Mystical Egypt

The monastery of St Anthony the Great

Embark on a transformative journey through Mystical Egypt, a unique pilgrimage spanning 14 days that offers an unparalleled exploration of ancient monastic sites and iconic Egyptian attractions. Priced at a donation of $1,995, excluding the flight to Cairo, Egypt, this pilgrimage unfolds a rich tapestry of spiritual experiences.

The pilgrimage commences with a profound visit to two of the world’s oldest and still-functioning monasteries. The Monastery of St. Anthony the Great stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of the Desert Fathers of the Church. Following this, participants immerse themselves in the historical ambiance of the Monastery of St. Catherine, renowned for hosting a night-vigil atop Mount Sinai. Mounted on camel-backs beneath the celestial night-sky, pilgrims engage in prayer, chants, and the singing of praises. A pause is made under the open sky for meditation and refreshments, adding a contemplative touch to the spiritual ascent.

The Monastery of St. Catherine is not only a repository of spiritual significance but also houses the world’s oldest continually operating library. Within its hallowed halls lie rare treasures such as the Codex Sinaiticus and the Syriac Sinaiticus, alongside what is possibly the largest collection of early Christian icons. Among these treasures is the Christ Pantocrator, an ancient Byzantine religious icon dating back to the 6th century AD, depicting Jesus in his role as Christ Pantocrator.

To ensure a seamless and enriching experience, the pilgrimage package includes premium local transport, encompassing local flights, transfers, and guided tours. Participants enjoy 4-star accommodations, most meals, excursions, and the unique experience of camel rides in Mount Sinai. This immersive journey takes place during the winter months, specifically from January to March.

St Anthon the Great, Egypt

While applications for 2024 are closed, prospective pilgrims are encouraged to plan early for the winter of 2025 to secure their place in this extraordinary exploration of Mystical Egypt.

Where to begin . . .

Choose from the extensive array of luxury travel packages and we have, ranging from:

  • Holy Land Tours

  • Church Heritage tours

  • Bible land Cruises of St Paul’s Journeys

  • River Cruises

  • Retreat Cruises

  • Beyond the Holy Land