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St Catherine's Monastery Day Trip from Sharm El Sheikh

Runs on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
Prices from £ 30
  • Historical And Cultural
  • 15 hours
  • Family
  • By Road
  • Moderate

St Catherine's Monastery Day Trip from Sharm El Sheikh

Drive through the rugged Sanai Desert to the foot of Mount Sanai. Mount Sanai in sharm is steeped in history and has for the last 15 centuries been famed as a place where God spoke to Moses and provided him with the Ten Commandments. If you are thinking about following the footsteps of Moses, 7,498 foot climb takes about three hours to complete. Along the way you will see religious relics from the centuries of pilgrims who have journeyed along the same route.

As you reach the summit you will find a small chapel and a mosque. If the prospect of climbing the 3,700 steps to the summit of Mount Sania is not for you, then why not take in the splendor of Saint Catherine's Monastery instead.

Built in the fourth century, this fortress monastery has been a pilgrimage for more than 15 centuries. Situated at the foot of Mount Sanai , the monastery houses a library of ancient manuscripts and icons that are second only to those of the Vatican.

See the basilica and the legendary "Burning Bush" from which God spoke to Moses. Learn about how St Catherine brought Christianity to the masses. A fascinating day full of history and cultur

What's Included

  • Transfers to & from hotel
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Entry Fees

What's Not Included

  • Soft Drinks
  • Personal Expenses

Monday 06:30 - 14:00
Tuesday 06:30 - 14:00
Wednesday 06:30 - 14:00
Thursday 06:30 - 14:00
Friday Closed
Saturday 06:30 - 14:00
Sunday Closed