Private Tour: Coptic Cairo, The Hanging Church, Abu Serga, Ben Ezra

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he Hanging Church is 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...
he Hanging Church is 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. There are 24 marble columns lining the central court, and a series of 12th-century icons depicting the 12 apostles.

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. The synagogue was severely damaged by Arabs after the 1967 war with Israel, but it has been almost completely renovated.

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.

This is a private tour allowing you to determine the amount of time spent at each of the sites. In addition you have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made and have the chance to purchase genuine items if you wish.
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Important Details

Included
  • Experience a Private and an expert Qualified Egyptologist guide.
  • Visit to the coptic museum.
  • Lunch at an oriental restaurant.
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned minivans ; pick up from hotel and drop off.
Not Included
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

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Based on 77 reviews

Reviewed: March 6, 2018

Elke H

The tour really is worth its money - the history in Cairo and especially in this Coptic sector is really amazing! The churches are wonderful, the Coptic Museum very intersting. Hussein was a great guide, he answered all our questions and was patient allowing us to take the time we needed. Thank you!


Reviewed: February 14, 2018

HyuckWoo K

It's really terrible tour. We are waiting for driver more than one hour at hotel lobby. Agency never contact us even Mr. Mohammad as our tour guider try to call agency. I have send Email about this problems during tour and after tour but no reply.

This travel agency, South Sinai travel is really terrible in Cairo. Worst travel agency.


Reviewed: January 25, 2018

Alexandra A

Loved this tour such an incredible range of theological history. Thanks again to South Sinai the best agents, drivers and tour guides we could have ever hoped for.


Reviewed: November 14, 2017

Andrea S

This was a great personalized tour that focused on the major sites within Coptic Cairo with room to customize additional stops based on my preferences. My guide Rhonda was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about not just Coptic Cairo but Egypt in General. She is very well-traveled so was able to provide perspective about Egypt within an international context. I enjoyed my morning with her very much and would recommend the tour to anyone looking for a one-on-one or small-group tour with an easy-going, pleasant and very experienced guide.


Reviewed: November 10, 2017

Bram D

No value for money.