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Alabaster Mosque (Mosque of Muhammad Ali)
Alabaster Mosque (Mosque of Muhammad Ali)

Alabaster Mosque (Mosque of Muhammad Ali) Tours and Activities

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The citadel of Saladin - and indeed, the Cairo skyline - is dominated by the Alabaster Mosque (Mosque of Muhammad Ali). Modelled along classic Turkish lines, it took 18 years to build (1830 - 1848) although later the domes had to be rebuilt. It was commissioned by Muhammad Ali, ruler of Egypt from 1805 - 1849, wholies in the marble tomb on the right as you enter.

Perhaps the most evocative description of it is in Olivia Manning'sThe Levant Trilogy: "Above them Mohammed Ali's alabaster mosque, uniquely white in this sand-coloured city, sat with minarets pricked, like a fat, white, watchful cat." It has never found much favor with writers, who have criticized it for being unimaginative, lacking in grace and resembling a great toad. Note the chintzy clock in the central courtyard, a gift from King Louis-Philippe of France in thanks for the Pharaonic obelisk that adorns the Place de la Concorde in Paris. It was damaged on delivery and has yet to be repaired.

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Cairo Citadel, Mosques and Khan Elkhalili

Cairo Citadel, Mosques and Khan Elkhalili

To protect the city, Saladin ordered the construction of a citadel in the mountains of Al Moqattam serve as fortress of the royal residence. The construction began in 1176. For this purpose, they demolished the Fatimid mosques and tombs of the places that occupy the great walls. Some blocks of stone from the Pyramids of Giza were used for construction.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$71.79
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 Private 9 Days 8 Nights Cairo Luxor Aswan 5* Dleux Nile Cruise sleeper Train

Private 9 Days 8 Nights Cairo Luxor Aswan 5* Dleux Nile Cruise sleeper Train

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Spare yourself the hassle of itinerary planning and arranging transfers, and experience Egypt in style on this 8-night 5-star private package that’s tailor-made for history buffs. See the ancient highlights of Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and Abu Simbel, cross the desert by sleeper, and indulge in a 3-night full-board Nile cruise with stops in Kom Ombo and Edfu. Throughout, your Egyptologist guide will help you make the most of the monuments.
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  • 9 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,200.00
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4-Day Tour: Cairo, Luxor, Alexandria, Sound and Light Show, Dinner cruise

4-Day Tour: Cairo, Luxor, Alexandria, Sound and Light Show, Dinner cruise

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Explore Egypt’s top attractions on this action-packed, multi-day guided tour, the perfect solution for travelers short on time— but still wanting to see it all. Cover the highlights of three cities—Cairo, Luxor, and Alexandria—and enjoy a dinner cruise down the Nile. Tours include domestic flights, tasty lunches, and hotel transfers.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$850.00
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$850.00
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3 Days Tour Package Covering all Cairo and Giza all included

3 Days Tour Package Covering all Cairo and Giza all included

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See the best of Cairo and the vicinity with this three-day package. You'll visit the world-famous Giza Pyramids, the ancient city of Memphis, the pyramids of Sakkara and Dashur, and go on a camel ride: and that's just on day one! Other highlights include a visit to the Egyptian Museum, shopping in local souks, and tours of Coptic and Islamic Cairo.
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  • 3 days
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$128.63
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Old Cairo and Citadel

Old Cairo and Citadel

Visit Salah El Din Citadel, constructed in 1183 AD, and Mohamed Ali Mosque, built inside the castle in the 19th century. Tour Old Cairo, the site of a city that pre-dated Cairo with many historic churches and a Roman fort.
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  • 4 hours
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$53.43
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4-Day Tour around Cairo, Luxor and Alexandria

4-Day Tour around Cairo, Luxor and Alexandria

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Time-poor travelers won’t want to miss this action-packed 4-day private guided tour that covers the historic highlights of Cairo, Alexandria, and Luxor. See Giza, Saqqara, Dahshur, the Egyptian Museum, and Old Cairo, then cruise the Nile on a felucca. Fly to Luxor for the day to experience the temples of Karnak, Luxor, and Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, and the Valley of the Kings. Finally, enjoy a day in Alexandria.
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  • 4 days
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$460.00
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$460.00
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8-Night Luxury Tour from Cairo: Private or Small Group

8-Night Luxury Tour from Cairo: Private or Small Group

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Ancient Egypt evokes images of massive pyramids, shrouded pharos, and political drama along the banks of the Nile. Discover the real stories behind the legends on this 8-night private or small-group tour of Egypt from Cairo. This tour includes lodging in 5-star hotels, a 4-night luxury cruise from Luxor to Aswan, and a professional Egyptologist guide. The price also includes two domestic flights and all meals, lodging, and activities as per itinerary.
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  • 9 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,490.00
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$2,490.00
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5-Day Tour around Cairo, Luxor, Alexandria and Suez Canal from Cairo

5-Day Tour around Cairo, Luxor, Alexandria and Suez Canal from Cairo

Discover the best places in Cairo, Luxor and Alexandria. Cairo has many historical places you can't miss, such as the pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo. Also visit The ancien capital of Egypt; Luxor with its great temples and tombs, the lovely city of Alexandria, located north of Cairo and Suez Canal.
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  • 5 days
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$750.00
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$750.00
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6-Day Tour of Cairo, Alexandria and Fayoum

6-Day Tour of Cairo, Alexandria and Fayoum

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Set out on a grand 5-night tour of Egypt’s history and heritage, and discover Cairo, Alexandria and Fayoum’s most iconic sites. See in the Great Pyramid and Sphinx at Giza then explore the sprawling Sakkara necropolis. Travel to the legendary city of Alexandria to visit Roman catacombs, Pompey’s Pillar and the 15th-century Qaitbay Citadel. Walk the bustling streets of Egypt’s oldest city and finish your tour with an in-depth trip through the capital’s landmark churches, a renowned mosque and Saladin’s fortified citadel.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Best seller Private 3 Days Tour to All Highlights Giza Cairo Alexandria

Best seller Private 3 Days Tour to All Highlights Giza Cairo Alexandria

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Take the strain out of itinerary planning on this action-packed 3-day private tour of Cairo and Alexandria. See the pyramids at Giza, Saqqara, and Dahshur, and ride a camel across the desert; explore the Egyptian Museum, the Alabaster Mosque, and the Khan Al-Khalili bazaar, and ride a felucca on the Nile; admire the library, the catacombs, the Citadel of Qaitbay, and Pompey’s Pillar. Tour includes lunch and door-to-door round-trip transfers.
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  • 3 days
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$120.00
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$120.00
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4-hours private Tour to Islamic Mosque and Coptic Cairo

4-hours private Tour to Islamic Mosque and Coptic Cairo

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See the magnificent religious architecture of Old Cairo on a 4-hour, private tour that takes the stress out of navigating Cairo’s chaotic streets. Visit the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, the Citadel of Saladin, and the Alabaster Mosque without the hassle of finding a series of taxis between destinations, and a flexible departure time means the tour can be tailored to your schedule.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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$39.00
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Private Islamic and Christian Cairo Day Tour

Private Islamic and Christian Cairo Day Tour

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Explore Cairo’s dynamic Christian and Islamic history on a walking day tour of the old city. The outing is divided into two segments. First you’ll visit Christian Coptic Cairo—among the most important locations for Christians in Egypt—and visit a church and a synagogue. After a lunch break at a local restaurant, continue on to learn about Islamic Cairo, where you’ll have the opportunity to enter two mosques.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$20.00
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$20.00
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Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

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Visit Cairo’s religious landmarks on a private tour to the city’s most important Coptic, Islamic, and Jewish places. Learn how the Christian Holy Family took shelter on the site of Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, explore the Church of Saint Barbara, and see the gilded icons that adorn the Hanging Church. Enter a synagogue built where baby Moses was found and eat lunch at a local restaurant; see Cairo’s most important mosques then take in sweeping views of the city from Saladin’s 15th-century citadel. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.00
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$24.00
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Private Tour: Egyptian Museum, Alabaster Mosque, Khan el-Khalili

Private Tour: Egyptian Museum, Alabaster Mosque, Khan el-Khalili

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This private tour of the Egypt Museum, Alabaster Mosque and Khan el-Khalil is perfect for travelers who have already seen the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Follow an expert guide on a tour through some of the city’s other great highlights and learn more about the history and religion that make this destination truly unique.
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  • 6 hours
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$158.34
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$158.34
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8-Hour Private Guided City Tour of Cairo and Felucca ride

8-Hour Private Guided City Tour of Cairo and Felucca ride

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Discover Cairo’s ancient history and highlights on a full-day, private tour with an experienced guide. Browse mummies, jewels and priceless relics at the Egyptian Museum, and see the gleaming funerary treasures of King Tutankhamun. After a traditional Egyptian lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue, and learn about the Cairo's historic Christian and Jewish communities. Finish your tour at Khan el-Khalili bazaar, where vendors create vibrant displays of rich textiles, handicrafts and souvenirs from around the country.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.61
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$98.61
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3 Days Private Guided Cairo Tour Package

3 Days Private Guided Cairo Tour Package

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Get a comprehensive overview of the great city of Cairo on this 3-day private tour. Visit all of the city’s top attractions such as the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, the Khan Khalili Bazaar, as well as the ancient cities of Memphis, Saqqara, and Dahshur. Learn about the rich and vibrant history of ancient Egypt from your private guide and enjoy complimentary refreshments throughout the tour.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$185.00
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$185.00
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Cairo Highlights: 3-Day Guided Tour with Dinner Cruise and Camel Ride

Cairo Highlights: 3-Day Guided Tour with Dinner Cruise and Camel Ride

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Capture the spirit of ancient Egypt on a private 3-day tour of Cairo and Alexandria with a professional guide. Gaze in wonder at the Giza pyramids; take an exhilarating camel ride through the desert; and descend to the atmospheric tombs of the Sakkara step pyramids. Immerse yourself in Cairo’s lively culture during a visit to the Khan Al-Kahlili market and the Mosque of Mohamed Ali and see the splendid sights of Alexandria on a guided tour. Receive the undivided attention of your Egyptologist guide on this private tour.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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$250.00
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Package for 4 Days at Giza, Cairo & Alexandria

Package for 4 Days at Giza, Cairo & Alexandria

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Enjoy a four days budget package tour to explore Cairo, Giza, and Alexandria around the most famous monuments in the three destinations where you will visit the Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, and Memphis & Dinner Nile Cruise. See the precious artifacts in the Egyptian museum and get to know the Islamic part of Cairo by visiting the citadel of Salah El Din and Mohamed Ali Alabaster mosque. Then heading to Khan Elkhalili old market and narrow busy streets. Discover Alexandria by visiting the city that overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with its valuable attractions the Catacomb of Kom El Shouqafa, the Library of Alexandria, and Quitbay Citadel. Lunches are included during your tours in addition to hotel pick up and drop off.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$310.00
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$310.00
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3-Day Guided Tour of Cairo, Giza& Alexandria with Dinner Cruise and Camel Ride

3-Day Guided Tour of Cairo, Giza& Alexandria with Dinner Cruise and Camel Ride

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Explore the best places in Cairo, Giza and Alexandria. Many historical places you can't miss, such as the pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Cairo and Islamic Cairo. Also visit the lovely city of Alexandria, locates north of Cairo.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$240.00
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$240.00
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 Full Day Walking Tour In Cairo

Full Day Walking Tour In Cairo

A must-do walking tour, very unique, starts with the Citadel of Saladin, and the mosque of Mohamed Ali, then a visit to the mosques of Sultan Hassan and Refaee. Then continue walking from refaee mosque to the street of Bab El-Wazir which will take you to Bad Zwaila and then to the center of Islamic medieval Cairo "Khan El-Khalili". finish the day in the outstanding atmosphere of medieval Cairo with the illuminated shops of the bazaar!! Pick you up from your hotel, and drive to the Citadel of Saladin. See the Citadel of Saladin and the mosque of Mohamed Ali. Drive to the Mosques of Sultan Hassan and Refaee. See the mosques of Refaee and Sultan Hassan. Drive to Bab El-Wazir. Start our walking tour with the guide. Walk from Bab El-Wazir to Bab Zowayla with stops to see the mosques and the ancient Islamic architicture. Walk from Bab Zowayla to the Ghori complex. Walk in Al-moez Ledin Ellah to the Bab El-Futuh. Walk back to Khan El-Khalili for your free time.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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$139.00
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 2-Day Cairo Giza Highlights Guided Tour including Camel Ride All inclusive

2-Day Cairo Giza Highlights Guided Tour including Camel Ride All inclusive

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Explore Egypt’s capital city of Cairo on this guided, 2-day tour. See the Great Pyramid of Giza, the largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex. Marvel at the Great Sphinx, a large half-human, half-lion statue. Take a ride on a camel along the Giza plateau at the edge of the Sahara Desert. Then discover the city of Cairo, including the Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo, the Mosque of Mohamed Ali and more. All entrance fees plus lunch both days and a hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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$120.00
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Private Tour: Alabaster Mosque, Sultan Hassan, Khan el-Khalili

Private Tour: Alabaster Mosque, Sultan Hassan, Khan el-Khalili

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This dynamic tour gives travelers a chance to explore more than just the pharaohs and pyramids that make Egypt famous. Visit the Citadel of Salah el Din, the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, and Sultan Hassan Mosque on this private tour that showcases the rich culture and history of this diverse nation.
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  • 3 hours
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$100.92
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$100.92
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 Long Cairo Lay-over Tour From Cairo Airport

Long Cairo Lay-over Tour From Cairo Airport

Cairo boasts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the ancient ruins around Giza and the 1,000-year-old Islamic city, Old Cairo. Discover them both with an Egyptologist guide on this private long layover tour. See the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum, home to a world-class selection of artifacts; then tour medieval Cairo, including the Citadel, the Khan Al-Khalili bazaar, and the Alabaster Mosque. Entrance fees are at your own expense.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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$199.00
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$199.00
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Go Tour Cairo : 2 Days Private Guided City Tour & Giza Pyramids and Sakkara

Go Tour Cairo : 2 Days Private Guided City Tour & Giza Pyramids and Sakkara

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See the world-famous sites of ancient Egypt while avoiding the crowds that come with most group tours. This private tour, exclusively for your party, takes you to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Step Pyramid of Djoser at Sakkara, Coptic Cairo, the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, and much more.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.29
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Alabaster Mosque (Mosque of Muhammad Ali) hours of operation: Open daily 8am - 5pm. Closed Fridays. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Alabaster Mosque (Mosque of Muhammad Ali) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 272 Alabaster Mosque (Mosque of Muhammad Ali) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Alabaster Mosque (Mosque of Muhammad Ali) costs USD 20.00. Guided Alabaster Mosque (Mosque of Muhammad Ali) tours start around USD 20.00 per person. See all 272 Alabaster Mosque (Mosque of Muhammad Ali) tickets and tours on Viator.
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