Private Tour: St Catherine's Monastery - Sharm El-sheikh

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Selected Sharm el Sheikh hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:30pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Visit St Catherine's Monastery, the most important religious site in Sinai on a private day trip from Sharm el Sheikh. Travel in air-conditioned comfort with your own personal guide who will introduce you to the history and religious significance of the monastery and its surrounds.

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Situated at the base of the mountain where Moses received the ten commandments, St Catherine's Monastery is one of the most famous in the world. Built between 527 and 565 AD, it is believed to be built around Moses' Burning Bush. The Monastery is named after St Catherine who was tortured and beheaded for her Christian beliefs. During your visit you will see chapel Greek orthodox church, the icons of worship and the famous Mosaic of Transfiguration and enjoy a lunch in a local restaurant in Dahab.

Please note, St Catherine's Monastery is approximately 230 kilometers from Sharm el Sheikh.

Inclusions

Experience a Private and an expert Qualified Egyptologist guide.

Visit the main church of ST Catherine.

Transport by private air-conditioned minivans.

Pick up from hotel and drop off.

Bottled mineral water during the tour and soft drinks.

Lunch.

Entry/Admission - St. Catherine's Monastery

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 07-Jan-2017

    Would be a shame not to get to St Catherine's monastery whilst in Sharm El Shiek. The tour length was as expected and the tour of the monastery was informative and interesting. The driver and tour guide were nice and professional. Lunch was great, and their detour to a great local bakery on my recommendation. What we didn't like was the shopping centre where we were invited to listen to a sales pitch to purchase local crafts of papyrus, perfume oils, and jewelry. Most tours have these special shopping trips, but mostly because the tour operators receive a percentage of sales. We didn't appreciate this added part to the trip.

  • 09-Sep-2015

    very good tour from a very good company

  • 11-Feb-2014

    We want you to know how much we enjoyed our tour of St. Catherine's Monastery on Thursday. This was due solely to our wonderful guide, Allam, and our excellent driver, Atef. We always felt we were in capable hands and we learned a great deal about Egyptian history and culture. Thank you again for enriching our time here in Sharm el Sheikh.

  • 27-Jan-2013

    amazing and awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    the happiest time for me in ma life really

  • 08-May-2011

    The trip was first class from beginning to end. The vehicle was roomy, and the guide was excellent. The meal was excellent and the restaurant setting could not have been better, especially as the sun was shining as we sat almost overlooking the sea.

  • 21-Oct-2010

    What can I say? We got to St. Catherine's, looked at the church and left. That was it. My wife and I were very disappointed. We were then taken to Dahab to "shop" We didn't want to shop, we wanted a tour of the monastary which is what i though we paid for. And our "Egyptologist" was a young man who spoke Emglish and attended some history classes in University. It seems the only history he knew was history according to the Koran or the Egyptian government. I'm also not sure if the police escort we rode with was there to protect us or watch us. We were picked up promptly at our hotel and dropped off again without issue. The driver and vehicle were good.All in all, not a tour I would recommend if you actually want to see the monastary. If you just want to be able to say you were there then it works just fine.

  • 14-May-2010

    Definitely recommend seeing St Catherine's with a guide. Very busy place with several checkpoints on the way there.

  • 24-Oct-2008

    Guide was helpful and informative, monastery was crowded.

  • 09-Mar-2008

    Well worth a visit. We're glad we did it.

  • 22-Jan-2008

    Excellent excursion. Thanks again.