2 Nights / 3 Days Coptic tour in (Luxor – Naqada – Esna) Monastries

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Stop At: Cairo Tower, El-Andalus, Cairo 11511 Egypt

First day :

Our representative will pick up you from your hotel in Cairo on the evening by the car to go to bus station to travel to Luxor and start your trip .Upon arrival to luxor in the morning our representative will be waiting for you to go to your hotel for accommodation

After having your breakfast...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Cairo Tower, El-Andalus, Cairo 11511 Egypt

First day :

Our representative will pick up you from your hotel in Cairo on the evening by the car to go to bus station to travel to Luxor and start your trip .Upon arrival to luxor in the morning our representative will be waiting for you to go to your hotel for accommodation

After having your breakfast go ready to start your trip in luxor . Your first step will be Monastery of Saint Pachomius

Monastery of Saint Pachomius:

The monastery dates back to the fourth century AD .. It is one of the main monasteries built by St. Anba Pachomius ” father of the company ”

The monastery represents an important Bakhoumi era, and history states that the Bakhoumi monasteries had as many as 2,000 monks. The monastery dates back to the 4th century AD.

The breath of St. Anba Pachomius is clearly extended in the folds of the monastery and its leaves

The monastery consists of an archaeological church surrounded by a fence that collects the garden

The church consists of six structures in one half and a cross in front of the temple separated from the courtyard with a wall with small doors and inside the walls there are some stones decorated with crosses and ancient writings

The archaeological church is built on the authentic Coptic heritage, where it is surmounted by 32 dome and has a shrine of the late fathers, the bishops who sat on the chair of Esna

Next step in St. Tawdros (El Mohareb’s) Monastery

The monastery is located behind the city of Habo in the Western desert and about 1 km west of them and up between them Paved beater for the movement of all vehicles.

Inside the walls of the church there are some Pharaonic stones taken from the many Pharaonic temples located in the west bank of Luxor.

There is also a special cemetery in front of the church for the priests who served the monastery

The most famous of them is St. Matthew Basile (departed on 3/4/1968). It also includes the ark of the archaeologist Bahour Labib Habashi, who was buried in this cemetery upon his will. This monastery serves the surrounding villages in addition to being inhabited by a few nuns.

Take a short break for lunch

Your next step will be The Monastery of the Saints which is located on Mount El Tod, east of the Nile, 20 km south of Luxor .

The Monastery of Saints is called by this name because there is more than one saint in it where the body of St. Anba Beshay, St. Anba Besantaas, and Anba Source, and these saints lived in this area and sanctified it with their pure prayers.

Once you have set foot in the monastery, you feel like you are in one of the old country houses, where mud bricks were used to build the two churches that make up the monastery.

At the end of the day you will transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight

Day 2: the guide will take you by air-conditioned car to go to Esna to visit

Monastery of the Holy Martyrs

This monastery is considered one of the important monasteries existing in the city of Esna due to the existence of an important decorative wealth of ancient Fresco decorations.

The Martyrs Monastery is located 5 kilometers southwest of the city of Esna. The monastery was built in the same place as an old monastery called the monastery of St. Isaac, and It was named the Martyrs’ Monastery because it is the same place where most of the Christian residents of Esna were martyred by Roman soldiers at the end of the third century AD.

Our next step will be The church of Saint Mother Dolagy and her four sons

The church is attributed to the martyr Mother Dolagy and her four sons, Sors, ​​Herman, Abanova and Sintas, who were martyred in the third century AD during the Roman persecution. The Roman soldiers deliberately recited the children to the knees of the mother, in order to torture her and then killed the mother.

The church was built in the fourth century AD and was renovated several times

The most important characteristic of this church is the archaeological veil of the temple, which is made of wood interleaved in the form of overlapping crosses.

You will take a short break for lunch in a local restaurant

The shrine of the three peasants Martyrs of” Soures, Antiochion and Mashhoury”

On one of the streets of the city, a dome with a small wooden cross stops us as if she would like us to tell us about the story of our ancestors’ tournaments in Esna

It is the story of” Soures, Antiochion and Mashhoury ”

This shrine is an archaeological place

There is an archaeological dome of the works of Queen Helena, and the three peasants are the last group martyred in the city of Esna

The strangest event in their biography is that they asked to behead their heads With their axes, which they were worked by it , instead of the swords of the governor

Monastery of St. Matthews Fakhoury:

The monastery is named after St. Matthew the solitary, and there is one ancient church with a room next to it. having the body of St Matthews

The old parts of the church date back to the 12th century and consist of a middle structure and two small lateral structures with a high dome in the middle surrounded by low domes and the Qalali building. It is centered on a wide road with its rooms on either side and the fort is relatively small

The walls of the monastery are decorated with fresco drawings which the French Institute of Oriental Antiquities studied and published in a special volume of the monasteries of Esna.

Shrine of Paul and Peter:

From the center of the city market, which is crowded with sellers and vegetable carts, you find the shrine of the martyrs Paul and Peter

The saints were from a distant town and then set up in the city of Esna to find that the planting of martyrdom was established and hastened to receive the honor of martyrdom.

Enjoy watching the church and its decoration to know a lot history of Saints Boas and Peter

After that, the guide will take you back to your hotel in luxor to have dinner overnight in your hotel

The third day:

In the morning ,you will make check out from your hotel in Luxor and take your luggage with you

Then you will make a tour to the monasteries of Naqada with your friendly guide and
start your Coptic tour with a visit to the monastery of “The Cross and St. Shenouda”

Monastery of ” The Cross and St. Shenouda”, west of Naqada, Qena

The value of this monastery is very great, as some accounts have stated

This monastery is one of the oldest monasteries named after the cross, and was built by Queen Helena, mother of King Constantine

The Monastery of ” The Cross ” was established in the fourth century and is the only monastery in the name of the cross in Egypt and the second church in the world after the Church of Jerusalem.

The Monastery of “ The Cross ” is a historic breakthrough and visitors from all over the world come to it as a tourist attraction to see the history of Egypt through the ages.

Monastery of St. George (also Deir al-Magma’), west of Naqada

It is located south of the Monastery of the Holy Cross and north of the Monastery of Mari Buqtur

Located above a high area of ​​sand at a height of about 6 meters allows its high location to oversee the rest of the monasteries scattered in the desert and called the “complex” monastery due to the fact that it is based on the management of the group of monasteries in the region

It was called the Monastery of the “complex “where it is said to have been a storehouse for the other monasteries. There are three churches in the monastery, the Church of the Virgin Mary and the Church of John the Baptist in the western corner of the monastery

The Monastery of Saint Victor ” Mari Buqtur “

The next significant monastery, located on a hill above the nature of the region topped by a distance of 10 meters or more, which gives a breathtaking view across the Nile Valley as it overlooks vast areas of agricultural land and the visitor to see the magic of this magnificent view in the dawn moments before sending the sun for its initial rays and also in the moments of sunset

The monastery buildings are one of the oldest existing buildings of Naqada monasteries and their construction is confirmed on the archaeological hill which contains many of the archaeological roof and the remains of the old buildings

The monastery of Saint Elias Bishoyawy originated as a wild church for this great martyr in the late fourth century AD, but in the following centuries the church became a monastery with its contents

One historian attributed the present building of the monastery church to the eighth or ninth century on the basis of the form of the apse

In its architecture, the new church assembled domes and vaults

Your next step will be The Monastery of the Holy Archangel Mickhael in Naqada which is located 4 km southwest of Naqada and the rest of the monastery is the archaeological church. It consists of a small entrance hall from the middle of the western wall entering the main church.

It consists of three structures and a semi-khorse of three domes and a nave

All the domes of the monastery are low of mud brick and the monastery buildings often date back to the 18th and 19th centuries .

There are some archaeological columns inside the monastery church, which indicates that the monastery has a very ancient history

You will take a short break for lunch in a local restaurant

Your next step will be The monastery of St . Anba Andras ( Abou El Leif)‏

The Monastery of Saint Abou El Leif is located just east of monastery of the cross and about 100 m east of it. The church is located in the middle of the ring wall.

After truncating the room in the western corner of the church next to the entrance

The courtyard of the monastery has a tree that yields some plants such as dates and is said to heal diseases . The monastery officials say that the age of the tree is unknown and people from all over the world come to the monastery to visit the monastery and take a blessing from the sacred tree to cure their diseases.

After that you will The monastery of St Pisentius The monastery church was built in the seventh or eighth century AD is what remains of the old church with twelve dome. There is a mountain in the west of the monastery many traces of monasteries and caves destroyed and many of the Coptic pottery, which was dearly remains of the monastic life of the area of Naqada .

The body of St Pisentius is located under the central altar of the monastery church and the monastery receives archaeological and pastoral attention

Final step : Monastery of the great martyr Abu Sefen

Monastery of the great martyr Abu Sfeen is located 10 km west of Naqada, about 200 meters southeast of the monastery of St. George complex, and the ratio of the monastery to the Bishop Bisanti wearing the spirit Bishop of Qeft, which I recommend his student to bury this place and not to go elsewhere His disciples built a dome above his grave to be a shrine for them.

By finishing your amazing tour , you will be transferred to the bus station to return to Cairo

Duration: 3 days

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Included
  • Transfers in a private car
  • Tour guide
  • Bus tickets from Cairo to Luxor and back
  • Staying in a hotel in luxor for 2 nights 3 days
  • All taxes
  • Breakfast / Lunch – Dinner
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  • Tipping (optional)
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  • Not wheelchair accessible
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  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
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