We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Islamic Sites Walking Tour of Cairo

Highlights
  • Walking tour of Cairo’s most important Islamic sites
  • Learn about Cairo's ancient Islamic history, traditions and culture
  • Enjoy sweeping city views from the Citadel of Saladin, built to protect Cairo from the Crusaders
More
Islamic Sites Walking Tour of Cairo
From $45.00
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travelers
Islamic Sites Walking Tour of Cairo
From $45.00
Overview

Explore Cairo’s most iconic Islamic sites on a 4-hour walking tour through the city, then visit Khan el-Khalili market. Walk alongside your local guide as you climb Mokattam Hill to the Citadel of Saladin, and take in sweeping views from the fortifications. Enter the Mamluk-era Sultan Hassan Mosque to see soaring chambers and elegant courtyards; discover intricate artwork and learn of the four historic madrassas inside the house of worship. Leave the serenity of the mosque for a bustling market, and practice your bargaining skills as you shop for souvenirs. 

What to Expect
Your 4-hour tour starts in the El Dokki district, across from downtown Cairo. Follow your guide up Mokattam hill to the Citadel of Saladin (or Al-Qalaa), an Islamic fortification overlooking the whole city.

This famous citadel was constructed by Salah El Din in 1183 AD to protect against the attacks of the Crusaders, and served as a royal residence for Egypt’s rulers for more than 700 years. Learn about the citadel’s mosques, palaces and museums and enjoy sweeping views over Cairo. Next, visit the 14th-century Sultan Hassan Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world and undoubtedly one of Cairo’s most iconic landmarks. Be wowed by the mosque’s colossal scale as you explore the interior and learn about its remarkable Mamluk construction.

Shifting gears, it’s time to hit the streets of Cairo for an authentic local experience: shopping at a bazaar. Following your guide, venture through the labyrinth of narrow streets and passageways of Khan el-Khalili, one of the world’s largest souks. Stop at local vendors to practice your bargaining skills and purchase handcrafted souvenirs, or simply relax and watch the hustle-bustle go by.

Your guide will then escort you back to the starting point, where your tour ends.
Reviews (10)
1 - 5 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful walking tour

A morning exploring incredible mosques and the citadel. Our guide Ahmed was very informative about all the buildings incorporating the Islamic faith into his knowledgeable and insightful discussions. He also shared how the Islamic faith is practiced in modern day life in Cairo. Just wonderful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank trippingaround9902
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile
Best Guide

Eslam was a great guide, explained the history of Egypt in a great way and speaks exceptional English and a number of other languages. Definitely recommend this tour and guide

Thank Krinksy
Reviewed October 27, 2018
Incredible experience

Over past 2 days have done 2 walking tours here in Cairo and they have been just incredible both tour guides Mohamed and Mourara were so knowledgeable and had such incredible depths of knowledge of their city and history it was mind blowing. This is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julie-Anne5608
Reviewed September 20, 2018
Great morning exploring Islamic and Coptic Cairo

We had a brilliant morning exploring Cairo with our guide Dalia. She showed us all the key sites, gave a fascinating insight into the history of the area, plus a delicious lunch to end the tour. I'd highly recommend!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nic0laP18
Reviewed September 2, 2018
An elighting experience

The sole purpose of taking this trip was to supplement my studies on religion. And this half-day tour was an excellent resource to fulfill that goal. Shouk Mamdouh, along with Mohammad, was the perfect companion and source of knowledge from the beginning. Took me to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 1Wokker
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Islamic Sites Walking Tour of Cairo staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines