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Egypt Excursions and Day Tours
/ Islamic Cairo Tour to Islamic Museum and Famous Mosques
Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels. Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking.
9:00 am (earlier or later departures are available until 10:30 am if required, please advise us at time of booking)
Tour returns to the original point of departure
Start your tour by meeting your Egyptologist guide and drive to the museum of Islamic art. This visit will enrich your knowledge about the different types of Islamic monuments. The materials used in making those artifacts. The museum consists of one floor and displays thousands of Pieces that reflect art during the different dynasties. The next stop will be to the citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster mosque. Drive to the old section of Cairo where you will pass by the highest mountain in Cairo. The fort of Saladin was built on a cliff of this mount for protecting the city against the Crusaders.
In 1830 Mohamed Ali was ordered to build the Alabaster Mosque inside the citadel of Saladin. It is called the Alabaster mosque as the walls are clad with beautiful layers of alabaster. You will go inside the mosque to see its main components and learn about the Islamic pillars. Aside from its huge size and exquisite beauty, one of the beautiful elements of this mosque is that it has two identical slim minarets, top-covered with lead as the mosque domes and semi-domes. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the mosque, where you can see the Giza pyramids on clear days.
Another beautiful mosque is worth visiting, the mosque of Ibn Tulun (866-869) is well-preserved with a unique tower. Visit the Gayer Anderson museum inside the walls of the mosque.
When the tour is over, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until April 30th, 2020. Please inquire for pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.
Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired holiday. Space on a given tour will be secured upon receipt a deposit of 25% of the full price. This payment will be 50% during the Christmas and New Year holidays and on packages including airfare. This deposit counts as part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by bank wire transfer or sent via Western Union or paid using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Payment should be received within 7 days of booking.
3 years ago
My family and two other American families just used Your Egypt Tours to visit the Egyptian Museum,famous mosque, the Citadel and Bazaar in Cairo. The experience from the 11 family and friends on the tour could simply not have been any better. We all had a wonderful time and made GREAT family memories. Your Egypt Tours went the extra mile in providing us a safe and educational, fun experience!
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