On this tour of Egypt, explore Cairo, its architecture and its bustling city life. Explore the local markets and jewellery shops at El Khalili, built in the 14th Century AD. Admire the colourful, handmade wares on display. For some history, explore the Citadel of Salah El Din, located atop the El Moqattam hills, enjoy panoramic views of Cairo. The citadel itself is built like a medieval castle, and should not be missed on your sightseeing tour of Cairo.
In the afternoon, you will be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Cairo. Accompanied by guide, you will be taken to the Citadel of Salah El Din. It was built by Salah El Din El Ayoubi in 1183 AD in the medieval castle style. The citadel comprises a number of important monuments including the Mosque of Soliman Pasha, the 90 metre deep Joseph’s well, the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali. The walls of the mosque are coated with alabaster and had gild-decorated crowns.
Further on, proceed to the Khan El Kahili Bazaar and El Sagha (jewellery shops).
It is one of the earliest and greatest markets in the Middle East. Built in the 14th century, it has many stores exhibiting a wonderful collection of jewellery, wooden artefacts embossed with pearls, leather ware, embroidered dresses and a range of impressive souvenirs.
After exploring the market, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Cairo.
Vivienne our guide from Sylvia travel was extremely interesting to listen to. She was a wealth of knowledge and went out of her way to ensure we had a great tour. If you want to...Michael Webb
Start time: 1300h (1:00pm)
Duration: 5 hours
Your hotel in Cairo(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Tour returns to the original departure point
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During Ramadan (18th June to 17th July) you will not be able to purchase alcohol and some elements of entertainment (eg. Belly Dancing) will be withdrawn.
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