Aswan private day tour to St Simeon Monastery Day tourHave a blissful day tour in St Simeon's Monastery which was located to the southern tip of Elephantine island, an ancient, abandoned fortress monastery mostly built during the 7th century and located near Aswan.
Details about this tour
Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan or Nile cruise to enjoy your tour to St Simeon's Monastery which was given the name St Simeon by archaeologists and travelers, but earlier Arabic and Coptic sources called it Anba Hatre (Hidra, Hadri, Hadra), after an anchorite who was consecrated a bishop of Syene (now Aswan) by Patriarch Theophilus (385-412 AD). Anba Hatre married at the age of eighteen. Tradition says that just after the wedding, he encountered a funeral procession which inspired him to preserve his chastity and later become a disciple of Saint Baiman. After eight years of ascetic practices under the supervision of his teacher, he retired to the desert and applied himself to the study of the life of Saint Antony. He died during the time of Theodosius I. At the end of your tour you will be escorted back to your hotel.
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Bottled water
- Qualified Egyptologist guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private tour
- Transport by private vehicle
- Entry/Admission - Aswan Market
- Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate