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Thanks for your interest in joining us for our upcoming tour to Egypt in August 2023.
Egypt is an amazing country to visit. It is not only one of the most culturally rich countries in the world, but it has so many fascinating historical connections and stunning places to visit. Regardless of your background or age, Egypt offers something for everyone to enjoy. The weather in late August is hot with lots of sun. The day time high is usually in the 90s and the low 70s at night. To avoid the afternoon heat, we will do most of our touring in the morning.
Please view our itinerary below or download our trip brochure. It contains a detailed outline of the places we will visit, and it will also give you a good indication of the overall nature of our trip.
This is going to be a wonderful trip. I hope you’ll be able to join us.
Cairo International Airport (CAI)
Depart from your airport of choice, with your final destination being Cairo International Airport (CAI).
Arrive at the Cairo International Airport (CAI). A representative of Advent Tours will meet our group of guests at the airport and transfer them to the Hilton Heliopolis Hotel (or similar). After checking in at the hotel, you will be able to relax and enjoy a good night’s sleep.
Today we will visit the most recognized and impressive monuments in all of Egypt—the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx. The pyramids of Giza date back to roughly 2500 BC—about five-hundred years before the time of Abraham. The largest of the three is the Pyramid of Khufu, which is 481 feet tall. It is usually known as the Great Pyramid of Giza. The Pyramid of Khafre is slightly smaller at 448 feet tall, though it looks taller, since it is built on a layer of bedrock that is 33 feet higher than Khufu’s pyramid. The last of the three pyramids is the Pyramid of Menkaure, which is only 213 feet tall. We will have the opportunity to climb up into the burial chamber of the Pyramid of Khafre.
After lunch, we will visit the stunning archaeological discoveries now on display in the new Egyptian Museum. Lunch and Dinner are included at local restaurants. Overnight in Cairo – Hilton Heliopolis
Today we visit to some of the earliest pyramids. We will stop first at the Bent and Red Pyramids built for Pharaoh Snefru in Dashur around 2,600 BC. The Bent Pyramid is of particular significance since it helps to understand how the pyramids were built. Due to structural problems the builders were forced to change the angle of the pyramid from 54 to 43 degrees. This caused the top of it to look “bent.” In order to have a proper pyramid completed before his death, Snefru ordered a new pyramid to be built nearby—the Red Pyramid. We will even be able to climb inside.
After lunch, see an even earlier pyramid—the Step Pyramid of Djoser at Sakkara. We will also see the mastaba’s of Kagemni and Mereruka, with their beautiful wall carvings. Our day will end with a stop at the small Pyramid of Titi and a brief visit to the ruins of Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. There we we will marvel at the gigantic 35-foot-tall statue of Ramses II.
Lunch and Dinner are included at local restaurants. Overnight in Cairo – Hilton Heliopolis
Today we follow the route of the Exodus as we journey from Cairo to the Sinai Peninsula via the Red Sea, Marah, Elim, Wilderness of Sin, Rafedim, and Sinai desert (Exodus 12-19). We will spend the night along the Red Sea at the lovely Barcelo Tiran Sharm Hotel in Sharm el-Sheikh. Lunch and dinner are included.
Enjoy a relaxing day at the beautiful beaches of the Red Sea or go snorkeling to see the stunning coral reefs in Sharm el-Sheikh. Drive to Mount Sinai. Lunch and dinner are included. Overnight at St Cathrine’s Guest House (or similar)
Early morning camel-climb up Mount Sinai to see the sunrise. After descending for breakfast, visit St. Catherine’s monastery, the traditional site where Moses encountered God at the burning bush. Experience “crossing” the Red Sea as we drive to Nuweiba to catch a four-hour ferry to Aqaba to Jordan.
Dinner and Overnight in Aqaba [or head straight to the airport for your return flight to the US]
Or join the Steps of Jesus Tour by driving to Petra. Lunch and dinner are included. Overnight at the Petra Guest House (or similar).
Transfer to the Aqaba International Airport for your return flight to the US.
You are invited to register for the tour here through the Advent Tours website or by mail (see below). Please note that all payments will need to be sent separately by check or Zelle payment. Payment by credit card is not available.
Note that the total cost of a single occupancy room is $665 extra.
I invite you to join me on this trip to Egypt. It is going to be spectacular. I’ve been leading tours to the Middle East for over a decade, and I can assure you that no course on the Bible, no study of geography, no book on history or archaeology can ever give more insight into the world of the Bible than a personal trip like this to Egypt.
What makes this trip so special is not just the sites themselves you can see many of them on any generic trip, but rather it is the experience we will share together as I become your personal teacher, explaining the significance of the things we see and, as we explore, how they interact with the great stories of the Bible. To see, to hear, to feel, to smell, and to experience the land where the great events of the Bible took place on this kind of trip is an event of a lifetime. I’ve seen it again and again in the eyes and hearts of the people I’ve traveled with.
Our time together is sure to build your faith and forever enrich your reading of the Bible. I assure you it will be a trip you will never forget!
My husband and I just got back from Egypt with Dr. Cosaert in December 2019 and once again we had an AWESOME TIME! That was our third trip with him. Dr. Cosaert’s trips are well organized, infused with local customs, safe, informative, and make the Bible come alive!
My wife and I went on a tour of lsrael and Jordan with Dr. Cosaert in 2018. It was hands down one of the highlights of our lives. We will never read the Bible the same after seeing the biblical sites in person with Carl’s thoughtful devotional thoughts and the insights of amazing local guides. Highly recommend going on one of these trips!
I have been on Dr. Cosaert’s Turkey and Greece (Footsteps of Paul) trip in 2009, Jordan and Israel trip in 2014, and most recently, this past December 2019, his Egypt tour. Every single experience has been incredible. The sites are amazing, the food delicious, the hotels comfortable, the local guides knowledgeable, our safety a constant priority, and best of all the entire experience spiritually uplifting. This is a true life “mountain top experience” with each part of the trip carefully constructed to not only be historical but also connect the travelers to the Living God, personally interested in a relationship with them. Meeting other travelers from all over the world also broadened my horizons and I keep in touch with many of them years later, considering them each dear friends. If you are considering going on any of these trips, you absolutely must decide to do it. Your life will be changed for the better.
We visited Eygpt in 2017. Learned so much and saw some amazing sights. Very well organized. Accommodations were excellent. Local tour guide very knowledgeable. Call and his wife were great hosts. Looking forward to Steps of Peter and Paul in Turkey and Greece in a couple of months.
My daughter and I have done all three Advent Tours …. Carl is a great tour guide who pays close attention to all the details of the trip while at the same time providing a deeply enjoyable and spiritual experience. Loved holding a book in the Alexandria library, riding camels at the great pyramid of Egypt, boating on Galilee, and swimming in the Dead Sea! His trips provide a great mix of history, adventure, opportunities to make the Bible come alive and for spiritual growth! Just do it!