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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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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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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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$71.79
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Cairo Private Day Tour to Egyptian Museum Citadel and Khan Khalili Bazaar

Cairo Private Day Tour to Egyptian Museum Citadel and Khan Khalili Bazaar

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Embark on a day tour of Cairo that takes you to the Egyptian Museum (where you can see King Tutankhamun’s golden death mask and more than 120,000 other antiquities); the Saladin Citadel of Cairo, where you can see the Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha; and Khan el-Khalili, a bustling market in the center of Islamic Cairo.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$20.00
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$20.00
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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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$90.00
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$90.00
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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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Islamic Cairo Private History Tour

Islamic Cairo Private History Tour

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Discover the mosques and madrasas of one of the world’s oldest Islamic cities on a customizable, private tour of the city with a local guide. Explore historic Cairo, a UNESCO site that was founded in the 10th century, and see how the city’s tradition, art and architecture braid together in the narrow streets. Learn about life in the city while taking in the rich scents, sights and sounds of the Egyptian capital.
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  • 8 hours
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$80.00
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$80.00
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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
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$125.00
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$125.00
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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
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$37.00
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$37.00
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Cairo City Tour Visiting Egyptian Museum Citadel and Old market of Khan Kkalili

Cairo City Tour Visiting Egyptian Museum Citadel and Old market of Khan Kkalili

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Experience Cairo’s highlights on a full-day sightseeing tour to the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel of Saladin, Mohamed Ali Mosque and Khan El Khalili Bazaar, and immerse yourself in the city’s rich history and vibrant culture. Discover Pharaohs’ hordes, crumbling mummies and gleaming antiquities as you visit the museum with a local guide, then take in the views from the Citadel’s medieval fortifications. Pause for lunch at a restaurant, see the soaring architecture of an iconic mosques and browse for souvenirs and spices in the colorful stalls of a bustling souk.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$20.00
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$20.00
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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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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
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$185.00
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$185.00
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Day Trip to Giza Pyramids Old Cairo Citadel and Bazaar

Day Trip to Giza Pyramids Old Cairo Citadel and Bazaar

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Save time and money and explore ancient Giza and old Cairo on this private, inclusive tour. In the company of just your party and an Egyptologist guide, visit the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx; tour one of Cairo’s oldest Coptic churches, and shop for brassware, copper, leather, and other fine products at the centuries-old Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Includes lunch.
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  • 10 hours
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$20.00
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$20.00
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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
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$96.40
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Cairo City Tour 2 (Coptic & Islamic Cairo)

Cairo City Tour 2 (Coptic & Islamic Cairo)

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Cover ground you couldn’t hope to cover independently on this time-saving private tour that checks off some of Cairo’s most fascinating sights. Traveling direct from your door with a guide, discover historic Cairo highlights: the Citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster Mosque. Then head to the extraordinary Cave Church, carved from solid rock, ride a felucca down the Nile, savor a restaurant lunch, and feel the breeze in Al-Azhar Park.
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  • 6 hours
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$50.00
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$50.00
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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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3-Day Private Tour: Giza, Cairo, and Alexandria with free Airport Transfers

3-Day Private Tour: Giza, Cairo, and Alexandria with free Airport Transfers

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Hit three of Egypt’s top locations on this in-depth, multi-day private tour to Cairo, Giza, and Alexandria. Cover history-packed attractions spanning thousands of years, from the world-famous ancient pyramids to bustling medieval markets, and get personalized attention from your Egyptologist guide. Tours include a desert camel ride, admission tickets, and door-to-door hotel transfers.
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  • 5 days
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$340.00
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$340.00
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Islamic and Coptic Cairo Day Tour

Islamic and Coptic Cairo Day Tour

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Discover Cairo’s Coptic, Jewish and Islamic traditions on a full-day cultural tour that includes Abu Serga Church and the Citadel of Cairo. Step into the sanctuaries of the city’s most important Coptic churches, from the 4th-century Abu Serga to the elegant Hanging Church, visit a synagogue built where baby Moses was purportedly found and see celebrated mosques and madrassas. Finish your tour on the medieval fortifications of Saladin’s Citadel of Cairo, which protect the graceful domes and minarets of the Alabaster Mosque. 
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$25.00
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$25.00
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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
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$1,200.00
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$1,200.00
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Private 11-Days Egypt Spiritual Tour and Luxury Sacred Journey

Private 11-Days Egypt Spiritual Tour and Luxury Sacred Journey

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Discover Awesome Ancient Wonders with with us, Awaken your Soul`s destiny by experiencing the layers of time. Tap into the real you and where you came from. The ancient Egyptians believed that The River Nile represented the backbone of the human body. It has been truly believed in Ancient Egypt that The Mighty River Nile signified the backbone of the human body. The temples of ancient Egypt were placed strategically along the Nile to correspond with the major chakras of our energy system that exist along this “backbone”. The journey from Aswan to Heliopolis will take you through these sites and can provide healing of the Chakra’s as we go, so flow with the spirit of the Nile. Allow the Nile to flow through you and illuminate your heart and uplift your journey. Relax with the spirit of the Nile and its dynamic essence on board the Nile Cruise.
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  • 11 days
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$4,560.00
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$4,560.00
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3 Days Tour Package Covering all Cairo and Giza all inclusive

3 Days Tour Package Covering all Cairo and Giza all inclusive

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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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$125.74
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$125.74
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2-Full Days Cairo tour package (See the best in Giza&Cairo)

2-Full Days Cairo tour package (See the best in Giza&Cairo)

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Discover Cairo’s ancient wonders and its historic heart on this 2-day private tour, which covers ground at a pace you just can’t match independently. See the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, Saqqara, Memphis, the Pyramid of Djoser and the Egyptian Museum; then enjoy Coptic Cairo, Cairo Citadel and the Alabaster Mosque. Your package includes door-to-door transfers, private guide and water: food, drink, entrance fees and accommodation are at your own expense.
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  • 2 days
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$58.06
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$58.06
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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
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Layover Tour To Giza Pyramids & Egyptian Museum & Old Cairo from Cairo Airport

Layover Tour To Giza Pyramids & Egyptian Museum & Old Cairo from Cairo Airport

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Make the most of your time in Cairo with a fully-customizable layover tour of the city’s historic sites. Simply meet your guide at Cairo International Airport, and visit the iconic pyramids at Giza and the nearby Sphinx and Valley Temple. See the mummies and relics at the Egyptian Museum, and take in the gleaming funerary mask of King Tutankhamun. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, then walk the medieval walls of the Cairo Citadel and shop for souvenirs at Khan el-Khalili bazaar before returning to the airport.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00
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Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Old Cairo Tour

Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Old Cairo Tour

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Enjoy Cairo City Tour Visiting: Ancient Egypt in the Egyptian Museum. Then visit Salah El Din Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque, Tour Old Cairo, the city that pre-dated Cairo with many historic churches and Roman sites.
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  • 8 hours
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$97.00
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What are Alabaster Mosque (Mosque of Muhammad Ali) hours of operation?
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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.
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How much does it cost to visit Alabaster Mosque (Mosque of Muhammad Ali) 2021?
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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.
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