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Best of Gondar in One Day: Castles, Churches and Coffee Ceremony provided by myGuzo

Best of Gondar in One Day: Castles, Churches and Coffee Ceremony

Best of Gondar in One Day: Castles, Churches and Coffee Ceremony
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Duration:
4–5 hours
Group size:
90
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4–5 hours
  • Group size:
    90
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Gondar was the first capital city of the Ethiopian empire, which began in 1632 with the reign of Fasilidas. In Gondar, there are a dozen castles built by various emperors over the course of 236 years. The city seems more European than African and also has Islamic influences. Beginning with Fasilidas, a succession of Ethiopian kings built the castles that still occupy the heart of modern day Gondar. Known collectively as the Royal Enclosure or "Fasil Ghebbi", the castles have survived several wars, including air raids during World War Two.    There is also the church of Debre Berhan Selassie. It was built by King Iyasu in the late 17th century. Debre Birhan Selassie meaning Light of the Trinity. The church was miraculously spared in the Mahdist War of the 1880's when, according to legend, a swarm of bees held off the invading soldiers!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • You will picked up at the airport or hotel . Then before lunch, you will visit the palaces, residences and baths of Fasilidas. The site is easily accessible and recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Afterwards, you will visit the church of Debre Berham Selassie which is located at the summit of a hill and surrounded by interior is decorated with beautiful frescoes. 80 cherubic angels look down from the ceiling while saints and demons line its walls. Time Permitting: This region was once home to the "Felasha", or Ethiopian Jews, who immigrated in mass to Israel in the late 20th century.  Although only a few remain, their influence is still seen in the symbols, customs, and rituals of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. You will have the chance to visit these Falasha villages.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • You will picked up at the airport or hotel . Then before lunch, you will visit the palaces, residences and baths of Fasilidas. The site is easily accessible and recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Afterwards, you will visit the church of Debre Berham Selassie which is located at the summit of a hill and surrounded by interior is decorated with beautiful frescoes. 80 cherubic angels look down from the ceiling while saints and demons line its walls. Time Permitting: This region was once home to the "Felasha", or Ethiopian Jews, who immigrated in mass to Israel in the late 20th century.  Although only a few remain, their influence is still seen in the symbols, customs, and rituals of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. You will have the chance to visit these Falasha villages.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 40378P17
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pick up and drop-off
  • Local tour guide
  • A bottle of water and hot drinks
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Lunch
  • Tip for tour guide
  • Other cost not offered in this program
Duration
4–5 hours
Departure details
  • Location Name: Gondar Airport or Your hotel in Gondar Return Location: Returns to original departure point
  • Ethiopia, Ethiopia
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travellers
Inclusions
  • Pick up and drop-off
  • Local tour guide
  • A bottle of water and hot drinks
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Lunch
  • Tip for tour guide
  • Other cost not offered in this program
Departure details
  • Location Name: Gondar Airport or Your hotel in Gondar Return Location: Returns to original departure point
  • Ethiopia, Ethiopia
Duration
4–5 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travellers

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Feb 2019 • Couples
We booked a tour to Gondar on very short notice, right before boarding the plane from Addis on that day. I had communicated with the myGuzo team the day before but was only able to confirm once we managed to book the Gondar flight. We were picked-up at the airport and later met our guide Bekele who showed us the best of Gondar while explaining a lot about this beautiful historic place. We had a delicious lunch in the "4 sisters" restaurant as well as breaks for a coffee ceremony and witnessing coffee preparation from the very beginning. Bekele is a very polite, charismatic and knowledgeable guide who took great interest in our suggestions and showed us everything we wanted to see while giving us a lot of useful information and making sure we were comfortable at all times. We had time to shop for souvenirs but also time to take tons of pictures and were later dropped off at the airport for our return flight. We highly recommend myGuzo for your stay in Ethiopia, every traveler knows that a great tour company and/or guide can make a huge difference when it comes to a successful vacation!
Written 24 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here. As a tour company that specializes in authentic Ethiopian travel experiences, we take pride in showing you our real Ethiopia - its history, people and culture. We are glad that you were able to do this tour. We are encouraged by the positive feedback, while we promise you that we strive to improve our service every day. Warmest regards, the myGuzo Team
Written 13 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Alex and Ashanavi The Magnificent
From the meeting of these two gentlemen I knew my day was going to be spectacular . I was greeted so kindly like i
WeakKneeTraveler
WeakKneeTraveler
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Well Organised
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S6603CXkeiths
S6603CXkeiths
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Excellent but pickup communication a bit lacking
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michaelbM7627NQ
michaelbM7627NQ
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Great Day. Good mix of Nature, History and Life
Zerefa is a five star tour guide with empathie. We learnt so much about life in the country. Tamirat was the driver
RichT529
RichT529
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Excellent all around
A great day-long tour led by Zerefa and with Tamrat as the excellent driver. Zerefa is highly knowledgeable about
Z7143SWmarkm
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Day Trip From Addis
An excellent way to spend a day away from Addis. On time and very pleasant, I would certainly recommend my guide A
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Had a great day in Addis with Zerefa and Tamirat (-:
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VinnieLondon_SE2
VinnieLondon_SE2
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Nice day out of Addis Ababa
Communication and pick up by tour company very good. Guide Alexi was very knowledgeable and very happy to talk abou
John S
John S
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RECOMMEND Whole-heartedly the FULL DAY Ethiopian Culinary Tour with Alex!
RECOMMEND Whole-heartedly the FULL DAY Ethiopian Culinary Tour with Alex! About to embark on an extended tour of Et
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Wonderful
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beris2018
beris2018
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Great tour and great hosts
We had a great time, it was well planned and well hosted. Our host, Alex, was super nice and is filled with a ton o
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Monica W
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Fantastic day trip from the city
Highly recommend this day trip outside of Addis. We got to see beautiful landscapes, baboons and religious landmar
Catherine M
Catherine M
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A different way to Addis Abeba, particularly if you like food
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bruneberger
bruneberger
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Excellent tour with a wonderful guide
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