St. Catherine’s Monastery & Dahab
St. Catherine’s Monastery Sharm el Sheikh Sinai | Excursion from Sharm
St. Catherine’s Monastery Sharm el Sheikh is a cultural excursion by bus to visit St. Catherine’s Monastery, the oldest Christian Orthodox monastery in the world. Enjoy the magnificent scenery of Sinai on the way and listen to the explanations by the tour guide. Visit the St. Catherine’s Monastery, and on the way back you will visit the charming small City of Dahab and enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant along with a small tour.
We will pick you up from the hotel in Sharm el Sheikh and drive about 2:30 hours to St. Catherine’s Monastery through the amazing scenery of the rocky desert of the Sinai with its natural colours and beautiful rock formations. In order to enjoy the panoramic views and to take pictures, the bus will stop for a short break on the way.
St. Catherine’s Monastery
The Greek Orthodox St. Catherine’s Monastery, which located at the foot of Mount Sinai are at about 1585 meter high above sea level, it is one of the oldest monasteries in Christendom. This place is at the same time a place where the Islamic, Christian and Jewish cultural history touch each other. There are more than 20 monks still living In the monastery and worship regularly. The library of the monastery is probably the oldest existing Christian library. It contains over 6,000 manuscripts in various languages, including 3,000 from the ancient world, and some of them are older than the monastery itself, a collection that is surpassed in size only by the Vatican library.
Basilica ‘Main Church’
Belongs to the 6th century, with its famous mosaic which represents the Transfiguration of Jesus. It is probably the oldest and one of the most beautiful mosaics of the eastern churches.
Where, according to tradition, the Prophet Moses met the daughters of the Prophet Jethro.
The bush, where according to tradition the God has spoken to the prophet Moses, as mentioned in the Bible. The bush is still alive and blooms, since the time of the Prophet Moses.
The visit of the museum of the St. Catherine’s monastery is optional and not included in the price.
You will enjoy a delicious lunch served in a nice restaurant in the small City of Dahab.
The town of Dahab has a beautiful promenade along the Gulf of Aqaba. Dahab is also considered as the largest shopping area in South Sinai. You can Stroll along the promenade and take advantage of the opportunity to buy nice souvenirs.
After you enjoy this unforgettable excursion to St. Catherine’s monastery and Dahab we will travel back to Sharm el Sheikh and return to your hotel.
|Excursion includes||Excursion excludes|
|Transfer by air-conditioned bus
Entrance for the St. Catherine’s Monastery and the National Park
English speaking tour guide
|Beverages in the restaurant
Entrance to the museum of the St. Catherine’s Monastery (about 25 L.E)
|Take with you|
Breakfast box (free of charge from the hotel)
Long pants inside St. Catherine’s Monastery
Shoulder cover inside St. Catherine’s Monastery
Warm clothes in winter