ROUND TRIP “COPTIC EGYPT”

ROUND TRIP “COPTIC EGYPT”

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  •  Joining
  •  Hurghada
  •  Daily
  • 09:00AM
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DAY 1: Arrival

Arrival in Egypt and transfer to your hotel in Hurghada.

in Hurghada. Dinner and overnight stay

DAY 2: Hurghada – Cairo

After breakfast bus transfer towards Cairo. On the way there you will turn off at Ras Gharib

Ras Gharib and drive inland to visit the Coptic monasteries of St. Paul & St. Anthony.

Monasteries of St. Paul & St. Anthony. Situated on a rocky mountain plateau, both monasteries blend in

both complexes blend with the barren desert landscape through their natural sandy hue.

The two monasteries are considered the oldest in all of Christendom. Continue to the hotel

in Cairo. Check-in, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 3: Cairo

Today, after breakfast, you will visit one of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Three Great Pyramids of Giza and the statue of the Sphinx.

Walk through the pyramid area and let the thousands of years old history of the pharaohs take effect on you.

of the pharaohs. Lunch included. The rest of the day is at leisure.

at your leisure. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Cairo.

DAY 4: Cairo

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will drive to the Coptic Quarter of Cairo and stroll past the ‘Hanging Church’.

the ‘Hanging Church’, built in the 3rd/4th century and reached by 29 steps, and the Church of St. George.

Church of St. George. Afterwards visit of the cave church of St. Samaan at the foot of the

of the Mokkatam hill. This was built in the early 70s by the residents of the

and uncovered in an abandoned quarry. Today it offers space for up to

up to 1000 Christians for prayers. In the afternoon drive to the district of Matariya to the ‘Tree of the

of the Virgin Mary’. The area is a popular pilgrimage site and according to the legend the

Holy Family reached its first site in the Nile Valley. Dinner and

Overnight at the hotel in Cairo.

DAY 5: Wadi el Natrun

After breakfast in the early morning drive to ‘Wadi el Natrun’, about 100 km northwest of Cairo.

The wadi is partly up to 25 m below sea level and the ground water

groundwater has the possibility to seep through. In winter small lakes form, which dry up again in

dry up again in summer, leaving salt and soda behind. This is the origin of the name

of the valley. During the Roman persecution thousands of Christians fled to the desert

and built 60 monasteries and churches in the area of the Wadi.

4 monasteries are still preserved. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Cairo.

DAY 6: Day at leisure

Breakfast at the hotel and day at leisure in Cairo. You have the possibility to

optional excursions (bookable on site), e.g. to the new Grand Egyptian Museum or to the

alternatively to the Egyptian Museum. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Cairo.

DAY 7: Cairo – Hurghada

After breakfast transfer to Cairo airport and domestic flight to Hurghada.

Check-in, dinner and overnight at hotel in Hurghada.

 

DAY 8: Departure

After breakfast transfer to the airport Hurghada and return flight to Germany.

or transfer to your booked seaside hotel

HIGHLIGHTS

    • Glass-bottom boat semi-submarine tour from Hurghada
    • Immerse yourself in the fascinating underwater world of the Red Sea on a 2-hour trip by semi-submarine

Itinerary

  • We will pick you up from your hotel in Hurghada in an air-conditioned vehicle. We take you to the port. Here you board the semi-submarine. Semi-submarines have large picture windows and do not dive very deep. You have the best view under water, especially near reefs.

    Immerse yourself in the Red Sea and marvel at the colorful fish, reefs and corals. On this approximately 40-minute drive you have the opportunity to snorkel and experience the fascinating nature from the glass-bottom boat. Take unforgettable photos from this fascinating excursion. After the trip, our tour guide will take you back to your hotel in Hurghada.

Finally, head back to the Hurghada marina and return to your hotel in Hurghada.

Included

  • Flight as booked- all transfers in air-conditioned, modern coach
  • 2 nights Hurghada in a Comfort-Hotel (4*) with All Inclusive
  • 5 nights in Cairo in a Comfort-Hotel (4*) with half board
  • domestic flight from Cairo to Hurghada
  • certified guide (German / French / English)
  • Excursions and sightseeing including entrance fees according to the program

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