ISLAMIC CAIRO SIGHTSEEING TRIP TO ALABASTER MOSQUE, SULTAN HASSAN, KHAN EL-KHALILI

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23 September 2018

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Look beyond the pyramids and pharaohs, and discover the Citadel of Salah el Din, Sultan Hassan and Khan el-Khalili Bazaars. This private tour will give you a deeper insight into the rich history that is Egypt. The Alabaster Mosque at the Citadel of Salah el-Din sits atop a limestone hill overlooking Cairo and is the most important mosque in the city. Still used a place of worship today by the Muslims of Cairo, the architectural masterpiece opens its doors to visitors of all faiths. The lower part of the Mosque is clad inside and out with Alabaster, while the top part is constructed from the limestone cladding removed from the Pyramids of Giza. Inside the mosque your guide will introduce you to the basic beliefs of Islam, including a translation of the most common prayers. Continuing to Khan el Khalili bazaar, Egypt24Travel qualified tour guide will give you an introduction to the famous markets which claim to have inspired Christopher Columbus to discover the USA. Enjoy free time to stroll through the maze of streets and try your luck bargaining with the shop owners for a souvenir of your trip to Egypt. Continue to the Mosque and Madrassa (school) of Sultan Hassan. Built between 1356 and 1363, and is believed to be one of the finest examples of Mamluk architecture in Cairo. The mosque is also considered one of the largest, not only in Cairo but in the whole Islamic world, measuring some 492 feet (150 meters) long and 118 feet (36 meters) high. The highest minaret is 223 feet (68 meters) tall. This is a private tour allowing you to determine the amount of time spent at each site during the tour. In addition, you will have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made and have the chance to purchase genuine items if you wish. If you do not want to include this visit, just inform your guide on the day.

Schedule Details:

Departure Time:9:00am (earlier or later departures are available until 1:00pm (midday) if required, please advise at time of booking)

Departure Point:Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels

Duration:3 - 4 hours (approx.)

Return details:Tour returns to original point of departure

Hotel Pickup:

Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels. Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking.

   * Qualified Egyptologist guide

   * Entrance to The Sakkara

   * Entrance to The Memphis

   * Hotel pickup and drop off

   * Transport by air conditioned vehicle

 

   * tips (recommended)

   * Food and drinks, unless specified

   * Entrance to inside of the Pyramids (approximately EGP 300.00 - 100.00)

  • Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until April 30th, 2019. Please inquire for pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.

  • Up to 2 years: FREE

  • Age 2 up to 6 years: 25% of adult price

  • Age 6 up to 12 years: 50% of adult price

  • Ages 12 and Up: adult price

  • Child pricing applies to children who share rooms with their parents.

    If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply.

  • Reservations should be made as early as possible to guarantee your Egypt tour availability. Your booking will be secured upon receiving a deposit of 25% of your trip price – for trips taking place during Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the required deposit is 50%. This deposit forms part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by credit card, wire transfer, or Western Union.

  • Tipping for a job well done is customary in Egypt, though not required. Please feel welcomed but not obliged to offer a tip to your guide.

Egypt 24 does not charge a cancellation fee for tours and excursions canceled for ‘force majeure’ reasons such as volcanoes, earthquakes, or reasons beyond control. If cancellation happens due to personal or business reasons and Memphis Tours has already incurred costs on your behalf, these costs will be transferred to you.