Description:Explore the Salah el din Citadel and a historic mosque on a private, 3-hour tour with an Egyptian lunch at a neighborhood restaurant. Learn about the history and architecture of the sprawling complex as you walk the medieval fortifications with your guide and enjoys weeping 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. Sample traditional Egyptian cuisine at a nearby restaurant before finishing the tour at your hotel. Highlights:- 3-hour tour of two of Cairo's historic Islamic sites- Learn about Egyptian history and culture- Visit an medieval Citadel and Ottoman mosque- Enjoy the personal experience of a Half Day Tour
Itinerary:You will be picked up from your hotel or address of preference by a private vehicle and a private guide. You will then head to the Citadel. Along the way the guide will give a brief introduction of the tour at hand and answer any questions you may have.Upon entering the site, you will be shown around the grounds with further explanation of the history and architecture of the vast complex. Enjoy taking photos from the various vantage points with panoramic views of the city.Enter into the Mosque of Mohamed Ali with your guide while he explains the history of the iconic structure and the significance of Mohamed Ali; one of the most controversial rulers of Modern Egypt. During lunch your guide will be available to cater to any unanswered questions you may still have. Upon conclusion you will be driven back in your private vehicle to your hotel or preferred drop-off point.