The Holy Family Tour | 10 Days Tour

from $1595
Duration
Duration:
10 Days
Type
Type:
Small Group Tour
Run
Run:
Everyday
Overview

Egyptians look at the passage of the holy mother and her child through the land of Egypt with fondness and pride, because this land was where they found peace and safety. Find and learn more as you are travelling the same passage of the holy family tour.

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  6 nights in Cairo including breakfast and dinner
Accommodation for  1 night in Cairo including bed and breakfast
Accommodation for  1 night in Alexandria including breakfast and dinner
Accommodation for 1 night in Ismailia including breakfast and dinner
Accommodation for 1 Night in St. Catherine including breakfast and dinner
Accommodation for 1 Night in Suez including breakfast and dinner
Accommodation for 2 Nights  in El Minya including breakfast and dinner
Accommodation for 1 Night in Assuit including breakfast and dinner
Accommodation for 1 Night in Sogah including breakfast and dinner
All the sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary (Private Guided Tours).
Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
Meals as mention in the above itinerary.
Bottled water during outings outside of hotel or cruise ship.
Portage when needed.
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
All service charges and taxes

Excluded

International Airfare
Entry visa to Egypt
Any optional tours
Personal expenses

Itinerary
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Day 1: Arrive Cairo ‘Welcome to Egypt’

Welcome to Cairo, Egypt (Around The Clock)
Your tour manager will receive and assist you at Cairo International Airport right after luggage and customs. He will be holding a sign with your name or Memphis Tours’ name. One of our air-conditioned deluxe vehicles will escort you to the hotel. Once you arrive to the hotel, the tour manager will help you to easily check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to determine and confirm pick-up hours for each tour. Overnight in Cairo.

Welcome Drink

Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing

You will have your breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then at 09:00 AM,
your personal guide will accompany you to Giza to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, Mykerinus, famous Sphinx and Valley temple. Then, you will enjoy a tasty lunch at a high-quality restaurant. Heading to the Egyptian Museum, you will enjoy Treasures room of the king Tutankhamen. As well, you will be immersed in the Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to tour in Khan El Khalili. Later, you will enjoy a freshly prepared dinner in your hotel and spend an overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Maadi Church / Coptic Cairo

You will enjoy breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, then your personal guide will take you to visit Cairo churches. This journey will start by the Church of the Virgin Mary in Ma’adi. Afterwards ,you will visit the Hanging Church and St. Sergius, then resume to reach the Church of St. George and the Fortress of Babylon in Old Cairo, which the Holy Family passed by. Lunch at local restaurant in Cairo. At the end of the day, you will have a dinner in your hotel and spend another overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Cairo Churches

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo before heading to visit other significant Cairo churches.
Transfer to El Matariya (Ancient Heliopolis Area), visit the holy tree "Mary's Tree". It the tree under-which the holy family has rested in its shade. As well as, the child Jesus caused water to flow from a spring from which he drank to arouse this tree. Then, you will swarm up to reach the aromatic plant with a beautiful scent named balsam. This plant is added in all perfumes that make them swab or MYRON oil, which used in church rituals. Then head to the Church of the Virgin Mary in Zeiton area. Italian artists painted the Church is ornamented by carvings of Jesus, the Virgin, and many icons painted by Italian artists.
At the end of the day, you will have dinner in your hotel and spend an overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Cairo / Mostorad / Kafr El Sheikh

After breakfast, you will escorted by your personal guide to visit Mostorad; known as "El Mahamaah", meaning the bathing place because Virgin Mary bathed in the child Jesus and washed his clothes.
Then head to the small village of Meniet Samanoud, where its people greeted the holy
Family with warmth & hospitality, and the Christ blessed them & hallowed its water spring in return. The remains of this ancient church are buried under the currently existing church of St. Abanoub church.
In addition, there is a huge granite trough, claimed that the virgin used it for kneading. Continuous on to Sakha town near to Kafr El Sheikh, The Coptic name of the town is "Pekha – Issous" Means "The Foot of Jesus". Its name is originated from the foot print of the Christ appeared on a stone on which he set his foot. Then, you will see the Church of the Virgin Mary that reserves a rock with the footprints of the child Jesus.
You will get a lunch box during the trip before driving you back to your hotel to enjoy a freshly prepared dinner. You will spend another night in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Box, Dinner

Day 6: Tel Basta / Tanis / Ismailia

After breakfast your personal guide will accompany you to continue the Holy Family Journey in Egypt. Your first visit will be to the town of Babastis (Tel-Basta). There, Jesus cause the flow of a spring of water to drink, then you will visit Tanis, the main capital of 26th dynasty. Afterwards, you will get to the small museum, Ramses Temple and the royal tombs. Drive to Ismailia
Lunch at local restaurant in Ismailia.
Check in and have dinner in our hotel. You will spend an overnight in Ismailia.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Red Sea Monasteries / Jabal Al Tair (the Birds Mountain) / El Minya

Check out after breakfast at your hotel in Suez, and start a drive south along the coast to visit the Monasteries of St. Anthony and St. Paul. The two monasteries are built in the 4th century AD but dramatically set against the cliffs coming from the eastern desert. St Anthony Monastery is considered as the biggest monastery in Egypt. The church of St. Anthony was built over the saint's tomb. St. Paul is a relatively younger monastery but it is equally ornamented with stunning artifacts. Saint Paul might be considered the first monk ever. Then we will head to Upper Egypt following the trip of the holy family. Our first stop will be at Jabal Al Tair (the Birds Mountain) near to El Minya city. That is the cave where the holy family rested inside. It is situated now inside the Ancient Church there.
Check in and later have dinner in our hotel and spend an overnight in El Minya

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Tuna El-Gabal / Al Ashmunien (Hermopolis) / Tell El Amarna / Assuit

At the morning, you will be escorted by your private guide to get to the necropolis of Tuna El Gabal. This place includes many significant elements, like the crypts of baboons and Ibis that represent the god Thoth, the tomb of Isadora, the tomb of the priest Pet-Osiers, the ancient water wheel and the boundary stele of the city of the Aton. You will have a mouthwatering lunch at a local restaurant.
Proceeding to Al-Ashmunien, you will enjoy visiting the open museum with the two colossal baboon statues and the ruins of the basilica church with its Rose granite columns. Then, you will reach the site of Beni Hasan; it is located on the Eastern Bank of the Nile. There we will see the standing out rock-cut tombs with its scenes depicting local and regional life of the Middle Kingdom. Many of these express scenes of wrestling and military training. Drive to Assuit.
Arrival and later have dinner in our hotel and overnight in Assuit

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner

Day 9: Assuit / Cairo

You will enjoy your breakfast in Assuit, than you will go visit Al Muharraq Monastery. This Monastery was where the Holy Family stayed for 6 months and 10 days, the longest period spent at the same site. In this site, the holy family received the divine message to go back to Palestine. About 8 Km west of the monastery, you will find the rock-cut tombs of Miar, which belong to the nobles and the rulers during the 6th and the 12th dynasties. The tombs remain in great conditions and it will be an impressive visit.
You will be transferred back to your hotel and Cairo to enjoy your dinner. Overnight in Cairo

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner

Day 10: Cairo / Fly Back Home

Breakfast at the hotel and you will spend a free time at your leisure, then you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your final departure.

Meals: Breakfast

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