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Private Half-Day Tour to Coptic Cairo with Hanging Church, Abu Serga Church, Santa Barbara and Ben Ezra Synagogue

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 5 more
Enjoy a half-day exploring some of Coptic Cairo's top sites on this remarkable private tour. Follow an expert Egyptologist through ancient ruins, historic landmarks and top attractions. Learn about history... More
Enjoy a half-day exploring some of Coptic Cairo's top sites on this remarkable private tour. Follow an expert Egyptologist through ancient ruins, historic landmarks and top attractions. Learn about history and Coptic Christian culture as you wind through the streets and alleys of Old Cairo. You'll visit Abu Serga, where the holy family sought refuge, as well as the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Santa Barbara and more.

Highlights

  • Private half-day tour of Coptic Cairo culture
  • Visit Abu Serga Church, where the Holy Family sought refuge
  • Learn about Coptic Christian culture and traditions from your private Egyptologist guide
  • Perfect for first-time visitors and families

What To Expect

You pick up at 9am from your hotel in Cairo or Giza by your guide. Discover the ancient sites and culture of Coptic Christians on a private tour through Old Cairo.
Visit Abu Serga where the Holy family
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You pick up at 9am from your hotel in Cairo or Giza by your guide. Discover the ancient sites and culture of Coptic Christians on a private tour through Old Cairo.
Visit Abu Serga where the Holy family sort refuge, and Ben Ezra, one of the oldest synagogues in Cairo. Learn about Christian life in Egypt, a country where Christianity is a minority.
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You pick up at 9am from your hotel in Cairo or Giza by your guide. Discover the ancient sites and culture of Coptic Christians on a private tour through Old Cairo.
Visit Abu Serga where the Holy family sort refuge, and Ben Ezra, one of the oldest synagogues in Cairo. Learn about Christian life in Egypt, a country where Christianity is a minority.
The Hanging Church is built into the walls of the water gate of the Roman fortress and is possibly the oldest Christian church in Egypt. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, it is one of Cairo's most beautiful churches. Continue to the Monastery and Church of St George.
This is not an old church, dating from 1909, but there has been a church in Coptic Cairo dedicated to the Martyr since the 10th-century. It is one of the few remaining circular churches in the Middle East.
Your next stop is the Abu Serga, one of the places where the Holy Family rested after fleeing Israel from King Herod. At the turn of the century this little church, which dates from the 10th-century, was the most important pilgrimage spot in Old Cairo for visiting Christian tourists. There are 24 marble columns lining the central court, and a series of 12th-century icons depicting the 12 apostles.
Ben Ezra Synagogue is one of the oldest in Egypt. Set in a shady garden, it was built on the site of 4th-century Christian church. The synagogue was severely damaged by Arabs after the 1967 war with Israel, but it has been almost completely renovated.
Then visit to the Coptic Museum at the end of the tour. The Museum is located in an area of great historical importance within the precinct of the Babylon Fort. Occupying over 8,000 sq meters the museum features almost 16,000 objects of importance to the Copts of Egypt.
This is a private tour allowing you to determine the amount of time spent at each of the sites. In addition you have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made and have the chance to purchase genuine items if you wish. Your tour Including Lunch.

What's Included

Local Guide to prepare your trip and starting from your hotel.
Qualified Egyptologist guide
Lunch a good local restaurant.
Private Guided Tour.
Bottled water.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan / coach.
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Your hotel in Cairo or Giza

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Had a wonderful morning with Will...
Ciara M
, May 2017
Had a wonderful morning with Will - Ibermundo Travel- wandering around 3rd century Coptic cathedrals and synagogues. Felt very safe and unhassled as a solo female traveller. Will was quite knowledgeable about the history and I learnt a lot. Fantastic architecture - a thoroughly pleasant morning. Highly recommended

Product code: 16238P9

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