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Islamic Cairo History Tour
"Meet your guide at Al-Azhar Park Aslam Al-Silahdar mosque Saint Fatima mosque the Al-Tunbugha al-Maridani mosque and the Al-mihmandar mosque. Continue with Qijmas al-Isaaqi mosque Bab Zweila gate and Al-Salih Talaei mosque.Following with Farag ibn Barquq's Madrasa and Sabil-Kuttab The tent-makers' covered market Al-kurdi mosque
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Overnight Trip to Cairo from Alexandria Port
Enjoy an overnight trip from Alexandria to Cairo and experience the best of Egypt. This is a shore excursion and you can be sure you will be returned to your ship 2 hours before departure."""Overnight trip to Cairo starts and ends from Alexandria Port visiting Giza Pyramids Sphinx Memphis Sakkara Egyptian Museum and Felucca Ride on the Nile for an hour."
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Day tour Visiting the Highlights of Alexandria: The Catacombs Alexandria library Roman Theater
"At 8:00 am you will be picked up from your hotel in Alexandria by your expert licensed tour guide then start your full day tour visiting the best sites in Alexandria. Start with New library the biggest library in the world now with 8 million books visit the site of the ancient lighthouse; one of the seven wonders of ancient world and end before lunch visiting the Palaces of Farouk.Then stop for lunch in best sea view restaurant in Alexandria. A full meal per person is included beverages are additional cost. After lunch visit Pompys Pillar the remains of ancient library of Alexandria the Roman Amphitheatre
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Khan el Khalili Tips (7)

Walk to Khan el Khalili

Allready before we reached Khan el Khalili, we got the feeling to be in an oriental town. The streetlife was very vivid. There were a lot of stalls and markets with all kinds of goods for sale, from...
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sachara
Aug 31, 2003

Islamic Cairo, walk to the Citadel

Islamic Cairo is not more or less Islamic than other parts of the city, but its unchanged atmosphere, the alleyways and the view at the many minarets make this area different from the other parts of...
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sachara
Aug 31, 2003

Walk from Midan Ramses to Khan el Khalili

When we visit a city, we buy a map and start to explore the city by foot. So we did in Cairo. The first time we had a hotel near Midan Ramses and we decided to start with a walk to Khan el Khalili.It...
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sachara
Aug 31, 2003

Rough Guide or Lonely Planet

I took both with me to Egypt. (I have been twice before) and have to say that the ROUGH GUIDE is a much better guide on all front. I found the current edition of Lonely Planet lacking in current info...
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mariocibelli
Aug 31, 2004

KHAN EL KHALILI...

KHAN EL KHALILI MARKETLocation: off El Azhar St.The most famous of oriental bazaars, this is the place where you will find everything you could ever dream (except what you were really looking for!!)....
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SirRichard
Aug 25, 2002

See theSufi Dancers. On...

See theSufi Dancers. On Wednesday and Saturday nights from 9 pm (in summer and 9.30 h in winter), the Al Tannoura Egyptian Heritage Dance Troupe gives a 1.30 h display of Sufi dancing in the Madrassa...
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catarata
Aug 24, 2002

See Khan el-Khalili. One of...

See Khan el-Khalili. One of the most amazing bazaars I've ever seen. Everything happens in this area. Some of the city's most impressive mosques are also in the area. Going to the Cairo Opera House to...
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fsayed
Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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"Cairo`s yellow pages!"
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Things to Do Near Cairo

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Khan el Khalili

This is a lovely place to have tea (chai) or to walk around. Some nights a week there are Dervish dances in the mosque next door to this market. Since I do not smoke, not even shisha, I ordered a tea...
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Nilometer

There are still a handful of these ancient structures left but they are well off the beaten path. These are the measuring devices of the ancient Egyptian fortunes - the Nile being too high or too low...
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Agricultural Museum

In the Agricultural museum, it is interesting to see the kind of food the ancient Egyptians eat. There are so many grains and fruits remaining from 4000 years ago and more. We know the pyramid...
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Wekalet El Ghoury - Wekalet el Ghouri Arts Center

Egyptian Tanoura Show is different from the Turkish Whirling Dervishes! The Tanoura Show originated in egypt and is usually performed by Egyptian Sufi Muslims and the Tanoura is similar to the...
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Islamic Cairo

One of 20 caravanserais left in Cairo, Wikalet Bazar'a dates from the 17th century. Despite being built in the Ottoman period, it follows the plan of Mamluke-period Cairene caravanserais, which...
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Mosque of Muhammad Ali - Alabaster

At the opposite side of the Mohamed Ali mosque there is the smaller El Nasir mosque which I enjoyed more as it was poorer I mean not as much decorated as the other one. This one was built between 1318...
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