Day To The Great Egyptian Museum – Old Cairo – Felucca sail at Sunset Time with lunch
Kemet Travel representative will pick you up from any address in Cairo , We will start our day by visiting the acclaimed Egyptian museum, the world’s greatest repository of ancient relics and contains the world largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities. Next we will tour the Citadel of Saladin housing the alabaster mosque of Mohamed Ali, at afternoon time we will navigate Khan El – Khalili bazaar, then transfer to our sail traditional boat Felucca to have our lunch there and sail the Nile at sunset time, after our Nile sail time, our bus will take us back to your place.
Tour Rate Based in two Person include
- All entry fees of sites as in tour
- Private A/C Touring bus
- An expert English speaking Egyptology guide
Who was Salah El Din Al-Ayyubi?
Salah El Din (known as Saladin to European historians) overthrew the Fatimid dynasty in 1171 AD, establishing the new Sunni Ayyubid Caliphate. Given the threat of invasion by European crusader armies, Saladin decided to improve the fortifications of the city and in 1176 AD he began construction of a wall that would encircle both Al-Qahira (today Islamic) and Fustat (Old Cairo).
Salah El Din was born in 1137 AD in Tikrit, Iraq, he studied the Quran, theology, astronomy, mathematics, and law. As a member of the military at that time, he was trained by his uncle Asad-al-Din Shirkoh, who was a commander of the Zengid Dynasty.
Salah El Din was capable of taking on leading responsibilities during military campaigns, and that’s because of his extraordinary performance during battles. His great capabilities and cleverly executed tactics also allowed him to move on from being a soldier to be the King of both Egypt and Syria. His power enabled him to overthrow the Fatimids and maintain authority in Egypt.
The Citadel became the centerpiece of these great fortifications, protecting the city from the heights of the rocky hills that overlooked it. Completed in 1183 AD, Saladin’s Citadel served as the seat of government in Egypt for 700 years until Khedive Ismail moved into Abdeen Palace in newly constructed Downtown Cairo in the 1870s.