Private Full-Day Red Sea Monasteries Tour from Cairo

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  • 10 hr

Discover one of the world's oldest Christian monasteries with lunch on this private 10-hour trip to the Red Sea Monasteries of St Anthony and St Paul, which are among the holiest sites in Egypt's Coptic Christian faith. Drive through the Eastern Desert to the sculptural Red Sea Mountains, and discover churches, chapels, caves, sacred springs, and ancient frescoes. Lunch is included.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Kemet Travel Egypt

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Stop At: St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios)

The Monastery of Saint Anthony is a Coptic Orthodox monastery standing in an oasis in the Eastern Desert of Egypt, in the southern part of the Suez Governorate. Hidden deep in the Red Sea Mountains, it is located 334 km southeast of Cairo. It is the oldest monastery in the world.

Duration: 2 hour

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the Monastery of St Paul began as a grouping of hermitages in the cliffs around the site where Paul had his cell. The complex's heart is the Church of St Paul, which was built in and around the cave where Paul lived. It’s cluttered with altars, candles, ostrich eggs (the symbol of the Resurrection) and murals representing saints and biblical stories. The fortress above the church was where the monks retreated during Bedouin raids.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Zafarana

lunch will be in local restaurant in Zafarana after end both of those oldest churches and monasteries of all Egypt

Duration: 1 hour
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