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Ben Ezra Synagogue Tours

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Ben Ezra Synagogue
Ben Ezra Synagogue used to be a Christian place of worship by the name of El-Shamieen Church and according to a legend, the building was built on the exact spot where Moses was found as a baby in his basket. However, when the Coptic Christians owning it weren’t able to pay the annual taxes imposed by the Muslim rulers any longer, they had to sell the church. It was sold to Abraham Ben Ezra, who purchased the building in 882 AD for 20,000 dinars and turned it into a Jewish synagogue. 

The synagogue became a place where North African Jews congregated for major festivals and famous rabbis came to worship on their visits to Cairo. Then, during a restoration in 1890, the most famous and diverse Geniza in the world was found. In an empty space below the roof, roughly 300,000 priceless manuscripts were hidden away, a collection that is now known as the Cairo Geniza. The manuscripts have long since been transferred to different libraries, but visitors to the synagogue will still be able to visit this place of historical importance and learn about Coptic and Jewish Cairo. In fact, the Ben Ezra Synagogue is the most visited Jewish site in the city and surprises visitors with the beautiful geometric and floral patterns in the Turkish style.

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Ben Ezra Synagogue is located right behind the hanging church and next to the line 1 metro station Mar Girgis in the district of Old Cairo. The synagogue is open daily from 8am to 4pm.
Address: Cairo, Egypt
Hours: Open daily from 8am to 4pm
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Private Day Tour To Old Cairo Visit Ben Ezra Synagogue

Private Day Tour To Old Cairo Visit Ben Ezra Synagogue

Old Cairo Half day tour 3 Hours Approximately starts every day as Per Requested time, Private tour includes all pickup and drop off transfers from customer location in Cairo, Entry Fees, Expert Tour guide, All Taxes Services, Bottle of Water and All Transfers by Private Air Conditioned Vehicle Last Model, Tour excludes Personal Items, Tipping and any Optional Tours, Available language English Spanish and German.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$78,93
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US$78,93
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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
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US$50,00
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Egyptian Highlights: Museum Alabaster Mosque Hanging Church and Khan Bazaar from Cairo

Egyptian Highlights: Museum Alabaster Mosque Hanging Church and Khan Bazaar from Cairo

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Visit four of Cairo’s star attractions and explore Old Cairo on this full-day tour, including lunch, with an Egyptologist guide. Visit the Egyptian Museum to see Tutankhamun’s funerary mask and more; and view the Mosque of Mohamed Ali, otherwise called the Alabaster Mosque. Delve into the ancient lanes of Old Cairo to see the famous Hanging Church, other Coptic churches and the Synagogue of Ben Ezra. Finish at the Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo’s old souk, with free time to explore the narrow alleyways and shop for handicrafts, jewelry and trinkets.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$99,99
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US$99,99
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Islamic and Christian Cairo Day Tour including Lunch

Islamic and Christian Cairo Day Tour including Lunch

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Explore Cairo’s dynamic Christian and Islamic history on a walking day tour of the old city. The outing is divided into two segments. First you’ll visit Christian Coptic Cairo—among the most important locations for Christians in Egypt—and visit a church and a synagogue. After a lunch break at a local restaurant, continue on to learn about Islamic Cairo, where you’ll have the opportunity to enter two mosques.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$36,73
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US$36,73
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Cairo Day Tour Visiting Coptic Cairo: Abu Serga Church, Islamic Citadel and Mosques Lunch Included

Cairo Day Tour Visiting Coptic Cairo: Abu Serga Church, Islamic Citadel and Mosques Lunch Included

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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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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$71,43
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US$71,43
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Half-day Tour in Churches of Cairo

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$33,84
US$36,00
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US$36,00
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Private Full day to Coptic Cairo -Cave Church- Coptic Museum

Private Full day to Coptic Cairo -Cave Church- Coptic Museum

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Egypt comprises of some of the most beautiful holy Coptic sites visit the magnificent Saint Simon Church (Cave Church) visit the "Hanging Church" visiting "Saint Sergius and Bacchus Church" visit The Church of St. George the Martyr visit to the "Jewish Synagogue of Ben Ezra" visit the Coptic Museum.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$57,15
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US$57,15
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Cairo's Medieval Heritage - Islamic, Coptic & Jewish sights plus lunch- Full day

Cairo's Medieval Heritage - Islamic, Coptic & Jewish sights plus lunch- Full day

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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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$114,29
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US$114,29
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Private 11-day Tour as an Expert and Egyptology, unique ancient experience back to 7000 BC by Nile cruise

Private 11-day Tour as an Expert and Egyptology, unique ancient experience back to 7000 BC by Nile cruise

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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
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  • 11 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$780,00
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US$780,00
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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
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US$32,00
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Full-day Giza Pyramids, egy. Museum, the hanging church and Ben Ezra synagogue

Full-day Giza Pyramids, egy. Museum, the hanging church and Ben Ezra synagogue

Cairo's best on a full-day trip to pyramids Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus. Marvel at the outstanding pyramids and the broken nosed Sphinx, then visit the amazing 5,000-year-old Pharaonic art collection in the Egyptian Museum with its mummy hall and the golden pharaoh Tut Ench Amoun hall; After enjoying the pharaonic periode, you will come to coptic and jewish history by visiting the church and the synagogue.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65,00
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US$65,00
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3-Day Private Cairo Stopover Tour: Pyramids, Sphinx, Tutankhamen Treasures and Ben Ezra Synagogue

3-Day Private Cairo Stopover Tour: Pyramids, Sphinx, Tutankhamen Treasures and Ben Ezra Synagogue

Check out the ancient Egyptian, Coptic and Islamic monuments Cairo on a 2-night stopover in Egypt’s capital. Visit the Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Valley Temple at Giza; lay eyes on the glittering treasures of Tutankhamun at the Egyptian Museum; see the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue in the Coptic quarter; and enjoy photo stops at Cairo’s greatest mosques and Islamic monuments. Two nights’ hotel accommodation, plus two breakfasts, guided tours with a qualified Egyptologist, and transport and airport transfers at the start and end of the tour are included.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$188,00
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US$188,00
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Private Guided Day-Tour to Giza Pyramids Egyptian Museum and Ben Ezra Synagogue

Private Guided Day-Tour to Giza Pyramids Egyptian Museum and Ben Ezra Synagogue

Experience Egypt’s ancient history and Jewish heritage with a private, full-day tour of Giza and Cairo. Use the flexibility of a private tour to see the sites that interest you most, and explore the iconic pyramids of the Giza Plateau, the Great Sphinx and the funerary complex at the Valley Temple. Take in the mummies and treasures of the Egyptian Museum, then enter Cairo's Old City to visit a Roman-era fortress and Ben Ezra Synagogue, built on the legendary site where baby Moses was discovered.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$54,00
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US$54,00
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Private Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Coptic Cairo and Saint Simon Church in Cairo

Private Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Coptic Cairo and Saint Simon Church in Cairo

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Visit three pyramids and ancient Egyptian churches on this private, full-day adventure in Cairo. See the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex; the Great Sphinx of Giza on the west bank of the Nile; the Coptic Cairo museum, featuring a collection of ancient Egyptian Christian artwork, objects and manuscripts; and the Monastery of Saint Simon, or the Cave Church, located in the Mokattam mountain. All necessary entrance fees, plus a Cairo hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$57,15
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US$57,15
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Coptic Cairo tour to The Hanging Church Monastery of St George Abu Serga Ben Ezra

Coptic Cairo tour to The Hanging Church Monastery of St George Abu Serga Ben Ezra

Cairo is home to a large population of Coptic Christians meaning the Egyptian capital is home to numerous fantastic old churches. With this tour, your guide will take you to Old Cairo, where you'll visit the Hanging Church, the Church of Saint Sergius and Bacchus (where the Holy Family stopped after fleeing Israel) and the Ben Ezra Synagogue.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$110,00
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US$110,00
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Cairo Day Tour to Giza including Nile Dinner Cruise and Lunch

Cairo Day Tour to Giza including Nile Dinner Cruise and Lunch

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Experience the magic of cruising the Nile on an unforgettable full-day tour to Giza from Cairo. Alongside an expert Egyptologist guide, behold the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza and receive a fascinating introduction to the ancient history of the structure. Admire the resplendent golden mask of Tutankhamun in the Egyptian Museum; enjoy a traditional Egyptian lunch in a rustic restaurant; and absorb the historical charm of Cairo’s Old Town on a guided tour. Conclude your excursion with a romantic cruise down the Nile River; onboard, delight in a gourmet meal and a traditional dance performance before returning to your Cairo hotel.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$159,99
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US$159,99
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Day Tour Cairo Egyptian Museum Coptic Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar from Giza

Day Tour Cairo Egyptian Museum Coptic Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar from Giza

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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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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$48,00
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US$48,00
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Day Tour To Islamic And Christian Cairo

Day Tour To Islamic And Christian Cairo

visit Islamic and Christian Cairo Where you can visit the historical mosques, Islamic,El Moez street & Christiansites in Cairo and Churches in Cairo, the Church of Abu-Sergah and St. Barbara, the hanging church, and the old jewish synagogue – Ben Ezra Synagogue.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$91,43
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US$91,43
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 Day Tour To Islamic And Christian Cairo

Day Tour To Islamic And Christian Cairo

visit Islamic and Christian Cairo Where you can visit the historical mosques, Islamic,El Moez street & Christiansites in Cairo and Churches in Cairo, the Church of Abu-Sergah and St. Barbara, the hanging church, and the old jewish synagogue – Ben Ezra Synagogue.
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  • 8 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$100,79
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From
US$100,79
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Day Tour To Islamic And Christian Cairo

Day Tour To Islamic And Christian Cairo

visit Islamic and Christian Cairo Where you can visit the historical mosques, Islamic,El Moez street & Christiansites in Cairo and Churches in Cairo, the Church of Abu-Sergah and St. Barbara, the hanging church, and the old jewish synagogue – Ben Ezra Synagogue.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$100,79
Price varies by group size
From
US$100,79
Price varies by group size

Day Tour To Islamic And Christian Cairo

Day Tour To Islamic And Christian Cairo

visit Islamic and Christian Cairo Where you can visit the historical mosques, Islamic,El Moez street & Christiansites in Cairo and Churches in Cairo, the Church of Abu-Sergah and St. Barbara, the hanging church, and the old jewish synagogue – Ben Ezra Synagogue.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$100,79
Price varies by group size
From
US$100,79
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Day Tour To Islamic And Christian Cairo

Day Tour To Islamic And Christian Cairo

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visit Islamic and Christian Cairo Where you can visit the historical mosques, Islamic,El Moez street & Christiansites in Cairo and Churches in Cairo, the Church of Abu-Sergah and St. Barbara, the hanging church, and the old jewish synagogue – Ben Ezra Synagogue.
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  • 8 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$100,79
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US$100,79
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Pyramids of Giza &Sphinx – Museum – Coptic Cairo Tour

Pyramids of Giza &Sphinx – Museum – Coptic Cairo Tour

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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$88,00
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US$88,00
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Private Cairo day tour (Museum – citadel – Coptic Cairo)

Private Cairo day tour (Museum – citadel – Coptic Cairo)

Tour among the historical sightseeing of Cairo Egyptian museum; it is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. processed to Citadel of Mohamed Ali visit "The Coptic Cairo" where you will visit the "Hanging Church" visiting "Saint Sergius and Bacchus Church" that it dates back to the 7th visit to the "Jewish Synagogue of Ben Ezra"
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$97,15
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From
US$97,15
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Ben Ezra Synagogue hours of operation: Open daily from 8am to 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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