Take a break from the crowds in Sharm with one of our high quality 12 Hour St. Catherine’s Monastery Tours from Sharm El Sheikh; a private tour with your very own professional guide and driver. Sit back in air-conditioned comfort and enjoy the scenery while driving to the famous Monastery of St. Catherine. Spend time exploring the world’s oldest working Christian monastery, and then enjoy lunch and a tour of Dahab, Egypt’s very own Flower Power town. Enjoy also this and more with our incredible St. Catherine’s Monastery Tours from Sharm El Sheikh.
Notes: Tours Run: Every day except Sunday / Type of Tour: Private / Duration: About 12 Hours/ Departure Time: About 06h00
St. Catherine’s Monastery Tours from Sharm El Sheikh
St. Catherine’s Monastery Tours from Sharm El Sheikh Itinerary
Our St. Catherine’s Monastery Tours from Sharm El Sheikh call for an early start, so your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel at around 06h00. You will then begin the drive to the Monastery of St. Catherine. The monastery is roughly 220 kilometers northwest of Sharm. It is located between Catherine’s Mount and Moses Mount, at an elevation of just under 1,600 meters.
Although the monastery is named after St. Catherine, it was originally, and still is dedicated to Moses and Elias, both biblical prophets. Both Moses and Elias are believed to have spoken to God on what is now called Mount Moses. In Christianity, it is believed that this is where Moses received the 10 Commandments. It is also believed that he saw the Burning Bush on what is today St. Catherine’s Mount.
The story of St. Catherine is a fascinating one, and the history of the monastery is equally as fascinating. On arrival at the site, you are confronted by vast imposing walls, but beyond the walls you will see a vast citadel unlike any other in the world. Our 12 Hour St. Catherine’s Monastery Tours from Sharm El Sheikh include a comprehensive tour of the complex. This includes the museum as well as the old library.
The library at the monastery is the oldest continuously functioning library in the world. The monastery itself is also the oldest working Christian monastery in the world. It really is an amazing site to visit, which explains why St. Catherine’s Monastery Tours from Sharm El Sheikh are so popular.
Having a guide with you will make your visit to the monastery even more rewarding than ever, and your will be free to explore the site at your own pace. Once you are finished exploring all the different areas within the complex, you will then return to the air-conditioned comfort of your vehicle, and you will head towards the small coastal town of Dahab.
On arrival at Dahab, your guide and driver will take you for lunch at a good local restaurant. Lunch is included in our 12 Hour St. Catherine’s Monastery Tours from Sharm El Sheikh. After lunch, your guide will then take you for a leisurely tour of this amazing seaside town.
It is hard to believe that not too long ago, Dahab was nothing but a quaint little Bedouin fishing village. Today it is widely considered to be Sinai’s best places for shopping, dining, relaxing, and SCUBA diving or snorkeling. Dahab has a very laid back atmosphere, and is often referred to as being the Flower Power City of Sinai. However, most people would agree that it is more of a town than a city.
Of course, no visit to Dahab would be complete without having some time for shopping, so your guide will be happy to accompany you to the town’s most popular shopping area. Once you have finished shopping and strolling about, you will then begin the journey back to Sharm.
Our St. Catherine’s Monastery Tours from Sharm El Sheikh officially end once you get back to your hotel in Sharm, but the experience will stay with you forever.
Inclusions – What is included in our St. Catherine’s Monastery Tours from Sharm El Sheikh:
- Pick up service from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
- All transfers by air conditioned deluxe vehicle
- Entrance fees to St. Catherine
- English speaking tour guide
- Lunch at local restaurant in Dahab
- Mineral Water and soft drinks(One Coke Soft Drinks) on board the vehicle
- All taxes and service charge
Exclusions – What is not included in our St. Catherine’s Monastery Tours from Sharm El Sheikh:
- Personal spending money
- Optional extras that are not mentioned in the itinerary
# of Persons Price (US$) Single Person $285 2 Persons $155 per Person 3 Persons $115 per Person 4 Persons $95 per Person 5 Persons $85 per Person 6 Persons $76 per Person
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Last Updated on January 19, 2024