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Old Coptic Cairo Special tour including the hidden monastery.


Visiting Old Coptic Cairo and its seven key spiritual places offers a comprehensive exploration of the diverse cultural and historical heritage of this ancient metropolis. These Holy Sites provide a riveting exploration of the many periods in Cairo's complex history. Now, we will thoroughly examine each of these sites: 

1. The Hanging Church: This ancient church, established in the 3rd century AD, is one of Cairo's most famous Christian monuments. The Hanging Church derives its name from its location on top of the Water Gate of the Roman fortification of Babylon. This site has great importance in Egypt's Christian past and is an impressive example of architectural excellence. 

The Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo is said to be located on the same spot where Pharaoh's daughter discovered baby Moses, making it a significant point in Cairo's spiritual history. This place is crucial for understanding both Jewish history and the broader historical fabric of Cairo. 

The Samaan al-Kharraz Monastery, situated near Mokattam, is a Coptic Christian monastery that is strongly linked to the narrative of monk Samaan al-Kharraz. He dedicated his life to living in the caverns of Mokattam, where he devoted himself to prayer and meditation. Samaan al-Kharraz is highly respected by both Christians and Muslims, attracting those in search of spiritual direction to the region. 

Each of these places adds to the captivating cultural tapestry of Old Coptic Cairo, displaying the city's rich history and its importance in several religious traditions.

Tour Info
  • Duration: 8 Hours
  • Departure time and location: At 08:00 AM, from the lobby of your hotel.
  • Return time and location: At 05:00 PM to at the lobby of your hotel.
Tour Highlights
  • Experience the profound historical legacy of the Old Coptic Quarter of Cairo by navigating its intricate lanes and visiting three prominent churches. 
  • Immerse yourself in the distinctive ambiance of the Ben Ezra Synagogue, a site of significant historical and cultural significance. 
  • Experience the esteemed Coptic Christian monastery of Samaan al-Kharraz in the Mokattam area, enhancing your comprehension of the area's religious legacy and importance.
What to Expect
  • Visiting the hanging church. 
  • Walk in the oldest alley in old Cairo, 
  • Visit the synagogue of Ben Ezra. 
  • Explore the cavern church.
  • Visit the hidden monastery which is carved into the mountain.
  • Mineral water will be provided for you free in the vehicle. 
More About Old Coptic Cairo Special tour including the hidden monastery.
  • Tour Guide will be waiting in the hotel lobby with sign with your good name on it , and he will contact your good self with Whatsapp if it is available .
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual clothes is recommended. modest clothes are required during the visits of the churches and the mosques.
  • Comfortable shoes for walking, sunglasses and sunhat are important in summer time.


Day General Information

Your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby at 9:00 AM for your pick-up, and from there, you will be begin to visit the following sights.

Activity - 1
Old Coptic Cairo walking tour.

At 08:00 am, you will be met with your tour guide, who will pick you up and transfer you to visit the Old Coptic Cairo, you will be able to visit the hanging church, Babylon fortress, the cavern church where Jesus was living. and Ben Ezra Synagogue.

Activity - 2
Samaan el-Kharaz Monastery

Visiting,Coptic sites, such as the Monastery of Samaan el-Kharaz, offers an excellent opportunity to explore Egypt's rich cultural and religious legacy. The country's abundance of historical and spiritual landmarks is quite captivating to see.
Upon concluding your excursion to the Monastery of Samaan el-Kharaz, you will go back to your accommodation, culminating your day with a profound admiration for Egypt's rich cultural fabric. This amalgamation of varied experiences.

Day Extra Information

  • Remember to bring a scarf with you, especially if you plan to visit religious sites where modest attire is required.
  • Since this is a walking tour, wear suitable and comfortable shoes to ensure your comfort throughout the day.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Entrance Fees & Tickets to the Listed Attractions 
  • Private & Qualified Tour Guide
  • Transportation to all Locations
  • Pick up and Drop Off to and from your hotel.
  • Any Extra Attractions Not Listed
  • Food and beverage
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Tipping

Current Season Price Details

Please Note that price changes per season, so the price will depend on the date you pick when check out
# Price
Solo Adult $ 68 /per adult $ 75
Group of (2-3) Adults $ 41 /per adult $ 45
Group of (4-6) Adults $ 36 /per adult $ 40
Group of (7-10) Adults $ 32 /per adult $ 35
Group of (11-more) Adults $ 27 /per adult $ 30
Child [age:6-11] $ 18 /per child $ 20
Infant [age:0-5] $ 0 /per infant $ 0

35 % of the total booking amount

Extra Fees

Extra 15 USD per Head pick up from Airport Hotels, New Cairo, Nasr City 6th of October Heliopolis.

Lunch (Optional to be selected)


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