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Islamic Heritage Tour

duration 9 Days / 8 Nights

priceStart from $991

locationEgypt

Summary

Looking for something a little different? We offer a unique tour to Egypt which offers something a little unusual and special.Experience Egypt breathtalking sights and rich culture with like - minded travelers

Highlights of this itinerary

Alexandria, Cairo, Tanta, Luxor
 

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Highlights of this itinerary

Alexandria, Cairo, Tanta, Luxor
 


Overview

Day 01: Arrive Cairo
Day 02: Cairo: Pyramids, Sphinx, Al Azhar Mosque , the Mosque of Imam El Hussein , Saida Zeineb Mosque.
Day 03: Cairo : Egyptian Museum , the Citadel of Saladin, Imam El Shafi Mosque , the Mosque of Saida Nafisa & Khan El Khalili bazaar
Day 04: Tanta: El Sayed El Badawy Mosque - Return Back to Caioro for overnight 
Day 05: Alexandria: El Morsi Abu El Abass Mosque & other mosques
Day 06: Luxor: The Mosque of Abu Haggag & Luxor Temple
Day 07 : Luxor : Day free at your desposal. 
Day 08 : Option to visit the 57357 Cancer Hospital for children or the Shaqaaq El Nouman Orphanage
Day 09 : Fly Back Home

Includes

  • Service of meet and assist upon arrival and departure
  • Pick up transfer at Cairo International airport 
  • Drop off transfer at Cairo International airport   
  • Daily breakfast starting second day 
  • 04 nights accomodation in Cairo - 4 - 5*
  • 01 night accomodation in Cairo (02nd stay) 4 - 5*
  • 01 night accomodation in Alexandria 4*
  • 02 nights accomodation in Luxor 4 - 5*
  • Entrance fees for the above – mentioned sightseeing
  • Relevant transfers as – per the above mentioned itinerary
  • Professional English speaking tour-guide during sightseeing
  • Professional English speaking escort upon transfers
  • VAT tax & applied service charges 

Excludes

Day 1 (Cairo - Arrival)

Day 1 (Cairo - Arrival)

When you arrive at Cairo International Airport you will be met and assisted by your concierge. After customs formalities and luggage claims, you will be escorted to your hotel where you will overnight this evening. (no meals today)

Day 2 (Cairo)

Day 2 (Cairo)

Early morning you will have the opportunity to visit the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx. Then you will visit Al Azhar Mosque and Islamic University . It is known as the center of knowledge and here you will find the Mosque of Imam El Hussein. He is the grandson of Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him). This mosque is considered the holiest of all in Egypt and can accommodate up to 30 000 people. Not far from there you will find the Saida Zeineb Mosque. She was the granddaughter of Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him).Once you return to the hotel, you will overnight. (B)

Day 3 (Cairo)

Day 3 (Cairo)

After breakfast you will be escorted to the the Egyptian Museum, which is home to the treasures of ancient Egypt. From there you will visit the Imam El Shafi Mosque. He was one of the founders of the four schools of Islam. It is considered the top site for the followers of Imam El Shafi. You will then make your way to the Honored Street of the family of the Prophet where the Mosque of Saida Nafisa is found. She too was the granddaughter of Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him). As these mosques are all situated in Old Cairo, one cannot return to the hotel without visiting the Citadel of Saladin. It is in here you will visit the most famous Islamic icon in Egypt: The Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali. It is built on the highest point of Cairo and one has a very clear view of the entire city from up here. You have the option to walk through the oldest market in Egypt, the Khan El Khalili bazaar. Here you will find local spices and cotton. You will return to the hotel by evening where you will overnight. (B)

Day 4 (Tanta)

Day 4 (Tanta)

Early morning after breakfast you will drive approximately 90 kilometers west of Cairo to the town of Tanta. Here stands the El Sayed El Badawy Mosque. He was a descendant of Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him). You will spend all day here and when you drive back to Cairo, you will overnight at the hotel. (B)

Day 5 (Alexandria)

Day 5 (Alexandria)

Early morning you will drive to Alexandria. It is approximately three hours to your destination. It is here where the El Morsi Abu El Abass Mosque is located. It is also surrounded by other mosques and one can spend an entire day in the area.You will have the evening at leisure. Be sure to try the seafood for which Alexandria is so famous for. You will overnight in Alexandria. (B)

Day 6 (Luxor)

Day 6 (Luxor)

By mid morning you will take a short flight to Luxor. When you arrive midday, you will visit the Mosque of Abu Haggag. As this is situated in the Luxor Temple, you will also have a guided walk through the temple itself to discover how this Mosque ended up inside an aged old temple.In the evening you have the option to see the Karnak Sound & Light Show. You will overnight in Luxor. (B)

Day 7 (Luxor)

Day 7 (Luxor)

As the temperature in Luxor become very hot to extreme, we offer a trip to the West Bank very early in the morning. It is here where you can see the Valley of the Kings and Queens as well as the Temple of Hatshepsut. The Colossi of Memnon is also on your way back to the East Bank. This is an optional trip. If you did not opt for the optional trip, you will leave for the West bank by early afternoon to attend a lecture with a holy person at the El Sheikh El Taib Mosque. You will visit the holy tombs of the followers of Islam who passed away. At evening time you will return to the East Bank where you will overnight at the hotel. (B)

Day 8 (Cairo)

Day 8 (Cairo)

Shortly after breakfast you will take a short flight back to Cairo. You will then be escorted to your hotel where you will have the day at leisure. You will have the option to visit the 57357 Cancer Hospital for children or the Shaqaaq El Nouman Orphanage which is home to young boys. Overnight in Cairo (B) (There is an optional trip to visit Seid Abd El Rahim El Kanawy Mosque in the town of Kenna. This is situated 60 kilometers outside of Luxor. If you wish to opt for this tour, you will have to take an evening flight back to Cairo).

Day 9 (Cairo - Departure)

Day 9 (Cairo - Departure)

Today you will be escorted to the airport by you representative for your flight to your home destination.(B)

Optional Tours

A Day In Alexandria
Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids
Cooking Classes
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