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Coptic Museum Tours

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Coptic Museum
Founded in 1908, Cairo’s Coptic Museum houses one of the world’s biggest collections of Egyptian Christian art. The displays trace the history of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church—one of Christianity’s oldest denominations—and how it was shaped by pharaonic, Roman, and other influences from the second century on.

The Basics
At the museum, visitors can roam the main wing and two annexes, all filled with antiquities ranging from pharaonic funerary treasures to Roman-inspired sculptures and Coptic manuscripts, textiles, and coins. While you’re free to explore independently, the Coptic Museum also features on many Cairo tours, giving you the bonus of door-to-door transport and a guide for commentary. Many of these call at the museum as part of a roundup of Coptic Cairo’s landmarks, such as the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue, while others fan out to include Mokattam’s Cave Church.

For a wider overview, book a tour of all of Old Cairo, adding sights such as the Citadel and Khan El-Khalili bazaar into the mix. Other options include full-day, museum-dedicated tours and multi-day options that bundle all Cairo’s highlights into two or more days, with transport and hotel pickup and drop-offs included.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Coptic Museum is a must-visit for history, religion, and art history enthusiasts.
  • Most displays have information panels in English and French.
  • Only the ground floor is wheelchair-accessible.
  • There are restrooms on-site.
  • Dress coolly: There is little or no air-conditioning inside.
 
How to Get There
The Coptic Museum is situated in Cairo’s Coptic Christian quarter, in the heart of Old Cairo, close to many of the area’s Coptic churches. The easiest way to get there is by cab or on a tour that also covers the museum’s Coptic neighbors. To travel here independently, catch the metro to the Mar Girgis station, a 2- or 3-minute walk away.
 
When to Get There

The museum opens daily from morning to late afternoon, and the ticket office closes an hour before the museum. During Ramadan, opening times are shorter. The museum is never overly busy, so you can expect to enjoy the displays in quiet surroundings at any given time.

Highlights at the Coptic Museum

The Coptic Museum sits next to Cairo’s ancient Roman fortress of Babylon, in a historical and picturesque setting that chimes with its ancient artifacts. Inside, don’t miss treasures such as the carved doors from Coptic monasteries, early wooden toys, and a 7th- or 8th-century artwork depicting three mice begging a cat to leave them alone—all among a plethora of other exhibits.
Address: Coptic Cairo, 3 Mari Gerges, Kom Ghorab, Old Cairo, Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.82
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$74.82
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Private Full day to Coptic Cairo -Cave Church- Coptic Museum

Private Full day to Coptic Cairo -Cave Church- Coptic Museum

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Egypt comprises of some of the most beautiful holy Coptic sites visit the magnificent Saint Simon Church (Cave Church) visit the "Hanging Church" visiting "Saint Sergius and Bacchus Church" visit The Church of St. George the Martyr visit to the "Jewish Synagogue of Ben Ezra" visit the Coptic Museum.
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  • 7 hours
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$57.15
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$57.15
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Private tour to the Coptic Museum and tour to the famous old arts

Private tour to the Coptic Museum and tour to the famous old arts

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The Coptic Museum is a museum in Coptic Cairo, Egypt with the largest collection of Egyptian Christian artifacts in the world. It was founded by Marcus Simaika in 1908 to house Coptic antiquities.[1] The museum traces the history of Egypt from its beginnings to the present day. It was erected on 8,000 square meter land offered by the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, under the guardianship of Pope Cyril V. Navigate this historical neighborhood without getting lost, and find its attractions with ease on this private tour, with an itinerary tailored to you. View the Hanging Church, and other must-sees; and learn historical and religious stories about them that you may otherwise miss. after that we will take you to a full tour to old famous Egyptian arts, then we can stop for an optional delicious lunch buffet then back to your hotel.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$39.15
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Half Day Coptic Region, Coptic Museum & Bazaars Tour

Half Day Coptic Region, Coptic Museum & Bazaars Tour

The tour is subject to availability, rates, time slots and inclusions may change without any prior intimation. Around 0900 hrs our guide meets the clients at the hotel. Drive about 30 minutes to reach the area of old Cairo where we spend about two hours visiting the churches, the Coptic Museum & the synagogue.Around 11H30 we drive to Khan El khalili Bazaars for one hour to explore the area. if the clients would like to otherwise we drive back to the hotel.Around 12H30 we are back to the hotel.
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  • 4 hours
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$181.43
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Full Day Tour TO EGYPTIAN MUSEUM CITADEL AND COPTIC CAIRO

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Full Day Tour TO EGYPTIAN MUSEUM CITADEL AND COPTIC CAIRO

Overview The Cairo tour starts 8 hours a day from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The tour includes entrance fees, tour guides, lunch at the local restaurant, all tax services, snacks (bottle of water, Pepsi cans, chips and cake). ) And all transfers according to the latest model of a private car, the tour excludes personal items, tipping, any optional tours such as Mummies Room in the museum require 100 pounds per ticket. There is a possibility to enter either the Coptic Museum or the Mummies Room in the museum or the Velucca boat ride on the Nile, but it can be added in the middle of the booking process because it requires additional fees
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  • 8 hours
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Discover Cairo: Coptic Islamic Tour, Christian Churches and Babylon Fortress

Discover Cairo: Coptic Islamic Tour, Christian Churches and Babylon Fortress

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Retrace the steps taken by the Holy Family thousands of years ago on this private, 4-hour tour of some of the oldest Christian churches in the world. Visit the Coptic Cairo museum, featuring a collection of ancient Egyptian Christian artwork, objects and manuscripts. See the Babylon Fortress, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of Saint George and many other Coptic churches and historical sites. Also, explore Islamic Cairo, known for its world-famous mosques and monuments. All necessary entrance fees, plus a Cairo hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 hours
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$38.00
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$38.00

Cairo's Medieval Heritage - Islamic, Coptic & Jewish sights plus lunch- Full day

Cairo's Medieval Heritage - Islamic, Coptic & Jewish sights plus lunch- Full day

Pick up for a tour of an Islamic, Christian & Jewish sights, first you will visit the Citadel of Salah El Din, Mohamed Ali Mosque, then head to Amr Ibn El Aas Mosque, afterwards visit the Christian monuments Al Moallaqa (The Hanging Church), Abu Serga Church: dates back to the 4th century. It was built on the basilican style on top of the cave that the Holy Family used as a shelter on their trip to Egypt, escaping from King Herod, The Coptic Museum, Then to the Jewish Synagogue and conclude the tour with a visit to the Museum of Civilizations. Including lunch & bottles water.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.29
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$114.29
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Private Customizable Cairo Museums Day Tour

Private Customizable Cairo Museums Day Tour

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Cairo’s museums hold a treasure trove of antiquities, art, and artifacts, but finding the most important collections and exhibits can be overwhelming. Get a fully customized, all-day tour of four Cairo museums with an Egyptologist guide that includes all entrance fees, transport in a Wi-Fi equipped, climate-controlled minivan, lunch, and round-trip hotel transfers.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.89
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$64.89
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Egyptian Antiquities Museum & Coptic and Islamic art Museums Tour

Egyptian Antiquities Museum & Coptic and Islamic art Museums Tour

Pick you up from any address in Cairo , private tour to the most important ancients museums of Cairo , including the Egyptian Antiquities Museum , Old Coptic Museum and the finest Islamic art Museum
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  • 7 hours
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Private Day Tour to the Museum of Antiquities and the Coptic Museum in Cairo

Private Day Tour to the Museum of Antiquities and the Coptic Museum in Cairo

Immerse yourself in ancient Egypt and learn about the country's Coptic Christians and their traditions with this day tour from Giza. You'll start with a trip to the Egyptian Museum, which houses around a quarter-million antiquities from Ancient Egypt. You'll then head to Cairo's Coptic Museum to learn about the Coptic culture before returning to your hotel.
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  • 7 hours
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$20.00
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$20.00
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Cairo: Private 2-Day Tour

Cairo: Private 2-Day Tour

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• Enjoy walking under the shadow of the great Pyramids of Giza • View the 3 pyramids in panoramic view from the highest point of Giza • Meet the kings and queens of Ancient Egypt in the huge museum where you can see the priceless masterpieces of the pharaonic King Tutankhamen • Walk in the old streets of Islamic and Coptic Cairo between the old monuments • Have lunch in a local restaurant by the Nile River
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$184.16
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$184.16
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Old Coptic Cairo Tour

Old Coptic Cairo Tour

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Marvel at the most important cultural and historical sites in Coptic Cairo on a full-day tour. Walk past the impressive Hanging Church, Coptic Museum and more.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Giza and Cairo tours

Giza and Cairo tours

tour from Cairo or Giza to the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx, Memphis and Saqqara. Walk alongside your guide as you visit a trio of pyramids and the Valley Temple, then visit the ancient and mysterious sphinx. See a pyramid that transformed Egyptian architecture at the Saqqara necropolis, then explore the remains of a great city that once ruled Lower Egypt. 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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  • 2 days
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$79.00
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$79.00
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2-Day Sightseeing Tour of Cairo

2-Day Sightseeing Tour of Cairo

Cover the best of Cairo and its surroundings on a 2-day small-group sightseeing tour. Visit key landmarks including the Pyramids of Giza, the Saqqara necropolis, the ancient capital of Memphis, and take a tour of Coptic Cairo. Get a comprehensive overview of the Egyptian capital and its history that stretches back thousands of years. Accommodation is not included.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00
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Coptic Cairo and Coptic Museum: Guided Private Day Tour in Cairo

Coptic Cairo and Coptic Museum: Guided Private Day Tour in Cairo

Enhance your sightseeing experience of Cairo’s ancient Old Town on a private full-day tour led by an expert Egyptologist guide. Journey by luxury vehicle to Cairo Old Town and visit prominent attractions like the Hanging Church and the Crypt of the Holy Family. Travel back in time as you listen to illuminating commentary from your knowledgeable guide and visit ancient structures like the Jewish Temple of Prophet Moses and the Abu Serga Church. Receive undivided attention from your expert guide on this private tour.  
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.60
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$28.60
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 Private Tour of Coptic Cairo Including Saint Simon Church in Moqqatam

Private Tour of Coptic Cairo Including Saint Simon Church in Moqqatam

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Plunge into the ancient history of Coptic Cairo on a private full-day tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Absorb the historical charm of Old Cairo, an atmospheric enclave home to landmarks like the Hanging Church and the Roman ruins of the Babylon Fortress. Descend to the crypt of an archaic Coptic church; feast on typical Egyptian dishes like Koshary at lunchtime; and head inside the colossal mountain, El Moqqatam, to see the holy inscriptions carved onto the stone walls. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this educational private tour.   
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.88
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$22.88
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Day Tour to Citadel and Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Day Tour to Citadel and Coptic and Islamic Cairo

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Explore the Citadel and Coptic and Islamic history of Cairo on a 5-hour tour. Travel with a qualified Egyptologist guide to the Citadel of Saladin, built to combat Crusader armies in the 1100s. Enter the fortifications to view the Mohammed Ali Mosque, known as the Alabaster Mosque. Learn about Cairo’s Christian history on a tour of its Coptic churches, including the famous Hanging Church; and see the Ben Ezra Synagogue. Stop for lunch along the way, and stroll the narrow lanes of the Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo’s old souk.
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  • 5 hours
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$70.00
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$70.00

Tour to Citadel, Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Tour to Citadel, Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Explore exotic Cairo as you wander the narrow alleys of a 600-year-old bazaar, marveling at the diversity of its stall holders. The medieval passageways of Khan el-Khalili are adorned with purveyors of a wide spectrum of goods. Savor the sweet smells of perfume and the pungent aromas of spice as you observe the range of jewelry, leather, and many other items for sale. Fine-tune your bartering skills as you pick up a souvenir or two. Your private guide is only too glad point you toward the stalls that the locals choose.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.58
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Tour of The Egyptian Museum and Old Coptic Cairo

Tour of The Egyptian Museum and Old Coptic Cairo

Step back in time to explore the ancient civilizations and Coptic Christian history of Egypt during this flexible-length excursion. Discover the more than 250,000 artifacts from ancient Egypt at the Egyptian Museum, a sprawling complex that is also home to the gold mask and jewelry of King Tut. Then walk amidst the ancient Roman fortifications and ancient Coptic churches of Old Cairo, stopping to see the Coptic Museum, Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue and much more. Your trip also covers a guide, round-trip coach transport from your hotel, entrance fees and lunch.
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  • 8 hours
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$80.00
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