Egypt Holly Family Pilgrimage tour 6 days

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Price£640
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Pick up 06:00 AM
Duration 7 Days
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Itinerary
Day 1
  1. - Cairo free day
Day 2
  1. - Coptic Cairo day tour
Day 3
  1. - Tour to St Antony and St Paul Monastery
Day 4
  1. - Tour to Sakha city
Day 5
  1. - Monasteries of Wadi el Natroun
Day 6
  1. - Pilgrimage to Mount Sinai
Day 7
  1. - Departure from Egypt

Full Description

Holly Family Pilgrimage tour to Egypt from Cairo holly places to Mount Sinai with visit to Wadi el Natron monasteries, tour to St Antony and St Paul Monasteries, Sakha city.

Cairo free day

Arrival Cairo International airport, meet and assist, transfer to a 4* hotel on HB basis. Free time in your hotel.

Coptic Cairo day tour

After breakfast in the hotel, transfer to the pyramids. Pyramids and the sphinx tour. Lunch in a local restaurant and transfer to Coptic Cairo.
Here we visit the following churches
- Hanging church al-Moalaka
- St Bacus and Abu Serga coptic churches
- St George church at the Holy Monastery of St George
Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Tour to St Antony and St Paul Monasteries

After breakfast, transfer to the Eastern desert to visit St Antony and St Paul Monastery. Back to Cairo hotel, overnight.

Tour to Sakha city

Let’s move towards Sakha city which is located some 130 km far from Cairo. In Sakha we visit the Church of the Holy Virgin, probably built on the site of one of the four monasteries that existed in the area in medieval times. Only one of these monasteries, Dimyana, survived until now.
In 1984 the footprint of Jesus known as “Bikha Isus” was found in a church in Sakha city at a depth of approximately 1.5 m. The “Bikha Isus” is now exhibited in a glass case in the Church of the Holy Virgin. Also, in the vicinity of the church you can find a thorn tree, believed to be similar to the one which crowned Jesus once.

After the visit we will proceed to Wadi el Natroun area, overnight in a rest house there.

Monasteries of Wadi el Natroun

We will spend the day exploring the 4 nearby monasteries, which are St. Macarius, St. Bishoy, Al-Syrian and Al Baramous. It is believed that on the way to Wadi el-Natron Holy Family passed by a village called Al-Homra which is about 26 km. off the desert Cairo-Alexandria road. In the village the infant Jesus caused a well to be opened in the ground. This sweet water well, called “Bir Mariam” or Mary’s well, is incredibly located among lakes saturated with the natron salt. The well had been neglected for many years but is now being restored. When we finish our day tour of Wadi el-Natron transfer directly to Sinai, to the Monastery of St Catherine. Check in a guest house and have some rest.

Pilgrimage to Mount Sinai

In the morning climb mount Sinai. Back to the guest house for breakfast. St Catherine monastery tour and transfer to Sharm el Sheikh. Check in your hotel, 3* on HB. Free time at leisure.

Departure from Egypt

On the day of your departure check out the hotel at 12 pm. Transfer to the airport as scheduled, there hours before the flight.


Includes
  • Pick up from Cairo International airport and transfer to the hotel.
  • Three nights in a 4* hotel, DBL room accommodation in Cairo on HB basis.
  • Guest house in Wadi el Natron for 1 night.
  • Guest house in St Catherine for 1 night.
  • Lunch during tours where available, if not available lunch box.
  • Entrance fees as per the program
  • Pyramids, Wadi el Natron, St Paul and St Mark monastery, St Catherine area.
  • Transfer to St Catherine monastery by a/c van.
  • Transfer to Sharm el Sheikh.
  • SSH hotel 3* on HB for 1 night.
  • Transfer to SSH airport.
  • Drinks during lunch time in a local restaurants.
  • Entrance inside the burial chambers of the pyramids.
  • Any extra not mentioned in the program.

What to take with you
  • Documents
  • Personal belongings
  • Extra cash
  • Extra bottle of water and snacks

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A Sacred Sojourn: A 6-Day Pilgrimage through Egypt
5 / 5
Maria T , 16 Nov 2023
As the group leader of a profound pilgrimage through Egypt's spiritual tapestry, I am compelled to share the awe-inspiring journey that unfolded over six transformative days. Our pilgrimage, focused on the sacred sites of Coptic Cairo, the desert monasteries of St. Paul and St. Anthony, the spiritual oasis of Wadi Natron, and the revered Mount Sinai, was an odyssey of faith, history, and profound introspection. As the group leader, I am proud to highlight the seamless logistics orchestrated by our tour organizers. The accommodations were comfortable, the transportation reliable, and the itinerary well-paced. Our diverse group found solace and strength in each other's company, forging bonds that transcended cultural and religious differences. In conclusion, our 6-day pilgrimage through Egypt's Coptic heritage was a sacred sojourn that transcended the ordinary. The spiritual resonance of Coptic Cairo, the tranquility of the desert monasteries, the reflective oasis of Wadi Natron, and the summit of Mount Sinai collectively wove a tapestry of faith and introspection. For those seeking a transformative pilgrimage through Egypt's spiritual legacy, this journey is nothing short of divine. Highly recommended for the seekers of the sacred and the adventurous at heart.

Published: 30 Nov -0001 Last update: 01 Feb 2023