Walking in Old Cairo from Bab Zuweila to Bab el Naser

Tour Number

Activity Level

57112


Categories

Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

French (basic), English (fluent), Arabic (fluent)

A Private Tour in Cairo with a Local Guide


The city of Cairo was founded in 969 as the royal city of the Fatimid's Dynasty. In 1092, Badr al-Jamali built a second wall around Cairo. Bab Zuweila was the southern gate in this wall. It has twin towers (minarets) which can be accessed via a steep climb. In earlier times they were used to scout for enemy troops in the surrounding countryside, and in modern times, they are hailed for providing one of the best views of Old Cairo.
The structure also has a famous platform. Executions would sometimes take place there, and it was also from this location that the Sultan would stand to watch the beginning of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
Sometimes the severed heads of criminals would be displayed along the tops of the walls. This was done as recently as 1811, when the severed heads of Mamluks from the Citadel massacre were mounted on spikes here.
The corresponding gate on the northern side of the city was the Bab al-Futuh.

Itinerary

Walking in Cairo, which was founded in 10th century by khalif AL Moaaz.

On our walking we discover Cairo and see the local life of the Egyptians, we stop to visit a lot of Islamic places there.

In this tour you discover how was Cairo and the original area. Believe me it is very intersting walking also you see the gates of Cairo.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I meet you in your stay in Cairo.

End location: After we finish we'll come back to your stay.

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.

Transportation

car or air conditioned van.

What’s Included

Other: - My service as your local guide
- Transportation in an air conditioned van

Estimated Local Cash Needed

600 Egyptian Pounds - For lunch, drinks, shopping.

What’s Extra

Other: - Food / drinks
- Tickets of sightseeing in Al Moaaz street
- Shopping

Private tour guide Doaa K.

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