Aristotle

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DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN CAIRO, EGYPT
Upon arrival, meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy free time to explore the city. 

DAY 2 – EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
This morning we visit the magnificent Egyptian Museum, which holds one of the world’s most important collections of ancient artifacts. Enjoy the afternoon free to discover the hidden treasures of Cairo! 

DAY 3 – CAIRO – OLD CAIRO – SAINT CATHERINE
Today we will explore Cairo further.  Visit the church of El Moallaqa, the Synagogue of Ben Ezra, the churches of St. Barbara and St. Sergius.  Continue with a drive on to Saint Catherine for overnight. 

DAY 4 – CAIRO – COPTIC MONASTERIES
Our morning will be spent visiting the monasteries of St. Anthony and St. Paul, the oldest Christian monasteries which both date back to the 4th century AD. Enjoy the magnificent view from above before driving back to Saint Catherine.

DAY 5 – MOUNT SINAI - SAINT CATHERINE - CAIRO
We depart from the hotel early in the morning for our ascent of Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments.  Experience the beauty of the desert sunrise.  After the descent we continue with a visit to the Monastery of Saint Catherine and later return to Cairo. 

DAY 6 – WADI EL NATRUN - ALEXANDRIA
Drive to Wadi El Natrun to visit the Coptic Monasteries, where thousands of Christians escaped during the Roman persecutions.  Continue to the historical city of Alexandria for overnight. 

DAY 7 - ALEXANDRIA
Spend the day exploring the beautiful city of Alexandria with visits to the fort of Quatbey, Pompey’s Pillar, the roman theatre of Kom-el-Dik and the Necropolis of Anfushi. We will also visit the world-famous Library of Alexandria, which today is reincarnated in the disc-shaped, ultramodern Bibliotheca Alexandrina research center. 

DAY 8 – DEPART CAIRO
In the morning we depart Alexandria and drive back to Cairo airport for our departure flight home.
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