Itinerary St. Catherines Monastery and Mt. Sinai with flights from Tel Aviv
St. Catherines' monastery is the oldest monastery that has been contiuously working throughout all the years, since it was built around 548. The mnastery boasts of the largest collection of icons in the world. They also have a huge collection of chalices and mosaic art, that date from the 5th and 6th centuries.
Mt. Sinai is the famous mountain that is said to be where Moses recieved the ten comandments. There are the most amazing views from the top. There are 2 ways to climb Mount Sinai, there is the long route, which takes about two and a half hours on foot, although you can ride a camel up. Then there is the steep route that is more direct. It is call the steps of penitence, and it is in a ravine in back of the monastery.
Evening flight from Tel Aviv to Eilat
Pickup from the Eilat airport and transport to Taba border.
21:30- After crossing the border we will start to drive to Santa. It is about a 3 hour drive.
00:00 -Climb the mountain.
04:30- See the amazing views from the top, with an outstanding sunrise.
08:00- Visit the Monastery & Mount Sinai.
01:30 PM - Lunch in a local authentic restaurant.
03:00 PM - Start going back to Taba (free time on the beach).
07:00 PM - Transport to the border.
07:30 PM - Arrival at border and return to Israel with assistance, and transport back to Eilat.
09:30 PM - Flight back to Tel Aviv. -