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Out of Egypt have I called My Son". (Hosea 11:1)

The Route of the Holy Family in Egypt

Holy Family Ten-Day Tour from Cairo

 

 

Due to the orders of the king Herod king of Jerusalem to kill all new Born the journeys of the Holy family begins through Egypt. Blessing her land from El Arish until El Quossia and Deir El Muharak.

 

    Along the River Nile from the middle of the Delta (Sakita) until Upper Egypt near Assiut. For three and half years providing Egypt with a wide and extendable Holy Areas with Monasteries, Churches and places entered by the Child Jesus and Virgin Mary.

    We have respected hereunder as you will notified the order of all the visiting sites by the Holy Family starting the Egyptian border at El Arish with small explanation to each place and his importance during the Journey's for 3 and half years to be able to follow on the old Egypt map.

 

Our Package is

Key Details

Tour Duration

10 days

Live Guide

Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

Holy Family Ten-Day Tour from Cairo

Not available

At least 2 persons are required for this tour.

What You'll Do

         Visit the last remaining site of the old seven wonders of the world: the Giza pyramids

         Admire the beauty and mystery of the Sphinx

         Discover the Holy Family's route through Egypt

         See the oldest church in Africa

         Explore the unique Coptic monasteries of the Egyptian desert

Overview

This epic tour is your chance to follow in the footsteps of the Holy Family: explore the route taken by the Virgin Mary and Jesus, when they left Palestine for the safety of Egypt.

What to Expect

On day one, you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel.

Day two includes a tour of the Cairo area, including three magnificent pyramids, the Sphinx at Giza, and the Egyptian Museum.

On day three you will leave Cairo for Alexandria. This day includes the Coptic sites visited by the Holy Family in Lower Egypt, including St. Mary's church, where the Jesus is said to have left his footprint on a rock.

Day four is dedicated to Alexandria, including Greco-Roman monuments such as the catacombs of Kom El Shogafa and the Roman Amphitheater.

 On day five, you return to Cairo, visiting a Coptic monastery at the midway point.

 

 The sixth day will take in various places in Cairo that were visited by the Holy Family, including Mostord, where Jesus is said to have caused a water spring to flow, and Matarya.then travelling to       menya, overnight.

On the seventh day, you begin your tour in El Menya, where Jesus is said to have saved Mary from a falling rock upon which he left a palm print. Then traveling to Assiut and over night.

The eighth day continues on to Assiut, with stops including the Monastery of El Muharraq, site of the world's first Christian church.

And a visit to the Monastery of Dronka, which includes a cave where the Holy Family stayed. That night you will return to Cairo, and the following day is free in Cairo.

The tenth day departure for home.

What's Included?

         Airport pick-up and transfers

         All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle

         All sightseeing and tours mentioned in the itinerary

         All accommodation, including bed and breakfast

         Professional Egyptologist guide for all Sights

         All services and taxes

         7nts in Cairo in 5 stars hotel-1 night Menya 4 stars hotel-1 night Assiut 3 stars hotel

What's Not Included?

         Entry visa to Egypt (25$)

         Entrance fees to all sights

         Any optional tours

         Personal expenses

         Tips

Meeting Point

Cairo International Airport

 

List of Monasteries Starting Sinai:

St. Catherine Monastery

Situated 250km southeast of Suez surrounded by bare stones mountains. Marvelous for walking, the site is traditionally that where God manifested himself to Moses in the burning Bush. The Monastery was built in 527, the principal attractions are the Basilica of Justinian, the Chapel of the Burning Bush, the Old refectory covered with graffiti from

14th to 16th Century and the Library with the richest monastic collections of Byzantine Icons.

 

List of Monasteries Starting Zaafarana:

The Monastery of St. Anthony

Located at 130km south of Suez City and the 45km west into the eastern desert, it is the largest of the Coptic Monasteries surrounded by high walls Build Beneath the Cliffs of Mount Kalalah. Some of 680 meters elevation at 276 meters above Monastery the St. Anthony's cave a climb is worth it for the view guided by a monk. The Monastery look like a village with streets. There are several Churches decorated with frescoes the oldest structure in the Monastery is the church of St. Anthony Built over the Saints tomb by his disciples. He has lived 105 years dying in 356AC.

 

List of Monasteries Starting Cairo and Churches:

         Virgin Mary Church at Musturud (El Mahanna)

         Mary Guirguis Church in Belbais

         Virgin Mary and Abnoub Martyr Church Samanoud

         Virgin Mary Church in Sakha (Kafr el Sheikh)

         North Wadi el Natrun Monastery el Baramous

         South Wadi el Natrun Monastery St. Maccare

         Middle Wadi el Natrun the Monasteries of Anba Bishoy and el Soryane.

         Virgin Mary Church at Ein Shams (Mataria)

         Monastery of Catholic nuns at Mataria

         Virgin Mary Church at Zoweila Road near Port Said street.

         St. Serge Church (Abu Serge) in Babylon Forteress.

         El Moalaka and St. Barbara Church (Old Cairo)

         Monastery of Abu Seifein (2 swords) include St. Damiane Church and small virgin Mary Church where the Holy family stayed.

         Virgin Mary Church (el Adaweiya) at Maadi by the Nile side

         Monastery of El Garanos (Church of Virgin Mary) Maghagha.

         Virgin Mary Church at el Bahnassa 17 km West Beni Mazar.

         Monastery of Virgin Mary on top of El Teir Montain east Samalout beside Cement factory at Samalout.

         El Ashmounein area west of the Nile.

         Dayrout El Sherif area South of Ashmounein (Philis)

         El Quosseiya (not the new one) Known as Kascam village.

         From Kascam to Mir village (7km west of el Kosseiya)

         From Mir they went to Kascam Mountain where now exist the Monastery of El Muharak (6 monthes and 10 days journeys) and until they return in Maadi and Old Cairo to Palestine.

         El Muharak Monastery (327km South Cairo) and (48km North Assiout) Every year inauguration day on 15 November. It is considered to be the only Church in the world which was Blessed by Jesus and purified in every corner by the Holy Family.

         On the return the Holy Family the stayed on the DarNaka Mountain (8km South West Assiout) and the Angel Church is located their with its 12 Donus at El Durnuka's Monastery.