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Coptic Cairo Tour Cave Church and Old Cairo Churches

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Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating Coptic Cairo Tour Cave Church and Old Cairo Churches, where ancient churches and sacred history come to life. Visit the iconic Hanging Church, the revered Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus, and the awe-inspiring Cave Church of St. Simon the Tanner. Discover hidden gems like the Church of St. Barbara and the Ben Ezra Synagogue, reflecting Egypt's rich religious tapestry. With breathtaking architecture and profound stories, this tour offers a deep dive into Cairo's Coptic Christian heritage, leaving you with lasting memories of spiritual significance and cultural treasures.

Highlights

  • Explore the Hanging Church's ancient beauty and iconic icons, dating back to the 8th century.
  • Visit the Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus, where the Holy Family sought refuge
  • Savor a traditional Egyptian lunch at a local eatery, immersing yourself in authentic flavors.
  • Be awed by the Church of the Cave of St. Simon the Tanner, carved into Mokattam Mountain
  • Discover the hidden gem of Saint Barbara Church, with its vibrant frescoes and tales of patron saint Saint Barbara.

What’s Included

  • All service charges and taxes
  • English-speaking Guide
  • Bottled water during the trip
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • Lunch in a Local Restaurant
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any optional tours
  • Beverage
  • Personal Spending
  • Tipping (It's recommended)

What To Expect

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Tour Cave Church and Old Cairo Churches

Welcome to the heart of Cairo's rich history and religious heritage. Our adventure begins today when our representative accompanies you from your hotel in Cairo or Giza with a private air-conditioned car to start your journey. Be prepared for an enriching day of exploration and discovery.

the hanging Church

Our first stop is the famous Hanging Church, the Coptic Orthodox Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This magnificent structure hangs above the ruins of the Roman citadel of Babylon. When we enter the church, you will be impressed by its beautiful architecture and stunning icons, some of which date back to the 8th century. Discover the deep-rooted history and importance of this ancient place of worship.

Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus

Our next destination is the Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus, which is believed to be the site where the Holy Family sought refuge during their journey to Egypt. This church is an architectural marvel with its intricately carved marble pulpit and serene interior. Learn about the legends and miracles associated with this sacred site.

lunch

Enjoy a delicious traditional Egyptian lunch at one of the local restaurants.

The Church of the Cave of Saint Simon the Tanner

After lunch, we will go to the Church of the Cave of St. Simeon the Tanner, also known as the Monastery of St. Simeon. This church is a testament to man's determination and faith. It is carved into the slopes of the Mokattam Mountain and is one of the largest churches in the Middle East. Enjoy the stunning panoramic views of Cairo from this elevated vantage point and learn about the life of Saint Simon the Tanner.

Saint Barbara Church

We continue our journey to St. Barbara Church, a hidden gem with colorful frescoes and a serene atmosphere. Here, you'll hear the stories of the patron saint of miners and artillerymen, Saint Barbara, and her enduring legacy within the Coptic Christian tradition.

Ben Ezra Synagogue

Our last stop is the Ben Ezra Synagogue, which symbolizes Egypt's diverse religious history. It was once a Coptic church before it was converted into a synagogue. Explore historical artifacts and gain insight into the intertwined history of Cairo's Jewish and Coptic communities.

Return to your hotel.

As the day ends, our representative will accompany you to your hotel, leaving you with a deeper understanding of Cairo's Coptic Christian heritage and the spiritual significance of the Cave Church and the churches of ancient Cairo.

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Cancellation Policy

 You can cancel up to 24 hours before the experience for a full refund.

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