The tour starts in front of the main door of Al-Azhar Mosque, in the El Hussein (Khan Al Khalili) district. Your multilingual photographer/guide, will meet you at the tour’s starting point.
Discover the ancient winding city streets of Cairo, Egypt, the cradle of civilization. Take a tour of Islamic Cairo visiting historic Fatimid era gateways to the old city as well as mosques, houses, and palaces while passing through local markets including the famous Souq Khan al Khalili and ending at the Northern Gates.
Take photographs of:
• Cairo's three enduring ramparts: Bab Al-Nasr (Gate of Victoriy), Bab Al-Futuh (Gate of Conquests), and Bab Al-Zuwayla
• Street of the tentmakers: This is Cairo's only remaining medieval covered market.
• Souq Khan Al-Khalili: This giant souk or outdoor market, is the most famous and visited tourist market in
Egypt, selling everything from jewellery to clothes.
• Al-Azhar Mosque: This is one of the oldest mosques in Cairo and architecturally, the mosque is a palimpsest of all
styles and influences that have passed through Egypt.
• Mosque of Al Hakim: The El-Hakim or Al-Hakim is the second largest Fatimid mosque in Cairo.
• Bayt- al-Suhaymi: The Bayt Al-Suhaymi (traditional family mansion) is an excellent example of a private, though wealthy, Egyptian home of the 17th century, and shows most of the features which made living in Cairo's arid climate tolerable in prior ages.
• The remains of Beshtak Palace: The Beshtak Palace is a notable stop for tourists because of its museum which documents the history of the city of Cairo, and its beautiful Qaa (chamber). On the outside, this palace has unusual windows. The second floor chamber, with its pointed arches, stained-glass windows and gilt and painted wood panelling, distinguish it as one of the most beautiful private chambers of the period.
The tour ends at the Northern Gates to Islamic Cairo.