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Islamic Cairo Private History Tour provided by Cairo Trips

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Islamic Cairo Private History Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Al-Azhar Mosque
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Al-Azhar Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Wekalet El Ghouri Arts Center
  • 3
    El Muayyad Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Street of the Tentmakers (Sharia Khayamiya)
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Bab Zuweila
    Sabil of Muhammad Ali Pasha
  • 5
    Sharia Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 6
    Abo Heriba mosque
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 7
    Qalawun Complex
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 8
    Khan Al-Khalili
    Stop: 90 minutes
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    Pass by
    Abdeen Palace Museum
  • 9
    Museum of Islamic Arts
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 10
    City of the Dead (Northern Cemetery)
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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Important Information
Duration
2–5 hours
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Al-Azhar Park
  • Entry/Admission - El Muayyad Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - City of the Dead (Northern Cemetery)
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Qalawun Complex
  • Entry/Admission - Museum of Islamic Arts
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Maurizio3030 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Cairo, Egypt1,383 contribution133 helpful votes
We met Muhammad just looking for the spice section in tentmakers souk aka khayamiya. He offered to take us there and show us around. He had no expectations of us and when we offered him cash he refused. All he asked was for a rating on TripAdvisor and here it is. Next time we
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Response from MoSwiftEgypt, Owner at Islamic Cairo Private History Tour
Responded 18 Mar. 2020
Thank you for your glowing review, it was my pleasure helping you in finding your way, we appreciate you taking the time to write such a great review, we hope to see you soon again in Egypt Kind regards, Muhammad Swefy
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Aqua L wrote a review Feb. 2020
Montreal, Canada6 contributions3 helpful votes
Mr Mohammed is one of the greatest guide that I met during my stay in Cairo. He was such a good guide and friend helping me finding books to practice my reading in arabic. He does know the history of every masjid in old Cairo. And the most that I loved it was that he is not like
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from MoSwiftEgypt, Owner at Islamic Cairo Private History Tour
Responded 25 Feb. 2020
Thank you for your glowing review, it was my pleasure providing you with such a tour and arranging everything around it, I appreciate you taking the time to write such a great review, we hope to see you soon again in Egypt Kind regards, Muhammad Swefy
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Alexis Muñoz wrote a review Feb. 2020
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Muhammad has explained to me in English the historical importance of several of the little tables in Cairo. He explained the cause of infrastructure and helped me to better understand Islamic culture and religion. After learning that I was from Chile, he began to speak to me in
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from MoSwiftEgypt, Owner at Islamic Cairo Private History Tour
Responded 25 Feb. 2020
Thank you for your glowing review, it was my pleasure providing you with such a tour and arranging everything around it, I appreciate you taking the time to write such a great review, we hope to see you soon again in Egypt Kind regards, Muhammad Swefy
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Ruvani786 wrote a review Jan. 2020
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia18 contributions5 helpful votes
We read about Mo Swift on trip advisor. He had great reviews and we felt he was exactly the kind of guide we wanted to get a flavour of Islamic Cairo. We contacted Mo Swift in October 2019 with regards to a personal tour by him on January 3 2020. ( well in advance). We had email
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from MoSwiftEgypt, Owner at Islamic Cairo Private History Tour
Responded 9 Jan. 2020
Thank you for taking the time to tell us why our service failed to meet your expectations.We value your review, and would like to address your concerns as quickly as possible.We understand your frustration, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience we have caused you. It is our goal to restore your confidence in our company by solving this problem and preventing it from happening again. PS.: we never rip off our customers and here's a list of the cost of your tour as follows: 630 Egyptian Pounds: Citadel entry tickets (2 adults+3 students), 340 Egyptian Pounds: lunch (330+ 10 tipping), 25 Egyptian Pounds: bottled water, 650 Egyptian Pounds: vehicle, 200 Egyptian Pounds: driver's gratuity, 10 Egyptian Pounds: Citadel parking ticket, 700 Egyptian Pounds: guiding fees, 730 Egyptian Pounds: 30% company profit, services, taxes & VAT, TOTAL: 3285 Egyptian Pounds = $208 USD Thank you again, for your feedback. I hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future. And we promise you with a free service or a decent discount for you in order to restore your confidence in us and gain your admiration and trust. Sincerely, Swefy Tours team
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Nicholas O wrote a review Sep. 2019
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Muhammad approached me on the street in Khan el-Khalili while my girlfriend was looking at carpets. He was nice and started to explain where and how the carpets were made, followed by some historical facts of the bazaar generally. Being in Egypt a week and a half we were
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from MoSwiftEgypt, Manager at Islamic Cairo Private History Tour
Responded 30 Oct. 2019
Thank you for taking the time to tell us why our service failed to meet your expectations.We value your review, and would like to address your concerns as quickly as possible.We understand your frustration, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience we have caused you. It is our goal to restore your confidence in our company by solving this problem and preventing it from happening again. Thank you again, for your feedback. I hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future. And we promise you with a free service or a decent discount for you in order to restore your confidence in us and gain your admiration and trust. Sincerely, Swefy Tours team
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About the operator

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JavierPC88
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Excellent Tours with Muhammad Swefy
We met Muhammad close to El-Khalili's market. First day we made a walking tour around the less touristic places of
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drnadimh
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Christian places
I visited Cairo last month one of my guid tourists that Mr Mohamed radi ( abu Nidal) advices me to see is the Chris
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riazrahim
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Friendly, passionate, and generous
Mo Swift loves Cairo so much, he offered to show us around the famous al-Khalili market for free. I could tell how
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micahfiedler
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The Rare Tour Guide With a Vested Interest in His Local Community
Mr. Swefy contains and conveys a deep local knowledge easily apparent in anybody who meets him. However, what stand
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K397KDchrisp
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Single
Very exciting trip. Enjoy every place I've visited. Very friendly and nice tour guide😉. Thank you👍
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jpgomez709
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Not quite what we expected
We met Muhammad while waiting in line for the show at Wekalet El Ghouri. He was very friendly and helped us find th
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Nuria V
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nice tour egyptian
We were going to the Egyptian museum until we were in it, it was very nice, since we were scared that everyone aske
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Orhunegekercek
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City Tour
We met by coincidence and I was particularly interested in the Egyptian Mythology. It was hard for me to find a gui
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Aly S
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A true Egyptian gentleman
Here's the story: I'm Egyptian. I'm walking out of khan el khaleeli with my Aussie wife, frazelled and exhausted.
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aiftincais2016
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Fantastic Experience
We do a fantastic Experience arround khan al-khalili(The bazar of cairo) with our guide Muhammad Swefy(MO Swift). I
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Alexander V
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Pyramid Tour
Mohamed took both my wife and I on a day tour to the the Great Pyramids in Giza . He was amazing to deal with. His
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Pamela T
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Tour of Egyptian museum
This was a wonderful tour in an otherwise overwhelming place. A tour guide selected the most important objects to
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adil786m
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Fantastic islamic tour of Cairo - can't recommend it enough!
Excellent tour, well thought through itinerary and great guide in Usama (very knowledgeable and fluent in english).
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Emma1902222
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Tour around the Souk
Mohammed was an excellent guide, he explained things that were both historical and interesting, he was more than ha
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Nadav D
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Great guide!
This guy is absolutely awesome. So helpful and wise, knows a lot and helps in many ways, never demands anything jus
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2–5 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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