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Half-day Churches of Cairo Tour with Cave Church, Coptic Cairo, Hanging Church

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    What to Expect
    You will be picked up by a professional guide, who will then drive you through the narrow lanes of Old Cairo to get to the southern fringes, where Coptic Cairo is located. There, you will experience the Circular Orthodox Church of Saint George, followed by the Hanging Church of the Virgin Mary, located on top of the water gate.

    Advancing through the alleyways of the old city, you'll get the chance to visit the Church of Saint Sergius and the Church of Santa Barbara, before continuing on to the Ben Ezra Synagogue and Saint Simon's Church, which is carved into Mokattam Hills.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    • Bottled water
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Entry/Admission - Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)
    • Entry/Admission - Church of St. Barbara
    • Entry/Admission - Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis)
    • Entry/Admission - Ben Ezra Synagogue
    • Entry/Admission - Church of St Sergius and Bacchus
    • Entry/Admission - St Simon the Tanner Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Cave Church
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Insurance
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age for participants is 6 years old
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    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 1 week ago

    Emad and driver Walid were wonderful even though I couldn't finish the tour because of a sudden illness. The cave church and surrounding church was amazing. Worth the crazy drive up to it. Hanging church was spectacular. Need to lighten up a little bit on...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank dkfarmergirl
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We enjoyed this tour, Mahmoud our guide was great. He was very informative and seemed to really enjoy his job. The driver got us to and from our destination safely, which is saying a lot for Cairo 😀

    Thank ckonon
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    My wife and I made a last-minute (9 pm the night before) decision to do this tour after having a underwhelming tour of the pyramids the day before that the Mena House organized. We received an email and WhatsApp response within 30 minutes of booking...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Shane G
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    My husband and I had the most wonderful tour of Coptic Cairo and several of Cairo’s churches with our tour guide Emad and driver Mohamed. Emad was incredibly knowledgeable - providing us with background and context to better understand what we were seeing. I don’t...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank JenniferG917111
    Reviewed 28 August 2019

    This tour was one I was looking forward to. Being from a Catholic background, I was able to relate to the history it had to offer. It was quite a moment when we were allowed to spend time in prayer too. Thanks to Ms. Shoriuk...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Dream640610
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    2 October 2019|
    Response from anwin1 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes,you should be able to visit all importent places, they will customize the tour for your needs, it is a private tour, just for your party. Let them know in advance
    2 August 2019|
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    Response from Julie T | Reviewed this property |
    When I was booking the tour, I was asked where I wanted to be picked up from. I suggest that you email your 'cave tour provider' and better still also have your hotel Reception contact the tour operator the day before your... More
    1 May 2019|
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    Response from Julie T | Reviewed this property |
    I emailed the Deluxe Travel Egypt ahead of time to specify my purpose and discuss the best pickup time. I also had the hotel telephone the company the day before to confirm pickup, because I wanted to attend various church... More
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