The Holly Family Trip to Egypt
trace the route of the holy family on their journey from jerusalim to egypt. visit the church of the holy virgin located on the banks of the nile...

The Holly Family Trip to Egypt

Program Details:
  • St. Catherine's Monastery
  • Sultan Hasan Mosque
  • Citadel of Salah ElDin
  • The Sphinx
  • Egyptian Museum
  • The Great Pyramids
  • Khan ElKhalili
  • ElMontaza Palace
  • Pompey's Pillar
  • Qaitbay Citadel
  • Alexandria Library
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trace the route of the holy family on their journey from jerusalim to egypt. visit the church of the holy virgin located on the banks of the nile at maadi where the holy family boarded a sailing boat to the south, the hanging church dedicated to virgin mary, the monastery of the holy virgin at al qusiya.
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Starts: $ 750

Day 1: 
Arrive Cairo International Airport meet and assist by Our Representative with the sign of your name and assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage then transferring you by Air-conditioned private Car to your hotel in where you will be assisted by Our Representative for check-in. Overnight in Cairo. 
Day 2: 
Breakfast at your Hotel, Meet Our Egyptologist English Speaking Guide to accompany you by your Private Air-conditioned Car to start Full Day Sightseeing Tour visiting The Great Pyramids, The most famous structure in the world was built by King Cheops (IV Dynasty) around 2650 B.C., the Sphinx one of the seven wonders of the ancient World On the way to the Temple of the Valley, (of the pyramid of Kephren), lies the large statue of the Sphinx. It is one of most famous monuments in the whole world. It is, indeed, a legendary statue for it has the body of lion and the face of a man. It is 70 ms long and 20 ms high. Then continue visiting the Egyptian Museum which contains the largest antiques in the world. During the tour you will have the chance to view the treasure of the ancient King Tut Anh Amon. (Extra if you like the Mummies room). your tour will end in the lovely bazaar of khan el khlalili in the heart of Cairo, where you'll enjoy a magical day of shopping at that historical place. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 3: 
After breakfast drive to Alexandria. On your way, visit Wadi El Natroun, where the Holy Family passed on their way from Sakha. Wadi Natroun has been the site of many monasteries in spiritual commemoration of the Holy Family's passage through the valley. One of the monasteries you will visit is Al Sorian, where you can see the Gate of Prophecies and ancient Coptic buildings. Continue to Alexandria for overnight. Alexandria was built by Alexander the Great.
Day 4:
After breakfast, visit the church of St. Mark. The Church of St. Mark is built as the "pillar to the lord, at its borders". St. Mark initiated the spread of Christianity in Egypt beginning in Alexandria. Continue to the Catacombs, a remarkable example of the Alexandrian blend of Greco-Roman and Egyptian styles carved into 100ft. of solid rock. Next, visit the newly opened Alexandria Library. (Closed on Tuesdays) In antiquity, the library at Alexandria was the largest and most important library in the world. In April 2002, the library was reopened with the ambition of reclaiming its former glory and prestige. Continue to Montazah Gardens and view the exterior of the Montazah Palace. Drive back to Cairo for overnight.
Day 5:
After breakfast, visit Old Cairo, among the most important locations visited by the Holy Family, where the spiritual impact of their presence is most felt still though their stay was brief. The governor of what was then Fustat - enraged by the tumbling down of idols at Jesus' approach - sought to kill the child. The Holy Family took shelter from his wrath in a cave above which the Church of Abou Serga (St. Sergius) was built. Visit this church and the whole area of the Fort of Babylon, a destination of pilgrimage not only for Egyptians but for Christians from around the world. Drive back to Cairo for overnight 
Day 6:
After breakfast, depart Cairo for the Sinai Peninsula via the Suez Canal tunnel. On route you will visit Eyoun Moussa (Moses' spring), Hamam Pharaon Arrive at St. Catherine for dinner and overnight
Day 7:
Wake up at 3:30 AM and climb the Mountain of Moses. It was on this mountain that Moses received the Ten Commandments. It lies south of St. Catherine's Monastery and rises to a height of 7,497 feet. From the top, experience the spectacular sunrise as the dawn breaks over this land of penetrating beauty and mystery. Descend for breakfast at the hotel. Visit the monastery of St. Catherine, which sits at an altitude of 5,150 feet on the reputed site of the "Burning Bush". Commissioned by Emperor Justinian, the monastery was built between the years 527 and 565 in the name of the Alexandrine. In the afternoon, return to Cairo for overnight.
Day 8:
After Breakfast checkout then transfer to Cairo International Airport for final departure.


Inclusions

05 nights in 4* or 5* hotel in Cairo on bed & breakfast basis. 
1 night in 4* Hotel in Alexandria on Bed and Breakfast. 
1 night in 4* Hotel in St. Catherine on Bed and Breakfast. 
All airport transfers and ground transportation in A/C vehicle as stated Program. 
All Sightseeing with professional Egyptology English speaking guide. 
All Entrance fees during sightseeing. 
All Service charge & taxes.

Exclusions

Tipping. 
Entrance Visa to Egypt. 
Any Optional tours. 
Not mentioned items.

Notes

Individual Travelers (less than 15 persons):
you are requested to pay 35 % of the total amount upon confirmation of reservation, and to be revised with your tour operator according to arrival dates, Packages and availability.
Ancient Egypt Travel Will collect The Rest of total amount in Cash In U$D Or in Euro upon arrival to Egypt according to your Ancient Egypt tour operator instructions.