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EGYPT

 
EARLY CIVILIZATION & CHRISTIANITY
9 Days / 7 Nights, Tour Package

$600 BONUS ON TOP OF COMMISSION FOR A GROUP OF 21-30 PAX

AIR AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

From $1,129 + tax ppdo LAND ONLY

Book your 2018/19 groups by July 31 and save 25%

Egypt is home to some of the world's greatest wonders and biblical sights; come join us on this magnificent pilgrimage. Early civilization and ancient Christianity come alive as you visit the Pyramids, explore ancient monasteries, and see the mountain where Moses received the Ten Commandments. Spend time in the heart of the wilderness where Moses led the Israelites after the Exodus, as well as at the most popular Red Sea resort on the Sinai Peninsula.

 

Day 1  (Sun.) Board your overnight transatlantic flight.

Day 2  Arrival in Cairo, Egypt. (Mon.) Transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Enjoy this evening's WELCOME DINNER with your traveling companions. (D)

Day 3  Cairo. (Tue.) Meet your Egyptologist for a spectacular day of sightseeing including the EGYPTIAN MUSEUM, MEMPHIS with the statues of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx, SAKKARA'S 'Stairway to the Sky' (the oldest of the pyramids). (BB)

Day 4  Cairo. (Wed.) Visit Old Cairo and sightsee the "HANGING CHURCH" (EL-MUALLAQA) and ST. SERGIUS CHURCH, said to stand above a crypt which sheltered the Holy Family during their flight from Egypt. Afterwards visit the COPTIC MUSEUM. Then visit ST. MERURIUS CHURCH (Abu Seifein) with its extraordinary collection of icons and Coptic art. (BB,D)

Day 5  Cairo. Excursion to Gazi and Wadi Natroun. (Thu.) This morning visit GIZA'S SPHINX and the Great Pyramids. Afterwards, journey to Wadi El Natroun and visit several of the four ancient MONASTERIES. It is here that Christian monasticism began in its most primitive form with anchorites inhabiting caves around the valley. (BB)

Day 6  Cairo-Sharm el Sheikh. (Fri.) Fly from Cairo to Sharm el Sheikh, the most popular Red Sea resort on the Sinai Peninsula. Balance of the day at leisure to lounge by the pool, snorkel, or simply relax. (BB)

Day 7  Sharm el Sheikh. Excursion to St. Catherine. (Sat.) Enjoy a full-day excursion to ST. CATHERINE'S MONASTERY, situated at the foot of Mt. Sinai-'or Mount Moses (Biblical Mount Horeb), where Moses received the Ten Commandments. One of the jewels of Western Civilization, St. Catherine's Monastery is home to some of the world's richest collections of icons and ancient manuscripts, and it is built on the reputed site of the "Burning Bush." (BB,D)

Day 8  Sharm el Sheikh-Cairo. (Sun.) Morning flight from Sharm el Sheikh back to Cairo. Afternoon at leisure. Enjoy this evening's FAREWELL DINNER. (BB,D)

Day 9  (Mon.) Your homebound flight arrives the same day. (BB)

  • CAIRO Guided sightseeing; visit Tutankhamon's Tomb in the Egyptian Museum, the statues of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis, the 'stairway to the sky' at Sakkara, the great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza

  • OLD CAIRO Guided sightseeing; visit the 'Hanging Church,' St. Sergius Church, Coptic Museum, St. Merurius Church

  • WADI EL NATROUN Visit monasteries

  • ST. CATHERINE Visit the Monastery of St. Catherine and view Mt. Sinai

  • SHARM EL SHEIKH Leisure time at Red Sea Resort.

  • 7 buffet breakfasts (BB); 4 three-course dinners (D), including welcome and farewell dinners

  • Inside Visits are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges when applicable

  • Free airport transfers: book your scheduled transatlantic flight with and benefit from our free transfers

  • Low air-fares: compare our competitive air-inclusive prices-business class available! And with many tours take advantage of our favorable add-on rates from your home city

  • Hotels listed for each tour. Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.  Cairo:  Intercontinental Pyramids Hotel,  Sharm El Sheikh:  Sheraton
    CAIRO Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel (SF), SHARM EL SHEIKH Sheraton (SF)

  • Host service in each city is provided; on arrival you receive an information briefing

 

 

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