Egypt is mentioned throughout the Bible with tales of the Great Exodus and the flight of the Holy Family into the land of the Pharaohs. Christianity in the country has a long history, and this tour aims to visit many important ancient Christian sites and locations mentioned in the Bible including some said to have been visited by the Holy Family during their journey through the country. We also visit some of Egypt's most famous Pharaonic sites and learn about the context of how ancient Christians lived in Egypt over the centuries. Read more
You arrive at Cairo Airport where we meet and greet and transfer you to your hotel. Our Egypt Uncovered rep. Welcomes you, helps you settle into the hotel, and outlines the plan for the next few days.
Today you have a full day tour to visit the Egyptian Museum (home to the treasures of King Tut) and the Churches of Coptic Cairo.
We head to the Giza Plateau this morning to visit the Pyramids, Sphinx and Solar Boat Museum. We then head to Wadi Natrun to visit the 4th century monasteries before continuing on to the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
Your tour of the city includes the Roman amphitheatre, Pompey’s pillar, Catacombs of Kom al-Shoqafa, Qait-Bay Fort and the famous Library of Alexandria.
Follow the Mediterranean coast to the city of Ismailia via the Biblical town of Tanis.
Leave Ismailia and head into the Sinai Peninsula to St Catherine’s Monastery and Mount Sinai.
Very early start - hike to the summit of Mount Sinai for the sunrise. Visit St Catherine’s Monastery before driving to Suez.
Drive south from Suez to Zafarana to visit the Monasteries of St Anthony and St Paul. In the afternoon return to Cairo.
Head West out of Cairo to visit the Oasis town at Fayoum. Full day at the Oasis before returning to Cairo in the afternoon.
Visit the Pyramids at Memphis and Saqqara before lunch at Khan-el-Khalili Bazaar. Afternoon tour of the Salah-el-Din’s Citadel.
You have free time in Cairo today until we transfer you to the airport for departure.
We use a range of carefully selected hotels on all of our tours. If you have specific requests for hotels, please let us know when enquiring.
"The crew were tops! Very knowledgable and helpful in everything and being so down to earth! the layout of the truck alone puts all other overland trucks to shame. I had comments from people on the other tours and they all said they were very jealous of our truck. i have enjoyed my time immensely... would do it all over again!"
Ms. Adele Samuel (Istanbul to Cairo - overland expedition)
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