Cairo: Islamic and Coptic Cairo Private Tour with Lunch

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Explore the two major religious traditions of Egypt on a full-day tour in Cairo. Visit Abu Serga and the Hanging Church in Coptic Cairo, and the impressive El Sultan Hassam Mosque in Islamic Cairo.

Highlights

  • A unique opportunity to explore the two major religious traditions of Egypt
  • Enjoy a journey through the rich history and culture of Cairo's
  • Learn about their rich history and architecture

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As per your request time pick up from your hotel by our tour guide then start your full day tour by visiting old Cairo. The Church of Martyrs Sergius and Bacchus, also known as Abu Serga, in Coptic Cairo is one of the oldest Coptic churches in Egypt, dating back to the 4th century Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church is traditionally believed to have been built on the spot where the Holy Family, Joseph, Mary and the infant Jesus Christ, rested at the end of their journey into Egypt. They may have lived here while Joseph worked at the fortress. Then visit The Church of Mother of God Saint Mary in Egyptian Babylon), also known as the Hanging Church 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 The Hanging Church is named for its location above a gatehouse of Babylon Fortress, the Roman fortress in Coptic Cairo (Old Cairo) its nave is suspended over a passage. Then visiting old Jewish synagogue this was the synagogue whose geniza or store room was found in the 19th century to contain a treasure of forgotten, stored-away Hebrew, Aramaic and Judeo-Arabic secular and sacred manuscripts. The collection, known as the Cairo Geniza, was brought to the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England at the instigation of Solomon Schechter. It is now divided between several academic libraries, with the majority being kept at the Cambridge University Library. Then visiting Amr ibn Al-as mosque was built in 641 AD, as the center of the newly founded capital of Egypt, Fustat. The original structure was the first mosque ever built in Egypt and the whole of Africa. Then visit El Rifai mosque which dates from around 1361, and was architecturally conceived as a complement to the older structure. The mosque was constructed next to two large public squares and of several European style boulevards. Then end the tour by visiting El Sultan Hassan mosque is a monumental mosque and madrasa located in the historic district of Cairo, Egypt. It was built between 1356 and 1363 during the Bahri Mamluk period, commissioned by Sultan an-Nasir Hasan. The mosque was considered remarkable for its massive size and innovative architectural components, and is still considered one of the most impressive historic monuments in Cairo today. At the end of the tour start drive you back to your hotel.

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Private transportation Air-conditioned vehicle Lunch Snacks Bottled water Landing and facility fees

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