Visit the highlights of Islamic Cairo on this private tour. First stop is the citadel of Saladin and the mosques of Mohamed Ali and Ibn Qalaoun. Next is the beautiful mosque of Sultan Hassan and its Mausoleum. Have a lunch of typical local Egyptian food (koshary), then head for the ancient gates of Cairo: Bab el Fotouh (Gate of Conquests) and Bab el Nasr (Gate of Victory), and walk in Muezz Street and the Bazaar of Khan el Khalili. Finally you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Start your tour from your hotel by your private tour guide (licensed with a degree in Egyptology) in a private, modern a/c van with free WiFi, and explore the history of Islamic Cairo since its foundation. Start by visiting the Citadel of Saladin with its massive walls and towers. The complex includes mosque of Mohamed Ali (Alabaster Mosque), representing the Ottoman style of architecture, and the mosque of Ibn Qalaoun, representing the Mameluk style of architecture.
Then move to the mosque of Sultan Hassan with its beautiful minarets and decorations along with the Mausoleum of the Sultan.Then visit the oldest mosque still intact in Egypt, the mosque of Ibn Tulun with its unique minaret Next, you can enjoy your lunch of local Egyptian food (koshary). Afterwards, move on to see the original walls and gates of Cairo dating back to the 10th century, namely Bab el Fotouh (Gate of Conquests) and Bab el Nasr (Gate of Victory), and visit the beautiful Fatimid mosque of Al Hakim.
Take a stroll through the oldest street of Cairo, named after the Caliph who founded it: Muezz Street. Finish your tour with a browse around the famous Bazaar Khan el Khalili before being transferred to your hotel.