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Ben Ezra Synagogue used to be a Christian place of worship by the name of El-Shamieen Church and according to a legend, the building was built on the exact spot where Moses was found as a baby in his basket. However, when the Coptic Christians owning it weren’t able to pay the annual taxes imposed by the Muslim rulers any longer, they had to sell the church. It was sold to Abraham Ben Ezra, who purchased the building in 882 AD for 20,000 dinars and turned it into a Jewish synagogue.

The synagogue became a place where North African Jews congregated for major festivals and famous rabbis came to worship on their visits to Cairo. Then, during a restoration in 1890, the most famous and diverse Geniza in the world was found. In an empty space below the roof, roughly 300,000 priceless manuscripts were hidden away, a collection that is now known as the Cairo Geniza. The manuscripts have long since been transferred to different libraries, but visitors to the synagogue will still be able to visit this place of historical importance and learn about Coptic and Jewish Cairo. In fact, the Ben Ezra Synagogue is the most visited Jewish site in the city and surprises visitors with the beautiful geometric and floral patterns in the Turkish style.

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Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

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Visit Cairo’s religious landmarks on a private tour to the city’s most important Coptic, Islamic, and Jewish places. Learn how the Christian Holy Family took shelter on the site of Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, explore the Church of Saint Barbara, and see the gilded icons that adorn the Hanging Church. Enter a synagogue built where baby Moses was found and eat lunch at a local restaurant; see Cairo’s most important mosques then take in sweeping views of the city from Saladin’s 15th-century citadel. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.00
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$24.00
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Private Islamic and Christian Cairo Day Tour

Private Islamic and Christian Cairo Day Tour

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Explore Cairo’s dynamic Christian and Islamic history on a walking day tour of the old city. The outing is divided into two segments. First you’ll visit Christian Coptic Cairo—among the most important locations for Christians in Egypt—and visit a church and a synagogue. After a lunch break at a local restaurant, continue on to learn about Islamic Cairo, where you’ll have the opportunity to enter two mosques.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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Half-day Tour in Churches of Cairo

Half-day Tour in Churches of Cairo

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Marvel at Cairo’s UNESCO-listed treasures on a small-group tour of the city’s historic churches. Explore Coptic Cairo and the famous Hanging Church; visit the Cave Church, the Church of Santa Barbara, and Church of Saint Sergius; and learn more about Cairo’s rich religious history and heritage.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.00
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$36.00
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Private Tour: Coptic Cairo, The Hanging Church, Abu Serga, Ben Ezra

Private Tour: Coptic Cairo, The Hanging Church, Abu Serga, Ben Ezra

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Discover the historical treasures of the Coptic Christian community on this 3-hour private tour of Coptic Cairo. Travel into this captivating neighborhood, also known as Old Cairo, with your private guide, and visit a medley of early, icon-adorned churches, including the Hanging Church and Abu Serga, where the holy family is said to have found refuge. Learn about Egypt’s rich Coptic heritage, and visit the Coptic Museum, a treasure trove of ancient artifacts that tell the story of this Christian community, one of the world’s oldest.
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  • 3 hours
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$74.82
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Day Tour To Islamic And Christian Cairo

Day Tour To Islamic And Christian Cairo

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Spare yourself the street harassment that so often goes with independent Cairo tourism and benefit from the insights of an Egyptologist guide on this tour of Old Cairo. Visit the Hanging Church, the Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Ben Ezra Synagogue. Then discover Islamic Cairo at the Citadel, the Mosque of Amr ibn al-As, and the Alabaster Mosque.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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Islamic and Coptic Cairo Day Tour

Islamic and Coptic Cairo Day Tour

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Discover Cairo’s Coptic, Jewish and Islamic traditions on a full-day cultural tour that includes Abu Serga Church and the Citadel of Cairo. Step into the sanctuaries of the city’s most important Coptic churches, from the 4th-century Abu Serga to the elegant Hanging Church, visit a synagogue built where baby Moses was purportedly found and see celebrated mosques and madrassas. Finish your tour on the medieval fortifications of Saladin’s Citadel of Cairo, which protect the graceful domes and minarets of the Alabaster Mosque. 
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Cairo full day city tour with private modern car and tour guide

Cairo full day city tour with private modern car and tour guide

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Explore Cairo’s churches, mosques, markets, and antiquities on this all-day excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, visit the Egyptian Museum and check out the King Tut exhibit and other important artifacts. Explore the 12th century citadel and marvel at historic religious sites like the Hanging Church, the synagogue of Ben Ezra, and the Mosque of Amr Ibn Al-As. Finish at the famed Khan el Khalili bazaar, Cairo’s sprawling 700-year-old market.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.77
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Day Tour Cairo Egyptian Museum Coptic Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar from Giza

Day Tour Cairo Egyptian Museum Coptic Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar from Giza

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Explore the Egyptian Museum, Cairo’s Coptic heritage, and Khan El Khalili Bazaar on a full-day tour from Giza. Take in gleaming antiquities in the museum then see Egypt’s iconic churches; enter the sanctuary of the Hanging Church, climb broad steps into the Church of St. George, then visit the St. Barbara Church and the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the legendary site where baby Moses was found. Make a final stop at Egypt’s most celebrated souk, where vendors display piles of spices, souvenirs and handicrafts. 
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.00
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$48.00
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Cairo Travel Package For 4 Days 3 Nights

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Cairo Travel Package For 4 Days 3 Nights

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Travel Private package to Cairo includes 3 Nights hotel accommodation in Cairo, 2 full day tour in Cairo, All Transfers in Cairo, all your tours and excursions are with A/C bus, the service of meet and assist at all your destinations, Expert tour guide, Camel ride, Free Sim Card with Local number, Water and Snacks, Entrance fees and all taxes and services, Tour excludes Visa Entry for Egypt, Tipping and Any Option Tours.
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  • 4 days
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$200.00
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Cairo Day Tour to Giza including Nile Dinner Cruise and Lunch

Cairo Day Tour to Giza including Nile Dinner Cruise and Lunch

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Experience the magic of cruising the Nile on an unforgettable full-day tour to Giza from Cairo. Alongside an expert Egyptologist guide, behold the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza and receive a fascinating introduction to the ancient history of the structure. Admire the resplendent golden mask of Tutankhamun in the Egyptian Museum; enjoy a traditional Egyptian lunch in a rustic restaurant; and absorb the historical charm of Cairo’s Old Town on a guided tour. Conclude your excursion with a romantic cruise down the Nile River; onboard, delight in a gourmet meal and a traditional dance performance before returning to your Cairo hotel.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00
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Egyptian Museum Alabaster Mosque Hanging Church and Khan Bazaar from Cairo

Egyptian Museum Alabaster Mosque Hanging Church and Khan Bazaar from Cairo

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Visit four of Cairo’s star attractions and explore Old Cairo on this full-day tour, including lunch, with an Egyptologist guide. Visit the Egyptian Museum to see Tutankhamun’s funerary mask and more; and view the Mosque of Mohamed Ali, otherwise called the Alabaster Mosque. Delve into the ancient lanes of Old Cairo to see the famous Hanging Church, other Coptic churches and the Synagogue of Ben Ezra. Finish at the Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo’s old souk, with free time to explore the narrow alleyways and shop for handicrafts, jewelry and trinkets.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.99
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Private Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Coptic Cairo and Saint Simon Church in Cairo

Private Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Coptic Cairo and Saint Simon Church in Cairo

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Visit three pyramids and ancient Egyptian churches on this private, full-day adventure in Cairo. See the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex; the Great Sphinx of Giza on the west bank of the Nile; the Coptic Cairo museum, featuring a collection of ancient Egyptian Christian artwork, objects and manuscripts; and the Monastery of Saint Simon, or the Cave Church, located in the Mokattam mountain. All necessary entrance fees, plus a Cairo hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • Taking safety measures
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$57.15
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$57.15
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Private Tour to Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Private Tour to Coptic and Islamic Cairo

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Explore old Cairo’s religious legends and landmarks on a full-day private tour from your hotel in Giza or Cairo. Customize the tour to your interests, and see how the city’s Islamic, Coptic and Jewish inhabitants have worshiped for milennia. Discover the Hanging Church and the Church of St. Sergius, then visit the Churches of St. George and St. Barbara. Take in the soaring minarets of Cairo’s most important mosques, then take views of the city from the Citadel of Saladin’s medieval fortifications. 
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.00
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12-Night Private Tour: Amarna and El Minya with Cruise and Train

12-Night Private Tour: Amarna and El Minya with Cruise and Train

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Explore beyond the beaten path on a comprehensive tour of Egypt’s remarkable ancient sites, traveling by Nile River boat, train, and private car. With a personal guide to ensure a great experience for your private group, you’ll see the towering Pyramids at Giza, visit ancient tombs and temples, enter the Valley of the Kings, and cruise the Nile from Luxor to Aswan. Since accommodations and tours are included, this extended tour offers a smooth, comfortable introduction to the very best of Egypt.
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  • 13 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$898.25
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$898.25
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Holy Day Tour: Coptic Cairo and Saint Simon Church

Holy Day Tour: Coptic Cairo and Saint Simon Church

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Soak up the unique spiritual atmosphere of Egypt during this private 5-hour exploration of Cairo’s historic churches and synagogues. Wander the atmospheric streets of Cairo’s Coptic District, discovering the country’s Christian history through your stops at historic churches like Abu-Sergah, St. Barbara and the Hanging Church. You’ll also explore Egypt’s Jewish history at the Ben Ezra Synagogue and learn the story of Saint Simon the Tanner, a 10th-century Coptic Orthodox religious figure. Your trip also includes a private Egyptologist guide, entrance fees, bottled water and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.86
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$42.86
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11-Night Private Mysteries of Egypt Tour

11-Night Private Mysteries of Egypt Tour

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Experience the very best of ancient Egypt on a tour that follows the Nile Valley from Cairo to Abu Simbel, with stops at some of the country’s most remarkable places. Immerse yourself in Cairo’s bustling streets, cruise the Nile River between Aswan and Luxor, pause at magnificent riverside temples, then climb into the Great Pyramid at Giza. With a mix of guided tours and independent time to explore on your own, this remarkable trip is a fun, flexible introduction to the wonders of the ancient world.
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  • 12 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$898.00
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$898.00
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Private Day-Tour to Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Sala Din and Old Cairo

Private Day-Tour to Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Sala Din and Old Cairo

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Take in some of Cairo’s top sights, including the Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Old Cairo, with the aid of a private guide during this 8-hour day trip. Discover the more than 160,000 priceless artifacts at the Egyptian Museum, some dating back as far as 5,000 years. Continue your trip back through Egypt’s history at its Citadel, constructed in the 12th century to ward off invaders, and see the city’s Coptic area and Ben Ezra synagogue. Your Cairo sightseeing trip covers a private Egyptologist guide and vehicle, lunch, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.93
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Half Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo.

Half Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo.

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you will visit Coptic old cairo which is one of the places visited by the Holy Family where the spiritual impact of their presence is most felt still. you will also visit the Hanging Church which is one of the most historic places.you will also visit Ben azra synagogue where baby Moses was found. you will enjoy visiting Fort of Babylon which is a destination of Pilgrimage not only for egyptians but for all Christians all over the world.you will also visit Omar Ibn El Aas mosque.it was built in 624 A.D by the islamic leader Amr Ibn El Aas at el Fustat area. also you will visit Mosque and Madrassa of Sultan Hassan.It is one of the biggest mosques which is built in 1356 A.D by el Sultan Hassan.also you will enjoy visiting Al Rifai Mosque which is One of the oldest and most architectural mosques opposite to the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan built in 1361.also you will visit St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church. and you can visit Saladin Citadel ( optional with extra fees)
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.00
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$32.00
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Private Cairo City Tour

Private Cairo City Tour

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Egypt Holiday Tours’ Tour Guide will meet you at Pickup Point (The Hotel, AirPort … etc.) To accompany you in an awe-inspiring tour to Old Cairo as you will visit the Egyptian Museum, The Citadel of Saladin, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Hanging Church, Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Khan El Khalili Market.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.88
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$46.88
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Day Tour to Egyptian Museum Old Cairo and Khan Al-Khalili

Day Tour to Egyptian Museum Old Cairo and Khan Al-Khalili

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The day trip starts 8 hours a day and includes a private tour of all fast food from the customer's location in Cairo, tour guides, all taxes, snacks including Pouch (water bottle, Pepsi cans, chips and cake), all transfers from the latest model air-conditioned car, tour excludes personal things, tipping and any optional tours. Highlights Tour Egyptian Museum See treasures of King Tut Visit the Holy Family Cave Visit The Hanging Church Private Day Tour No Hidden Costs Hassle Free
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Full Day Tour to visit Islamic & Coptic Cairo

Full Day Tour to visit Islamic & Coptic Cairo

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Your professional guide will take you from your hotel in Cairo or Giza to start a private visit to Coptic and Islamic Cairo. Enjoy your visit to the ancient Cairo through viewing the Hanging Church dating back to the third century. You will watch also Ben Ezra Synagogue which is the oldest Jewish temple in Cairo, dating back to the 9th century AD. The Church of Abu Serga which is one of the oldest Coptic churches in Egypt, This church is very famous for having been constructed upon the crypt where the Holy Family hid for three weeks during their sojourn in Egypt. Then visit the Castle of Salah al-Din that was built by him on the hills of Moqattam in 1183 AD. At the same place, you will have the chance to see the Alabaster mosque of Mohammed Ali Basha, which is built inside the castle, and it is considered the most important mosque in Cairo. Finally upon finishing your visit to the landmarks of Coptic and Islamic Cairo, we will drop you off to your hotel.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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$49.00
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5 Days 4 Nights Cairo & Alexandria package

5 Days 4 Nights Cairo & Alexandria package

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Explore Egypt ancient culture and ancient roman civilization at 5 days Cairo & Alexandria package. Not only pyramids that you can see on this tour but also artifacts that are in a museum.
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  • 5 days
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$495.00
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$495.00
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 Private Tour of Coptic Cairo Including Saint Simon Church in Moqqatam

Private Tour of Coptic Cairo Including Saint Simon Church in Moqqatam

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Plunge into the ancient history of Coptic Cairo on a private full-day tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Absorb the historical charm of Old Cairo, an atmospheric enclave home to landmarks like the Hanging Church and the Roman ruins of the Babylon Fortress. Descend to the crypt of an archaic Coptic church; feast on typical Egyptian dishes like Koshary at lunchtime; and head inside the colossal mountain, El Moqqatam, to see the holy inscriptions carved onto the stone walls. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this educational private tour.   
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.88
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$22.88
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Private Tour Visit Egyptian Museum Old Cairo & Khan Khalili Bazaar

Private Tour Visit Egyptian Museum Old Cairo & Khan Khalili Bazaar

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A great way to get an overview of Cairo, this tour introduces visitors to three distinct areas of the city. The day begins with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, where you can view ancient Egyptian art and artifacts from King Tut’s tomb. Then it’s on to Old Cairo to visit the Church of Abu-Sergah and St. Barbara (known as the “hanging church”) and the Ben Ezra Synagogue. End the day with some shopping at the Khan El Khalili bazaars, which are famous for their selection of precious metals, perfumes, leather, antiques, and more.
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  • 8 hours
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What are Ben Ezra Synagogue hours of operation?
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Ben Ezra Synagogue hours of operation: Open daily from 8am to 4pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ben Ezra Synagogue can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 116 Ben Ezra Synagogue tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ben Ezra Synagogue costs USD 20.00. Guided Ben Ezra Synagogue tours start around USD 20.00 per person. See all 116 Ben Ezra Synagogue tickets and tours on Viator.
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