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Route of the Holy Family-Tour of Egypt and a Nile Cruise

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Duration

15 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

24 people

Languages

English

Overview

On a 10-day, 9-night vacation along the Route of the Holy Family, which includes a Nile Cruise, to learn about Egypt’s rich history. Start your journey in Cairo by seeing the Egyptian Museum, the Sphinx, and the Giza Pyramids. Visit places related to the Holy Family, such the Hanging Church and the Church of St. Sergius. Take a plane to Luxor to visit the Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings, and then take a Nile boat. Sail to the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the distinctive twin temple at Koum Ombo, the Philae Temple at Aswan, and the Aswan High Dam. See the impressive Abu Simbel temples to round off your trip.

Itinerary

DAY 1: Arriving in Cairo

Our English speaking Representative will meet you at Cairo International Airport and transport you to your allocated hotel in Cairo. They will ensure a smooth check-in process before discussing the Tour Schedule with you. ?help with formalities in the airport
Tours: No tours are planned today, giving you time to relax.
Meals Included: None.
Overnight: Cairo Hotel.

DAY 2: CAIRO - The Pyramids of Giza & the Sphinx and The Egyptian Museum

You will start today’s tours after breakfast. Your Tour Guides will pick you up from your hotel and to take you to see Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx and The Egyptian Museum. Late afternoon and evening are free for you to enjoy at your leisure.
Tours: Your first Egyptian tour will be to see the world famous Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, followed by lunch in a local restaurant. For the second tour of the day you will be to The Egyptian Museum, which houses some of the world’s greatest treasures.
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch.
Overnight: Cairo Hotel.

DAY 3: BUBASTIS and PHILIPPOS

After breakfast you will start today’s tour on part the route the Holy Family took through Egypt. Today we will be visiting Bubastis and Philippos. Late afternoon and evening are free for you to enjoy at your leisure.
Tours: Your Tour Guides will take you on your first tour of the dayto Bubastis (now called Tell Basta), where a water spring gushed out of the ground to form a pool where Virgin Mary bathed Jesus. Where are they having lunch? Your second tour of the day is to Philippos (Matareyya / district of Al / El-Mataria) to the site of The Virgin Mary’s Tree where Mary, Joseph and Jesus rested. (Note: The original balsam shrub no longer exists but a sycamore shoot was planted in its place but the tradition Virgin Mary’s Tree lives on- there are very poor reviews of this on TripAdvisor).
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch.
Overnight: Cairo Hotel.

DAY 4: SAKHA and SAMANOUD

You will start today’s tour after breakfast with a visit to the Church of the Holy Virgin at Sakha followed by a visit St Abanoub Church near Samanoud. Is lunch in-between these or after? On your way back to your hotel we will stop for lunch in Tanta City. Late afternoon and evening are free for you to enjoy at your leisure.
Tours: Your Tour Guide will take you on your first tour of the day tothe Church of the Holy Virgin at Sakha, to see what is believed to be the footprint of Jesus Christ. The second tour of the day is to St Abanoub Church near Samanoud, to visit a famous holy well which Jesus, Mary and Joseph drank from. You may also wish to pay homage to St Abanoub.
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch.
Overnight: Cairo Hotel.

DAY 5: WADI NATRUN

You will start today’s tour after breakfast with a tour of the monasteries in Wadi Natrun, followed by lunch, before heading back to your hotel. Where are you having lunch? Late afternoon and evening are free for you to enjoy at your leisure.
Tours: Your Tour Guide will take you to visit the four monasteries in Wadi Natrun, an area believed to be blessed in all directions by Jesus Christ - The Monastery of Baramus (North), The Monastery of Abu Makar (South), The Monastery of Anba Bishoy (East) and The Monastery of El Suryan (West).
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch.
Overnight: Cairo Hotel.

DAY 6: CAIRO - The Hanging Church, Church of St Sergius, Church of St George and Fortress of Babylon

(luxorandaswantravel says “Mostorod to see the Virgin Mary Church, the Holy Well and other hotspots the Holy Family visited” - but we have already visited these???)
After breakfast, you will travel in to visit some of the Christian Churches and the Fortress of Babylon in Cairo followed by lunch, before returning to your hotel. Late afternoon and evening are free for you to enjoy at your leisure.
Tours: Your Tour Guide will take you on tours of The Hanging Church, the Church of St Sergius, the Church of St George and the Fortress of Babylon.
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch.
Overnight: Cairo Hotel.

DAY 7: Travelling to EL MINYA

After breakfast, and checking out of your hotel, you will continue your Holy Family tour. After travelling around Cairo and the nearby areas, it is believed the Holy Family took a boat from Haret Zuweila, where the Church of the Virgin Mary stands today, to travel south down the river Nile.
Tours: Today you will travel with your Tour Guide to El Minya. Late afternoon and evening are free for you to enjoy at your leisure.
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch.
Overnight: El Minya Hotel.

DAY 8: Travelling to LUXOR with stops near SOHAG, ASSUIT and DENDARA (visiting the White Monastery, Monastery of the Virgin Mary and Dendera Temple)

After breakfast, and checking out of your hotel, you will completeyour Religious Tour to the White Monastery and the Monastery of the Holy Virgin Mary. You will then travel on Dendera Temple before arriving in Luxor for your overnight stop in a 5 star Luxor hotel.
Tours: Your Tour Guide will take you on a tour of the White Monastery near Sohag, then a tour of the Monastery of the Holy Virgin Mary near Assuit, before travelling on to see Dendera Temple and finally arriving in Luxor. The evening is free for you to enjoy at your leisure.
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch.
Overnight: Luxor Hotel.

DAY 9: LUXOR EAST BANK - Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple

After breakfast, and checking out of our hotel, you will be transferred to your Nile Cruise Ship. In the afternoon you will travel with your Tour Guide for a tour of Karnak and Luxor Temples, following which you will return to your Ship to enjoy the evening’s entertainment (is this every night on board) or at leisure.
Tours: Today’s tour starts with a visit to Karnak Temple. Its Hypostyle Hall is the biggest complex of this kind in the world. Did you know what the James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me” was filmed here. Our final tour of the day will be to Luxor Temple, famous for its Avenue of Sphinxes and its statues of King Ramesses II.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Overnight: Nile Cruise Ship.

DAY 10: LUXOR WEST BANK - Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon

After breakfast, you will travel with your Tour Guide for a tour of the West Bank of Luxor. Following the tour, you will return to your Shipin time for lunch, whilst watching the rural landscape of the river Nile float by as we continue our journey down the Nile to Edfu.
Tours: Today’s tour starts with a visit the world famous Valley of the Kings including visiting one of the tombs, followed by a tour of the uniquely designed Temple of Hatshepsut. Today’s final tour will be to the Colossi of Memnon.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Overnight: Nile Cruise Ship.

DAY 11 - EDFU and KOM OMBO

After breakfast, your Tour Guide will take you on today’s tours of Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples Following the tours, you will be transferred back to your ship to relax, enjoy the passing scenery and enjoy the evening’s entertainment as we sail to our overnight berth at Aswan.
Tours: Your first tour of the day will be to Edfu Temple, this one of the best preserved temples in Egypt, after which you will then return to your Ship for lunch, whilst watching the rural landscape of the river Nile float by. For your second tour of the day you will disembark at the Kom Ombo, where your Tour Guide will take you on a tour of Kom Ombo Temple.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Overnight: Nile Cruise Ship.

DAY 12: ASWAN - The High Dam, Temple of Philae and the Unfinished Obelisk

After breakfast, your Tour Guide will take you on a tour of the Aswan area with a visit to the High Dam, Temple of Philae and the Unfinished Obelisk before returning to your Ship for lunch and to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure berthed at Aswan.
Tours: Today’s tour will start with a visit to The High Dam. This will be followed by a trip on a motor boat to tour the romantic Temple of Philae, which is dedicated to the Goddess Isis. The last tour of the day will be to the Unfinished Obelisk.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Overnight: Nile Cruise Ship.

DAY 13: ASWAN, ABU SIMBEL (Optional) and Deluxe Sleeper Train to CAIRO

Following breakfast, you will check out of your Ship at around 08:00. Your time will be free until you are transferred to Aswan Railway Station for our overnight Deluxe Sleeper Train to Cairo.
You will be provided with a private cabin for your journey and dinner onboard.
Tours: OPTIONAL (additional charge payable) - Your Tour Guidecan take you on a visit to one of Egypt’s top attraction the amazingTemples at Abu Simbel which were built in the 13th Century BC during the reign of Rameses II
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner.
Overnight: Aswan to Cairo Deluxe Sleeper Train.

DAY 14: CAIRO

You will have your breakfast onboard the Sleeper Train, prior to your arrival at Giza Train Station. Our Representative will meet you at the station and transfer you to your hotel. You will have the day to spend at your leisure.
Tours: OPTIONAL (additional charge payable) - A Guided visit to the Step Pyramid of King Zoser.
Meals Included: Breakfast.
Overnight: Cairo Hotel.

DAY 15: Departure

After breakfast at your hotel and checking out, our Representativewill collect you for your transfer to Cairo International Airport for your flight home.
Tours: None.
Meals Included: Breakfast.

Included/Excluded

  • Private Tours.
  • Services of our Representative and / or Tour Guide throughout your stay.
  • All our Tour Guides are fully qualified Egyptologists, who has extensive experience and knowledge of all the sites we visit.
  • Help with checking into your hotels and ship, including portage.
  • Accommodation and meals - as per the schedule.
  • Cost of all transportation, unless stated otherwise.
  • All private vehicles have air-conditioning.
  • Tours - as per schedule.
  • Entrance fees to all sites listed. >Motor boat to Philae and Calecheride costs included???
  • Domestic flights from Cairo Airport to Aswan Airport and Luxor Airport to Cairo Airport.
  • (Please note: It is your responsibility to check luggage weight restrictions on internal flights).
  • Bottled water during transfers and tours.
  • All service charges and local taxes.
  • International Flights to and from Egypt.
  • Egyptian Tourist Visa.
  • Entrance fees to the Mummies Room in The Egypt Museum.
  • Any additional tours not listed in the schedule.
  • Meals not listed in the schedule.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tipping.

Tour Length

15 Days

Tour Type

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Location

Aswan
Beheira
Cairo
El Minya
Gharbia
Giza
Kafr El Sheikh
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