Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Middle Ages Stories, Enormous Buildings and Chaotic Market

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Kamal
Quality Verified Registered on June 19, 2022

PLEASE READ FIRST before Booking. Hi! My name is Kamal. I have a Full-Time Job as a Financial Reporter & Investment Specialist. I've got a Diploma in History as well. I usually work indoors, and since I love history, I found a chance to encourage myself going out, visiting places and sharing knowledge with new guests I'm meeting here every day. Creating Longlife-experiences, Happy Times and Smiles, which became stunning memories to stay with me forever. Thanks to all guests who gave me those memories . . . Please Note: I'm performing my tours through Different Projection from Ordinary Tours You have seen before. Deeper in History & Ideas, Friendly and Personalized. So Don't come to me with Advice like don't stay longer in one place, don't speak about your past tours & experiences. Because I know what I'm doing & I enjoy it. Instead You Can Book Another Tour. Thank You For Understanding!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

The Tour representing a Comprehensive Approach for Egyptian Society through Historical Knowledge for people who love Reading & Ideas, not only nice pictures for sightseeing.

On our tour we will see Old Islamic Cairo landmarks and here's a brief of our itinerary Starting with Al Azhar Mosque as a resplendent congregation cons dered The Oldest Islamic University for Religious Studies receiving International Students every year. Built by Jawhar Al Siqilli in 972 at the time of Sultan Al Moez after Cairo became the capital of the Fatimid Caliphate, Its name from Al Zahraa meaning the shining one title for Fatimah the daughter of Prophet Muhammad.

Then we will see Al Hussein Mosque and the Mausoleum of imam Hussein ibn Ali and Fatima daughter of Prophet Muhammad built in 1154 Some Shia Muslims believe holly Husayn's head is buried in.

Also, we will go by Khan El Khalili Bazaar built in 1382 by Jaharkas Al Khalili in the time of Sultan Barquq after he demolished the Fatimid Mausoleum. The building is multi floors stores with caravanserai inns for merchants around the inner peristyle there's a courtyard to store goods and the upper floor as living quarters.

Then going by Al Moez Street to discover Qalawun Complex built by Sultan Al Mansur Qalawun in 1284 includes Bimaristan, Madrasa and Mausoleum, it's a major monument of Islamic Mamluk Architecture.

Highlights of The Tour:

  • Al-Azhar Mosque
  • Al-Hussein Mosque
  • Khan el-Khalili Bazaar
  • Al Moez Street
  • Qalawun complex
  • Wekalet El Ghoury
  • Bayt Al-Suhaymi

Important Notes:

  • For Ladies in case you wanted to get inside the mosque. Please bring a Head Scarf and a Long Skirt to use when we need it.
  • Online Payments are available via Skrill, PayPal and Credit cards.
  • For Cash Payments we only accept Euro, US Dollar, or Local currency.
  • The Tip is around 20 to 50 Euro/USD (or Equivalent in Local currency) You choose what to pay.
  • In order to keep our platform as a Trusted Place, Certain Actions of the walker will be reported, including (Late Cancellation. Low Payment. Misbehaviour. etc)

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    33 Mohammed Mahmoud, Ad Dawawin, Abde...
    33 Mohammed Mahmoud, Ad Dawawin, Abdeen, Cairo Governorate 4280101, Egypt
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    I will be at the front of McDonald's Tahrir Branch - Tahrir Square Downtown Cairo, with a dark T-shirt.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Khan el-Khalili
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Al-Azhar Mosque
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Al Moez Ldin Allah Al Fatmi
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Qalawun Complex
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Al-Hussain Mosque in Cairo
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Wekalet El Ghoury

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Sid Shome 17 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
I had a wonderful experience. Kamal was very nice. He was kind and friendly, and went out of his way to make the experience a positive one for everyone on the tour. The location was very interesting. The Eid-al-adha festivities meant that this tour turned out extra-special.
Slim 24 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Kamal was incredible! Knowledgeable about the cairo history, he made the walk tour both informative and fun. Stunning atmosphere and great company.. highly recommend !!!
Marcos 19 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Kamal is a great guy. Full with positive energy. I was the only one signed up for the tour and he still did it with passion. Very knowledgeable, open, friendly and funny. Once I come back to Cairo I’d def repeat.
Miguel 12 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
The most knowledgeable guide on Arabic Middle Ages
Gianmarco 06 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Kamal was very professional and helpful. The tour was very good and he didn't spare any effort to make the experience an exceptional one. Even if I did not have the time to take part to the full tour, Kamal managed to restructure the itinerary to show me when I was present what was most interesting to me. Very highly recommended!!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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