10 Days Holy Family Tour Package in Egypt

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Duration

10 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

About this tour

The holy woman and her child sought refuge and safety in Egypt, and Egyptians remember them with great respect. Learn more as you travel through the same places the holy family did.

 

Tour Details

Duration

10 Days

Destinations

Cairo / Minya/ Assuit

Tour Availability

Every Day

Pickup Location

Cairo Airport or Hotel in Cairo

Tour Type

Private

Included/Excluded

  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports.
  • Assistance of our guest relations during your stay.
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Accommodation for 7 nights in Cairo at Hilton Pyramids Golf Hotel based on half board.
  • Accommodation for 1 Night in El Minya at Grand Aton Hotel on half board.
  • Accommodation for 1 Night in Assuit at Assiutel Hotel on half board.
  • All the sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary (Private Guided Tours).
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
  • Meals as mention in the above itinerary.
  • Bottled water during outings outside of hotel or cruise ship.
  • Portage when needed.
  • All service charges and taxes.
  • Egypt Visa
  • International flight
  • Any Optional tours
  • Tipping

Itinerary

Welcome to Cairo, Egypt.

Your tour manager will receive and assist you at Cairo International Airport right after luggage and customs. He will be holding a sign with your name. One of our air-conditioned deluxe vehicles will escort you to the hotel. Once you arrive at the hotel, the tour manager will help you easily check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to determine and confirm pick-up hours for each tour.

Overnight in Cairo.

You will have your breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then at 09:00 AM,

your personal guide will accompany you to Giza to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, Mykerinus, the famous Sphinx and Valley temple. Then, you will enjoy a tasty lunch at a high-quality restaurant. Heading to the Egyptian Museum.

As well, you will be immersed in Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to tour Khan El Khalili. Later, you will enjoy a freshly prepared dinner in your hotel and spend an overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will enjoy breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, then your personal guide will take you to visit Cairo churches. This journey will start at the Church of the Virgin Mary in Ma’adi. Afterward, you will visit the Hanging Church and St. Sergius, then resume to reach the Church of St. George and the Fortress of Babylon in Old Cairo, which the Holy Family passed by.

Lunch at a local restaurant in Cairo.

At the end of the day, you will have dinner in your hotel and spend another overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo before heading to visit other significant Cairo churches.

Transfer to El Matariya (Ancient Heliopolis Area), and visit the holy tree "Mary's Tree". It is the tree under which the holy family has rested in its shade. As well as, the child Jesus caused water to flow from a spring from which he drank to arouse this tree.

Then, you will swarm up to reach the aromatic plant with a beautiful scent named balsam. This plant is added to all perfumes that make them swabs or MYRON oil, which is used in church rituals.

Then head to the Church of the Virgin Mary in the Zeiton area. Italian artists painted the Church ornamented with carvings of Jesus, the Virgin, and many icons painted by Italian artists.

At the end of the day, you will have dinner in your hotel and spend an overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, you will be escorted by your personal guide to visit Mostorad; known as "El Mahamaah", meaning the bathing place because Virgin Mary bathed in the child Jesus and washed his clothes.


Then head to the small village of Meniet Samanoud, where its people greeted the holy Family with warmth & hospitality, and Christ blessed them & hallowed its water spring in return. The remains of this ancient church are buried under the currently existing church of St. Abanoub church.

In addition, there is a huge granite trough, claiming that the virgin used it for kneading. Continuous on to Sakha town near to Kafr El Sheikh, The Coptic name of the town is "Pekha – Issues" which means "The Foot of Jesus".

Its name originated from the footprint of Christ who appeared on a stone on which he set his foot. Then, you will see the Church of the Virgin Mary which reserves a rock with the footprints of the child Jesus.

You will get a lunch box during the trip before driving back to your hotel to enjoy a freshly prepared dinner. You will spend another night in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Box, Dinner

After breakfast, your personal guide will accompany you to continue the Holy Family Journey in Egypt. Your first visit will be to the town of Bubastis (Tel-Basta).

There, Jesus causes the flow of a spring of water to drink, then you will visit Tanis, the main capital of the 26th dynasty. Afterward, you will get to the small museum, Ramses Temple, and the royal tombs. Back to your hotel in Cairo and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Check out after breakfast, and start a drive south along the coast to visit the Monasteries of St. Anthony and St. Paul. The two monasteries are built in the 4th century AD but are dramatically set against the cliffs coming from the eastern desert. St Anthony Monastery is considered the biggest monastery in Egypt.

The church of St. Anthony was built over the saint's tomb. St. Paul is a relatively younger monastery but it is equally ornamented with stunning artifacts. Saint Paul might be considered the first monk ever. Then we will head to Upper Egypt following the trip of the holy family.

Our first stop will be at Jabal Al Tair (the Birds Mountain) near to El Minya city. That is the cave where the holy family rested inside. It is situated now inside the Ancient Church there. Check-in and later have dinner in our hotel and spend an overnight in El Minya

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning, you will be escorted by your private guide to get to the necropolis of Tuna El Gabal. This place includes many significant elements, like the crypts of baboons and Ibis that represent the god Thoth, the tomb of Isadora, the tomb of the priest Pet-Osiers, the ancient water wheel, and the boundary stele of the city of the Aton. You will have a mouthwatering lunch at a local restaurant.

Proceeding to Al-Ashmunien, you will enjoy visiting the open museum with the two colossal baboon statues and the ruins of the basilica church with its Rose granite columns. Then, you will reach the site of Beni Hasan; it is located on the Eastern Bank of the Nile.

There we will see the standing-out rock-cut tombs with scenes depicting local and regional life of the Middle Kingdom. Many of these express scenes of wrestling and military training. Drive to Assuit.
Arrival and later have dinner in our hotel and overnight in Assuit

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will enjoy your breakfast in Assuit then you will go visit Al Muharraq Monastery. This Monastery was where the Holy Family stayed for 6 months and 10 days, the longest period spent at the same site. On this site, the holy family received the divine message to go back to Palestine.

About 8 Km west of the monastery, you will find the rock-cut tombs of Miar, which belong to the nobles and the rulers during the 6th and the 12th dynasties. The tombs remain in great condition and it will be an impressive visit.

You will be transferred back to your hotel and Cairo to enjoy your dinner.

Overnight in Cairo

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel and you will spend a free time at your leisure, then you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your final departure.

Meals: Breakfast

Durations

Fullday (+7hours)
Multi day

Language

English

Frequently asked questions

You can book the tour online or by calling, emailing, or chatting with us. If you want a custom trip or to change the schedule, please let us know right away and we'll get right on it.

Since each of our tours is a custom-tailored experience, the client is free to make any changes or additions they want to make their vacation truly unique.

We speak your language, so don’t worry we know the importance of language in communication, so all our tours are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, French, Chinese, and Japanese, and if there is any language required, we will do our best to provide it to you.

When and where the tour happens is completely up to us. If you want to start at a different time, you should write it in the comments section of your booking form or send an email.

We accept credit cards online in a safe way. Wire Transfer and PayPal are also ways to pay us.

You are more than welcome to leave a tip at the end of the trip if you were happy with the service. A gift that makes them feel important and happy would be great.

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