• 11 Days 9 Nights, 24 Meals,
  • 4 Days/ 3 Nights Deluxe Nile cruise
  • Visit to the Most Famous Holy Family Sights in Egypt
  • Meet with Monks and visit 4th Century Monasteries
  • Experience a night on a Farm at Anafora Retreat Center.
  • The Hanging Church, the Jewish Synagogue, the Cairo Bazar.
  • Millennia-old treasures in Cairo’s Egyptian Museum
  • The Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure
  • Camel Ride around the Pyramids & the Sphinx
  • Sprawling temples of Luxor and Karnak in Luxor
  • Tombs of the Valley of the Kings
  • Queen Hatshepsut Temple
  • Aswan’s Nile via felucca sail
  • Horse-drawn calèche ride to Edfu’s Temple of Horus
  • Special Features:
  • Visit a Nubian Family House and a Primary School
  • Lecture on: The Nile River & Valley, History & Challenges

Escorted Package Includes

  • All Domestic flights in Egypt as Per itinerary
  • 9  nights First Class accommodations
    • 4  nights Cairo – Steigenberger Pyramids Hotel or similar
    • 1  Anafora – Wadi Natron
    • 3 nights Nile Cruise on the M/S Concerto Luxury Nile Cruise or similar
    • 1 night – Cairo , Blu Radisson Heliopolis Hotel or similar
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 24 Meals: 9  breakfasts,  6 lunches, 9  dinners
  • Tea, Coffee & Fresh juices at Breakfasts.
  • One small bottle of water daily on the bus
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking Egyptologist/tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Egypt was blessed by the Holy Family and Jesus. Egypt is often mentioned in the Bible, and has changed from symbol of slavery for the people of God to the shelter which he picked to protect his only Begotten Son. While following his steps in Egypt, we will always remember that he loved us and he suffered all kinds of things that life brings for us, even fleeing for his life. He is the protector of everyone.

We top our experience with cruising the Nile with its beautiful scenery while visiting the Highlights of Egypt Temples and Tombs such as the Valley of Kings.

Join us on a trip of faith, blessings, sites of historical and religious significance flavored with great fun

ITINERARY

 Day 1, Thursday Depart for Egypt

Depart for Egypt

DAY 2, Friday –Arrive in Cairo

Welcome to Egypt, one of the world’s greatest ancient civilizations. Arrive in Cairo and transfer to your hotel with the remainder of the day at leisure. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting and welcome drink with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at your hotel
Overnight: Cairo

Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday – Free day, or Optional Virgin Mary Apparition, Nile & Cave Churches

Enjoy a free day enjoy the facilities of your hotel and dine on your own in a restaurant of your pick

Or Join the Optional Exclusive Trip to The cave Churches in the Mokkattam Mountain drive through the garbage Collectors District and learn about the trash pick and recycle in Cairo and how the church started the Ministry there. Then Drive to Virgin Mary Church at El Zaitoun where she appeared in 1968 and have been seen by thousands of Egyptian and recognized by the Egyptian Church and government then top your day with a visit to the Virgin Mary Church on the Nile which was its marina to sail to Upper Egypt and enjoy a Sail Boat ride like they did over 2000 years ago. Includes a delicious lunch on the Nile

Optional: the Cave churches and Virgin Mary Nile church with Lunch.

Overnight: Cairo

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Sunday – Wadi Natrun – Anafora

After breakfast, start drive to Wadi Natrun, a Famous Holy family Site and an important valley for Ancient Egyptian and Modern Coptic Christians because Wadi El-Natrun, the actual birthplace of Christian monasticism. Basically, there were about 50 monasteries, but only 4 survive into modern times. Begin your trip with Deir Abu Makar where you will be escorted by one of its monks who will show you around and you have the opportunity to learn about monastic practices, life, and architecture. Then we drive to al-Baramous which is the oldest of the surviving 4 monasteries, and in many ways the most isolated. Then we proceed to Deir Anba Bishoi whose body is still in the monastery. End your trip visiting Deir El-Surian which is the smallest and most compact of the 4 monasteries.

Afternoon, Enjoy an exclusive visit to the Anafora, a Coptic retreat center and a Rehab for abused boys and girls from around Egypt, enjoy its peace and tranquility as well as its organic food, tour the fruit and vegetables farms, the carved underground churches and the replica of the Tabernacle, talk with a Coptic priest or Bishop and learn about the Coptic traditions. You can attend or hold a Mass service in the church either in the evening or the Morning before you leave

Overnight: Anafora

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday – Coptic Mass Service, the Pyramids & the Sphinx

You can Join a Coptic Mass Service then Breakfast and drive back to Cairo and check into hotel, Then leave for Lunch at a fine Egyptian Restaurant then proceed to visit the Pyramids & the Sphinx. The Pyramids of Giza, built during the 3rd and 4th dynasties of the Old Kingdom. These monumental undertakings stand as a marvelous testimony to the almost unbelievable skill and determination of their builders. Enjoy an up-close view of the Great Pyramid, built for the Pharaoh Khufu, as well as the Pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure. Not far from the Pyramids, see the great Sphinx of Giza, the legendary statue with the head of a human and the body of a lion, amazingly carved out of one huge piece of limestone

Tonight, treat yourself to a superb dinner at one of the fine international restaurants with commanding views of Cairo or, attend the optional Sound & Light Show held in Giza with views of the mighty Pyramids. A spectacular and unforgettable evening

Optional: Cairo Sound & Light Show at Pyramids (PM)
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 Tuesday the National Museum, Coptic Cairo – Cairo Bazaar
Then Egyptian Museum & Coptic Cairo. Begin the tour at the Egyptian Museum, a neoclassical building located on Tahrir Square. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts with more than 120,000 items on display. Including the Golden treasures of the boy King Tutankhamun

Then we make a visit to one of the most ancient Coptic site of Egypt in Old Cairo and visit the Hanging Church, the Holy family Cave church of Abu Serga and the Jewish Synagogue and then end the tour with a visit to the Cairo Famous bazaar.

Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 DAY 7, Wednesday – Flight to Aswan – Nile Cruise EmbarkationAbu Simbel Optional Trip.
After breakfast, fly to Aswan, an ancient frontier town. Upon arrival, spend the morning at leisure or, join the optional Abu Simbel. A flight from Aswan transports you back in time to the mighty Temple of Abu Simbel, reclaimed from the floodwaters of the Aswan High Dam and totally reconstructed in the present location. The site is dominated by the looming twin temples of Ramses II and his wife Queen Nefertari. It is one of the most recognizable ancient sites of Egypt. Afterwards, check into your hotel in Aswan

After lunch, join a cultural visit to the Nubian Village to visit a Family House, and a School (if open) sailing with a motor boat through the National Parks of Aswan, watching local & migrant birds, various plants learn about the Nubians’ origin, culture, ancient & modern history, then top your day with a beautiful Sunset Felucca Ride, the traditional sailboat of Egypt used along the Nile and watch the exquisite sunset.

Optional: Abu Simbel by air (AM)

Overnight: Aswan – Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday Aswan High Dam, and Philae Temple & Obelisk

After breakfast, take a tour to the spectacular Aswan High Dam, an engineering miracle when originally constructed in the 1960s. The dam brought an end to the Nile’s devastating floods. Continue to Philae Temple dedicated to the goddess Isis and marvel at the temple’s beautiful island location. Conclude the tour with a visit to a granite quarry holding the largest known unfinished ancient obelisk

In the afternoon, embark on your Nile cruise for an unforgettable cruise on the legendary Nile River. You’ll be warmly welcomed aboard with time to settle in. and start sailing to Edfu, Stop to tour the imposing Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo that is dedicated to Horus, the Sky God and Sobek, the Crocodile God. Admire the fascinating detailed reliefs on the walls and continue sailing to Edfu & Overnight.

Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday – Edfu Temple, Cruise to Luxor
This morning, visit the stunning Temple of Horus in Edfu, considered one of the best preserved of all the Egyptian temples. It was built during the Ptolemaic times and was completed over a 180-year period. The temple is dedicated to the falcon god Horus, the son of Isis and Osiris. Its extravagant design and sheer size is an indication of the country’s prosperity at the time. This afternoon, the ship sails via Esna to Luxor, known in ancient Egyptian times as the city of Thebes
Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday – Valley of Kings- Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon- Temples of Karnak & Luxor
Today, we view the magnificence of the Luxor West Bank on this morning tour that includes the Valley of the Kings & Temple of Hatshepsut along with Colossi of Memnon. Begin with a visit to the UNESCO listed Valley of the Kings, the necropolis of Thebes and admire the tombs of ancient Egypt’s rulers. Next, head to the Temple of Hatshepsut, a colonnaded structure surrounded by cliffs and learn about the life of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female ruler. Conclude the tour at the Colossi of Memnon: two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III.  In the afternoon, take a sightseeing tour of the East Bank of Luxor. Visit the magnificent Temples of Karnak, dating back over 3,000 years. Walk along the avenue of the Sphinxes and marvel at the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 massive sandstone columns. Afterward, head to Luxor Temple to admire the colossal statues of the great pharaoh Ramses II

Then transfer to Luxor airport to fly back to Cairo

Overnight: Cairo

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Sunday – Depart Egypt

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast

Cruise sailing times are subject to change.

At certain times of the year your itinerary may be amended to travel early in the morning and late afternoon to avoid the heat. Order or duration of some visits may be affected during the official holidays.

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