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Famous churches and monasteries of Cairo in two days

Description

  • The monastery and church of Samaan the Tanner.
  • Learn about the garbage city up the mokkatam mountain
  • Visit the famous churches at old Coptic Cairo.
  • Explore the Coptic Monasteries in the desert at Wadi El Natrun.
  • Learn about the history of Christianity and Judaism on visiting Old Coptic Cairo.

Inclusion

  • Qualified Egyptologist guide.
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites .
  • Hotel pickup and drop off.
  • Transportation by air- conditioned vehicle.
  • Bottled water during the tour.

Exclusion

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified.

Day by Day Itinerary

After meeting your guide at the hotel, you will start your day tour by visiting the famous churches in Old Coptic Cairo and the Coptic museum. Start your time with the 1500-year-old Hanging Church, where the nave is suspended from the old Babylon fortress; the Church of St. Barbara, the 4th century Church of Abu Serga (St. Sergius & Bacchus), known as the Cavern church. In this place, Jesus the baby and Mary, the virgin, spent three months escaping from King Herod. Then proceed to the monastery and church of St George. You will also enjoy seeing the oldest Jewish Synagogue in Cairo called Ben Ezra. Leave the area of Coptic Cairo and Move on to the Monastery of St. Simon (Simeon) the Tanner, dramatically situated in the Mokattam Mountain, on the outskirts of Cairo. St. Simon was a 10th-century saint whose faith is said to have moved this mountain. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.

Enjoy an excursion to the Coptic Monasteries in the desert at Wadi El Natrun. It is located 60 miles away from Cairo. Among them is the Paramus Monastery, which was built at the site where Macarius the Great settled in 340 AD and is still inhabited by monks. You will learn about the history of monasticism in Egypt. Back to Cairo.

Prices

1 Persons 2-4 Persons 5-8 Persons 9-16 Persons
650 USD 450 USD 350 USD 225 USD

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