Gharb Seheyl Tours
Private Tour: St Simeon's Monastery

Private Tour: St Simeon's Monastery

By South Sinai Travel
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 0-99
Duration: 3h 30m
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, Russian, English, Italian, French, Spanish

  • Enjoy a Camel ride for one hour long.
  • Enjoy sailing by a motor boat around the island.
  • Visit the sixth century Monastery.
  • Experience a Private and an expert Qualified Egyptologist guide.
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned minivans ; pick up from hotel and drop off.
  • Entry/Admission - Monastery of St. Simeon
What's not included
  • Gratuities

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Aswan hotels or Port area
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Aswan International Airport, Aswan, Aswan Governorate 1230801, Egypt
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Infants must sit on laps
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Pushchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3124ASW04

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3124ASW04

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        • South Sinai Travel
          Cairo, Egypt
          Joined in June 2019
        • dave8dmb
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very poor customer service
          Very unhelpful company who are only interested in exploiting English tourists for as much money as they can. For example I was quoted $65 for a $20 private transfer to Aswan airport. Also they use a very old and dirty boat on the Nile cruise. Do not travel on boat Nile Style as you will not be looked after - rude staff. Poor hygiene, dirty and very very overpriced. If traveling to Egypt then avoid having any involvement with this company
          Written 15 May 2024
        • JoeCBansteadUK
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very Highly Recommended Agent
          I was solo in a small group 8 night tour of max 14 - we were 9 ( all very well travelled), South Sinai were the organising agent on behalf of Exodus Travel who in turn operated the tour on behalf of Trailfinders. From being met prior to immigration at Cairo airport until we split in the transit lounge upon departure, the organisation was efficient and unobtrusive everywhere we visited. A tip on the Egyptian e visa - I struggled (and failed) to master the application, being rather anxious about the possibility of huge queues asking all the myriad same questions as the e visa. In fact you simply pay (no questions/forms) US$25 for a stick on visa at a 24/7 bank counter which the Immigration Office simply sticks in your passport - simples! Our guide - Ahmed, a very articulate and well educated (4 year Egyptology Bsc) young man judged the ‘mood’ of our party very quickly and undoubtedly contributed to the success of the tour. We were a disparate group on paper, but to a man/woman the tour was rated a huge success. Tour buses were comfortable and well driven. Visiting Phillae we were the only ferry boat wearing life jackets - another plus for South Sinai. There was a supplementary list of visits which didn’t get the hard sell, but were carefully explained. Throughout Ahmed was knowledgeable, discrete and avoided any large queues/crowds. The sites individually are a matter of personal taste - for me I was personally ‘templed out’ by the time of an opportunity to visit Abu Simbel but others enjoyed the trip. Once again, Ahmed was a star!
          Written 17 December 2023
        • yparisa
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Skip it
          It is a boring ,walk through the temple. Just go during day and you will see more. Not worth the cost or time spent. I would not recommend.
          Written 2 February 2023
        • Wander546495
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful Discoveries in Cairo
          Mohammed lend us on a very interesting and engaging tour and encouraged us to let him know of our special interests. Had plenty of time to see the historic sites plus others Mohammed thought we would enjoy. We especially loved the Coptic Museum! The building is a gem itself with impressive craftsmanship from 1901. Our only disappointment was that the Ben Ezra was closed for renovations and had been closed for a long time, so it should not nave been listed as part of the tour. Private tour was well worth every penny! Thanks!
          Written 2 December 2022
        • rayp469
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent private tour!
          Joseph was an excellent and knowledgeable guide! Great english and provided an in-depth learning experience at every location. There were three in our party and he made sure we were comfortable and stayed on schedule without feeling rushed or stressed in finishing at a certain time. The lunch location was for tourists and basic food. Would have preferred a more unique and authentic option but was ok. I suggest allowing the customer help determine what is preferred within reason. Thank you to Joseph for a great experience!
          Written 27 November 2022
        • Al A
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Ready to walk through history?
          The show is great, but be prepared to walk about a mile (walk area is poorly illuminated) during the show. The lighting for the show and the sound is very clear.
          Written 22 October 2022
        • Miguel C
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          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good tour
          Tour was ok, guide was friendly and it’s a good way to see the most important sights. but they forced us to go to two separate stores to buy things.
          Written 6 October 2022
        • ellahorn12
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Mena is a fantastic guide!
          Highly recommend this tour to Kalabsha with Mena. He is so knowledgeable, friendly, & truly brought the temple to life. The pickup for the tour was also seamless.
          Written 30 September 2022
        • amandab92663
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Easy airport transfer
          We had a great experience with Farid for both our airport pickup and our departure trip. He shared Egypt history and sites along our trips. He walked us through the airport all the way to the lounge as we navigated the first baggage check, check-in and our extra baggage. We will absolutely use this service and request Farid again!
          Written 9 September 2022
        • MikeR5303
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          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Extremely Disappointing
          This was so disappointing. In the age of technology what a complete let down and totally not wot the $40 I paid for 2 VIP front row seats. To add insult to injury the narrating was in Spainish with a Sony walkman (like) translation headset of very poor quality. My advice would be to skip this low tech show, which is only 40 minutes. Worst still was the usher who quided us to our front row seats and then hovered around endlessly looking for a tip! There is a reading it was only 10% full..... SKIP THIS ONE.
          Written 26 August 2022
        • christopherkQ8123CR
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun Evening - Wonderful Picture Opportunites
          This was a fun evening adventure and provided some great photo opportunities. Our guide: Mahmoud Badr and driver: Sabri were very polite and punctual and humorous. Mahmoud is an Egyptologist and provided some great history of the sites/area during our time together. Fun guys and very engaging. We also had time to stop at the Papyrus shop where we were given a demonstration of how it is made and ended up buying a few pieces that were reasonable in price. The light show itself is a bit dated in terms of technology - and should be updated but overall worth a few hours in the evening while you are in Cairo and again for wonderful picture opportunities. Ask for Mahmoud and Sabri and you won't be disappointed. One last thing - be sure to dress appropriately if you go in the colder months as the desert does get chilly with some wind and you will need to bundle up
          Written 18 February 2022
        • George N
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excursions on an international professional level
          We had a great experience! For two days we were picked up from the hotel directly in a clean and nice van, with a driver named Fares, whose driving is very smooth and safe. On the way there we noticed that the tour guide RAMY (who has a masters in Egyptology and speaks proper English) has a vast and detailed knowledge about everything related to Ancient Egypt. This made our time with him very special and we were able to enjoy all of the sights from new and interesting perspectives. The second day we went to three Coptic monasteries, one of them a historically preserved monastery on the West Bank, still kept in its impressive ancestry. Overall highly recommended and it’s also very comfortable to deal with their office through Mr. Emil.
          Written 15 January 2022
        • TAS608
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Knowledgeable and Friendly!
          With our excellent and knowledgeable tour guide I hope I have the spelling correct Husani or just Ani), we were so please at the level of detail he shared with us. Also, he navigated the sites so we would see the best ones by not allowing to fall into the usual tourist traps like making sure we saw Ramses V/VI and not ones most would see first (Tutankhamen’s major sites are in the Cairo museum for example). What was a breath of fresh air was he gave us the tour but let us explore on our own.
          Written 7 January 2022
        • WorldTravelerSoCal
          0 contributions
          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Karnak light show not for us
          I would not recommend this activity regardless of your tour company. It requires walking thru the site at night in the dark. At several points there are some videos shown on the wall and that’s it. Walkways are uneven at points and you could fall.
          Written 8 October 2021
        • WorldTravelerSoCal
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          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Nile dinner cruise .. never again !!
          Food is cold and cheap. Reminds me of bad buffets in Vegas . Music not too bad . Traffic from our hotel like LA traffic on a lot of steroids. Would not recommend . Would rather go to mc donalds. Not handicapped accessible at all .
          Written 2 October 2021
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