Visit Saint Catherine Monastery Tour From Taba - Eilat

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8 am Hotel pickups commence prior to this timeHotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Taba hotel or Taba border
  • Return Details :
    Taba hotel or Taba border

Overview

St. Catherines Monastery is the smallest dioceses and the oldest Christian Monastery in the world still in use. It also houses a rich collection of icons and precious manuscripts.

Know More about this tour

Visit the Monastery of Saint Catherine which is considered one of the most famous monasteries in the world and also it's one of the oldest monasteries of Christianity. Its located in heart of Sinai Peninsula at a height of 1570 meters in the place where according to the tradition Moses saw the bush on fire which didnt burn up .The Monastery is Orthodox and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monastery dates back to the age of the emperor Justinian 6th century. It was the same time of building enclosure wall surrounding the monastery right now but the monastery was named Saint Catherine at the beginning of the 11th century in honor of saint Catherine, one of the earliest Alexandria Christians martyrs. It contains several monuments like the burning bush seen by Moses, and the remarkable Icons Gallery.
The half-day tour departs from Taba at 8:00am, giving you a chance to explore the Monastery's incredible architecture, beautiful chapel, historic icons and ancient artwork. After taking your time to learn about this unique place, you will head back to Taba at 14.00.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Bedouin lunch
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Bedouin guide during climbing up the mountain
  • All taxes & service charges

Exclusions

  • Drinks
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tipping Kitty

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel