Cairo: Private Guided Tour To Old Cairo & Fort of Babylon

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Explore ancient wonders on a day tour to Old Cairo and Fort of Babylon. Immerse yourself in history and discover the hidden stories of these iconic landmarks.

Highlights

  • Babylon Fortress is an Ancient Roman fortress
  • Visit Old Cairo is a historic area in Cairo
  • Private Tour
  • No Hidden Fees
  • Get there comfortably in air-conditioned, private transportation

Description

Starts with Pickup from your hotel in either Cairo or Giza By Tour guide and transfer by Private A/C Vehicle to Fort of Babylon. Babylon Fortress (Arabic: حصن بابليون; Coptic: ⲡⲁⲃⲓⲗⲱⲛ or Ⲃⲁⲃⲩⲗⲱⲛ) is an Ancient Roman fortress on the eastern bank of the Nile Delta, located in the area known today as Old Cairo or Coptic Cairo. The fortress was built circa 300 AD by Emperor Diocletian in order to protect the entrance to an ancient canal, previously rebuilt by Trajan, that linked the Nile with the Red Sea. It was at the boundary between Lower and Middle Egypt, where the river craft paid tolls when ascending or descending the Nile. Within the fortress's former enclosure are the present-day Coptic Museum, a convent, and several churches, including the Church of St. George and the Hanging Church. Old Cairo that Also known as Coptic Cairo which is mean Christian Cairo it has been Recognized as a holy place because some of the locations there has been visited by the Holy Family where the spiritual impact of their presence is most felt still; though their stay was brief, for the Governor of what was then Fustat enraged by the tumbling down of idols at Jesus’ approach sought to kill the Child. But they took shelter from his wrath in a cave above which, in later years, the Church of Abu Serga (St Sergius) was built. This and the whole area of the Fort of Babylon is a destination of pilgrimage not only for the Egyptians but for Christians from around the world. An air of piety and devotion pervades the whole district there. in old Cairo, you will be able to visit the Church of Abu-Sergah and St. Barbara, the hanging church, and the old Jewish synagogue – Ben Ezra Synagogue. Tour Finishes with drop off at your hotel

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle Entry fees Private tour guide Bottle of water All Taxes & Services

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