5 Day Egypt Extension $1199
Video "Walk Like An Egyptian"
"Out of Egypt I called my Son"
Why is Egypt Important
Here are just a few reasons: in Egypt the families of Abraham and Jacob were saved from starvation during famines; Moses was born and raised there; Joseph and Mary took the Christ Child there for several years 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 either Sunday or Wednesday morning following our weekly Israel tour and ends in Cairo or starts in Cairo with your first hotel Wednesday night and ends Sunday evening when you arrive in Tel Aviv or starts in Cairo on Saturday night and ends in Jerusalem on Wednesday night joining our weekly Israel tour. Starting in Cairo is a reverse the itinerary shown below. Since this extension is offered weekly there are usually less than 10 passengers in a mini-bus or van - which is very pleasant compared to being crammed in a full bus.
Day 1 - transfer from Jerusalem at end of Holy Land Tour to Ben Gurion Airport for flight to Eilat, transfer to Taba Border, drive to St. Catherines, the traditional location of Mt. Sinai for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 - optional mountain climb, 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.
Day 3 - 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.
Day 4 - touring Cairo, enjoy a full day of touring beginning with the wonders at the Egyptian Museum especially the treasures of King TUT 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.
Day 5 - 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.
$1199 per person, double occupancy (single room supplement $299). Deluxe Hotel in Cairo and a 2/3 star hotel at St. Catherines, which is the best available. Christmas-New Years holiday season hotel surcharge $120 per person.
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. Not included: lunches, tips, visa $20. If you would like the deluxe Nile River dinner cruise that is $44 per person, Mummy Room at Egyptian Museum is $20 per person. A $250 non-refundable deposit secures your reservation which you make by calling our office at 800-777-7657 within the US or 208-386-9277 from outside the US. Balance of tour is due 14 days before departure. When the balance is paid there is no refund available should you cancel the tour. 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%. Training Unlimited Tours LLC is not responsible for delays on the part of airlines, hotels, tour operators or governments.
Testimonial from a previous client - "It was the wrong time of year to be taking off to the Middle East. No owner of a limousine service would just take off in the middle of the South Florida tourist season, would he? But I did! I really wanted to add Egypt to my planned Holy Land Tour and hated to get so close and not see the wonders of the ancient world in Egypt. Well, this tour turned out to be a life changing experience. I am not the same person I was. The guides were phenomenal. The pace of the tour was flexible so even an out of shape 62 year old did fine." - David C. Fitz, Lake Worth, Florida, email Craig
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