DAY 4: CAIRO/ALEXANDRIA
After breakfast drive to Alexandria . On your way, visit Wadi El Natroun, where the Holy Family passed on their way from Sakha. Wadi Natroun has been the site of many monasteries in spiritual commemoration of the Holy Family's passage through the valley. One of the monasteries you will visit is Al Sorian, where you can see the Gate of Prophecies and ancient Coptic buildings. Continue to Alexandria for overnight. Alexandria was built by Alexander the Great.
DAY 5: ALEXANDRIA/CAIRO
After breakfast, visit the church of St. Mark . The Church of St. Mark is built as the "pillar to the lord, at its borders". St. Mark initiated the spread of Christianity in Egypt beginning in Alexandria . Continue to the Catacombs, a remarkable example of the Alexandrian blend of Greco-Roman and Egyptian styles carved into 100ft. of solid rock. Next, visit the newly opened Alexandria Library. (Closed on Tuesdays.) In antiquity, the library at Alexandria was the largest and most important library in the world. In April 2002, the library was reopened with the ambition of reclaiming its former glory and prestige. Continue to Montazah Gardens and view the exterior of the Montazah Palace . Drive back to Cairo for overnight.
DAY 6 – CAIRO
After breakfast, visit Old Cairo, among the most important locations visited by the Holy Family, where the spiritual impact of their presence is most felt still though their stay was brief. The governor of what was then Fustat - enraged by the tumbling down of idols at Jesus' approach - sought to kill the child. The Holy Family took shelter from his wrath in a cave above which the Church of Abou Serga (St. Sergius) was built. Visit this church and the whole area of the Fort of Babylon, a destination of pilgrimage not only for Egyptians but for Christians from around the world. Drive back to the hotel for overnight.