Monastery of Saint Anthony From Hurghada

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Enjoy day tour from Hurghada to the monastery of Saint Anthony, one of the oldest monasteries. 240 km northern of Hurghada with a professional guide.
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  • 8 Hour
  • Tour Guide
  • Lunch
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TRIP ITINERARY

Monastery of Saint Anthony & Saint Paul From Hurghada

The monastery of Saint Anthony and Saint Paul is one of the best excursions you can have while you are in Hurghada. Your professional guide will meet you at the reception of your hotel with an air-conditioned vehicle to the Coptic monasteries of the monastery of Saint Anthony and Saint Paul near Zafarana, 240 kilometers north of Hurghada.

Monastery of Saint Anthony

You will start your tour with your guide from the Monastery of Saint Anthony, which is considered to be one of the oldest monasteries in the world, together with Saint Catherine’s monastery on Mount SinaiSaint Anthony was born in the year 250 AD in the city of Keman near Beni Suif from Christian parents who raised him in the fear of God.

Once he hears the words of God in the church which changed his life” If thou will be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shall have a treasure in Heaven, and come and follow Me.” (Matt. 19:2). He went back home, he decided to live for God.

He went to the Eastern desert living in a Cave and hoping for solitude and spiritual salvation. He became the spiritual leader of his disciples and after his death; they built the monastery in 356 AD during the reign of Roman Emperor Julian the apostate.

Monastery of Saint Paul

The monastery is separate from the monastery of Saint Anthony by the south Gabel El- Galala Plateau. The monastery thrived between the 12th-15th centuries when monks were translating theological works into Arabic.

The monastery was often home to Monks from many different Christian religions; the monks who inhabited the monastery today still speak Coptic, after that, you will continue your visit to the monastery of Saint Paul. 

Saint Paul was the youngest known Hermit when he was 16 years old, he escaped from Alexandria to the Eastern desert to be away from the Roman persecution.

Here you will find four churches on the site including the Cave Church of St Paul which is in the center and still keep St Paul’s remain and its believed that he spent his life in that Cave between 251-325 AD.

Antiquities Development project of ARCE between 1997-2005 AD supervised conservation works at the monastery. The worse time for the monastery was in 1483 when Bedouins expelled the majority of the monks and destroyed the library with its manuscripts, bakery and the Museum dedicated to the history of the site.

After the visit of the two monasteries, you will go back to your hotel in Hurghada.

TRIP INCLUDES

  • All transfers with air-conditioned modern vehicle.
  • Egyptian professional tour guide/leader degree qualified in Egyptology.
  • Entrance fee for all sightseeing mentioned above.
  • All services and taxes including.
  • Quality lunch in a local restaurant.
  • 2 bottles of mineral water and 2 juices during the trip .
  • Entrance fee.

TRIP EXCLUDES

  • Airfares and Egypt entry Visa.
  • Any personal expenses and Optional Activities.
  • Tipping kitty.
  • Any item not mentioned above.

WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU?

  • Sun Glasses/ Hat/ Sun Cream.
  • Water.
  • Camera or Video Camera.
  • Scarf.
  • Comfortable shoes and clothes.
  • Conservative clothes (knees and shoulders should be covered all the time on the site).

Prices Policy

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy and refunds

Our goal is to provide extensive tours and excursion services and innovative travel products for our guests to ensure they enjoy the best of what Egypt has to offer as a holiday destination but we understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your tour plan. We want to make it as easy as possible to do so we try to make our cancellation policy as good as we can and we divided the cancellation policy into Individual Travelers, groups depending on the high and peak period of the season.

Day Tours and Shore Excursions Cancellation

Cancellation by the clients

Cancellation requests should be sent via fax or emailed to provide the Company with written confirmation that your reservation should be cancelled.
In case you cancel your trip, the following scale of charges will be applied.

  • For daily excursions no cancellation fee ( 0 % cancellation fee ) is charged and a full refund is given if the cancellation is received 12 hours before trip starts.
  • Less than 12 hours before the trip starts a 50% will be charged as a cancellation fee.
  • Additionally, there are cancellation fees on all domestic flights within Egypt. If you cancel a tour at any time, you will be subject to any fees according to airline’s cancellation policy.

Cancellation by Golavita

We reserve the right to cancel a tour at any circumstances but will not cancel a tour less than 45 days before departure, except for Force Majeure, Low Bookings or clients’ failure to pay the final balance, the Company will, upon cancellation, return all monies paid excluding payment for travel insurance or offer an alternative tour of comparable standard. No compensation will be paid to the Client if cancellation is because of Force Majeure or Low Bookings.

Tour Packages and Nile Cruises  Cancellation

Cancellation by the clients

Cancellation requests should be sent via fax or emailed to provide the Company with written confirmation that your reservation should be cancelled.
In case you cancel your trip, the following scale of charges will be applied.

Individual Travelers

  • Up to 20 days before arrival date 5% cancellation fee
  • 19 – 08 days before arrival date 15% cancellation fee
  • 07 days before arrival date 100% cancellation fee

Groups (10 persons or more)

  • Up to 30 days before arrival date 5% cancellation fee
  • 29 – 16 days before arrival date 25% cancellation fee
  • 15 – 08 days before arrival date 50% cancellation fee
  • 07 days before arrival date 100% cancellation fee

Christmas & New Year from 20/12 till 06/01 & Easter holidays from 19/03 till 31 /03

  • 30 days before arrival date 25% cancellation fee
  • 29 – 16 days before arrival date 50% cancellation fee
  • 15 days before arrival date 100% cancellation fee

Cancellation by Golavita

We reserve the right to cancel a tour at any circumstances but will not cancel a tour less than 45 days before departure, except for Force Majeure, Low Bookings or clients’ failure to pay the final balance, the Company will, upon cancellation, return all monies paid excluding payment for travel insurance or offer an alternative tour of comparable standard. No compensation will be paid to the Client if cancellation is because of Force Majeure or Low Bookings.

Frequently asked questions


Once you make your mind about the trip or tour package you want, try to make your reservation as early as possible via one of our contacts to give us the chance to secure your space for your wanted trip upon receiving a deposit of 25 %. You can pay the deposits with any kind of credit cards, dollars, Euros or English pounds.

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Upon your arrival to one of Egypt’s airport and after you will be greeted and welcomed by our staff and on the way to your hotel, our representative will give you papers with all useful information about Egypt and the contact numbers and phone line from which you will keep all the stay and from which you can call us day and night.

Egyptian currency is known as Genieh or L.E or Pound .Currency exchange is available at banks, official bureaux de change and most hotels. Banks often have better exchange rates than bureaux de change or hotels. All common international currencies are accepted. There are ATMs in Cairo and other major cities in Egypt that accept any hard currency credit cards

• Non-Catholics can enter the Vatican and non-Christians are welcomed at churches around the world. While not all the holy mosques of Egypt are off-limits to non-Muslims. All the historical mosques are open for the visit of Muslims/non-Muslims alike like Mohamed Ali Mosque within the Citadel, Amr Ibn El Ass mosque, Ibn Tulun mosque, El Refae mosque, Madrassa of Sultan Hassan and Al Azhar mosque. However, there are protocols which must be followed. Always remember a mosque is a place of prayer and worship for Muslims. It is not a museum.

The answer is between yes and no. in most of the sightseeing it is allowed to take photos and make your trip memorable but there are other places in which you can not take even your camera with you for example Egyptian Museum, Valley of the kings, inside any of the Pyramid, inside the tombs in Sakkara, tombs of noblemen in Luxor, valley of the queens in Luxor.

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