Upon arrival to Cairo Airport, our Nile dream representative will meet and assist then picking you up to your hotel to check-in and stay in Cairo overnight
Cairo / Alexandria in 7 days
If you visit Cairo and have enough time Nile Dream Tours organize hand-crafting package it designed and crafted to put you in touch with all the impressive and fascinating sights in Cairo and the Greco-Roman monuments in Alexandria also we give you the opportunity to enrich your spiritual experience visiting the places of the old and New Testament, where the Holy Family stayed including the monasteries of Wadi EL Natron
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Upon arrival to Cairo Airport, our Nile dream representative will meet and assist then picking you up to your hotel to check-in and stay in Cairo overnight
After breakfast, you will meet with our tour guide of Nile Dream Tours then we will visit
the Giza plateau where the 4th dynasty pyramids were constructed Khufu (Cheops) pyramid, it is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one that stands until now, it is the most attractive monument on the plateau 146.59 meters high and its sides at the base reached 230.37 meters in length. The tilt of their faces was 52 degrees. It is the greatest monument in Egypt and has almost 2,300,000 stone blocks. As an Arab proverb says: "man fears time, but time fears pyramids."
Khafra (Khefern) pyramid is 136.4 meters high, each side measures 215.25 meters and the inclination of its faces is just over 53 degrees. Its estimated volume is more than 1.6 million cubic meters. On its vertex remains of the old original shiny limestone covering can still be seen.
The pyramid of Menkaura (Mykerinos) whose base measures 103.4 meters on each side and its original height was 65.5 meters, with a slope on all four sides of 51 degrees. It conserves at the base 16 courses of red granite that corresponded to the lower cladding of the monument. We will continue to visit the Valley Temple and the Great Sphinx built by Pharaoh Khafra (Khefern) it is 73 meters long, and almost 20 meters high.
After lunch in a local restaurant, you will visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which was built in 1902, and it exhibits a large number of items and treasures (exceeding 170,000 masterpieces) dating from the Prehistoric Period to the end of the Roman era, arranged in chronological order, exhibited in 42 rooms on the ground floor contains the largest of the exhibits, such as a massive statue pair of Amenhotep III and his wife Tiye, the colossal statues of Ramses II, the super famous pieces like the Narmer Palette, diorite statue of Khafre, bedroom furniture of Queen Hetepheres and the exhibits of the Amarna collection which include a colossal statue of the ‘heretic’ king Akhenaton. The upper floor there are 47 rooms housing about 3000 pieces of the treasure of Tutankhamun the boy-king’s tomb, discovered by Howard Carter in 1922, including the shrines and tomb furniture the famous gold mask and sarcophagi.
After the tour, you go back to the hotel overnight in Cairo
After breakfast, we will go to Saqqara necropolis, there you visit the Pyramid of Djoser the earliest stone building in Egypt built in the 27th century BC during the III Dynasty for the burial of Pharaoh. The pyramid structure rises above the plateau in a series of six stepped ‘mastabas" and was built in several stages, beginning with an initial square mastaba and that its plan was changed several times during the construction and finally was surrounded by a complex of dummy buildings enclosed within a niche limestone wall over 10 m high, all this was designed by the genius architect Imhotep. The burial chamber has been closed for restoration for decades but recently was opened
later we visit the group of pyramids at Dahshor where you can visit the Red Pyramid 2700 BC. of king Senfru dynasty IV, called so, due to the colour of limestone used in constructing the pyramid’s core, Its casing of white limestone is now completely missing It is 220 length and 104 high,The entrance is on the northern side of the pyramid leads to three chambers the second chamber coincides with the vertical axis of the structure. About 4 km to the south is the Bent Pyramid recently opened for visitors and popularly called the Devil's Mouth since it is very difficult to reach its burial chamber.
Our last stop is Memphis, the capital of Ancient Egypt founded by king Menes or Narmer during the old kingdom, and lasted for more than eight dynasties as a center of art and architecture, once again during the new kingdom became the military capital of the Egyptian empire. The city reached a peak of prestige under the sixth dynasty as a center for the worship of Ptah, the god of creation and artworks, His consort Sekhmet, and their son Nefertem. The alabaster sphinx that guards the temple of Ptah serves as a memorial of the city's former power and prestige, also the recumbent statue of Ramses II is the most beautiful carved statue in all Egypt
Lunch and then transfer to your hotel overnight in Cairo.
Our tour guide will accompany you to visit the following ;
Mataria, A place where the Lord Jesus created a fountain of fresh water, The Holy Family drank from this water. The water was also used by the Virgin Mary to wash the clothes of the Child Jesus. When the water spilled over onto the land, a beautifully fragrant balsam shrub sprouted. To this day, there is a street in that area named Balsam Street. The Holy Family rested under a large tree that today is known as ‘Mariam’s tree’, and it still stands strong. Beside this tree, people planted other trees of the same species that survived till this day. The tree and the well of spring water are surrounded by a large fence; they both serve as an important landmark for people through the centuries, it was visited by Empress of France Eugenie, in 1869. Also, many of the French soldiers came to visit this landmark during the French campaign in Egypt, and they also took the blessings of the water of the well. Some soldiers were even healed from various diseases, and they wrote their names and words of gratitude onto the tree.
El Zeitoun, where they rested for a short while. After twenty centuries, our lady the Virgin Mary appeared at the church. This miraculous apparition was on the 2nd of April in the year 1968. And continued appearing over this church for about a whole year, and hundreds of thousands of people from various religions and ethnicities witnessed her. Marian Apparition
Haret zuela where the Holy Family came, and they drank from water-well there. This church is an ancient, dating back to the fourth century, and it served as a papal residence for 23 patriarchs of the Coptic Orthodox Church, for more than 360 years we continue the tour visiting
The Church of Abu Serga, Old Cairo
The Holy Family arrived in Old Cairo, and they took refuge in a cave beneath the ground, adjacent to the fortress of Babylon, and they lived in this cave for three months. Eventually, this cave was turned into a small church, and another larger church was built above it. Known as Abu Serga Church. This is a famous church that is visited by many people from around the world, as they seek the blessings of the place where the Holy Family lived for some time. It is considered one of the oldest churches that were built in Egypt. Adjacent to this church is a church similar in antiquity, namely, the Moualaqa Church or the ‘Hanging Church’. This church is named the ‘hanging church’ because of the way that it is situated – over the gatehouse of Babylon’s Roman fortress.
Lunch in a local restaurant Next, we continue the day visiting.
The church of the Virgin Mary in the city of El Maady
The Holy Family arrived in the city of,Maady on the bank of the Nile River. At this location, a church was later built and named: the church of the Virgin Mary ‘Maadiya’ or ‘who passed by’. This is where the Holy Family boarded a boat sailing to Upper Egypt. This whole region was then named, the city of Maady, The Holy Family lived in this area for a few days, until they boarded a boat sailing to Upper Egypt. In March 1976, priests of the church saw a Holy Bible floating on top of the Nile towards the church until it stopped in front of the church. They found that it was open to ...” Isaiah 19 where it is written, “Behold, the LORD rides on a swift cloud, And will come into Egypt'' and also, “Blessed be Egypt, My people.” (Isaiah 19:25). The church placed this Bible in a glass case inside a small shrine within the church, and they left it open to the same page as it was found.
After the visit, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Check out and breakfast, then we take the highway Cairo /Alexandria nearly 110 km we stop by;
Ein al Hamra
It is the spring of water from the time of the holy family that continued to be a source of freshwater until this day, and it is named, ‘Mariam’s spring’. Later on, the spring’s name was changed to the ‘Hamra Spring’, because a nearby village was developed, and all who lived in the village depended on this spring as their source of freshwater. This spring gave forth abundant amounts of freshwater, which mingled with the surrounding saltwater and extended to hundreds of acres. The water in this area is used for medicinal purposes, to treat various ailments such as psoriasis. Also, through the blessings of the Holy Family who visited the Natron
The monastery of Saint Bishoy
St. Bishoy’s Monastery was established during the 5th century under the supervision of St. Bishoy. This monastery is well known, especially for its prime papal residence
St. Mary’s Monastery El Sourian
This monastery was built in the 6th century over the cave where St. Bishoy used to dwell, known as the ‘Sourian Monastery’ because in the 8th century, monks from the Syrian orthodox church came to spend some time in it, so it carried their origin and both names were united. Hence, it became, St. Mary’s Monastery El Sourian
Lunch in a local restaurant after which you will continue traveling northward to Alexandria and check-in your hotel.
Overnight in Alexandria.
After breakfast, you will visit:
Pompey’ Pillar which reaches around 27 meters, it was constructed to commemorate the Roman emperor Diocletian in the third century and considered the highest cenotaph of the world, near beside the column there are two small statues similar to sphinx made of pink granite and belong to Ptolemy VI
Kom EL Shoqafa Catacomb
It was discovered in 1900 AD, completely. Dug in the rock, it dates back to the 1St century AD and was used until the 4the century AD. At first, it was a private tomb and then turned into a public one. It is the largest known Roman burial site in Egypt and one of the unique and most famous cemeteries in Alexandria, representing a model for the mixture between the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman art. It consists of three tiers of tombs that could accommodate up to 300 corpses. The architecture of the tombs reflects Greco-Roman styles. This can be seen in the wall decoration, which shows the combination of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman artistic traditions. People are buried here in sarcophagi, in shelves, and in urns of ashes after cremation.
You also visit the Citadel of Qaitbay located at the entrance of the eastern harbour on the eastern point of Pharos Island. It was erected on the exact site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria (destroyed in the 14th century), which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The citadel was built by sultan Ashraf Qaitbay in 1477 A D who wanted to protect Alexandria city from the Ottoman Empire direct threats it is considered one of the most important defensive strongholds, not only in Egypt but also along the Mediterranean Sea coast. It formulated an important part of the fortification system of Alexandria in the 15th century A.D,
After lunch in a local restaurant, we visit Alexandria New Library
The actual construction began in 1994 and completed in 2002 with $200 million budgets, it comprises around 120 manuscripts and rare scrolls. Today, the library receives about 800, 00 visitors annually with the main target to be an academy of dialogue and rationality the library consisted of four underground stores and six upper stores. The architectural design was chosen by the UNESCO the competition was won by a Norwegian architectural office, from among more than 1000 competitors, and it is supposed to be constructed in the same place of the original building of the famous library completely burnt in the 7th century, that was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. Designed in the reign of Ptolemy I Soter, and built during the reign of his son Ptolemy II Philadelphus. The library acquired about400, 000 papyrus scrolls, and had presented knowledge and science for the whole world during more than 10 centuries until it was completely burnt in the 7th century. Both the ancient bibliotheca and the new library share the same heritage and knowledge.
After the tour transfer to Cairo.
Check out and breakfast, Transfer to Cairo Airport to take the return flight
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• 2 months 60 days before your arrival date, you will be charged 10%of the total price.
• 1 month 30 days before your arrival date, you will be charged 20% of the total price.
• 2 weeks 14 days before your arrival date, you will be charged 50% of the total price
.• Less than 14 days before your arrival date, you will be charged 100% of the total price. Any Cancelation to a domestic flight Ticket for any case and any time during your stay, you will be charged a Cancelation fee according to the Airline's company Cancelation policy
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Precautions against Covid-19
Regarding avoid the spread of Covid-19. We will apply the following precautions
1- Guests are obliged to wear masks from the start to the end of the tour, including the members of the service (guide, drivers etc...) it will be provided to whom they need it during the tour
2- The temperature of the guests will be measured daily, excluding those maintaining in quarantine and display fever or symptoms, those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99Fahrenheit) will be fully refunded.
3- we should respect one-meter safe distance as possible as we can and the tour consists of not more than 6 persons
4- Disinfection gel and Alcohol will be available before, during and after the service moreover the transportation will be cleaned very well by disinfection solutions before and after each service.
• Meet and greet service by our representatives upon your airport arrival
• Transfers in private vehicle with air conditioning
• 2 transfers at the airport
• English-speaking tour guide during your excursions
• 1Bottled mineral water every day
• 05 Full Day's Tour
• Main Entrance Fees
• Excursions according to the itinerary
• This itinerary could be changed in order according to the circumstances of service not to be canceled
• 5 meals during visits at a local restaurant
• Accommodation in Cairo for 5 nights, including daily breakfast.
• Accommodation in Alexandria for 1 night, including daily breakfast
• Egyptian SIM card, per family, for your unlocked mobile device for your stay in Egypt
• Tourism Police Permission
• International airfare to Egypt
• Entry Visa to Egypt
• Personal spending.
• Extra Entry Ticket to inside the Pyramids.
• Extra Entry Ticket to the Solar Boat Museum
• Extra Entry Ticket to inside the Royal Mummies Room
• Optional Activities.
• Anything not mentioned above.
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