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Abu Serga: Our most recommended tours and activities

Old Cairo: Full-Day Islamic and Coptic Cairo Private Tour

1. Old Cairo: Full-Day Islamic and Coptic Cairo Private Tour

Meet your professional tour guide in your hotel lobby. Then, head off to the first stop of the private tour in an air-conditioned vehicle, one of the most famous sightseeing stops of Islamic and Coptic Cairo. Visit the Citadel of Salah al-Din and El Moez Street to admire the architectural beauty of Islamic tradition.  After that, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch to sample traditional cuisine. Next, drive toward Old Cairo's main attractions, including the Hanging Church, also referred to as Al-Muallaqa Church. Check out the Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church. Later on, visit the old market and Bazaar of Cairo called Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Prepare to be amazed by the local, handmade items. After enjoying your time wandering through the market, your full-day tour will end with a drop-off back at your hotel.

Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Private Half-Day Tour

2. Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Private Half-Day Tour

Spend a half day seeing important cultural and historical sites in Cairo when you travel to Old Cairo and the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. The bazaar is one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in all of the Middle East, dating back to 1382. After spending time walking around the bazaar or shopping, continue to Old Cairo. Visit the Hanging Church, which dates back to the 3rd century AD. Then see the Ben Ezra Synagogue, which is, according to a local tradition, located on the site where Moses was found when he was a baby. Continue on to see the Church of St. Barbara and the Church of Abu Serga, two of the oldest churches in Cairo.

Cairo Citadel, Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili: Private Tour

3. Cairo Citadel, Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili: Private Tour

Enjoy a fantastic orientation tour of Cairo on an 8-hour excursion that takes in the major monuments of Old Cairo and the maze of streets and stalls of the historic Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Following a hotel pick-up from Cairo or Giza, you will drive up to the Saladin Citadel, constructed by Salah al-Din on the Moqattam Hills in 1183 AD as a defence against Crusader armies. Known for its fresh air and sweeping views of Cairo, it is now a preserved historic site of mosques and museums, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha. Designed by the Turkish architect Yousif Boushnaq, who came to Cairo especially from Istanbul to build the great building, the mosque's alabaster structure stands in beautiful contrast to the sandstone city. Continue to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Discover a maze of alleys that has been at the center of Cairo’s trading activities since the 14th century. Then, visit Old Cairo to see major attractions such as the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Church of Abu Serga, one of the oldest Coptic churches in Cairo.

Egyptian Museum Coptic Cairo and Khan El-Khalili Bazaar

4. Egyptian Museum Coptic Cairo and Khan El-Khalili Bazaar

Meet the tour guide at your hotel inside Cairo or Giza for pick-up. Enjoy a cultural day tour visiting the wealthy Egyptian Museum then get closer to the Christian community in Egypt and visit the Market. Visit the Egyptian Museum, with more than 100,000 monuments and artifacts included in the exhibitions. Allow your guide to describe the masterpieces of the three kingdoms during ancient Egyptian times. Watch the original pieces of monuments. Visit the King Tut collection on the second floor, discover all about ancient Egyptian history, their artifacts, and symbols. Walk around, explore, and take the best photos. Then, find yourself at the Coptic Cairo churches: the Hanging church built upon an old Roman tower, the Saint Bacchus church where the holy family have stayed for three months, St George the Greco Orthodox church, and St Barbara Church. Discover these religious buildings from the 4th and 5th centuries AD and get to know more about the beginning of Christianity in Egypt. Admire the oldest churches ever found in Egypt and the holy family crypt. Visit Khan El-Khalili market, it is the oldest Market in Egypt, established in the 13th century AD. Watch the old Islamic constructions found in the area since the 10th, 12th, and 13th centuries AD such as the Mosques, Sabile (Fountain), Madrasa (School), and Hamam (Bath). Get closer to the Egyptian community and the people living their normal daily lives, while crossing the area from one side to the other. At the end of the day tour, drive back to your hotel for drop-off.

Cairo: Private Tour Egyptian Museum Coptic & Islamic Cairo

5. Cairo: Private Tour Egyptian Museum Coptic & Islamic Cairo

Meet the tour guide at your accommodation inside Cairo or Giza for pick-up. Start the trip to the Egyptian Museum. The Museum has more than 100,000 piece of monument of the three ancient Egyptians kingdoms, follow the explanation given in front of the masterpieces. Watch king Tut treasures at the second floor. Walk around and take your best photos. Visit Coptic Cairo churches, the Hanging church built at the 4th century above an ancient Roman fort tower. The Crypt of the holy family known by Abu Serga church and saint Barbara Church. All are of the 4th and 5th centuries Visit Ibn Tulun Mosque, built by Ahmed Ibn Tulun the ruler of the Tulunid Muslim dynasty at the 8th century AD. The mosque is the only one in Egypt still keeps its original dimensions and has a unique Minaret style not found inside any other Mosque in Egypt. Discover all stories, walk around and take the best photos. By the end of the day tour, we drive back to your hotel for drop-off.

Cairo: Private Guided Day Tour of Ancient Egyptian Churches

6. Cairo: Private Guided Day Tour of Ancient Egyptian Churches

After pickup from your hotel in Cairo, begin your guided tour of Ancient Egyptian churches in the important archaeological area of Coptic Cairo. Visit The Hanging Church first, perhaps the most famous and oldest surviving church in Old Cairo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, head to the Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, also known as Abu Serga, which is believed to have been built above the site where the Holy Family of Joseph, Mary, and the infant Jesus Christ resided after their trip to Egypt. Move on to the Church of St. George, one of the oldest Christian and Egyptian churches dating back to the first Christian era. Then, take a short break for lunch in a local restaurant before resuming your church visits at the Church of the Holy Virgin Mary. Continue to the Church of Saint Barbara, well-known for its precious items, before exploring the Church of St. Mercurius in the Abu Sayfayn Cloister. Lastly, visit the St. Tadros Church inside the Monastery of Prince Tadros. Discover a blessed water well believed to cure diseases, and admire the church’s 250 archaeological icons, more than any of the other churches. At the end of your tour, your guide will take you back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Abu Serga

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 230 reviews

Ayman and the driver are very attentive, responsible and friendly, I would certainly repeat the excursion with them again. Especially Ayman is a true gentleman and speaks Spanish perfectly, it shows that he loves his job and has a lot of cultural knowledge of Egypt.

Salib very good guide. He knows perfectly the history and the way to get to the places in the best way. His English makes communication very easy.

Es war eine sehr spannende und gut organisierte Tour. Unsere Tour Guide Randa machte Ihre Arbeit mit Freude. Es war sehr angenehm für uns.

Tour was punctual, informative, and accommodating. Learned a lot about history and culture of ancient and modern egypt.

Everything was wonderful! We spent a beautiful day in Cairo and our guide was just perfect :)