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One day ,Coptic trip to Assiut Monasteries

The percentage of religious establishments in Assiut is high, as more than 300 Coptic monuments are located between dioceses, parishes and churches

Doronka Monastery was once known as the sanctuary, where the cave church is sheltered from the Nile flood since the days of the Pharaohs

There is a group of churches, the oldest of which is the giant cave’s church

Asyut is not only known for Doronka’s monastery, but there are many other Coptic archaeological areas in the governorate, the most important of which is Muharraq Monastery in Qusiya, it has a special status, and is considered the oldest monastery in the world, it is the kiss and Kaaba of the Coptic pilgrims, especially from the Ethiopians, and there is the Church of the Holy Monastery on Mount Qsqam, which the Holy Family has stayed for more than 6 months, and started the family journey to Jerusalem again, It was the last place the family lived

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

    Stop At: أسيوط الجديدة, Al Wadi Al Gadid Desert, New Valley Governorate, Egypt

    A guide will take you from your hotel in Assiut or the train station to start your Coptic tour, you will start your tour by visiting the The Monastery of the Holy Virgin Mary ( Al Muharraq )

    *The Monastery of the Holy Virgin Mary ( Al Muharraq )
    It is located at the foot of a mountain known as the Qasqam Mountain named after the city of Qasfam.
    The monastery of Muharraq is one of the most famous Coptic monasteries in Egypt and has a historical and international reputation, His monks were famous since ancient times for piety and science, where the impact of Karazi and scientific spread to southern Europe, central and northern Europe and reached Ireland.
    It is the holy place where the Holy Family stayed for the longest stay in Egypt
    And compared to any other place I meant in her holy journey, and became the place where they lived this period (cave) structure in which daily prayers are held without interruption in the Church of the Virgin in Deir Muharraq
    Archaeological Church of Deir Al-Muharraq
    It is the oldest monument in the Muharraq Monastery, its structure is the same as the cave where the Holy Family resided , Its altar is the same stone as the cave on which Jesus Christ sat, the nave was restored in the 19th century.
    *Our next stop will be the Holy Virgin Mary Monastery in Doronka mountain
    Its historical significance dates back to the famous cave where the Holy Family came ,and this cave was a pharaonic quarry where the Holy Family had to wait for the boats to return.
    The monastery is a group of churches, the oldest of which is the cave church. It has a length of 160 hundred and sixty meters and a depth of 60 meters. It is considered a church since the end of the first century. It is worth mentioning that this cave of the monastery dates back to about 2500 thousand five hundred years before the birth.
    Take a short break for lunch at a local restaurant
    *Then we will move to visit the Monastery of the Holy virgin Mary in Ganadla
    The monastery is located 3 km west of Deir el-Ganadela village, 22 km south of Assiut. Most of the monastery’s monuments are ancient buildings carved on the mountain (often pharaonic quarries) used by monks as dwellings.And the monastery is famous in the name of Deir al-Adra iron case
    The monastery has two churches, the Church of Our Lady and the Church of the East of the First Church
    It is known that Mount Asyut is filled with caves that had been excavated by St. Joseph and used as warehouses for wheat in the seven days of nin full of good things, as St. John Tabasi used these caves to accommodate monks to unite and monastic life.
    * Our final step will be in The monastery of St.Tadros Al Mishreky
    The monastery is located about 9 km south of Dayrout and follows the Diarot diocese. This monastery has several churches and the old church of a character enriched by the smell and breath of saints.
    The old church dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries, with 12 dome, three skeletons, and nine nave nodes carried by four pillars. The church has an old veil, a restaurant and a few icons and manuscripts.
    Al-Maqrizi mentioned it in the 15th century. The monastery had a monastic life that spread about three centuries ago. The monastery has a farm surrounded by high roles.
    At the end of the trip you will transfer to your hotel in Assiut or train station

    Duration: 5 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    8:30 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.


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Activity ID: V-128689P35

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