Cultural Experience to Discover Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Discover the holy sites of two ancient religions with a full-day tour of Cairo’s Coptic and Islamic landmarks. See the hanging church in the heart of old Cairo, and enter the crypt at Abu Serga, built on the legendary spot that sheltered the holy family. Visit a thousand-year old Greek Orthodox church before enjoying an Egyptian lunch, then spend the afternoon discovering Cairo’s Islamic traditions. Walk the palisades of Egypt’s oldest mosque, and pass the walls of the medieval Cairo Citadel to enter the exquisite alabaster mosque.

per adult from

$103

AUD

Duration

6 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Qualified Egyptologist guide
    • Lunch (Egyptian food)
    • Entrance fees to the sities
    • Bottled water on board
    • All taxes and service charge
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private tour
    • Entry/Admission - Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)
    • Entry/Admission - Mosque of Muhammad Ali
    • Entry/Admission - Khan Al-Khalili
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    The guide will pick you up from your hotel. Move by an air-conditioned car to start your tour by visiting the old Coptic Cairo. This colorful quarter is the original home of the Coptic Christians, one of the worlds oldest Christian denominations. Stop to see the Hanging Church, aka St Virgin Mary Church. Built in the 7th century, this old church takes its name from its location: sited above a gateway in the old Roman fortress. Admire the courtyard and interior with its screens, marble pulpit and icons, and hear about its long history. Next, you will have your lunch in a good quality restaurant with set menu of grill chicken/kebab and kofta. Next, after a visit to the Monastery and Church of St George, an early 20th-century church that is the only round church in Egypt, call at Abu Serga, a 5th-century Coptic Church. View the 24 interior columns and 12th-century icons on the walls, and learn how the church stands where the holy family is thought to have stayed during their flight into Egypt from Israel King Herod. Then, take a look at the Ben Ezra Synagogue.



    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Al Abageyah Qism El-Khalifa, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    Then you will see the emblem of Cairo is the mosque of Mohamed Ali Psha.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Khan Al-Khalili, Cairo Egypt

    You will finish your day at the market of Khan El-Khalili where you can have a free time to explore the shop and the other mosques.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We do pick up from any place in Cairo or GizaAirports
    • Cairo Intl Airport, Cairo Egypt
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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 Lands of Egypt

Activity ID: V-175595P95

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