When: Nov 05—Nov 14
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2024 Bread for the Journey: Egypt


Visit magnificent ancient sites that reveal why Egypt was such a significant Middle Eastern power in the Bible. Central themes of this tour include: escape from slavery in Egypt, sojourn in the wilderness, and movement into the Promised Land. Hear stories of Abraham and Sarah, Joseph, Moses and Miriam, and the Israelites in the lands where biblical events happened. Relish a five-day leisurely cruise up the ancient Nile, visiting unforgettable temples and palaces. Learn how Hebrew prophets viewed Egypt, and why Jewish and early Christian communities flourished and sometimes suffered there. Taste the vibrance of modern Egypt on a tour of Cairo that includes visits to Coptic Christian and Islamic sections of Egypt’s capital. Experience all this with a band of pilgrims who worship, eat, learn, and travel together on a journey that will change how you read the Bible. On the optional tour extension in Jordan, follow the route of Israelites all the way to Mount Nebo where Moses surveyed the land he could not enter. See Petra, the ancient Nabatean trading city carved in stone, and marvel at the astonishing desert landscape at Wadi Rum along the route of the Israelites. Celebrate the life of Ruth as we travel through her homeland of Moab, and hear the story of Balaam unexpectedly blessing the Israelites.

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November 5   Cairo

Arrive in Cairo. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, then meet your fellow tour members for dinner at the hotel.

November 6   Cairo

On your first full day, see some of the most famous sites in Egypt—the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, Memphis, and Sakkara

November 7     Cairo

Today, tour Egypt’s capital city. Visit Old Coptic Cairo including the hanging church. See the Mokattam Church (Cave Church), Salah Al Dien Citadel and Sultan Hassan Mosque. Enjoy dinner at your hotel.

November 8     Cairo

Travel by coach to Alexandria for a guided tour of the city, including the Graeco-Roman Catacombs of Kom Shoqafa (1st Century A. D.), Pompey’s pillar (3rd Century A.D.), the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, & surrounding monuments, and St. Mark Church. Return to Cairo for the night.

November 9     Nile River Cruise

This morning, fly to Luxor. Take a tour of the vast temple complexes of Karnak and Luxor, which stand within the modern city. Later, embark on a luxury river cruise ship. This will be your home for the next four nights while you travel along the magnificent Nile River.

November 10     Nile River Cruise

Today we will visit the West Bank. See the Valley of the Kings: the burial place of the pharaohs; the incomparable Temple of Queen Hatshepsut; and the Colossi of Memnon: massive stone statues which originally guarded the entrance to a mortuary complex.

November 11     Nile River Cruise

Today, visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu. Return to the ship to sail to Kom Ombo. Gain insight into Egypt’s Hellenistic period as you visit Kom Ombo’s temple, unusual for honouring two Egyptian gods.

November 12     Nile River Cruise

After breakfast, proceed with some touring by road to see the temples built by Ramesses II at Abu Simbel. Return to your ship and later, enjoy a sunset felucca ride around the Botanical Gardens.

November 13     Cairo

Enjoy one last breakfast aboard your ship before disembarking at Aswan. Visit the Temple of Isis on Philae Island— the last temple built in classic Egyptian style, the impressive Aswan High Dam. Later, board a domestic flight to Cairo. Enjoy dinner and one more night in Cairo.

November 14     Departure OR Continue to Jordan extension

Check out of your hotel this morning and either continue your tour to Jordan or depart for home.


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