coptic cairo and khan El khalili
khan el khalili bazaar

Old Coptic Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar

  • Daily
  • Day tours
  • 9:00 am
From USD 18
Child from 6-11
USD 18 x 1 person USD 32 x 1 children
Total USD 18
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Cairo day tour to visit the old part of the city in Coptic Cairo which a historical place that encompasses a number of churches, the iconic Hanging Church, St George church, Church of St Barbara, Church of Saint Serguis which is believed that the Holy Family took it as a shelter when they fleed to Egypt from the roman emperor. The site includes as well on of the few historic Jewish monuments in Egypt which is the Ben Ezra Syangogue. Then you will stroll Khan El Khalili Bazzar which is one of the oldest markets in the Islamic district of Cairo where you will have the opportuinity to stroll and see the glittering merchandise of spices, coppers and silver ware, textiles, leather products and a lot more. Coptic Cairo and Khan El Khalili tour is an exploration of Cairo’s attractions gems.

Price Includes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transfer by deluxe air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional tour guide
  • All taxes and service charges

Prices Exclude

Tipping (recommended) / personal items/ any extras

 

Itinerary

Details
Your guide will pick you from your hotel and you will be transferred to Old Coptic Cairo known to Egyptians as Masr Al Qadima where it is a district of the most ancient churches in the Egypt.

Church of Abu Serga (St Sergius) :

Supposed resting place of the Holy Family. The Church is dedicated to two martyrs St. Sergius and St. Bacchus—two Roman soldier-saints who were martyred during the fourth Century in the reign of Roman Emperor Maximilan. The church was restored in the eighth century and has been renovated many times since then. The most interesting feature is the crypt where Mary, Joseph and the infant Jesus are said to have rested. The crypt is 10 meters deep and, when Nile levels are high, is often flooded.

Sub DotHanging Church (The) :

One of the oldest places for Christian worship in Cairo. It is called hanging because it is built on top of Roman water gate. The history of the church is uncertain but it contains religious icons and relics including the icon of Virgin Mary and Jesus. The mass is held in ancient liturgical Coptic language.

Sub DotGreek Orthodox Church of St. George :

The nearby Greek Orthodox Church of St. George has the same circular design of the Roman tower upon which it was built. Founded in the 10th Century, and alternating between Greek and Coptic ownership, the original building was damaged by fire in 1904, though fortunately most of the relics and icons survived. The present church was rebuilt on the site, and is the center of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria. The adjacent monastery does not usually admit visitors.

Sub DotChurch of St. Barbara :

Further along on the left is the Church of St. Barbara, dedicated to Sitt Barbara—as the legend goes, was murdered by the Roman Governor for preaching the gospel in the 3rd Century.

Sub DotBen Ezra Synagogue

It is believed that the site of the synagogue is where the box of baby Moses was found. The synagogue was originally a church that the Copts sold to the Jews to be able to pay the taxes levied by Muslim rulers in the reign of Ahmed Ibn Tulun. Many restorations and renovations took place to the synagogue. The present statues of the synagogue dates back to 1892.

Khan El Khalili Bazaar

labyrinth of the Khan el Khalili. The Khan dates back to the 14th century, when it was a mere caravanserai – a large inn providing accommodation for caravans. Over the centuries it has grown into an enormous bazaar. It is still a popular shopping area, though many of the shops are dedicated to tourist-oriented items. There is anything and everything here – jewellery, copper and brass items, woodwork, odd Pharaonic goodies, fabrics, carpets, glassware and spices. Quality varies, and in most shops, bargaining is mandatory. Several good restaurants and coffee shops are scattered throughout the area. A two hundred year old coffee shop, Fishawy’s, is a must for a cup of tea and a sheesha (water pipe). The Naguib Mahfouz Cafe offers good Egyptian food in a clean and peaceful atmosphere.

 

After the tour return back to your hotel

  • one Person 2- 3 Persons 4-7 persons 8-15 persons
  • Adults USD 35 USD 25 USD 20 USD 18
  • Children USD 10 USD 10 USD 10 USD 8
  • Prices are quoted per person
  • Tour should be booked preferably before commencement of your trip to Egypt or 24 hours before your intended day tour during your stay. Written confirmation will be provided.
  • It is better to select the language by which the tour will be conducted we provide multilingual Egyptologist tour guides.
  • Pick up of the tour is from most centrally located hotels in Cairo and you are only required to indicated your hotel name in advance.
  • Children should be accompanied by adults

 

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