Visit St Catherine’s Monastery, the most important religious site in Sinai on a day trip from Sharm el Sheikh. Travel in air-conditioned comfort with myegypttravel.com own personal guide who will introduce you to the history and religious significance of the monastery and its surrounds. Situated at the base of the mountain where Moses received the ten commandments, St Catherine’s Monastery is one of the most famous in the world. Built between 527 and 565 AD, it is believed to be built around Moses’ Burning Bush. The Monastery is named after St Catherine who was tortured and beheaded for her Christian beliefs. During your visit you will see chapel Greek orthodox church, the icons of worship and the famous Mosaic of Transfiguration. Please note, St Catherine’s Monastery is approximately 230 kilometers from Sharm el Sheikh.
Daily, except Friday and Sunday
* 11.30 hours (approx.)
Tour departs from most Sharm el Sheikh hotels
Tour returns to original point of departure at approximately 4:00pm, the following day
Tour departs from centrally located Sharm el Sheikh hotels. Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking.
* Private Qualified Egyptologist guide
* Entrance fees for National Park
* Transport by private air conditioned vehicle
* Hotel pickup and drop off
* Gratuities (recommended)
* Food and drinks, unless specified