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Layover Tour to Cairo City, Old Islamic Town & Pyramids Sound Light Show. (CAI)

Tour the city and enjoy the old part of medieval Cairo during your layover. Attend the sound and light show at the Giza great pyramids site when you arrive in Cairo in the afternoon. The sound and light show at the pyramids is a good show with historical narration and music, as well as a laser to show paintings from the Cairo national museum, the golden collection of King Tut. All this with sound effects takes you back in history to ancient Egypt. Then proceed to old Cairo to see the Islamic area with the ancient streets of AlQahira and the Fatimids houses and mosques with an amazing walking tour in the heart of old downtown and the large tourist bazaar of Khan Elkhalili, finish your tour with a well-worth cup of tea at Elfishawy coffee shop before heading back to the airport.

Featured In This Tour:

Giza Pyramids Sound & Light Show

Cairo City tour

Old Islamic Town

Khan Elkhalili Tourist Bazaar

per adult from

$239

AUD

Duration

4 to 7 hours

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Entrance fee to any of the mentioned sites
    • Professionally licensed Tour guide specialist in Egyptology
    • Airport Pick-Up and Drop-Off
    • Baggage storage and transfer
    • Private transportation
    • WiFi on board
    • Bottled water - Sealed mineral bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Sound & Light Egypt
    • Entry/Admission - Islamic Cairo
    • Entry/Admission - Sharia Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah
    • Entry/Admission - Bab al-Futuh
    • Entry/Admission - Al-Hakim Mosque
    • Entry/Admission - Qalawun Complex
    • Entry/Admission - Khan Al-Khalili
    What's excluded :
    • Tipping the guide and the driver (recommended - optional)
    • Dinner - Enjoy a variety of Egyptian menu food out of your preferences from the best local restaurants. (Optional)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Cairo International Airport, Oruba، Road، El Nozha, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

    Prior picking you up from Cairo airport, our representative in the airport will assist you with the airport formalities & the Entry Visa, everything will be set from our side as Egypt Fun Tours responsible for assuring your arrival. Before immigration, our representative will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name so you can recognize him easily prior to starting the tour with our guide.


    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Sound & Light Egypt, Sphinx Square, Giza 00202 Egypt

    Our show provides you with a learning experience about ancient Egypt and its significant beginning. During our shows, Egyptian Pharaohs rise to narrate their stories of reign and achievements. It is an experience not to be missed when visiting Egypt. Book your seat and preferred language show.

    Sound and light show is a form of nighttime entertainment that is usually presented in an outdoor venue of historic significance.

    Special lighting effects are projected onto the façade of a building or ruin and synchronized with recorded or live narration and music to dramatize the history of the place. The invention of the concept is credited to Paul Robert-Houdin, who was the curator of the Château de Chambord in France, which hosted the world's first son et lumière in 1952. Another was established in the early 1960s at the site of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.

    This nighttime medium naturally lends itself to ecclesiastical buildings, stately homes, and ruins,[citation needed] and has rapidly become very popular in France where about 50 annual productions take place, principally in the Loire Valley, at the Palace of Versailles and at Les Invalides in Paris.

    The format usually involves no active participation by actors but a recorded narrative of the history of the building concerned by one or a cast of voices. To this is added music or sound effects as appropriate, all of which are synchronized to lighting and/or projection effects which provide the visual dimension. Pyrotechnic effects are occasionally included for added spectacle.

    A relatively recent variation is that, rather than the music and narration coming through a concert-like sound system, they may use headsets, such as in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's "Lights of Liberty". This allows an audience to move through a historic district as the show proceeds.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Islamic Cairo, Midan Silah ad-Din, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    Islamic Cairo (Qahirat al-Maez) is a part of central Cairo around the old walled city and around the Citadel of Cairo which is characterized by hundreds of mosques, tombs, madrasas, mansions, caravanserais, and fortifications dating from the Islamic era.[1] In 1979, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed Historic Cairo a World Cultural Heritage site, as "one of the world's oldest Islamic cities, with its famous mosques, madrasas, hammers and fountains and the new centre of the Islamic world, reaching its golden age in the 14th century.


    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Sharia Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah, Al Moez Ldin Allah Al Fatmi, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    Muizz Street (Shariʻa al-Muizz li-Din Illah) also known as Al Moez Ldin Allah Al Fatemi Street in Islamic Cairo, Egypt is one of the oldest streets in Cairo, approximately one kilometer long. A United Nations study found it to have the greatest concentration of medieval architectural treasures in the Islamic world. The street (shariʻa in Arabic) is named for Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah, the fourth caliph of the Fatimid dynasty. It stretches from Bab Al-Futuh in the north to Bab Zuweila in the south. Starting in 1997,[2][3] the national government carried out extensive renovations to the historical buildings, modern buildings, paving, and sewerage to turn the street into an "open-air museum". On April 24, 2008, Al-Muizz Street was rededicated as a pedestrian-only zone between 8:00 am and 11:00 pm; cargo traffic will be allowed outside of these hours.

    The northern part of the street extends from the Al-Hakim Mosque in the north to the Spice Market at Al-Azhar Street and includes the antique markets section, Al-Aqmar Mosque (one of the few extant Fatimid mosques), the Qalawun complex, and several well preserved medieval mansions and palaces.

    The southern part extends from the Ghuriya complex to the Bab Zuweila and includes the magnificent Tent Market in the Gamaliya district.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Bab al-Futuh, 154 Al Moez Ldin Allah Al Fatmi 154 المعز لدين الله الفاطمي, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    Bab al Futuh (Conquest Gate) is one of three remaining gates in the walls of the Old City of Cairo, Egypt. It was finished in the year 1087 and faces north. It stands at the northern end of Muizz Street. The other two remaining gates are Bab al-Nasr (Victory Gate) in the North and Bab Zuwayla (Gate of Zuwayla) in the south.

    The gate was part of a fortification built by Commander/Vizier Badr al-Jamali of Fatimid Imam/caliph Mustansir. Its rounded towers were a stronger defense than the square towers of Bab al-Nasr (another Old City gate, just to the east). They had shafts for pouring boiling water or burning oil on attackers and arrow slits. The gate is covered in vegetal and geometric motifs.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Al-Hakim Mosque, Cairo Egypt

    The Mosque of al-Hakim (Masjid al-Ḥākim bi Amr Allāh), nicknamed Al-Anwar 'the Illuminated', is a major Islamic religious site in Cairo, Egypt. It is named after Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah (985–1021), the sixth Fatimid caliph and 16th Ismaili Imam.

    The mosque was originally built as an enclosure by the Fatimid vizier Gawhar Al-Siqilli (c. 928–992), but was incorporated into the extended fortifications built by Badr al-Jamali. It consists of an irregular rectangle with four arcades surrounding the courtyard. An unusual feature is a monumental entrance with its projecting stone porch. It is located in Islamic Cairo, on the east side of Muizz Street, just south of Bab Al-Futuh (the northern gate).

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Qalawun Complex, El-Gamaleya, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    The Qalawun Complex was built over the ruins of the Fatimid Palace of Cairo, with several halls in the Palace. It was sold to several people until it was finally bought by the Sultan Qalawun in 1283 AD. The structure resides in the heart of Cairo, in the Bayn al-Qasrayn, and has been a center for important religious ceremonies and rituals of the Islamic faith for years, stretching from the Mamluk dynasty through the Ottoman Empire.


    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Khan Al-Khalili, Cairo Egypt

    Khan El-Khalili is a major souk in the historic center of Islamic Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Cairo International Airport, Oruba، Road، El Nozha, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

    Your tour finishes with drop off at Cairo International Airport (CAI) for your connecting flight


  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Providing a pickup and drop off services from any hotel within Cairo, EgyptProviding a pickup and drop off services from Cairo International Airport (CAI)A new model tourist car with a professional driver and a license from the ministry of tourism.Airport Pick-Up and Drop-OffPolice Security Guard Baggage storage and transferAir-conditioned vehiclePrivate transportationWiFi on boardAirports
    • Cairo Intl Airport, Cairo Egypt
    Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Egypt Fun Tours

Activity ID: V-58430P123

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