Coptic Cairo Tour: Cave Church of Saint Simon and Old Cairo churches with Lunch

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From USD 28.58

Visit El Mokattam Mountain Cave Church, or the Monastery of St Simon, on a private tour that also explores the magnificent churches of Coptic Cairo. You’ll see some of Cairo’s most important Christian sites, including the Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, the Church of Saint Barbara, and the Hanging Church, while going beyond sightseeing for a glimpse of ‘garbage city,’ a fascinating Cairo neighborhood that most visitors overlook entirely.


Departure Point

Hotels in Cairo or Giza

Departure Time

at 8:00 am

Duration

5 to 6 hrs

Return Details

The same pick up location


Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual

Languages Offered: English, Spanish


Prices Quoted Per Person in U.S.D ($)

  • From 2 to 5 People = 28.58 $
  • From 6 to 9 People = 25.72 $
  • Single Person = 31.43 $
  • Child from 6 to10.99 Y = 15.71 $

From USD 28.58

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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

Highlights

  • Private tour ensures personalized service
  • Included lunch and entrance fees mean no extra tour costs
  • Enjoy the comfort and security of traveling by private vehicle
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Cairo hotels

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Route

  1. Cairo