Egyptian Monasteries

Egyptian Monasteries

9 Days / 8 Nights

Day 01:    CAIRO

Arrive to Cairo International airport, meet & assist by our representative.

Transfer to your hotel in Cairo & Overnight

 

 

Day 02 :    Cairo

Breakfast at the hotel

Full day visit to the Egyptian Museum, which houses 100.000 original pieces of antiquities, as well as, the famous treasure of King Tut Ankh Amon

Continue your visit to the Three Majestic Pyramids of kings: Cheops, Kephren and Myckerinus and the famous Sphinx in Giza

On route, lunch at local restaurant.

Overnight at the hotel.

 

 

Day 03:    Cairo – Wadi El Natroun – Alexandria 

Check out after breakfast

Drive to Alexandria through Cairo/Alexandria desert road.

On the way you will Wadi El Natroun Monasteries, including Anba Bishoy Monastery, St. Mary Monastery and Anba Makarius Monastery. (Monasteries are sometimes closed during fasting periods, according to the Coptic calendar, dates to reconfirm).

Lunch on your way or in one of the monasteries

Continue driving to Alexandria, check-in at the hotel.

Dinner & overnight

 

 

Day 04:   Alexandria 

Breakfast at the hotel, then depart on the North Coast road to visit St. MarKorios monastery

Back to discover the city of Alexandria, considered as the Pearl of the Mediterranean

Visit Alexandria Bibliotheca, and the Montazah Palace Garden

Lunch at local restaurant during visits

Dinner & overnight at the hotel

 

 

5ème Jour :    Alexandria / Abou Mina / Cairo

Check out after breakfast

Depart by bus to Cairo. On your way, stop at the Monastery of St. Mena (Abu Mena).

Visit the new monastery, which was built on the site of an ancient church, where the remains of the Saint has been found

Lunch at Anaphora, continue the road to Cairo.

Overnight at the hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 06 :    Cairo

Breakfast at the hotel

Depar by bus to Old Cairo, which is the cradle of Christianity throughout Egypt. Visit the Hanging Church (el Moalaqua) of the Virgin Mary, St. George Church, St. Barbara Church, Virgin Mary Church known as “Kasriet El Rihan (Basil Pot Church) “, and St. Serge Church where the Holy Family hide when they were in Egypt and finaly  the Coptic Museum and Ben Ezra Synagogue.

Lunch at local restaurant during the visits

Overnight at the hotel

 

 

Day 07 :    Cairo / Zafarana / El Sokhna

Check out after breakfast

Drive to Zafarana, through the east desert road. Visit St. Paul Monastery and the cave he used to live in, for almost 90 years.

Continue to the Monastery of St. Anthony the Great, the father of all the monks.

Lunch on your way (or in one of the monasteries)

Road to Ein Sokhna on the Red Sea.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

 

 

Day 08 :    El Sokhna  / Cairo

Check out after breakfast, free time on the beach

Drive back to Cairo

Upon arrival to Cairo, check-in at the hotel & overnight

 

 

Day 09: Cairo / Final Departure

Check-out after breakfast.

Transfer to Cairo International Airport for final departure.

End of our service.