Coptic tour to Akhmim from Luxor

10 hr

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The Egyptian monasteries are a testament to the times that Egypt has gone through since Christianity entered it

No governorate was devoid of a monastery famous for it and was a destination for religious tourism, but the province of Sohag alone, especially the city of Akhmim where many monasteries are located
Coptic tour to Akhmim from Luxor photo 1 Coptic tour to Akhmim from Luxor photo 2

Itinerary Details

Visit: Luxor Museum, Center Corniche Ave, Luxor Egypt

Day 1Visiting the Martyrs Monastery & Monastery “Angel Michael”& St. Thomas the anchorite Monastery & Prince Tadros Al-Mashreqi & of Anba Bakhoum and his sister Dhalosham & Saint George Iron Monastery & the Monastery of Saint Anba Pesada and The Monastery of the Virgin Mary in Hawawish
Our guide will take you from your hotel in Luxor or to start your Coptic tour to Akhmim, you will start your tour by visiting the Martyrs Monastery
The Monastery of the Martyrs is one of the monasteries of the desert, which includes many advantages
This monastery is one of Akhmim’s wilderness monasteries
Around the monastery there are many archaeological tombs
It was often the place where Akhmim’s martyrs were buried
In the “Monastery of Martyrs” there are the bodies of the saints Discoors and Escalapius and 8140 martyrs, of which countless miracles appear
Monastery...
Visit: Luxor Museum, Center Corniche Ave, Luxor Egypt

Day 1Visiting the Martyrs Monastery & Monastery “Angel Michael”& St. Thomas the anchorite Monastery & Prince Tadros Al-Mashreqi & of Anba Bakhoum and his sister Dhalosham & Saint George Iron Monastery & the Monastery of Saint Anba Pesada and The Monastery of the Virgin Mary in Hawawish
Our guide will take you from your hotel in Luxor or to start your Coptic tour to Akhmim, you will start your tour by visiting the Martyrs Monastery
The Monastery of the Martyrs is one of the monasteries of the desert, which includes many advantages
This monastery is one of Akhmim’s wilderness monasteries
Around the monastery there are many archaeological tombs
It was often the place where Akhmim’s martyrs were buried
In the “Monastery of Martyrs” there are the bodies of the saints Discoors and Escalapius and 8140 martyrs, of which countless miracles appear
Monastery “Angel Michael” in Salamouni
The Archangel Michael Monastery is located on a hill above the village of Salamouni in Akhmim
The large church dating back to the 15th and 17th centuries
The monastery has a miraculous icon of Archangel Michael, the Copts come to it and take the oil from it to be blessed, and ask for miracles from the Lord through the intercession of the angel Michael

Then head for St. Thomas the anchorite Monastery
St. Thomas is the saint of Mount Shanshef. He had a large number of disciples of the Order. St. Shenouda was one of St. Thomas’s disciples. Abba Thomas announced Abba Shenouda marks on his departure

Our next step will be The Monastery of Prince Tadros Al-Mashreqi
The Monastery built around the 17th century,
Take a short break for lunch in a local restuarant
Then continue your tour and visit The monastery of Anba Bakhoum and his sister Dhalosham
The monastery is located in the northeastern part of the village of Sawamah east. The rest of the monastery is part of the church, whose remains are similar to the monastery of St. Shenouda. Bakhoom and his sister Dhalusham are the nephews of the martyr Anba Bisada, Bishop of Ansay, who received the crown of martyrdom during the reign of Diocletian the tyrant.

Our next step will be Saint George Iron Monastery
The monastery is located on the eastern road between Akhmim and Nagi Hammadi, about 15 km south of Akhmim .
It was formerly called the Monastery of Iron of Saints or Logius and Arsanyos and then named after the famous Roman martyr George.
Then you will go to visit the Monastery of Saint Anba pesada
The monastery is located on the eastern road from Akhmim to Nagi Hammadi and the monastery is 18 km south of Akhmim. The church is the only remaining building of the old monastery and the church that dates back to the age of Akhmim churches.
The monastery has some ancient manuscripts and icons that tell of the great glory from which the aroma of grace breathes in the blood of the martyrs.
Our final step will be The Monastery of the Virgin Mary in Hawawish
Located 4 km east of the village of Hawawish, which is 12 km southeast of Akhmim .The monastery is surrounded by a square wall .The monastery church is the main building of the monastery and dates back to the 16th and 17th centuries .

At the end of the trip you will be transferred to your hotel in Luxor

Duration: 10 hours

Important Details

Included
  • Mineral water
  • Transfers to Sohag in a private car
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Coptic attractions mentioned in the program
  • Tour Guide
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
Not Included
  • Tipping (optional)
Departure Point
Luxor Museum, Center Corniche Ave, Luxor Egypt
9:30 PM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
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Cancellation Policy

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