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Christian Cairo Tour

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Key facts

Where: Cairo , Egypt Duration: 4 hours

Highlights

  • See a rare collection of first Christian relics at the Coptic Museum
  • See the influence which Christianity has had on Cairo
  • Entrance to all sites is included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off and round trip transportation are included

Overview

Set out on a tour of Cairo and visit the places that were instrumental in the evolution of Christianity during your tour of Egypt. The Coptic Museum in old Cairo houses a rare collection of the first Christian relics, architectural ruins, textiles, icons and old manuscripts. Explore Qasr El Shama (old Cairo), renowned for its ancient churches.

The Suspended Church of El Moallaqa, built at the turn of the 4th century, is worth a visit. Standing on the remains of the Roman fortress of Babylon, it houses a beautiful wood carving depicting Jesus Christ entering Jerusalem. Take this tour and get a glimpse into the religion and culture of Egypt.

Itinerary

In the afternoon, you will be picked in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Cairo. Accompanied by a guide, you will be taken to the Christian monuments of the city that are of religious and historical significance. You will visit the following sites:

Al Moallaqa (The Suspended Church): It was built at the turn of the 4th century on the remains of the Roman fortress of Babylon. You will come across a wood carving representing Jesus Christ entering Jerusalem. The church houses about 90 rare icons of basilican style.

Abu Serga Church: The church is situated near the Coptic Museum and dates back to the 4th century. It was built on the basilican style on top of the cave that the Holy Family used as a shelter on their flight to Egypt, escaping from King Herod.

The Church of the Virgin: The church dates back to the 8th century and contains precious icons and has three altars.

The Coptic Museum: It is situated in Old Cairo and houses a rare collection of the first Christian relics, architectural remains, textiles, icons and old manuscripts. It exhibits the splendour of old Coptic art with its colours and ornamentation, which are considered a transitory style between Pharaonic and Islamic arts. This museum was founded in 1910 and offers the most extensive collection of Coptic artefacts in the world.

After exploring the Christian monuments, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Cairo.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

4 hours

Start time

Start time: 1300h (1:00 pm)
Duration: 4 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in Cairo (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Tour returns to the original departure point

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • English, French, Italian & German speaking guide
  • Entrance fees

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

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Additional info

  • In most temples and museums in Egypt, an additional fee for photo and video cameras is requested.
  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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