Following The Steps of The Holy Family 7 Days
5 Nights Cairo & 1 Night Alexandria

Following The Steps of The Holy Family 7 Days

PROGRAM DETAILS

Highlights:

This is a wonderful 6 nights (7 Days) Holiday where Holly family lovers can trace the steps of Virgin Mary and her son in Egypt.

It includes most of the known places where she and her son stayed at or just passed through in Cairo, Fayoum and Alexandria the pearl city of the Mediterranean Sea. It includes also visits to some of the most important highlights of Ancient Egypt, including the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum housing the magnificent Treasures of tut Ankh Amon.

Your hotel accommodation is on Bed & Breakfast at Cairo and Alexandria including extra lunch in Alexandria.

Your visit starts at Cairo and ends back at Cairo including traveling by A/C private vehicle to Alexandria and back to Cairo.

Day 1 Cairo

Arrival at Cairo International airport. Meet and assist through arrival formalities and transfer to your hotel. Check in, dinner on your own and overnight in Cairo at your hotel.

Day 2 Cairo (B) 

– Breakfast at your hotel.

– Visit the Church of the Virgin Mary in “Haret Zuweila” (which was most probably built around the AD 10th century). Proceed afterwards to Old Cairo to visit Synagogue of Ben Ezra, the Hanging Church, where the Virgin Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus took refuge.

– Visit the Church of St. Sergio’s and the Coptic Museum.

– Lunch on your own (recommended by your guide).

– PM: visit the Egyptian Museum of antiquities, housing the magnificent treasures of Tut Ankh Amon (Mummies room is not included and is subject to extra ticket to be bought on the spot).

– Back to your hotel, dinner on your own and Overnight at your hotel in Cairo.

Day 3 Cairo (B)

– Breakfast at your hotel.  This morning, you will be transferred to Maadi district to visit, the Church that the holy family has passed through “Saint Mary church”.

– Drive to the Giza Plateau to visit the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx and the Valley Temple of Kephren.

– Lunch on your own (recommended by your guide).

Back to your hotel, dinner on your own and overnight at your hotel in Cairo.

Day 4 Fayoum Oasis (B)

– Early breakfast at your hotel.

– Departure to fayoum Oasis and explore ‘en route’ the collapsed pyramid of Meidum that was built by the 4th Dynasty.

– Continue to Fayoum Oasis to visit the Monastery of the Archangel Gabriel; that goes back to the 5th century, when the grandson of the king had a vision of Virgin Mary and the two archangels Gabriel and Michael at this place.

– Lunch on your own (recommended by your guide).

–  Visit Lake Qaroun that covers an area of 200 Km2 ideal for fishing, duck shooting, rowing and swimming. During your visit to fayoum, you will see also the Water-wheels as part of the ancient irrigation system.

– Return to Cairo, dinner on your own and Overnight at your hotel.

Day 5 Wadi El Natroun / Alexandria (B)

– Another early breakfast at your hotel in Cairo.

– Today we will lead the traces of Jesus and his family to the famous monasteries of Wadi Natroun, and the most famous Monastery ‘Anba Bishoy’ Monastery (This monastery became a major project for his Holiness Pope Shenouda the Third).

– Lunch on your own (recommended by your guide).

– After lunch continue the way through the desert road to the second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria, the pearl of the Mediterranean Sea founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC.

– Arrival to Alexandria and check into your hotel.

– Dinner on your own and overnight at your hotel in Alexandria.

Day 6 Alexandria / Cairo (B&L)

– Breakfast at your hotel in Alexandria,

– AM: You will visit the Greco-Roman Museum, the Amphitheater and the Pompey Pillar.

– Visit Saint Mark’s Cathedral (the historical seat of the Pope of Alexandria, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church since 60 AD).

– Lunch at first class Egyptian restaurant at Alexandria, then drive back to Cairo for your last night in Egypt.

– Arrival Cairo and check into your hotel.

– Dinner on your own, and overnight at your hotel in Cairo.

Day 7 Final Departure (B)

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo.

– Check out and   transfer to Cairo International Airport. Assistance through airport departure formalities and board your flight for final departure from Egypt.

 

 

Bon Voyage

Inclusions:

1- Accommodation:

* Cairo: Five nights on Bed and Breakfast basis at 5* or 4* standard Hotels in Cairo, divided to 4 nights first stay and another 1 night for your second stay after coming back from Alexandria.

* Alexandria: One night on Bed and breakfast basis at 5* or 4* standard Hotels + Lunch at 1st class restaurant.

2- Meet, greet & Transfers:

– Meet and assist at airport on arrival and departure (in Cairo) including transfer by private air-Conditioned vehicles to your hotels.

– Private A/C vehicle to visit Alexandria.

– Luggage handling at airports & Hotels (maximum 2 luggage per person).

3- Tour escort/s: First class English speaking tour Escorts for all transfers in Egypt.

4- Egyptology Guide/s: First class English speaking licensed Guide/s for all visited places in Cairo and Alexandria.

5- Entrance fees for all included visited sites as indicated and described in the detailed itinerary.

6- Tours:

* At Cairo:

– Full day tour to visit the Egyptian Museum, Churches & Coptic cairo

– Full day tour to visit Maadi, the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx.

– Holy churches and places as described in itinerary.

Exclusions:

1- International return flights to Egypt

2- Visa upon arrival (per person USD 30, including our service charge & is subject to any official increase).

3- Tipping throughout the trip

4- Personal expenses (Drinks, Tel, Laundry, Etc.)

5- Departure tax (If any applies).

Rates:

Rates upon request

5 Stars: Rates upon request
4 Stars: Rates upon request

Optional Tours:

Don’t miss your “Optional Extra Tours” that you can buy during booking this package by separate e-mail. Or if you wish, you can buy it directly from our representatives or your escorting guide during your stay in Cairo.

– At Cairo:                       Sound & Light at Giza Pyramids and or Cruise dinner on the Nile with oriental show.

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