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Monastery of St. Simeon

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Address: Aswan, Egypt
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$38*
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Private Tour: St Simeon's Monastery
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Tour of St Simeon Monastery in Aswan

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You can go by car.

I took the easy way and went by car to the New Monastery. (You could use a taxi) My hotel made all the arrangements The Coptic Christians also go by car, local transport or by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sale1007
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the easy way and went by car to the New Monastery. (You could use a taxi) My hotel made all the arrangements The Coptic Christians also go by car, local transport or by the coachload. The new (working) monastery is in fact a retreat and has rooms for rent at very low cost. There is a shop that... More 

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Culpeper, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I heard about this place off of this site and decided to go to see it when I went to Egypt this month. We had a ferry take us over (~$10 r/t) from Aswan to the opposite side of the Nile. From there it was about a 15 minute walk to the monastery. It was hot and you have to... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We did a camel ride to the monastery from the Nubian village near the steps to the Tombs of the Nobles opposite Assuan town. We paid 15€ for the round trip (excluding entrance to St.Simeon, 2 persons, one camel). Our objective was the camel ride to the monastery and back, not the monastery itself. The approach to the monastery from... More 

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Marseille, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

If you are an old stones lover like me, do not miss this place ! Full of history, and amazing place in between the green Nile and the désert ! Just on thing, if you visit the Nobles tumbs before of after, it is not far, and yes, you can walk there , but mind you: the Sand can be... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Monastery of St Simeon - We were in Aswan to start our Nile Cruise. This was a nice excursion while we were waiting to sail. We took a private boat across the Nile. We did bring a guide with us but there are people at the site who are guides, I don’t know the price. We also thought this was... More 

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Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

This was somewhat underwhelming, but if you have time, take the time. Boat ride on the Nile, camel ride to the monastery, and an interesting tour of a Christian site. Climbing can be steep and without safety measures, so watch the kids.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

After a 40 minute camel trek to the monastery we learned about a relatively unknown part of Egyptian history. There is a young local guide on site who is quite good.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Well worth a visit but take my advice, get a taxi, it's worth paying the extra. The other alternative is walking across the desert or going by camel. This place is amazing, it's HUGE and although it's in ruins, there is much to see. I loved it.

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

I really enjoyed our afternoon at the monastery. What an extraordinary place with fabulous stories! Monks, pilgrims, Christians, Muslims... really worth it, with the most fabulous view of Aswan, the desert and the Nile

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We were at the Oberoi Zahra and our Egyptologist told us that he had a surprise for us: the visit to the Monastery of Saint Simeon. We took a lovely felucca from the Aswan corniche. When we arrived to the shore, we took seldom camels trought the Sahara dessert (Different from Gizah, here is much more authentic to take a... More 

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