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Coptic tour in Wadi El-Natron Monasteries

Coptic tour in Wadi El-Natron Monasteries
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Duration:
9h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
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Free cancellation
About
Wadi ElNatron which is in the eastern desert near the delta, is one of the prime attractions for the Christian religious tourist that comes to Egypt Christianity reached Wadi El-natron with St. Macarius the Great who retreated there in C.330.Then the area became a sanctuary for Christians who were fleeing the systematic Roman persecution in the 4th century and there they started to develop a monastic order The area was once flourished by tens of monasteries of which only four survived the time. This was to protect monks against the Berbers and Bedouins Join us in this awesome coptic tour during 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
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  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Norwegian, German, Swedish, Russian, Korean, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Danish, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Inclusions
  • Coptic attractions mentioned in the program
  • Tour Guide
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Transfers in a private car
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Mineral water
Exclusions
  • Tipping (optional)
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Coptic attractions mentioned in the program
  • Tour Guide
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Transfers in a private car
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Mineral water
Exclusions
  • Tipping (optional)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    Cairo Tower
    Stop: 9 hours
    Our guide will take you from your hotel in Luxor to start your Coptic tour to Wadi Natron , you will start your tour by visiting the The Monastery of El Suryan It was built by St. Beshoy in the sixth century. It was built to be dedicated to Virgin Mary. It has an interesting cave where St. Beshoy is said to have prayed with his hair tied with a chain to the roof to prevent him from sleeping. The monastery was acquired by Syrian monks at some time, this is why it gained its modern name “Al-Suryan” which means (the Syrians). The name is shortened from the monastery’s long name: “Monastery of Saint Mary the Virgin the Lady of the Syrians.” The monastery was destroyed by Berbers in 817 AD. Afterwards in 850, it was rebuilt by the two monks, Matthew and Abraham. After having traveled to Baghdad to ask the caliph al-Muqtadir bi’llah to grant tax exemption to the monasteries The monastery consists of the enclosure wall, the tower, The Church of the Holy Virgin, the Church of St. Honnos and Marutha, the Church of St. John the Little, The Refectory, a rich library with hundreds of manuscripts and a museum Our next step will be in El-Baramous monastery is the northernmost monastery in Wadi al-Natron. Wadi al-Natrun is the most important monastic center in Egypt The Arabic name “Baramous” is derived from the Coptic word “Pa-Romeos”, “that of the Romans”. Maximus and Domitius, Roman saints and children of the Roman emperor Valentinian, lived and died in a cell in Scetis in the days of Saint Macarius. Saint Macarius ordered the building of a church in their memory, which was named the “Cell of the Romans” and became the center of the monastic settlement there The current monastery was founded on a site near the Old Baramous Monastery where the oldest monastic community of Wadi al-Natrun once stood. It is dedicated to the Virgin of Baramous and was probably founded in the late sixth century The monastery has the oldest church still in existence in Wadi al-Natrun, the Church of the Holy Virgin Mary. This church was built at the end of the sixth/the beginning of the seventh century. To the north of the Church lies the keep, also called al-Qasr. It is the oldest keep, or fortress, in Wadi al-Natrun and probably dates from the ninth century Our next step will be the Saint Bishoy Monastery It is a Coptic Orthodox monastery , It is the largest monastery in Wadi Natrun . It is located half a kilometer to the southeast of the Monastery of the Virgin Mary( Syrian), and away from the Monastery of St. Makarios “Abu Makar” west about twenty kilometers. Saint Bishoy was a pupil of St. Macarius, a hermit leader in the valley. It was probably built until the end of the fourth century AD, and was rebuilt around 840 AD and includes five churches, the largest “Church of St. Bishoy”; the largest churches of Wadi Natroun, next to the building of hospitality and a wide garden and library and archaeological table and well Martyrs Monks live. Then we will move to visit the Monastery of Saint Makarios (Abu Makar): It is located in the southeast of the monastery of St. Bishoy and the monastery of the Syrian , Its area is about two acres. This monastery is attributed to St. Macarius the Great, it is the richest monasteries of Wadi Natron, with its sacredness to the monks. There is a sarcophagus containing the remains of sixteen patriarchal fathers . There are also the bodies of the 49 elderly martyrs killed by the Berbers buried in the Church of the Elders, as well as the marble sarcophagus carrying the remains of St. Eilary the daughter of King Zenon, who disguised as men and was intimidated in this monastery and buried in the floor of his old mansion built by her father above the place where her coffin is, The Patriarchs were gathering there when they were performing the Holy Chronicle It was one of the customs followed when the Patriarch was elected to the throne to go directly to the monastery of Anba Makar, where the process of ordination and sanctification of the said monastery must be completed, and this is an indication of the prestigious status that the monastery has occupied during different historical times throughout the Egyptian countries and even in all the countries. Then you will have your lunch at a local restaurant At the end of the trip you will transfer to your hotel in Cairo
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Sohag Airport
My plan was landed sohag airport. At that airport, no bus service even no taxi services, we 5 person, wait almost t
FebLev
FebLev
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To see all main temples in 3 days
It was our dream to travel on Nile and see the main attractions at the same time and it came true. Thanks the team
Markgarges32320
Markgarges32320
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A beautiful day in the churches of Egypt
I went to the churches of Egypt and was very surprised to see it was a very wonderful trip where I enjoyed my time
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marialeo2920
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A nice trip
Wonderfull day trip from Hurghada to Luxor we visited the valley of kings and Hatshepsut. great tour guide and ver
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