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Coptic tour to Sohag monasteries

The Egyptian monasteries are a testament to the times that Egypt has gone through since Christianity entered it

No governorate was devoid of a monastery famous for it and was a destination for religious tourism, but the province of Sohag alone, especially the city of Sohag where many monasteries are located

per adult from

$269

AUD

Duration

6 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Coptic attractions mentioned in the program
    • Transfers in a private car
    • Tour Guide
    • Lunch at a local restaurant
    • Pick up and drop off
    • Mineral water
    What's excluded :
    • Tipping (Optional )
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Abydos, Al Balyana, Sohag Egypt

    Visiting Saint Anba Shenouda Monastery (White Monastery) and Saint Anba Beshay Monastery ( The red monastery)
    Our guide will take you from your hotel in Sohag or from the train station to start your Coptic tour in Sohag , you will start your tour by visiting the Saint Anba Shenouda Monastery (White Monastery)

    Saint Anba Shenouda Monastery, Head of the Unitarians in the Western Mountain (White Monastery). The monastery is located west of Sohag and there is an asphalt road 2 km before the monastery.
    The church was built in the year 441 AD in the era of St. Shenouda, the Archimandrite to be one of the greatest churches in Egypt and has an Egyptian character. In the buildings there are some pharaonic stones and ornaments . Some traditions tell that St. Anba Shenouda is buried inside the present monastery
    Take a short break for lunch at a local restaurant
    Our next step will be in Saint Anba Beshay Monastery ( The red monastery) in the Western Mountain
    The monastery is 4 km north of St. Shenouda Monastery, It is very similar to St. Shenouda Monastery
    The church dates back to the early 6th century AD. In the eastern tribal corner of the church is the old fort with its bathtub .The door is surmounted by exquisite floral motifs ,In the tribal corner, a modern church was built for the Virgin Mary covered with domes.
    This monastery was an extension of the wilderness which was headed by St. Anba Shenouda, the Archimandrite, Where he was under his presidency about three thousand monks .. The Anba Beshay or Anba Begol is the uncle of St. Shenouda autistic head. The monastery witnessed an urban renaissance at the beginning of the 21st century . Many icons and archaeological conditions were renovated with the help of some European missions and under the supervision of the Egyptian Antiquities Authority
    After finishing your tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Sohag

    Duration: 6 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    we pick up all travelers from luxor
    Departure Time :
    5:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by travel to church

Activity ID: V-128689P53

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