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The Holy Family
Duration : 8 Days/ 7 Nights
Schedule : Everyday
Type : Private Guided Tour
Sites :Cairo - Minya - Wadi Natroun
Trace the route of the Holy Family on their journey from Jerusalim to Egypt. Visit the Church of the Holy Virgin located on the banks of the Nile at Maadi where the Holy Family boarded a sailing boat to the south, the Hanging Church dedicated to Virgin Mary, the Monastery of the Holy Virgin at Al Qusiya, a popular site for pilgrims from ancient times where the Holy Family is believed to have stayed for over three years, Wadi Natroun and many other Christian sites.
Day 1 : Arrive Egypt.
Our representative will meet & assist you at Cairo International Airport. Then you will be transferred to your hotel by a private A/C vehicle. Tomorrow enjoy the placed visited by Jesus in Egypt.
Day 2 : Samanoud & Sakha.
Enjoy a trip to Samanoud on the Damietta branch of the Nile, where a church commemorates the resting place of the Holy Family. Then proceed to Sakha, where the Holy Family is also believed to have visited, and a place renowned for its Christian community in the Middle Ages. Back to Cairo & overnight .
Day 3 : Wadi Natroun
Enjoy a visit to Wadi Natroun, a desert area said to have been blessed by the Christ, with three monasteries still existing today. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 4 : Cairo Churches
Visit the holy well and sacred tree at Matariya on the outskirts of Cairo, a well-attested resting place of the Holy Family and a popular destination among medieval pilgrims. Also, see the Church of St. George, as well as the Fortress of Babylon in Old Cairo, which the Holy Family passed by, and visit the ancient churches, including the Hanging Church and St. Sergius, in the same area. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 5 : Cairo / Minya
See the Church of the Holy Virgin on the banks of the Nile at Maadi, to the south of Cairo, where Jesus and his Virgin Mother boarded a sailing boat to the village of Deir Al-Garnousin Upper Egypt. Go by air-conditioned vehicle to this village near the town of Maghagha, where the Monastery of Arganos was later founded. Here, outside the Church of the Virgin, a well is believed to have provided Jesus and his Virgin Mother with the water they needed. Also, see the beautiful church hewn out of the cliff beside the river at Gabal Al-Teir in Minya. Overnight in Minya.
Day 6 : Minya.
Trip to the Monastery of the Holy Virgin at Al Qusiya, a popular site for pilgrims from ancient times. Jesus and his Virgin Mother are believed to have stayed at this site for over three years. Overnight in Minya.
Day 7 : Back to Cairo.
You will be driven back to Cairo to check in your hotel in Cairo and overnight.
Day 8 : Final departure.
Breakfast, and transfer to Cairo International Airport for departure.
Terms & conditions
Include
  • Meet & assist upon arrival and departure.
  • All transfers to/from airport & hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Cairo for 5 nights including daily breakfast.
  • Accommodation in Minya for 2 nights including daily breakfast.
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo & Minia including English Egyptologist guide.
  • A Bottle of Mineral watert per trip in Cairo and Giza.
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
  • All transfers by a modern air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Portage when needed.
  • All service charges and taxes.
Exclude
  • International Airfare
  • Egypt entry visa, for non restricted nationalities you can buy it upon arrival before passport control. Visa Cost $ 15 = 11 Euro per person adult or child.
  • Any optional tours not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Additional drinks and any personal expenses.
 
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