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Private guided tour to Cave church and old Coptic churchs in the old Cairo

Cairo

Duration

3-4 Hours

Tour Type

PRIVATE

Group Size

Run

EVERYDAY

It is a unique day tour to learn about Cairo’s rich religious history and heritage. Discover the Cave church known as the Saint Simon Church, Cairo’s UNESCO-listed treasures, located at the garbage city, East of old Cairo. Also, you will explore old Cairo with it’s famous old churches; visit the Hanging Church, the Cavern Church, known as the Church of Saint Sergius.

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Tour Highlights

  • Cairo
  • the Cave church, the Hanging church, the Cavern church

Tour Itinerary

Cave church & Cavern Church & the Hanging church
St Simon the Tanner Monastery
It is a unique day tour to learn about Cairo’s rich religious history and heritage. Visit St.Simon Monastery which is located in Garbage City near old Cairo. Discover the Cave church known as the Saint Simon Church, Cairo’s UNESCO-listed treasures, located in the garbage city, East of old Cairo.

Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)
The hanging church is considered as the oldest Coptic church in Egypt, known as the the hanging church or the Virgin Mary church. Located at old Coptic Cairo.
It was called the Suspended Church because it was built on two of the ancient towers of the Roman fort. (Fortress of Babylon), and the Hanging Church is the oldest surviving church in Egypt. Therefore the church is a very important and absolutely unmissable stop on the tourist itinerary focused on the places linked to the Holy Family, which characterize the capital of Egypt. The internal decorations feature icons in Greek Orthodox style and have thirteen pillars, which respectively represent Christ and the twelve apostles.


Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus
Explore old Cairo with its famous old churches The Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus, also known as Abu Serga.
It is the ancient church built on the site where the Holy Family resided during their escape journey, Its current location is what is known as the Complex of Religions in Old Cairo, within the Fortress of Babylon. Like many other early Christian churches, the Abu Serga church and its underground cave were designed according to the layout of a basilica, thus together consisting of three parts: the porch, the nave and the sanctuary (the cave is under the sanctuary). The church is notable for its unique architectural and artistic elements which reflect the spirit of Coptic church architecture in Egypt. These include the pulpit, font, ivory and wood inlaid templons, and unique religious decoration of saints and apostles.

After that will back to your hotel.

Included/Excluded

  • All transfers in a private air-conditioned car to/from your hotel.
  • Professional Egyptologist Tour Guide.
  • All tours are as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers by private air-conditioned car
  • Entrance fees to Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary) and Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus.
  • Bottle of water.
  • Lunch at very good local restaurant.
  • Tourist permission.
  • All taxes and charges.
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Any entrance fees for special places
  • Personal spending
  • Tipping

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58US$
45US$
34US$
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31US$
28US$

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