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St Catherine Monastery and Mount Sinai Night Tour from Sharm El Sheikh by Bus

Description

  • Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to the holy area of St Catherine Monastery.
  • Climb up the mountain and do a journey of repentance to the mountaintop.
  • Enjoy an exceptional view of the sunrise over the holy land of Sinai
  • Visit one of the oldest monasteries in the world with its different churches and chapels.
  • Visit the Basilica of Transfiguration. Chapel of the Burning Bush, Monks cells and skulls.
  • Egyptologist guide, Admission fees, air-conditioned vehicle.

 

Inclusion

  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Entrance fees for National Park
  • Breakfast
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle or boat
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Exclusion

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Day by Day Itinerary

Your Egypt Tours Egyptologist guide will pick you up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh and drive in a comfortable vehicle (230 KM) to St Catherine monastery.

One of the most sacred excursions you can do in Sinai is visiting the place where Moses got the Ten Commandments and spoke to God, where he saw the Burning Bush. At the foot of Mount Sinai, this great and holy place is waiting for you.

The place is called the Monastery of St Catherine and is also known as the God-Trodden Mount Sinai. This Greek Orthodox monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in the world. It preserves the relics of St Catherine. The monastery's actual name is the Monastery of the Transfiguration, but it later became associated with St. Catherine of Alexandria, a 3rd-century martyr whose head and hand were brought here for safekeeping in the 10th century. St. Catherine's Monastery became a major pilgrimage destination in the Byzantine Era and it still is today.

You will start your experience around 2:00 am, accompanied by the Bedouin guide, by climbing to the top of the mountain to see the first rays of the sun when it rises on the horizon. The exceptional view on the mount top is worth the climbing for three hours.

In the early morning, you will go down to have your breakfast, then you meet your guide to explain to you all the history of the area and the monastery. You will learn why this area is so important for Judaism. Christianity and Islam.

After visiting the highlights of the place, you will drive back to Sharm El Sheikh.

Prices

1 Persons 2-4 Persons 5-8 Persons 9-16 Persons
299 USD 225 USD 175 USD 150 USD