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11 Days Adventure Tour to the Holy Family in Egypt

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Tour Details

Duration

11 Days / 10 Nights

Tour Location

Cairo / Alexandria / Zeitoun / Mostorad / El Matariya / Ismailia / Sinai

Tour Availability

Everyday

Pickup & Drop Off

Cairo Airport

Tour Type

Out Of the Ordinary Tour

Amazing 11 Days Adventure Tour to the Holy Family in Egypt for New Zealander Travelers

11 Days tour to the Holy Family in Egypt is an entertaining trip showcasing the golden treasures of Egypt. The outstanding travel agency Egypt Tours Portal will provide all our Kiwi guests with the most incredible services during the blessed holiday tour of a private A/C Vehicle, comfortable accommodations, and a proficient Egyptologist tour guide which is anticipated from the best travel agency in Egypt. All our New Zealander clients will travel to heaven and let's have a spiritual journey to the holiest destinations in history. Enjoy a wide variety of miraculously hidden treasures in the land of Pharaohs and visit some of the most historical cities in Egypt. In Cairo, you will head to Giza Pyramids in addition to the best-known Coptic sites such as the Church of St Virgin Mary, St Menas Church, the Hanging church in addition to El Matariya, and Zeitoun. Discover Christianity in depth while you witness the monasteries of Wadi El Natroun and Alexandria sightseeing and impress the heavenly St Catherine Monastery before you will get back home. Book this superb tour and make every moment filled with magic and wonder.

Tour Highlights

Giza Attractions

  • Giza Pyramids
  • The Sphinx
  • The Valley Temple

Cairo Attractions

  • The Egyptian Museum
  • The Hanging Church
  • St Virgin Mary Church

Alexandria Attractions

  • Qaitbay Citadel
  • Catholic church of St Catherine
  • Alexandria Library

Saina Attractions

  • St Catherine Monastery
  • Springs of Moses
  • Monastery of Nuns

Tour Inclusions

  • Meet and assist service at Cairo International Airport.
  • Accommodation 7 nights at 5* hotel in Cairo on Bed and Breakfast basis.
  • Accommodation 1 night at 5* hotel in Alexandria on Bed and Breakfast basis.
  • Accommodation 1 night at 5* hotel in Ismailia on Bed and Breakfast basis.
  • Accommodation 1 night at 5* hotel in Catherine 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.

Tour Exclusions

  • International Airfare.
  • Entry Visa to Egypt.
  • Tipping.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Any Optional Tours.

Tour Itinerary

Day One: Arrival / Start Your Egypt Vacation

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Welcome to Egypt!! Our "Egypt Tours Portal" representative will receive you at Cairo International Airport and assist you to skip customs, luggage checks, and official procedures then you will be picked up in a private deluxe air-conditioned vehicle and transported to check in the 5* hotel and relax.

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Dinner Time

Evening time, you will be taken to enjoy the most mesmerizing dinner cruise and capture exceptional moments among the Egyptian food, the Nile scenes and the local whirling dervishes, and the traditional shows.

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Overnight

We will transfer you back to your hotel.

Meals: Dinner

Overnight: Cairo Hotel

Day Two: Trip to Pyramids and Museum

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Let's enjoy your breakfast then you will join your tour guide in a deluxe private A/C vehicle to visit:

Giza Pyramids Complex - Egypt Tours Portal

Giza Pyramids Complex

The breathtaking necropolis of the Giza Pyramids Complex is one of the holiest places in history since it involves some of the ancient precious wonders which were formed by the ancient Egyptian civilization. Three impressive pyramids were a great representation of the complex and the bigger one of them was regarded as one of the world's timeless miracles.

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The Great Pyramid

On the heavenly grounds of Giza is the cosmic and fictitious pyramid of Pharaoh Khufu (2609 BC - 2584 BC) which was the most soaring construction on the planet since its invention in 2570 BC for over 3800 years which stood at a height of 138.5 meters (454.4 ft) and was made up of 2.3 limestone blocks that he's a total weight of 6 million tons. The pyramid is known to encounter the four cardinal points of the compass and the last standing member of the seven wonders of the ancient world. 

Giza Sphinx - Egypt Tours Portal

The Great Sphinx

The Sphinx is the miraculous lion sculpture that sits in the heart of the Giza Complex as a spectacular symbol of intensity and courage. The Sphinx is a massive limestone statue dedicated to Pharaoh Khafre which was established during the 4th dynasty.

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The Valley Temple

The Valley Temple which was built during the fouth dynasty of King Khafre is a mighty structure that was greatly erected for purification and mummification in a magical ritual known as the Opening of the Mouth Ceremony and as a funerary temple to host the rituals and the main religious festivals.

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Lunch Time

Lunch will be proceeded at a good quality restaurant then head to witness:

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The Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum is the house of legacy and glory built in 1901 where many thousands of ancient pharaonic ruins and artifacts kept for thousands of years. The contents of the museum date back to many various periods of Egypt's history and it's the museum is an actual display of funerary objects, papyrus papers, wooden coffins, and many more.

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Overnight

You will transfer you to your hotel for the overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Cairo Hotel

Day Three: Trip to Maadi Church & Coptic Cairo

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You will enjoy your breakfast at the hotel then you will join your private tour guide to visit the best Coptic highlights in Cairo including:

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St Virgin Mary Church

St Virgin Mary Church is located in Maadi and the church of St Mary is regarded as one of the most beautiful Coptic attractions in Cairo. The church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and it had witnessed the first steps of the holy family for their journey to Upper Egypt by the Nile. St Virgin Mary Church has the finest architectural design.

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Lunch Time

A tasty lunch will be served at a local restaurant then you will move to visit:

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The Hanging Church

This marvelous Hanging church is one of Egypt's oldest Christian religious sites which was established during the 9th century. The name is derived from the location of the church since it hanged atop the walls of the Roman Fortress of Babylon.

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The Church of St Sergius & Bacchus

Saint Sergius Church is an impressive Coptic church in Old Cairo that dates back to the 5th century. The site is believed that it was constructed over a cave at the same place where the Holy Family stayed for three weeks. Abu Serga was greatly built to commemorate the two Roman soldiers Sergius and Bacchus who were martyred in Syria for their Christian beliefs.

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The Church of Saint Menas

It's one of the oldest Coptic churches which is situated in Fum El Khalig in Old Cairo. The Church of Saint Menas is dedicated to Saint Mina. The original church was constructed in the 6th century but it was largely destructed and the recreation of the current building dates back to the 12th century. The church was involving the possessions of Saint Mina before it was moved to his monastery in Alexandria.

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Overnight

We will drive you back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Cairo Hote

Day Four: Wadi El Natroun and Alexandria Trip

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Check out after breakfast then we will pick you up by a private air-conditioned vehicle to:

Wadi El Natroun - Egypt Tours Portal

Wadi El Natroun

Wadi El Natroun is one of Egypt's renowned Christian places. A personal Egyptologist will escort you to this holy site which was the real birthplace of Christian monasticism. Wadi El Natroun maintained an essential historical position when it hosted thousands of Christians who escaped from the persecution of the Roman Emperor in the 4th century. The site involved approximately 50 monasteries. However, there are only 4 monasteries that exist today. You will start your trip to Wadi El Natroun by visiting Al Baramus Monastery then move to witness the Monastery of Saint Bishoy where Anba Bishoy had been buried. In addition, you will be guided to marvel at the Syrian Monastery and impressed by the wonderful architecture and charming arts and structures.

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Lunch Time

After that, we will drive you to Alexandria where appetizing lunch will be served at a restaurant.

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Overnight

Check-in 5* hotel to spend the night in Alexandria.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Alexandria Hotel

Day Five: Fabulous Day Trip in Alexandria

Qaitbay Citadel - Egypt Tours Portal

Breakfast at the hotel then your tour guide will receive you to begin a marvelous journey to the best historical and Coptic attractions in Alexandria including:

catacombs of kom el shoqafa

Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa

The Catacombs is a major burial necropolis that dates back to the 2nd century AD. However, it had commonly been used during the 4th century AD. The Catacombs was founded in 1900, and the building consists of three levels, and it contains a six-pillared central shaft that leads to the entrance hall.

alexandria library

Qaitbay Citadel

The Citadel of Qaitbey is one of the Mediterranean strongest fortresses which was established in 1477 AD by Sultan Qaitbey and it was designed by the finest Mamluk architecture. The citadel was one of the most powerful fortification systems in the world in the 15th century and in addition to its military importance, its role extended to store ships and weapons in 1517 AD and during the next three centuries.

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Catholic church of St Catherine

This is the time to discover one of the holiest landmarks in Alexandria; Saint Catherine Church is a very ancient Roman monument that was erected in 1882. The church was created at the same place as the Crusader monastery belonging to the Augustinians. Most of the church is ornamented with Crusader wall decoration and most of the internal chambers contain a number of chapels.

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Lunch Time

Lunch will be proceeded at a very good restaurant then head to have a photo stop in front of:

Alexandria library

Alexandria Library

Alexandria Library is the oldest public governmental library in history and it's enough to know that the ancient bibliotheca which was built during the Ptolemy Age contained 700,000 books. However, the modern library was reconstructed in 1974 and it was officially opened in 2002 as the most famous worldwide encyclopedia.

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Overnight

You will return to Cairo and spend the night at the 5* hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Cairo Hotel

Day Six: Trip to El Matariya and Zeitoun Church

The Virgin Mary Church in Zeitoun - Egypt Tours Portal

Have breakfast then you will be accompanied by your private Egyptologist tour guide and transfer you to El Matariya (Ancient Heliopolis) where:

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The Virgin's Mary Tree

The tree of the Virgin Mary is an ancient sycamore tree that 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.

The Church of the Virgin Mary in Zeitoun - Egypt Tours Portal

The Church of the Virgin Mary in Zeitoun

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 was affected by Italian art, and the walls of the church were decorated with carvings of the Virgin Mary and Jesus.

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Lunch Time

Let's have lunch at a local restaurant.

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Overnight

You'll get back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Cairo Hotel

Day Seven: Visit Mostorod, Samnoud and Sakha

Virgin Mary Church in Mostorod - Egypt Tours Portal

After having breakfast you will be taken by a modern air-conditioned car with your private guide to visit:

Virgin Mary Church Mostorod - Egypt Tours Portal

Virgin Mary Church Mostorod

One of the most magical attractions in Egypt is the golden Virgin Mary Church of Mostorod where the essence of the great civilization will be showcased. It's the bathing place where the Virgin Mary bathed the baby Jesus and it's one of the best holy locations in Egypt.

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Meniet Samnoud

The majestic Meniet Samnoud is a heavenly creation of bliss and grace worthy of exploring. It's a small town where the Holy Family was warmly greeted and welcomed by its inhabitants and Jesus blessed them. It's believed that the remnants of the ancient church had disappeared under the current significant church of St Abanoub.

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Lunch Time

You will have your lunch, then you will visit:

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Sakha

The golden city of Sakha is a work of magical and miraculous art and beauty filled with epic stories and natural beauty. This small village was passed by the foot of Christ. There, you will see the footprints of Jesus carved on a rock stone by the Virgin Mary.

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Overnight

You will drive back to the Cairo hotel for the overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Cairo Hotel

Day Eight: Visit Tel Basta and Tanis

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Prepare yourself to continue your Holy Family trip, and after breakfast, you will be picked up by a private car, and your personal guide and drive you to:

The village of Tel Basta -Egypt Tours Portal

The Village of Tel Basta

The magical village of Tel Basta is an epic attraction known to a holy place where the Christ created a water spring to drink during their quest across the blessed lands of Egypt during the heavenly quest of the holy family that lasted for many years across the many cities of Egypt.

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Tanis

Everyone will get the golden chance to visit the magical city of tanis one of the oldest cities in the city of mankind which was the central piece of the incredible movie" Raiders of the Last Ark". Everyone will visit some of the ancient temples and tombs dated back to the 26th dynasty.

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Lunch Time

We will transfer you to Ismailia to have lunch.

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Overnight

Spend the night at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Ismailia Hotel

Day Nine: Start your Trip to Sinai & St Catherine

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Check out after having breakfast in Ismailia and you will start your tour to Sinai. You will take the route by a private air-conditioned vehicle to:

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The Sinai Peninsula

The magical land of Sinia will offer everyone the vacation of a lifetime across the divine and beautiful land of Sinia. Everyone will pass by the springs of Moses (Oyoun Mousa) and then move to the hot springs of Hammam Pharaohs till you will arrive at Abu Zanima, the fishermen's town.

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Lunch Time

Have Lunch then continue until you reach the desert oasis of Wadi Firan and visit the Monastery of Nuns.

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Overnight

You'll be taken to spend the night in Catherine.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Catherine Hotel

Day Ten: Visit St Catherine Monastery

St Catherine Monastery Sinai - Egypt Tours Portal

Have an early morning start roughly at 02:00 am and you will be taken to Moses Mountain where you will join your Bedouin guide and start climbing the mountain and once you reach, you will be face to face with the greatest monastery in history:

St Catherine Monastery - Egypt Tours Portal

St Catherine Monastery

It's one of the most beautiful Christian destinations in the world which was established by the Emperor Justinian in 527 AD on the remnants of an ancient church built in 337 AD by the empress Helena. The breathtaking monastery has maintained a special religious position in ancient history that's why it attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world.

We will drive you to your hotel to have breakfast and then pack your luggage.

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Overnight

Prepare yourself to get back to Cairo and spend the night at the 5* hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Cairo Hotel

Day Eleven: Final Departure & Fly to Home

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Have your final breakfast in Egypt then check out your hotel before your driver will transfer you to Cairo International Airport to fly home and end your journey in Egypt.

Meals: Breakfast

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Tour Safety Measures during COVID-19

  • Social distancing enforced throughout our tours.

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.

  • Regular temperature checks for staff

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.

  • Hand sanitizer provided for travelers and staff.

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

  • Face masks provided for our travelers, tour guides, reps, and drivers during tours.

  • Guides, reps, & drivers are required to regularly wash hands.

  • Accommodations are licensed to meet the general regulations for hotels & tourism resorts with a maximum of 50% of its total capacity.

  • 24/7 Follow up with our guests & staff in case of any symptoms appeared and immediately take the necessary actions.

What to Pack

  • Hat.

  • Camera.

  • Umbrella.

  • Medication.

  • Comfortable Shoes.

  • Sunblock & Sunglasses.

  • Warm clothes in winter.

  • Cotton clothes in summer.

  • Valid Passport for 6 months.

  • Note: Check our blog about what to pack for Egypt.

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What You Will Love About This Tour?

  • The sight of all the golden marvels of Egypt will be the sight of miracles and bliss.

  • Our Kiwi clients will watch the facts and tales of ancient Egypt come to life through the Giza pyramids complex, Alexandria Library, Qaitbay Citadel, Catacombs of Alexandria, the Church of St Virgin Mary, St Menas Church, the Hanging church, St Catherine Monastery, Springs of Moses, Sinia, Tanis, and more.

  • Our New Zealander guests will be thrilled and entertained by the majestic services provided on this magical tour.

  • Everyone will discover the majestic history behind the holy family and Egyptian civilization that spanned for over 5000 years.

  • The adventure of a lifetime will come to life on this incredible tour.

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