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Old Cairo Full-Day Tour: Coptic, Jewish & Islamic Sites

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Duration
7 hours
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English

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What You'll Do
  • Stop at Babylon fortress which was established by the Roman emperor Trajan In the 2nd century AD
  • See Ben Ezra Synagogue which is located on the spot where Moses as an infant was left in the basket according to the temple traditions
  • Visit the Church of St Sergius & Bacchus which is Built over a cave where the Holy family is said to have taken shelter after fleeing to Egypt
  • Admire the Hanging Church, one of the oldest churches in Egypt
  • Visit the Greek Orthodox Monastery & Church of St George
  • Explore the Coptic museum with its most unique collection of Egyptian christian antiques.
  • End your tour by visiting Amr Ibn Al’As Mosque, the first and oldest mosque built in Egypt and Africa.
Overview
Stop at the Babylon fortress, visit Ben Ezra Synagogue, St Sergious Church and the Holy family crypt. Visit the famous Hanging Church, Saint George Greek church, and explore the Coptic museum. The tour ends at Amr Ibn Al’As Mosque, the oldest in Cairo.
What to Expect
Enjoy a unique place within Egypt where Muslim mosques, Christian churches, Jewish temples, and Roman fortresses come together within a few minutes walking distance of each other.

Visit the Babylon fortress then the Hanging Church. Its name comes from the fact that it was built over one of the bastions of the fortress of Babylon.Then you'll visit the Church of St Sergius and Bacchus, which is located inside the Roman fortress walls. Discover the Greek Orthodox Monastery and Church of St George, which is situated atop a rounded Roman tower. Go to Ben Ezra Synagogue, Cairo's oldest existing synagogue.

Discover The Coptic Museum, which houses the major masterpieces of Coptic art from the earliest days of Christianity in Egypt up through early Islam. Then visit Amr Ibn Al’As Mosque , the first mosque to be built in Egypt.
 
What's Included
  • Tour guide
  • Private transport in new model A/C private van
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • All taxes
What's Not Included
  • Entry fees (paid in EGP in the site)
  • The Coptic museum 60 EGP (30 EGP Kids (6-12), students or teacher. Kids up to 6 years are free - I.S.I.C or I.T.I.C cards are essential to get the discount)
  • Tipping (not obligatory)
  • Lunch
Meeting Point

Your hotel (hotel reception) or your house in Cairo (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
Suggested dress: Conservative
For women (Long sleeved shirts, modest pants or skirts and scarf)
For men (no shorts and no sleeveless shirts)

Photo camera: allowed (Amr Ibn Al’As Mosque, and Babylon fortress).
Photo camera: not allowed (Church of St Sergius & Bacchus, Ben Ezra Synagogue, and The Coptic Museum).
Photo camera: allowed without flash (Hanging Church, and Greek Orthodox Monastery & Church of St George).

You must be able to walk up some flights of steps, walk and stand for about 1 hour and tolerate the direct sun for less than 1 hour.

The cost of the lunch varies from EGP 10 per person for a take away Egyptian food such as Falafel and Shawirma sandwiches, to EGP 70 for a big meal of mix grill or grilled chickens served with Egyptian baptizers in a restaurant. If you are a vegetarian or a Vigo, no worries there's many choices in the Egyptian cousin matching your diet and normally less expensive than a regular food. Another option, you can bring snacks or your own lunch.

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