Cairo:Nilometer, Manial Palace,City of The Dead With Felucca

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Tours Culture & history Wheelchair accessible Sightseeing Tours

Enjoy a hotel transfer in Cairo and embark on a fascinating private day trip to historic local landmarks. Explore the intricate Nilometer and the elegant Manial Palace with tickets included.

Highlights

  • enjoy visiting the Nilometer and Manial palace .
  • live your moments and take many photos.
  • discover the landmarks from the Islamic civilization era.

Description

The first monument to visit is the Nilometer. It’s situated in the southern tip of Roda Island. It is one of the oldest existent structures which dates back to the period just after the Arab conquest of Egypt. Its importance goes back to a time when measuring the rise of the waters of the Nile was closely related to the levying of taxes on agricultural lands. Taxes were levied only when the waters of the Nile had risen to a certain designated level, which would irrigate the land during flood season. Then moving on to visit the remarkable Manial Palace of Prince Mohamed Ali Pasha “King Farouk’s uncle”. He had it designed in a style integrating European Art Nouveau and Rococo with many traditional Islamic architecture styles including Ottoman, Moorish, Persian, creating inspired combinations in spatial design, architectural and interior decorations, and sumptuous materials. The residence compound, composed of five separate and distinctively styled buildings, is surrounded by gardens planted with rare tropical plants collected by the prince on his travels along a small branch of the Nile. Then, Ending the tour with a visit to the City of Dead or Cairo cemetery which contains a vast area of tombs and mausoleums, some of them are dating back the Islamic Conquest of Egypt at 642 AD. Many people take this area as their permanent home because of the country’s chronic housing crisis shortage. It’s interesting to go and see this area and how the people live there. Then head to the river to board a felucca, a traditional sailboat used on the Nile and other Mediterranean regions. As you float along the river, you’ll have lunch on board. After this trip you will be transferred to your hotel Note : For pick up / drop off form Cairo airport, Sphinx airport, New Administrative Capital, New Cairo, Helioplis, Badr City, Shorouk, Rehab, Obour, Sheraton Almatar, Sheikh Zayed city or Madinty City will be for additional cost

Includes

Pick up services from your hotel & return Private tour guide . All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites Bottled water during your trip. lunch All taxes & service charge

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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