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Ancient Egypt, Coptic Cairo and Diving Trip

Created with Sketch. Highlights: Cairo, St. Catharine, Dahab
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Duration

09 nights / 10 days

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Tour Schedule

Everyday

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Tour Type

Adventure, Classic, Religious

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Languages

English

Overview

Travel through time and discover three different civilizations, Ancient Egyptian, Jewish, Greek Coptic, and Islamic followed by recreation and fun time in the best diving spot in the Middle East.

During 9 days you will visit the Pyramids of Giza, Iconic Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo (Old Cairo) and Synagogue, Islamic Citadel of Salah Al-Din, Moses Mountain and Famous St. Catherine Monastery, ending up in small unspoiled and almost intimate coastal resort town on the magnificent Sinai Peninsula named Dahab which means “Gold” in Arabic

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cairo and Giza – Take in the vibrant history and culture of Egypt starting with the site of the iconic Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities- and its beautifully exhibited collection of artifacts- and then to the Coptic churches and Islamic Citadel of Salah Al Din and Mohamed Ali/ Alabester Mosque.
  • Moses Mountain – Hike the miraculous Mountain where Moses received the 10 Commandments.
  • St. Catherine – Enjoy some peace and quiet at one of the famous and oldest working Christian Monasteries in the world.
  • Dahab – The friendly little town located 90 KM northern to Sharm El Sheikh – Dahab offers shore-diving to around 30 diving sites; one of the most popular dive sites is the Blue Hole, which is fringed with rich and diverse coral reefs, featuring an abundance of color and marine life. Dahab is also the best place for adventurers who are interested in water activities, windsurfing, Bedouin Safari, and a memorable night life experience.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival to Cairo

Meet and assist by Turzilla representative before Immigration area to finalize all your arrival formalities and will escort you to your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle.
Upon arrival top the hotel, representative will assist you for smooth check-in and review your program itinerary and pick-up time for next day.
Overnight at the hotel in Cairo.

Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing

After breakfast, start your tour to the Giza Plateau where you begin with the visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza - Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos and ends at the foot of the inscrutable Sphinx, the giant man/beast which has puzzled men for generations.
Afternoon, visit the famous Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which is the houses many treasure of Tutanchamun, continue to Khan El Khalili Bazaar in the heart of Old Cairo.
Return to your hotel and overnight at the hotel in Cairo
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Coptic and Islamic Cairo

After breakfast. Today is your tour to the most noticeable monument of Islamic Cairo - the looming fortress of the Citadel of Salah El Din, inside is the dramatic Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali, continue to Old Cairo visiting the Hanging Church, Abu Sirga Church and Synagogue
Return to your hotel and overnight at the hotel in Cairo
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Cairo / St. Catherine

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
Drive to St. Catherine 438KM almost 6 hours driving.
Check in to your hotel upon arrival and relax
Dinner and overnight at hotel in St. Catherine
Meals: Dinner

Day 5: Moses Mountain / St. Catherine Monastery

Early morning, pick up at 02:00 AM and transfer to Moses Mountain escorted by expert Bedouin Guide who will guide you to climb the Mountain.
Enjoying the sunrise over Sinai Mountains, go down at about 07:00 AM to your guided visit to St. Catherine Monastery, The Monastery was constructed by order of the Roman Emperor Justinian I between 527 and 565 AD. It was built around the site believed to be the place where Moses saw the Burning Bush. The works of art contained within the monastery are amazing and priceless. The monastery's spiritual heart is the Chapel of the Burning Bush, an unassuming structure of tremendous religious significance.
The Monastery was named after young Christian female martyr born in 294 AD in Alexandria who was tortured and then beheaded for her religious beliefs. St. Catherine’s remains were discovered after a monk had a premonition of her cadaver abandoned at a Sinai mountaintop and laid her to rest at the monastery.
Afterwards, drive to your hotel in Dahab
Rest of day will be free at Leisure and overnight at your hotel in Dahab
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 6: Dahab

Breakfast at the hotel
Day free at leisure or enjoying one of our optional excursions
Overnight at the hotel in Dahab
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Dahab

Breakfast at the hotel
Day free at leisure or enjoying one of our optional excursions
Overnight at the hotel in Dahab
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Dahab / Cairo

Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer back to Cairo and overnight at your hotel in Cairo
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Final departure

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
Transfer to Cairo International Airport for your final International flight home
Meals: Breakfast

Included

  • Meet and greet service by our representatives upon your airport arrival
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Private sight-seeing in Cairo as described in the program itinerary
  • All tours are conducted by English speaking Egyptologist
  • 04 nights accommodation in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis
  • 01 night accommodation in St. Catherine on bed and breakfast basis
  • 03 nights accommodation in Dahab on bed and breakfast basis
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned on the itinerary
  • All meals mentioned on the itinerary
  • Bottled water during tours
  • Portage in Airports and hotels if needed
  • All service charges and taxes

Excluded

  • International and Domestic airfares
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any optional tours not mentioned in the program itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Pricing

5* Standard - Hotel Steigenberger Pyramids or similar
4* Standard – Hotel Tropitel Dahab Hotel or similar
3* Standard – Hotel Daniela Village St. Catherine or Similar

Single Traveller in Single RoomPer Person in Double RoomPer Person in Triple Room
Oct 2019 - Sep 2020 Excluding Christmas, New Year and Easter $2,260.00$1,326.00$1,031.00

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