6 Days / 5 Nights
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Cairo / Giza / Zeitoun / Mostorad / El Matariya
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It’s a precious opportunity to experience the Coptic legacy in Cairo and visit a wide selection of the best Coptic sightseeing such as the Hanging Church, St Virgin Mary Church, Abu Serga Church, Cathedral of St Mark in addition to the ancient awesome monasteries in Maadi, Mostorad and El Matariya. Live the adventure and book now!!
Meet and assist service at Cairo International Airport.
Accommodation 5 nights at 5* hotel in Cairo 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 mentioned in the itinerary.
All charges and taxes.
Entry Visa to Egypt.
Any Optional Tours.
Arrive in Egypt then you will be met and greeted by our company representative who will offer you all the facilities to complete your travel formalities and luggage checks in the quickest way. After that, you will be driven to 5* hotel in Cairo by a modern A/C vehicle to check-in. Your first step in Cairo will be ideal when it will be along the breathtaking Nile River so that we have decided to make your start in Cairo more exceptional by offering you a wonderful dinner cruise on a highly recommended Nile ship with the most beautiful Tannura and whirling dervishes shows before you'll get back to your hotel.
After a good sort of breakfast, you will be escorted by a personal tour guide to start your Egypt trip package by visiting:
The complex of Giza Pyramids is the most outstanding archeological project ever built in Ancient Egypt. This awesome location consists of three significant pyramids of more than 4000 years which were the final resting place for the powerful kings of the 4th dynasty. The most eminent highlight in the Complex is the timeless Khufu Pyramid.
The wonderfully Sphinx is the most glorious statue in history which acts as the grand fortress of the Giza Pyramid Complex. Massive blocks of stones and an unfamiliar design are the prominent features of this majestic monument. The sculpture had taken the shape of a lion's body and Pharaoh's Khafre's head as most historians expected.
The valley temple is the homeland of the dead which had received the dead kings of the 4th dynasty and witnessed the mummification process of their bodies and their preparation to enter the afterlife world and the site was thought it was ordered by Khafre.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant then head to visit:
The Egyptian museum is one of Cairo's best monumental attractions which involves the rarest example of the ancient Egyptian ruins and treasures in addition to the royal collection and the golden masks, coffin, and much more of the immortal antiquities.
You will return to your hotel to spend the night.
In the morning, you will be accompanied by your Egyptologist to visit the tip-top Coptic monuments in Cairo including:
The church of St Virgin Mary or "Maadi Church" is the finest Coptic site which refers to the pretty Virgin Mary. The church was the first resident of the Holy Family in Egypt before they had set up their adventure to Upper Egypt so the site is holy and its structure is unique.
An Egyptian lunch will be served at a very good restaurant then move to visit:
The Hanging Church is one of the first Coptic churches ever built in Ancient Egypt. It's completely created in the 9th century. The most popular thing about the Hanging Church is that it was constructed hanging over the walls of the Roman Babylon Fortress.
The Church of St George is a Greek Orthodox church of the best of Old Cairo monuments that were built in the 10th century at the top of the Roman Fortress of Babylon. The church is connected to the Monastery of St George and the internal walls are ornamented by the ancient impressive artworks that portray the quest of St George to defend the Christian faith.
The breathtaking Church of St Sergius had been established in the 5th century and some other historians thought it dates back to the 8th century. The site had taken is a name to commemorate two soldiers of the Roman army who decided to sacrifice their lives for their Christian faith and the church was one of the points that were passed by the Holy Family.
It's one of Old Cairo's best religious attractions which is devoted to Saint Mina. The ancient building dates back to the 6th century but it was completely disappeared. The process of the reconstruction of the current church dates back to the 12th century.
We will drive you back to your hotel.
Have breakfast then you will be accompanied by your private Egyptologist tour guide and transfer you to El Matariya (Ancient Heliopolis) to visit:
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 scared tree was a pilgrimage destination for many centuries. At the same place, the child Jesus created a water spring from which the Virgin Mary bathed Jesus and the balsam plant grew.
After that, join your guide again to witness:
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.
Lunch will be offered at a local restaurant before we will drive you back to your hotel.
After having breakfast you will be taken by a modern air-conditioned car with your private guide to visit:
It's the bathing place where the Virgin Mary bathed the baby Jesus and it's one of the best holy locations in Egypt.
Then, we will drive you to:
It's located in the Old Cairo district and it was greatly established in the 5th century. The site is dedicated to St Cyrus and John and when the remnants of St Barbara were brought to the site, a separate sanctuary was created. The church is famous for its finest basilica style of decoration and structure.
Then move to visit:
Tt's the oldest Orthodox Cathedral in Africa and it's the seat of the Pope of Alexandria. The site is full of wonderful icons and the fine mosaics that decorated the sides.
Have lunch at a local restaurant then we will transfer you to your hotel in Cairo to spend the night.
Check out then we will drive you to Cairo International Airport for your final departure and end your trip vacation in Egypt.
Social distancing enforced throughout our tours.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.
Note: Check our blog about what to pack for Egypt.
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Most amazing vacation! Tour guide Mohamed Elshemei was the best! He is the perfect guide! I loved Egypt and all the rich history!
Excellent tour Guide Mohamed Elshemei in Cairo who is very knowledgeable, fun and he has a great personality. He took so many pictures for our group and never rushed us.
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