Cultural and Christian Tour Cairo

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13 when they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him. ”14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.” (Matthew 2:13-15). The arrival of Jesus Christ and the Holy Family is an important Event that took place in Egypt. They started their journey through Northern Sinai and had to change locations very frequently so as to avoid the reach of Herod’s spies. In total, there are 26 locations throughout the country where it is believed that the Holy Family passed through, or sought refuge in, during their three and a half years in hiding. Most of these locations have now been transformed to Churches and Monasteries. Join us in this Holy Tour, and visit an important part, of The Christian History.

Day 1 – Arrive at Cairo Airport, meet by your Tour Manager, and transfer to your hotel. Overnight.

Day 2 – You will have your breakfast at your hotel, then, your personal Egyptologist will accompany you The Egyptian Museum, to see the amazing collections of Queens and Kings from the Pharaohs era. After the visit you will enjoy the tasty Egyptian cuisine, in a local restaurant. After lunch, proceed to Giza to visit one of The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, Mykerinos, famous Sphinx and Valley temple. After the tour, possible optional excursion to the Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids Plateau. At the end of the day, transfer to your hotel, overnight in Cairo.

Day 3 – Hotel breakfast, meet with your guide, to start your day tour by the visit of the Coptic Cairo; we’ll discover the oldest part of the city, originally a Roman fortress town called ‘’Babylon”. The area is a well-known as one of the destinations the Holy family passed by, also include a cave where the Holy Family refuge in for some months. We’ll start by visiting the hanging Church (El Muallaqa), one of the oldest churches in Egypt and its history dates to the 3rd century. Then proceed to visit Saint Sergius and Bacchus Church, also known as Abu Serga dating back to the 4th century. Visit the Church of St. Barbara, one of the oldest buildings in Cairo, dating back to the 5th century, then proceed to visit the Church of St. George, a Greek Orthodox Church, dates back to the 10th century. Transfer for lunch in a local restaurant, then drive to the quarter of Maadi to visit the Church of St. Mary, the place where the Holy Family embarked on a sailing boat heading southwards. On March 12 – 1976, a Bible was found floating on the Nile, in front of the Church, miraculously undamaged, and it was open at chapter 19 of Isaiah “Blessed be Egypt my people”. At the end of the day, transfer back to your hotel for overnight.

Day 4 – After breakfast, transfer with your guide to the old downtown of Cairo, to visit St. Mary Church at Ezbaweya. Close to St. Mark’s Cathedral is the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Ezbaweya. This place was agricultural land at the time of the passage of the Holy Family. This land contained a large garden cultivated with fruit trees and a farm which belonged to a rich farmer. At the entrance to the church, there is a well from which the Holy Family drank. We can see a marble plaque on which it is inscribed: ‘The well of Ste. Virgin Mary ‘. After the visit, transfer for lunch in a local restaurant, then proceed to visit St. Mary Church at Zeitoun area, where Virgin Mary appeared in a luminous form within the Church for many days, in April 1968. After the visit, transfer to your hotel for overnight.

Day 5 – Transfer to Cairo Airport, or to your next destination

Price

Minimum 4 participants for this Tour – Total price per person is Euro 213.

Accommodation

Not included

Location

Terms and conditions

Payment:

  • 50% of total trip amount is required upon confirmation
  • The remaining balance is required 3 weeks prior to the arrival date
  • If the request is less than a month from the arrival date, then 100% of the trip amount is required upon confirmation

Cancellation:

• After confirmation, all is subject to charge

Included/not included

Included:

  • Tours and transfers by air-conditioned van
  • Bilingual guide
  • The entrance fees to the mentioned sites
  • 3 lunch meals in local restaurants during the tours

Not Included :

  • The accommodation in Cairo, can be arranged by request, according to the preferred hotel category.
  • Extra sightseeing, can be arranged by request.
  • All types of drinks during the tours

 

Further information

 

  • Duration : 5 days
  • Contact details : botler@boticonline.com

Agency

BOT SAS

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