Half-day Tour in Churches of Cairo

Half-day Tour in Churches of Cairo

This 5-hour tour will take you to the most famous Churches in the city of Cairo. Explore old Coptic Cairo with its famous Hanging Church, in addition to other renowned churches such as the Church of Santa Barbara, the Church of Saint George and the Church of Saint Serguis. You will be accompanied by a professional guide.

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Stop At: Coptic Cairo, Cairo Egypt

Advancing through the alleyways of the old city, you'll get the chance to visit the Church of Saint Sergius and the Church of Santa Barbara, before continuing on to the Ben Ezra Synagogue and Saint Simon's Church, which is carved into Mokattam Hills.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), Shar'a Mari Girgis Street, Cairo 11511 Egypt

You will be picked up by a professional guide, who will then drive you through the narrow lanes of Old Cairo to get to the southern fringes, where Coptic Cairo is located. Hanging Church of the Virgin Mary, located on top of the water gate. The church dates from 7th century. It has magnificent dark interiors with cedar paneling, with wooden ark ceiling and a marble pulpit supported by 12 pillars.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Church of St. Barbara, Near the Roman Fortress, Cairo 11511 Egypt

The church of St. Barbara is among the churches of Old Cairo of historic importance. It was originally dedicated to St. Cyrus and St. John who were worshipped for their healing powers. A small church at the northeastern corner of the building commemorates these two martyrs.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Coptic Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis), Nearby Roman Fortress Old (Coptic) Cairo, Cairo 11511 Egypt

The Church of St. George is a Greek Orthodox church within the Babylon Fortress in Coptic Cairo.[1] It is part of the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of St George under the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and all Africa.[1] The church dates back to the 10th century (or earlier). The current structure was rebuilt following a 1904 fire,[2] construction was finished in 1909.[3] Since 2009, the monastery's hegumen has had the rank of bishop with title Bishop Babylonos

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Synagogue Ben Ezra, Kom Ghorab 264J+7CV, Cairo 11511 Egypt

Originally a coptic church was transformed in 11th century to Jewish synagogue. According to Jewish tradition this is where the prophet Jeremiah preached in 11th century while Copts believe it is the site where baby Moses was found in a basket.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus, Mari Gerges, Kom Ghorab, Cairo 11511 Egypt

In this church it is believed that the holy family have rested during their exile in Egypt. In the Chapel of the convent of St visitors wanting to be blessed can be wrapped by chains by the nuns.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cave Church, Mokattam, Cairo 11511 Egypt

The Monastery of Saint Simon, also known as the Cave Church, is located in the Mokattam mountain in southeastern Cairo. Seven churches and chapels are hidden within a series of caves inside the Monastery; the Virgin Mary and St. Simon Cathedral is the largest church. Inside the spacious caverns, beautiful engravings cover the walls, each representing stories from the Bible. St. Simon’s Hall, a large seating arena that accommodates 2,000 people for spiritual meetings, sits on the upper level.

The Monastery also includes an education center, an area for children, as well as a school for the deaf. Now considered one of the largest Coptic monasteries in Egypt, the grandeur of the churches hidden within the heart of the Mokattam Hills belie their relatively recent construction.

Duration: 30 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Friday due to morning prayers and mass pick up time will be 10.00 am"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"

Duration: 5 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
- Centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels
- Due to the church services on Fridays and Sundays, the pick up time will be 10.00 am from Centrally located hotels on those days only.

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)
  • Entry/Admission - Church of St. Barbara
  • Entry/Admission - Coptic Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis)
  • Entry/Admission - Synagogue Ben Ezra
  • Entry/Admission - Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus
  • Entry/Admission - Cave Church

Not Included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Insurance


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