Holy Day Tour: Coptic Cairo and Saint Simon Church

Holy Day Tour: Coptic Cairo and Saint Simon Church

Explore the country of three religions (Judaism-Christianity-Islam)
Discover Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary),
Discover Simon the Tanner Monastery, Mokattam.
Cave Church, Mokattam.
Free Pick up and drop off
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), Shar'a Mari Girgis St., Cairo 11511 Egypt

Then will moving to visit, Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church, also known as the Hanging Church, which is one of the oldest churches in Egypt, and the history of a church on this site dates to the third century. It belongs to the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. Hanging Church is named for its location above a gatehouse of Babylon Fortress, the Roman fortress in Coptic Cairo

Duration: 1 hour

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

Continue to visit the Ben Ezra Synagogue, sometimes referred to as the El-Geniza Synagogue or the Synagogue of the Levantines, which is situated in the Fustat part of Old Cairo, Egypt. According to local folklore, it is located on the site where baby Moses was found. Ben Ezra as an institution is ancient and has occupied at least three buildings in its history


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: St Simon the Tanner Monastery, Mokattam Hills, Cairo 11511 Egypt

visit the important church Simon the Tanner (fl. 10th century), also known as Saint Simon the Shoemaker (Sam'ān al-Kharrāz) is the Coptic Orthodox saint associated with the story of the moving the Mokattam Mountain in Cairo, during the rule of the Muslim Fatimid Caliph al-Muizz Lideenillah (953-975) while Abraham the Syrian was the Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. Simon the Tanner lived towards the end of the tenth century and many Coptic Christians in Egypt, who were also engaged in handicrafts. Saint Simon worked in tanning, a craft known there till this day. This profession involved other crafts that depend on the process, from when Simon carried several titles related to skins: Tanner, Cobbler, Shoemaker

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cave Church, Mokattam, Cairo 11511 Egypt

visit the important church Simon the Tanner (fl. 10th century), also known as Saint Simon the Shoemaker (Sam'ān al-Kharrāz) is the Coptic Orthodox saint associated with the story of the moving the Mokattam Mountain in Cairo, during the rule of the Muslim Fatimid Caliph al-Muizz Lideenillah (953-975) while Abraham the Syrian was the Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. Simon the Tanner lived towards the end of the tenth century and many Coptic Christians in Egypt, who were also engaged in handicrafts. Saint Simon worked in tanning, a craft known there till this day. This profession involved other crafts that depend on the process, from when Simon carried several titles related to skins: Tanner, Cobbler, Shoemaker

Duration: 1 hour



Informacion Adicional
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Maybe operated by a multi-lingual guide"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"Most travelers can participate"
"For your safety, the cars are sterilized according to the instructions of the Ministry of Health"
"All guides-Drivers wear masks"
"The car is sterilized periodically after visiting each place (after the travelers exits the car)"
"Available as a hand sanitizer by car and subject to the Egyptian Ministry of Health"
"Each customer must wear a mask during the tour, starting from the exit from the meeting place"
"Preferred to use credit cards instead of cash"
"The periodic statements are made by the Ministry of Health to the staff (guide or driver) to ensure their safety"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Duration: 6 To 8 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up all travelers from Hotels,Hostels,inn,Motels,Private apartment in Cairo-Giza and 6 of October city

Airports

  • Cairo Intl Airport, Cairo Egypt


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

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Multilingual Egyptologist tour guide
  • Entry/Admission - Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)
  • Entry/Admission - Synagogue Ben Ezra
  • Entry/Admission - Cave Church
  • Entry/Admission - St Simon the Tanner Monastery

Not Included

  • Gratuities

Facilities


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