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Monastery St Antony Egypt – Monastery St Paul Egypt – Hurghada day trips

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Duration

Full Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

6 people

Languages

English

Overview

Hurghada day trips to the Monastery St Antony and St Paul Monastery Egypt 

Monastery St Antony Egypt – Monastery St Paul Egypt, one of our special Hurghada day trips, leads you to the oldest still existing hermit monastery from the 4th century. Join Sempre Travel Egypt on this informative tour to the rock plateau of the Galala Al Qibla mountains in the north of Hurghada.  

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drive to the beautiful Galala Plateau
  • Monastery St Antony Egypt
  • Monastery St Paul Egypt

Itinerary

Tour Program

The drive to the beautiful Galala Plateau 


is the start of a very interesting culture trip from your accommodation in Hurghada. Together, with our Sempre Travel Egypt tour guide, you drive to 2 of the most beautiful Coptic Monastery in Egypt, Monastery St Antony Egypt and Monastery St Paul Egypt.   

The history of these two hermit monasteries dates back to the 4th century. Enjoy the drive along the Red Sea towards the Galala Al Qibla Mountains, on whose rocky Galala Plateau our first destination waits for us, the   

Monastery St Antony Egypt 


Monastery St Antony Egypt is one of the oldest monasteries in the world, along with the world-famous Monastery St Catherine Sinai. The Monastery got its name from Saint Anthony, who was born near the city of Beni Suef to Christian parents and died in 250 AD. Already as a child, the words of God fascinated him in church. At 19, he was drawn to the desert, where he lived on the rocky plateau until his death. In this place, his successors built the Monastery on the Galala Plateau in 356 AD.   

We visit the church where St. Anthony is buried and the cave above, where St. Anthony lived until his death. Follow us 1200 steps up to the cave, from where you will be rewarded with a beautiful view over the mountains, the desert landscape and the Red Sea. You won't regret it! With these impressions and hopefully a beautiful souvenir photo of the Monastery St Antony Egypt, we set off for the next highlight of our Hurghada day trips, the 

Monastery St Paul Egypt 


Monastery St Paul Egypt had its prime from the 12th to the 15th century. At that time, monks used the Monastery to translate theological texts into Arabic. The Monastery St Paul Egypt is also located in the Galala Mountain and separated from the Monastery St Anthony Egypt by the southern part of the Galala Plateau.   

St. Paul escaped the Roman persecution from Alexandria and was with 16 years the youngest hermit. In the 4th century, the Monastery St Paul Egypt was built by hermits. Also, four churches have been built on this site, including the cave church where St. Paul bones are held to this day. This is also the place where St. Paul lived from 251 to 325 AD. The walls of Monastery St Paul Egypt are adorned with beautiful frescoes. 

After Bedouins destroyed the interior of the monastery including the library with all manuscripts in 1483, restoration work began from 1997 to 2005 under the supervision of ARCE (American Research Center Egypt). 

Enjoy once more the view over the beautiful Galala Plateau before we start our return trip from the Monastery St Antony Egypt - Monastery St Paul Egypt - Hurghada day trips to your accommodation in Hurghada. 

Everything about the excursion:

TOUR TYPE: Culture  

TOUR LENGTH: Full Day    

PICK-UP POINT: Your accommodation in Hurghada 

PICK-UP TIME: around 02:00 a.m.    

RETURN: Your accommodation in Hurghada    

General information:      


Travel Guide:

All our guides are experienced Egyptologists with at least 5 years of experience.    

Vehicles  

All our vehicles are modern equipment and have air-condition.    

Payment:   


To secure the booking, a 25 % deposit of the travel price is due, this can be done online by credit card, Visa and Master or bank transfer.      

The remaining amount of 75 % must be paid before the start of the excursion on the day of travel and can be paid with credit card or cash.      

The booking of your trip is considered complete and confirmed by your tour operator, as soon as we have received the 25 % deposit.     

Children's prices:   


Children from 0 – 2 years free of charge (except for flight excursions)      

Children from 3 to 11 years of age receive a 50 % discount      

Children from 12 years old are considered an adult   

Included/Excluded

  • Transfer from and to your accommodation
  • All transfers with modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • All sights mentioned in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees for visits according to the itinerary
  • Professional Egyptologist during the privately guided tour
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Assistance from travel agents with pick-up and return
  • Personal Expenses during the tour

Languages

English

FAQs

What do I have to bring with me?
Sun and wind protection
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Comfortable Shoes
Jacket in the wintertime
Light cotton clothing in the summertime
Passport valid for 6 months
Photo / Video camera
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