- Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights
- Tour Location: Cairo / Alexandria / Zeitoun / Mostorad / El Matariya / Ismailia / Sinai
- Tour Availability: Available Everyday
- Pickup & Drop Off: Cairo Airport
- Tour Type: Private
Wonderful 11 days adventure tour to the Holy Family in Egypt
Let’s take a spiritual trip to the most sacred places in human history as we ascend to paradise. Visit some of Egypt’s most ancient cities while taking in the range of treasures that have been mysteriously buried. The most well-known Coptic landmarks in Cairo are the Church of the Virgin Mary, St. Menas Church, the Hanging Church, El Matariya, and Zeitoun. You will also see the Giza Pyramids. Learn more about Christianity in-depth as you see the monasteries in Alexandria and Wadi El Natroun and are awed by the heavenly St. Catherine Monastery before returning home.
- Giza Pyramids
- The Sphinx
- The Valley Temple
- The Egyptian Museum
- The Hanging Church
- St Virgin Mary Church
- Qaitbay Citadel
- Catholic church of St Catherine
- Alexandria Library
- St Catherine Monastery
- Springs of Moses
- Monastery of Nuns
- Meet and assist service at Cairo International Airport.
- Accommodation 7 nights at 5* hotel in Cairo on Bed and Breakfast basis.
- Accommodation 1 night at 5* hotel in Alexandria on a bed and Breakfast basis.
- Accommodation 1 night at 5* hotel in Ismailia on Bed and Breakfast basis.
- Accommodation 1 night at 5* hotel in Catherine on Bed and Breakfast basis.
- Professional Egyptologist tour guide during the tours.
- Transfers by modern air-conditioned vehicles.
- Admission fees to all the sights listed in the itinerary.
- Meals are mentioned in the itinerary.
- All charges and taxes.
- International Airfare.
- Entry Visa to Egypt.
- Personal Expenses.
- Any Optional Tours.
Day One: Arrival / Start Your Egypt Vacation
Welcome to Egypt!! Our “Egypt Tours Inn” representative will receive you at Cairo International Airport and assist you to skip the customs, luggage checks, and official procedures then you will be picked up in a private deluxe air-conditioned vehicle and transported to check-in 5* hotel and relax Evening time, you will be taken to enjoy the most mesmerizing dinner cruise and capture exceptional moments among the Egyptian food, the Nile scenes, and the local whirling dervishes, and the traditional shows, and we will transfer you back to your hotel.
Day Two: Trip to Pyramids and Museum
Let’s enjoy your breakfast then you will join your tour guide in a deluxe private A/C vehicle to visit:
Giza Pyramids Complex
The breathtaking necropolis of the Giza Pyramids Complex is one of the holiest places in history since it involves some of the ancient precious wonders which were formed in the ancient Egyptian civilization. Three impressive pyramids were a great representation of the complex and the bigger one of them was regarded as one of the world’s timeless miracles.
The Great Sphinx
The Sphinx is the miraculous lion sculpture that sits in the heart of the Giza Complex as a spectacular symbol of intensity and courage. The Sphinx is a massive limestone statue dedicated to Pharaoh Khafre which was established during the 4th dynasty.
The Valley Temple
The Valley Temple is a mighty structure that was greatly erected for purification and mummification and as a funerary temple to host the rituals and the main religious festivals.
Lunch will be proceeded at a good quality restaurant then head to witness.
The Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum is the house of legacy and glory where many thousands of ancient pharaonic ruins and artifacts kept for thousands of years. The contents of the museum date back to many various periods of Egypt’s history and it’s the museum is an actual display of funerary objects, papyrus papers, wooden coffins, and many more.
I will transfer to your hotel.
Day Three: Trip to Maadi Church & Coptic Cairo
You will enjoy your breakfast at the hotel then you will join your private tour guide to visit the best Coptic highlights in Cairo including:
St Virgin Mary Church
St Virgin Mary Church is located in Maadi and the church of St Mary is regarded as one of the most beautiful Coptic attractions in Cairo. The church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and it witnessed the first steps of the holy family on their journey to Upper Egypt by the Nile. St Virgin Mary Church has the finest architectural design.
A tasty lunch will be served at a local restaurant then you will move on to visit:
The Hanging Church
This marvelous Hanging church is one of Egypt’s oldest Christian religious sites which was established during the 9th century. The name is derived from the location of the church since it hung atop the walls of the Roman Fortress of Babylon.
The Church of St. Sergius & Bacchus
Saint Sergius Church is an impressive Coptic church in Old Cairo that dates back to the 5th century. The site is believed that it was constructed over a cave at the same place where the Holy Family stayed for three weeks. Abu Serga was greatly built to commemorate the two Roman soldiers Sergius and Bacchus who were martyred in Syria for their Christian beliefs.
The Church of Saint Menas
It’s one of the oldest Coptic churches which is situated in Fum El Khalig in Old Cairo. The Church of Saint Menas is dedicated to Saint Mina. The original church was constructed in the 6th century but it was largely destructed and the recreation of the current building dates back to the 12th century. The church was involving the possessions of Saint Mina before it was moved to his monastery in Alexandria.
We will drive you back to your hotel.
Day Four: Wadi El Natroun and Alexandria Trip
Check out after breakfast then we will pick you up by a private air-conditioned vehicle to:
Wadi El Natroun
Wadi El Natroun is one of Egypt’s renowned Christian places. A personal Egyptologist will escort you to this holy site which was the real birthplace of Christian monasticism. Wadi El Natroun has maintained an essential historical position when it hosted thousands of Christians who escaped from the persecution of the Roman Emperor in the 4th century. The site had involved approximately 50 monasteries. However, there are only 4 monasteries that exist today. You will start your trip to Wadi El Natroun by visiting Al Baramus Monastery then move to witness the Monastery of Saint Bishoy where Anba Bishoy had been buried. In addition, you will be guided to marvel at the Syrian Monastery and impressed by the wonderful architecture and the charming arts and structures.
After that, we will drive you to Alexandria where appetizing lunch will be served at a restaurant then check in 5* hotel to spend the night in Alexandria.
Day Five: Fabulous Day Trip in Alexandria
Breakfast at the hotel then your tour guide will receive you to begin a marvelous journey to the best historical and Coptic attractions in Alexandria including:
Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa
The Catacombs is a major burial necropolis that dates back to the 2nd century AD. However, it had commonly been used during the 4th century AD. The Catacombs was found in 1900 and the building consists of three levels and it contains a six-pillared central shaft that leads to the entrance hall.
Citadel of Qaitbey is one of the Mediterranean strongest fortresses which was established in 1477 AD by Sultan Qaitbey and it was designed by the finest Mamluk architecture. The citadel was one of the most powerful fortification systems in the world in the 15th century and in addition to its military importance, its role extended to store the ships and weapons in 1517 AD and during the next three centuries.
Catholic church of St Catherine
This is the time to discover one of the holiest landmarks in Alexandria; Saint Catherine Church is a very ancient Roman monument that was erected in 1882. The church was created at the same place as the Crusader monastery belonging to the Augustinians. Most of the church is ornamented by the Crusader wall decoration and most of the internal chambers contain a number of chapels.
Lunch will be proceeded at a very good restaurant then head to have a photo stop in front of:
Alexandria Library is the oldest public governmental library in history and it’s enough to know that the ancient bibliotheca which was built during the Ptolemy Age contained 700,000 books. However, the modern library was reconstructed in 1974 and it was officially opened in 2002 as the most famous worldwide encyclopedia.
You will return to Cairo and spend the night at a 5* hotel.
Day Six: Trip to El Matariya and Zeitoun Church
Have breakfast then you will be accompanied by your private Egyptologist tour guide and transferred to El Matariya (Ancient Heliopolis) where:
The Virgin’s Mary Tree
The tree of the Virgin Mary is an ancient sycamore tree which was the shelter of the Holy Family during their journey in Egypt. This sacred tree was a pilgrimage destination for many centuries. In the same place, the child Jesus created a water spring from which the Virgin Mary bathed Jesus and the balsam plant grew.
Then head to witness:
The Church of the Virgin Mary in Zeitoun
The site is one of the destinations where the Holy Family settled during their stay in Egypt. The church was built by the Italian architect Leomengelli and its structure affected by the Italian art, and the walls of the church were decorated by the carvings of the Virgin Mary and Jesus.
Let’s have lunch at a local restaurant then you’ll get back to your hotel.
Day Seven: Visit Mostorod, Samnoud and Sakha
After having breakfast you will be taken by a modern air-conditioned car with your private guide to visit:
Virgin Mary Church Mostorod
It’s the bathing place where the Virgin Mary bathed the baby Jesus and it’s one of the best holy locations in Egypt.
It’s a small town where the Holy Family was warmly greeted and welcomed by its inhabitants and Jesus blessed them. It’s believed that the remnants of the ancient church had disappeared under the current significant church of St Abanoub.
The next step in your journey will be at
This small village was passed by the foot of Christ. There, you will see the footprints of Jesus carved on a rock stone by the Virgin Mary.
You will drive back to Cairo hotel for overnight.
Day Eight: Visit Tel Basta and Tanis
Prepare yourself to continue your Holy Family trip and after breakfast, you will be picked up by a private car and your personal guide and drive you to:
The Village of Tel Basta
Where the Christ created a water spring to drink
then you will be taken to:
Visit some of the ancient temples and tombs dated back to the 26th dynasty.
We will transfer you to Ismailia to have lunch and spend the night at the hotel.
Day Nine: Start your trip to Sinai & St Catherine
Check out after having breakfast in Ismailia and you will start your tour to Sinai. You will take the route by a private air-conditioned vehicle to:
The Sinai Peninsula
You will pass by the springs of Moses (Oyoun Mousa) then move to the hot springs of Hammam Pharaohs till you will arrive to Abu Zanima, the fishermen’s town.
Have Lunch then continue until you reach the desert oasis of Wadi Firan and visit the Monastery of Nuns before you’ll be taken to spend the night in Catherine.
Day Ten: Visit St Catherine Monastery
Have an early morning start roughly at 02:00 am and you will be taken to Moses Mountain where you will join your Bedouin guide and start climbing the mountain and once you reach, you will be face to face with the greatest monastery in history:
St Catherine Monastery
It’s one of the most beautiful Christian destinations in the world which was established by the Emperor Justinian in 527 AD on the remnants of an ancient church built in 337 AD by the empress Helena. The breathtaking monastery has maintained a special religious position in ancient history that’s why it attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world.
We will drive you to your hotel to have breakfast then pack your luggage and prepare yourself to get back to Cairo and spend the night at 5* hotel.
Day Eleven: Final Departure & Fly to Home
Have your final breakfast in Egypt then check out your hotel before your driver will transfer you to Cairo International Airport to fly home and end your journey in Egypt.