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Religious programs in Egypt:- Jesus Christ Footsteps

Destinations covered: Cairo » Alexandria » Cairo » St. Catherine » Cairo - Duration: 8 nights/9 days

DAY 1: CAIRO

On your arrival at Cairo Airport , our representative will be waiting to guide you through the airport formalities and escort you to the hotel. Check in and overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 2: CAIRO

After breakfast, drive to Pyramids and Sphinx. Then visit Saladin Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque. Return to your hotel and overnight.

DAY 3: CAIRO

After breakfast, Drive to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities for a detailed, guided tour.
Among other fascinating exhibits, see the treasures of the Tomb of Tutankhamen. Have a rest and continue to the streets of Khan el Khalili Bazaar. Return to your hotel for overnight.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

DAY 4: CAIRO/ALEXANDRIA

After breakfast drive to Alexandria . On your way, visit Wadi El Natroun, where the Holy Family passed on their way from Sakha. Wadi Natroun has been the site of many monasteries in spiritual commemoration of the Holy Family's passage through the valley. One of the monasteries you will visit is Al Sorian, where you can see the Gate of Prophecies and ancient Coptic buildings. Continue to Alexandria for overnight. Alexandria was built by Alexander the Great.

DAY 5: ALEXANDRIA/CAIRO

After breakfast, visit the church of St. Mark . The Church of St. Mark is built as the "pillar to the lord, at its borders". St. Mark initiated the spread of Christianity in Egypt beginning in Alexandria . Continue to the Catacombs, a remarkable example of the Alexandrian blend of Greco-Roman and Egyptian styles carved into 100ft. of solid rock. Next, visit the newly opened Alexandria Library. (Closed on Tuesdays.) In antiquity, the library at Alexandria was the largest and most important library in the world. In April 2002, the library was reopened with the ambition of reclaiming its former glory and prestige. Continue to Montazah Gardens and view the exterior of the Montazah Palace . Drive back to Cairo for overnight.

DAY 6 CAIRO

After breakfast, visit Old Cairo, among the most important locations visited by the Holy Family, where the spiritual impact of their presence is most felt still though their stay was brief. The governor of what was then Fustat - enraged by the tumbling down of idols at Jesus' approach - sought to kill the child. The Holy Family took shelter from his wrath in a cave above which the Church of Abou Serga (St. Sergius) was built. Visit this church and the whole area of the Fort of Babylon, a destination of pilgrimage not only for Egyptians but for Christians from around the world. Drive back to the hotel for overnight.

 

DAY 7: CAIRO/St. Catherine

After breakfast, depart Cairo for the Sinai Peninsula via the Suez Canal tunnel. On route, visit Eyoun Moussa (Moses' Spring), Hamam Pharaon. Arrive at St. Catherine for dinner and overnight

 

DAY 8: St. Catherine

Wake up at 3:30 AM and climb the Mountain of Moses . It was on this mountain that Moses received the Ten Commandments. It lies south of St. Catherine's Monastery and rises to a height of 7,497 feet. From the top, experience the spectacular sunrise as the dawn breaks over this land of penetrating beauty and mystery. Descend for breakfast at the hotel. Visit the monastery of St. Catherine, which sits at an altitude of 5,150 feet on the reputed site of the "Burning Bush". Commissioned by Emperor Justinian, the monastery was built between the years 527 and 565 in the name of the Alexandrine.
In the afternoon, return to Cairo for overnight.

  DAY 9: CAIRO

Check out from your hotel after breakfast and transfer to Cairo International Airport for final departure.

This tour mainly to visit the spots where the Holy Family rested at the end of their journey into Egypt also you will enjoy the most important Pharaonic and Islamic locations.

Per PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

1020 $

Per PERSON IN SINGLE ROOM

1632 $

  TOUR INCLUDES:

•  6 night's accommodation in Cairo with buffet breakfast daily.

•  1 night accommodation in Alexandria .

•  1 night accommodation in St. Catherine.

•  All sightseeing tours throughout (including entrance fees) with private licensed (your language) speaking guide.

•  All airport transfers and ground transportation in a/c vehicle as stated in the program.

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