Egypt Trip Guides | Coptic Cairo Tours

Coptic Cairo

Hanging Church/st.Serguis/St.George Churches
The synagogue& St.Sioman The Tanner Monastery

Itinerary

Highlights

Explore Coptic Cairo, where you can see some world-famous churches. Scholars believe that the Holy family stayed for a long time inside this area and Prophet Moses was found in this place. It is a melting pot where antiquities of pharaonic dynasties, Greeco-roman civilization, Christians and Islamic land mark co-exist. If you are visiting Egypt you can’t miss this Coptic full day tour which give you the chance to explore Christian monuments in Egypt, Old Cairo is renowned for its antique churches.earlier,in the tenth century ) and represents the oldest of its kind in Egypt.

Tour details

You will start your day with your private guide who will pick you from your hotel in a private A/C minivan to start an unforgettable day tour.
Start the tour from The Hanging Church (The suspended Church) which was built on the remains of the Roman fortress of Babylon. It houses about 110 rare icons of Basilican style.

You will know How Christianity started in Egypt, and what is the meaning of Coptic orthodox church in Egypt.and what is the meaning of the early shape of the Coptic Cross

Then move on to Saint Serguis Church, it dates from the 4th century on the Basilican style on Top of the cave that the Holy family used as the shelter on their flight To Egypt escaping from Herod. and it houses the Crypt which is believed that the holly family lived inside it

Continue the tour , visiting Ben Ezra Synagogue was built by CHIEF Rabbi in the late 9th century within the walls of the Fortress of Babylon , the Synagogue stands in a pleasant shady garden. The origins of the small Jewish community in Old Cairo are said to go back to the time of Moses.

Then Visit Saint George Greek Orthodox Monastery the place is very attractive , the church have the tools of the Romans that they used to tortured saint George and his private Jail , also a cemeteries inside.

You will then enjoy lunch at local restaurant to enjoy the best delicious food to complete your tour by visiting Saint Simon Church the Tanner in Mukattam.

The monastery of Saint Simon the Tanner (Samman ELkharaz) is located inside the mountain. It consists of seven churches; all of them are carved inside the mountain.
This monastery is located in a hard to reach place in Cairo. We will drive through the slums of Mukattam area in tinny alleys passing through the garbage City of Cairo which is being collected to sorted and recycled

As soon as You enter the monastery gates You feel like being in heaven..you’re gonna reach to a very unique distinctive spiritual monastery. The history behind the place is interesting and the story carved on the mountain shows how the monastery was built and why in this location. churches were miraculous. They were built inside the caves of Mount Mukattam hills. The churches have very unique amphitheater architecture with the altar located at the central of the cave. The surrounding natural walls were carved by skillful hands to display sculptures of The Saints and Bible verses of the new testament.

At the end of the tour you’ll get back to your hotel Holding unforgettable memories.

INCLUDES

Pick you up from your hotel and drop you off again
Private Tour Guide
Private A/C VAN
Lunch (Drinks Excludes)
Visiting to all Sites mentioned above
Bottles of water per person
Any entrance fees

EXCLUDES

Any extra site
Any optional Tour
Tipping

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