Excursion To St Simeon's Monastery - Aswan

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Departure Time :
    8:30am (later departures are available until 3:00pm) Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from Aswan hotels or Port area
  • Return Details :
    Tour returns to original point of departure
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Join today a camel ride with Youregypttours.com to the southern tip of Elephantine Island where you will find St Simeon's Monastery, an ancient, abandoned fortress monastery mostly built ...

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist

Know More about this tour

Today you will join Youregypttours.com to a camel ride to the southern tip of Elephantine Island where you will find St Simeon's Monastery, an ancient, abandoned fortress monastery mostly built during the 7th century and located near Aswan. The monastery was given the name St Simeon by archaeologists and travelers, but earlier Arabic and Coptic sources called it Anba Hatre (Hidra, Hadri, Hadra), after an anchorite who was consecrated a bishop of Syene (now Aswan) by Patriarch Theophilus (385-412 AD). Anba Hatre married at the age of eighteen. Tradition says that just after the wedding, he encountered a funeral procession which inspired him to preserve his chastity and later become a disciple of Saint Baiman. After eight years of ascetic practices under the supervision of his teacher, he retired to the desert and applied himself to the study of the life of Saint Antony. He died during the time of Theodosius I.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking