Discovering ancient history of Cairo - free walking tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: Arabic, English
Guru: Mahmoud
Quality Verified 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)
  • 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  

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    27H6+G27, Privet Entrance Bel Kalaa, ...
    27H6+G27, Privet Entrance Bel Kalaa, 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

  • 2
    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

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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Sara 16 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Nos ha encantado el tour con Mahmoud. Se nota la pasión que tiene por su trabajo, cómo transmite la información y la historia tan completa que cuenta. Incluso nos hizo demostración de la acústica en las mezquitas con los rezos. Ha sido super amable en todo momento, nos ha hecho fotos muy bonitas, e hizo el tour sólo con nosotras 3 que también es algo muy valioso. Lo recomendaremos!!
Akshatha 27 Aug 2023
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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
I’ve been to far more interesting tours in Cairo. This one felt like he’s done a lot of the same tours and is delivering the information a bit like a robot. He seemed like a very kind person and was very communicative and helped us find him- but the tour overall was nothing exceptional but also not bad
Mireia 12 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Mahmoud es súper agradable, nos ha explicado toda la historia de la ciudadela y también sabe los mejores puntos donde sacar fotos. Muy muy recomendable! Además está aprendiendo español, y esta muy interesado en que le enseñes palabras y frases 😊
Aura 28 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Mahmoud nos explico todo con detalle y fue muy amable al hacernos fotos y buscar los mejores ángulos. La mezquita es un lugar imperdible, y nos encanto conocer la historia de la Citadela.
Jaspreet 06 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Mahmoud was polite and professional. He also allowed flexibility as we changed the time last minute. Would recommend this Guru!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
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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