Bahy Rafla is a very well known English speaking tour guide in Egypt!! Take the Christian Tour in Egypt and see the marvelous Coptic architecture. Visit the Monasteries of St. Simon and St. Menas at Maryut. Visit old Coptic Cairo and see the Hanging Church where the nave is suspended from the old Babylon Fortress, the Church of Saint Barbara , the oldest 4th century Church of Abu Serga (St. Sergius & Bacchus), as well as the Jewish Synagogue and Coptic Museum, Wadi Natroun, Notable among them is the Baramus Monastery, Church of the Holly Virgin.
Day 1 Arrive Egypt: Our representative will meet you at Cairo international airport. Then you will be transferred to your hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle. Tomorrow enjoy your churches tours.
Day 2 Old Coptic Cairo: After breakfast, visit the famous churches at old Coptic Cairo to see Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church also known as the Hanging church, where the nave is suspended from the old Babylon fortress; admire the unique work of High and late Gothic architecture at Church of St. Barbara, which dates back to the 5th or 6th century AD. Proceeding to the 4th century Church of Abo Serga (St. Sergius & Bacchus), as well as the Jewish Synagogue and Coptic Museum with the largest collection of Egyptian Christian artifacts in the world. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Day 3 Wadi Natroun: After breakfast, enjoy an unique excursion to the Coptic Monasteries in the desert at Wadi Natroun. Notable among them is the Baramus Monastry, which was built at the site where Macarius the Great settled in 340 AD and is still inhabited by monks. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Day 4 Red Sea Monestries: Trip to the Coptic Monastery of St. Antony and the Monatery of St. Paul, which lie at the foot of the Red Sea Mountains in the Eastern Desert. St. Anthony was among the founders of Christian monasticism and St. Paul was one of the first hermits. The monasteries, founded in the 4th and 5th centuries, are both still occupied. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo
Day 5 Holy Virgin Church: Visit the Church of the Holly Virgin with its three cupolas on the banks of the Nile at Maadi. Move on to the Monastery of St. Simon (Simeon) the Tanner, dramatically situated in the Mokattam Mountain, on the outskirts of Cairo. St. Simon was a 10th century saint whose faith is said to have moved this mountain. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Day 6 St. Menas Monastery: Trip to the recently built monastery of the celebrated martyr St. Menas at Maryut, near Alexandria. Built on the site of the 4th century shrine, which was the ‘Lourdes of the ancient world’, the site also comprises various excavated churches. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Day 7: Coptic Cathedral: Enjoy an excursion to some of Cairo’s Coptic Churches: see the 10th century Church of the Holy Virgin in Haret El Roum, the Coptic Cathedral at Abbassiya area. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Day 8: Final departure: After breakfast you'll be transferred to Cairo International Airport for departure.
Prices per person in USD
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- Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports.
- Assistance of our guest relations during your stay.
- All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
- Accommodation for 7 nights in Cairo including daily breakfast.
- All sightseeing tours are private tours.
- English Egyptologist guide.
- Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
- Bottled water during the trips
- Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary.
- Portage when needed.
- Free Mobile phone during your stay (charged about 30 min Local calls or 2 min. International Calls).
- All service charges and taxes.
Prices does not include:
- International Airfare.
- Entry visa to Egypt.
- Any optional tours.
- Personal expenses.