Saint Catherine Monastery One Day Excursion


Saint Catherine Monastery One Day Excursion

MONASTERY OF ST. CATHERINE  is one of the oldest continuously operating Christian monasteries in the world. The monastery is located in the very center of the Sinai Peninsula at an altitude of 1500 meters, at the foot of the famous Mount Moses. During its long history, the monastery has never been captured, destroyed or simply damaged. The monastery of St. Catherine houses unique collections of manuscripts and documents, books and icons, facial embroidery and liturgical items. In the monastery church you can admire the wonderful Byzantine mosaics.

St. Catherine Monastery and Dahab city Tour  from Sharm El Sheikh

St. Catherine Monastery and Dahab city Tour  from Sharm El Sheikh . At the early morning, We will escort you by an air conditioned vehicle to drive towards St. Catherine’s City “ the historical Christian site in Sinai about 3 hours driving” (220km). Upon reaching the area you will visit the Monastery of Saint Catherine day trip to The oldest record of monastic life, Room of the Skulls, Burning Bush then drive to Dahab, enjoy shopping as well as Lunch at local restaurant, at the end of St. Catherine tour from Sharm Marina transfer to Sharm El-Sheikh port to catch

Pick you up around 6:00 AM Drive to St. Catherine takes around 2.30 or 3 hours, we will make one stop to see the beautiful valley with lovely sand dunes.

Then, we go directly to Catherine Village, arriving there at about 9:00 and visit the monastery of St. Catherine which lies at the foot of Mount Moses in the heart of South Sinai. This is one of the most famous monuments of South Sinai with a lot of attractions like the Church of Transfiguration, The Skull House, Moses Well and the Burning Bush. You will get a guided tour to see all this with all the historical explanations from our licensed guide.

After visiting the monastery you will get free time where you can visit the museum of the monastery which contains the oldest icons and manuscripts of the early stage of Christianity. It is the world’s second largest collection of illuminated manuscripts after the Vatican. The entry of the museum costs 25le (not included). You can take photo’s during this free time.

We drive back to Dahab City where we get our lunch in a local restaurant.
After a delightful lunch you will have the chance to go shopping in Dahab or look around this wonderful city.

We will arrive back in Sharm el Sheikh at around 17.30  and you will be taken back to your hotel.

Adults : 25£
Available days : Monday, Thursday, Saturday
Duration : 9 hours
Children : 15£
Pick up time : 5:20 AM
Child Age : 5:10
  • Air conditioned transportation.
  • Professional Tour Guide.
  • Entrance Tickets to Monastery.
  • Lunch open buffet.
  • Drinks during lunch
  • Souvenir products
  • warm clothes (in winter)
  • water
  • clothing appropriate for visiting the monastery (women headscarf)
  • comfortable shoes
  • photographic equipment
  • passport with visa
  • sunglasses
  • money
  • passport or its copy

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  • Eleanor Schlenker 5
    7 months ago

    I dreamed of visiting this holy place, and I thank Yala Sharm Company for the wonderful service.

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