Christian Tour

Friday, 21 May 2010 13:55
    The hanging church - cairo Christian Tour

    8 days/ 7 nights Cairo, Red Sea & Wadi Natroun

    Day 1 Our representative will meet & greet you at Cairo international Airport, and handle all your procedures through passport control, luggage area & customs formalities. Then you will be transferred to your hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle. and enjoy your Egyptian tours.

    Day 2 Proceed to the famous churches at Old Coptic Cairo to see the Hanging Church, where the nave is suspended from the old Babylon Fortress; the Church of st. Barbara, the 4th century Church of Abu Serga (St. Sergius & Bacchus), as well as the  Jewish Synagogue and Coptic Museum. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.

    Day 3 Enjoy an excursion to the Coptic Monasteries in the desert at Wadi El Natroun . Notable among them is the Baramus Monastery, 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 Trip to the Coptic Monastery of st. Antony and the Monastery 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 Visit the Church of the Holy 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 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 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

     Abbassia area. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo


    Day 8 Breakfast, and transfer to Cairo International Airport for departure



    1- Meet & assist upon arrival and departure
    2- All transfers to/from airport & hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle
    3- Accommodation in Cairo for 07 nights at  the Hotel including daily breakfast
    4- All sightseeing mentioned (Private), including English Egyptologist guide, entrance fees & transfer by a modern air-conditioned vehicle.
    5- Portage at airports and hotels
    6- All taxes & service charge



    1- Entry visa to Egypt
    2- Any optional tours not mentioned in the itinerary
    3- Meals except where indicated
    4- Drinks and any personal expenses

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