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The Holly Family in Cairo

6 days / 5 nights

4 Nights Cairo | 1 night St. Catherine


Blessed is Egypt my people (Isaiah 19:25)
Out of Egypt I called my Son (Matthew 2:15)

According to the sources of the Coptic Church among which is the vision documented by Pope Theophilus, and recorded in the Coptic Senexarium the Holy Family proceeded from Bethlehem to Gaza, and then to El-Zaraniq (also known as Floussiat), some 37 KM west of El Arish; then they threaded their way along northern Sinai until they reached Farma (ancient Pelusium) mid-way between El-Arish and present-day Port Said. It was their last stop in Sinai; and with the next leg of their journey they put the perils of the wilderness behind them

Tour Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival – Cairo

Upon arrival to Cairo, you will be met by Stylish Holidays representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight

Day 2: Cairo

After breakfast, your private Egyptologist tour guide and driver will pick you up and start your tour. Drive to Giza and visit the Pyramids. See the Sphinx and the Valley Temple. Lunch en route.
Visit the Virgin Mary Church of El Maadi:

“Cairo suburb of Maadi which, in earliest Pharaonic times, was an outlying district of Memphis, the capital of Egypt then; and, at Maadi, they boarded a sailing-boat which carried them up the Nile towards southern Egypt. The historic church built upon the spot from which they embarked, also dedicated to the Virgin, is further identified by the denominative, 'Al-Adaweya', the Virgin's Church 'of the Ferry'. (In fact, the name of that now modern suburb, Maadi, derives from the Arabic word which means 'the Crossing Point').  The stone steps leading down to the River's bank, and believed to have been used by the Holy Family, are accessible to pilgrims through the Church courtyard. An event of miraculous importance occurred on Friday the 3rd of the Coptic month of Baramhat – the 12th of March – 1976 AD. A Holy Bible of unknown provenance was carried by the lapping ripples of the Nile to the bank below the Church. It was open to the page of Isaiah 19:25 the page declaring, "Blessed be Egypt My People". The Bible is now behind glass in the Sanctuary of the Virgin in the Church for all to see.”

Return to your hotel for Overnight.

Day 3: Cairo

After breakfast, visit the Old Cairo and walk back in time, visiting the Old Coptic Church and the Hanging Church known as Misr El Kadima, which is among the most important locations visited by the Holy Family where the spiritual impact of their presence is most felt still; though their stay was brief, for the Governor of what was then Fustat – enraged by the tumbling down of idols at Jesus' approach – sought to kill the Child. But they took shelter from his wrath in a cave above which, in later years, the Church of Abu Serga (St Sergious) was built. This, and the whole area of the Fort of Babylon, is a destination of pilgrimage not only for the Egyptians but for Christians from around the world. An air of piety and devotion pervades the whole district
Lunch en route.
Afternoon, drive to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities for a detailed, guided tour
Return to hotel
Overnight at hotel in Cairo

Day 4: Cairo – Wadi El Natroun

After early morning breakfast at hotel, transfer to Wadi el Natroun to visit its monasteries
Afternoon return back to Cairo
Overnight at hotel in Cairo

Day 5: Cairo - St. Catherine

After breakfast your private Egyptologist guide and driver will drive you to St. Catherine in Sinai
(St. Catherine isn’t a part of the holly family visit, but still a very important religious site to visit while being in Egypt).
Upon arrival installation in your hotel for dinner and overnight in St. Catherine

Day 6: St. Catherine – Cairo

Early Morning ascending Moses Mountain, to attend the Sun Rise on top of the mountain
After the descending of the mountain, visit the monastery of St. Catherine and then transfer to back to Cairo
Overnight at hotel in Cairo

Day 7: Cairo – Final Departure

After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Cairo airport for final departure flight back to home


Possibility of amending the itinerary to fit with the clients needs, by traveling through Nuweiba to Jordan or trough Taba to Israel for an extension.


The Package includes:

  • 4 nights at hotel in Cairo with buffet breakfast
  • 1 night at hotel in St. Catherine with buffet breakfast and dinner
  • Meet and assist service and round trip transfers in Cairo
  • Professional English speaking representative for all transfers
  • Professional English speaking guide (all major languages are available) for sightseeing
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sightseeing
  • Air conditioned vehicles for all transfers and tours
  • Assistance from Stylish Holidays during your tour in Egypt



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Stylish Holidays

26 Tarablous Street, Off Abbas El Akkad

Nasr City - Cairo - Egypt

Tel: +20 2 2271 9690 / 91

Mobile: +20 100 607 1666

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