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St. Simeon Monastery

St. Simeon Monastery Tours and Tickets

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On the west bank of the Nile, facing Aswan, 7th-century St. Simeon Monastery looks more like a fortress than a place of worship. Also known as Anba Hatre, the brick-and-stone structure has been abandoned since the 13th century. From the church to the monks’ cells, it paints an atmospheric picture of monastic life in the ancient world.

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Private Tour: St Simeon's Monastery

Private Tour: St Simeon's Monastery

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Ride a camel to  St. Simeon’s Monastery on a private, 3.5-hour tour on Aswan's Elephantine Island. Glimpse faint traces of fresco paintings as you explore the 7th-century site, and take in stark views from the fortified walls. Learn the story of the monks that used Elephantine Island as a basecamp for missionary trips into Nubia, and find graffiti left by Islamic pilgrims during their long journeys to Mecca. 
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$92.22
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Private Trip: St Simeon Monastery including Motorboat and Camel Ride

Private Trip: St Simeon Monastery including Motorboat and Camel Ride

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Enjoy riding a Camel to visit St. Simeons Monastery on this Private 3.5 hour Tour on Aswan’s Elephantine Island. As you explore the 7th Century Site view traces of fresco paintings, learn the story of the Monks who used the Island for missionary trips into Nubia and see the writings left by Islamic Pilgrims during their journeys to Mecca
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.26
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Excursion to St Simeon's Monastery

Excursion to St Simeon's Monastery

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Negotiating with camel drivers is a real Egypt low point—and the visitor never wins. Enjoy all the fun of a bumpy, humpy ride with none of the haggling as you steer your steed to St. Simeon Monastery, a fortress-like 7th-century monastery on Elephantine Island. Your guide will collect you from your hotel or port, accompany you on the ferry, help with your camel, and show you the ruins.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$85.00
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Cave church of St Simon

Cave church of St Simon

Ride a camel to St. Simeon’s Monastery on a private, 3.5-hour tour on Aswan's Elephantine Island. Glimpse faint traces of fresco paintings as you explore the 7th-century site, and take in stark views from the fortified walls. Learn the story of the monks that used Elephantine Island as a basecamp for missionary trips into Nubia, and find graffiti left by Islamic pilgrims during their long journeys to Mecca.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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Nubian Village &botanical garden Tour with fellouca tour From Aswan

Nubian Village &botanical garden Tour with fellouca tour From Aswan

Discover River Nile, botanical garden and lovely Nubian village with beautiful natural scenes and protected area
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.59
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Signature Egypt: Nubia and the Nile 2022

Signature Egypt: Nubia and the Nile 2022

Ride a camel past the pyramids at Giza, and then step inside to explore one of these ancient architectural marvels up close. Cruise the Nile aboard Luxury Nile Cruise, pausing to visit a traditional Nubian village and other fascinating destinations along the way. Embark on a three-night Nile River cruise aboard your Luxury Nile Cruise Avoid crowds and the hassle of navigating around the site, with private services all over Egypt In Aswan, cross the Nile to visit a traditional Nubian village and meet a local family Explore the temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari in Abu Simbel.
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  • 9 days
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Privet Trip to St. Simeon Monastery & Camel Ride In Aswan

Privet Trip to St. Simeon Monastery & Camel Ride In Aswan

Negotiating with cameleers and boatmen can be a real hassle, even in laid-back Aswan, and an independent traveler is unlikely to get the best price. Skip the stress by prebooking this private half-day door-to-door tour. You’ll cross the Nile then ride a camel up to the imposing stone and mud brick ruins of 7th-century St. Simeon Monastery, where your guide will show you highlights, including the monks’ abandoned beds.
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  • 4 hours
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$70.00
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Monastery of Saint Simeon

Monastery of Saint Simeon

Discover and visit one of the old biggest Christian monasteries in Egypt. Learn the true story of Anba Samaan Hedra who spent most of his life in this monastery.
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  • 3 hours
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Aswan St. Simeon Monastery Private Half-Day Tour with Camel Ride

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Aswan St. Simeon Monastery Private Half-Day Tour with Camel Ride

Take a break from ancient temples to see the Monastery of St. Simeon on a private half-day trip from Aswan. Catch a boat across the River Nile and ride a camel to this 6th- to 11th-century sanctuary dedicated to St. Simeon (Anba Hatre), and once home to 1,000 monks. Explore the monks’ dwellings and see the church with its fragmented frescoes, as you learn the monastery’s history. Hotel transfers, guide, boat ride, and admission included.
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  • 4 hours
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Should I book St. Simeon Monastery tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since St. Simeon Monastery can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit St. Simeon Monastery 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Simeon Monastery costs USD 25.00. Guided St. Simeon Monastery tours start around USD 25.00 per person.
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