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Private Tour to the Cave Church of St. Simon provided by Egypt Royal Tours

Private Tour to the Cave Church of St. Simon

Private Tour to the Cave Church of St. Simon
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from $22.00 per adult
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 5, 2020
A note from Private Tour to the Cave Church of St. Simon
We apply the highest safety standards to keep the customer from infection with the Corona virus in all tourists places they visits during the tour.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
In the morning pick up from your hotel in Cairo and visit the Monastery of Saint Simon, also known as the Cave Church of Zabbaleen. It is located in the Mokattam Mountain, a short drive through the so called “Garbage City’ – a large population of garbage collectors or Zabbaleen that live there. Several churches have been built into the caves found in Mokattam, First we visit, Saint Simon the Tanner Hall and St. Mark’s Church. This huge cave was discovered in the year 1974. It was full of hundreds of tons of stones even up to the ceiling of the cave (which is 17 meters high from the ground), and was later prepared to contain two storeys: 1. The upper storey is the St. Simon the Tanner Hall, with seating capacity of 2000 people for spiritual meetings. The walls are decorated with many wonderful pictures engraved on the rocks representing scenarios from the Bible Then we continue and visit the Cathedral of Virgin Mary and St. Simon the Tanner. . After the tour transfer back to your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 182888P40
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Exclusions
Duration
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
All Cairo Hotels are Pickup Points
Airports:
Cairo Intl Airport, Cairo Egypt
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Exclusions
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
All Cairo Hotels are Pickup Points
Airports:
Cairo Intl Airport, Cairo Egypt
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    Cave Church
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    visit the Monastery of Saint Simon, also known as the Cave Church of Zabbaleen. It is located in the Mokattam Mountain, a short drive through the so called “Garbage City’ – a large population of garbage collectors or Zabbaleen that live there.
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Joy
Amman, Jordan188 contributions
Garbage city and Cave Church
Sunday morning was a bustling time to visit Cave Church. We saw a part of the Egyptian culture we hadn’t seen on previous days since we went to the people.

Our tour guide shared a few details about Cairo enroute there. We drove through Garbage City which is located at the end of the city. Upon arrival, a local man from the church led us around and explained the history of the church. We were able to enter 3 of the 7 churches there.
The carvings are incredible.

Following this, we requested to walk through garbage city to get a feel for the life the people there live. Our tour guide, Hala, went out of her way to allow us this privilege.
Written April 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
EgyptRoyalTours
Thank you very much
Written April 26, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Egypt Royal Tours
mariakebbio
mariakebbio
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Would recommend this service
Very good service. Efficient and reliable would highly recommend. I was on plenty of time for my flight with zero s
mariakebbio
mariakebbio
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Amazing tour guide
I highly recommend hala. I traveled alone to Cairo for the first time and she made me feel so safe and welcome and
nmhache
nmhache
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Amazing tour!
I had the most amazing experience! Hala went above and beyond to make sure I had a great time. She is so knowledgea
davidjN5611IV
davidjN5611IV
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Love egypt
Amazing experiance and amazing tour guide, Hala is the best! It unforgatable time. It was fun to be with Hala visit
SloMojca
SloMojca
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An impressive, unforgettable experience
What I've learned in Egypt is, that there is a lot of things to see, a lot of information to grasp and a lot of que
SloMojca
SloMojca
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Unforgetable experience
If you're looking for a luxury, private tour for an affordable price, this is the one for you. Since I don't like f
kdsafsrjd
kdsafsrjd
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Passionate about Egypt and Hala!!
I traveled to Egypt and fell in love with the country and my fabulous tour guide who became my sister! Hal’s is int
asralondon
asralondon
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Best time in Egypt!
I absolutely lovely being toured around by Hala. She can read hieroglyphics, knows her history and is so much fun t
Gcotto78
Gcotto78
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Best tourist guide
Hala is an excellent tourist guide. She made sure everything went smoothly. She is very knowledgeable and reliable.
Sabihondo
Sabihondo
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Fantastic and a fun tour guide
When we went to Egypt in November 2019 (not 2920), a couple of months before the whole world went COVID-crazy, we o
alejandrofG5851CZ
alejandrofG5851CZ
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Lovely and funny
This historical place required an excellent guide. Hele gave us a mix between historical information and fun
Cathe H
Cathe H
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Hala is the amazing egypt guide!
hala made our egypt experienci really amazing, she knows all the history, knows all the perfect places and the hour
K8206YXjerryr
K8206YXjerryr
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Thankful
What turned out to be one of the greatest trips! Hala is very caring and always has a smile. She pays attention to
Kamrynngrace7
Kamrynngrace7
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Hala = BEST Tour Guide
My tour with Hala was amazing! She gave me a tour of the museum and told me so much amazing information about Ancie
Kamrynngrace7
Kamrynngrace7
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BEST Desert Experience
This tour was AMAZING and Ahmed was a great guide, driver, and cook! We got this trip organized for us by Hala with
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