Egypt Excursions and Day Tours
/ Half Day Tour to The Monastery Of St Simeon
Tour departs from Aswan hotels and Port area. Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking
8:00am (later departures are available until 3:00pm if required, please advise at time of booking)
Tour returns to original point of departure
Your Egypt Tours Egyptologist guide will take you to get on a motor boat to the west bank, then camel ride to the southern tip of Elephantine Island. You will visit the Monastery of St Simeon. This is an ancient fortress monastery mostly built during the 7th century and located near Aswan. The monastery was named after Anba Hedra whose wedding was a famous story. From this monastery, monks set off to Nubia to convert people to Christianity. The monastery consists of two levels. The lower part was built of limestone while the upper level was built of mud bricks. Your guide will tell you the history of the monastery before going back to the hotel.
Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until April 30th, 2020. Please inquire for pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.
Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired holiday. Space on a given tour will be secured upon receipt a deposit of 25% of the full price. This payment will be 50% during the Christmas and New Year holidays and on packages including airfare. This deposit counts as part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by bank wire transfer or sent via Western Union or paid using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Payment should be received within 7 days of booking.
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