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Islamic Cairo Tour: Architectural Heritage in Bab El Wazir

In the heart of Cairo, a street called El Darb el Ahamar, this street full of Islamic monuments you will really feel like you find Islamic architect treasure where you will see mosques, house, palace, mausoleums, collage, one of Cairo gates and part of ancient Cairo walls which protect the city against invading armies.

per adult from

$141

AUD

Duration

6 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Pick up services from your hotel & return.
    • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
    • Private English-speaking Egyptologist guide.
    • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites.
    • Lunch meal at good quality local restaurant in Cairo.
    • Bottled water on board the vehicle during the tour.
    • Shopping tours in Cairo.
    • All taxes & service charge.
    • Entry/Admission - Al-Azhar Park
    • Entry/Admission - Bab Zuweila
    What's excluded :
    • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Tipping.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Al-Azhar Park, Darassa Hill Al Darassa Hill, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    Located in the heart of old historic Cairo and commanding stunning panoramic views of the world's most intriguing city, Al-Azhar Park offers every visitor a glimpse into the captivating past. Lush green landscaped gardens are an enjoyable sojourn away from city's major tourist attractions. Embracing valuable history, the park is home to the newly discovered Ayyubid wall, constructed by Salah El Din more than 800 years ago.



    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bab Zuweila, Darb el Ahmar, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    A) El Saleh Tala’i mosque :
    The mosque of al-Salih Tala'i', built by the Fatimid vizier al-Salih Tala'i' ibn Ruzzik in 1160/554-555 AH during the caliphate of al-Fa'iz, is the second extant Fatimid mosque to be built by a vizier, the first being that of al-Aqmar.

    B) Qijmas Ishaqi Mosque:
    The Amir Qijmas al Ishaqi was the head of Sultan Qaytbay's stables. Between 1479 and 1481, he had the mosque built on a triangular plot that dictated the irregular plan. It is more commonly known as the mosque of Abu Huraya (or Hariba).

    C)Ahmed El Mehmendar mosque:
    This is the third "large mosque" (gamee) built in Egypt. It is characterized by its spacious hall (saha), its unique spiral minaret and a large collection of gypsum decoration.
    Built by Ahmed Ibn Tulun in 879 (265 H), the Ibn Tulun Mosque in the Sayyedah Zeinab district has an atmosphere of tranquillity unlike that of any other mosque in the city.

    D)EL Altinbugha al-Maridani mosque:
    The Mosque of al-Maridani was built for Amir Altinbugha, the saqi (cup-bearer) and the son-in-law of al-Nasir Muhammad, in 1339-40. It is a hypostyle mosque with marble columns supporting pointed stone arches, and has a domed, nine-bay maqsura in front of the mihrab. The exterior facades are decorated with recessed panels crowned with stalactites. The divergence between the street alignment and the interior, which is oriented towards Mecca, is cleverly overcome by a stepped layout of the exterior.

    E)Bayt Al-Razzaz palace: 1 Hour
    This sprawling three story palace was originally two separate residents divided by an alley, one house dating to the fifteenth century/ninth century AH and one house dating to 1778/1192 AH. Ahmad Katkuhuda al-Razzaz acquired the entire property in the late eighteenth century, and likely joined the two houses in the early nineteenth century, creating a complex of more than 190 rooms. A passage from the southwestern corner of the courtyard of the 15th century house leads to the courtyard of the second house. The groin-vaulted stone entrance onto the Suq al-Silah, now partially collapsed, seems to have become the principal entrance to the combined properties.

    F)Aqsunqur Mosque: 1 Hour
    (also known as the Blue Mosque or the Mosque of Ibrahim Agha) is located in Cairo, Egypt and is one of several “blue mosques” in the world. It is situated in the Tabbana Quarter in Islamic Cairo, between Bab Zuweila and the Citadel of Saladin (Cairo Citadel.) The Aqsunqur Mosque also serves as a funerary complex, containing the mausoleums of its founder Shams ad-Din Aqsunqur, his sons, a number of children of the Bahri Mamluk sultan an-Nasir Muhammad and that of its principal restorer, Ibrahim Agha al-Mustahfizan.


    Duration: 5 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • -Masks will be given to clients who do not have their own. -Admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund for the land tour will be given.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Memphis Tours

Activity ID: V-106218P20

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