St. Simeon Monastery

About 6 Hours


Private Tours



Pick-up Time:

About 08:00 am

Tour to St Simeon & Tombs of the Nobles

Explore two of the less visited sights on the west bank of the River Nile in Aswan in a day trip to St Simeon Monastery and Tombs of the Nobles. Catch a motorized boat across the River Nile and ride a camel to this 6th- to 11th-century sanctuary dedicated to St. Simeon (Anba Hatre), and then proceed with Camel ride the Tombs of the Nobles, climb to the cliffside tombs, and head inside to admire the wall paintings and hieroglyphics that depict the nobles’ lives. Motor boat, Camel Rides, Entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

Included / Excluded


  • Pick-up and return from your hotel in Aswan

  • All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle

  • Entrance fees to all mentioned sightseeing

  • Motor boat ride

  • Camel Ride

  • Bottled water during the tour

  • Qualified Egyptologist tour guide

  • All service charges and taxes


  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Tipping

Tour Itinerary

Tour To St Simeon & Tombs Of The Nobles

Nile Holiday tour guide will pick you up from your hotel / Nile Cruise in Aswan and start your tour crossing the Nile to the west bank of Aswan, then Join a camel ride next to Aga khan mausoleum, ride a camel to the 6th- to 11th-century sanctuary dedicated to St. Simeon (Anba Hatre), once home to 1,000 monks. Explore the monks’ dwellings and see the church with its fragmented frescoes.

Move on with your Camel ride to visit the burial places of ancient Egyptian dignitaries of Aswan’s Tombs of the Nobles. Climb a set of stairs cutting across the hill to the cliffside tombs, most follow a simple plan, with an entrance hall, a pillared room and a corridor leading to the burial chamber. Head inside to admire the wall paintings, hieroglyphic biographies and inscriptions telling of the noblemen’s journeys into Africa.

On top of the hill above the tombs of the Nobles there is a small shrine or tomb of a local sheikh and holy man “Kubbet el-Hawa” Translated as “the dome of the wind’. The climb is rewarded with amazing views of Aswan, the Nile River and the surrounding landscape.

After finished, Take the ferry boat across the River Nile to the east bank and then transfer back to your hotel in Aswan.

Price (Per Person)


$ 117 Per Person

2 Persons

$ 75 Per Person

3 Persons

$ 65 Per Person

4 Persons

$ 57 Per Person

5 Persons

$ 53 Per Person

6 Persons

$ 49 Per Person

From $ 49

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