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Why is Egypt Important for Christians to Visit?

Here are just a few reasons: the families of Abraham and Jacob were saved from starvation by going to Egypt; Moses was born and raised there; Joseph and Mary took the Christ Child there for several years until Herod died to save his life. You'll read Genesis and Exodus in a whole new light after this tour extension. When you read about Moses in Hebrews 11:26, "He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward," you'll understand what he gave up - today it would be billions.

This tour is offered as an extension of our Weekly Holy Land Tour. Itinerary starts on Tuesday morning following our Israel tour in Jerusalem and ends in Cairo or starts in Friday in Cairo and ends Tuesday in Tel Aviv to join our Israel tour. Starting in Cairo you reverse the itinerary.

Tuesday - transfer from Jerusalem at end of Holy Land Tour to Ben Gurion Airport for short flight to Eilat, transfer to Taba Border Crossing where you are met by our Egypt representatives, then drive to St. Catherines and the traditional location of Mt. Sinai for dinner and overnight.

Wednesday - optional mountain climb, 1:00am wake up call, 1:45am meet in lobby and enjoy a hot drink, warm clothes recommended, 2:15am start the tour to Mt. Sinai, climbing up the mountain, camels are available to ride half way up for about $15.00. You reach the mountain top before sunrise. Enjoy the sunrise then walk down the mountain and back to hotel for breakfast and check out. Then you visit St. Catherines Monastery with the traditional Burning Bush. Leaving the Mt. Sinai area we drive through the Sinai Desert passing through the Oasis of Rephidim, Exodus 17:2, and passing the traditional site of Marah, Exodus 15:23, under the Suez Canal in the Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel, through portions of the Land of Goshen, into Cairo for dinner and overnight at your hotel on the Nile River.

Thursday - touring Cairo, this morning you take a tour of the ancient capital of Memphis and Saqqara, which contains the tombs of Old Kingdom royalty and nobility. You will see the Step Pyramid complex of Djoser, the first pyramid to be built. Continue on to the plateau of Giza to see the last remaining site of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid which dates from 2600 BC This pyramid is 450 feet high and consists of 2,300,000 blocks of stone, each stone weighing 2.5 tons. Nearby see the pyramids of Chefren and Mykerinos, and end your visit by the majestic Sphinx, guardian of the plateau. During these two days in Cairo there will be opportunity to visit gold, hand-made rug and hand-painted papyrus stores. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight Cairo.

- touring Cairo, enjoy a full day of touring beginning with the wonders at the Egyptian Museum especially the treasures of King TUT (Tutankhamen) and the optional Mummy Room tour! Then continue to Old Cairo and experience the people, sights and smells. Next we visit the beautiful Coptic churches with their stained glass, woodwork and mosaics, plus the spectacular Hanging Church first built on the walls of the Roman Citadel in the first century after Christ. Conclude your tour with a visit to the Bazaar where you can bargain with the vendors for whatever your heart desires. Optional evening dinner cruise on Nile River and overnight Cairo.

Saturday: - transfer to Cairo Airport for flight home or stay on at our good tour hotel rates for a day or two at leisure in Cairo. You may wish to extend your tour and visit Luxor and the Valley of the Kings. Nile River cruises to and from Aswan are also available.

$999 per person, double occupancy (single supplement $299) in First Class Hotel in Cairo and a 3 star hotel at St. Catherines which is the best available.

Tour includes - transfers, flights within Israel, meeting and assistance at airports and borders, sightseeing in air-conditioned vehicles, professional guides and hosts, entrance fees, taxes, breakfast and dinner daily. Deluxe Nile River dinner cruise is $44 per person, Mummy Room is $20 per person. A $350 non-refundable deposit secures your reservation which you make by calling our Robin our tour coordinator at 727-564-2244. Balance of tour is due 14 days before departure. When the balance is paid there is no refund available should you cancel the tour during the last 2 weeks. We highly recommend Travel Insurance. Visa, Mastercard, Amex accepted for deposit. If balance of tour is paid by credit card add bank surcharge of 3%. Bible On Tour is not responsible for delays on the part of airlines, hotels, tour operators or governments.



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