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Explore another aspect of Cairo beyond the Pyramids and the other major attractions. The Medieval Cairo Tour will take you to the Ibn Tulun mosque and the nearby fascinating Gayer Anderson Museum or Beit Al Kritlya where you will see a true Cairienne house remaining intact and live the history of its dwellers as you move from one room to another. Afterwards finish your tour by strolling the famous Khan El Khalili Bazaar and see the merchandise and the local products beautifully displayed in the winding alleys of Medieval Cairo.
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You will be picked up from your hotel in Cairo. Accompanied by a guide and by air-conditioned vehicle, you will be taken to Ahmed Ibn Tulun Mosque: It is the third mosque built in Islamic Egypt. It was completed in 878 AD by Al Amir Ahmed Ibn Tulun, founder of the Tulunid Dynasty. The mosque is known for its varied gypsum ornamentation and engravings. It has a unique minaret with staircase from the outside.
Next stop will be Gayer-Anderson Museum: The museum was founded in 1937 in two ancient residences, the Beit el-Kiridiliya from 1632 and the Beit Amna Bent Salim from 1540. In the museum, you will come across the private collection of Major Gayer-Anderson besides furniture, glassware, crystal, carpets, silks and embroidered Arab costumes. Several rooms on the third floor have been reconstructed to house the collections.
Lastly, proceed to the Khan El Kahili Bazaar. It is one of the earliest and greatest markets in the Middle East. Built in the 14th century, it has many stores exhibiting a wonderful collection of jewellery, wooden artefacts embossed with pearls, leather ware, embroidered dresses and a range of impressive souvenirs. After that you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cairo.