Private Tour: St Catherine's Monastery

Cultural & Theme Tours in Sharm El Sheikh

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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.
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.

What’s included

  • Experience a Private and an expert Qualified Egyptologist guide.
  • Entrance fees to National Park.
  • Visit the main church of ST Catherine.
  • All taxes, fees , handling charges and Entrance fees to the sights.
  • Transport by private air-conditioned minivans.
  • Pick up from hotel and drop off.
  • Bottled mineral water during the tour and soft drinks.
  • Lunch.

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (recommended).
  • Food and drinks, unless specified.


  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included