Egypt Excursions and Day Tours
/ Half Day Tour to Old Coptic Cairo
Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels.
9:00 am (earlier or later departures are available until 1:00 pm if required, please advise us at time of booking)
Tour returns to the original point of departure
Feel the relaxation of your soul when you go to Old Coptic Cairo. Be blessed when you step into the place where Virgin Mary and baby Jesus were hiding away from King Herod.
It is a very sacred and holy area as it contains 14 churches and a Jewish synagogue. The tour starts with the ruins of the Babylon Fortress. The fort dates back to the 1st century A.D and it consists of three main towers. One of them is still in situ. Go for a visit to the Hanging Church, one of the most beautiful churches that were built in the 5th century. Consecrated to Virgin Mary, The church was built above one of the towers of the fort of Babylon. It has 110 beautiful icons and once was the seat of the Patriarch in the 14th century. Your guide will explain to you all about the church and its beautiful ceiling, screens of the altars, pulpit, and all of its basic components.
After this impressive visit, move the Cavern church or the church of St Sergious and Bacchus. Thousands of visitors come annually to this church to visit the cave where Jesus the baby and Virgin Mary were hiding for 3 months. They stayed there during the journey of escape in Egypt. Go downstairs and make your wishes in the same place where the baby used to sleep and the mother used to stay and pray. Upstairs, look at the water well from which the holy family drank. The religious tolerance in Egypt is embodied by your visit to the oldest Jewish temple in Cairo. Ben Ezra temple is one among the other 11 synagogues in Egypt and named after a merchant from Jerusalem called Ben Ezra. You will be given the full history of the synagogue and the history, customs, and traditions of the Jewish community in Egypt. When the tour is over, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until April 30th, 2020. Please inquire for pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.
Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired holiday. Space on a given tour will be secured upon receipt a deposit of 25% of the full price. This payment will be 50% during the Christmas and New Year holidays and on packages including airfare. This deposit counts as part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by bank wire transfer or sent via Western Union or paid using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Payment should be received within 7 days of booking.
6 years ago
Great Service and Great guide
Had a wonderful day visiting Islamic and Coptic Cairo day tours. Chose them based on their great reviews. Requested Mamdouh who was an excellent guide. Fluent in English and very knowledgeable. Visited several of the old Coptic and Islamic sites in old Cairo-short walks involved and learned the history of the place. Many nice photo ops both here and at the citadel with the huge Mosque patterned after the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.
Lunch and Tea at the oldest coffee shop; in Cairo at El Fishary capped off a wonderful day of exploration in old Cairo. Mamdouh also helped me arranging other trips, buying some souvenirs and coordination of much more and was a great guide. I had his cellphone number and was always able to help and make us feel safe.
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