Take the Christian Tour in Egypt and see the marvelous Coptic architecture. Visit the Monastery of St. Simon and St. Menas at Maryut, old Coptic Cairo, the Hanging Church, the Church of St. Barbara, Church of Abu Serga, Wadi Natroun & a lot of spirtual places.
Day 01: Arrive Egypt
Egypt Travel representative will meet & assist you at Cairo International Airport. After that you will be transferred to your hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival at the hotel he will check you in and give detailed information concerning your tomorrow’s trip. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 02: Old Coptic Cairo
After breakfast, visit the famous churches at old Coptic Cairo to see Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church also known as the Hanging Church, where the nave is suspended from the old Babylon fortress; admire the unique work of High and late Gothic architecture at Church of St. Barbara, which dates back to the 5th or 6th century AD. Proceeding to the 4th century Church of Abu Serga (St. Sergius & Bacchus), as well as the Jewish Synagogue and Coptic Museum with the largest collection of Egyptian Christian artifacts in the world. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Day 03: Wadi Natroun
After breakfast, enjoy a unique excursion to the Coptic Monasteries in the desert at Wadi Natroun. Notable among them is the Baramus Monastery, which was built at the site where Macarius the Great settled in 340 AD and is still inhabited by monks. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Day 04: Red Sea Monestries
Trip to the Coptic Monastery of St. Antony and the Monastery of St. Paul, which lie at the foot of the Red Sea mountains in the Eastern Desert. St. Anthony was among the founders of Christian monasticism and St. Paul was one of the first hermits. The monasteries, founded in the 4th and 5th centuries, are both still occupied. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Day 05: Holy Virgin Church
Visit the Church of the Holy Virgin with its three cupolas on the banks of the Nile at Maadi. Move on to the Monastery of St. Simon (Simeon) the Tanner, dramatically situated in the Mokattam mountain, on the outskirts of Cairo. St. Simon was a 10th century saint whose faith is said to have moved this mountain. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Day 06: St. Menas Monastery
After breakfast, trip to the recently built monastery of the celebrated martyr St. Menas at Maryut, near Alexandria. Built on the site of the 4th century shrine, which was the ‘Lourdes of the ancient world’, the site also comprises various excavated churches. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Day 07: Coptic Cathedral
After breakfast, enjoy an excursion to some of Cairo’s Coptic Churches: see the 10th century Church of the Holy Virgin in Haret El Roum, the Coptic Cathedral at Abbassia area. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Day 08: Final departure
After breakfast you'll be transferred to Cairo International Airport for departure.
Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports.
Assistance of our guest relations during your stay.
All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
Accommodation for 7 nights in Cairo including daily breakfast.
All sightseeing tours are private tours.
English Egyptologist guide.
Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
A bottle of mineral water per day.
Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary.
Portage when needed.
Free Mobile phone during your stay in Egypt (charged) about(30 min Local calls or 2 min. International Calls).
All service charges and taxes.
Entry visa to Egypt.
Any optional tours.
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid till 30/04/2012 except during Christmas, New Years & Easter holidays. Single room occupancy is applied for those coming with other and prefer single occupancy. So there will be a different rate for solo traveler.
Egypt Entry Visa
You need to have a valid passport at least 6 months beyond your scheduled return date to enter Egypt and you can obtain a visa from the Egyptian Consulate before departure. Also, entry visa is available upon arrival Egypt airports against USD 15 per passport for specific nationalities and need to check before.
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