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Cairo: Old Coptic City Tour

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    Stop At: Coptic Cairo, Cairo Egypt

    8 , 9 , 10 am any time you request us for hotel pick up,Be picked up from your hotel and start your tour with your guide to go visit about 5 churches that date back to the early Christian era.

    The Hanging Church, or the Church of the Virgin Mary, was built in the 9th-century to ‘hang’ high upon the walls of Babylon. The effect of this ‘hanging’ have now diminished significantly as ground levels have raised around the walls. Deeper into Coptic Cairo there are several other older churches, including the Church of St. Sergius, which dates from the 5th-century and was supposedly built upon the site of a crypt where the Holy Family (Jesus, Mary and Joseph) was sheltered during there time in Egypt.

    Even further back in time is Ben Ezra Synagogue. This is the oldest synagogue in Cairo, founded in the 9th-century on what is claimed to be either the site of the Temple of Jeremiah or the site where the pharaoh’s daughter found Moses among the reeds. End your tour here and get back to your hotel.

    Duration: 4 hours
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    Traveler pickup is offered
    all cairo and giza hotels
    Duration
    5h
    Inclusions
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Bottled water
    • Qualified Egyptologist guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Coptic Cairo
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    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 12 May 2019 via mobile

    Ehab and his driver Esem drove me from the hotel into coptic quarter. There Ehab showed me the churches and the synagogue giving many explanations very useful to understand about christian religion in Cairo. The guide was very kind giving me all the time to...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank globetrotteuse1966
    Kamlia W, Manager at Excursion Cairo Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2019

    Thank you for tour time to submit your feedback . We hope to see you again in Egypt with longer stay Please Keep in touch Have a nice Day

    Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

    Hesham took me on a very interesting tour round the churches in Coptic Cairo. He was very knowledgeable and it was interesting to hear all the stories about the history of the churches.

    Thank garethgreen77
    excusion h, Owner at Excursion Cairo Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2019

    thank you so much for your feedback , we are happy to guide in Egypt, your second home , waiting got you for longer trip

    Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

    My wife and I had a great day in Cairo with our guide Abdul. Coptic Cairo, the museum and the Mosque. He was very kind and willing to make us feel comfortable.

    Thank Fernanda S
    excusion h, Owner at Excursion Cairo Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2019

    thank you so much for your feedback , we are happy to guide in Egypt, your second home , waiting got you for longer trip

    Reviewed 10 November 2017

    We booked 2 day tours with Excursion. Our first one was the felluca ride on the Nile. It was very scenic and our guide Hashem took us afterwards for shopping hotspots for Egyptian cotton sheets, the art of essences and papyrus ending with a meal...More

    Date of experience: October 2017
    Thank RupaP56
    excusion h, Owner at Excursion Cairo Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

    thanks a lot for your feedback , as your feedback is important fro us hope we did out best to make unforgettable experience hope to see you again to make longer trip between luxor to aswan Nile cruise

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