St. Catherine’s Monastery Tour from Sharm El Sheikh Port

St. Catherine’s Monastery Tour from Sharm El Sheikh Port

Tour program

Here is what’s included & what's not included in the program of this tour

St. Catherine's Monastery which is one of the oldest working Christian monasteries in the world, lies on the Sinai Peninsula, at the mouth of a gorge at the foot of Mount Sinai (where prophet Moses received the 10 commandments after the Israelites Exodus) in St. Catherine's City. The monastery is Orthodox and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The monastery was built by order of Emperor Justinian I, enclosing the Chapel of the Burning Bush ordered to be built by St. Helen, the mother of Constantine I, at the site where Moses is supposed to have seen the burning bush; the living bush on the grounds is purportedly the original. It is also referred to as "St. Helen's Chapel". The site is sacred to Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

After your cruise ship docks in the early morning at Sharm El Sheikh's port, you will be picked up from the port (approximately at 6.30am, exact details will be confirmed 1-2 days before) by an A/C van, and then proceeding to St. Catherine's City on the 230 Kilometers drive of two and half hours.

In the monastery you can listen to our guide explanation and while you enjoy seeing the Burning Bush, Moses' Well (where Moses met his wife), Transfiguration Church ... ect.

Then you will take free time to tour around climbing up one of the surrounding mountains to take a panoramic view for the whole monastery or enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the place.

By the midday you will start to drive back to Sharm El Sheikh of about 2 hours trip and we will drop you off at the Cruise Port Maximum by 14:30 to embark your cruise ship again.

* On your way back to Sharm you get the option (extra 15 USD per person) of visiting the beautiful city of Dahab for about 1 hour and half, taking your lunch at one of the best restaurants by the coastline and then walking around at the local market where you can have an idea about the locals. This can happen only if you will have the time to do that. 

* All transfers by comfortable air conditioned vehicles.
* English speaking professional tour guide.
* Entrance fees.
* Personal Expenses.
* Tipping.
Bring with you!
* Passports.
* Breakfast box to be booked from your cruise ship.
* Comfortable shoes or trainers.
* Hat & Camera.
* Heavy clothes during the winter season.
Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday
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Starting price

2 - 3 Pax4 - 7 Pax8 & Up Pax

* Above prices are quoted per person on private tours.

* Tours to St. Catherine Monastery could be cancelled due to St. Catherine Monastery holidays & new instructions without any prior notice.

* You must supply us with correct arrival and departure information for your cruise ship.

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