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Half Day Tour To Cave Church of Saint Simon

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Tour Overview

Embark on a Half Day Tour To Cave Church of Saint Simon adventure with our local Representative, exploring the awe-inspiring Cave Church of Saint Simon on Mokattam Hill in Cairo—Marvel at its ancient history, stunning architecture, and panoramic views. Immerse yourself in the Coptic Christian culture and enjoy a tea or coffee break at a local café. This unforgettable tour uniquely blends history, spirituality, and local charm. Join us to uncover the secrets of this hidden gem and its significance in Egypt's cultural tapestry.

Highlights

  • Ascend Mokattam Hill for breathtaking Cairo views, leading to the enchanting Cave Church, Saint Simeon's Grotto.
  • Explore an ancient wonder, Saint Simeon's Grotto Church, a vast cave church adorned with frescoes and sculptures.
  • Experience divine acoustics within the cave, enhancing the beauty of religious chants, a unique spiritual encounter.
  • Immerse in Coptic life, visiting local homes around the monastery.
  • Savor authentic Egyptian cuisine at a nearby restaurant, concluding your memorable journey to Mokattam Hill.

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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Half Day Tour To Cave Church of Saint Simon

Welcome to ancient wonderland! Early in the morning, our representative will pick you up from your hotel to start your tour by visiting:

Departure to Mokattam Hill

We will take a comfortable, air-conditioned car for the short drive to Mokattam Hill, where the cave church is located. I'll share insights into Cairo's history and culture along the way, giving you a deeper understanding of this vibrant city.

Arriving at the cave church

When we reach Mokattam Hill, you will enjoy a stunning panoramic view of Cairo. Saint Simeon's Grotto Church is a Coptic Christian monastery carved into the mountainside. This unique architectural marvel, also known as the Monastery of Saint Simon the Dabbagh, is one of the largest cave churches in Egypt and can seat thousands of worshipers.

Admire the magnificent frescoes, sculptures, and stunning hollow space inside the church. The natural acoustics of the cave amplify the beauty of the chants and chants during religious services.

After exploring the cave church, we will stroll through the monastery grounds. Here, you can see the Coptic Christian community's homes still live in this area. It is a unique opportunity to learn about this ancient society's daily life and customs.

the lunch

After completing your tour, go to lunch at one of the local restaurants

We will bid farewell to the Cave Church and Mokattam Hill, take our memories of this exceptional place, and return you to your hotel. I will be available to answer any remaining questions during my return trip to central Cairo.

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

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