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Cave Church of Saint Simon

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Location Cairo, Egypt
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Visit El Mokattam Mountain Cave Church, or the Monastery of St Simon, on a private tour that also explores the magnificent churches of Coptic Cairo.
Cave Church of Saint Simon
Pickup included
Tour guide
Language: English
Human tour guide
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Availability depends on seasonality and number of participants. Bookings can not be made for the same day. Please read our TnC’s.

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  • Lunch at good quality restaurant
  • modern Air-conditioned transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private qualified English-speaking Egyptologist guide
  • Pick-up outside Cairo City (25 USD per person)
  • Tipping, beverages, extra activities, and Personal spending
  • other Languages Egyptologist guide are available up to request
  • St Simon the Tanner Monastery
    The "Cave Church" in Egypt is one of the largest churches in the country, a place where 70,000-plus Christians gather every week to worship and praise Jesus - a place that's home to one of the world's oldest Christian communities. The cave, also known as the Monastery of Saint Simon, is located in the Mokattam mountain area, Cairo. In fact, this arrangement worked so well, that successive waves of migrants came from Upper Egypt to live and work in the newly founded garbage villages of Cairo, Visit Old Cairo where you see some of the earliest Christian churches in Middle east from 300 AD visit the Church of Abu-Sergah and St. Barbara, the hanging church, and the old Jewish synagogue called Ben Ezra Synagogue.
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • We do pickup all travelers outside Cairo city with an extra cost of $25 per person
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
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