Private Day touring the oldest Christian monasteries and the actual birth place for Christian monasticism. Travel to the off-beaten path monastries in the company of your own Egyptologist guide . Explore the 4 surviving monasteries of the 50 that once existed here and learn of the Desert Fathers of Christian monasticism
You will be picked up from your hotel by your expert licensed tour guide , then drive 120 K/M south of Alexandria to Wadi El Natrun desert area .This is the actual birth place for Christian monasticism .There was once about 50 monasteries, only 4 have survived into modern times. Begin your trip with Deir al-Baramus, the oldest of the surviving 4 monasteries, and in many ways the most isolated, then proceeds to Deir Anba Bishoi whose body is still in the monastery.
Continue your trip to Deir Abu Maqar which is the richest monastery now in Wadi El-Natrun, It has more than 100 monks and 600 workers in the extensive farm which spreads in front of it. You will end your trip with Deir El-Suryani which is the smallest and most compact of the 4 monasteries. Lunch is included before return back to your cruise port or hotel in Alexandria.
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- Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid till April 30.2018, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.
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- A 25 % deposit per person is required to confirm your booking.
- Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received.
- Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure
- We charged no credit card fees or hidden surcharges.
- Prices are inclusive Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing, Meals as indicated and internal flights.
Accommodation is based on twin/triple share, so if you’re travelling on your own (independently) and would prefer your own space our Solo Sleeper Option is available as indicated in tour prices. This will guarantee you your own room for every night of the tour. The number of single rooms we can offer is limited, so it’s best to book early.
This option is available for those who prefer travelling with others but prefer single accommodation. This will guarantee you your own room for every night of the tour. The number of single rooms we can offer is limited, so it’s best to book early
We highly recommend you book this trip as early as possible, preferably 60 days prior to departure. Reservations received within 30 days will be on request and subject to availability of en-route accommodation.
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Per Person From $ 38.00
Tour Type Alexandria Day Tour
Private Day touring the oldest Christian monasteries and the actual birth place for Christian monasticism. Private tour in the company of your own Egyptologist guide to4 surviving monasteries of the 50 that once existed here and learn of the Desert Fathers of Christian monasticism