Old Coptic Cairo Tour: Exploring Egypt’s Sacred History

Step back in time and discover the spiritual heart of Egypt with our Old Coptic Cairo Tour. Delve into centuries of Coptic Christian history, explore ancient churches, and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Egypt’s religious heritage. Book now to embark on a sacred journey!


Our Old Coptic Cairo Tour offers a unique glimpse into the religious and cultural heritage of Egypt. With a focus on Coptic Christianity, this tour takes you on a pilgrimage through the historic district of Old Coptic Cairo, home to some of the world’s oldest Christian churches and monasteries.

Highlights of the Tour:

  • Hanging Church (Saint Virgin Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church): Visit this iconic church known for its stunning architecture and religious significance.
  • Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus: Explore one of the oldest churches in Egypt, believed to mark the spot where the Holy Family rested during their flight to Egypt.
  • Ben Ezra Synagogue: Discover the rich history of this ancient synagogue, a testament to Egypt’s religious diversity.
  • Coptic Museum: Admire a remarkable collection of Coptic Christian artifacts, manuscripts, and artwork.
  • Expert Guides: Gain insights into Coptic history and traditions from our knowledgeable guides.


  • Seamless Booking: Secure your spot effortlessly with instant confirmation.
  • Cultural Enrichment: Our guides provide in-depth knowledge and share the stories behind the historic sites.
  • Tailored Experience: Customize your tour with personalized pickup times and additional activities.
  • Time Efficiency: Maximize your day with a well-planned itinerary that covers essential landmarks.
  • All-Inclusive: Enjoy a hassle-free experience with entrance fees, transportation, and refreshments provided.


  • Pickup from your Cairo or Giza hotel.
  • Visit the Hanging Church.
  • Explore the Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus.
  • Discover the Ben Ezra Synagogue.
  • Immerse yourself in the Coptic Museum.
  • Return to your hotel or preferred location.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Professional, English-speaking guide.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Cairo or Giza.
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned religious sites and the Coptic Museum.
  • Refreshments (bottled water and snacks).
  • Air-conditioned transportation.

Tour Exclusions:

  • Gratuities (optional).
  • Personal expenses.

Pricing Information:

Single2- 3 Persons4- 6 Persons7- 10 Persons
Prices80 $60 $55 $50 $

Tips and Advice for Travelers:

  • Dress modestly and respectfully, as you will be visiting religious sites.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes for exploration.
  • Bring sunscreen and a hat for sun protection.
  • Stay hydrated; carry a refillable water bottle.
  • Respect the sacred nature of the sites you will visit.


  1. Can I choose my pickup time? Yes, we offer flexible pickup times to accommodate your schedule. Specify your preferred time during booking.
  2. Are entrance fees covered in the tour price? Yes, entrance fees for the mentioned religious sites and the Coptic Museum are included.
  3. Is this tour suitable for children? Absolutely! This tour is family-friendly, and we offer child pricing for kids aged 6-12.
  4. Should I tip the guide? Tipping is optional but appreciated. If you’ve had a memorable experience, consider showing your gratitude.

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Egypt Tours Tips

  • Footwear Comfort: Ensure you wear comfortable shoes, as you’ll be doing a lot of walking and exploring.
  • Local SIM Card: Consider purchasing a local SIM card for convenient and affordable access to mobile data and calls.
  • Currency: Carry some Egyptian pounds as the local currency, which will be widely accepted in most places.
  • Basic Arabic Phrases: Learning a few Arabic phrases like “Shokran” (Thank you) and “Mn Fadlak” (Please) can go a long way in communication and showing respect to the local culture.
  • Culinary Adventures: Don’t miss out on trying traditional Egyptian dishes like Ful and Ta’meya, which are both delicious and a cultural experience.
  • Stay Hydrated: It’s important to stay hydrated, especially during the scorching summer months. Carry a water bottle with you.
  • Weekend Days: Note that the weekend in Egypt is on Friday and Saturday, so plan your activities and visits accordingly.
  • Metro Travel: The Cairo Metro is one of the quickest and most cost-effective ways to get around the city, so consider using it for transportation.
  • Tour Guide: Having a knowledgeable tour guide can enhance your experience in Egypt, as they can provide insights into the history and culture of the places you visit.

General Highlights

  • Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx: Explore the iconic Pyramids of Giza, including the Great Pyramid, and visit the enigmatic Sphinx nearby.
  • Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Shop for souvenirs and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Khan El Khalili Bazaar in Old Cairo.
  • Islamic & Coptic Attractions: Experience the rich history and spirituality of Old Cairo by visiting its Islamic and Coptic attractions, including mosques and churches.
  • Luxor’s Majestic Temples & Tombs: Witness the grandeur of Luxor by exploring its magnificent temples like Karnak and Luxor Temple, as well as the Valley of the Kings and Queens.
  • Egyptian Museum: Rediscover Egypt’s fascinating history at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, home to countless ancient artifacts, including Tutankhamun’s treasures.
  • Philae and Abu Simbel Temples: Visit the stunning temples of Philae in Aswan and the colossal Abu Simbel temples, known for their incredible architecture and history.
  • Nile Cruise: Take a picturesque Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan, or the reverse journey, to witness the beauty of the Nile River and explore historical sites along the way.
  • Egyptian Oases: Discover the natural allure of Egyptian oases like Siwa and Bahariya, where you can experience a tranquil desert landscape and unique culture.
  • Red Sea Adventures: Enjoy water activities like swimming, diving, and snorkeling in resort cities along the Red Sea, such as Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh, known for their beautiful coral reefs and marine life.