The Holy Family Trip to Egypt

from $2467
Duration
Duration:
15 Days
Type
Type:
Private Tour
Run
Run:
Everyday
Overview

Follow the footsteps of the Holy Family around Egypt. Visit the coptic sites and places where the Holy Family went to in Egypt. Begin your journey with the Holy Family in Cairo. The Holy Family trip to Egypt will simulate the same route that the Holy Family took in their trip in Egypt. With a bit of marvelous stops from our Classic Egypt Tours. Enjoy before the Holy Journey fantastic excursions to the Giza Pyramids and Egyptian Museum in Cairo and after it take a relaxing Nile cruise experience majestic attractions from Luxor to Aswan on for 5 days.

Included
  • Skip the airport line with our Fast Track service upon arrival at Cairo International Airport.
  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports.
  • Assistance of our guest relations during your stay.
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Accommodation for 7 nights in Cairo including bed and breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Minya including bed and breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Luxor including bed and breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on a 5 star superior cruise on full board.
  • Accommodation for 1 night on sleeper train for on half board basis.
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo (Private Guided Tours).
  • All sightseeing tours on the cruise sharing Memphis Tours group.
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and Coptic sites as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Holy Family route as per the itinerary above
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
  • Meals as mention in the above itinerary.
  • Lunch during tours at good quality local restaurants
  • Bottled water during outings outside of hotel or cruise ship.
  • Portage when needed.
  • All service charges and taxes.
  • 30 minutes of local calling (5 minutes international) and a mobile phone loaned for the length of your stay or an Egyptian sim card for your unlocked mobile device
Excluded
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spendings
  • Tipping
Itinerary
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Day 1: Arrival Cairo - Welcome to land of the Pharaoh’s

Your tour manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport (arrival procedures) and then he will escort you to the hotel by air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At the hotel, the tour manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour.

Overnight in Cairo.

Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing

After breakfast, you will be accompanied by your personal guide to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus, famous Sphinx, and Valley Temple facing the great statue. Then transfer to enjoy the Egyptian Museum. Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s old bazaar. Back to hotel.

Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Visits: Great Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Valley Temple, Egyptian Museum, Islamic Cairo, Khan El Khalili.

Day 3: Tel Basta & Belbis - First site of the Holy Family Trip in Egypt

After breakfast, you will be accompanied by your personal guide to start the Holy Family Journey in Egypt. Your first stop will be at the town of Bubastis; It is now known as Tel- Basta, about 100 Kms north-east of Cairo, there Jesus gushed forth a spring of water to drink, you will visit the holy well, then you will visit Belbeis (ancient Philippos). The Holy Family made their way north-eastwards to Belbeis at a distance of about 55 kms from Cairo. They rested there in the shade of a tree which came to be called, "The Virgin Mary's Tree' at its place you there are Saint George Church, which you will visit and then back to Cairo. Lunch at a local restaurant and back to your hotel.

Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Visits: Town of Bubastis, Belbeis, Saint George Church.

Day 4: Sakha & Samanoud

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, then you will enjoy the trip to Sakha about 140 Km North of Cairo. You will visit the Virgin Mary Church, a place renowned for its Christian community in the Middle Ages. Also you will see the footprint of Jesus Christ. Then transfer to Samanoud where the holy family crossed the River Nile to the city of Samanoud inside the Delta and they were received by its people in a pleasant way, and so the people were blessed by Jesus Christ. There you will visit Saint Abanoub Church. There is also, a holy well where the holy family had drunk from it. Lunch in your way back in Tanta city. Back to your hotel in Cairo.

Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Visits: Sakha, Virgin Mary Church, Samanou, Saint Abanoub Church.

Day 5: Wadi Natroun

After breakfast, you will be accompanied by your personal guide to visit Wadi El Natrun, a desert area said to have been blessed by the Christ. The Holy Family crossed the western branch of the river Nile (Rosetta branch) to the south to Wadi El Natrun. According to tradition the Virgin Mary and her son the child Jesus Christ, hid in that valley during their trip to Egypt, and Jesus Christ blessed the four directions of the valley. Wadi El Natrun is considered one of the most famous valleys in Egypt. It is considered the home of asceticism and worship, with four monasteries still existing today. Begin your trip with Deir Al Baramus (The Monastery of Baramus) which is the oldest of the surviving 4 monasteries, and in many ways the most isolated, then proceeds to Deir Anba Bishoy (Anba Bishoy Monastery / Monastery of Saint Pishoy) whose body is still in the monastery. Abu Makar Monastery. You will end your trip with Deir Al Suryani which is the smallest and most compact of the 4 monasteries. Lunch during your way back to Cairo.

Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Visits: Wadi El Natrun, Deir Al Baramus, Deir Anba Bishoy, Monastery of Abu Makar, Deir Al Suryani.

Day 6: Cairo Churches

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, you will be accompanied by your personal guide to visit Cairo's churches, starting with the Hanging Church and St. Sergius, then continue to see the Church of St. George as well as the Fortress of Babylon in Old Cairo, which the Holy Family passed by, transfer to Mostorod to see virgin Mary Church, visit the Holy well and Holly Marry tree at Matariya on the outskirts of Cairo, a well-attested resting place of the Holy Family and a popular destination among medieval pilgrims. Lunch at local restaurant in Cairo.

Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Visits: The Hanging Church, St Sergius Church, Church of St. George, Fortress of Babylon, Virgin Mary Church, Holly Well and Marry Tree at Matariya.

Day 7: Cairo to Minya Tour

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, then you will enjoy The Holy Family Trip to South Egypt. The Holy Family moved to the south in a boat on the River Nile at a place where the church of Holy Virgin Mary now lies at Maadi. Many visitors go to this church to see the book this may be a sign that the Holy Family had passed by that place of the church. The Holy Family travelled in a boat on the Nile from this place towards the south (Upper Egypt). You will transfer South to El Minya about 3 hours, arrive El Minya, see the beautiful church out of the cliff beside the river at Gabal Al-Teir in Minya.

Overnight in Minya.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Visits: El Minya, Church at Gabal El-Teir.

Day 8: Minya - Dandara - Luxor

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in Minya and continue the route of the Holy family by visiting The White Monastery, it was built in 400 AD by St. Senouda, who constructed the monastery using blocks from ancient Egyptian buildings. The White Monastery has a basilica church inside that used columns from ancient Egyptian structures as well. There are also wonderful paintings on the walls and ceilings. This monastery used to house over 2000 monks. Enjoy your trip to the Monastery of Al Muharraq in Assiut (Which is known as the Monastery of the Holy Virgin at Al Qusiya). It was built around the area where the Holy Family remained just over 6 months. Their time was spent mainly in a cave which became, in the Coptic era, the altar of the Church of Virgin Mary. End of Holy family route, continue your way to Luxor about 5 hours driving, in the way you will stop at Danadara Temple in Qena, to visit the Temple of Hathor, goddess of love and joy. The temple is located in Dendera which is situated at the north of Luxor. Transfer to your hotel in Luxor.

Overnight in Luxor

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Visits: White Monastery, Monastery of Al Muharraq, Dendera Temple.

Day 9: Luxor Nile Cruise Tours

Breakfast at your hotel in Luxor then you will be met and transferred to embark your 5 star Nile Cruise. In the afternoon, you will be accompanied for a wonderful tour of the East Bank of the Nile in Luxor. Here you will see Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. Return to the ship for afternoon tea and dinner.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Luxor.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple.

Day 10: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions

After breakfast transfer to the West Bank of the Nile in Luxor and visit the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple at El Deir El Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon. Return to the ship for lunch & afternoon tea while sailing to Edfu via the Esna Lock. Dinner on board.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Edfu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Valley of the Kings, Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon.

Day 11: Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples

Enjoy breakfast on board before visiting Horus Temple at Edfu. Return to the ship for lunch and sail to Kom Ombo. Upon arrival, visit the Temple of Kom Ombo shared by the two gods Sobek and Haroeris. Return to the ship and continue sailing to Aswan. Dinner on board.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Horus Temple, Kom Ombo Temple.

Day 12: Aswan Nile Cruise Tour

After breakfast pay a visit to the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, and the majestic Philae Temple. Return to the ship for lunch. Dinner on board.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Philae Temple.

Day 13: Aswan - Train to Cairo

Breakfast on board the cruise then disembarkation from Cruise at 8:00 AM. And free time in Aswan with optional tour to enjoy a tour to one of Egypt's top tourist attractions, Abu Simbel Temples, which were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari. Later, you will be transferred to Aswan railway station to board the sleeper train to Cairo. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.

Overnight inside your compartment on the train.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Visits: Aswan, Optional tour to Abu Simbel Temple.

Day 14: Cairo Optional Excursions

Breakfast aboard sleeper train before arriving Giza train station, where you will be met and assisted by Memphis Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel for free time at leisure (you will check into your room as early as possible ) with some optional excursions available in Cairo to visit Step Pyramid of King Zoser in Sakkara and Memphis.

Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast.

Visits: Optional excursions to Step Pyramid of King Zoser in Sakkara and Memphis.

Day 15: Cairo - Fly Back Home

Breakfast at the hotel in Cairo, then check out and and transfer to Cairo International Airport for your final departure.

Meals: Breakfast.

Prices
Accommodation Plan:

Prices
MAY-SEPT
$ 2467 Per Person in Triple Room
$ 2837 Per Person in Double Room
$ 4509 One Person Traveling Alone
OCT-APRIL
$ 2567 Per Person in Triple Room
$ 2957 Per Person in Double Room
$ 4699 One Person Traveling Alone
Charitable Giving

We make a donation to the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation for each booking reserved.

Prices

Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until September 30th,  2021. Please inquire for pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays

Children Policy
  • Up to 2 years: FREE
  • Age from 2 and below 6 years: 25% of adult price
  • Age from 6 up to 11 years: 50% of adult price
  • Ages 12 and Up: adult price.

Notes :

  • Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents ( Maximum 1 Child sharing parent's room )
  • If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply.
Booking Policy

We are offering a low down payment of just 10% to secure your spaces on the tour including hotel room, cruise cabin, domestic flight ticket, and other travel-related services. The remaining balance can be paid up to two days prior to your arrival date or in cash upon arrival at the destination to your tour manager, therefore, making your booking a risk-free investment.

Tipping

Tipping for a job well done is customary in Egypt, though not required. Please feel welcomed but not obliged to offer a tip to your guide.

Cancellation Policy
  • In case you cancel your trip, the following scale of charges will be applied:

From the date of booking until 61 days before your arrival date, 10% of the entire tour price will be charged.
Between 60 and 31 days before your arrival date, 20% of the entire tour price will be charged.
Between 30 and 15 days before your arrival date, 50% of the entire tour price will be charged.
Between 14 and 1 days before your arrival date, 100% of the entire tour price will be charged.
 
Additionally, there are cancellation fees on all domestic flights within Egypt. If you cancel a tour at any time, you will be subject to any fees according to the airline’s cancellation policy.

 

  • Emergency Cancellation Policy

Memphis Tours offers a very flexible cancelation policy in case the government or the airline issues a travel warning from/to your departure country and destination. We, at Memphis Tours, prioritize your well-being and safety above all else and for that reason, we have adapted our cancellation policy to reflect our values. Familiarize yourself with our full payment policy, cancellation and refund conditions.

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