This epic tour is your chance to follow in the footsteps of the Holy Family: explore the route taken by the Virgin Mary and Jesus, when they left Palestine for the safety of Egypt.
What to Expect
On day one, you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. Day two includes a tour of the Cairo area, including three magnificent pyramids, the Sphinx at Giza, and the Egyptian Museum. On day three you will leave Cairo for Alexandria. This day includes the Coptic sites visited by the Holy Family in Lower Egypt, including St. Mary's church, where the Jesus is said to have left his footprint on a rock.
Day four is dedicated to Alexandria, including Greco-Roman monuments such as the catacombs of Kom El Shogafa and the Roman Amphitheater. On day five, you return to Cairo, visiting a Coptic monastery at the midway point. The sixth day will take in various places in Cairo that were visited by the Holy Family, including Mostord, where Jesus is said to have caused a water spring to flow, and Matarya.
On the seventh day, you will travel from Cairo to El Menya, where Jesus is said to have saved Mary from a falling rock upon which he left a palm print. The eighth day continues on to Assiut, with stops including the Monastery of El Muharraq, site of the world's first Christian church. The ninth day includes a visit to the Monastery of Dronka, which includes a cave where the Holy Family stayed. That night you will return to Cairo, and the following day depart the city.
- Airport pick-up and transfers
- All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
- All sightseeing and tours mentioned in the itinerary
- All accommodation, including bed and breakfast
- Professional Egyptologist guide for all Sights
- All services and taxes
What's Not Included
- Entry visa to Egypt (25$)
- Entrance fees to all sights
- Any optional tours
- Personal expenses