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 Day Tour to St. Simeon Monastery from Aswan 

Day tour to saint saimon in Aswan

 

 

Highlight of the tour:

St. Simeon Monastery

Aswan, the southern city of Egypt with a lot of sun was an ancient border town. Its atmosphere is quite African. The Nile in Aswan is magnificent flowing between granite rocks and desert. Aswan is famous for its ancient monuments, little islands and spices souks (markets).

Located on the west bank of the Nile and abandoned is the Coptic Orthodox Monastery of St. Simeon dating back to the 6th or the 7th century and represents typical example of    early Christian monasteries. In its glorious days it was one of Egypt's largest Coptic monasteries with thousands of  monks. It was first dedicated to a saint and bishop of Aswan of the 4th century whose name was anba Hydra (AnbaSamaan).

10 meters high walls and towers were used to keep enemies away. The monastery was rebuilt in the 10th century, but destroyed by Saladdin in 1173. In the level of the tower there are some beautiful remains of early Coptic paintings and icons on the walls as well as arches for ventilation.

Tour itinerary:

St. Simeon Monastery

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to visit the abovementioned sites in a modern air-conditioned van. Then drive you back to your hotel.

Tour duration: 3 hours

Meet up point: your hotel in Aswan

End point         : your hotel in Aswan

Availability:  tour runs everyday

Tour Includes:

All transfers by a Private air-conditioned vehicle.
Private English Egyptologist guide (other languages available at request).
Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites.
Free Wi Fi service on board the vehicle.
Free snack bag (fruit, chips).
Free soft drink
Free Bottles of mineral water during your tours.
All Service charges & taxes

Tour Excludes:

Any Entry visa to Egypt
extras not mentioned in the itinerary
Gratuities   (recommended)