On this private tour you have the opportunity to visit the monastery of the first monk in history, the Monastery of Saint Anthony and the monastery of the first hermit in history, the Monastery of Saint Paul, with all their ancient churches, buildings and the rock cut church. This tour includes your private Egyptologist tour guide and private modern a/c van with Wi-Fi on board.
Both Monasteries visited on this tour date back to the fourth century and they are considered of the earliest inhabited monasteries of the world. They belong to the Coptic Orthodox Church which is a member of the Oriental Orthodox Churches. Saint Anthony was the first Christian monk in history and Saint Paul was the first hermit.
Both monasteries represent Christian institutions that contributed a great deal to the Christian theology and monastic life. The monasteries are located about 3-4 hours' drive from Cairo. You can also visit the cave of Saint Anthony. Lunch is included in this tour. Your tour includes private qualified Egyptologist, private modern a/c van with Wi-Fi on board, Bottled water and beverages.