Enjoy the opportunity to visit the Holy day in Egypt and get to know more about the Churches. Spend your day tour to visit Saint Simon Church which is located in Moqatam Mountain.
What to Expect
Start your private holy day tour to visit the oldest churches in Egypt. Your Guide will meet you at your hotel. You will be transported by a air-conditioned coach to visit the Coptic area where you can see the church of Abu-Sergah and St. Barbara, the hanging church and the old Jewish synagogue-Ben Ezra.
You will then be taken to Moqatem to visit the important church Simon the Tanner (fl. 10th century), also known as Saint Simon the Shoemaker (Sam'ān al-Kharrāz) is the Coptic Orthodox saint associated with the story of the moving the Mokattam Mountain in Cairo, during the rule of the Muslim Fatimid Caliph al-Muizz Lideenillah (953-975) while Abraham the Syrian was the Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. Simon the Tanner lived towards the end of the tenth century and many Coptic Christians in Egypt, who were also engaged in handicrafts. Saint Simon worked in tanning, a craft known there till this day. This profession involved other crafts that depend on the process, from when Simon carried several titles related to skins: Tanner, Cobbler, Shoemaker. The tour ends here and you will then transferred back to your hotel.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Multilingual Egyptologist tour guide
- Entrance fees
- Local taxes
- Bottled water and soft drink
Know Before You Go
• Please wear comfortable shoes and don't forget sun protection.
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking.