Coptic history in Egypt is part of Egyptian history of that starts with the beginning of Christians in Egypt during the Greek-Roman period. Egypt is mentioned in the Bible as the place of where the holy family lived. The first Christians in Egypt were mainly Alexandrian Jews such as Theophilos. The Egyptian holy Church is dates back to more than 19th century old, when the Alexandria Church was founded by St.Mark during the reign of the Roman empire.
The spread of Christian life in Egypt takes a round 50 years when Saint Mark arrival in Alexandria, in Middle Egypt. The Coptic religion in Egypt began to spread in the second century to the rural areas, and scriptures were translated into the local language, Coptic.
Egypt Christians monks and people were going to the desert during the third century to pray and work and spend their lives to worship of God. Here the idea of starting of monasteries build movement is came, which was organized and introduced by Saint and Saint Paul and they are consider the world's first Monks.
The serving in church is starting with the establishment and formation of Coptic Orthodox Church. In the end of the 5th century, there were hundreds of monasteries, thousands of cells and caves created in Egyptian desert. A large number of these monasteries, cells, and caves are still visiting by many Christians and tourists to this day.
When Amr ibn el Aas enter to Egypt by the Muslim army to save the Egyptian Coptic from the persecution of the Romans, the Copts needed to pay tax called the (Gizya), it is little money paid in order to be defended by Muslim armies, as non-Muslims were not allowed to serve in the army and it is free from (old people, children, women, disables……). This tax was abolished in 1855.
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Egyptian cities are very safe in general, especially at the areas where tourists are visiting frequently, as tourist sites are far from episodes have occurred and it was not affected, even during protests happened after the Egyptian Revolution in 2011 Most of our clients arrived during these periods mentioned how it was safe during their trip to Egypt.
Traveler must have a valid passport for at least six months, You can apply for a tourist visa at any Egyptian embassy in your country before your arrival. If traveler citizen of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Korea, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Serbia, the Ukraine, a country that is part of the Russian Federation, or a country that is a member of the European Union, he can apply for a visa upon arrival at the Egyptian airport, it will cost him $25 or the equivalent amount, and visa will be valid for 30 days.
For sure you can visit Egypt and Jordan, where you can explore fascinating Egypt and Jordan and more with Ibis Egypt tours.
Yes, there are direct flights from the United States to Cairo organized by Egypt Air, where you can find a flight from New York, the JFK Airport, direct to Cairo five times a week. it takes approximately 12 hours. There is flights belongs to Egypt Air as well flies from Los Angles directly to Cairo, it takes approx. 17 hours, However tourists arriving from U.S.A prefer to make transit either in Paris, North Africa ( They prefer to stop in morocco ), or London.
Because of the cheap price of the airline tickets, clients prefer airlines, but the only exception for this client arriving from Jordan via Aqaba Port, as they are crossing by ferry boat from Aqaba Harbor to Nuweiba, but the ships were coming to Egyptian Mediterranean harbors from Cyprus or Greece, is not working nowadays. On the other hand you can find a variety of cruises coming to Egypt’s Mediterranean and the Red Sea Ports, it is stopping at the different harbors for one or two days, and Ibis Egypt tours will be more than happy to offer day trips to Egypt and Jordan for clients wanted to enjoy tours to Egypt or Jordan, and clients can obtain visa at the Egyptian ports, kindly open this link, it contains different Egyptian Shore Excursions trips for clients who intend to ride an international cruise will stop at the Egyptian ports or Jordan port.
We recommend for you to Purchase Cigarettes and Alcohol upon your arrival to Egypt, where you will find duty free shops at Egypt’s airports, at Cairo, Hurghada, Luxor, Sharm El Sheikh, and El Gouna, you will be allowed to purchase 200 cigarettes and 03 liters of alcohol upon arrival.
All travelers arriving to Egypt have 48 Hours to buy cigarettes or alcohol from any duty-free shop either located at Egypt’s airports, or from other locations located in Cairo or from hotels in El Gouna or Hurghada or Sharm El-sheikh, the traveler can purchase 200 cigarettes and 03 liters of Alcohol.
Deposit required for your holiday is 25% of the total holiday cost, except at the peak periods “ Christmas, New Year and Easter “ deposit will be 50% of the total price. and you can pay the deposit by credit card ( Visa or Master Card ) or by bank wire transfer to Ibis Egypt tours bank account.
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Yes for sure Ibis Egypt tours offering special prices for private groups. We are offering discounts starting from 10% and more, depending on the nature and length of the trip. For groups more than 15 people, we will offer you one person in double free of charge from the group.
Ibis Egypt tours has good deals with all hotels all over Egypt, which makes our prices competitive, another thing you’ll notice is the inclusions. While we don’t include everything, we do throw in the major highlights of a destination, the things that everyone goes to see, on the other hand, we leave many other activities as options, to provide you the freedom and flexibility to choose what you want to do on a daily basis.
A charge of 3% will be paid as bank fees for payments made by credit card, No additional charges will be applied.
As Per our terms and conditions, Ibis Egypt tours refund depends on how far in advance we are notified about the cancellation, Except Shore Excursions day trips booking you will refund whatever amount you have paid in advance in case of force majeure.
Ibis Egypt tours is glad to offer a discount for clients wanted to pay the total amount of their tour in advance, However, If you paid the total amount of your tour six months before arrival, we will be more than happy to offer 5% discount for your trip.
You should book your tour maximum one week before your arrival. On the other hand during peak periods “ Christmas and New Year’s, Easter “ earlier is much better to secure space for your holiday before arrival.