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Private Half-Day Tour to Islamic Sights in Cairo

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    What to Expect
    Depart your Cairo hotel by air-conditioned car and start your half-day tour of the city’s Islamic highlights. As you travel, hear about Cairo’s shared Islamic, Christian and Jewish heritage, and how Old Cairo reflects this religious past with its mosques, churches and other monuments.

    Stop first at the Citadel of Saladin, the walled fortress built by Saladin during the 12th century to combat the Crusaders. Absorb this medieval complex and the stellar views over Cairo from its hilltop perch. While you’re here, take in the Mohammad Ali Mosque, also known as the ‘Alabaster Mosque,’ whose domes dominate Cairo’s skyline.

    Then, descend from the citadel to visit the nearby Mosque of Sultan Hassan. This 14th-century Mamluk-era mosque is one of the world’s biggest and was designed as a mosque and religious school. Enter through the huge doorway and ogle the vast interior, complete with an open courtyard and the mausoleum of the sultan adorned with gold and silver stars.

    Next, cross to the Mosque of Al-Rifai, a 19th-century mosque similar to the Sultan Hassan in size. Note the incredibly high ceiling, supported by 44 massive pillars, and see the mosque’s Egyptian royal tombs as you explore inside.

    Afterward, your tour concludes with a hotel drop-off.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Hotels in Cairo
    Dates: Daily
    Return point: Returns to original departure point
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Qualified Egyptologist guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned modern car
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Optional activity costs
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • May be operated by a multilingual guide
    • Please note: pickup reconfirmation is required upon booking, please refer to voucher for further details
    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 wonderful day touring Islamic Cairo. Our guide, Zizou, took us on a walking tour inside the walls of the Citadel. The mosques, shops, restaurants, and coffee houses were bustling with activity. It was fantastic walking through all of this. We were so happy we did this
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: NASCO Tours
    87 reviews
    Michael T
    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    We contracted with Nasco Tours to do five days of touring in Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings, Karnak
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    Port Orange, Florida
    Excellent Tours
    While in Luxor we booked 5 private day tours with Nasco while staying at the Luxor Hilton. On 4 of the day tours
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    Don't expect much
    I fell asleep. Sound quality is bad. PBS documentaries are more exciting. Light changes slowly with a lot of talk
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    Excellent drive from Luxor to Aswan
    Reserved a car service from Luxor to Aswan through the Hilton Resort & Spa in Luxor, the hotel put me in contact
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    Terry M
    Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
    WWII battle site was worth it.
    While this site was not the reason for visiting Alexandria, I decided to take a taxi to this place as an
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    La Quinta, California
    Dendarah - North of Luxor
    Outstanding tour! This was our second with Marian as our guide, the first was the Valley of the Kings and Madinat
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    Linda M
    Excellent tours in Luxor
    We spent three days touring with Marian in Luxor. We arranged our tours through the Hilton that we stayed at.
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    Melbourne, Australia
    Luxor East and West Bank Tours
    NascoTours organised my tours a day before and they were very friendly and helpful with everything. They provided
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    Short visit to Alex
    Discovered an excellent clean shuttle service outside the airport for 50 pounds leaves every hour 24/7
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    Thank you Adel for the “time capsule...”
    An exceptional Egyptologist and host for his country. You can travel with him back in time and spend time with the
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    Robert T
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Unlimited knowledge and enjoyable
    We had a tremendous experience with Adele of Nasco Tours who guided us for 1/2 day in the Valley of the Kings.
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    Sunnyvale, California
    A pleasant activity in the evening!
    The sound and light show was amusing. The best part of it, was walking through Karnak at night. The lighting was
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    Vancouver, Canada
    Karnak at noght
    No guide needed for this tour. The light show was excellent and appealed to all ages. For sure a must-do if you’re
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    Luxor is Amazing!
    My brother, dad and I came across NASCO Tours at the Hilton in Luxor. Mena (contact at hotel) was very helpful
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    Sherif I
    Cairo, Egypt
    El Moez Street: Walking into the rich history of Islamic Cairo.
    Islamic Cairo is a sprawling area in heart of the city that could take days to explore; but if you don't have the
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