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Explore Egypt’s Coptic Christian heritage on a 14-hour private monastery tour from Hurghada. Traveling north through the Eastern Desert mountains with your very own knowledgeable guide, head to the 4th-century, village-style St Anthony’s Monastery, the world’s oldest working monastery. Admire the beautiful, palm-fringed complex and visit its decorated churches and chapels as you hear about its long history. Then, continue to serene St Paul’s Monastery, another 4th-century, fortified retreat. View its well-preserved frescoes and churches, including a rock-carved cave church, before returning to Hurghada. Lunch is included on your tour.


  • Private 14-hour tour from Hurghada to St Anthony’s Monastery and St Paul’s Monastery
  • Travel through the Eastern Desert mountains to see Egypt's oldest Coptic Christian monasteries
  • 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, St Paul
  • View the fresco-covered churches and underground cave where Paul lived
  • Enjoy the in-depth attention of a private guide, with personalized commentary

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