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Christian Egypt 10 Days / 8 Nights, Cairo, Aswan, Edfu, Luxor, Mt. Sinai


TOUR FEATURE INCLUDES: • Round trip air: USA – EGYPT – USA


• Meet and assist upon arrival by your Homeric Tours representative


• Private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach throughout


• English-speaking Homeric Tour manager throughout


• Your choice of 4 or 5 star hotels • 8 Nights of hotel accommodation • Breakfast and dinner daily • 4 Nights Nile cruise with full board • 7 Days of sightseeing tours • All transfers • All entrance fees • Hotel taxes and service charges • Porterage of one suitcase per person • USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program


The itinerary may be modified and tailored to the specific requirements and budget of your group.


The Temple of Philae


DAY BY DAY ITINERARY DAY 1: USA


Depart for your overnight flight to Egypt. DAY 2: CAIRO


Upon arrival meet your Homeric Tours repre- sentative and transfer by deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach to your hotel. Day at leisure. Dinner and overnight. (D)


DAY 3: CAIRO After breakfast, meet your guide. First stop is the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. Take a camel ride and transport yourself back in time. Next visit the Solar boat Museum followed by a visit to the Egyptian Museum. Continue to Mem- phis (biblical name “Nope” Isaiah 19:13, Jeremiah 2:16, 46:14 & &19, Ezekiel 30:13,16, Isaiah 10:25). Return to Cairo. For dinner and overnight. (B,D)


DAY 4: ASWAN After breakfast, transfer to the airport for our short flight to Aswan. Upon arrival transfer to board our cruise ship. Lunch on board. Sail the Nile by Felucca around Kichener’s Island & Agha Khan Mausoleum. Afternoon tea, later dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)


DAY 5: HIGH DAM / THE TEMPLE OF PHILAE / GRANITE QUARRIES


Visit the High Dam of Aswan and then Philae Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then onto the Granite Quarries to see the Obelisk weighing 1168 tons. Visit Elephantine Island and its remains of a Jewish temple. Lunch on board, followed by


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a visit to the Temple of Kom Ombo, which was once used by Christians as a church. Sail to Edfu. Afternoon tea and dinner on board. Overnight in Edfu. (B,L,D)


DAY 6: EDFU


Disembark and visit an ancient Greco-Roman Temple in Edfu, one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. The building inscriptions provide details of its construction and the conflict between Horus and Seth. Lunch on board. Sail to Luxor. Dinner and evening Gallabia Party. Overnight in Luxor. (B,L,D)


DAY 7: LUXOR Today we visit the West Bank, The Valley of the Kings and The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari. Visit to the East Bank, Karnak and Luxor Temples follow. Onto the airport for your short flight back to Cairo. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)


DAY 8: CHRISTIAN CAIRO TOUR After breakfast, visit the Suspended Church, the Hanging Church built in the 4th century on top the south gate of the fortress of Babylon. Continue to the Church of St. Serguis a 5th century Basilica built on the cave where the Holy Family stayed, and which is regarded as a source of blessing. Visit the restored Synagogue of Ben Ezra marking the Place where Moses was saved by the water girl of Pharaoh. Continue towards the Land of Goshen, tracing the route of the Biblical Exodus (Genesis 16-18). We stop in Marah where the children of Israel found the waters bitter, and continue to


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Elim, an oasis site where 12 wells and 70 palm trees were found during the journey to the promised land by the children of Israel. Onto Wadi Feiran (Rephidim), where the children of Israel fought the Amalekites, and the possible site where Moses held his arms up in Victory. Onto Mt. Sinai and Wadi el Raha, the area where the golden calf was forged (Exodus32). Arrival of St. Catherine, dinner an overnight. (B,D) Optional night activity: Climb Mt. Sinai, Camel ride up to 1/3 up Mt. Sinai.


DAY 9: MT. SINAI (ST. CATHERINE MONASTERY) / CAIRO


Early morning optional ascent to Jebel Musa – Mt. Sinai (approx. 6,900 ft.). Walk in the footsteps of Moses and the devoted pilgrims. Opt to take a camel ride to one of the stations to take in the scenery along the climb to the summit (750 steps). As you read the book of Genesis remember this is the place where Moses met the Lord from the burning bush and where he received the Ten Commandments. Descend and return to our hotel for breakfast. After relaxing, we will leisurely begin our motorcoach journey back to Cairo. Arrive in Cairo in time for dinner and overnight accommo- dations. (B,D)


OPTIONAL RETURN: Motorcoach to the Taba border into Israel or Jor- dan (call for Israel and or Jordan extension details)


DAY 10: USA After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)


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