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Tour to Old Cairo, St. Samaan Monastery & Garbage City

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Learn the History of the Coptic era through its magnificent buildings and you will know the story of the Holy Family’s visit to Egypt through Egypt tours. Visit one of the marvelous Coptic buildings in Cairo, The Monastery of St. Simon the Tanner.


  • Guided Tour to Coptic Cairo Area to see the Hanging Church and the Jewish Synagogue.
  • Tour to Saint Samaan Monastery and the Garbage City in Moqattam.


Morning time, you’ll be met by our expert, English-speaking tour guide, who will join you in such awe-inspiring tour in Old Cairo area, a part in the Egyptian capital that hosts some of the most interesting Coptic monuments in the country.

We will start our Coptic tour by visiting The Hanging Church, first established in the 5th century and one of the most important historical churches in Egypt. Our next visit in Coptic Cairo will be to the Abu Serga Church, believed to be constructed where the holy family rested at the end of their journey, it was constructed in the 7th century. Our last visit in Coptic Cairo will be to the Church of Saint Mary, an orthodox church, built during the 5th century, restored and rebuilt many times afterwards.

Our second visit of the day will to El Zabaleen area in El Moqattam hills, where we can visit one of the most unique and well-designed monasteries in Egypt, the Saint Samaan the Tanner Monastery. The surrounding area of the monastery is called as El Zabaleen, this is because all people living there are trash collectors, who managed to build their own-style community in that place and start to have small, but awesome, projects for trash recycling.

After the tour, we will transfer you back to your hotel, where our services will be ended.


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  • check-1 Round trip transfer by air-conditioned vehicles with qualified drivers.
  • check-1 All the current taxes applied by the government.


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Tour Info

Is this price per person?
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per package for a minimum of 02 (two) adults sharing the same tour, including all the mentioned sightseeing tours as per the above-mentioned itinerary, and valid from 01 June to 30 November 2023. However, in case of any increase in fuel, taxes, and/or tourist site entrance fees, Vantage Travel International will keep the right to amend all prices accordingly and without prior notice.
How to book this tour?
In order to confirm your booking, you are kindly requested to pay only 50% of the total package price at the time of booking The remaining balance is requested ONLY 30 days prior to the arrival date for individuals. However, small/large groups are requested to finalize the remaining balance at least 45 days prior to their arrival to keep their bookings secured.
Is visa to Egypt included?
Passengers are responsible in ensuring that they are in possession of the correct travel documents upon departure and they have met all health requirements. Please check with the nearest consulate office for information concerning travel visas before you travel and if you are required to obtain this or any other document in advance.
What about the tipping in Egypt?
In the Egyptian society tipping is customary and expected in daily life, especially for people working in tourism field. It forms the biggest portion of their income. It is a kind of appreciation to tip someone or not according to the service you receive from all people working for you and involved in your trip like drivers, guides, porters, tour company representatives etc.
What is your Children Policy?
Children from 00.00 Years up to 05.99 years will be free of charge. However, please note that children from 06.00 Years up to 11.99 years will enjoy 50% discount from the adult rate.


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