Wadi El Norton monasteries day trip from Cairo
1x 119 €
- Deir al-Baramus Monastery
- Dier Anba Bishoi Monastery
- Dier Abu Maqar Monastery
- Deir El Suryani Monastery
All about the trip
Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel by modern air-conditioned vehicle and you will travel to see four ancient monasteries with a special history.
First, you will visit Deir al-Baramus, the monastery that was probably the first one to be established in Wadi El-Norton. Next stop is the visit to Dier Anba Bishoi, that was named after the patron St. Bishoi, who was buried in the monastery. It has been restored several times after it has been destroyed at the hands of the Barbarians and Bedouins. This complex has five churches, and the main one is the St. Bishoi. This church is nowadays used only during the summertime.
We will then travel to visit Dier Abu Maqar, the richest of all these monasteries. It is also the most secluded one. The monastery is named after Saint Macarius the Great, an Egyptian monk who lived in a cave and spent his days in prayers.
We will end your trip with Deir El-Suryani Monastery, the smallest and most compact of them. This monastery is used by Syriac monks, and it is a home of several important Coptic relics.
At the end of the tour, you will travel in comfort back to your hotel.
What is included in the price
- All transfers by modern air-conditioned van from your hotel in Cairo
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Tour guide
- Entrance fees
- All service charges and taxes
What is not included in the price
- Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
- Beverages and meals
Please take your passport with you.
This activity is organised by Ramasside tours, Hilton Green Plaza 104, Cairo, 11511, Egypt, +201 005 759 364, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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