Egypt 12 days 11 nights Tour package to Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh & Israel

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Duration

12 days 11 nights

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900

About this trip

Trace the monuments of different cultures that Egypt had attested. With Egypttoursexcursions.com Feel the scent of the Holy Family. Enjoy majestic tour on the land of charm and civilization, Cairo,Alexandriea,Sharm El Shiekh, St.Catherine, Sinai and Israel

Tour Price includes

* Meet & assist upon arrival and departure.

* All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle.

* Accommodation in 5* Hotel in Cairo for 6 nights including daily breakfast.Fairmont Helioples

* Accommodation in Sharm El Shiekh in 5* hotel for 5 nights including H.B…RIXOS SHARM

* All sightseeing tours in Cairo and Alexandria including Egyptologist guide, entrance fees & transfer.

* All sightseeing tours in Sharm El Shiekh,Sinai and Israel including Egyptologist guide, entrance fees & transfer.

* Portage when needed All taxes & service charge

* Entry visa to Egypt

* Free Wi Fi service on board the vehicle.

* Bottled water and Free soft drink on board the vehicle during the tour.

* Camel ride in Pyramids  (1 hour)

* Internal flight (Cairo -Sharm – Cairo)

Tour Price does not include

* Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.

* Any optional tours not mentioned in the itinerary.

* Inside any of the Pyramids It Requires a separate Tickets Can be bought on Spot.

* Mummies Room at the Museum.

* Meals except where indicated

* Drinks and any personal expenses

Epic journeys

Insurrance
soft drinks included
breakfast in restaurant
Tour guide
Transportation

Tour Overview

Day 01

Arrival at Cairo

Egypttoursexcursions.com representative will meet & assist you at Cairo International Airport, and handle all your procedures through passport control & cutoms formalities. Then you will be transferred to your hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy your holidays. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 02

Cairo ( Giza Pyramids ,Camel Ride ,Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Lunch& Sound & Light Show)

After breakfast, An Egypt Tours Excursions Guide will pick you up from your hotel, for an excursion to The Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus.Camel ride between pyramids in the pharos desert, Followed by a visit to the Great Sphinx, which dates back to the time of Chephren; the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the pyramid of chefren. Treat your tastebuds to a scrumptious lunch at a local restaurant and head on to the Egyptian Museum. It features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated entirely to Tutankhamen, a name synonymous with royalty and majesty. It boasts a collection of treasure, gold and jewelry which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before being discovered in the 1920s upon excavation of his tomb.Then to attend the Sound and Light spectacular Show of Giza Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus. Discover the enchanting and fascinating history of the ancient Egyptians. The show starts with the story of the Sphinx who has been the vigilant guardian of the city of the dead for five thousand years. The show also depicts the story of building the pyramids and relates the history of great and famous figures of ancient Egypt such as Thutmosis IV, Akhnaten, Nefertiti and Tut Ankh Amon. Upon conclusion of the tour a transfer back to the hotel is in order. Overnight Cairo
Day 03

Cairo (Coptic Cairo, (Hanging church,St,Barbara church,Abu Serga church,Coptic Museum) the Monastery of St. Simon Lunch& Nile Dinner Cruise and Show)

After breakfast, Proceed to the famous churches at old Coptic Cairo to see the Hanging Church, where the nave is suspended from the old Babylon fortress; the Church of St. Barbara, the 4th century Church of Abu Serga (St. Sergius & Bacchus), as well as the Jewish Synagogue and Coptic Museum then Move on to the Monastery of St. Simon (Simeon) the Tanner, dramatically situated in the Mokattam mountain, on the outskirts of Cairo. St. Simon was a 10th century saint whose faith is said to have moved this mountain. then Pamper yourself and enjoy a night on the Nile while you are in Cairo. A delicious dinner awaits on the Nile Maxim. Nothing is more relaxing and soothing than a 2 hour sail down the Nile with belly dancers, a folklore show and oriental music to entertain you. You shall most definitely be delighted by our Chef's menu which boasts a selection of Egyptian favorites, made with the freshest ingredients, thereby guaranteeing to make it a memorable dining experience. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Day 04

Wadi Natroun(Baramus Monastery&Alexandria(Pompay's Pillar, church of St. Mark, Catacombs, Qaitbay Citadel, The Library Of Alexandria, Lunch & Montaza Gardens )

After breakfast,Enjoy to visit the Coptic Monasteries in the desert at Wadi Natroun. Notable among them is the Baramus Monastery, which was built at the site where Macarius the Great settled in 340 AD and is still inhabited by monks. After that you will go for an amazing day trip to Alexandria. First visit Pompay's Pillar. It was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian at the end of the 4th century. Originally from the temple of the Serapis, it was once a magnificent structure rivaling the Soma and the Caesarean. Drive on to visit the Catacombs, the largest Roman Cemetery consisting of three levels cut in the rock. Lunch at local restaurant in Alexandria,and take you to visit the church of St. Mark – the oldest church in Africa, and then we proceed to see the Qaitbay Citadel which was built on the site of the ancient pharaohs (lighthouse) of Alexandria. Then you will back to your hotel in Cairo, and overnight in Cairo.
Day 05

Departure to Sharm El Sheikh

Check out from hotel then transfer to Cairo Airport for departure to Sharm El Sheikh, where you will be met and taken to your hotel to check in. Overnight in Sharm.
Day 06

St. Catherine monastery(The Main church,Mosaic of Transfiguration, Burning bush,Library and the Charnel House,Icon Gallery,Lunch time & Dahab city )

On the way to the site After breakfast your guide from Egypt Tours Excursions will pick up from your hotel in Sharm-el-Sheikh in the morning as scheduled in your invoice and let’s start our journey towards Nuweiba city. The monastery is 225 km far from Sharm el Sheikh, so it will take up to 3 hours to reach the destination. As we will drive through old caravan road you will enjoy with the views, desert landscapes and beautiful mountains. History of the Monastery The monastery is situated 1571 m above sea level and dates back to Roman times 542 A.D. To protect the numerous monks who had settled around Burning Bush and to withstand the attacks of marauding Bedouins, Justinian’s builders under the direction of the architect Stephanos Ailisios constructed a fortress of such monumentality that its walls stand little changed after 14 centuries, except for the northern expanse which was damaged several times and last repaired in 1801, during Napoleon’s Egyptian adventure. This outer wall is built of dressed local granite to a thickness of 6 to 9 feet. It’s height, differing according to the ground contours and external topography, is never less than 30 feet and in places even reaches 60 feet. The Main church In the Monastery our visit will include the main church of St. Catherine monastery which is considered to be one of the most famous churches all over the world. Stephanos, the architect who constructed the Monastery walls, also built the church at the northern end of the compound. It was began in 542 AD and completed nine years later. St. Helena’s church of the Burning Bush was incorporated into it. Its walls & pillars, the roof and the inscriptions are from the period of Justinian. The icons in the church are from 6th century and onwards. The wooden doors at the church entrance are 1400 years old. Mosaic of Transfiguration There is a magnificent mosaic depicting the transfiguration of Jesus in the apse inside the church. It is the earliest and one of the most beautiful mosaics of the Eastern Church which has remained in its entirety to our days. In artistic style it is similar to the Italian school of this period, especially the mosaics in the church of S. Vitalius, as well as in the Higia Sofia in Constantinople. Burning bush The burning bush flourishes several yards farther from the chapel where it was transplanted in order to build the holy Alter upon its roots. It is the only bush of its kind growing in the entire Sinai Peninsula. Library and the Charnel House The Monastery Library which is considered the second in importance only to the Vatican, in both number and value of the manuscripts contains 3000 items. The Charnel house is a repository of the bones of the monks who died at St. Catherine over the centuries. The dead are first buried in a small cemetery, then disinterred and their bones deposited in the charnel house. Icon Gallery You can optionally visit the Icon Gallery which exhibits 150 out of 2000 priceless icons of immense spiritual, artistic and historic value. Part of the collection belongs to the early Byzantine period (6th – 10th century), 12 of the rarest and oldest icons of the 6th century were made in the wax-melting technique. Western icons are rare but the Spanish icon of Saint Catherine in Gothic style dating to 1387 can be seen in the church. Lunch time & Dahab city Lunch will be offered in a local restaurant in St. Catherine city. After lunch we will go to Dahab city where we will end our program with a free tour in Dahab city . At the end of the day we will go back to Sharm el Sheikh.over night in Sharm El Sheikh
Day 07

Jeruslam( church of the holy sepulcher,chuch of the flagellation,Jeruslam church of the holy sepulcher,mount of olives,Isreal,Western wall of Jeruslam city wailing wall in Jerusalm&Dom of thr Rock mosque in Jersulam)

On the way to the city Pick up from your hotel in Sharm el Sheikh in the early morning, transfer by air conditioned bus to Taba border. Crossing the border and meeting your tour-leader who will accompany you until Jerusalem. We will drive along the Arava Valley towards the Dead Sea with a short break at the Dead Sea. Then we ascend to The Holy City of Jerusalem. At Jerusalem your English speaking guide will meet you to introduce you to the city. History of Jerusalem Jerusalem is located on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. It is one of the oldest cities in the world and is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. According to the Biblical tradition, King David established the city as the capital of the united Kingdom of Israel and his son, King Solomon, commissioned the building of the First Temple. Despite having an area of only 0.9 square kilometres (0.35 sq mi), the Old City is home to many sites of seminal religious importance, among them the Temple Mount and its Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock, the Garden Tomb and al-Aqsa Mosque. Main historical places We start with a panoramic view from The Mount of Olives- a good place for an introduction to the city and its history. We drive down to the Old City and visit the Wailing Wall, which represents the last remnants of the Jewish Temple, destroyed by the Romans. Usually you can see the various types of Jews who come to worship at this holy place. Then we continue through the Arab Market Suq to the Via Dolorosa, Jesus Way of Suffering, which leads us to The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where according to the Christian tradition Jesus was crucified and buried. Then we’ll drive to the New City of Jerusalem along Israel's Government area, taking a look, among others, at the Knesset Building, housing Israel's Parliament. Back to Sharm el Sheikh In the evening we will go back to Taba border, will cross the border back to Egypt and drive to Sharm el Sheikh. It may take up to 3 hours to reach the city, so you will be back by 12 midnight or later. .Arrival in Sharm-el-Sheikh and transfer to your hotel.Overnight Sharm El Sheikh
Day 08

Tiran Island ( Snorkeling and Diving )

Tiran island is a large crescent shaped island, located at the entrance of the Straits of Tiran, separating the Red Sea from the gulf of Aqaba, which is more than 1,800 meters deep. Tiran Island is easily visible from the mainland, even from most rooftops in Sharm-el-Sheikh. The island is a mass of granite covered by sedimentary rocks and coral, as it is a military zone and excess on the island is not allowed our snorkeling activities will be around the island and its vicinities. On the way to jetty We will pick up you from any hotel in Sharm el Sheikh by your tour guide from Egypt Tours Excursions in the morning as scheduled in your invoice. Transfer to the jetty. Get on the boat and let’s sail towards Tiran Island. Snorkeling experience Sail for two hours towards the north east of Sharm El Sheikh along gulf of Aqaba on a stylish pirate boat which is designed to meet your luxury and adventurous expectations. The gulf is more than 1800 meter deep and is full of amazing underwater life. We will reach a beautiful place called Blue Lagoon, a perfect site to dive, snorkel or just swim. The Lagoon is not deep but there are a lot of coral reefs and fishes there. Then continue to sail towards Tiran island where you can make a great snorkeling or swim. We will stop between 2 and 3 times in different places to let you have a great snorkeling experience in the Gulf of Aqaba . Lunch will be served on board on open buffet basis with soft drinks included. Back to hotel At the end of the day (around 5 p.m.) the boat will be back to the jetty. You will be picked up by air-conditioned car and driven back to your hotel. Overnight in Sharm El Shiekh
Day 09

City tour in Sharm El Sheikh

To visit old market,Neamaa Bay and Heavenly cathedral What to do in the city Let’s get to know Sharm el Sheikh before actually decide where to go or what to do. Guided city tour will introduce Sheikh as well as a beautiful church – the beauty church in over the world – Let’s pass by a new entertainment area known as Hollywood and take amazing pictures there. Getting around Let’s continue exploring Sharm el Sheikh city and have a short visit to Soho square with its famous promenade, shops and dancing fountain. We will finish the tour at the Old Sharm known as Old Market, a vibrant place full of local bazaars, spice shops, souvenirs and different local fruits.
Day 10

Departure to Cairo

Check out from hotel then transfer to Sharm Airport for flight to Cairo, where you will be met and assisted at the airport and taken to your hotel and check in. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 11

Departure

You will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for departure.

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