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Follow The Holy Family In Egypt – 8 Days

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Duration

8

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

Follow The Holy Family In Egypt

Follow The Holy Family In Egypt – You will visit some of the places the Holy Family resided while seeking safety in Egypt on this intriguing eight-day tour. A stop at the Giza Plateau to see the Great Pyramids is also included in the itinerary.

Highlights

  • Tour of The Pyramids of Giza
  • Famous Sphinx
  • “Step Pyramid” (the oldest known Pyramid)
  • Wadi Natroun
  • Church of St. George
  • Fortress of Babylon in Old Cairo
  • Church of the Holy Virgin on the banks of the Nile at Maadi
  • Monastery of the Holy Virgin in al Qusiya

Itinerary

Day 1: Cairo, Egypt
Day 1: Cairo, Egypt

When you arrive in Cairo, you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight at hotel

Meal(s) Included: Dinner

Overnight at Hotel

Day 2: Giza Plateau – Memphis – Sakkara
Day 2: Giza Plateau – Memphis – Sakkara

After seeing Giza's Pyramids, which contain the mythical Sphinx, take a drive to Sakkara, the historic "Necropolis" of the Old Kingdom Capital. Visit several pyramids and tombs, including the earliest known pyramid, the "Step Pyramid."

Dinner is at local restaurant.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight At R. Hilton Hotel/ Pyramisa or similar

Day 3: Samanoud – Sakha
Day 3: Samanoud – Sakha

In the morning, travel to Samanoud. It contains a church devoted to the final burial place of the Holy Family and is situated on the Damietta branch of the Nile. Continue to Sakha, the location of the alleged pit stop for the Holy Family. It was noted for having a substantial Christian population throughout the Middle Ages. Spend the night in Cairo and then depart.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight At R. Hilton Hotel/ Pyramisa or Similar

Day 4: Wadi Natroun
Day 4: Wadi Natroun

Visit Wadi Natroun today; this desert region is said by many to have received a blessing from Jesus Christ. There are still three monasteries in the region. Go back to Cairo to spend the night.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight At R. Hilton Hotel/ Pyramisa or similar

Day 5: Cairo
Day 5: Cairo

Today, Travel to Matariya, which is near to Cairo, to see the sacred tree and well. In medieval times, it was a popular pilgrimage destination and the last burial place of the Holy Family. In Old Cairo, see the Church of St. George and the Fortress of Babylon, both of which were visited by the Holy Family. Visit old churches such as St. Sergius and the Hanging Church. This evening, go to Khan El Khalili Bazar.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight At R. Hilton Hotel/ Pyramisa or similar

Day 6: Cairo – Minya
Day 6: Cairo – Minya

Today, visit the Holy Virgin Church in Maadi, which is on the banks of the Nile and is located south of Cairo. At this location, Jesus and His Virgin Mother boarded a sailboat and sailed for the Upper Egyptian town of Deir Al Garnousin. Travel to the village of Maghagha, where the Arganos Monastery was founded. Jesus and his Virgin Mother are said to have sipped water from a well close to the Virgin Church. On the bank of the Gabal Al Teir River in Miya, you can also view the lovely church that was hewn out of the rock. Overnight stay at Minya.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Minya Hours Hotel or similar

Day 7: Minya – Cairo
Day 7: Minya – Cairo

The expedition's final stop today is the Holy Virgin Monastery in al Qusiya, which was a prominent pilgrimage site in the past. It is believed that Jesus and the Virgin Mary spent more than three years here. Spend the night in Cairo before departing.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight At R. Hilton Hotel/ Pyramisa or Similar

Day 8: Depart Cairo
Day 8: Depart Cairo

Transfer to Cairo’s international airport for departure flight.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  • 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
  • Flights
  • Cost of visa
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity to driver and guide

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