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Coptic Cairo Tour the Holy Family Steps

No visit to Cairo is complete without exploring the amazing sights of old Coptic Cairo, Follow the footsteps of the holy family and see the real stones they stepped on, Most of the group tours dosn't vover this holy and important part of Cairo, it's your chance to enjoy a private tour of Coptic Cairo with your own private tour guide and private car.

per adult from

$131

AUD

Duration

4 to 6 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Professional licensed Egyptologist tour guide
    • Lunch
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Free shopping time
    • Entry/Admission - Coptic Cairo
    What's excluded :
    • Any extra sightseeing not mentioned in the itinerary
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Coptic Cairo, Cairo Egypt

    Archaeological evidence suggests that coptic Cairo is where the modern city began, But successive later conquerors shifted the urban center ever northward, to the point that Coptic Cairo now lies out on the Southern fringes, well away from all the clamor and noise. It's high stone walls enclose a compound of silent narrow lanes, Ancient holy places, and an important small museum.
    In this tour you will get to learn about the Christianity following the steps of the holly family.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Church of St Sergius and Bacchus, Old Cairo, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    Visit the church of St. Sergius and Bacchus It was build on top of the crept where the holy family stayed for about three months " Abu Serga " was an early Palestinian Christian martyr, executed by the Romans about 300 A.D. Returning crusaders popularized his cult in Europe, and sometime around the 13th century he was adopted by the English as the Patron Saint. his veneration in Cairo dates back earlier, and there has been a church dedicated to him in Coptic Cairo since the 10th century, although the present round Basilica dates from the early 20th century.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ben Ezra Synagogue, Coptic Cairo, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    Ben Ezra Synagogue venerated as the oldest synagogue in Cairo " it was founded in the 9th century and remodeled in the 12th century by Ibraham Ben Ezra , Rabbi of Jerusalem " , It's associated by tradition with the prophet Jeremiah, whose temple is said to have stood on this spot.
    Another tradition has this as the place where the Pharaoh's wife found Moses in the bulrushes. The real find, however, happened in the 19th century with the discovery of the Synagogues intact geniza, or treasury. Since the 11th century, Cairo's Jewish community had been depositing documents in this chimney-like space in the synagogue because any paper bearing the name of God had to be preserved. You will get exited with the very unique mixed Jewish Christian Islamic architect in one place.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), Shar'a Mari Girgis Street, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    The hanging church because it rests on top of the Roman towers, It was probably founded in the 4th century it's one the oldest churches in Coptic Cairo and probably the most beautiful. You enter the church from the museum garden by staircases, The guide will show you the amazing foundation that only used to build this huge church it's only palm trees. you will see the the secret doors to escape from the Romans attacks, plus 110 of unique Icons.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cave Church, Mokattam, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    The Monastery of Saint Simon, also known as the Cave Church, is located in the Moqattam mountain in southeastern Cairo, Egypt, in an area that is known as ‘garbage city’ because of the large population of garbage collectors or Zabbaleen that live there. The Zabbaleen are descendants of farmers who started migrating from Upper Egypt to Cairo in the 1940s. Fleeing poor harvests and poverty they came to the city looking for work and set-up makeshift settlements around the city. Initially, they stuck to their tradition of raising pigs, goats, chickens and other animals, but eventually found collecting and sorting of waste produced by the city residents more profitable. The Zabbaleen would sort through household garbage, salvaging and selling things of value, while the organic waste provided an excellent source of food for their animals. In fact, this arrangement worked so well, that successive waves of migrants came from Upper Egypt to live and work in the newly founded garbage villages of Cairo.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The thoir guide will pick you up with you name sign at the hotel lobbyAirports
    • Cairo Intl Airport, Cairo Egypt
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Momia Tours

Activity ID: V-252799P4

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