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Private Half-Day Tour to the City of the Dead and the Alabaster Mosque

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    Begin with pickup at your hotel in Cairo or Giza, then travel to the City of the Dead, or Qarafa, in an air-conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi onboard. Used as a burial ground since the 10th century, the City of the Dead is both a cemetery and a fascinating living community, where families live, work, and play amongst the graves. Visit the graveyard with a local guide to learn about life in Qarafa, and see the highlights of this unique destination.

    Continue to the Citadel of Cairo, a medieval Islamic fortification with panoramic views of the city. See the city’s most iconic mosque—the Alabaster Mosque built by Mohamed Ali Pasha—whose domes and slender minarets are classic examples of Ottoman-style architecture. Tour a courtyard that’s entirely lined in alabaster, see the ornate interior of the domes, and take in the brass clock tower that King Louis Philippe offered to Muhammad Ali in 1845. After visiting the Alabaster Mosque, make the return trip to your hotel, where this tour concludes.
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    Departure Point
    Your hotel in Cairo or Giza
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • WiFi in your van
    • Local taxes
    • Bottled water
    • Welcome drink
    • Qualified Egyptologist guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Entry/Admission - Cairo Citadel
    • Entry/Admission - Mosque of Muhammad Ali
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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