Day trip to Islamic Cairo: Citadel, Ibn Tulun mosque, Gay Anderson museum

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Price£62
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Pick up 08:00 AM
Duration 7 Hours
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Itinerary
Time
Activity
08:00
08:10
09:00
09:30
10:00
10:30
11:00
11:10
11:30
12:00
14:00
Meet with our English speaking guide in your hotel
Transfer to the Citadel
Visit to Alabaster mosque
Explore mosque of al-Nasir Mohammed
Time to take stunning pictures
Military museum excursion
Transfer to Ibn Tulun Mosque
Walking tour of the mosque
Climb the unique minaret of the mosque
Gay Anderson museum tour
Transfer back to your hotel

Full Description

Discover the beauty of the Islamic Cairo attractions, its architecture and sophisticated designs. Join us on a fabulous one day trip to Islamic Cairo and let our professional English speaking guide lead you through Islamic history of Cairo: Salah El Din Citadel and its beautiful Alabaster mosque, unique Ibn Tulun Mosques and Gay Anderson Museum.

A one-day trip to three amazing places in Cairo will allow you to get acquainted not only with the amazing architecture of the famous Cairo Citadel of Salah el-Din, but also climb the unique, the only spiral minaret in Cairo, of one of the oldest mosques in Cairo - the Ibn Tulun Mosque, which offers a breathtaking view on the outskirts of Cairo.

The Guy Anderson Museum will take you through the narrow corridors of the ancient houses of the nobility of Cairo and reveal all the secrets of the harem.

Meeting with our English speaking guide in the morning at the reception of your hotel. Transfer to the Citadel.
A sightseeing tour of the Citadel includes visits to:
- Alabaster Mosque of Muhammad Ali
- Al Nasir Muhammad Mosque
- Ruins of the "Striped Palace" al-Ablaq
- Stop at a panoramic area for photographing
- The Military Museum located in the palace of Muhammad Ali

After visiting the citadel, transfer to the Ibn Tulun Mosque, which is a 10-minute drive from the Citadel. Sightseeing tour of the mosque and climbing the minaret, from which you can take stunning panoramic pictures of Old Cairo. And we will end our day tour with a visit to the Guy Anderson Museum, which contains a huge private collection of Egyptian art not only from the time of the pharaohs, but also more modern ones. The museum is located in the house of Bayt al-Kritleia, which is an excellent example of the urban architecture of Cairo from the 17th and 18th centuries.

At the end of our Islamic Cairo day tour transfer back to your Cairo hotel.


Includes
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Return transfer from your Cairo hotel by a private a/c vehicle
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch and drinks during the day
  • Personal expenses not mentioned in the program

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Published: 17 Jun 2022 Last update: 25 Oct 2021