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Holly day tour to Coptic Cairo and saint Simon Church

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Stop At: Coptic Cairo, Cairo Egypt

Our Egypt Select Tours tour guide will escort you in a tour to Coptic Cairo where you will visit the Hanging Church which is dating back to the 3rd Century AD and was dedicated to Virgin Mary, It’s called "Hanging" because of its location above the gatehouse of the ancient Roman fortress "Babylon" .It contains 110 Holy icons depicting beautiful religious scenes.

Then visiting Saint Sergius and Bacchus Church which is believed to have been built on the spot where the holy family rested at the end of their journey into Egypt.

Then, visiting the Jewish Synagogue of Ben Ezra which gained its importance from its Geniza (Store room) was found during the 19th century containing a treasure of abandoned Hebrew secular and sacred manuscripts

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Cave Church, Mokattam, Cairo 11511 Egypt

And ending Coptic Cairo tour with a visit to one of the marvelous Coptic buildings in Cairo, The Monastery of St. Simon the Tanner or The Cave Church which is located in el Mokattam hills area near the Zabbaleen slum or Garbage City which is Cairo's largest informal garbage collectors settlement, where garbage recycling is central to its population's economy. The Monastery of St. Simon the Tanner is the largest and it has an amphitheater with a seating capacity of 20,000.This church is the largest church in the Middle East. It is named after the Coptic Saint, Simon the Tanner, who lived at the end of the 10th century and is associated with the legend of the moving of the Mokattam Mountain. The Monastery of St. Simon the Tanner include the St. Bola's Church, St. Marks Church, and St. Simon the Tanner's Hall.

Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up time at 8 am from the lobby at your hotel at Giza or Cairo
We recommend to send us your hotel details ,name and address.
Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • All taxes
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Entry/Admission - Coptic Cairo
  • Entry/Admission - Cave Church
Exclusions
  • Food and Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Optional Activities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Did an extra half day tour b4 we started our nile trip. It was suggested we take this half day tour to fill in time. Insteady of just a fill in we both along with another couple had one of our best tourist experiences ever. Our guide was knowledgable approachable and very
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  • Duration: 8h
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