Tour To Coptic Cairo:Cave Church Of Saint Simon And Old Cairo Churches With Lunch - Giza

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Hotels in Cairo or Giza
  • Return Details :
    The same pick up location
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Tour includes
Entry Fees
Visit the Cave Church of Saint Simon in Mokattam
visit the Church of Abu-Sergah
visit the Church of St. Barbara
Visit the hanging church
Visit the old Jewish synagogue called Ben Ezra Synagogue
Lunch is included but drinks are not
private Guide
All pick up / drop off services
Snacks
Bottled water

Know More about this tour

At 8:00 am you need to be ready at the lobby area of your hotel in Cairo. you will find your expert tour guide holding a sign of your name. At the first you will visit to the "Cave Church" in Egypt which is one of the largest churches in the country, a place where 70,000-plus Christians gather every week to worship and praise Jesus -- a place that's home to one of the world's oldest Christian communities. The cave, also known as the Monastery of Saint Simon, is located in the Mokattam mountain in southeastern Cairo, in an area known as "garbage city" due to the large population of garbage collectors, or Zabbaleen, that live there.

The Zabbaleen are descendants of farmers who started migrating from Upper Egypt to Cairo in the 1940s. Fleeing poor harvests and poverty they came to the city looking for work and set-up makeshift settlements around the city. Initially, they stuck to their tradition of raising pigs, goats, chickens and other animals, but eventually found collecting and sorting of waste produced by the city residents more profitable. The Zabbaleen sort through household garbage, salvaging and selling things of value, while the organic waste provides an excellent source of food for their animals. In fact, this arrangement worked so well, that successive waves of migrants came from Upper Egypt to live and work in the newly founded garbage villages of Cairo,

Visit to Old Cairo where you see some of the earliest christian churches at Middle east from 300 AD visit the Church of Abu-Sergah and St. Barbara, the hanging church, and the old Jewish synagogue called Ben Ezra Synagogue.
Lunch is included but drinks are not and then transfer back to Hotel around 13:00 pm

Inclusions

Bottled water

Snacks

Lunch

Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

Drinks

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Dress code is smart casual

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 06-May-2018

    Good and bad. We stared good on the tour but our tour guide never took us to see The Cave Church of Saint Simon. Our guide tour took us to a store claiming he need it to stop at a cousin to talk to. We spend more than 1/2 hr at the store as his cousin/vendor was trying to sell us something. When we asked him about going to see the cave he stared by saying that he was not sure where it was. He made a phone call and after that he said that to get there we needed to pass a bad neighborhood. Sad to hear this. If you book this tour hope they stick to your program. We missed seeing the Cave Church of Saint Simon.