Trip to Monastery of Saint Paul the anchorite from Hurghada

Grab forty winks in your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle after you leave Hurghada at 3:30am for the 3-hour drive north to Saint Paul's Monastery. Set against the dramatic cliffs of the Eastern Desert plateau, the monastery is home to caves, where the hermit Saint Paul lived, as well as churches covered with stunning frescoes. Your private guide will explain the meaning of the site in Coptic Christianity. Next, drive south for half an hour or so to the Monastery of Saint Anthony, the oldest monastery in Egypt and one of the oldest monasteries in the world. Established in the fourth century AD, it's home to several striking churches, a library, and the tiny cave where Saint Anthony lived as a hermit. It's still a working monastery where Egypt's Coptic Christians come for religious retreats. Enjoy lunch and the dramatic desert scenery before returning to Hurghada. You'll arrive at your hotel at around 4:30pm.

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Lunch
    • All Fees and Taxes
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    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Pass By: Hurghada, Hurghada, Red Sea and Sinai

      Explore Egypt’s Coptic Christian heritage on a 14-hour private monastery tour from Hurghada. Traveling north through the Eastern Desert mountains with your very own knowledgeable guide, head to the 4th-century, village-style St Anthony’s Monastery, the world’s oldest working monastery. Admire the beautiful, palm-fringed complex and visit its decorated churches and chapels as you hear about its long history. Then, continue to serene St Paul’s Monastery, another 4th-century, fortified retreat. View its well-preserved frescoes and churches, including a rock-carved cave church, before returning to Hurghada. Lunch is included on your tour. Private 14-hour tour from Hurghada to St Anthony’s Monastery and St Paul’s Monastery Travel through the Eastern Desert mountains to see Egypt's oldest Coptic Christian monasteries Take in the beauty of cliffside St Anthony’s, a working monastery with walls, gardens and churches See the bright church paintings and learn about St Anthony and the monastic life Visit St Paul’s Monastery, a serene retreat founded by the world’s first hermit, St Paul View the fresco-covered churches and underground cave where Paul lived Enjoy the in-depth attention of a private guide, with personalized commentary

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      We pick up all travelers
      Departure Time :
      2:30 AM
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      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Face masks provided for travelers
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      • Regular temperature checks for staff
      • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
      • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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    Organised by Hurghada Daily Tours

    Activity ID: V-114765P44

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