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City of the Dead (Al-Arafa) Tours and Activities

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Consisting of two 4-mile-long (6-kilometer-long) cemeteries dating to Mamluk times (1200s to 1500s), Cairo’s City of the Dead is still in use today. Traditionally, all families kept a mausoleum; these days, some families use them to live in as well as for burials. There are also shops, cafés, and even a post office within the cemeteries.

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Private Half-Day Tour to City of the Dead and Mosque of Ibn Tulun in Cairo

Private Half-Day Tour to City of the Dead and Mosque of Ibn Tulun in Cairo

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A unique blend of cemetery and residential neighborhood, Cairo’s City of the Dead is a fascinating place to explore. Visit its shops, tombs, houses, and mausoleums on a 4-hour, private tour for your group of up to 15 people. This guided experience includes round-trip hotel transport, and a trip to the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, one of the oldest mosques in the city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.29
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$14.29

Cave Church and City Of The Dead Tour

Cave Church and City Of The Dead Tour

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Enjoy the history of the holy family in Egypt and visit the largest church in Africa heading to the city of the dead to see a cemetery of more than 1200 years old
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Islamic Cairo Private History Tour

Islamic Cairo Private History Tour

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Discover the mosques and madrasas of one of the world’s oldest Islamic cities on a customizable, private tour of the city with a local guide. Explore historic Cairo, a UNESCO site that was founded in the 10th century, and see how the city’s tradition, art and architecture braid together in the narrow streets. Learn about life in the city while taking in the rich scents, sights and sounds of the Egyptian capital.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Unseen Cairo – Garbage City & City of the Dead

Unseen Cairo – Garbage City & City of the Dead

You will have some of the best tour guides and Egyptologists in Egypt. Our tour guides have a Master’s in Egyptology. Our guides are trained in mainstream Egyptology, and are also well-versed in unconventional Egyptology and are capable of debating about unorthodox theories and contradicting them with traditional ones. We run sightseeing tours 24/7, with sunshine, rain, heat or cold. Our tour guides and Egyptologists speak fluent English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch. We take sightseeing tours in all the afore-mentioned languages. Our staff are customer-service oriented, patient, flexible and quite understanding of our clients’ needs, interests and expectations. The staff will listen very carefully to you and customize the tour according to what you need and expect. The staff will take a very good care of you, giving you what expect and a bit more. We value our staff because they are simply our wealth.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.72
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$85.72
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Half Day Tour To City Of The Dead & Mosque Of Ibn Tulun In Cairo

Half Day Tour To City Of The Dead & Mosque Of Ibn Tulun In Cairo

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Experience a unique part of Cairo with a guided tour of the City of the Dead, an ancient cemetery that’s alive with life. Explore its crowded aisles of beautiful Islamic architecture with a local guide, and learn why so many Cairenes (around 500,000) are living alongside gravestones and mausoleums. This tour includes round-trip transport, as well as bottled water and snacks for your convenience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Day Tour To The Nilometer And Manial Palace And Felucca Ride

Day Tour To The Nilometer And Manial Palace And Felucca Ride

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Sun Pyramids Tours tour guide will pick you up from your hotel by an air conditioned vehicle to visit great landmarks from the Islamic civilization era.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.00
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$92.00
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Private Day Tour of Cairo's City of the Dead and Cave Church

Private Day Tour of Cairo's City of the Dead and Cave Church

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This private guided tour enables you to see some local sites in Cairo. Visit the Famous Cave Church of St. Simon in Cairo, passing by the Garbage City in Cairo and The City of the Dead.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.00
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$72.00
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Cave Church, Garbage City & The City of the Dead In Cairo

Cave Church, Garbage City & The City of the Dead In Cairo

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visit the Famous Cave Church of St. Simon in Cairo , passing by the Garbage City in Cairo and The City of the Dead. Private guided tour enables you to see some Local sites in cairo
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.50
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$87.50
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Full-Day Private Tour of Pyramids, Mokattam adrenaline park and 4 wheeler ride

Full-Day Private Tour of Pyramids, Mokattam adrenaline park and 4 wheeler ride

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Reveal the mystery of the Pyramids, feel the energy of special places, understand the philosophy of Sphinx, discover your unlimited abilities by driving a quad in narrow, crowded streets and the wide desert. Get adrenaline by climbing high above Cairo in the Mokattam mountains and enjoy other surprises. All in one day.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00
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5-Day Private Egypt Tour with Accommodation

5-Day Private Egypt Tour with Accommodation

This trip covers the best spots in Cairo! You will be staying in a luxury accommodation where you can see the Pyramids from the pool! Have the opportunity to shop for local Egyptian Cotton products, visit the Pyramids and many mosques and churches including the Ancient Cave Church. You will have some amazing entertainment including a Whirling Dervish Dinner Show and a Light and Sound show of the pyramids. All meals entertainment and accommodation included so all you have to do is relax and have fun! All with air-conditioned transportation and an English-speaking guide. One of the many things we are very excited about is that the new Egyptian Museum is opening and you can be some of the first tourists to visit it!
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  • 5 days
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$2,185.00
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$2,185.00

6-Hour Private Tour to the Alabaster Mosque City of Dead & Alazhar Park in Cairo

6-Hour Private Tour to the Alabaster Mosque City of Dead & Alazhar Park in Cairo

Meet your Egyptologist tour guide in your hotel holding a sign board of your name. Start your tour to see the famous mosque in Cairo which was built inside the biggest fortress in Cairo. Explore the mosque with your guide and and learn about how it was covered in alabaster stone and silver. Nest, head to the City of Dead to see some tombs and learn more about its history from your guide. Afterwards you will go directly to Al-Azhar park which one of the largest park in Egypt. Go up to the highest point of Cairo to see all of the city, before heading back to your hotel.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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$30.00
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Should I book City of the Dead (Al-Arafa) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since City of the Dead (Al-Arafa) 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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How much does it cost to visit City of the Dead (Al-Arafa) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to City of the Dead (Al-Arafa) costs USD 14.29. Guided City of the Dead (Al-Arafa) tours start around USD 14.29 per person.
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