Monastery of Saint Anthony & Saint Paul day trip

Monastery of Saint Anthony & Saint Paul day trip

Monastery of Saint Anthony & Saint Paul day trip

Day Trip to Monastery of Saint Anthony & Saint Paul in the Eastern Desert of Egypt



Tour Itinerary:

  • Early Morning around 05.00 AM, Egypt Promotion Travel tour guide will pick you up from your hotel early morning driving by private Air condition Vehicle and for around 335 KM from Cairo day tours to reach one of Hurghada the Monastery of Saint Anthony through Cairo - Hurghada desert road.
  • Arrive at the oldest monastery in the world "St. Anthony" who is the first Christian monk, The Monastery of St. Anthony is one of the most prominent Coptic Orthodox monasteries in Egypt tours and has strongly influenced the formation of several Coptic institutions, and has promoted monasticism in general. Several patriarchs have come from the monastery, and several hundred pilgrims visit it each day.

This monastery possesses many endowments and possessions. It is a large complex surrounded by a fortified wall. It contains many monks. Within the wall, there is a large garden, containing fruitful palm trees, apple trees, pear trees, pomegranates, and other trees besides beds of vegetables, and three springs of perpetually flowing water, besides five churches and a library containing more than 1,700 handwritten manuscripts and The cave where Saint Anthony lived, it is a 2km from the monastery and is 680 meters (2200 feet) above the Red Sea level. It is a small natural hole in the rocks adjacent to the southern part of Mount Galala.

  • Continue your way driving to visit the Monastery of Saint Paul the Anchorite, you will reach The Monastery of Saint Paul after 30 minutes driving from after your break is a Coptic Orthodox monastery also known as the Monastery of the Tigers

The Monastery has three different churches. That of Saint Paul the Anchorite, built underground, was originally dug into the cave where the saint lived and where his remains are kept. The two other churches are named after Saint Mercurius and Archangel Michael. The monastery is surrounded by high walls, and also has a tower (keep), an ancient refectory, a mill, and a spring that is believed to have served Saint Paul the Anchorite during his eighty years of seclusion in this area, A second spring, known as the Pool of Mary is named after Mary, the sister of Moses, who is believed to have washed her feet there during the Exodus. This monastery has many illustrated manuscripts, including the Coptic version of the Divine Liturgy.

NB: In case of pick up from 06th of October Areas, there is a supplement of $10 per person would apply.


Package Includes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by private Air condition vehicle.
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned historical place.
  • Private Qualified Egyptologist guide (Other Language by request German, Chinese, Italian, Russian, and Spanish with additional fees).
  • 02 small bottles of mineral water per person for the day.
  • All Taxes and service charge.


Package Excludes

  • Entry Fees of any sites didn't mention in the itinerary.
  • Food nor Beverage
  • Tipping nor any extras not mentioned in the itinerary nor Personal expenses.



  • Adults Price

    1 * $388

  • Children Price

    0 * $10

  • Infants Price

    0 * $0

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