Medieval Cairo Tour with Nile Lunch Cruise

13.5 Hours
Group Activity
Moderate
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $220 Per Person (Based on 2)

Medieval Cairo Tour with Nile Lunch Cruise

13.5 Hours
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Moderate
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From (USD) $220 Per Person (Based on 2)

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      Medieval Cairo Tour with Nile Lunch Cruise

      Port Said, Egypt
      From (USD) $220 Per Person (Based on 2)
      Highlights
      • Nile Lunch cruise: Take a ride on an traditional sailboat down the storied Nile, the longest river on Earth, as you enjoy a catered lunch and super views.
      • Explore history: Channel your inner archeologist and discover the Giza pyramids, one of Cairo's premier antiquities museums, and the largest mosque.
      • Local Bazaar: Sharpen your eye for retail and your bargaining skills as you browse this large bazaar filled with assorted Egyptian wares and coffeehouses.
      About This Port Said Tour

      With the unification of north and south, medieval Egypt made great strides in its impressive architecture and technology. It appeared to be more "advanced" than Europe, but it was just good old centralized governing. See how Egyptians in the Middle Ages accomplished that and more on this tour of Africa's largest metropolis.

      After winding through frenetic modern Cairo, view and explore the trio of Giza pyramids, including the oldest and largest Great Pyramid of Giza, the only remaining ancient wonder of the world. Explore the necropolis up close that includes the Great Sphinx, an enormous sculpture created from a single mass of limestone. Transfer next to a felucca – a wind-powered wooden vessel – as you sail the Nile and enjoy your lunch.

      Envision how British aristocracy lived at Gayer-Anderson Museum, a lavish example of Ottoman-era architecture that's filled with artifacts from Dr. John Gayer-Anderson Pasha, who received this honorary title for his military service in his adopted home. Marvel at the nearby Mosque of Ibn Tulun with its elaborate gypsum ornamentation, vast open courtyard, and unusual outside minaret staircase.

      Shop, bargain, and people-watch at the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar where the rich aromas of spices, leather, and coffee intermingle. Precious metals and other merchandise dazzle even the most jaded traveler. Finally, learn how river reeds are made into paper at the Papyrus Institute. This trek through medieval Cairo is simply fascinating.

      From mausoleum to shopper's paradise

      The current site of the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar was originally a 10th-century mausoleum, part of a great palace complex. A 14th-century sultan had the bones tossed into a rubbish hill east of the city and set up shops for merchants. A century later, this was Cairo's major center of foreign trade and included the sale of slaves. In 1511, another sultan demolished the original khan and rebuilt the commercial complex in the layout that exists to this day.

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      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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