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Private tour to Khan el-Khalili, old souqs and local lunch

Private tour to Khan el-Khalili, old souqs and local lunch

By Hassan Shawki
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In-depth guided tour to Khan el-Khalili, one of the biggest bazaars in the Middle East. Peek inside a centuries-old mosque, puff on a pipe of flavored sheesha, and haggle for spices through hundreds of packed stalls. You’ll also learn the that the shopping hub is— once a burial site during the Fatimid Caliphate. An in-depth guided tour of the Khan el-Khalili bazaar No complicated meeting-points: enjoy private round-trip transfers from your Cairo hotel Learn about the Fatimid mausoleum that predated the bustling marketplace and served a sprawling empire Discover one of Egypt’s liveliest neighborhoods, and get a behind-the-scenes cultural immersion
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Ages 1-90
Duration: 4–6 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • All taxes are inclusive
  • Artifacts guided tour
  • Old Souk guided tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
What's not included
  • Lunch


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We will pick you up from your hotel
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 151375P28

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        • You'll get picked up
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          Khan Al-Khalili
          Stop: 4 minutes
          Khan el-Khalili (Arabic: خان الخليلي‎) 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. In-depth guided tour to Khan el-Khalili, one of the biggest bazaars in the Middle East. Peek inside a centuries-old mosque, puff on a pipe of flavored sheesha, and haggle for spices through hundreds of packed stalls. You’ll also learn the that the shopping hub is— once a burial site during the Fatimid Caliphate. Discover one of Egypt’s liveliest neighborhoods, and get a behind-the-scenes cultural immersion
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        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
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        • Hassan Shawki
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          Cairo, Egypt
          Joined in July 2019
        • andr_der
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Nice mosque
          Another great mosque to visit when you are in Cairo, it is certainly worth a while, just have a look at the pictures I have uploaded here.
          Written February 16, 2024
        • pldelaney
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Hit or miss event
          Dinner was on a rooftop restaurant overlooking the pyramids. The Light show was just a few spotlights as the history of Egypt was played over the loudspeakers. To be honest, not really worth the time spent.
          Written December 31, 2023
        • 219amalh
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A visit to Gayer Anderson museum
          Islamic architecture masterpiece, very mpressive and worth a visit if you are Cairo, it is very close to ibn tulun mosque.
          Written October 13, 2022
        • harshj2013
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          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          TOURIST TRAPS—Save yourself from this experience
          This whole thing is a collection of tourist traps. The tour starts at 8, but the Souq doesn’t open until 11. First, Hassan was 20 minutes late. It was all down hill from here. The description of this tour suggests an in depth tour of the Souq. That didn’t happen. What did happen was a series of tourist traps including the buffet. $20 for lunch here is WAY expensive. The shops he takes you to show you how whatever is made and then try to sell you that thing that is low quality and priced for tourists. Some of the goods are also counterfeit (like Gucci sweatshirts). Once we realized where things were headed we were angry and renegotiated the tour to skip these “artifacts” and instead go to the Citadel since the tour started at 8:30, but the Souq doesn’t open until 11. Hassan is an architect, so he was very knowledgeable about the Citadel. Great! Things seemed back on track. We went to the Souq for about 45 minutes. That’s it, and there was no in-depth explanation about any burial grounds or a mosque visit as suggested in the description. Then, on the way back to the hotel he tried to charge us extra for the citadel tour—he suggested that he typically charges $30 per person for that tour. It was 30 minutes. The entire tour was stressful. Save yourself and book one of the other tours of the Souq or go on your own. The Souq is not that big and can be navigated easily as a tourist.
          Written December 28, 2019
        • MickeyMouseFanatic
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent and always on time
          Abdul was our guide for this and two other transfers while in Cairo. He was friendly, punctual and knowledgeable. I would definitely use this company, if I ever visit Cairo again.
          Written September 16, 2019
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