- Visit the Monastery of St. Anthony.
- Lunch at a restaurant.
- Visit the Monastery of Saint Paul.
Early pick up from your Hotel in Hurghada for your transfer to Zafarana and the Monastery of St. Anthony and St. Paul.
Once you arrive at the Monastery of Saint Anthony, your guide will accompany you on a tour inside it.
Both monasteries are considered as the holiest sites of the Coptic Church in Egypt. Located off the Zafarana Road leading to Beni Suef, some 70 km south from Ain Sukhna, 250 km from Hurghada City, the Monastery of St Anthony is a large complex encircled by high walls, including churches, chapels, a bakery, a garden.
The monasteries of St. Anthony and St. Paul are the oldest Christian monasteries; they both date back to the 4th century AD, when monks began to settle at the foot of the Red Sea mountain of Galala.
Later, after visiting the Monastery of Saint Anthony in Zaafarana, you will enjoy your lunch.
Then, you will drive some 40 km back towards the Monastery of Saint Paul. Accordingly, it will take you approximately 40 minutes to get there.
The trip continues in the Monastery of St. Paul. Although this monastery is smaller than the one for Saint Anthony, it has some treasures and big importance. Among these treasures: altars, icons, an old olive press, an old pulley and a coffin. This coffin has the remains of St. Paul in.
This trip to the Monastery of Saint Anthony and Paul from Hurghada ends at approximately 17:00.
- Private vehicle to and back to the hotel.
- Private tour
- Entrance fees
- Drinks in the restaurant
- Personal spending.
- Optional Activities.
Timing & Duration
Pick up: Around 3:30 Am (Depending on your hotel location in Hurghada).
Drop Off: Around 17:30 Pm (the same day).
Duration: 14 Hours.
Monastery of Saint Anthony and Paul from Hurghada operates every day.
What to take with you
- Sun hat,
- Warm clothing in winter or loose clothing in summer.
- Evening, on the day before the tour, please book for yourself a breakfast box in the reception and don’t forget to take it morning on the day of the tour.
Monastery of Saint Anthony and Paul from Hurghada costs
Private trip for 2 Persons – 90 $ per person
Private trip for 4 Persons – 70 $ per person
Private trip for 6 Persons – 60 $ per person
Private trip for a single traveler 180 $
How to book a tour
You have several ways to book excursions.write us via
phone call: +201100072198
a web form located next to the information
Please write to us:
Name of the trip;
Date of trip;
How many adults;
How many children;
Age of children;