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St. Simeon Monastery

St. Simeon Monastery Tours and Activities

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On the west bank of the Nile, facing Aswan, 7th-century St. Simeon Monastery looks more like a fortress than a place of worship. Also known as Anba Hatre, the brick-and-stone structure has been abandoned since the 13th century. From the church to the monks’ cells, it paints an atmospheric picture of monastic life in the ancient world.

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Private Tour: St Simeon's Monastery

Private Tour: St Simeon's Monastery

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Ride a camel to  St. Simeon’s Monastery on a private, 3.5-hour tour on Aswan's Elephantine Island. Glimpse faint traces of fresco paintings as you explore the 7th-century site, and take in stark views from the fortified walls. Learn the story of the monks that used Elephantine Island as a basecamp for missionary trips into Nubia, and find graffiti left by Islamic pilgrims during their long journeys to Mecca. 
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.22
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Excursion to St Simeon's Monastery

Excursion to St Simeon's Monastery

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Negotiating with camel drivers is a real Egypt low point—and the visitor never wins. Enjoy all the fun of a bumpy, humpy ride with none of the haggling as you steer your steed to St. Simeon Monastery, a fortress-like 7th-century monastery on Elephantine Island. Your guide will collect you from your hotel or port, accompany you on the ferry, help with your camel, and show you the ruins.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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Cave church of St Simon

Cave church of St Simon

Negotiating with camel drivers is a real Egypt low point—and the visitor never wins. Enjoy all the fun of a bumpy, humpy ride with none of the haggling as you steer your steed to St. Simeon Monastery, a fortress-like 7th-century monastery on Elephantine Island. Your guide will collect you from your hotel or port, accompany you on the ferry, help with your camel, and show you the ruins. Or by air conditioning car choose what you prefer.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Private Trip: St Simeon Monastery including Motorboat and Camel Ride

Private Trip: St Simeon Monastery including Motorboat and Camel Ride

Enjoy riding a Camel to visit St. Simeons Monastery on this Private 3.5 hour Tour on Aswan’s Elephantine Island. As you explore the 7th Century Site view traces of fresco paintings, learn the story of the Monks who used the Island for missionary trips into Nubia and see the writings left by Islamic Pilgrims during their journeys to Mecca
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  • 4 hours
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Aswan St. Simeon Monastery Private Half-Day Tour with Camel Ride

Aswan St. Simeon Monastery Private Half-Day Tour with Camel Ride

Take a break from ancient temples to see the Monastery of St. Simeon on a private half-day trip from Aswan. Catch a boat across the River Nile and ride a camel to this 6th- to 11th-century sanctuary dedicated to St. Simeon (Anba Hatre), and once home to 1,000 monks. Explore the monks’ dwellings and see the church with its fragmented frescoes, as you learn the monastery’s history. Hotel transfers, guide, boat ride, and admission included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Half Day Tour to Visit East Bank Karnak & Luxor temple

Private Half Day Tour to Visit East Bank Karnak & Luxor temple

Ancient Egypt Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor, enjoy Luxor Tour, start your private tour to The East bank in Luxor, visit Karnak Temple of God Amon, Mut ( Amon Wife ) and Khonsu Their Son, Karnak Temple contains different temples inside, enjoy watching the amazing paints of various plants and animal as well, Then proceed to visit Luxor Temple dedicated to Amunhotep III, and it was completed by king Ramesses II, watch the paints of the festival which was made by ancient Egyptian every year when the God Amon do his journey to Luxor templ, at the end of your East Bank tour in Luxor, transfer back to your hotel in Luxor.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.67
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The Monastery of St. Simeon

The Monastery of St. Simeon

You will be accompanied by a private expert tour guide to visit a the oldest monastery in such region
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  • 3 hours
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$80.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since St. Simeon Monastery can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 7 St. Simeon Monastery tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit St. Simeon Monastery 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Simeon Monastery costs USD 50.00. Guided St. Simeon Monastery tours start around USD 50.00 per person. See all 7 St. Simeon Monastery tickets and tours on Viator.
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