Coptic Cairo, The Hanging Church & Abu Serga, Ben Ezra

Itinerary and Overview

Get ready to be picked up from your hotel by Stylish Holidays tour guide to start discovering the ancient sites and culture of Coptic Christians in Egypt. Starting with the Hanging Church which built into the walls of the water gate of the Roman fortress and is possibly the oldest Christian church in Egypt. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, it is one of Cairo's most beautiful churches.
Continue to the Monastery and Church of St George This is not an old church, dating from 1909, but there has been a church in Coptic Cairo dedicated to the Martyr since the 10th-century. It is one of the few remaining circular churches in the Middle East.
Your next stop is the Abu Serga, one of the places where the Holy Family rested after fleeing Israel from King Herod. At the turn of the century this little church, which dates from the 10th-century, was the most important pilgrimage spot in Old Cairo for visiting Christian tourists. There are 24 marble columns lining the central court, and a series of 12th-century icons depicting the 12 apostles.
After that we will visit Ben Ezra Synagogue is one of the oldest in Egypt. Set in a shady garden, it was built on the site of 4th century Christian church.
At the end of the tour you will visit the fascinating Coptic Museum, which is located in an area of great historical importance within the precinct of the Babylon Fort. Occupying over 8,000 sq meters the museum features almost 16,000 objects of importance to the Copts of Egypt.
After enjoying your time, you will be transferred back to your Cairo hotel

 

Excursion Information

Trip duration 5 hours approximately
Trip runs Daily
Starting from Your hotel in Cairo or Giza
Return to Your hotel in Cairo or Giza
Pick up time 09:00 AM or 12:00 PM

 

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Prices & Reservation

 

Excursion Price
Single Person2-4 Persons5-9 Persons10-14 Persons
US$ 80 US$ 45 US$ 35 US$ 30
Price includes
  • Round trip transfers from and to your location in Cairo
  • All transfers by air conditioned vehicle
  • Professional Egyptologist guide (All major languages are available)
  • Entrance fees
  • Taxes and service charge
  • Assistance of Stylish Holidays during trip
Price excludes
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Meals except where indicated
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses

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Contact Information

Stylish Holidays - Adventure Division

6 Madfaiaa Buildings, Beside City Stars
Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: +20 2 26908570/71
Fax: +20 2 2418 3642
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