the wealth of historical monuments that define Old Cairo.

As part of your experience, you'll have the opportunity to savor a falafel sandwich, a quintessential and popular Egyptian culinary delight.

Activity - 5
Walking in Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Conclude your tour with a captivating walking exploration of the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. This renowned marketplace provides the perfect chance to select meaningful gifts for your loved ones. Moreover, it offers a unique opportunity to engage with the local Egyptian community, observing their craftsmanship and daily endeavors.


Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions
  • Private pick-up and drop-off directly from your hotel.
  • Accompanied by a knowledgeable and certified private tour guide.
  • Seamless transportation to all designated locations.
  • Comprehensive coverage of entrance fees and tickets for the specified attractions.
  • Inclusion of local taxes for a seamless and hassle-free experience.
Exclusions
    • Food and beverage expenses.
    • Tipping.
    • Any private discretionary expenses.

Current Season Price Details

Please Note that price changes per season, so the price will depend on the date you pick when check out
# Price
Solo Adult $ 120 /per adult
Group of (2-3) Adults $ 70 /per adult
Group of (4-6) Adults $ 60 /per adult
Group of (7-10) Adults $ 55 /per adult
Group of (11-more) Adults $ 50 /per adult
Child [age:6-11] $ 30 /per child
Infant [age:0-5] $ 0 /per infant
Deposit

20 % of the total booking amount

Extra Fees

There are no additional charges for pick-up and drop-off from any hotel in downtown Cairo. An extra fee of $20 applies for pick-up and drop-off from hotels near the airport or in New Cairo.

For pickup and drop-off from Cairo airport or any hotel within the airport vicinity, there is an additional cost of $30.

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