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Saladin Citadel of Cairo, Private tour and Lunch provided by Hassan Shawki

Saladin Citadel of Cairo, Private tour and Lunch

Saladin Citadel of Cairo, Private tour and Lunch
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4–6 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4–6 hours
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Standing proud above the modern city, the Cairo Citadel (Citadel of Saladin) is one of Old Cairo’s most striking sights. First built by Saladin in the 12th century, during the Crusader conflicts, the fortress complex houses palaces, museums, and mosques, including Muhammad Ali’s 19th-century Alabaster Mosque. Explore the Saladin Citadel and a historic mosque on a private tour . Learn about the history and architecture of the sprawling complex as you walk the medieval fortifications with your guide, and enjoy sweeping views of Cairo from the walls. Hear the story of Ottoman commander Mohamed Ali Pasha while visiting the exquisite, domed mosque he built during his controversial reign. after that we will continue for a full day tour showing the old Egyptian artifacts from the beginning of history. Then enjoy and Egyptian cuisine at a nearby restaurant before finishing the tour at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 151375P29
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi on board
Exclusions
  • Entry Tickets for The Citadel
  • Optional Lunch buffet
  • Entry/Admission - Cairo Citadel
Duration
4–6 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will pick you up from your hotel lobby.
  • 12 Ahmed Ragheb, Qasr El Nil, Cairo Governorate 11519, Egypt Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi on board
Exclusions
  • Entry Tickets for The Citadel
  • Optional Lunch buffet
  • Entry/Admission - Cairo Citadel
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will pick you up from your hotel lobby.
  • 12 Ahmed Ragheb, Qasr El Nil, Cairo Governorate 11519, Egypt Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    12 Ahmed Ragheb
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Cairo Citadel
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    A few years after defeating the Fatimid Caliphate, Saladin set out to build a wall that would surround both Cairo and Fustat. Built on a promontory beneath the Muqattam hills, a setting that made it difficult to attack, the efficacy of the Citadel's location is further demonstrated by the fact that it remained the heart of Egyptian government until the 19th-Century
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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By: Hassan Shawki
harshj2013
harshj2013
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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,
MickeyMouseFanatic
MickeyMouseFanatic
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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
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