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Private Half-Day Tour to City of the Dead and Mosque of Ibn Tulun in Cairo

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    What to Expect
    Begin with pickup at your Cairo or Giza hotel, and travel to the City of the Dead in an air-conditioned minivan that’s Wi-Fi equipped and stocked with bottled water. Visit the neighborhood on foot with a local guide, and learn the history of the cemetery, which has been used for more than 1,000 years. Take in scenes of daily life here, where tombs have been transformed into houses for the living, valuable real estate in a crowded, growing city. Stroll down streets filled with shops and children playing, as non-residents visit their deceased relatives’ tombs and mausoleums.

    Continue to the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, a historic mosque that was commissioned by Ahmad Ibn Tulun in the 9th century. According to local legend, the mosque is built on the site that Noah’s ark was grounded after a historic flood, and even the mosque’s minarets and architecture are surrounded by local myths and stories. After visiting the mosque, make the return trip to your accommodations, where this tour concludes.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your hotel in Cairo or Giza
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 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
    Exclusions
    • 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
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had a great tour of the City of the Dead and the Alabaster Mosque with our phenomenal guide Fatmia with Tree of Life Tours. She was very knowledgeable so it was really interesting to speak with her about past and present Egyptian history. On our way back to our hotel she
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    Me and my husband stayed in Cairo for 6 days for our anniversary, and we had Tour Guide M.Gouda with Tree of Life Day Tours for three tours! I can honestly say we couldn’t have asked for a better experience! It was magical. He was so informational and passionate about everything
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    About the operator
    By: Pyramids Land Private Tours
    294 reviews
    Trip02397575860
    20
    It is awesome!
    It super fun to learn about king tut and his family and it was really historic and to know about king tut's life
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    AlexandreR1583
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ
    10
    Best time in Cairo
    Had a wonderful time and definitely recommend our guide Yasser and our driver Sallah. They know all the best
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    709summert
    Kuwait City, Kuwait
    20
    Pyraminds...As Seen In History Books!
    Prior to our arrival in Cairo, we were advised to arrange a tour guide to avoid being hassled. Trip Advisor has
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    Palls23
    London, United Kingdom
    31
    Poor service!
    Pyramids as a structure is very beautiful. But this company & the guide “Rasha” provided a very poor service. She
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    amandanE7795KD
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    10
    Great Tour!
    We did the tour with Rasha and she was amazing. She was very punctual waiting for us in the morning and she took
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    Tour714567
    31
    Amazing Alexandria tour
    This tour company was called pyramids land and was so informative and fun. The driver had a brand new bus and his
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    Mikedutk
    22
    Egypt in 8 hours!! A love story!!
    Amazing. Breathtaking. Awe Inspiring. We woke up excited to see the Pyramids of Giza in our hotel. At exactly
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    gwendolynd714
    23
    Egypt trip
    My guide Ahmad was Amazing! My 1st time in Egypt, the guide made me feel comfortable and was knowledgeable about
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    Carlos A
    Madrid, Spain
    41
    Very good trip
    This was a very nice private tour. Perfect if you have few time and want to visit most important touristic places.
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    ChloeRB118
    Marietta, Georgia
    32
    Best. Day. Ever!
    I'm not exaggerating, but this may have been the best day of our lives second to our wedding! Everything was
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    amindfuleater
    Seattle, Washington
    20
    Best way to spend our only day in Cairo
    The tour with Yasser (Guide) and Tamer (Driver) was the best thing we could’ve done in our 17 hour layover in
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    laurencohen8
    Chicago, Illinois
    1921
    Zenab is great!!
    My husband and I took a private all day tour with this company. We were paired with Zenab for the tour, and she
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    drtyler2013
    New York City, New York
    148
    Giza, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum
    What a great day! Zenab was a great guide and was very informative and interesting. The sites were amazing and the
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    VanillaJ87
    Denver, Colorado
    20
    A day among the Pharaohs!
    We had Rasha for our tour on January 1, 2020. She was phenomenal! The information provided, questions answered,
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    edrick2019
    Cairo, Egypt
    10
    Awesome tour!
    Rasha was a great guide, very knowledgeable about everything. I asked her many questions regarding the history and
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