Private Half-Day Tour to City of the Dead and Mosque of Ibn Tulun in Cairo

Private Half-Day Tour to City of the Dead and Mosque of Ibn Tulun in Cairo
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$14.29
Duration: 4 hours
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Explore the intriguing and memorable City of the Dead in Cairo, a swath of this bustling Egyptian metropolis that is both a burial ground and a residence. Stroll around its 'streets,' watching ordinary daily life as the denizens live in mausoleums and tombs and shop at stores and shops within the City of the Dead. Then visit the famed Mosque of Ibn Tulun, possibly the oldest mosque in the city.

Start this intriguing private excursion by getting picked up at your hotel in Cairo and getting transferred to the City of the Dead (known in the local parlance as Qarafa). Once there, begin to stroll around with the knowledgeable local guide. Learn about the history of the place -- that it has been a burial ground since the 10th century. Witness daily life here, as some people have transformed the tombs into actual houses for the living. See the streets, shops, and children playing while non-residents come to visit their dead relatives' tombs and mausoleums. 

After, head over to the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, a unique and jaw-droppingly beautiful structure. The mosque is arguably the oldest in Cairo with construction having begun in the late ninth century. The tour concludes when you're transferred back to your hotel in Cairo. 

This tour is a great way for visitors of Cairo to gain access to a part of the city that mean non-locals do not get the chance to experience -- truly a one-of-a-kind and memorable experience.

Explore the intriguing and memorable City of the Dead in Cairo, a swath of this bustling Egyptian metropolis that is both a burial ground and a residence. Stroll around its 'streets,' watching ordinary daily life as the denizens live in mausoleums and tombs and shop at stores and shops within the City of the Dead. Then visit the famed Mosque of Ibn Tulun, possibly the oldest mosque in the city.