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Babylon Fortress Tours

Babylon Fortress
The ancient Babylon Fortress was originally built by the Romans in the area now known as Coptic (or Old) Cairo. The fortress was built in a strong and strategic position – a canal ran through this area connecting the Nile with the Red Sea. 

The persecution of Coptic Egyptians led them to take refuge within Babylon Fortress, and a stroll along the length of the walls will reveal a fascinating combination of Roman and Coptic architecture. The Coptic Egyptians built a monastery as well as several churches in the fortress grounds and embedded within its walls, including the El-Muallaqa (Hanging Church) and the Church of St George. 

The towers of the fortress stand at almost 10 meters tall and are more than 30 meters in diameter. The fortifications have been altered and expanded upon by a number of emperors throughout the centuries.

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The Babylon Fortress is located in the heart of Old Cairo. It’s a short walk from the Mar Girgis metro station.
Address: Coptic Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
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Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

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Visit Cairo’s religious landmarks on a private 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. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.00
From
US$50.00
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Half Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo.

Half Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo.

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you will visit Coptic old cairo which is one of the places visited by the Holy Family where the spiritual impact of their presence is most felt still. you will also visit the Hanging Church which is one of the most historic places.you will also visit Ben azra synagogue where baby Moses was found. you will enjoy visiting Fort of Babylon which is a destination of Pilgrimage not only for egyptians but for all Christians all over the world.you will also visit Omar Ibn El Aas mosque.it was built in 624 A.D by the islamic leader Amr Ibn El Aas at el Fustat area. also you will visit Mosque and Madrassa of Sultan Hassan.It is one of the biggest mosques which is built in 1356 A.D by el Sultan Hassan.also you will enjoy visiting Al Rifai Mosque which is One of the oldest and most architectural mosques opposite to the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan built in 1361.also you will visit St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church. and you can visit Saladin Citadel ( optional with extra fees)
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$32.00
Price varies by group size
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US$32.00
Price varies by group size
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Discover Cairo: Coptic Islamic Tour, Christian Churches and Babylon Fortress

Discover Cairo: Coptic Islamic Tour, Christian Churches and Babylon Fortress

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$38.00
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US$38.00

Private Day Tour of the Giza Pyramids Alabaster Mosque and Hanging Church

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Private Day Tour of the Giza Pyramids Alabaster Mosque and Hanging Church

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Cast your flashlight into Cairo’s ancient, medieval and late Ottoman eras on a private, full-day tour to the Giza pyramids, Hanging Church and Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque. With an Egyptologist guide, explore the 4,500-year-old pyramids, Great Sphinx and Valley Temple at the Giza Plateau. After lunch at a local restaurant, fast-forward to early medieval times at the Hanging Church, one of Egypt’s oldest Coptic churches, famously built above a Roman fortress. Finish at the hilltop Citadel of Saladin to admire the magnificent, 19th-century Alabaster Mosque, a symbol of Ottoman-ruled Cairo.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$53.13
US$66.41
US$13.28 savings
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Tour of The Egyptian Museum and Old Coptic Cairo

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Tour of The Egyptian Museum and Old Coptic Cairo

Step back in time to explore the ancient civilizations and Coptic Christian history of Egypt during this flexible-length excursion. Discover the more than 250,000 artifacts from ancient Egypt at the Egyptian Museum, a sprawling complex that is also home to the gold mask and jewelry of King Tut. Then walk amidst the ancient Roman fortifications and ancient Coptic churches of Old Cairo, stopping to see the Coptic Museum, Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue and much more. Your trip also covers a guide, round-trip coach transport from your hotel, entrance fees and lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$72.00
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Best 2-Days in Cairo and Giza

Best 2-Days in Cairo and Giza

Cairo is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the ancient Egyptian monuments and the vibrant medieval city, Old Cairo. This private 2-day tour, with a qualified Egyptologist, hits the highlights of both. Tour pyramids at Saqqara, Dahshur, and Giza, and discover the treasures of the Egyptian Museum; then explore Cairo gems from the Hanging Church to the Khan al-Khalili bazaar. Please note: Entrance fees are at your own expense.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$99.00
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US$99.00
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Best 2-Days in Egypt

Best 2-Days in Egypt

Egypt is home to some of the world’s most ancient treasures, with historic pyramids dating back to the days of the pharaohs—but sightseeing solo means missing the sites’ hidden secrets. On this organized tour, begin with pickup at your Cairo or Giza hotel, and visit the major pyramids of Dahshur, Giza, and Saqqara. Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and gain insight into an ancient civilization lost in time.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$99.00
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US$99.00
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Alexandria full day trip with lunch

Alexandria full day trip with lunch

This city is simply legendary. Home of the biggest library of the world with more than 8 million books. Although some parts of the ancient city were washed under the sea while other parts were gone under the modern city, yet there are still some remains of the glorious ancient city.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$112.83
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Egyptian Museum and Islamic Cairo, Coptic Cairo And Khan El-Khalily Bazar with Private Tour Guide

Egyptian Museum and Islamic Cairo, Coptic Cairo And Khan El-Khalily Bazar with Private Tour Guide

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Done the Great Pyramids? Devote the day to Cairo’s other highlights on a private trip to the Egyptian Museum, Coptic quarter, Islamic Cairo and Khan El-Khalili bazaar, with a qualified Egyptologist guide. Traveling between the sights by air-conditioned minivan, explore the Egyptian Museum, home to some 165,000 artifacts including Tutankhamun’s treasures. Discover the historical mosques of Islamic Cairo, including the Mohamed Ali Mosque at the Citadel, and see the Hanging Church and more in Coptic Cairo. Finish at the Khan El-Khalili with time to peruse the captivating lanes and stalls.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$57.15
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2 Days Best of Cairo

2 Days Best of Cairo

The most beautiful city sharm elshiekh with amazing atmosphere Pick up and drop in from and to airport is including All meals are including 24 hours customers service we hope a nice and amazing time with us
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$145.00
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US$145.00
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