Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Private Tour: Coptic Cairo, The Hanging Church, Abu Serga, Ben Ezra. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Well guarded area, takes a few hours to go through the four or five areas (church, museum, original street- 18 feet below, another church). Well worth it to see that there are Christians still in Cairo (about 10% called Coptics) and that this area had great importance in history. Ties Cairo as the crossroads of the middle east. You will enjoy this tour.
Good tour, just a shame that the guide was distracted and spent most of the time on his phone.
Initially had a few problems getting in touch with the operator re hotel to be picked up from but that was solved and the tour was excellent. We were the only two so we had personal attention. The tour guide was not only knowledgeable and friendly but a Copt herself. There was a atmosphere of quietness which is a pleasant feeling in Cairo. We thought the price was a bit high but ...would recommend the tour itself.
We enjoyed the tour very much. The Viator staff were punctual and courteous, and the guide was knowledgable. If we have one complaint it is being told of a "complimentary tour" after the booked one was complete - to discover that it was to be subjected to the perfume manufacturers, etc! I realise that this is how the system works here, however.
Excellent organisation and very knowledgeable tour operators. Pick-up and transportation always on-time and well organised. Sometimes a bit rushed. The places that tour guides take you during or after tours for "shopping" was nothing for us.
I love church history so it was really relevant to me, the buildings are stunning and highly decorated. definately worth seeing. There are some stalls and shops on the way to Ben Ezra absolutely filled with fantastic crafts, but you must haggel. someone tried to sell me a gold hand of fatima neckless for 250 english pounds !! I managed to buy a similar one in CityStars shopping mail, hallmarked for 80 english pounds!! the only dissapointment is NO CAMERAS in some of the venues, so you cant share your experience with friends back home.
Not all of Egypt is ancient, though it may still be a thousand years old. Visting more contemporary sites puts things in perspective. Also, this is the sanest place in all of Cairo.
This is a very quick tour 2hrs, which can been seen as a good or bad thing. The churches are beautiful, but you should definitely have an interest to go and see them. However, that said, its still a great experience overall as you get to see more of the city and its rich heritage.
Judith A W
The building of the church was interesting-almost like being suspended in space. The guide was competant. This is a part of Cairo that many never take the opportunity to explore.
It was a lovely morning. And my tour guide was a lovely person. Very pleasant experience!
Everything was as scheduled. Tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable. It was a nice addition to our trip and we did add another tour with the same company.
We were picked up by an experienced driver in a very safe vehicle. This tour was an interesting addition to the other sites that we had seen. It gave us a different perspective, and it also allowed us to see another time period of Egypt. Afterwards we had a great lunch and were able to share many interesting stories. Our guide was very entertaining and he guided us through the cultural differences that we experienced.