4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

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  • Location:Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
  • Duration:11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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.

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: St Catherine's Monastery

Private Tour: St Catherine's Monastery

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

amazing and awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

the happiest time for me in ma life really

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.

MUBEEN S
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

Excellent excursion. Thanks again.

4 star rating: Recommended May 2010

Definitely recommend seeing St Catherine's with a guide. Very busy place with several checkpoints on the way there.
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4 star rating: Recommended October 2008

Guide was helpful and informative, monastery was crowded.

Diane P
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended August 2008

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

1 star rating: I do not recommend this November 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.
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