Discover Islamic Cairo
This tour is not a common tour and not many people visit the Islamic capitals which were founded in Egypt in different periods by different rulers. You can visit the ruins of "Al Fustat" (the first Islamic capital which was founded in the 7th century) Capital of Egypt, 641AD . It was built by the Muslim general 'Amr ibn al-'As immediately after the Muslim conquest of Egypt in AD 641. The next stop to the ruins of Al-Qaṭā, the second capital of Egypt, founded by Ahmad ibn Tulun in the year 868 CE. Al-Qata'i and Ahmed Ibn Tulun mosque then going to see the original place of the fourth Islamic capital Al-Qahira (Cairo), founded by the Fatimids in 969 CE and then visit the oldest street in Cairo: Al Mouaz street. It is like an open Islamic museum and you see a lot of mosques from different periods. Then walking in the market Khan El Khalili.
- Visit ruins of the oldest Islamic capital Al Fustat which was founded by Muslim leader Amr Ibn Al Ase and visit his mosque.
- Visit mosque Ibn Tulun.
- Visit the ruins of Fatimid capital Cairo and oldest street in Cairo.
- Then come back to your accommodations.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 5 hours
We will use a modern air conditioned vehicle.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
700 Egyptian Pounds - You need Egyptian pounds for tickets of sightseeing, food and drinks.
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Five stars for our guide, Doaa, on our Islamic Cairo and Alexandria tours! Doaa is highly experienced, very well educated, and most importantly, she is such a such a nice and fun person! She made our tours informative and lots of fun; we have many fond memories of our visit to Egypt because of her.