Cairo, St. Catherine Monastery And Sharm El Sheikh
Day 1: : Cairo Airport & Transfer to your Hotel in Cairo
Upon arrival in Cairo our representative who will assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage will greet you. From the airport you will be transferred by a private A/C car or mini-bus to your hotel to check in and overnight.
Day 2: (B + L) Cairo Sightseeing Tour to the Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian museum & Coptic Cairo
Following breakfast at the hotel your guide for the day will pick you up and transfer you to Giza, legendary as the majestic Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerionos to view these spectacular man-made monuments. Afterwards a tour of the great Sphinx; guarding the Royal Burial Chambers and temple of Cheops.
From Giza we go to the Egyptian museum of antiquities, which was established in 1902 near the city center in Cairo. On display is a rare collection of 5000 years of art — the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamen collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry, as it was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1920’s when his tomb was excavated.
Our next stop is in Coptic Cairo home of some of the oldest Christian churches in the world and retraces the steps where Mary and Joseph walked thousands of years ago. We will visit the Hanging Church, also known as El Muallaqa that was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and it was believed to have been built at the end of the 3rd century. Built on the outer wall you will see the Greek Church of St. George. Following is a visit to the Church of St. Sergius, a perfect example of Coptic churches and monasteries. It was founded at the end of the 4th century and it stands on a crypt that is said to have sheltered the holy family during their flight from Egypt.
Our tour will conclude with a visit to the St. Barbara’s Church that was built between the 4th and 5th centuries. It has preserved ruins of Saint John.
At the end of the day we will transfer you back to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 3: (B+L+D) Flight from Cairo Sharm El Sheikh
Following breakfast at the hotel our Min Travel representative will transfer you to the airport to coach flight to Sharm El Sheikh. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight in hotel.
Day 4: (B+L+D) Transfer from Cairo to St. Catherine
This morning free for leisure.
Your guide for the day will pick you up around 10:00 PM and transfer you to St. Catherine.
Day 5: (B+L+D) Sightseeing Tour to Moses mountain & St. Catherine Monastery
Then climb Moses mountain (2,285 meters high) to view the sunrise. Descend and visit St. Catherine Monastery (The Monastery closed every Friday and Sunday). Return to Sharm El Sheikh via private car or minibus. Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh.
Day 6: (B) flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo
Transfer to Airport Sharm El Sheikh to fly back to Cairo. Overnight hotel in Cairo.
Optional tour: Alexandria Over day
Day 7: (B) Transfer to Cairo Airport & final Departure
Following breakfast at the hotel our Min Travel representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.