On this tour you will visit the most famous mosques in Cairo like “El Azhar Mosque”, Al Morsy Abu EL Abbas Mosque” in Alexandria, “Al Tabya Mosque” in Aswan, Abu El-Haggag Mosque” in Luxor, then will take you back to Cairo to spend a free day where you can explore the city.
Visit “Misr” as mentioned in the Holy Qur’an. An Islamic Tour Package to awake your faith with spiritual Islamic lectures, prayers after “El Imam” or “El Shaikh” & listen “Al Qura’n kareem” in the most charming voices of the famous Egyptian Readers.
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, our professional tour guide will meet you at hotel, pick you up to start your tour at Al Muiz Street or “Al Muiz Ledin Allah El Fatmy”, located in “Al Azhar” area, one of the oldest streets in Cairo, well known to be the biggest–open air Islamic Museum. Starting your day tour with a visit to “El Azhar Mosque” the oldest, most famous Mosque & Islamic Institute in Egypt; established in 975 and surviving for more than a 1000 year! En route you will watch “Bab Zuweila”; a medieval gate in Cairo & one of the most beautiful landmarks; has been established by “Gawhar El Sekely” as a defensive fence against attackers.
Followed by a visit to “Al Hakem B’amr Allah Mosque” or “Al Anwar”; the fourth among the surviving mosques in Egypt & the second biggest Fatimid Mosque. It dates back to 990 during the Fatimid époque with an exceptional location, surrounded with “Bab El Fetouh” & “The Old Northern Fence of Cairo” & “Bab El Nasr”. An optional stopover for prayers & lunch.
While still wandering in the same street; will have the chance to visit “Soliman Agha AL Selehdar Mosque” & School”, one of the “Not to be missed spots”. Has been established by the Prince “Soliman Agha El Selehdar” in 1837 in Ottoman architecture style; adjoining to the Mosque there is a school or what we used to call in Arabic “Kottab”. Free time at “Al Muez Street”.
Overnight: Hotel in Cairo / Meals: Breakfast at hotel, lunch en route
Good morning, a new day equals a new adventure! An optional morning tour to the “Egyptian Museum”.
Start your day tour with by visiting “Salah El Din Citadel” founded by “Salah El Din El Ayuby”; getting inside the Citadel; you will have a plenty of time to watch that amazing master piece “Mohamed Ali Mosque” or “The Alabaster Mosque ” of Mohamed Ali who asked the Turkish architect “Yousf Boushnaq” to build the great Mosque in the same style of the fascinating Mosques built in Istanbul.
You will also visit “Sultan Hasan Mosque”; one of its kind! ” This mosque is the only among the mosques of Cairo, which combines the strength of the building & smoothness of decoration, which takes away your heart”; “Gaston Weit’s – Mosques in Cairo”.
Followed by a visit to “Al Refaie Mosque”, “Ahmed Ibn Tolon Mosque” & the remarkable gallery of “Gayer Anderson Museum” adjacent to “Ibn Tolon Mosque”; this house has been named after the British officer “Gayer Anderson” who was fond of the Egyptian life style; that house is a story teller…let it tell you more.
After “Maghreb Prayers”; awaken your faith & refresh your soul as will enjoy an Islamic lecture. Transfer back to the hotel for overnight.
Overnight: Hotel in Cairo / Meals: Breakfast at hotel, lunch en route
You will have breakfast at hotel & meet your guide who will escort you through a full day trip in Alexandria; the second capital of Egypt. Enjoy an included visit to the “Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa”
A Greco- Roman archeological site, then head to “Qaitbay Citadel” a fortress gloriously facing the Mediterranean Sea; it was built in 1477 as a defensive fort.
We will arrange for a stopover en route so that you can enjoy your lunch meal; Alex. is well known for its delicious, fresh sea food meals as well as oriental pies or as we call it in Arabic “fetter eskandrany”.
After lunch will head to “Al Morsy Abu EL Abbas Mosque”; one of the most beautiful Mosques in Egypt; overlooking the Eastern harbor and located in a very famous portion of Alex. “El Anfoshy”; the mosque was built in 1755, over the tomb of the Sufi saint “Abu El Abbas El Morsi”, followed by a visit to “El Nabi Daniel Mosque” built in 1790 and named after “Shaikh Mohamed Daniel El Mosley”.
Overnight: Hotel in Cairo / Meals: Breakfast at hotel, lunch en route.
Day free at your disposal, you may like to spend it at your hotel, as an alternative you have an option to visit Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis & Sakkara (Tour could be booked on spot). In The afternoon we will transfer you to the train station for a long enjoyable ride to Aswan.
Overnight: 1st class Sleeper train / Meals: Breakfast at hotel & dinner on board cruise.
Breakfast will be served on board train. Upon arrival, you will be met & assisted by Travel Link Tours rep. who will take you to the selected hotel. Enjoy a suave check in, you have free time to relax & refresh OR to enjoy a day tour in Aswan starting with a visit to The High Dam, followed by the well preserved Philae Temple (tour could be booked on the spot). The afternoon is quite a perfect time to explore “Al Tabya Mosque”; the Oldest Mosque in Aswan. The Mosque was established during “Mohamed Ali Pasha” era right in the heart of Aswan; centered in the middle of the East, West, South & North of this beautiful city, the mosque is designed in the Mamluks’ Style with two huge minarets & more than 100 step to get to the Mosque! Transfer back to your hotel for overnight. Optional Nubian Dinner.
Overnight: Eco lodge in Aswan / Meals: Breakfast
Early morning Drive to Luxor; it takes almost 3 hours & 25 min. to get there. Upon arrival will take for a tour explore “Abu EL Haggag Mosque”. That unique mosque witnessed three cultures starting with The Coptic one as it has been built on the ruins of an old Coptic church; as for the Pillar, it presents the Islamic style with the magnificent Pharaonic Embossments. Established in 1286 & placed in the yard of Luxor Temple & has been restored by the beginning of the 20th century. The Mosque has been named after “El Shaikh Abu El Hagag Al Aksury” who received the tenets of Sufism in Alexandria. Then you will enjoy an included visit to Luxor Temple followed by a transfer to hotel for overnight. Optional Tour at Karnak Temples.
Overnight: Eco lodge in Luxor / Meals: Breakfast
Day free at leisure; optional tour to visit “Valley of the Kings”, “Temple of Queen Hatshepsut”, “Memnon Colossi”, and pretty enough time in case you would like to enjoy a different activity “Hot Air Balloon ride”; drifting over Luxor for 45 minutes to get an exceptional view of the city; old schools & the Mighty Nile. Afternoon transfer to the train station in Luxor, enjoy the ride back to Cairo.
Overnight: 1st class sleeper train / Meals: Breakfast & dinner
Arrive Cairo & transfer to your hotel. Morning time will be free at leisure. In the Afternoon will arrange a complimentary tour at Khan El-Khalili area to enjoy exploring the oldest market in Egypt where the leather makers, tent makers, customs of belly dancers & Galabiyas. Take a drink at one of the coffee shops, or get your favorite Shisha flavor. Ladies you can get altered tattoos or as we call it in Arabic “Egyptian Henna”. Never turn off your cameras! Lots and lots of moments to capture… Transfer back to the hotel for overnight.
Overnight: Hotel in Cairo / Meals: Breakfast & dinner
Specification: Egypt Muslim Tour – 10 Days Halal Travel