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It will be forever associated with pyramids, the Great Sphinx and the Valley of the Kings, but Egypt’s allure goes way beyond the archaeological mysteries still being uncovered from beneath its sands. The Gospel of Matthew describes the flight of the Holy Family from Palestine into Egypt. This saw Joseph, his wife Mary and her infant son Jesus escape King Herod’s Massacre of the Innocents which was typical of Herod’s extreme behaviour recorded independently by the Jewish historian Josephus.

Capital Cairo is adventure in itself — a frenetic city in whose dusty streets history is still being written, even as it prepares to open one of the most hotly anticipated museums of the century. Making its final push towards the Mediterranean Sea, the Nile River runs through the heart of Egypt, as captivating to the pharaohs as it is to modern-day travellers cruising in luxury past palm tree-clad shorelines filled with ancient wonders. A country of myths and mysteries that beckons with her wondrous sights and alluring mystique. Awe-inspiring pyramids…Golden-clad tombs buried with astounding treasures…The mighty Nile River and Valley from where ancient civilization emerged more than 5,000 years ago.

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2024 - 14 Day - The Trail of the Holy Family & Nile Cruise

The Wonders of the Ancient World all await you! All that is included in our eight-day tour plus the Valley of the Kings, Karnak, Luxor and Philae temples with Aswan and Abu Simbel as you cruise the Nile.

Prices from £4,399 pp

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McCabe Educational Trust

The McCabe Educational Trust is the charitable wing of McCabe Pilgrimages, functions independently with its own board of Directors and is a registered charity.

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Organising a Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage is our speciality and in 2023 we celebrate our 40th year in business – so we must be doing something right! We work with all denominations and are happy to tailor every pilgrimage to the needs of each particular church. For instance, some parties would plan one or two Eucharists during their pilgrimage but others will choose a daily celebration. In the Holy Land, your focus may be the Galilean ministry or a re-creation of Holy Week in Jerusalem. You tell us what your particular interest is and we will recommend an itinerary

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