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Ben Ezra Synagogue used to be a Christian place of worship by the name of El-Shamieen Church and according to a legend, the building was built on the exact spot where Moses was found as a baby in his basket. However, when the Coptic Christians owning it weren’t able to pay the annual taxes imposed by the Muslim rulers any longer, they had to sell the church. It was sold to Abraham Ben Ezra, who purchased the building in 882 AD for 20,000 dinars and turned it into a Jewish synagogue.

The synagogue became a place where North African Jews congregated for major festivals and famous rabbis came to worship on their visits to Cairo. Then, during a restoration in 1890, the most famous and diverse Geniza in the world was found. In an empty space below the roof, roughly 300,000 priceless manuscripts were hidden away, a collection that is now known as the Cairo Geniza. The manuscripts have long since been transferred to different libraries, but visitors to the synagogue will still be able to visit this place of historical importance and learn about Coptic and Jewish Cairo. In fact, the Ben Ezra Synagogue is the most visited Jewish site in the city and surprises visitors with the beautiful geometric and floral patterns in the Turkish style.

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Cairo Day Tour to Giza including Nile Dinner Cruise and Lunch

Cairo Day Tour to Giza including Nile Dinner Cruise and Lunch

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Experience the magic of cruising the Nile on an unforgettable full-day tour to Giza from Cairo. Alongside an expert Egyptologist guide, behold the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza and receive a fascinating introduction to the ancient history of the structure. Admire the resplendent golden mask of Tutankhamun in the Egyptian Museum; enjoy a traditional Egyptian lunch in a rustic restaurant; and absorb the historical charm of Cairo’s Old Town on a guided tour. Conclude your excursion with a romantic cruise down the Nile River; onboard, delight in a gourmet meal and a traditional dance performance before returning to your Cairo hotel.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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Private Islamic and Christian Cairo Day Tour

Private Islamic and Christian Cairo Day Tour

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Explore Cairo’s dynamic Christian and Islamic history on a walking day tour of the old city. The outing is divided into two segments. First you’ll visit Christian Coptic Cairo—among the most important locations for Christians in Egypt—and visit a church and a synagogue. After a lunch break at a local restaurant, continue on to learn about Islamic Cairo, where you’ll have the opportunity to enter two mosques.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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Day Tour to Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Day Tour to Coptic and Islamic Cairo

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Exploring Islamic and Coptic Christian Cairo without a guide may mean missing some sights and their history, or losing your way. This full-day private tour makes everything easy: covering the highlights and hidden gems of both quarters, including the Abu-Sergah Church and Hanging Church, and the El Sultan Hassan and Amr Ibn Elas mosques. A private air-conditioned vehicle and hotel pickup and drop-off ensure worry-free travel, too.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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$30.00
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Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

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Visit Cairo’s religious landmarks on a private tour to the city’s most important Coptic, Islamic, and Jewish places. Learn how the Christian Holy Family took shelter on the site of Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, explore the Church of Saint Barbara, and see the gilded icons that adorn the Hanging Church. Enter a synagogue built where baby Moses was found and eat lunch at a local restaurant; see Cairo’s most important mosques then take in sweeping views of the city from Saladin’s 15th-century citadel. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.00
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Private Tour: Coptic Cairo, The Hanging Church, Abu Serga, Ben Ezra

Private Tour: Coptic Cairo, The Hanging Church, Abu Serga, Ben Ezra

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Discover the historical treasures of the Coptic Christian community on this 3-hour private tour of Coptic Cairo. Travel into this captivating neighborhood, also known as Old Cairo, with your private guide, and visit a medley of early, icon-adorned churches, including the Hanging Church and Abu Serga, where the holy family is said to have found refuge. Learn about Egypt’s rich Coptic heritage, and visit the Coptic Museum, a treasure trove of ancient artifacts that tell the story of this Christian community, one of the world’s oldest.
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  • 3 hours
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$74.82
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Coptic Cairo Tour ( St.Simon,Hanging church,st. Sergius church)

Coptic Cairo Tour ( St.Simon,Hanging church,st. Sergius church)

A great chance to visit and learn about the unique Cairo’s rich religious history and heritage. Explore old Cairo with it's famous old churches; Visit the Hanging Church, visit the Cavern Church, known as the Church of Saint Sergius and Ben Ezria Synagogue. the start discover the unseen Cave church known as the Saint Simon Church, Cairo’s UNESCO-listed treasures, located at the garbage city, East of old Cairo. and learn more with our expert tour guide.
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  • 4 hours
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$120.00
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Private Tour Visit Egyptian Museum Old Cairo & Khan Khalili Bazaar

Private Tour Visit Egyptian Museum Old Cairo & Khan Khalili Bazaar

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A great way to get an overview of Cairo, this tour introduces visitors to three distinct areas of the city. The day begins with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, where you can view ancient Egyptian art and artifacts from King Tut’s tomb. Then it’s on to Old Cairo to visit the Church of Abu-Sergah and St. Barbara (known as the “hanging church”) and the Ben Ezra Synagogue. End the day with some shopping at the Khan El Khalili bazaars, which are famous for their selection of precious metals, perfumes, leather, antiques, and more.
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  • 8 hours
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$20.00
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Excursions Cairo overnight (Nile cruise, pyramids, museum) - Hurghada

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Excursions Cairo overnight (Nile cruise, pyramids, museum) - Hurghada

Enjoy 2 days in Cairo and discover the secrets of the ancient world. We will visit Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili and Islamic Cairo where you can explore a lot with your private guide and try the Egyptian food if you want. Enjoy your private tours.
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  • 2 days
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$142.50
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Islamic Cairo Private History Tour

Islamic Cairo Private History Tour

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Discover the mosques and madrasas of one of the world’s oldest Islamic cities on a customizable, private tour of the city with a local guide. Explore historic Cairo, a UNESCO site that was founded in the 10th century, and see how the city’s tradition, art and architecture braid together in the narrow streets. Learn about life in the city while taking in the rich scents, sights and sounds of the Egyptian capital.
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  • 5 hours
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$40.00
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Islamic and Coptic Cairo Day Tour

Islamic and Coptic Cairo Day Tour

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Discover Cairo’s Coptic, Jewish and Islamic traditions on a full-day cultural tour that includes Abu Serga Church and the Citadel of Cairo. Step into the sanctuaries of the city’s most important Coptic churches, from the 4th-century Abu Serga to the elegant Hanging Church, visit a synagogue built where baby Moses was purportedly found and see celebrated mosques and madrassas. Finish your tour on the medieval fortifications of Saladin’s Citadel of Cairo, which protect the graceful domes and minarets of the Alabaster Mosque. 
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Day Tour To Islamic And Christian Cairo

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Day Tour To Islamic And Christian Cairo

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Explore Upper Egypt’s ancient landmarks on a multi-day tour package from Cairo with flights included. After a convenient hotel, airport or train station pickup, embark on a cruise down the Nile, visiting the ancient temples at Luxor, Aswan, the West Bank, and other important sites. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board, and learn Egyptian history and culture from a professional guide.
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  • 8 hours
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Egyptian Museum Alabaster Mosque Hanging Church and Khan Bazaar from Cairo

Egyptian Museum Alabaster Mosque Hanging Church and Khan Bazaar from Cairo

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Visit four of Cairo’s star attractions and explore Old Cairo on this full-day tour, including lunch, with an Egyptologist guide. Visit the Egyptian Museum to see Tutankhamun’s funerary mask and more; and view the Mosque of Mohamed Ali, otherwise called the Alabaster Mosque. Delve into the ancient lanes of Old Cairo to see the famous Hanging Church, other Coptic churches and the Synagogue of Ben Ezra. Finish at the Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo’s old souk, with free time to explore the narrow alleyways and shop for handicrafts, jewelry and trinkets.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.99
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11-Night Private Mysteries of Egypt Tour

11-Night Private Mysteries of Egypt Tour

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Experience the very best of ancient Egypt on a tour that follows the Nile Valley from Cairo to Abu Simbel, with stops at some of the country’s most remarkable places. Immerse yourself in Cairo’s bustling streets, cruise the Nile River between Aswan and Luxor, pause at magnificent riverside temples, then climb into the Great Pyramid at Giza. With a mix of guided tours and independent time to explore on your own, this remarkable trip is a fun, flexible introduction to the wonders of the ancient world.
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  • 12 days
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$898.00
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Half-day Tour in Churches of Cairo

Half-day Tour in Churches of Cairo

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Marvel at Cairo’s UNESCO-listed treasures on a small-group tour of the city’s historic churches. Explore Coptic Cairo and the famous Hanging Church; visit the Cave Church, the Church of Santa Barbara, and Church of Saint Sergius; and learn more about Cairo’s rich religious history and heritage.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.00
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12-Night Private Tour: Amarna and El Minya with Cruise and Train

12-Night Private Tour: Amarna and El Minya with Cruise and Train

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Explore beyond the beaten path on a comprehensive tour of Egypt’s remarkable ancient sites, traveling by Nile River boat, train, and private car. With a personal guide to ensure a great experience for your private group, you’ll see the towering Pyramids at Giza, visit ancient tombs and temples, enter the Valley of the Kings, and cruise the Nile from Luxor to Aswan. Since accommodations and tours are included, this extended tour offers a smooth, comfortable introduction to the very best of Egypt.
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  • 13 days
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$898.25
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Day Trip to Egyptian Museum & Old Cairo & Bazaar

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Day Trip to Egyptian Museum & Old Cairo & Bazaar

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Day trip 8 hours start every day from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Private tour includes all pick up & drop off from customer location in Cairo, Entry Fees, Expert Tour guide, Lunch at Local restaurant, All Taxes Services, Snacks Bag includes (Bottle of Water, Can of Pepsi, Chips & Cake) and All Transfers by Private Air Conditioned latest model Vehicle, Tour Excludes personal items, tipping and any Optional Tours. there is possibility of entering any of the mummies room at the Egyptian museum or Felucca boat ride sailing on the Nile But this can be added in the middle of the booking process because it requires additional fees
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.00
$90.00
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Golden 5 days Cairo Tour

Golden 5 days Cairo Tour

Beginning and ending with airport transfer, every detail of your 5-day Egyptian adventure is ready to go when you are. Enjoy complimentary admission to all attractions in both Cairo and Alexandria. Private guided visits at each location ensure a personalized and immersive experience. After each day of sightseeing, rest easy in a 4-star or higher hotel and have complimentary breakfast each morning.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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3 Days Cairo Tour Package exploring Cairo Top attractions and best things to do

3 Days Cairo Tour Package exploring Cairo Top attractions and best things to do

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Explore ancient Giza, the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, and other popular Cairo landmarks on a hassle-free three-day tour. After convenient hotel pickup, travel with an expert guide to the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Valley Temple, and the Sakkara and Dashure pyramids. Check out the museum’s King Tut exhibit, stop by the Citadel, shop for fine products at Khan El Khalili Bazaar, and explore historic Islamic, Christian and Jewish sites.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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Day Tour Cairo Egyptian Museum Coptic Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar from Giza

Day Tour Cairo Egyptian Museum Coptic Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar from Giza

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Explore the Egyptian Museum, Cairo’s Coptic heritage, and Khan El Khalili Bazaar on a full-day tour from Giza. Take in gleaming antiquities in the museum then see Egypt’s iconic churches; enter the sanctuary of the Hanging Church, climb broad steps into the Church of St. George, then visit the St. Barbara Church and the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the legendary site where baby Moses was found. Make a final stop at Egypt’s most celebrated souk, where vendors display piles of spices, souvenirs and handicrafts. 
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.00
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$48.00
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Private 11-day Tour as an Expert and Egyptology, unique ancient experience back to 7000 BC by Nile cruise

Private 11-day Tour as an Expert and Egyptology, unique ancient experience back to 7000 BC by Nile cruise

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11 days prepare yourself to be Egyptologist. If you want to combined Nile & sun beside culture & history register for this tour, you will experience all ancient Egypt as an Expert, this unique tour will let you know more secrets of Pharaonic Islamic Coptic civilizations, Millions were tour classical Egypt, but you are not like them, we tailor new itinerary that little seen by others Visit Djoser Sakkara the 3rd Dynasty 2650 BC, The mystery of the 100 ton ‘boxes’ at the Serapeum of Saqqara, the Red and the Bent Pyramid built for king Senefru the father of king Cheops (4th dynasty of the old Kingdom) Drive to Alexandria visit the fort of Qaitbey was built in the 10th AD century, the Virgin Mary church built in the 3rd century, the Tombs of the Nobles, the Village of the Artisians, the Ramessium and the tomb of Ramose and the Temple of Amenhotep 111
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  • 11 days
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$780.00
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Cairo Over night Trip ( Hotel Nile cruise & Pyramid & Museum) - Hurghada

Cairo Over night Trip ( Hotel Nile cruise & Pyramid & Museum) - Hurghada

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Enjoy 2 days in Cairo and discover the mysteries of Ancient we will be visiting Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili and Islamic Cairo where you will explore a lot with your private guide as well as you can try the Egyptian food if you like. Enjoy 3 hours Nile cruise sailing with dinner and party.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
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Cairo Travel Package For 4 Days 3 Nights

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Cairo Travel Package For 4 Days 3 Nights

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Travel Private package to Cairo includes 3 Nights hotel accommodation in Cairo, 2 full day tour in Cairo, All Transfers in Cairo, all your tours and excursions are with A/C bus, the service of meet and assist at all your destinations, Expert tour guide, Camel ride, Free Sim Card with Local number, Water and Snacks, Entrance fees and all taxes and services, Tour excludes Visa Entry for Egypt, Tipping and Any Option Tours.
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  • 4 days
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Egypt Tour Nile Cruise and Pyramids 10 Days - 9 Nights

Egypt Tour Nile Cruise and Pyramids 10 Days - 9 Nights

Get a comprehensive tour of Egypt, including a Nile cruise, on this 10-day tour. Planning an action-packed multi-day tour on your own is daunting; booking this trip means you’ll have everything arranged for you. Sail the Nile on a 6-night cruise, including daily outings during stops along the way. Then step back on land and explore Cairo’s sights with nightly accommodation in a 4-star hotel. Highlights include Edfu, Kom Ombo, Karnak, Luxor, and other can’t-miss landmarks.
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  • 10 days
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$1,527.65
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Cairo full day city tour with private modern car and tour guide

Cairo full day city tour with private modern car and tour guide

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Explore Cairo’s churches, mosques, markets, and antiquities on this all-day excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, visit the Egyptian Museum and check out the King Tut exhibit and other important artifacts. Explore the 12th century citadel and marvel at historic religious sites like the Hanging Church, the synagogue of Ben Ezra, and the Mosque of Amr Ibn Al-As. Finish at the famed Khan el Khalili bazaar, Cairo’s sprawling 700-year-old market.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.77
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What are Ben Ezra Synagogue hours of operation?
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Ben Ezra Synagogue hours of operation: Open daily from 8am to 4pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ben Ezra Synagogue can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 147 Ben Ezra Synagogue tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ben Ezra Synagogue costs USD 20.00. Guided Ben Ezra Synagogue tours start around USD 20.00 per person. See all 147 Ben Ezra Synagogue tickets and tours on Viator.
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