Discovering ancient history of Cairo - free walking tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Mahmoud
Registered on December 11, 2022

Hello, I’m Mahmoud I am a tour guide with 7 years of experience and I have a license from the Ministry of Tourism to practice the profession so I learned mostly information and knowledge about Pharos, Roman, Coptic and Islamic civilizations also the modern period.

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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

Tour description

My place has always been Saladin Citadel (you will find me after the entry gate) so I know everything about the citadel of Saladin to take you on tour around different places in the castle area like:

  • Mohamed Ali mosque
  • The prison of the citadel for political prisoners
  • The fantastic panorama view of the old city
  • The Mosque of El Naser Mohamed Ebn Qaloun (Is the oldest one there)
  • Solyman Pasha mosque 
  • Many stories about battles and massacres inside 

I will give you knowledge and historical information about everything 😊
Wish the best for all and to have a great time in Egypt 

Please note that

- The tour excludes the entrance fees to the Citadel area.
- The entrance fees ticket for Citadel of Saladin area cost 450 EGP and for students 230 EGP (accept only credit card)

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    27H6+99M, Al Abageyah, El Khalifa, Ca...
    27H6+99M, Al Abageyah, El Khalifa, Cairo Governorate 4252360, Egypt
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    I will be always in citadel of Saladin after the tickets gate

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Citadel Saladin

    Citadel of Saladin: is one from the famous castle in Egypt and Africa Saladin built this castle on El Mokatem mountain because this is the highest point in Cairo so he was want to control the capital and see any enemies from this area

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    Outside visit
    Mohamed Ali mosque

    Mohamed Ali mosque Is on from the best mosques in the Middle East and Africa Established by order from Mohamed Ali and built in 18 years so is beautiful the outside constraints Ottoman style and inside baroque or French style

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Al-Nasser Mohammed Ibn Kalawoun

    El Nasar mosque is the oldest mosque in the citadel from the Mamlouks period is very unique mosque and had many details like beautiful columns and sundial

  • 4
    Outside visit
    National Police Museum

    Inside the Police Museum there is the castle prison, and it is considered the most important part because it was a prison for politicians. We will see some forms of prisoners in different eras and some stories about them

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Mosque-Madrasa of Sultan Hassan

    We will see and explain Sultan Hassan Mosque, Al-Rifai Mosque and Ahmed Ibn Tulun Mosque from a panoramic view above the Citadel, where we can see a large part of Old Cairo

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Sulayman Pasha Mosque

    Is this the first ottoman mosque in Egypt built by order from the Ottoman governor Solyman Pasha is so beautiful from inside Mosaic design.

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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Juan 21 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Great tour of Mahmoud, he is very knowledgeable and entertaining apart from a great photographer who knows the best spots in Cairo. Would definitely recommend! Thanks Mahmoud!!
Jose 20 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Really Nice tour
Rani 13 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
I had a great visit at the citadel with Mahmoud. He is very knowledgeable, I learned a lot from him. A nice plus is that he takes very nice pictures. Would definitely recommend!
Dillon 11 May 2024
Cape Town

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Travelled in family - May 2024
Mahmoud was amazing. I would definitely recommend him
Francisco 06 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
We went to the free walking tour expecting to be a large group but at the end we had the tour for both of us. I must said that Mahmoud is very passionate and knowledge about his work and we really enjoy the experience to visit the citadel... Apart from his extraordinary knowledge about the mosques he also have great strength in his lungs. If you join the tour, I'm sure he will give it a try of the acoustics of the places. 100% recommended...
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Who is this tour for?

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
Only cash payment is accepted.
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