• Location: Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
  • Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 73.70 View price calendar

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This private day trip from Sharm el Sheikh takes you inside the historic St Catherine’s Monastery—arguably the most important religious site in Sinai. Enjoy air-conditioned transport and a personal guide who will highlight the sites and significance of this famed structure on what is certain to be a memorable tour.

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: St Catherine's Monastery

Private Tour: St Catherine's Monastery

The famous St Catherine’s Monastery is located at the base of the mountain where its said Moses received the Ten Commandments. Tour this famous religious site on a private day tour from Sharm el Sheikh and learn from your expert guide how this monastery became one of the most famous in the world.

Named after a martyr who was tortured and beheaded for her Christian faith, the monastery is home to a Greek Orthodox church and chapel. Your guide will point out the stunning Mosaic of Transfiguration and explain the significance of icons of worship that decorate the grounds. 

Once you’ve toured the site, located about 230 kilometers from Sharm el Sheikh, you’ll enjoy a traditional Egyptian lunch at a local restaurant in Dahab before returning to the city.

Customer Reviews

Nailesh P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

very good tour from a very good company

Lawrence H

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.

Benjamin K USA

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.


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.

Paul M

3 star rating: Worth doing January 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.

Michael M

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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