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Islamic Cairo History Tour

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide at a centrally located park or mosque, and continue to an all-star list of Cairo’s remarkable historic landmarks. Step into the Circassian Mamluk period at Al-Ishaqi mosque, and learn about the 15th-century prince who built its intricate facades and tiered minaret. Enter the old city through Bab Zuweila gate, a stunning remnant of Fatimid Cairo, where you can listen to stories about the long (and sometimes bloody) history of the site. Explore the distinctive 12th-century architecture of Al-Salih Tala’I mosque, then continue to the Faraj ibn Barquq, a funerary complex that may have also been a traditional madrasa.

    Visit a remarkable lineup of sites in the heart of the old city: Sabil-Kuttab, Al Kurdi mosque, Gani Bek mosque, Al Burdayni mosque, Saint Safiyya mosque and the Museum of Islamic Art, which has one of the world’s greatest collections of art and artifacts from around the Islamic world.

    Continue through Cairo’s mosques, madrasas and mausoleums, and learn the remarkable history of Al Azhar University, among the oldest continually operating universities in the world.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Al-Azhar Park
    Departure Time
    5:00 PM
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Khan al-Khalili Bazaar
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Private tour
    Exclusions
    • Entrance fees (generally around 100 LE)
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I met Muhammad in Islamic Cairo and he started giving me and my friend a free tour of the area. He also helped us get tickets to the sufi dance show. He was very helpful and friendly. He didn't have to do that for us. I then contacted him to take a 2-day trip to the desert.
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    During our visit to Egypt, we had a wonderful guide Mo Swift, he made us a night tour of the most peculiar and essential areas of Cairo, nothing of tourist places, but more essential sites, all without pressure, protecting us at all times to May our visit be as pleasant as
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    I have read many of the reviews about Mohammed‘s tours of Cairo. Just like many of the other writers, my wife and I had the experience of simply poking around near the great Souk of Cairo when Mohammed appeared out of nowhere to help us out. We were in the process of buying some
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    Response from MoSwiftEgypt, Owner at Islamic Cairo History Tour
    Responded 25 Jul 2019
    Thank you for your glowing review, it was our pleasure providing your tour and arranging everything around it, we appreciate you taking the time to write a review, we hope to see you soon again in Egypt regards Muhammad Swefy
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    Super friendly and knowledgeable guide. We had a great tour around the old city and he showed us to interesting markets around it’s location.
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    Response from MoSwiftEgypt, Owner at Islamic Cairo History Tour
    Responded 25 Jul 2019
    Thank you for your glowing review, it was our pleasure guiding your tour and arranging everything around it, we appreciate you taking the time to write a review, we hope to see you soon again in Egypt regards Muhammad Swefy
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    Mohammad took me on a tour of the area of the artisans and explained the historical importance of the area. He took me to shops where you could be quality items at greatly reduced prices. The quality items are generally only sold to high-end hotels and shops. I highly recommend
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    Response from MoSwiftEgypt, Owner at Islamic Cairo History Tour
    Responded 23 Jun 2019
    Thank you sir for your time to write such review. Best Regards Mo
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