Christian Cairo History Tour

Travel back in time and dive into the Christian Coptic heritage of Cairo from Saint Simon cave church to the hanging church in Old Coptic Cairo to Saint Sergius church... etc

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2 to 5 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water
    • Egyptologist Tour Guide
    • Local guide
    • Licensed Tour Guide
    What's excluded :
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: St Simon the Tanner Monastery, Mokattam Hills, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    Simon the Tanner Cathedral in the Saint Samaan The Tanner Monastery is on the east bank of the Nile behind the Zabbaleen village. The Zabbaleen village where the garbage collectors of Cairo live. In 1969 the governor of Cairo decided to move all of the garbage collectors to the Mokattam.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Cave Church, Mokattam, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    The local Coptic church in Mokattam Village was established in 1975. After the establishment of the church, the Zabbaleen felt more secure in their location and only then began to use more permanent building materials, such as stone and bricks, for their homes. Given their previous experience of eviction from Giza in 1970, the Zabbaleen had lived in temporary tin huts up till that point. In 1976, a large fire broke out in Manshiyat Nasir, which led to the beginning of the construction of the first church below the Mokattam mountain on a site of 1,000 square meters. More churches have been built into the caves found in Mokattam. Currently, there are seven cave churches hidden among the caves of Mokattam Mountain. The Monastery of St. Simon the Tanner is the largest and it has an amphitheater with a seating capacity of 20,000. This church is the largest church in the Middle East. It is named after the Coptic saint, Simon the Tanner, who lived at the end of the 10th century...

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis), Nearby Roman Fortress Old (Coptic) Cairo, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    The Church of St. George (is a Greek Orthodox church within the Babylon Fortress in Coptic Cairo. It is part of the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of St George under the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and all Africa. The church dates back to the 10th century (or earlier). The current structure was rebuilt following a 1904 fire, construction was finished in 1909. Since 2009, the monastery's hegumen has had the rank of bishop with title Bishop Babylonos ("Bishop of Babylon").

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Church of St Sergius and Bacchus, Old Cairo, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church is traditionally believed to have been built on the spot where the Holy Family, Joseph, Mary and the infant Jesus Christ, rested at the end of their journey into Egypt. They may have lived here while Joseph worked at the fortress.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), Shar'a Mari Girgis Street, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church, also known as the Hanging Church, is one of the oldest churches in Egypt and the history of a church on this site dates to the third century. It belongs to the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Pass By: Saint Andrew's United Church of Cairo, 38 26th of July Street (Near Nasser Metro Station), Cairo 11511 Egypt

    St. Andrew's United Church of Cairo is an international Christian church in Egypt. It has an English-speaking international congregation, an Egyptian congregation and five refugee congregations. Its church building was completed in 1908. It is located at 38 26 July St. between Ramses and Galaa streets, just above the Nasser metro stop in downtown Cairo. English worship services are held at 10 am on Fridays.

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Traveller's own pickup location (hotel/accommodation) Airports
    • Cairo Intl Airport, Cairo Egypt
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 12/5/2019 - 7/28/2022
    Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Cairo Trips

Activity ID: V-22224P7

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