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The Holy Family Trip to Egypt; Christian Featured Tour

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Duration

15 Days / 14 Nights

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Tour type

Small Group Tour | Run every day

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Activity

Cultural & Historical, Family, Nile Cruise

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Languages

English

Overview

The Holy Family trip to Egypt, is a unique tour that offers all guests a wonderful chance to explore the holy family route in Egypt. It is a fantastic tour package because it is like a mix between the Coptic and the ancient Egyptian monuments, including the historical churches in addition to the impressive temples and great pyramids.

Highlights

  • Visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum & the historical churches at Old Cairo.
  • Enjoy a four-night cruise from Luxor to Aswan with many stops to see the impressive temples.
  • Explore the route of the Holy Family in Egypt on such a unique tour.

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival to Cairo International Airport & O.N.
Day 01: Arrival to Cairo International Airport & O.N.

On arrival to Cairo International Airport, you’ll be met by our representative, who will help you in all formalities and transfer you by private Air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel in Cairo. Check-in your room in few minutes!

No meals are included
Overnight in Cairo

Day 02: Tour to Pyramids of Giza, Museum & Khan El Khalili
Day 02: Tour to Pyramids of Giza, Museum & Khan El Khalili

After breakfast, you'll join our expert tour guide to visit the highlights of Cairo, including Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum and Khan El Khalili Bazaars. After the tour, we will have our lunch at local restaurant, then get back to our hotel.

Breakfast & Lunch are included
Overnight in Cairo

Day 03: Visit to Tel Basta & Belbis "1st site of the Holy Family Trip in Egypt"
Day 03: Visit to Tel Basta & Belbis "1st site of the Holy Family Trip in Egypt"

Today, we will visit the town of Babastis, it is now known as "Tel- Basta". The Holy Family rested there in the shade of a tree which came to be called, "The Virgin Mary's Tree" - We will also visit Saint George Church before we drive back to Cairo.

Breakfast & Lunch are included
Overnight in Cairo

Day 04: Tour to Sakha & Samanoud from Cairo
Day 04: Tour to Sakha & Samanoud from Cairo

Breakfast at your hotel. Then, you’ll enjoy the trip to Sakha, about 140 Km north of Cairo, to visit Virgin Mary Church. Then transfer to Samanoud, to visit Saint Abanoub Chursh. After this tour, we will drive back to Cairo and have our lunch on the way.

Breakfast & Lunch are included
Overnight in Cairo

Day 05: Tour to Wadi El-Natrun from Cairo
Day 05: Tour to Wadi El-Natrun from Cairo

After breakfast, we will drive to visit Wadi Natroun, a desert area said to have been blessed by the Christ. Begin your trip with Deir al-Baramus, then proceeds to Deir Anba Bishoy & Abu Makar Monastery. You will end your trip with Deir El-Suryani.

Breakfast & Lunch are included
Overnight in Cairo

Day 06: Christian Tour in Cairo
Day 06: Christian Tour in Cairo

Today we will visit the Hanging Church and St. Sergius as well as the Fortress of Babylon, transfer to Mostorod to see virgin Mary Church, visit the Holy well and Holly Marry tree at Matariya on the outskirts of Cairo. After this tour, we will be back to our hotel.

Breakfast & Lunch are included
Overnight in Cairo

Day 07: Cairo to Minya Tour & Overnight
Day 07: Cairo to Minya Tour & Overnight

Check out after breakfast, then you will enjoy The holy Family Trip to South Egypt. You will transfer South to El Minya, about 03 hours, arrive to El Minya and proceed to see the beautiful church hewn out of the cliff beside the river at Gabal Al-Teir in Minya.

Breakfast & Lunch are included
Overnight in Minya

Day 08: El Minya to Dandara & Luxor
Day 08: El Minya to Dandara & Luxor

Check out after breakfast. Later on, we will continue the route of the Holy family by visiting The White Monastery, it was built in 400 AD by St. Senouda. After that, we will continue driving to Qena to visit Danadara Temple. We will drive to Luxor & overnight.

Breakfast & Lunch are included
Overnight in Luxor

Day 09: Embark your cruise from Luxor & Visit to the East Bank
Day 09: Embark your cruise from Luxor & Visit to the East Bank

Check out from your hotel in Luxor. We will then transfer you to your Nile Cruise ship. After lunch, you'll join our tour guide to visit the Karnak Temples Complex and Luxor Temple. After the tour, we will get back to our Nile Cruise ship.

Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight on board

Day 10: Visit to the West Bank of Luxor
Day 10: Visit to the West Bank of Luxor

After breakfast, we will visit the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Deir El Bahari and Colossi of Memnon. After the tour, we will get back to the Nile Cruise to have our delicious lunch meal on board. Enjoy your Afternoon tea on board while relaxing on the sundeck.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight on board

Day 11: Visit to Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples
Day 11: Visit to Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples

After breakfast, we will visit Temple of Horus in Edfu. Then, we will get back to the Nile Cruise to sail to Kom Ombo, where we can visit Temple of Sobek & Haroeris. Evening time is FREE at leisure to enjoy the Egyptian folkloric show on the Nile Cruise ship.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight on board

Day 12: Aswan Sightseeing Tour from the Nile Cruise
Day 12: Aswan Sightseeing Tour from the Nile Cruise

Energizing breakfast on board. After that, we will visit the High Dam, ride in a motor-boat to visit Temple of Philae. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a felucca ride around Agha Khan Mausoleum and the Kitchener Island.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight on board

Day 13: Disembarkation & Sleeping Train to Cairo
Day 13: Disembarkation & Sleeping Train to Cairo

Check out after breakfast. The rest of the day is FREE at leisure on your own in the city of Aswan. Afternoon, you’ll be met by our representative, who will transfer you to Aswan train station, in order to catch your sleeping train to back to Cairo.

Breakfast & Dinner are included
Overnight on board the train

Day 14: FREE at leisure in Cairo, OPTIONAL Tour to Sakkara
Day 14: FREE at leisure in Cairo, OPTIONAL Tour to Sakkara

Today is FREE day at leisure or we can offer you an "Optional" Tour to Sakkara, one of the well-known historical sites located in Giza, where you can visit the Step Pyramid Complex of king Zoser, the Museum of Imhotep and other attractive sites.

Breakfast is included
Overnight in Cairo

Day 15: Check Out & Departure
Day 15: Check Out & Departure

Check out from your hotel in Cairo after having your breakfast. Later on, you’ll be met by our representative, who will transfer you to Cairo International Airport in order to catch your flight to back home after exploring the route of the holy family in Egypt.

Breakfast is included
Farewell Day

Included

  • check-1 Meet and assist by our English-speaking representatives upon arrival and departure.
  • check-1 07 nights' accommodation at comfortable 4* hotel in Cairo, based on (Bed & Breakfast) meal plan.
  • check-1 01 night's accommodation at comfortable 4* hotel in El-Minya, based on (Bed & Breakfast) meal plan.
  • check-1 01 night's accommodation at comfortable 4* hotel in Luxor, based on (Bed & Breakfast) meal plan.
  • check-1 04 nights’ accommodation on board 5* Standard Nile Cruise Ship, based on (Full Board) meal plan.
  • check-1 Local English-speaking tour guides in all the indicated historical sites in the program itinerary.
  • check-1 Entrance fees to all the indicated historical sites and attractions in the program itinerary.
  • check-1 Lunch meals at local Tourist Restaurants during the day tours in Cairo, EL Minya & Luxor.
  • check-1 One-way sleeping train from Aswan to Cairo, including Dinner & Breakfast.
  • check-1 All transfers by Air-conditioned new model coaches with qualified drivers.
  • check-1 All the current taxes applied by the Egyptian government.
  • check-1 Small Group Tours on board the Nile Cruise ship.

Excluded

  • remove Tourist Visa to Egypt.
  • remove International flight tickets.
  • remove Extras in the hotels "SPA, laundry, telephone, beverages, etc."
  • remove Tipping to "Company Representatives, Guide, Driver, etc."
  • remove Any Optional tours may require.

Tour Info

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Is this price quoted per person?
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per package sharing Double (DBL) room for a small group of minimum 06 adults, including all the mentioned sightseeing tours as per the above-mentioned itinerary and valid from 01 September 2021 to 30 April 2022 - Excluding Christmas, New Year Eve and Easter. However, please note that in case of increase in fuel, taxes and/or tourist sites entrance fees, Vantage Travel International will keep the rights to amend all prices accordingly and without prior notice.
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How I can book this tour?
Due to the outbreak of Corona-virus "COVID-19" and its negative influences on the global travel movement, we are glad to announce our new-flexible terms & conditions when you book any tour from our website. ONLY USD 10.00 / NZD 10.00 per person is requested to confirm your booking! The remaining balance is requested only 10 days prior to departure date. No charges will be applied if you cancelled your booking only 10 days prior to your tour date. However, you can keep your money paid as a trip credit and you will be able to use on any future trip departing until the end of December 2022.
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Is visa to Egypt included?
Passengers are responsible in ensuring that they are in possession of the correct travel documents upon departure and they have met all health requirements. Please check with the nearest consulate office for information concerning travel visas before you travel and if you are required to obtain this or any other document in advance.
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What about tipping in Egypt?
In the Egyptian society tipping is customary and expected in daily life, especially for people working in tourism field. It forms the biggest portion of their income. It is a kind of appreciation to tip someone or not according to the service you receive from all people working for you and involved in your trip like drivers, guides, porters, tour company representatives etc.
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What is your Children Policy?
Children from 00.00 Years up to 05.99 years will be free of charge. However, please note that children from 06.00 Years up to 11.99 years will enjoy 50% discount from the adult rate.

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