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Alabaster Mosque (Mosque of Muhammad Ali) Tours and Activities

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The citadel of Saladin - and indeed, the Cairo skyline - is dominated by the Alabaster Mosque (Mosque of Muhammad Ali). Modelled along classic Turkish lines, it took 18 years to build (1830 - 1848) although later the domes had to be rebuilt. It was commissioned by Muhammad Ali, ruler of Egypt from 1805 - 1849, wholies in the marble tomb on the right as you enter.

Perhaps the most evocative description of it is in Olivia Manning'sThe Levant Trilogy: "Above them Mohammed Ali's alabaster mosque, uniquely white in this sand-coloured city, sat with minarets pricked, like a fat, white, watchful cat." It has never found much favor with writers, who have criticized it for being unimaginative, lacking in grace and resembling a great toad. Note the chintzy clock in the central courtyard, a gift from King Louis-Philippe of France in thanks for the Pharaonic obelisk that adorns the Place de la Concorde in Paris. It was damaged on delivery and has yet to be repaired.

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Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

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Visit Cairo’s religious landmarks on a private tour to the city’s most important Coptic, Islamic, and Jewish places. Learn how the Christian Holy Family took shelter on the site of Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, explore the Church of Saint Barbara, and see the gilded icons that adorn the Hanging Church. Enter a synagogue built where baby Moses was found and eat lunch at a local restaurant; see Cairo’s most important mosques then take in sweeping views of the city from Saladin’s 15th-century citadel. 
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  • 8 hours
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$25.00
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$25.00
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4-hours private Tour to Islamic Mosque and Coptic Cairo

4-hours private Tour to Islamic Mosque and Coptic Cairo

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See the magnificent religious architecture of Old Cairo on a 4-hour, private tour that takes the stress out of navigating Cairo’s chaotic streets. Visit the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, the Citadel of Saladin, and the Alabaster Mosque without the hassle of finding a series of taxis between destinations, and a flexible departure time means the tour can be tailored to your schedule.
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  • 4 hours
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$37.00
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Cairo Citadel, Mosques and Khan Elkhalili

Cairo Citadel, Mosques and Khan Elkhalili

To protect the city, Saladin ordered the construction of a citadel in the mountains of Al Moqattam serve as fortress of the royal residence. The construction began in 1176. For this purpose, they demolished the Fatimid mosques and tombs of the places that occupy the great walls. Some blocks of stone from the Pyramids of Giza were used for construction.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$71.79
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Cairo Private Day Tour to Egyptian Museum Citadel and Khan Khalili Bazaar

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Cairo Private Day Tour to Egyptian Museum Citadel and Khan Khalili Bazaar

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Embark on a day tour of Cairo that takes you to the Egyptian Museum (where you can see King Tutankhamun’s golden death mask and more than 120,000 other antiquities); the Saladin Citadel of Cairo, where you can see the Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha; and Khan el-Khalili, a bustling market in the center of Islamic Cairo.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Best seller Private 3 Days Tour to All Highlights Giza Cairo Alexandria

Best seller Private 3 Days Tour to All Highlights Giza Cairo Alexandria

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Take the strain out of itinerary planning on this action-packed 3-day private tour of Cairo and Alexandria. See the pyramids at Giza, Saqqara, and Dahshur, and ride a camel across the desert; explore the Egyptian Museum, the Alabaster Mosque, and the Khan Al-Khalili bazaar, and ride a felucca on the Nile; admire the library, the catacombs, the Citadel of Qaitbay, and Pompey’s Pillar. Tour includes lunch and door-to-door round-trip transfers.
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  • 3 days
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$150.00
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Private Guided Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo

Private Guided Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo

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This private tour, exclusively for your party, ensures a more personalized experience of Alexandria than typical of most group tours. Explore the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Pompey’s Pillar, the Serapeum, the Citadel of Qaitbay, the Roman amphitheater, and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Enjoy hassle-free hotel transfers, free Wi-Fi, and an included lunch.
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  • 12 hours
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Half-Day Tour from Cairo: Dahshur Pyramids Sakkara and Memphis City

Half-Day Tour from Cairo: Dahshur Pyramids Sakkara and Memphis City

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Go beyond the most visited sites and see the Dahshur pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara. In the company of an Egyptologist guide, explore an ancient city and two of its necropolises. See Djoser’s distinctive step pyramid and the ‘Bent’ and ‘Red’ Pyramids at Dahshur; stand beneath the millennia-old colossus of Ramses II, and follow the footsteps of pharaohs as you explore an open-air museum of statues and ruined palaces.
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  • 4 hours
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$20.00
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Full-Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara

Full-Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara

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Discover some of Egypt’s greatest antiquities on a private Giza, Saqqara, and Memphis day trip from Cairo. With an Egyptologist guide, visit Giza to view the pyramids, Great Sphinx, and Valley Temple. Then, devote the afternoon to Saqqara and Memphis. Behold Saqqara’s age-old Step Pyramid of Zoser and scour the ruins of ancient Memphis, including its fallen statue of Ramses II. As this is a private tour, feel free to ask your guide to tailor the itinerary around you. Lunch, snacks, and hotel pickup and drop-off are all included.
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  • 8 hours
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$70.00
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8-Hour Private Tour of the Pyramids, Egyptian Museum and Bazaar from Cairo

8-Hour Private Tour of the Pyramids, Egyptian Museum and Bazaar from Cairo

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Experience Cairo’s very best on a private, full-day tour that takes in ancient sites, artifacts, and a bustling bazaar. Ride a camel through the sand beside the soaring pyramids at Giza and go toe-to-toe with the enigmatic Sphinx. Pause for lunch before visiting the Egyptian Museum and explore the stunning collection of artifacts, mummies and royal treasures with your guide. Then continue to the Khan el Khalili bazaar to browse vibrant displays of fabrics, handicrafts, and antiques.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$54.00
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$54.00
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Dinner Cruise on the Nile River with Buffet, Cultural Show and Private Transfer in Cairo

Dinner Cruise on the Nile River with Buffet, Cultural Show and Private Transfer in Cairo

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Celebrate an evening in Cairo with a glittering 2-hour dinner cruise along the River Nile, with round-trip private hotel transfers. Travel to the riverside by private, air-conditioned minivan, and step aboard an elegant cruise boat, festooned in beautiful lights. Soak up the soft breezes and Cairo’s bright lights from the top deck as you glide by illuminated skyscrapers, bridges, mosques and other landmarks. Then, sit down to a delicious buffet dinner as you enjoy a colorful programme of folkloric entertainment, from sequinned belly dancing shows to whirling ‘tanoura’ shows.
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  • 4 hours
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$57.15
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Giza Pyramids Sound & Light Show At Night

Giza Pyramids Sound & Light Show At Night

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See the world’s only surviving ancient wonder light up at night during this multimedia show. Sit in front of the Great Pyramids of Giza and listen to the history of ancient Egypt with image projections on the monument. Take photos of the projections during this 1-hour show as you sit back and enjoy complimentary snacks.
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  • 2 hours
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$40.00
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Sound and Light Show at Giza Pyramids

Sound and Light Show at Giza Pyramids

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Enjoy a whole new experience of the Pyramids of Giza by watching the Sound and Light Show—one of the best evening activities around Cairo. Learn about the history of the pyramids during the entertaining show and get close to the Sphinx and other pyramids to take pictures. Included Cairo hotel pickup and drop-off make this a seamless experience.
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  • 2 hours
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$45.00
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Best All inclusive Tour Giza Pyramids Sphinx Memphis Saqqara Camel Ride,Lunch

Best All inclusive Tour Giza Pyramids Sphinx Memphis Saqqara Camel Ride,Lunch

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View the ancient pyramids and relics of Giza, Sakkara and Memphis in one day on this privately guided trip from Cairo. With your own Egyptologist guide to bring the age-old monuments to life, start at the Giza Plateau to see the UNESCO-listed pyramids and mysterious Sphinx. Hear tales of their construction from your guide before continuing to Sakkara to admire Djoser’s step pyramid and visit some Old Kingdom tombs. Later, explore the open-air museum at Memphis, home to statues, sphinxes and other remnants of what was Egypt’s oldest capital.
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  • 8 hours
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$70.00
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Private Transfer from Cairo Airport

Private Transfer from Cairo Airport

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Especially after a long flight, arriving at Cairo airport can just be plain exhausting. Take the strain away and skip the stress of haggling with taxi drivers and wrangling unfamiliar cash when you prebook this convenient—and affordable—private transfer service. Your personal chauffeur will meet you at the main exit, right outside the arrivals hall, holding a sign with your name, then transfer you to your hotel or rental.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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$11.74
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Private Half-Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx , lunch and camel ride

Private Half-Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx , lunch and camel ride

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Time-limited travelers can tick off Giza’s top sights on a private half-day tour, taking advantage of round-trip transfer from Giza or Cairo hotels to access the site with ease. Benefit from your personal guide’s explanations and insights as you explore the Great Pyramids and Sphinx, then enjoy a complimentary camel ride for an alternative perspective of the ancient complex.
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  • 4 hours
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$23.00
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$23.00
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Nile River Dinner Cruise in Cairo

Nile River Dinner Cruise in Cairo

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Celebrate an evening in Cairo with a glittering 2-hour dinner cruise along the iconic Nile River. Step aboard the elegant Nile Maxim cruise boat, and soak up the sparkling city lights, delicious food and live entertainment as you glide along the beautiful Nile. Feast on your choice of either a scrumptious set menu or à la carte menu; listen to tunes from the house band; and enjoy an after-dinner folklore show featuring sequinned belly dancers and spinning ‘tanoura’ artistes performing to foot-tapping folklore music.
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  • 3 hours
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$175.74
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Cairo Day Tour visit Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Khan Khalil Bazaar

Cairo Day Tour visit Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Khan Khalil Bazaar

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See Cairo’s essential destinations with a full-day tour of the city’s historic and cultural sites. Explore the vast collection of artifacts at the Egyptian Museum, and see the gilded, iconic funeral mask of Tutankhamun. Take in views of the city from the medieval ramparts at Saladin’s Cairo Citadel, and visit the exquisite Muhammad Ali mosque within the walls. Enjoy a traditional lunch at a neighborhood restaurant, then spend an hour at Khan El Khalil bazaar browsing vibrant stalls and local shops before returning to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo with Belly Dancing and Hotel Transfer

Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo with Belly Dancing and Hotel Transfer

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See the Cairo skyline after dark on a Nile River dinner cruise, and watch belly dancers and Tanoura performers take the stage as you enjoy a full buffet dinner. This evening tour includes pickup and drop-off at Cairo hotels, and combines dining, dancing, and music for a classic night on the Nile.
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  • 3 hours
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$30.00
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Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara

Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara

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Rewind to ancient Egypt with this full-day private tour to Giza, Sakkara and Memphis. With your own Egyptologist guide, admire the magnificent pyramids at Giza. After learning about these age-old tombs and the Sphinx, leave Cairo to see the Sakkara pyramid, an extraordinary stepped tomb known as Egypt’s oldest pyramid. Lastly, continue to Memphis to discover the UNESCO-listed ruins of ancient Egypt’s capital, including a giant statue of Ramses II. Enjoy a flexible itinerary on this private tour, and upgrade to include lunch and entry to Giza’s Solar Boat Museum.
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  • 6 hours
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$165.30
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$165.30
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01 way Private Transfer from your Hotel in Cairo to Cairo Airport

01 way Private Transfer from your Hotel in Cairo to Cairo Airport

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Cheap private transfer from your hotel in Cairo to Cairo International airport and avoid the hassle. Be greeted by a local representative at the lobby area of your hotel with a sign showing your name on it then you will be transferred from your Hotel to Cairo international airport. Transport by private vehicle and available 24/7 upon request, safe and always on time.
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  • 2 hours
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$30.00
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$30.00
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01 way Private Transfer from Cairo Airport to Your Hotel in Cairo

01 way Private Transfer from Cairo Airport to Your Hotel in Cairo

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Enjoy a private transfer from Cairo International Airport to your hotel in Cairo, hassle-free. Greeted by your representative outside the terminal at the street exit gate with a sign shows your name, you will be transferred from Cairo International Airport to your hotel in Cairo. The service is available  24/7 upon request, is safe and always on time!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

Nile Maxim Dinner Cruise on the Nile

Nile Maxim Dinner Cruise on the Nile

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Spend an evening cruising the Nile on an evening boat ride that includes dinner and live entertainment. After a convenient hotel pickup, embark on a romantic night out on the water. See the sunset over Cairo, enjoy a delicious dinner, listen to atmospheric live music, and watch two traditional dance performances—a belly dancing and Tanoura Sofy show.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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$70.00
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Evening Dinner Nile Cruise in Cairo with Private Transport

Evening Dinner Nile Cruise in Cairo with Private Transport

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Watch the Cairo skyline light up after dark on a 2-hour dinner cruise of the Nile with two remarkable dance performances. Enjoy the convenience of a private hotel transfer as you travel to the port, then enjoy a sumptuous Egyptian meal on deck. Watch belly dancers and Tannoura performers bring their traditions to life with a mesmerizing blend of twirling skirts and sensuous movements. Listen to live music from an Egyptian band and take in stunning views of the city at night while palm trees and glittering skyscrapers drift past.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.00
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$58.00
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Private Day Tour To Luxor from Cairo by Plane,Tours,Sailing Felucca,Camel&Lunch

Private Day Tour To Luxor from Cairo by Plane,Tours,Sailing Felucca,Camel&Lunch

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Fly to Luxor for a day of sightseeing and be back in Cairo hotel in time for bed. This private excursion offers an easy way to see the wonders of Luxor with round-trip flights, lunch, a trip to the Valley of the Kings, an Egyptologist guide, and rides by felucca sail boat and camel. You’ll pack more into one day with a preplanned itinerary than you could manage to see alone.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$350.00
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$350.00
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What are Alabaster Mosque (Mosque of Muhammad Ali) hours of operation?
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Alabaster Mosque (Mosque of Muhammad Ali) hours of operation: Open daily 8am - 5pm. Closed Fridays. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Alabaster Mosque (Mosque of Muhammad Ali) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Alabaster Mosque (Mosque of Muhammad Ali) costs USD 11.74. Guided Alabaster Mosque (Mosque of Muhammad Ali) tours start around USD 11.74 per person.
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