Welcome to Minya


Once the hub of the Upper Egyptian cotton trade, its factories now process sugar, soap and perfume. The downturn in the local economy helped fuel an Islamist insurgency in the 1990s, which the government sent tanks and armoured personnel carriers to suppress. They did this again in 2013 to quell pro–Muslim Brotherhood protests. More recently, security was tightened in May 2017 following an attack on Coptic visitors to a monastery outside Minya in which 28 people died. In spite of the tension, Minya remains a good place to visit and its city centre retains the air of a more graceful era.


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15 Days Holy Family Tours In Egypt

Day 1: Arrival Cairo - Welcome to land of the Pharaoh’s Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing After breakfast you will be accompanied by your personal guide to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Giza famous Sphinx, and Valley Temple facing the great statue. Then transfer to Visit the Egyptian Museum &  Treasures room for the child king Tutankamon . Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili. Cairo’s old bazaar.. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo. Day 3: Tel Basta & Belbis After breakfast you will be accompanied by your personal guide to start the Holy Family Journey in Egypt, your first stop will be at the town of Babastis; It is now known as Tel- Basta, about 100 Kms north-east of Cairo, there Jesus gushed forth a spring of water to drink, you will visit the holy well, then you will visit Belbeis (ancient Philippos). The Holy Family made their way north-eastwards to Belbeis at a distance of about 55 kms from Cairo. They rested there in the shade of a tree which came to be called, "The Virgin Mary's Tree' at its place you there are Saint George Church, which you will visit and then back to Cairo. Lunch at Local restaurant and back to your hotel. Overnight stay in Cairo. Day 4: Sakha & Samanoud :You will visit Virgin Mary Church, a place renowned for its Christian community in the Middle Ages. Also you will see the foot print of Jesus Christ. Then transfer to Samanoud where the holy family crossed the River Nile to the city of Samanoud inside the Delta and they were received by its people in a pleasant way, and so the people were blessed by Jesus Christ. There you will visit Saint Abanoub Chursh. There is also, a holy well where the holy family had drunk from it Day 5: Wadi Natroun  visit Wadi Natroun a desert area said to have been blessed by the Christ. The Holy Family crossed the western branch of the river Nile (Rosetta branch) to the south to Wadi AL-Natrun. According to tradition the Virgin Mary and her son the child Jesus Christ, hid in that valley during their trip to Egypt, and Jesus Christ blessed the four directions of the valley. Wadi Al- Natroun is considered one of the most famous valleys in Egypt Day 6: Cairo Churches ,  visit Cairo churches, start by the Hanging Church and St. Sergius, then continue to see the Church of St. George Day 7: Cairo to Minya Tour Day 8: Minya - Dandara - Luxor Day 9: Luxor Nile Cruise Tours Day 10: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions Day 11: Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples Day 12: Aswan Nile Cruise Tour Day 13: Aswan - Train to Cairo Day 14: Cairo Optional Excursions Day 15: Cairo - Fly Back Home

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Holy Family Tour in Egypt

Day 1: Arrival Cairo our guid meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport and then he will escort you to the hotel  Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo you will visit Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus, famous Sphinx, Egyptian Museum,and Islamic Cairo Day 3: Tel Basta & Belbis start the Holy Family Journey in Egypt, your first stop will be at the town of Babastis, there Jesus gushed forth a spring of water to drink, you will visit the holy well, then you will visit Belbeis They rested there in the shade of a tree which came to be called, “The Virgin Mary’s  Day 4: you will enjoy the trip to Sakha You will visit Virgin Mary Church, . Also you will see the foot print of Jesus Christ. Then transfer to Samanoud where the holy family crossed the River Nile to the city of Samanoud  Day 5: visit Wadi Natroun a desert area said to have been blessed by the Christ. The Holy Family crossed the western branch of the river Nile (Rosetta branch) to the south to Wadi AL-Natrun. According to tradition the Virgin Mary and her son the child Jesus Christ, hid in that valley  during their trip to Egypt, and Jesus Christ blessed the four directions of the valley. Day 6: visit Cairo churches, start by the Hanging Church and St. Sergius, and St. George as well as the Fortress of Babylon in Old Cairo, transfer to Mostorod to see virgin Mary Church  Day 7: Cairo to Minya Tour you will enjoy The holy Family Trip to South Egypt. The Holy Family moved to the south in a boat on the River Nile at a place where the church of Holy virgin Mary now lies at Maadi. The Holy Family travelled in a boat on the Nile from this place towards the south (Upper Egypt). You will transfer South to EL Minya about 3 hours, arrive El Minya, see the beautiful church hewn out of the cliff beside the river at Gabal Al-Teir in Minya. Day 8: Minya – Dandara – Luxor Breakfast at your hotel in Minya and continue the route of the Holy family by visiting The White Monastery, . Enjoy your trip to the Monastery of Al Muharraq in Assiut It was built around the area where the Holy Family remained just over 6 months. Their time was spent mainly in a cave which became, in the Coptic era, the altar of the Church of Virgin Mary. End of Holy family route, continue your way to Luxor about 05 hours driving, in the way you will stop at Danadara Temple in Qena, Day 9: Luxor Nile Cruise Tours Embarkation Before lunch-Visit Temeples OF East Bank DAY 10 Visit West Bank,Afternoon Sail TO Edfu Via Esna - Overnight AT Edfu Day11 Visit Temple OF Edfu-Sail TO KOM-OMBO-Visit Temple OF KOM-OMBO- Sail TO Aswan Day12 Visit Philae Temple & High Dam Day13 Check Out After Breakfast Day 14: Cairo Optional Excursions Day 15: Cairo – Fly Back Home