Enjoy St.Catherine's Monastery Tours From Sharm El Sheikh. Starting from Sharm El Sheikh Visiting St. Catherine monastery which located between the St. Catherine's mounts and Moses Mountain.
All Fees and Taxes
All transfers by air conditioned deluxe vehicle
Breakfast at St.Catherine
Entrance fees to St. Catherine
Mineral Water and soft drinks(One Coke Soft Drinks) on board the vehicle
Pick up service from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
What's Not Included
Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
Personal spending / Tipping
INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
CHILD: Age: 5 - 10
ADULT: Age: 11 - 100
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Regular temperature checks for staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
-Masks will be given to clients who do not have their own. -Admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund for the land tour will be given.
Face masks provided for travellers
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Specialized infant seats are available
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
What To Expect
St. Catherine's Monastery
Location: It lies in the foothills of Moses Mountain 5012 feet above sea level. Set beneath the mountain where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments.
Who built it? It is built by Emperor Justinian for himself and his wife.
Overview: The Monastery was named after St. Catherine (the daughter of Kistery) who was tortured to death by her father for she succeed in converting 50 of his followers to Christianity in 307 AD. Saint Catherine's Monastery has been one of the world's great centers of religious pilgrimage for over 15 centuries. Within its imposing wall resets a citadel like no other, incredibly rich in important religious and historical structure. Among its treasures is a library of ancient manuscripts and icons second only to the Vatican's itself, and a 6th century church reputed to lie directly on the side of the Burning Bush. Quite simply, the monastery is a defining feature of the Holy Land. The Monastery's Library consists of the largest and most important of its type in the world, the library contains a rich collection of 4,500 manuscripts, mainly Greek, but also Arabic, Coptic, Syriac, Slavonic and others.In addition to the manuscripts, the Library contains a considerable number of printed books. About 5,000 of these are old editions, some of which date from the earlier days of the art pf printing. Inside the church there is El-Mouta church (the church of the dead). Ther are also 6 wells, 4 springs and a large garden rich in fruit trees of different kinds and two mills According to the old beliefs, angels took her remain to Mount Sinai, and then around the year 800, monks from the Sinai Monastery found her remains.
Reference: (Egypt Tourist Guide) 16th edition (Best of Egypt) Volume III
Admission Ticket Included
What sprang up during the 1960’s as a hippie hangout along the Red Sea has grown into a thriving beach community that offers easy access to some of the best diving location in the world.
Dahab, a coastal village in the middle of the eastern shore of Sinai, is now a booming diving community. It offers a range of accommodations from hostels for budget travelers to luxurious full service resorts. All of this is located right on the water, tucked between the purple mountains of Sinai’s interior and the crystal waters of the Gulf of Aqaba with the shadowy mountains of Saudi Arabia visible across the water in the distance.
In the central part of Dahab there is a well-established strip of restaurants and hotels the allow travelers to lounge by the water while enjoying the full restaurant service. Further north the vibe is more relaxed and less developed and a few miles out of town in either direction are resorts offering more exclusive privacy. All of these places organize trips to the many impressive diving and snorkeling locations nearby.
Through any of the hotels or countless tourism shops, it is easy to organized diving trips or safari trips into Sinai’s interior. Quad bike excursions, camel rides, and day trips to St. Katherine and Mount Sinai deep in the middle of the peninsula are all popular.
About 60 kilometers north of Dahab is the town of Nuweiba, which is even more low-key. Most of the accommodations here consist of simple huts on the beach with a restaurant nearby. They provide the ultimate in relaxation and also the easiest access to excursions to Sinai’s interior.
There is also ferry that leaves from Nuweiba twice daily making the trip across to Aqaba in Jordan and back.
Admission Ticket Free
A beautiful half day trip
The history and beauty of St. Catherine's Monastery was worth the trip. My guide Engy Samir, was great, she was very knowledgeable about the area and knew her way around the monastery. She was great at pointing out different aspects that I might have missed if I was touring on my own.
Visiting a beautiful monastery in Sinai
Saint Catherine's monastery tour was exceptional, with a short stop in Dahab.
One regret : I visited it on a Friday (when the monastery is only open during one hour instead of 2.5 the rest of the week).
A global remark : the price of the tour is quite expensive for a family but there is less possibilities to do it by your self.
Fantastic mini trip!
Amazing guide, super passionate about what he does thank you Mamoud!! Unbelievable scenery and nice transport car…having a private van and guide what an amazing luxury! We loved it thank you Memphis Tours!!
Highly recommended tour
The visit to St Catherine´s was very interesting. A place with a lot of history and very spiritual.
The Mahmoud guide is very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.
The included food is very good in an incredible place.
The tour is highly recommended.
Mohamed, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable, professional and efficient. Had lots of good stories and a vernacular English. Thank you. The tour is exactly what it proposes. The trip is tiring but worth it. The churches were unfortunately closed because of covid. We had some time in Dahab on the way back. Lovely row of unpretentious restaurants and lounges by the sea. Very agreeable. Had a very appropriate lunch , tasty and well served, in a very cozy restaurant by the sea. Decorated with a lot of odds and ends, which gives it a certain personality. Very nice, recommendable trip, nice organization and trustworthy agency.
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