Don’t miss the chance to follow the footsteps of the Holy Family, Discover a lot of monasteries in upper Egypt in this holy tour, passing with the great pyramids & sphinx in Cairo & Egyptian museum ends with old Cairo, then you will enjoy with us an amazing trip in Luxor & Aswan with it’s wonderful sightseeing.

Highlights:

• Transfer / guide in private air-conditioned vehicle with Professional driver
• Get inside tips from a local.
• Multi day trip.
• Perfect introduction for first-time visitors.
• Guarantee your safety during your trip (24/7).

Includes:
Meet and Assist by our representative at Airport & Train Station
Transfer in private air-conditioned vehicle with Professional driver as mentioned on itinerary
1 PAX: One private transfer at Cairo Airport + 1 Night in BARCELO PYRAMIDS Hotel (4-stars) at Cairo, 1 Single room with
air-condition and private bathroom, including breakfast
3 Nights in BARCELO PYRAMIDS Hotel (4-stars) at Cairo, 6 Double & 1 triple room with air-condition and private bathroom,
including breakfast
3 nights in Nile Cruise Boat M/S ALYSSA (5-stars), 6 Double & 1 triple Nile View cabin with air-condition and private bathroom,
in Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner + Coffee Break at 4.00pm) (PS: triple=double+extra bed)
1 Night on First Class (*) Sleeper Train, Cairo/Aswan, 7 double & 1 single cabin with breakfast and dinner (PS: no triple cabin)
Domestic flight Egyptair, class Eco, Tickets: Luxor/Cairo
Transportation in private vehicle: Cairo/Alexandria/Cairo
Pick Up service from your hotel & return every day of visit
Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with Professional driver
Private English-Speaking Tour guide (other languages are available upon request)
Main Entrance Fees of all mentioned Sites
For your safety: trip under authorization of the Egyptian Government
All taxes & service charge.

Excludes:
International Flights.
Optional and extra activities.
Any meals not mentioned in program, drinks, and any personal spend.
Visa to Egypt.
Tips are not compulsory and are left at your own appreciation.

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Day 1


Your tour guide will meet you at Cairo International Airport, then he will escort you to the hotel by air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
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Day 2


After breakfast, you will be accompanied by your personal guide to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus, famous Sphinx, and Valley temple facing the great statue. Then transfer to enjoy the Egyptian Museum, Treasures room for the child king Tutankhamen. Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s old bazaar. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
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Day 3


After breakfast, you will be accompanied by your personal guide to start the Holy Family Journey in Egypt, your first stop will be at the town of Babastis; It is now known as Tel- Basta, about 100 Kms north-east of Cairo, there Jesus pushed forth a spring of water to drink, you will visit the holy well, then you will visit Belbeis. The Holy Family made their way northeast wards to Belbeis. The holy family used the shade of a tree as a rest which is called, “The Virgin Mary’s Tree’ its situated in Saint George Church, then back to Cairo. Overnight stay in Cairo.
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Day 4


Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, then you will enjoy the trip to Sakha about 140 Km North of Cairo. You will visit Virgin Mary Church, a place renowned for its Christian community in the Middle Ages. In addition, you will see the foot print of Jesus Christ. Then transfer to Samanoud where the holy family crossed the River Nile to the city of Samanoud inside the Delta and they were received by its people in a pleasant way, and so the people were blessed by Jesus Christ. There you will visit Saint Abanoub Church. There is also, a holy well where the holy family had drunk from it. Back to Cairo and overnight stay at your hotel.
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Day 5


After breakfast, you will be accompanied by your personal guide to visit Wadi Natroun a desert area said to have been blessed by the Christ. The Holy Family crossed the western branch of the river Nile (Rosetta branch) to the south to Wadi AL-Natroun. According to tradition the Virgin Mary and her son the child Jesus Christ, hid in that valley during their trip to Egypt, and Jesus Christ blessed the four directions of the valley. Wadi Al- Natroun is considered one of the most famous valleys in Egypt. It is considered the home of worship, with four monasteries still existing today. Begin your trip with Deir al-Baramus, which is the oldest of the surviving 4 monasteries, and in many ways the most isolated, then proceeds to Deir Anba Bishoy whose body is still in the monastery. Abu Makar Monastery. You will end your trip with Deir El-Suryani, which is the smallest and most compact of the 4 monasteries. Overnight stay in Cairo.
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Day 6


Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, you will be accompanied by your personal guide to visit Cairo churches, start by the Hanging Church and St. Sergius, then continue to see the Church of St. George as well as the Fortress of Babylon in Old Cairo, which the Holy Family passed by, transfer to Mostorod to see virgin Mary Church, visit the Holy well and Holly Marry tree at Matariya on the outskirts of Cairo, a well-attested resting place of the Holy Family and a popular destination among medieval pilgrims. Overnight stay in Cairo
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Day 7


Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, and then you will enjoy the holy Family Trip to South Egypt. The Holy Family moved to the south in a boat on the River Nile at a place where the church of Holy Virgin Mary now lies at Maadi. Many visitors go to this church to see the book this may be a sign that the Holy Family had passed by that place of the church. The Holy Family travelled in a boat on the Nile from this place towards the south (Upper Egypt). You will transfer south to EL Minya about 3 hours, arrive El Minya, see the beautiful church hewn out of the cliff beside the
river at Gabal Al-Teir in Minya. Overnight in Minya.
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Day 8


Breakfast at your hotel in Minya and continue the route of the Holy family by visiting The White Monastery, it was built in 400 AD by St. Shenouda, who constructed the monastery using blocks from ancient Egyptian buildings. The White Monastery has a basilica church inside that used columns from ancient Egyptian structures as well. There are also wonderful paintings on the walls and ceilings. This monastery used to house over 2000 monks. Enjoy your trip to the Monastery of Al Muharraq in Asyut (Which is known as the Monastery of the Holy Virgin at Al Qusiya). It was built around the area where the Holy Family remained just over 6 months. Their time was spent mainly in a cave, which became, in the Coptic era, the altar of the Church of Virgin Mary. End of Holy family route, continue your way to Luxor about 05 hours driving, in the way you will stop at Danadara Temple in Qena, to visit the Temple of Hathor, goddess of love and joy. The temple is located in Dendera, which is situated at the north of Luxor. Transfer to your hotel in Luxor and overnight there.
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Day 9


Breakfast at your hotel in Luxor then you will be met and transferred to embark your Nile Cruise. In the afternoon, you will be accompanied for a wonderful tour of the East Bank of the Nile in Luxor. Here you will see Karnak and Luxor Temples. Return to the ship for afternoon tea. Overnight in Luxor.
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Day 11


After breakfast transfer to the West Bank of the Nile in Luxor and visit the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple at El Deir EL Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon. Return to the ship to start sailing to Edfu via the Esna Lock. Overnight in Edfu.
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Day 11


Enjoy breakfast on board before visiting Horus Temple at Edfu. Return to the ship to sail towards Kom Ombo. Upon arrival, visit the temple shared by the two gods Sobek and Haroeris. Return to the ship and continue sailing to Aswan. Overnight in Aswan.
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Day 12


After breakfast, pay a visit to the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, and the majestic Philae Temple. Overnight in Aswan.
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Day 13


Breakfast on board the cruise then disembarkation from Cruise at 08:00 AM. And free time in Aswan with optional tour to enjoy a tour to one of Egypt’s top tourist attractions, Abu Simbel temple, which were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari. Later, you will be transferred to Aswan railway station to board the sleeper train to Cairo.
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Day 14


Breakfast aboard sleeper train before arriving Giza train station, where you will be met and assisted by your representative who will transfer you to your hotel for free time at leisure (you will check into your room as early as possible) with some optional excursions available in Cairo to visit Step Pyramid of King Zoser in Sakkara and Memphis. Overnight stay at your hotel in Cairo.
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Day 15


After Breakfast, check out and then transfer to Cairo International Airport for final departure.