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Footsteps of the Holy Family

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 25 people
Destination(s): Egypt  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History   Biblical Tours  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 690 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 800 US Dollar (USD)

Typically, Israel is considered the land of Jesus. But Jesus and His parents had also a secure refuge in Egypt. And Egypt played a greater role than any other country in the shaping of Christian doctrine during the first four centuries. Clement and Origen had major teaching roles in the 2nd century, Athanasius gave the 1st list of the 27 books for the New Testament, they were all Egyptians. Cairo's Cathedral now enshrines remains of the body of St. Mark.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Cairo A/P. Assist & transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Pharaonic Cairo. Visit Egyptian Museum, proceed to visit Pyramids & Sphinx of Guiza (One of the world's 7 wonders) plus step Pyramids of Sakkara.

Day 3: Alexandria. Travel to Alexandria, on the way visit the 3 Monasteries of Wadi El Natroun (one of the main stops of Holy Family built on the 4 th cent).

Day 4: Alexandria. visit Cathedral of St. Mark the Apostle, where He began his mission. "A pillar at the border thereof to the lord" Isaiah 19 : 19.
then visit ; Alexandria great library
On the way back to Cairo visit Virgin Mary church at Sakha that enshrines the rock of footprint of Child Jesus. Back to Cairo.

Day 5: Tel-Basta. Visit Virgin Mary church of Apparition in 1968 at Zeytoun plus the tree that sheltered Them at Matareya, on the way visit cave of H.F at Mostorod. Arrive Tel Basta visit miraculous well of Child Jesus, plus remains of distorted idols.

Day 6: Over day Minya - Asyout. At Minya visit Virgin Mary church built on the 4th Cent. AC. over the cave of the H.F by Empress Helena that has also build Church of Nativity. There also visit the rootless tree that sheltered Them. Continue to Moharrak Monastery to visit the church (Altar) of which the 1st brick was put by Child Jesus.

Day 7: Old Cairo Churches. Visit Coptic Museum that enshrines Coptic antiquities and icons. Visit churches: El-Moalaka (suspended) built on the 5th cen. Abu Serga built on the 4th cen. AC. over the cave where Holy Family sheltered - St. George Greek Orthodox church.
then to Maadi & visit Virgin Mary church at the shore of their departure point to Upper Egypt by sailing boat plus Holy Bible found floating opened. Visit the Coptic Cathedral that enshrines remains of St. Mark's body.

Day 8: Transfer to Cairo A/P. Departure. End of the tour.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 06 nights accommodation at hotel in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis
- 01 night accommodation at hotel in Alexandria on bed and breakfast basis
- Sightseeing excursions as mentioned in above program
- Transportation by deluxe A/C coaches
- Entrance fees
- Qualified English speaking guide of good knowledge in christian heritage
- All local taxes.

Price Excludes:
- Egypt entry Visa
- Tips
- Personal expenses
- Any items not mentioned above.