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Church of St. George (Mar Girgis) Tours and Activities

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Church of St. George (Mar Girgis)
Dedicated to one of the region’s most popular Christian saints, the current Church of St. George (Mar Girgis) was constructed at the beginning of the 20th century, although the original was established as far back as the 10th century.

This Coptic Christian church has a distinctive style, having been built on top of a round Roman tower; it is the only circular church in Egypt. Its dark interior is an atmospheric place, thick with incense and with sunbeams filtering in through stained glass windows. There’s a flight of steps leading down into the old Roman tower, although this is closed off to the public.

The Monastery of St. George next door is also closed to visitors. The Coptic Moulid (saints’ festival) of Mar Girgis is held here each year in April.

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The Church of St George is located in Old Cairo just moments from the Mar Girgis metro station.
Address: Coptic Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
Hours: Daily 8am-4pm
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Coptic Cairo Tours

Coptic Cairo Tours

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Coptic Cairo is filled with historical churches, but it can be hard to hop between them—and learn their significance—without a guide for navigation and background. This private tour delivers: with transport to the sites, including the Hanging Church, Abu Serga, and Church of St. George. Plus, you’ll gain insight into the area's other landmarks, including mosques and the Ben Ezra Synagogue; that you’d likely miss out on otherwise.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$89.00
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Half-day Tour in Churches of Cairo

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Marvel at Cairo’s UNESCO-listed treasures on a small-group tour of the city’s historic churches. Explore Coptic Cairo and the famous Hanging Church; visit the Cave Church, the Church of Santa Barbara, and Church of Saint Sergius; and learn more about Cairo’s rich religious history and heritage.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$36.00
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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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Explore the Egyptian Museum, Cairo’s Coptic heritage, and Khan El Khalili Bazaar on a full-day tour from Giza. Take in gleaming antiquities in the museum then see Egypt’s iconic churches; enter the sanctuary of the Hanging Church, climb broad steps into the Church of St. George, then visit the St. Barbara Church and the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the legendary site where baby Moses was found. Make a final stop at Egypt’s most celebrated souk, where vendors display piles of spices, souvenirs and handicrafts. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Cairo's Medieval Heritage - Islamic, Coptic & Jewish sights plus lunch- Full day

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Pick up for a tour of an Islamic, Christian & Jewish sights, first you will visit the Citadel of Salah El Din, Mohamed Ali Mosque, then head to Amr Ibn El Aas Mosque, afterwards visit the Christian monuments Al Moallaqa (The Hanging Church), Abu Serga Church: dates back to the 4th century. It was built on the basilican style on top of the cave that the Holy Family used as a shelter on their trip to Egypt, escaping from King Herod, The Coptic Museum, Then to the Jewish Synagogue and conclude the tour with a visit to the Museum of Civilizations. Including lunch & bottles water.
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  • 8 hours
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Egypt Beauty (Cairo - Luxor - Aswan) 7 days Tour

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  • 4 hours
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Free Cancellation
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Pyramids & Saqqara, Wadi El-Hitan, Al Rayyan, & the White Desert (7 days)

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Pick up from Cairo/Giza hotel. Tour Citadel of Saladin, Coptic Cairo, Khan El-khalili bazaar, The Egyptian museum, & Islamic Cairo. Transfer back to Cairo/Giza hotel. Start our tour to see the Citadel of Saladin (the alabaster mosque of Mohamed Ali, the Gawhara palace belonging to the same ruler, and the panoramic view of Cairo). See Coptic Cairo ( the very first Christian church in Egypt, the oldest Synagogue, the so called hanging up church, and the very first mosque in Egypt Amr Ibn El-aas). Lunch on a restaurant by the Nile. See the Egyptian museum (more than 120,000 pieces from ancient Egypt, and the collection of king Tut). Free time for your shopping in Khan El-khalili bazaar.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$159.00
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Egypt Pyramids & Coptic and Islamic cairo

Egypt Pyramids & Coptic and Islamic cairo

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Make the first stop at the Giza Plateau, where the pyramids of Cheops, Khafre, and Menkaure stand at the edge of the desert. Continue to the nearby Sphinx, which was carved directly from bedrock, and commands perfect views of the pyramids .Then,your private guide will take you to Old Cairo to see the wonderful Hanging Church,so called because it was built on the Roman Tower of the fortress of Babylon. Then you will see the famous crypt in which the Holy Family stayed beneath the church of Abu Serga. Next, explore the Ben Ezra synagogue of the Jewish community. Your guide will make sure you learn a lot about the unique type of Christianity in Egypt. also your guide will take you to Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis) also to Church of St. Barbara . Then you will visit Amr Ibn el Aas mosque.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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2-Day Sightseeing Tour of Cairo

2-Day Sightseeing Tour of Cairo

Cover the best of Cairo and its surroundings on a 2-day small-group sightseeing tour. Visit key landmarks including the Pyramids of Giza, the Saqqara necropolis, the ancient capital of Memphis, and take a tour of Coptic Cairo. Get a comprehensive overview of the Egyptian capital and its history that stretches back thousands of years. Accommodation is not included.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$79.00
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US$79.00
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Church of St. George (Mar Girgis) hours of operation: Daily 8am-4pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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