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The Heart of Christian Egypt Tour


The Heart of Christian Egypt Tour
October 25 -  November 2, 2016
A Presbyterian Church (USA) and Egypt Partnership Network Tour

STUDY TRIP

    Join our PCUSA Liaison to the Synod of the Nile, Rev. Dr. Steve Gorman, for eight days of inspiring encounters and visits to the "heart of Egypt's Christian community."  We begin with two days in Cairo, staying at Dawson Hall, the historic guesthouse of Presbyterian missionaries.

    From your own apartment with all the amenities we will visit the places and leaders at the Synod of the Nile, the Evangelical Theological Seminary of Cairo, the Bible Society of Egypt anda worksite of the Coptic Evangelical Organization of Social Services (CEOSS).  

    With this background, we head into Upper Egypt, visiting churches, leaders and living with Presbyterian families in Minya and Assiut. Here is the heart of the first missionary movement 160 years ago.  Here, for 2,000 years, is the heart of Christian Egypt. We will also visit schools, clinics, orphanages and other ministries of social justice open to all Muslims and Christians.

    It is, of course, the people who we will enjoy and be uplifted by the most.  Living with families, attending worship,  sharing in prayer, participating in program for children, youth (young adults), women and families will prove the truth of Ps. 34:3, "O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His Name together. "

Schedule

Leave the US on Monday, October 24, arriving in Cairo the evening of October 25.  (Unless you come for the pre-tour - see below.)
October 26-27 in Cairo
October 28, 29, 30 in Minya
October 31, November 1, 2 in Assuit.
November 3 return to Cairo and flights home.

Cost: $700,  includes transportation,  housing and meals, tours, guide and tips.  You can exchange money at the airport or use ATMs for Egyptian pounds.)


Add-ons

CAIRO - four days of touring - October 22-25
    
    Come early for a four days pre-study trip of sightseeing in and around the vibrant megalopolis of Cairo, Egypt.   Included in these four days are tours of the Great Pyramids and Solar Boat of Giza (camel rides available), Coptic Cairo, Islamic Cairo, Saqqara aand Memphis and the Cairo Museum where you can stand nose-to-nose with King Tut.  Shop in the great souq of Khan-al-Kalili and enjoy the foods of Egypt.

    Ramez Salama, Egyptologist and guide, will lead us all along the way with his excellent English and years of experience.  All housing, meals, transportation, entrance fees and tips included.  

Cost: $500 per/person

LUXOR - three days in ancient Egypt

    Over three busy days led by Ramez Salama, we visit both the great Karnak, Luxor and Dandara Temples; Hatshesut's Temple; the Valley of the Kings; the Colossi of Memon; Tutenkhamun's Tomb; ride down the Nile on a felucca and around Luxor in a horse draawn carriage.

    This tour includes our two night stay in a 5 Star Hotel, private van, all tours and entry fees, all meals and your domestic flight back to Cairo, as well as our excellent guide.

Registration Schedule

    If you choose to do this pre- or post tours you will need to register and pay by Friday, September 2nd.  

    If you choose to participate only on the Study Trip your registration is due by Friday, September 16.

Travel Dates:

    For the pre-tour of Cairo, leave from the US on Thursday, October 20, arriving the evening of October 21st.  October 22 - 25 is our tour.

    For the study trip only, leave the US on Monday, October 24, arriving the evening o October 25.  October 26 - Nov. 2 is the study trip.

    For those staying for the post Luxor Tour, you will fly back to Cairo on November 5, leaving the night of November 6 for the US, arriving home that same day.


Overall Costs

    1. Your flights to/from the US.
    2. Spending money for shopping. (We will give advice to those who sign-
             up.)
    3. Cairo Tour (four days)  - $500
    4. Study Trip(eight days) - $700
    5. Luxor Tour (three days) - $700

Contacts

Registration:  Lacey Gilliam
lacey.gilliam@pcusa.org
502-569-5324

Study Trip:  Rev. Dr. Steve Gorman, PCUSA Liaison
stevesynodgorman@gmail.com
216-801-2036

Pre- and Post Tours:  Ramez Salama
ramezsalama@gmail.com

Earlier Event: September 6
Synod Seven USA Visit