Khan el khailiy market
Half day Holy Family Route in Cairo 

 

Description

 

The tree of Virgin Mary in Matareya, the church of Virgin Mary in Musturud,Roman fortress of Babylon,Hanging church, Church of Abuserga with the Holy Crypt, the Synagogue of Ben Ezra, the Coptic museum and the church of virgin Mary in Maadi.

In the area of Matareya (El-Mataria,el-Matariya or Matareya) in Cairo stands the Virgin Mary's Tree which is an old sycamore tree. This tree provided shelter for Holy Family during their stay in Egypt. This tree has been a destination for pilgrims for many centuries. The present tree grew from a shoot planted in place of the original tree but the tradition of the tree continues to live on. The original tree miraculously opened to give refuge for the Holy Family from two brigands pursuing them at the time.At the same spot baby Jesus created a welland the Holy Virgin Mary used its water to bathe Jesus, also balsam plant grew there.

 

Musturud has the church of Virgin Mary, one of the places of shelter for Holy Family while in Egypt. It still has the cave and the well of the Holy Family.

 

Overlooking the Nile in Maadi is a church of Virgin Mary that was built on the spot where the Holy Family crossed the Nile to the western bank in Giza. in 1976 a holy bible was carried by the water of the Nile to the bank below the church. It was opened to the page of Isiah 19:25 declaring, "Blessed be Egypt My People". it is now preserved in a glass box inside the church.

 

The area of old Cairo where you will see the remains of the Roman fortress of Babylon(1st century), and visit the hanging church of Virgin Mary(3rd century) built over the fortress tower, the church of Abu Serga(St. Sergio)(5th century) with Holy Crypt where the Holy Family stayed for 6 months and the Synagogue of Ben Ezra(9th century).

 

Itinerary

 

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to visit The tree of Virgin Mary in Matareya, the church of Virgin Mary in Musturud,Roman fortress of Babylon,Hanging church, Church of Abuserga with the Holy Crypt, the Synagogue of Ben Ezra, the Coptic museum and the church of virgin Mary in Maadi.

-Then drive you back to your hotel.

 

Hightlights 

  • Visit  Tree of virgin Mary 
  • Visit the hanging church,
  • Visit the old Jewish synagogue – Ben Ezra Synagogue. 
  • Explore mosque of mohamed Ali pasha 

 

Tour Duration : 5 Hours 

availability: Every Day 

hotel Pick and Drop off : any Hotel  in Cairo or Giza 

Pick Up Time : 9:00 AM 

END time : 2:00 PM

type :   Private Tour 

 

 

 

Live tour guide

 

 

English     Spanish        German

 

 

What's included?

 

 

All transfers by a Private air-conditioned vehicle.

Private English Egyptologist guide (other languages available at request).

Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites.

Free Wi Fi service on board the vehicle.

local food lunch

Free Bottles of mineral water during your tours.

All Service charges & taxes

Hotel Pick up and drop off

 

 

Exclusions

 

 

Tips 

 

Cancellation policy

 

 

Bookings can be cancelled whenever without any fees.

 

 

 

 

Prices Per Person in U.S.D ($)


Adults prices

 

Single Person =80 $
From 2 to 4 People = 40 $
From 5 to 8 People =  35 $
from 9 to 15 people = 15 $

Children prices 


Child from (6 to10.99 Y )  = 30 $ 

Child Below 6 Years = Free 

 

 

 

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