Hurghada: Discover Red Sea Monasteries in Private Tour

(2 customer reviews)



Coptic Christianity is the oldest Christian tradition in Egypt, and it has been an important part of the country’s history for centuries. The monasteries of Saint Paul and Saint Anthony are part of this legacy, and they represent the immense faith of the Coptic people. These ancient monasteries are also a testament to Egypt’s rich culture and history. The frescoes, churches, and caves of the sites reflect the traditions and beliefs of the Coptic people, and they provide visitors with a unique glimpse into the past.

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Exploring Ancient Monasteries is a great way to experience Egypt’s Coptic Christian history. Our representative will pick you up from your Hurghada hotel in early morning to Red Sea Monasteries.

Saint Paul Monastery:

The first stop on the tour is the Saint Paul Monastery, located about three hours north of Hurghada. Set against the cliffs of the Eastern Desert plateau, the monastery is home to caves where the hermit Saint Paul lived, as well as several churches featuring stunning frescoes. The site has great significance for Coptic Christians, and you can learn about its history from the Monk guide in monastery.

Saint Anthony Monastery:

The tour continues south for about half an hour to the Monastery of Saint Anthony. Established in the fourth century AD, it is the oldest monastery in Egypt and one of the oldest in the world. It is still a working monastery, and many Coptic Christians come for religious retreats.
The monastery is home to several striking churches, a library, and the tiny cave where Saint Anthony lived as a hermit. You can explore the site and learn more about the saint’s story before taking the time to enjoy lunch and the dramatic desert scenery.
After a full day of exploring the ancient Red Sea Monasteries, you will return to Hurghada loaded with beautiful Spirituality that you will remember forever.

– Schedule: Everyday
– Duration: 11 | 13 hours
– Types: Private
– Pickup Time: We’ll let you know what time we’re picking you up from the hotel the day before the tour!


– Hotel pickup and drop-off in Hurghada.
– All transfers by an air-conditioned vehicle.
– Monk Multilingual guide.
– Lunch in Zafarana restaurant.
– All taxes & service charge.
– Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
– Travel insurance.
– Gratuities.
– We pick-up from (El Gouna – Makadi Bay – Sahl Hasheesh) extra charges 10 $ per person.
– We pick-up from (Soma Bay – Safaga) extra charges 15 $ per person.


– 00:00 – 05.99 Free
– 06:00 – 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
– 12+: Pay full tour price
– If your tour includes domestic airfare, an extra charge for the child rate may apply.
– Will pay the Child price of the trip to our representative at the beginning of the tour.


– Not wheelchair accessible.
– Travelers can send their own pickup location.


You can cancel up to 24 hours before your experience for a full refund.
– To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before your experience begins.
– If you cancel less than 24 hours before your experience starts, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
– Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience start time will not be accepted.
– The time limit is calculated according to the local time of the experiment.

2 reviews for Hurghada: Discover Red Sea Monasteries in Private Tour

  1. David W

    We found the whole day extremely interesting and comfortable
    Pick up was on time and car made this trip enjoyable
    Both the driver and guide where knowledgeable and helpful
    Although if was half term and both monasteries extremely busy our guide made sure we had a extremely interesting and informative vist.
    We would not fesitate in using Pharaohs Tours again
    David and Martin

  2. Tiago Barroso

    This is not my first trip to Egypt, and not the last, this time i take a great day seeing the monasteries of St. Paul and St. Anthony. It was a very good day, i saw many ancient places and they were very beautiful, the tourist guide was amazing, it took me to every place, and explained everything to me in detail, it was an amazing day, it is a trip that i recommend, and to repeat again.

    • Wafeek

      Hey Tiago, thanks for making us smile with your kind words! We can’t wait to help you out again when you come back to Egypt.

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