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Egypt Excursions and Day Tours
/ St Catherine Monastery Day Tour from Sharm El Sheikh by Bus
Sharm El Sheikh Tours
Tour departs from centrally located Sharm el Sheikh Hotels. Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking.
Tour returns to the original point of departure at approximately 4:00 pm, the following day
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 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.
Your private guide will 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. You will visit the chapel of the Burning Bush, the Basilica of Transfiguration, the monks cells, Moses well and the skull room.
After visiting the highlights of the place, you will drive back to Sharm El Sheikh.
Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until April 30th, 2020. Please inquire for pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.
Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired holiday. Space on a given tour will be secured upon receipt a deposit of 25% of the full price. This payment will be 50% during the Christmas and New Year holidays and on packages including airfare. This deposit counts as part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by bank wire transfer or sent via Western Union or paid using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Payment should be received within 7 days of booking.
3 years ago
My family and I recently traveled to Egypt. While staying in Sharm el-Sheikh, we decided to take a day trip to St. Catherine's with Your Egypt Tours. Our tour guide, Sawat, met us in the morning and we began a 2.5 hour drive to St. Catherine's. The drive was very comfortable in an air conditioned van and our guide gave us a history of the Sinai region for about the first half hour of the drive. Upon arriving at St. Catherine's, Sawat told us the history of the monastery and guided us around also giving us plenty of free time to explore on our own. After the tour inside, our guide pointed out a spot outside where we were able to take a great picture of the entire monastery. On the way back to Sharm, Sawat offered to stop in Dahab for lunch. He suggested a restaurant, which was right on the water and the lunch was perfect. He then gave us some free time to peruse the shops nearby. All in all, it was a wonderful day with a great guide. We felt safe the entire time and wouldn't hesitate to recommend a trip to Egypt and St. Catherine's to anyone. Your Egypt Tours is first class company to tour Egypt with.
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