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1 night / 2 days tips in Hurghada

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 Al-Qibliya, in hidden cliffs and caves. 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, and enjoyJefton Island,The most famous trip as it has a lot of fun and recreation in the Red Sea,You will enjoy watching the natural sceneries where a lot of sea creatures are living there.

per adult from

$206

AUD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • reception & travel
    • 1 nights hotel accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner )
    • Tour Guide
    • hurghada's visits
    • All transportation in destination location
    • all taxes
    What's excluded :
    • tipping (optional)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Hurghada Grand Aquarium, Safaga Villages Road Opposite between Magawish and Mercure Hotel, Hurghada 84511 Egypt

    Itinerary
    Day 1 Arrive in hurghada , visit St Anthony and St Paul Monasteries in the Red Sea
    A guide will be waiting for you out side hurghada airport with our sign in the morning then he will take you to go to your hotel in Hurghada for accommodation and having your lunch then he will take you around 1.30 pm to start your Coptic tour , you will start your tour by visiting the
    The Monastery of Saint Anthony
    is a Coptic Orthodox monastery standing in an oasis in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. Hidden deep in the Red Sea Mountains. It is the oldest monastery in the world. St Anthony himself was the founder of monasticism
    The Church of St Anthony is the oldest part of the monastery and the main highlight of a visit here. It’s built over the saint’s tomb and contains one of Egypt’s most significant collections of Coptic wall paintings , which demonstrate how medieval Coptic art was connected to the arts of the wider Byzantine and Islamic eastern Mediterranean
    The Monastery of Saint Anthony was established by the followers of Saint Anthony, who is the first Christian monk. The Monastery of St. Anthony is one of the most prominent monasteries in Egypt and has strongly influenced the formation of several Coptic institutions, and has promoted monasticism in general. Several patriarchs have come from the monastery, and several hundred pilgrims visit it each day

    Most of the monks who guide tours will take you up onto a section of the monastery’s fortified walls for a short walk to see the large basket and wooden winch that were the only means of getting into the complex in times of attack
    You also get an excellent panorama over the monks’ impressive cultivated gardens
    Then head to The Monastery of St. Paul the Anchorite
    probably dates to the fifth century and was founded in memory of one of Egypt’s greatest saints and anchorites, who is said to have lived in a cave over which it was built for a period of some eighty years. We mostly know of his life from the writings of St. Jerome and his work, Vita Pauli (Life of Paul). St. Jerome tell us that, while it may have been St. Anthony who founded the monastic way of life by inspiring others, Amathas and Macarius, who were disciples of Anthony, affirm that Paul of Thebes was actually the originator of the practice

    St. Paul seeked refuge in the wilderness of Egypt’s Eastern Desert, where he is said to have lived until the age of one hundred and thirteen. Living in his cave, and clothed in a tunic made of plaited palm leaves, tradition holds that a raven brought a half of a loaf of bread which day for him to eat

    The Monastery of St. Paul (Deir Anba Bula), which has also been called the Monastery of the Tigers (Deir al-Numur), perhaps because of its wilderness location, has always been associated with the Monastery of St. Anthony, usually in a subordinate manner. The first travel narrative we have of the monastery was provided by Antoninus Martyr, a native of Placentia who visited the tomb of St. Paul between the years 560 and 570 AD. The first monks to occupy the monastery may have been Melchite, but they were followed by Egyptian and Syrian monks. The Syrians may have had a sustained existence at the monastery, for it appears that they also occupied the monastery during the first half of the fifteenth century, after which their presence disappears. It should also be noted that, according to an isolated Ethiopian reference, the seventieth patriarch of the Coptic Church, Gabriel II (1131-45 AD) was banished to the monastery for three years
    After finishing your tour you will be transferred to your hotel in Hurghada.

    Day 2check out from the hotel and visit jiftun island
    in the morning you will check out from your hotel after having your breakfast and leave your bags in the reception hall
    then You will go with the company agent by a conditioned car to the port at 8 a.m then to the Island of Jiftun Is the first natural reserve in the Red Sea with its attractive white sandy beach,This will take about an hour and a half in the island,After that we will leave to the middle of the sea At this time, the crew will prepare the lunch meal which you will have on the deck of the boat,We will stop two times for swimming and snorkeling in two different areas.after that you will return to your hotel to take your bags then you will be transfer to hurghada airport

    Duration: 2 days

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from hotel
    Departure Time :
    4:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by travel to church

Activity ID: V-128689P44

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