ROUND TRIP “COPTIC EGYPT
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
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
Semi-submarine tour from Hurghada
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.
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