Duration
9 DAys
Tour Type
Private
Group Size
from 2 People
Languages
All
Tour Price: From 1500 €
Overview

Enjoy a religious trip in the Christian sights in Egypt. Embarking on a pilgrimage in Egypt is a profound and transformative experience, immersing pilgrims in the rich spiritual heritage of the Coptic tradition. One of the essential stops is the El Zeitoun Church, also known as the Saint Mary Church, where the Virgin Mary is believed to have appeared in the 1960s. This holy site in Coptic Cairo draws countless pilgrims seeking solace and divine connection.

Coptic Cairo is also home to the Hanging Church, a magnificent architectural gem suspended over the Babylon Fortress. Adorned with stunning Coptic Christian art, this sacred space encapsulates the deep-rooted history and faith of the Coptic community.

Journeying further, pilgrims visit the Abu Serga Church, believed to be the resting place of the Virgin Mary and Jesus during their sojourn in Egypt. It holds immense significance and offers a sanctuary for prayer and contemplation.

During the pilgrimage, pilgrims have the opportunity to visit the revered Virgin Mary Tree, a symbol of faith and a site where the Holy Family is said to have sought refuge. It provides a serene setting for reflection and spiritual connection.

In Alexandria, pilgrims explore the Coptic Church of Morqosia, the Evenglasmos Greek Church, and the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Saba. These sacred spaces resonate with devotion and history, inviting pilgrims to deepen their spiritual journey.

For a profound retreat, the Monastery of Saint Anthony and Saint Paul offers a sanctuary of solitude and reflection. Nestled in the desert, it carries a rich legacy of monasticism and provides pilgrims with a transformative experience.

The pilgrimage concludes in the captivating St. Catherine area, where Mount Sinai rises majestically. Ascending this sacred mountain, pilgrims can witness breathtaking views and connect with the spiritual significance of the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments.

In the realm of ancient Egypt, a pilgrimage unveils the profound spiritual heritage of the Coptic tradition. It is a journey that enriches the soul, fostering a deeper connection with the divine and leaving pilgrims transformed by the experience.

Included
  • Meet and assist
  • All transfers with air-conditioned vehicles
  • Archeological guide
  • All sights mentioned in the program
  • 7 Nights in Cairo hotel 4 **** on h/b basis
  • 2 Sharm El sheikh hotel 4**** on h/b basis
  • All meals as mentioned in the program
  • Fly tickets from Cairo to Sharm
  • Fly tickets from Sharm to Cairo
Excluded
  • Anything not mentioned in the program
  • Tipping
Itenary
Day 1 / Cairo

Welcome to Egypt! Your tour begins when you are greeted by our representative at Cairo airport who will assist you through immigration and customs formalities. After you have collected your luggage, he will then take you in our deluxe vehicle, to your Cairo hotel for check-in and rest.

Around 10.00 am, we will start our way to visit

Saint Mary Church

After that you will head to your next visit, El Zeitoun Church or Saint Mary Church which was built in 1924 A.D as a copy or small figure from Aya Sofia church in Istanbul-Turkey. The church is the place where the Virgin Mary apparition for the first time in Egypt.

Coptic Cairo | The Hanging Church

Then you will end your tour in the oldest place of Cairo (Coptic Cairo) or (Multi-religious compound) as it is called in Egypt. Your tour will include the Hanging Church (El Muallaqa) like suspended in English, the first built-in Basilican style, and the most famous Christian Coptic church in Cairo.

Abu Serga church

Then you will visit the church of St. Sergius (Abu Serga church) where you will see the place where the Virgin Mary and her son rested during their trip to Egypt. It is known that the church is one of the oldest churches in Egypt, dates back to the 5th century. Abu Serga church has the cave where the holly family stayed during their visit to Egypt.

Then we will take our lunch in one of the local restaurants then back to the hotel.

Meals:

Lunch, dinner

Day 2 / Cairo

Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a full day tour to El Matariya where you will visit the Virgin Mary tree. The place is one of the most important places for the holly family stops. It is a sycamore tree where the Virgin Mary used to rest. The tree attracts many pilgrims every Christmas as it’s the most famous between all the holly trees in Egypt. It is believed that the Virgin Mary rested under the tree at this place and spring of water sprouted for her to drink and wash her son’s clothes.

  • Maronite Cathedral of St. Joseph
  • Syrian Cathedral of the Holy Rosary in Cairo

Lunch at local restaurant

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, dinner

Day 3 / Alexandria

Your day starts with breakfast at your hotel followed by a drive with our deluxe vehicle to Alexandria Sightseeing like

  • the Coptic church Morqosia
  • Evenglasmos Greek Church
  • Saint Catrin Church
  • The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Saba
  • Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue

Lunch will be in a local restaurant then head back to Cairo

Meals:

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 / Cairo

Monastery of Saint Anthony& Saint Paul

Breakfast at your hotel then you will start your tour with your guide to the Monastery of Saint Anthony, which is considered to be one of the oldest monasteries in the world, together with Saint Catherine’s monastery on Mount Sinai.

Monastery of Saint Paul

The monastery is separate from the monastery of Saint Anthony by the south Gabel El- Galala Plateau. The monastery thrived between the 12th-15th centuries when monks were translating theological works into Arabic. The monastery was often home to Monks from many different Christian religions; the monks who inhabited the monastery today still speak Coptic, after that, you will continue your visit to the monastery of Saint Paul. Saint Paul was the youngest known Hermit when he was 16 years old, he escaped from Alexandria to the Eastern desert to be away from the Roman persecution. Here you will find four churches on the site including the Cave Church of St Paul which is in the center and still keep St Paul’s remain and it’s believed that he spent his life in that Cave between 251-325 AD.

Lunch

Will be lunch boxes

Back to the hotel, enjoying the rest of the day on the beach

Day 5/ Cairo - Sharm

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel then transfer to Cairo airport to take your plane to Sharm El Sheikh. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Sharm to check-in and free till next morning

Meals:

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6/ St Catharine

Meeting at the reception of the hotel around 03.300 am then start the drive to St. Catherine area and Mount Sinai

Upon arrival, we will head to St. Catherine’s Monastery which is Greek Orthodox and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest working Christian monastery in the world.

Note: Kindly be informed that the church right now is closed. The monastery is opened but you cannot visit the church from inside.

  • Hot shrub
  • Catechesis of Moses
  • Eucharist (in the open air)
  • Relax time

Transfer to Dahab for lunch in one of the best sea front restaurants then drive to Sharm El Sheikh Hotel for overnight.

Meals:

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7/ Sharm - Cairo

Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to Sharm El Sheikh Airport to fly to Cairo. Upon arrival, you will have your lunch at Cairo then you will be taken to your hotel in Cairo for overnight.

Meals:

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8/ last day Cairo and flight at night

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Enjoy the last breakfast at Cairo hotel and free time till departure time to Cairo airport at Night.

Day 9/ Back to Home