Day tour to Coptic Cairo, Saint Simon monastery and recycling center.

Cultural & Theme Tours in Cairo

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Get the chance to explore different part of history, culture and food as well, visiting the Coptic Cairo as the hanging church from the 3rd century AD, the oldest synagogue, plus saint Simone monastery is life time experience. After picking you up from the hotel or any point of interest, you will start your day visiting the Coptic Cairo, marvel the hanging church ( virgin Mary church ), explore the christian history with your private Egyptologist, visit the Cavern church where the holly family lived for almost three months, adventure the area of the seven churches plus the oldest synagogue allover Egypt.Then visit the garbage city, at the heart of city located the largest church at the middle east, it is inside the beautiful monastery of saint Simon, wonder the christian who are coming from allover Egypt for the mass at this amazing monastery, explore each sculpture of it by the artist Mario, then visit the recycling center after having an authentic Egyptian food.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Old City (Coptic Cairo), Cairo, Cairo GovernorateA maze of ancient and modern churches and monasteries, set within the walls of the fortress of Babylon founded in 6th century BC and expanded by the Roman Emperor Trajan in AD 98, Coptic Cairo is a fascinating counterpoint to the rest of the city, and holds the beautiful Coptic Museum. You can visit the oldest church, the oldest mosque and the oldest synagogue in Cairo, while nearby is the newly opened (but rather bare of exhibits and still unfinished at the time of research) National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: St Simon the Tanner Monastery, Cairo, Cairo GovernorateThe Church of St Simeon the Tanner, is carved into a cave on a ridge of Muqattam Hill. Thought to be the biggest church in the Middle East, it seats 17,000 worshippers. But this church is not old, it was built in the 1970s, in a cave thought to have once been home to early Christian hermits, and named after St Simeon, the 10th-century ascetic who prayed to make Muqattam move at the behest of Fatimid caliph Al Muizz Li Din Allah.Duration: 2 hours

What’s included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi on board
  • Private Egyptologist
  • Authentic Egyptian lunch ( Koushari )
  • Pick up / Drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Old City (Coptic Cairo)
  • Entry/Admission - St Simon the Tanner Monastery

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Personal spending
  • Any extras