Follow The Holy Family In Egypt

Egypt (Cairo, Giza Plateau, Memphis, Sakkarra, Samanoud, Sakha, Wadi Natroun, Minya)

This fascinating 8 Day tour features visits to many of these sites where the Holy Family stayed when they took refuge in Egypt. The tour also includes an excursion to the Giza Plateau to view the Great Pyramids.

Cairo, Egypt

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Activity
  1. Day 1: Cairo, Egypt

    Arrive Cairo: meet assist and transfer to hotel

    Overnight at hotel

    Meal(s) Included: Dinner

    Overnight at Hotel

  2. Day 2: Giza Plateau – Memphis – Sakkara

    Tour of The Pyramids of Giza, including the famous Sphinx in the afternoon drive to Sakkara, the ancient “Necropolis” of the Old Kingdom Capital. Visit other Pyramids and Tombs including the “Step Pyramid”, the oldest known Pyramid.

    Dinner is at local restaurant.

     

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

    Overnight At R. Hilton Hotel/ Pyramisa or similar

  3. Day 3: Samanoud – Sakha

    In the morning, travel to Samanoud. Located on the Damietta branch of the Nile, it is also the site where a church was built to commemorate the resting place of the Holy Family. Continue to Sakha, where the Holy Family is also believed to have visited. It was also known for its large Christian community in the middle Ages. Return to Cairo for overnight.

     

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

    Overnight At R. Hilton Hotel/ Pyramisa or Similar

  4. Day 4: Wadi Natroun

    Today, visit Wadi Natroun, a desert area which many believed was blessed by Jesus Christ . Three monasteries still exist in the area. Return to Cairo for overnight

     

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

    Overnight At R. Hilton Hotel/ Pyramisa or similar

  5. Day 5: Cairo

    Today, visit the holy well and sacred tree at Matariya just outside of Cairo. It was a resting place of the Holy Family and a popular destination for medieval pilgrims. Also see the Church of St. George, as well as the Fortress of Babylon in Old Cairo, where the Holy Family passed. Tour the ancient churches. Including the Hanging Church and St. Sergius .This evening, visit Khan El Khalili Bazar.

     

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

    Overnight At R. Hilton Hotel/ Pyramisa or similar

  6. Day 6: Cairo – Minya

    Today, travel to the Church of the Holy Virgin on the banks of the Nile at Maadi, south of Cairo. This is where Jesus and His Virgin Mother boarded a sail boat and set out for the village of Deir Al Garnousin, Upper Egypt. Drive to this village near the town of Maghagha, where the Monastery of Arganos was founded. It is believed that Jesus and his Virgin Mother drank the water they needed from a well by the Church of the Virgin. Also, see the beautiful church hewn out of the cliff on the bank of the river Gabal Al Teir in Miya. Overnight in Minya

     

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

    Overnight at Minya Hours Hotel or similar

  7. Day 7: Minya – Cairo

    Today’s excursion is to the Monastery of the Holy Virgin in al Qusiya, a popular place for pilgrims to journey to in Ancient times. Jesus and his Virgin Mother are believed to have stayed at this site for over three years. Return to Cairo for overnight.

     

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

    Overnight At R. Hilton Hotel/ Pyramisa or Similar

  8. Day 8: Depart Cairo

    Transfer to Cairo’s international airport for departure flight.

     

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Trip Includes:

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in the listed properties
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Admission to listed sites
  • Meals indicated
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