Private Tour in Islamic Cairo, and Khan El-Khalili Bazaar

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Departs: Cairo, Cairo

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First opportunity is to see the Qalaoon complex from the Mamluki time while crossing the copper shops, the silver shops, and the gold shops...You will get to know a lot about the great ideas of the Islamic architecture, the minarets, the domes, the wooden fortified gates, and the Sabils built out of marbles and lime-stones.

See the ancient Islamic house of Souhaimi used to be the official accommodation of Al-Azhar university students with its rooms enough to accommodate 200 of them.

From Al-Moez Ledin Ellah Street it’s a walk from the Khan EL-khalili area to Bab El-futuh, the ancient gate of Cairo. Remember to prepare your camera for the wonderful photos you are going to take for the Qalaoon complex, the palace of Bishtack and the Souhaimi house.

You will find your way with the guide to Al-Fishawi Cafe in the heart of Khan El-Khalili where you will get some free time for shopping and final rest for a cup of tea on Al-Fishaway cafe, the oldest one in Cairo.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Private transportation

Professional licenced Tour guide specialest in Egyptology

Sealed mineral bottled water

WiFi on board

What's Not Included

Enjoy a variety of Egyptian menu food out of your preferences from the best local restaurants (Optional)


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 100

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Islamic Cairo
Islamic Cairo (Qahirat al-Maez) is a part of central Cairo around the old walled city and around the Citadel of Cairo which is characterized by hundreds of mosques, tombs, madrasas, mansions, caravanserais, and fortifications dating from the Islamic era.[1] In 1979, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed Historic Cairo a World Cultural Heritage site, as "one of the world's oldest Islamic cities, with its famous mosques, madrasas, hammams and fountains and the new centre of the Islamic world, reaching its golden age in the 14th century.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Sharia Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah
Sharia Al Mu’izz Li-Din Allah, Cairo, Egypt

Muizz Street (Shariʻa al-Muizz li-Din Illah) also known as Al Moez Ldin Allah Al Fatimi Street in Islamic Cairo, Egypt is one of the oldest streets in Cairo, approximately one kilometer long. A United Nations study found it to have the greatest concentration of medieval architectural treasures in the Islamic world. The street (shariʻa in Arabic) is named for Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah, the fourth caliph of the Fatimid dynasty. It stretches from Bab Al-Futuh in the north to Bab Zuweila in the south. Starting in 1997,[2][3] the national government carried out extensive renovations to the historical buildings, modern buildings, paving, and sewerage to turn the street into an "open-air museum". On April 24, 2008, Al-Muizz Street was rededicated as a pedestrian only zone between 8:00 am and 11:00 pm; cargo traffic will be allowed outside of these hours.

The northern part of the street extends from the Al-Hakim Mosque in the north to the Spice Market at Al-Azhar Street and includes the antiques markets section, Al-Aqmar Mosque (one of the few extant Fatimid mosques), the Qalawun complex, and several well preserved medieval mansions and palaces.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Bab al-Futuh
Bab al Futuh (Conquest Gate) is one of three remaining gates in the walls of the Old City of Cairo, Egypt. It was finished in the year 1087 and faces north. It stands at the northern end of Muizz Street. The other two remaining gates are Bab al-Nasr (Victory Gate) in the North and Bab Zuwayla (Gate of Zuwayla) in the south.

The gate was part of fortification built by Commander/Vizier Badr al-Jamali of Fatimid Imam/caliph Mustansir. Its rounded towers were a stronger defense than the square towers of Bab al-Nasr (another Old City gate, just to the east). They had shafts for pouring boiling water or burning oil on attackers, and arrow slits. The gate is covered in vegetal and geometric motifs.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Wekalet El Ghouri Arts Center
The Sultan Al-Ghuri Complex was built between the years 1503 and 1505. This huge complex consists of a khanqah, mausoleum, sebil-kuttab, mosque and madrasa and is located at the Fahhamin Quarter, al Mu'izz li-Din Allah street in Cairo, Egypt. The structure lies on both sides of the al Mu'izz li-Din Allah street, with the congregational mosque-madrasa built on the western side, and the khanqah-mausoleum-sabil-kuttab on the eastern side

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Bab Zuweila
Bab Zuweila is one of three remaining gates in the walls of the Old City of Cairo, the capital of Egypt. It was also known as Bawabbat al-Mitwali during the Ottoman period, and is sometimes spelled Bab Zuwayla. It is considered one of the major landmarks of the city and is the last remaining southern gate from the walls of Fatimid Cairo in the 11th and 12th century. Its name comes from Bab, meaning "Door", and Zuwayla, the name of a tribe of Berber warriors from the Western Desert, members of which were charged with guarding the gate.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Khan Al-Khalili
Khan El-Khalili is a major souk in the historic center of Islamic Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Must do to see what kids is like in the city of Cairo and the history of the religions
justinpinotti, 21-05-2021
Mohammed was an amazing tour guide took us to see amazing Islamic and Coptic architecture as well as khan al Khalil bazaar highly recommended
great way to experience Cairo
susan_g, 11-11-2022
seeing coptic cairo and enjoying the bazaar. Our guide ws very knowledgeable and was able to manipulate the crazy traffic.
Vale a pena ir
Luciana_I, 16-11-2022
Guia prestativo e educado
Lugar bonito, exótico e o mercado super legal
Gostei muito do passeio e recomendo

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