A unique, Islamic journey through the land of the Pharaohs. Following in the footsteps of some of the Prophet Mohammed’s descendants. The tour also features teachings from Imam’s and visits to significant Islamic sites located throughout the country.

Misr (Egypt) is mentioned numerous times in the Surah’s of the Quran and the country’s Muslim heritage has led the capital city, Cairo, to become known as the ‘City of a thousand minarets’. Our Muslim Heritage tour aims to take you on a journey in the footsteps of the descendants of the Prophet Mohammed, visiting significant mosques and listening to teaching from holy Imam’s along the way.

The tour begins in Cairo where we concentrate our tours on some of the Muslim worlds most important Mosques such as the Al Azhar Mosque in Cairo which is regarded as the country’s most important Muslim centre. In Cairo we also include visits to other Mosques, the mighty Citadel and the Egyptian Museum where we can see some of the treasures of Ancient Egypt.

Following 4 nights in Cairo we head north, to the Mediterranean city of Alexandria where we visit the el Morsi Abu el Abass Mosque. The area surrounding the Mosque has many other sites of Islamic significance and you have the remainder of the day to explore the area. In the evening, be sure to sample some of Alexandria’s excellent seafood!

Returning to Cairo, we take a domestic flight south, to the ancient city of Luxor where we have an extensive tour of Luxor Temple and the Abu Haggag Mosque. Our guide will explain how the Abu Haggag Mosque came to be located in such a usual position – on top of Luxor Temple! Whilst in Luxor we have an additional optional tour available to visit the famous west bank of Luxor we you can see the Valley of the Kings among other sites.

Before returning to Cairo, where our tour ends, we visit Luxor’s Taib Mosque, where we have an afternoon lecture from a holy Imam.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Cairo Mosques, Egyptian Museum & Citadel, Mosque of El Sayed el Badawy in Tanta, Alexandria Mosques, Luxor Temple & Mosques, Imam teachings

Included:

  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary in 5-star hotels
  • 5 nights at Cairo & 1 night Alexandria & 2 night at Luxor
  • All transport and transfers in private AC vehicles
  • Domestic flights between Cairo & Luxor
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Sightseeing tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • Services of a local Egyptologist guide for all the sightseeing tours
  • Entrance fees to sites visited
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

Excluded:

  • International flights (available on request)
  • Visa fees (available on arrival for most nationalities)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Tipping kitty
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Any other items not mentioned above

 

Additional information

Tour PricesPer person in Double room

1

Arrive in Cairo, transfer to hotel

You arrive at Cairo Airport where we meet and greet and transfer you to your hotel. Our rep. Welcomes you, helps you settle into the hotel, and outlines the plan for the next few days.

  • OVERNIGHT:
    Cairo hotel
2

Cairo, visit Al Azhar & Saida Zeinab Mosques

You have the option of an early morning tour to the Pyramids and Sphinx today. Your tour begins with a visit to the largest Islamic University in the World, this is located in the Al Azhar Mosque. The area is known as the centre of knowledge and is home to the Mosque of Imam el Hussein, the Grandson of the Prophet Mohammed. The mosque is considered the holiest Islamic site in Egypt and can accommodate up to 30,000 people. Close to the Al Azhar Mosque you will find the Saida Zeinab Mosque, she was the granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammed. You will have time to explore the mosque before returning to your hotel in the afternoon.

  • OVERNIGHT:
    Cairo hotel
  • MEALS:
    Breakfast, Lunch
3

Cairo, Egyptian Museum, Mosques & Citadel tour

After breakfast we head straight to the Egyptian Museum which is home to the treasures of Ancient Egypt, including those found in the tomb of King Tut. Here you will have a guided tour and some free time to explore a little on your own. From here we head to the Imam el Shafi Mosque. Imam el Shafi was one of the founders of the four schools of Islam and for followers of Imam el Shafi this is considered one of the most important sites. We then make our way to the Honoured Street of the Prophets family where the Mosque of Saida Nafisa is located. Saida Nafisa was also the granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammed. There mosques are all located in Old Cairo and no tour to this part of the city would be complete without a visit to the mighty Citadel of Saladin. It is here that we visit the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali which is built on one of the highest points in Cairo, offering views across the whole city. When returning to our hotel in the afternoon you have the option of a visit to the Khan-el-Khalili bazaar.

  • OVERNIGHT:
    Cairo hotel
  • MEALS:
    Breakfast, Lunch
4

Tanta, visit Mosque of El Sayed el Badawy

After breakfast we travel approximately 90km out of Cairo to the city of Tanta where can you visit the El Sayed el Badawy Mosque. Sayed el Badawy was also a descendent of the Prophet Mohammed. You will spend the whole day in Tanta, giving you plenty of time to explore the Mosque and surrounding city.

  • OVERNIGHT:
    Cairo hotel
  • MEALS:
    Breakfast, Lunch
5

Drive to Alexandria, visit el Morsi Abu el Abass Mosque

After an early breakfast in Cairo we drive for approximately three hours to the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. It is here we visit the El Morsi Abu el Abass Mosque. The Mosque is located in a district with many other mosques and you have the remainder of the day to explore the surrounding area. In the evening you have more free time to sample some of Alexandria’s excellent restaurants.

  • OVERNIGHT:
    Alexandria hotel
  • MEALS:
    Breakfast, Lunch
6

Drive to Cairo, fly to Luxor, visit Luxor Temple & Abu Haggag Mosque

After an early breakfast in Alexandria we return to Cairo for our flight to Luxor. We should arrive into Luxor around midday. Today we visit the ancient Temple of Luxor and the Mosque of Abu Haggag which is located on top of the temple. Our guide will provide an extensive tour of the temple and explain how the mosque ended up being built on top of it. In the evening you have the option of visiting Karnak Temple for the Sound and Light show.

  • OVERNIGHT:
    Luxor hotel
  • MEALS:
    Breakfast, Lunch
7

Luxor, afternoon lecture at El Sheikh el Taib Mosque

Early this morning we offer an optional tour to visit the West Bank of the Nile. The tour will include a visit to the famous Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatchepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. If you don’t opt for this option then you have a free morning to relax in Luxor. In the afternoon we travel to the El Sheikh el Taib Mosque to attend a lecture, given by a Holy person. You will also visit the nearby holy tombs of the followers of Islam. The remainder of the day is free in Luxor.

  • OVERNIGHT:
    Luxor hotel
  • MEALS:
    Breakfast, Lunch
8

Fly to Cairo, free day (optional tours)

After breakfast we transfer you to Luxor Airport for a domestic flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free or alternatively our guide could organise for you to visit the 57357 Children’s Cancer Hospital or the Orphanage. We also have an optional tour available from Cairo to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Wadi Rayan & the Valley of the Whales. Instead of returning to Cairo this morning we have another optional tour available from Luxor to visit the Seid Abd el Rahim el Kanawy Mosque in Qena, approximately 60km north of Luxor. If this option is taken you will take a late afternoon flight back to Cairo instead.

  • OVERNIGHT:
    Cairo hotel
  • MEALS:
    Breakfast, Lunch
9

Cairo, tour ends with transfer to airport

Your tour ends after breakfast and your time is free until we transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

  • OVERNIGHT:
    N/A
  • MEALS:
    Breakfast

Tour Prices:

per person in Double room
1000 $


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