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DAY 1: Arrival: Arrive Cairo airport and direct transfer to hotel, overnight in Cairo.

DAY 2: Full day tour Pyramids/Egyptian Museum visit The Great Pyramids of Giza and the
Alabaster Sphinx, Proceed to visit the Egyptian Museum. Back to hotel and overnight.At night free or optional tour.

DAY 3: Cairo /Alexandria(Lunch is included on this day) Start to visit the Coptic Sites that were
visited by the Holy Family in lower Egypt. Leave Cairo for TAL BASTA visit St. Mary's spring which started to flow when JESUS passed by. Surrounded by ruins of an ancient Pharaonic Temple. “Behold, the
LORD is riding on a swift cloud comes to Egypt,and the idols of Egypt will tremble at his presence”
(ISA 19:1) Drive to DAKADOUS, visit St. Mary's church which was built on top of 2 Churches dating
back to the 4th & the 13th Centuries. Drive to SAKHA, visit St. Mary's church. In this village the Holy
child left his foot print on a rock.
Proceed to ALEXANDRIA and overnight.

DAY 4: Alexandria Visit some Greco-Roman Monument like Museum, Pomp's Pillar,Catacombs of
Kom El Shoqafa and Roman Amphitheatre. Rest of day free. Overnight at hotel in Alexandria.

DAY 5: Alex./Cairo (Lunch is included on this day ) Drive back to Cairo (220 km) with a visit to a
Coptic Monastery In Wadi EL NATRUN on the midway to Cairo. Arrive Cairo and check in your hotel
and overnight

DAY 6: Cairo Visit places that were visited by the HOLY FAMILY in Cairo and beyond. Leave to
MOSTORD
, where Jesus caused a water spring to flow. Proceed to MATARYA where the Holy Mother
washed clothes of her son and from the water God caused a fragrant plant to grow, "Balsam”. There
is also St. Mary's tree to visit. Drive to ZEITOUN, visit St. Mary's church where she appeared on - on
April 1968. Proceed to OLD CAIRO where the FAMILY stayed in a cave for some time, which became
a part of St. SERGIUS CHURCH.
Drive down to MAADI to visit St. Mary's Monastery and Church on the Nile River where an open bible
was found floating. This is where the Family Started their trip to Upper Egypt by boat. Felucca ride on
the Nile from same point they sail to Upper Egypt. Back to hotel and overnight.

DAY 7: Cairo/El-Menya (Lunch box is included on this day) Leave Cairo to EL-MENYA, visit GABAL
EL TAIR. Here it was said that a huge block of stone was about to fall on the boat of the FAMILY from
the mountain. The virgin was frightened but Jesus stretched his hand and prevented the rock from
failing and left his palm print on it. (This rock is now in the London Museum) Visit St. Mary's Church
& Monastery also called the cave church. There is a altar in the cave where they stayed. Proceed to
El-MENYA, dinner & overnight at hotel.

DAY 8: El-Menya /Assiout (Lunch box is included on this day) Leave El – Menya to Assiout with
visits to BENI HASSAN'S cemetery, Which dates from the second millennium BC? Precede to TEL
EL-AMARNA, which is well known because of its Association with Akhenaton, the monotheist. Drive to
Monastery of EL MUHARRAQ at QOSQAM MOUNTAIN; visit the Church of the holy virgin. The Holy
Family stayed for six months and some days there, it is the first Church was established in the world.
“There shall be an altar to the LORD in the land of Egypt“(isa19:19). There is a ROCK where Jesus
was sitting on. And St. Joseph was Sleeping on when the Angel appeared to him and told him to go
back to JERUSALEM, It was in a hut where Joseph had the dream in which the Angel of the Lord
appeared to him and informed him of Herod's death and Bedded him to take the Holy child and his
mother and return to the landof Jerusalem. ”out of Egypt I called my son” (mat 2:15) (hose 11:1)
Proceed to ASSIOUT, dinner & overnight at hotel.

DAY 9: Assiout / Cairo (Lunch is included on this day)Drive to MONASTERY OF DRONKA at the
mountain of Assiout, there is a cave in that mountain which they stayed for some time. And from here
they started their trip back to Jerusalem. Drive back to CAIRO, check in your hotel for an overnight.

DAY 10: Departure Transfer to CAIRO airport for home flight.

Includes

*5 Nights acc. in Cairo on BB.

*2 Nights acc. in Alexandria on BB.
*1 Night acc. in Menya on HB.
*1 Night acc. in Assiout on HB.
*2 Full day tours in Cairo as mentioned in our program.
*Half day tour in Alexandria as mentioned in our program.
*A/C deluxe bus as mentioned in our program.
*Entrance fees when applicable.
*An Egyptologist guide accompanying the group in all sights.
*Extra lunches as mentioned above.
*All transfers.