Private Tour: St Catherine's Monastery and Moses' Mountain at Sunrise

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Private Tour: St Catherine's Monastery and Moses' Mountain at Sunrise information and booking

from
$84
Duration
14 hours
Departs from
Selected Sharm el Sheikh hotels
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:00pm, the following day
Time of departure
10:00pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

See the sun rise over the desert on an unforgettable visit to the place where Moses received the 10 Commandments. You'll travel in air-conditioned comfort with your own personal Egyptologist guide, who will accompany you up Moses' Mountain and take you on a tour of St. Catherine's Monastery.

On this sunrise tour you will watch the sun rise over the Sinai Mountains, and retrace the footsteps of Moses when he climbed Mt. Sinai to receive the 10 Commandments. Note that the descent is not too steep, but there are around 500 steps at the very summit.

On your journey back down the mountain you will stop at St. Catherine's Monastery, built between 527 and 565 A.D. The monastery is believed to have been built around the site of Moses' Burning Bush. During your visit you will visit the chapel of a Greek Orthodox church to see famous icons and the Mosaic of Transfiguration.

Please note: St. Catherine's Monastery is approximately 142 miles ( 230 kilometers) from Sharm el Sheikh.

What's included

  • Qualified egyptologist guide
  • Entrance fees to national park
  • Transport by air conditioned vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified