Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church (Abu Serga) Tours

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Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, also known as Abu Serga, in a Coptic Christian church situated in the Coptic Quarter of Cairo. Dedicated to the saints, Sergius and Bacchus, it is most famous due to the belief that it was built on the site where Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus resided during their time in Egypt.

Abu Serga was thought to have been built in the 4th or 5th century and is one of the oldest Coptic churches in Egypt. One of its most interesting features is the crypt where the Holy 
Family were said to have rested. The crypt is 10 meters deep and, when Nile levels are high, is often prone to flooding.

The building is a traditional basilican structure with a nave and two side aisles with a western return aisle. Twelve grand columns stand between the nave and the aisles, eleven of which are made from white marble, while one is made from red granite.

Practical Info

The Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church is located in the Old Cairo area of the city in the Coptic Quarter. Mar Girgis is the nearest metro station and is located immediately outside.
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Address: Coptic Cairo Quarter, Cairo, Egypt
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Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Visit Cairo’s religious landmarks on a full-day tour to the city’s most important Coptic, Islamic and Jewish places. Learn how the Christian Holy Family took shelter on the site of Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, explore the Church of Saint Barbara, and see the gilded icons that adorn the Hanging Church. Enter a synagogue built where baby Moses was found and eat lunch at a local restaurant; see Cairo’s most important mosques then take in sweeping views of the city from Saladin’s 15th-century citadel. 
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Cairo Day Tour Visiting Coptic Cairo: Abu Serga Church, Islamic Citadel and Mosques Lunch Included

Discover Cairo’s Coptic, Jewish and Islamic traditions on a full-day cultural tour that includes Abu Serga Church and the Citadel of Cairo. Step into the sanctuaries of the city’s most important Coptic churches, from the 4th-century Abu Serga to the elegant Hanging Church, visit a synagogue built where baby Moses was purportedly found and see celebrated mosques and madrassas. Finish your tour on the medieval fortifications of Saladin’s Citadel of Cairo, which protect the graceful domes and minarets of the Alabaster Mosque. 
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Private Day Tour: Discover Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Explore the holy sites of two ancient religions with a full-day tour of Cairo’s Coptic and Islamic landmarks. See the hanging church in the heart of old Cairo, and enter the crypt at Abu Serga, built on the legendary spot that sheltered the holy family. Visit a thousand-year old Greek Orthodox church before enjoying an Egyptian lunch, then spend the afternoon discovering Cairo’s Islamic traditions. Walk the palisades of Egypt’s oldest mosque, and pass the walls of the medieval Cairo Citadel to enter the exquisite alabaster mosque.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Egyptian Museum Tour Plus a Visit to Old Cairo

Visit the Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo’s Coptic and Islamic landmarks and a renowned public market on a full-day tour through Egypt’s history and culture. Explore the vast museum with your guide, and discover Pharaonic treasures, mummies and precious stones. Get a glimpse of gilded icons inside the ‘Hanging Church,’ step into the hushed sanctuary of Saint Sergius’ Church then pause for an Egyptian lunch at a nearby restaurant. Finish your tour with a visit to the old bazaar, a bustling souk filled with brilliant cloth, aromatic spices and souvenirs from around the country, and a visit to the Alabaster Mosque.
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Tour From Cairo: Bazaar of Cairo, Islamic and Old Cairo

Explore Old Cairo’s Coptic and Islamic landmarks then tour a celebrated bazaar on a full-day trip through Egypt’s vibrant, historic capital. See the ‘Hanging Church’ and the Church of Saint Sergius and Bacchus, then visit a synagogue on the legendary spot where baby Moses was found. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense), and take a walking tour along a mosque-lined street. Finish your tour at Cairo’s famous old bazaar, where vendors hawk vibrant displays of spices, perfume and souvenirs from around the country.
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Discover Cairo: Coptic Islamic Tour, Christian Churches and Babylon Fortress

Retrace the steps taken by the Holy Family thousands of years ago on this private, 4-hour tour of some of the oldest Christian churches in the world. Visit the Coptic Cairo museum, featuring a collection of ancient Egyptian Christian artwork, objects and manuscripts. See the Babylon Fortress, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of Saint George and many other Coptic churches and historical sites. Also, explore Islamic Cairo, known for its world-famous mosques and monuments. All necessary entrance fees, plus a Cairo hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Day Tour to Old Cairo

Explore old Cairo’s religious legends and landmarks on a full-day private tour from your hotel in Giza or Cairo. Customize the tour to your interests, and see how the city’s Islamic, Coptic and Jewish inhabitants have worshiped for milennia. Discover the Hanging Church and the Church of St. Sergius, then visit the Churches of St. George and St. Barbara. Take in the soaring minarets of Cairo’s most important mosques, then take views of the city from the Citadel of Saladin’s medieval fortifications. 
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Day Tour to Citadel and Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Explore the Citadel and Coptic and Islamic history of Cairo on a 5-hour tour. Travel with a qualified Egyptologist guide to the Citadel of Saladin, built to combat Crusader armies in the 1100s. Enter the fortifications to view the Mohammed Ali Mosque, known as the Alabaster Mosque. Learn about Cairo’s Christian history on a tour of its Coptic churches, including the famous Hanging Church; and see the Ben Ezra Synagogue. Stop for lunch along the way, and stroll the narrow lanes of the Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo’s old souk.
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CAIRO TRAVEL PACKAGE FOR 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS

CAIRO TRAVEL PACKAGE FOR 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS
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Private 11-day Tour as an Expert and Egyptology, unique ancient experience back to 7000 BC by Nile cruise

11 days prepare yourself to be Egyptologist. If you want to combined Nile & sun beside culture & history register for this tour, you will experience all ancient Egypt as an Expert, this unique tour will let you know more secrets of Pharaonic Islamic Coptic civilizations, Millions were tour classical Egypt, but you are not like them, we tailor new itinerary that little seen by others Visit Djoser Sakkara the 3rd Dynasty 2650 BC, The mystery of the 100 ton ‘boxes’ at the Serapeum of Saqqara, the Red and the Bent Pyramid built for king Senefru the father of king Cheops (4th dynasty of the old Kingdom) Drive to Alexandria visit the fort of Qaitbey was built in the 10th AD century, the Virgin Mary church built in the 3rd century, the Tombs of the Nobles, the Village of the Artisians, the Ramessium and the tomb of Ramose and the Temple of Amenhotep 111
  • Duration: 10 to 15 days
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