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Travel History- City Tour Of Gonder

Gondar ,Northern Ethiopia
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Duration

2 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English

Overview

Gonder located in Northwestern Ethiopia. It positions at an altitude of 2,300 meters. The city was once the Capital city of Ethiopia, from 1632-1855 E.C. It has the remains of Castles and palaces constructed by different Emperors. The ruins of the building stand inside a walled imperial compound.  There are half a dozen major building complexes and other additional buildings, enclosed by a wall 900 meters long, with twelve entrances and three bridges.

Outside the confines of the city to the north-west by the Qaha River, there is a two-storey building of bathing Emperor Fasildes. The bath (swimming pool) is only filled once a year and plays a huge part in the spiritual lives of Ethiopian Orthodox Christians in the celebration of Epiphany on 19th January every year.

Another prime attraction in Gonder is the Debre Birhan Selassie church which was built in the 17 century. The outside of Debre Birhan Selassie is rather simple, but its interior has made it one of Ethiopia’s highest visitor attractions. The ceiling is shielded with the faces of hundreds of angels. Likenesses of the Holy Trinity and the Crucifixion have pride of place above the entrance to the Holy of Holies.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Castles compound
  • Debre Birhan Sellassie
  • Fasilides’ pool,

Itinerary

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Day 1- Fly Addis Ababa to Gondar
Day 1- Fly Addis Ababa to Gondar

Early in the morning driving to Gondar. The 4 hour drive will take you through rural area and beautiful villages, offering a wonderful insight into the Amhara culture. You may have some stops for taking photos while driving. Take a short relaxation at your hotel and have lunch at the hotel to save time* Lunch self-pay* Afterward, check out from hotel for the city tour of Gondar. The half day city tour includes: a visit to the 17th Century Royal Enclosure, with six castles and several other buildings. Then, visit Fasilides’ pool, still used nowadays during the Timkat celebration (the Ethiopian Orthodox Epiphany on the 19th January), and the Debre Birhan Selassie church, with the most renowned ceiling in Ethiopia

Day 2- Fly Gondar Addis Ababa
Day 2- Fly Gondar Addis Ababa

Take the Morning flight from Gondar and Fly back to Addis Ababa. If you have international flight you could connect

Included/Excluded

  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Room Accommodation .BB. Based on Sharing a double /twin bed room
  • Minibus transfer
  • Air Ticket
  • Costs of personal Nature
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

Durations

5 – 7 hours

Tour's Location

Gondar ,Northern Ethiopia

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