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Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday. We will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
A free morning. This afternoon we take you on a guided visit to the Khan el Khalili market. The market is a hive of activity, overflowing with goods from clothing to souvenirs - remember to bargain!
Today we will take you to visit the famous pyramids and lion-headed Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction! We then have lunch at a restaurant on the banks of the Nile, before exploring the city and having a guided visit to the Egyptian museum. Nile dinner cruise.
We travel by air conditioned coach to St Katherine. St Katherines monastery which has existed in one form or another for at least 1600 years and is one of the oldest in the world. Within the city walls are one of the greatest collections of Christian works outside of the Vatican, pristine Coptic frescoes and a charnel house containing the remains of all the monks who have died here!
This morning will start early with the walk up Mt Sinai. Brace yourself for the spectacular views of the Sinai Desert at the spot where it is said Moses received the 10 commandments. Descending on foot, you arrive at St Catherine's Monastery for a guided tour. You will then be transferred to Taba and into Israel, travelling on to Jerusalem.
The guided touring today begins with the Old City and a visit to the Western Wall. We then walk via Dolorosa to the Church of Holy Sepulchre and continue on to Mt Zion and King David Tomb. We also visit Yad Vashem and the Church of Jihn the Baptist. We drive to Nazereth visa Cana. Once we reach Nazereth, we visit the Church of Annunciation and the Church of St Joseph.
We take a boat trip across the Sea of Galilee to the eastern coast to Kibbutz Ein Gev. We then drive south along the Jordan Valley to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were written over 2000 years ago. We then travel to Massada and take the cable car up to Mt Massada. We then head to the Dead Sea beaches for a swim (float) before heading back to Jerusalem.
Early this morning we travel back to Cairo for the flight departing at 10:15 from Cairo airport.
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