On this journey, we will be indulged in religions, specifically Islamic, Jewish, and Coptic religions. We will explore some of the oldest intact churches in the middle east in addition to Ben Ezra synagogue, where they found a valuable treasure buried in the foundation of the holy place.Walk through some of the oldest streets in Cairo, Sip some mint tea at the end of the day and watch the world passing by.
A must do journey for those who like to know more about the Egyptian culture and religions.
- Coptic Cairo: Your Egyptologist will guide you today round the highlights of Coptic Cairo. There you will find the remains of the old Fortress of Babylon, built at the time of the Romans in Egypt to protect the country from invading enemies.
- Churches: The walls of the fortress enclose the Church of St. Sergius, which is built on a crypt considered to be one of the resting places of the Holy Family during their flight to Egypt 2000 years ago. You will also see the “Hanging Church”, supported by only one column, and boasting incredible paintings inside.
- Synagogue of Ben Ezra: Visit the Synagogue of Ben Ezra, from the time of the once thriving Jewish community in Egypt under the leadership of Rabbi Ben Ezra. Inside were discovered the so-called “Geniza Documents”, which showed an unparalleled source of information about life of the Jews in Egypt’s past.
- Lunch: at a local restaurant
- Islamic Cairo: In the afternoon, take a fascinating tour of Islamic Cairo, including the beautiful and graceful mosques of Sultan Hassan & Refaei. Two of the best examples of the Islamic architecture, learn about the Iranian Revolution when you visit the Refaei Mosque where you visit the final rest of the Shah of Iran.
- Khan El-Khalili Bazaar: Proceed to the fascinating Khan El-Khalili Bazaar – reputed to be the largest bazaar in the Middle East. Originally founded as a watering stop for caravanserai in the 14th century, the bazaar has now grown to vast proportions. As you wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets you will find workshops and stalls selling all manner of things from woodwork, glassware and leather goods to perfumes, fabrics and Pharaonic curiosities. Remember to bargain hard!
What is included in the tour
- Transfers from your hotel by an air conditioned vehicle.
- Services of an expert Egyptologist guide.
- Water as per consumption.
- All required entrance fees.
- Lunch at a local resstaurant
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any sites not stated in the program.
- Camera tickets.
- Personal expenses.