The Red sea monasteries tour from Hurghada
Activities

The Red sea monasteries tour from Hurghada

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , Arabic , German , Russian
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday and Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 10 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Travel through the Eastern Desert mountains to see Egypt's oldest Coptic Christian monasteries, St Anthony!
  • 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
What to expect

Leave the City for a few hours on a meditation trip to the Monasteries of the Red Sea, where Monasticism was born. Coptic Monasticism is claimed to be the original form of Monasticism as St. Anthony of Egypt became the first one to be called "monk" and he was the first to established a Christian monastery which is now known as the Monastery of Saint Anthony in the Red Sea area. St. Anthony's Monastery is now the oldest monastery in the world.

The tour includes a visit to the Monastery of Saint Paul near the Red Sea Mountains. It is about 155 km southeast of Cairo - also known as the Monastery of the Tigers. Sea Food lunch will be served after at a Fish Restaurant in HRG upon your return.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Sea food lunch
    • Entrance fees
    • Guided tour
    • Pick-up and drop-off from designated areas
    What's not included
    • Drinks
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Infants (age 0-5): free admission
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Pick-up from your hotels in Hurghada. You will indicate your pickup location at checkout and confirm your pickup time and location directly with the local operator.

    What to remember
    • Infant age up to 5 years is free but have to sit on parents lap
    • Please keep your passport with you during this tour, don’t leave it in your hotel room as they may request to see your passport and visa
    • Please confirm your pickup time and location with the local operator prior to the tour. You will find the contact details on the voucher after booking
    • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring your hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, scarf, camera and money for tipping
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
    • Please be ready at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the pickup time
    • Pick-up starts at 2:30 am
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    Provider
    Travco Group for Tourism
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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