9 Days

Egypt & Nile River Cruise Pilgrimage

Spiritual Directors: Dcn. John Hunt

April 19 - 27, 2024

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Cairo · Nile River Cruise · Luxor · Esna · Edfu · Komombo · Aswan

Journey to Egypt, a special part of the Holy Land, where Abraham, Joseph, Moses and the Holy Family walked! Egypt is also the land of the Pharaohs, Jacob, Joseph, and Israel during the famine. See the Nile River, King Tutankhamen’s treasures, Kom Ombo Temple, the Temple of Luxor, the Valley of Kings and more!

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Dcn. John Hunt

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Accommodations in first class hotels and cruise as following: (or similar)
         ~ 2 nights: April 20 - 22 | Hotel Conrad, Cairo, Athens
         ~ 4 nights: April 22 - 26 | Sonesta Star of Luxor Cruise
         ~ 1 night: April 26 - 27 | Hotel Conrad, Cairo
  • Buffet Breakfast at your hotel
  • Dinner at your hotel or local restaurants
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner while on Cruise
  • Wine and mineral water/soft drink with dinners
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Wireless headsets where needed
  • Assistance of professional local Christian guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Egypt Visa fee of $25.00 (U.S. Citizens: Visas will be obtained at the border. Non-U.S. citizens: please contact the Egyptian Embassy)
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 peace per person)
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Hotel Conrad
Cairo

3 Nights

hotel
Sonesta Star of Luxor Cruise
Cairo

4 Nights

Not included
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned, Tips to your guide & driver.
Optional
Travel Insurance

Providing you coverage for both pre-existing conditions and those that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.

Supplemental Cancellation Protection

A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 24 hours prior to departure. The “Waiver” expires once you are within 24 hours of departure.

Itinerary

Day 1, Fri, Apr 19: Depart from the U.S.

Your life changing journey begins this evening as you board your overnight flight to Cairo, Egypt. Meals will be served on board.

Day 2, Sat, Apr 20: Arrive at Cairo

We arrive in the land of the Pharaohs, Jacob, Joseph and Israel during the famine! Upon arrival at the airport we meet our guide and are immediately transported into Cairo, the capital of Egypt. We transfer to our hotel to settle in and start soaking up the atmosphere of this exciting city. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.

Day 3, Sun, Apr 21: Cairo

Following breakfast at Hotel we will have full day of touring the wonders of the ancient world, some of which date back to 1000+ years prior to Abraham. We spend time at one of the seven wonders of the world, the pyramids. Cheops, with an original height of 496 feet, is the most colossal pyramid ever built. Today, we will also see the Sphinx. Before going to the Egyptian museum, we will have a chance to visit the area of Old Cairo where shelter was given to the Virgin her baby as well as the Hanging Church. Drive to the Egyptian Museum, location of Tutankhamen’s treasures and ancient remains. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.

Day 4, Mon, Apr 22: Cairo - Beginning of the Nile River Cruise

Early morning rising to depart to Cairo airport for short flight to Luxor. Continue to board our Cruise ship before embarking on the Nile Cruise. After lunch we will be visiting the Temple of Karnak (temple of the New Kingdom period) and the East Bank of the Nile. It was during this period that the bondage and Exodus occurred. Karnak second to Giza’s Pyramids, is one of Egypt’s most important Pharaonic sites. We visit the fa-mous Temple of Luxor, which was founded in the reign of Amenhotep III, grandson of the pharaoh of the Exodus. Re-board our ship for dinner and overnight.

Day 5, Tue, Apr 23: Luxor - Esna

After breakfast we will visit the Valley of the Kings (where many ancient pharaohs were buried) and the famous Temple of Hatshepsut, the princess who perhaps pulled baby Moses out of the Nile River. This temple may have been designed by Moses. Followed by sail to Esna via the Nile River. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 6, Wed, Apr 24: Edfu – Komombo

Breakfast is served on board before traveling to Edfu, the loca-tion of one of the best preserved Egyptian Temples. After time for visit we continue through the Esna Lock to Kom Ombo. Visit the remains of Kom Ombo Temple, situated on the river-side. Unlike most, this temple is dedicated to two gods - the crocodile god of Sebek and the solar god of war, Horus the Great. We spend time here before dinner and overnight on board.

Day 7, Thu, Apr 25: Komombo - Aswan

Morning sailing to Aswan we take time to visit the High Dam, built from 1960 - 1971 and is a major factor in Egypt’s agricul-tural success. We then also spend time at Philae Temple on the Isi-Island. This complex was moved from up river due to the impending destruction upon the completion of the High Dam. For those who wish to participate a visit is available this afternoon to Abu Simbel (at additional cost), part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monu-ments." Our Egyptologist guide discusses the relevance of this spectacular site from Egyptian history. We will also try to put in perspective the long history of Egypt. Here we visit the mas-sive temple of Pharaoh Rameses II, perhaps the greatest build-er of temples in ancient Egypt (13th Century BC) and a second one of Queen Nafertari, Rameses's most beloved wife. For those who do not participate on the trip to Abu Simbel, Free Time is available in Aswan followed by a Felucca ride around the Agh Khan Mausoleum. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 8, Fri, Apr 26: Aswan - Cairo

Breakfast and flight back to Cairo. We enjoy a short ride to Memphis. Founded around 3,100 BC, Memphis is the legend-ary city of Menes, the King who united Upper and Lower Egypt. From a Biblical perspective, Memphis is most likely where Abraham lied to Pharaoh about his wife Sarah being his sister and where Joseph served as second in command. While in Memphis we will view a very large and well preserved stat-ue of Ramses II. Next is Sakkara, which is one of the most ex-tensive archaeological sites in Egypt! Sakkara is dominated by the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, dating back to 2700 BC. It is one of the oldest stone structures in the world! Enjoy a stop to see how local Egyptian carpets are made before a short drive to the south finds us in Faiyum, the region created by the divinely inspired wisdom of Joseph. Here you will find an-cient storehouses and a man-made lake created by a canal, whose construction was ordered by Joseph. It was this lake that provided irrigation for a desert land and supplied the food needed to survive his prophesied seven year famine. Din-ner and overnight.

Day 9, Sat, Apr 27: Departure

Following breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flights home with lifetime memories! *206 Tours Disclaimer: Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of places to be visited. Occasionally local religious holidays, national days, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of visits or the missing of certain visits.  

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We promise to do all within our power to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Please feel free to contact us, please note should any problems arise during your trip you should first contact your local emergency contact in your destination country or the 206 Tours.

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  • Your transfers are always secured, even if your flights are delayed - round trip transfers to/from the hotel and airport are included no matter what!
  • If you purchase your airline ticket on your own, you have to pay in full at the time of booking, and most of the time it is non-refundable. If you book with 206 Tours, full payment is due 60 days prior.
  • In the very rare event that a tour is cancelled, you would get all your money back, which would most likely not be the case if you purchased it directly from the airline.
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2024 Dates & Prices

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Apr 19
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Apr 27, 2024
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Apr 20
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Apr 27, 2024
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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $699.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) Upon Request

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) Upon Request

Options and upgrades

Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Private Room / Single Supplement $699.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) Upon Request

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) Upon Request

*Special VIP Service for 206 Tours Business Class Clients

When you purchase business class upgrade we will ensure that you receive VIP service at Tel Aviv Airport. VIP service provides a smooth, pleasant, and expedited process when entering Israel. The VIP staff is there to meet you at the plane, collects your luggage, pass you through special gates / entrances for security screening, baggage inspection and express passport control. A steward / stewardess will accompany you to the reception hall to the waiting guide and, or driver.

*For Members of The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre

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About your trip

  • Cairo
  • Nile River Cruise
  • Luxor
  • Esna
  • Edfu
  • Komombo
  • Aswan
About Egypt

On this incredible Pilgrimage to Egypt, visit several wonders of the world like, the pyramids dating back to 1,000 years before the life of Abraham, and the Sphinx. Experience a new culture in ancient and modern cities that will take your breath away like Cairo, Giza, and Alexandria!

What you need to know

We promise to do all within our power to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Please feel free to contact us, please note should any problems arise during your trip you should first contact your local emergency contact in your destination country or the 206 Tours.

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