• One of the oldest monasteries in the world
  • Built in honor of the great spiritual leader of the time
  • The Cave Church of Saint Paul - the youngest known hermit
  • A place with great spiritual atmosphere deep in the Eastern Desert


  • Duration: 12 Hours
  • Location: Hurghada
  • Starting Point: Hotels in El Gouna, Hurghada, Sahl Hasheesh, Makadi, Safaga,
  • Ending Point: Hotels in El Gouna, Hurghada, Sahl Hasheesh, Makadi, Safaga,
  • Tour Guide Languages: English - Deutsch - française - русский - italiana

Our guide will take you from your hotel in Hurghada on a two-hour drive in a luxury vehicle to Red Sea monasteries. Your tour will begin with St. Anthony Monastery, the oldest monastery in Egypt located on the way to Al Qalzam Mountain. This place was home to hermit Anthony who lived inside a cave in the mountain. Its decoration and engravings are beautiful enough to impress you. You need to climb a staircase with around 1000 steps to reach the cave that brims with the writings and drawings of the saint. From there, you can admire the beautiful views over the mountains. After lunch, we’ll drive to the monastery of St. Paul which was built over the cave of the saint. The site exhibits colorful decorations and ancient objects. When the tour ends, we’ll drive you back to Hurghada.

What's included

  • pick up from your hotel in Hurghada
  • Sahl Hasheesh
  • Makadi
  • Safaga
  • excursion to St. Anthony and St. Paul Monasteries as mentioned in program
  • entrance fees to the above mentioned sites
  • all service charges and taxes

What's excluded

  • any personal spending
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary

Know before you go

  • Small group: private
  • Covid-19 precautions: Special health and safety measures apply
  • Free cancellation:Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
  • Mobile ticketing Use your phone or print your voucher
  • What to bring: Passport or ID card | Comfortable shoes | Sunglasses | Cash
  • Important information:Please provide your hotel room number as this is required by the Egyptian government regarding the COVID-19 protocol
  • Pickup: Pickup is available from hotels in Hurghada; Sahl Hasheesh; and Makadi. Pickup and drop-off from hotels in Al Ahya; el Gouna; Soma Bay; and Safaga is available for an additional fee
  • Pickup time: between 4:00 AM and 5:00 AM
  • Pickup included: Please contact the local partner to arrange pickup after 4 PM on the day prior to the activity
  • Flight Information:If the flight back is at 8:00 PM; Your guide will transfer you directly to the airport. If the flight is at 10:00 PM; the guide can take you or local shops and cafes or you can choose to wait at the airport

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Customer Reviews 2 Reviews
  • Kaito Nakamura

    It is a destination that is not well known by many tourists, and we were not sure if we could make the tour from Hurghada. But no problem, it was planned the trip as a one day tour, so we left early in the morning from our hotel and returned in the evening safe and sound.

  • Adham Brown

    The transportation was convenient and comfortable. Our tourist guide personally took us to 2 Coptic monasteries near Cairo, where we were guided around the premises by a resident monk. The prebyster in the St. Anthony monastery gave us a very informative and relaxed tour with lots of time. What a beautiful place. Climbing the 1500 steps to the cave was well worth it.