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Islamic Cairo History Tour

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  • Customizable private tour of historic Cairo
  • Visit sacred Islamic sites and landmarks
  • Learn about local history and culture
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Islamic Cairo History Tour
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Islamic Cairo History Tour
USD 23.00
Overview
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.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at a centrally located park or mosque, and continue to an all-star list of Cairo’s remarkable historic landmarks. Step into the Circassian Mamluk period at Al-Ishaqi mosque, and learn about the 15th-century prince who built its intricate facades and tiered minaret. Enter the old city through Bab Zuweila gate, a stunning remnant of Fatimid Cairo, where you can listen to stories about the long (and sometimes bloody) history of the site. Explore the distinctive 12th-century architecture of Al-Salih Tala’I mosque, then continue to the Faraj ibn Barquq, a funerary complex that may have also been a traditional madrasa.

Visit a remarkable lineup of sites in the heart of the old city: Sabil-Kuttab, Al Kurdi mosque, Gani Bek mosque, Al Burdayni mosque, Saint Safiyya mosque and the Museum of Islamic Art, which has one of the world’s greatest collections of art and artifacts from around the Islamic world.

Continue through Cairo’s mosques, madrasas and mausoleums, and learn the remarkable history of Al Azhar University, among the oldest continually operating universities in the world.
Reviews (28)
1 - 5 of 27 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2018
Unbelievable insider tour with the nicest guide

While walking around Islamic Cairo, my travel partner and I happened across Mo Swefy by chance. He ended up walking us all over Islamic and Old Cairo and for over 2 hours completely free of charge. That's just how kind he is. He is passionate...More

Thank CarsonC163
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile
Very professional and knowledgeable

Muhammad Swefy is a wonderful tour guide, he's patient and has a lot of knowledge about all of Egypt. He isn't aggressive like the other tour guides and is very sociable. I would highly recommend him to be your next tour guide.

Thank Nikel W
Mo S, Owner at Muhammad Swefy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank you so much for such a great review. Next I will offer a free tour for you and up to 80% discount shareable with your friends. Looking forward to hearing from you soon Best regards, Mo Swift

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile
A kind, knowledgeable guide.

We met Muhammad by chance when we were wandering around near Al-Azhar in Islamic Cairo. We are very wary of scammers, but any doubts about Muhammad quickly dissipated. Muhammad is a very knowledgeable guide with a clear passion for his city and with a university...More

Thank RiversOfParadise
Mo S, Owner at Muhammad Swefy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank you so much for such a great review. Next I will offer a free tour for you and up to 80% discount shareable with your friends. Looking forward to hearing from you soon Best regards, Mo Swift

Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile
Great tour!

Muhammad provided a great tour of the streets and alleys, mosques and sites of Islamic Cairo. He was knowledgeable, attentive to our needs, spoke first-rate English and gave us a great overview of the area. Highly recommended.More

Thank Amy W
Mo S, Owner at Muhammad Swefy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank you Ms. Amy, I am looking forward to seeing you again. I will definitely make a great discount for you next time or even a completely free tour. I hope everything is well with you, I haven't heard from you for a while. Are...More

Reviewed 22 March 2018
An Unexpected Tour With A Passionate Guide

Thank you to Muhammad for a great time in Islamic Cairo. We learned so much in one evening. We not only explored the historical and religious landmarks but also the local stalls, artisan workshops, and the famous el Fishawi cafe. He was knowledgeable, accommodating, and...More

1  Thank Ellen T
Mo S, Owner at Muhammad Swefy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank you so much for such a great review. Next I will offer a free tour for you and up to 80% discount shareable with your friends. Looking forward to hearing from you soon Best regards, Mo Swift

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Ben J
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