Your Egypt Tours representative will meet & greet you at Cairo International Airport and handle all your procedures through passport control, luggage area & customs formalities. Then a private air-conditioned vehicle will transfer you to your hotel. Tomorrow enjoy your church tours.
Proceed to the famous churches in old Coptic Cairo to see the Hanging Church, where the nave is suspended from the ancient 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.
Enjoy an excursion to the Coptic Monasteries in the desert at Wadi El Natrun. Among them is the (Paromeos Monastery), known in Arabic as Baramus Monastery, 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.
Trip to the Coptic Monastery of St. Antony and St. Paul's Monastery lies 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 still occupied, back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
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.
Trip to the recently built monastery of the celebrated martyr St. Menas at Mary, near Alexandria. Built on the site of the 4th-century shrine, which was the ‘Lourdes of the ancient world,’ the area also comprises various excavated churches. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Enjoy an excursion to some of Cairo’s Coptic Churches: see the 10th century Church of the Holy Virgin in Haret El Room and the Coptic Cathedral in the Abbassia area. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast and transfer to Cairo International Airport for departure.
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The monastery and church of Samaan the Tanner. Learn about the garbage city up the mokkatam mountain Visit the famous churches at old Coptic Cairo. Explore the Coptic Monasteries in the desert at Wadi El Natrun. Learn about the history of Christianity and Judaism on visiting Old Coptic Cairo.