Old Coptic Cairo and church tour
Duration: 4 h 30 min
Please take your passport with you.
1x 73 €
- The Hanging Church (St. Virgin Mary Church)
- Monastery and Church of St. George
- Abu Serga
- Ben Ezra Synagogue
- Coptic Museum
All about the trip
We will take you to visit the old Coptic Cairo with ancient religious places. This colorful quarter is the original home of the Coptic Christians, one of the world's oldest Christian denominations.
See the Hanging Church, also known as St. Virgin Mary Church, which was built in the 7th century. This ancient church is named after its location because it is sited above a gateway of the ancient Roman fortress. Admire the courtyard and interior with its screens, marble pulpit and icons, and hear stories about its long history.
You will visit the Monastery and Church of St. George, an early 20th century church, which is the only round church in Egypt.
Next stop on this trip is Abu Serga Church, built in the 5th century. Icons on its walls come from the 12th century. See the 24 interior columns and learn how the church was built. Here the Holy family has presumably stayed during their way to Egypt from Israel King Herod.
Before finishing your tour at the Coptic Museum located in one of Coptic Cairo oldest districts, you can take a look at the Ben Ezra Synagogue, once a Christian church. Here, you can see more than 16 000 ancient artifacts, including precious icons and books that illustrate the history of Egypt Coptic community.
In the end, we will take you back to your hotel.
What is included in the price
- All transfers by modern air-conditioned van from your hotel in Cairo
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Tour guide
- Entrance fees
- All service charges and taxes
What is not included in the price
- Meals and beverages
This activity is organised by Ramasside tours, Hilton Green Plaza 104, Cairo, 11511, Egypt, +201 005 759 364, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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