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7 nights/ 8 days private cultural and Christianity tour

Scenic land journey

Daily departures from Cairo, roundtrip         

Accommodation in Superior or Deluxe hotels based on double occupancy

Fully guided sightseeing

Transfers and tours by private A/C motor coach

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Egypt Christianity Tour - 8 days

Private Tour for groups of 5 travelers or more
 
Accommodation in Superior or Deluxe Hotels
Cairo (4) Sinai (St. Catherine) (1) Cairo (2)


Category: Private Cultural & Christianity Tour, Roundtrip, Land journeys

Day 1: Arrive Cairo
Arrive at Cairo airport and transfer to our hotel. Meet tour guide for welcome briefing.
Overnight: Cairo Hotel

Day 2: Cairo Tour (B)
After breakfast, we will begin our full day sightseeing tour of Cairo. First we will visit Giza Plateau, located in the west bank of Nile, facing Cairo. Cheops, Chepren and Mycerinus are the three pyramids we will see in this plateau and their guardian Sphinx, the lion body human head mythical statue. These pyramids and sphinx are considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the World that survived till today. Later we will visit the world famous Egyptian Museum. The museum that houses the largest Egyptian collection with more than 250.000 antiques extending over the past 5000 years. The famous Tut-Ankh-Amon collection is one of the most splendid parts of the museum. Later return to our hotel.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 3: Cairo-Alexandria- Cairo (B)
Breakfast at hotel and departure to Wadi El Natroun, the desert where we will see the coptic monasteries. It will be a 2 hour drive through Cairo- Alexandria highway. The most notable among them is the Baramus Monastery , which was built at the site where Macarius the Great settled in 340 AD and is still inhabited by monks. Then we will take another 2 hour drive to reach the coast of Alexandria. We will visit the Motazah Gardens & Pompay pillar and the Kom Al Shuqafa Catacombs. The Pompay pillar is 25 meter high and made of Granite. The pillar was built in honour of King Diocletian in 3rd century and is the only remaining relic of the Separium. After our tour we will return Cairo, to our hotel.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 4: Old Coptic Cairo (B)
After breakfast we will begin our full day tour in Coptic Cairo. The churches we will visit in this tour are: St. Mary Zaytoun Church, Abu Serga Church, St. Barbara Church, Hanging church and the St. Mary Maadi Church. The hanging church was built on the remains of Roman fortress of Babylon and it houses about ninety rare icons of Basilican style. Saint Barbara church got its name from a lady that has been killed by her father when she had accepted Christianity; church still retains its wooden door from the 5th century. Return our hotel for overnight.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 5: Cairo- St. Catherine (B, D)
After breakfast we will start to a long 6-7 hour drive to St. Catherine village, located in the southern part of the Sinai peninsula. Hotel check in and dinner
Overnight: St. Catherine

Day 6: St. Catherine - Cairo (B)
Today we will wake up very early to visit the Moses Mountain and St. Catherine Monastery. After 2 hour climbing we will reach to peak point of Mount Moses to enjoy the spectacular sunrise. After that we will return to our hotel for breakfast. When we finish our breakfast we will visit St. Catherine Monastery that lies in the foothills of Moses Mountain. The monastery, built in 6th Century, includes a basilica, chapel, mosque, library and a museum. Moses Well can still be seen near the monastery. Return to Cairo and check in to our hotel.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 7: Cairo (B)
Buffet breakfast at our hotel. This is free day for our leisure. We can book an optional visit to Memphis & Sakkara. Memphis is the most ancient capital in Egypt founded by King Mina. Here you can see the colossal statue of Ramses II. Sakkara, the ancient site in Memphis, has the most ancient stone buildings in the world as well as the step pyramid Zoser.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 8: Cairo (B)
Transfer to airport for flight back home. Thank you for visiting Egypt!

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