Tour to Wadi El Natroun Monastery from Alexandria
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Tour to Wadi El Natroun Monastery from Alexandria

Tour to Wadi El Natroun Monastery from Alexandria

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About this activity
Drive to Wadi El-Natrun, the birthplace for Christian monasticism. Visit the 4 surviving monasteries of the 50 that once existed here. Begin your trip with the oldest and most isolated monastery, Deir al-Baramus, and learn of the Desert Fathers of Christian monasticism.
Drive by a modern air-conditioned vehicle to Wadi El-Natrun, the actual birthplace for Christian monasticism. Basically, there were about 50 monasteries; only 4 have survived into modern times. Begin your trip with Deir al-Baramus which is the oldest of the surviving 4 monasteries and in many ways the most isolated, then proceeds to Deir Anba Bishoiwhose body is still in the monastery. End your trip visiting Deir El-Suryani which is the smallest and most compact of the 4 monasteries.
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Included
  • Pick up services from hotel & return.
  • Bottled water during your trip.
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Private All Languages speaking guide.
  • Lunch meal at local restaurant.
  • All taxes & service charge.
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
Not included
  • Any extras not mentioned in the program
  • Tipping
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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