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Cairo Highlights: Citadel of Salah El Din and Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Available in English Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    5 hours

  • Start time

    1:00pm

  • Meeting Point
    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
  • Ending Point

    Tour returns to the original departure point

Key Highlights

  • Khan El Kahili Bazaar is one of the oldest markets of the Middle East and a great place to buy traditional jewellery
  • Entrance fee to the Citadel of Salah El Din is included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off and round trip transportation are included
  • Rich history and lively bazaars are what Cairo is best known for

Overview

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.

Itinerary

  • 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.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • English, French, Italian & German speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to the Citadel of Salah El Din

Exclusions

  • Refreshments

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • 4
    Cairo Highlights and Khan El khalili Bazaar
    03/29/2012 Michael Webb, Australia

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