Red Sea Monasteries - 1 Day

Visit the two oldest Monasteries in Egypts Red Sea region – the Monastery of Saint Anthony from Egypt and the Monastery of Saint Paul from Egypt.

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Close to the coastal city of Zafarana Egypts two oldest and still operating monasteries are located hidden inside the Red Sea Mountains.

Welcome to the Monastery of Saint Anthony

The monastery is dated back to the 4th century and is the oldest in the world and still operating Coptic Christian Monastery. It was built by the followers of the hermit Saint Anthony, the first Christian monk, who has devoutly practiced an ascetic life in a nearby cave, and is one of the fathers of modern Christian monasticism. The monastery facilitates today several churches, a bakery and a lush garden all surrounded by high walls.

Not far away another beautiful smaller monastery is situated – the Monastery of Saint Paul from Egypt. Dated back to the 4th century and still in operation as well, but smaller than the Monastery of Saint Anthony. The monastery was built around the cave Saint Paul was living in.

During this exclusive and individual tour your will get to know a lot about the past and present life of the monks inside the beautifully located monasteries directly from the monks themselves.

A truly hidden gem inside Egypt which should not be missed when visiting Egypt.

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Included in the price:

  • transfer by modern, air conditioned vehicle with tourism licence
  • mineral water and selected soft drinks during the whole tour inside the vehicle
  • guided tour inside the monasteries by the monks
  • snack
  • permissions and insurance

NOT included in the price:

  • personal expenses

Prices in € per person for a minimum of 2 full paying participants

No. of person price per adult
2 person 95 €
3 person 80 €
4 person 75 €
5 person 70 €
6 person 65 €

Children Prices:

Children between 6 and 10.99 year paying 50% of the adult price. Children up to 5.99 years are free of charge.

Transfer Surcharges:

Transfer surcharge of 5 € per person will be added to the price from/to Makadi Bay and Sahl Hasheesh.


For this tour special permissions are needed, therefore reservation is required 48 hours prior to the tour date. In order to obtain the permissions your hotel name, room number/s and a copy of your passport or ID is needed.

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