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Mount Sinai and Saint Catherine's Monastery
Activities in Sharm el Sheikh

Mount Sinai and Saint Catherine's Monastery

  • -5%
  • English English
  • 15 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Experience sunrise from the top of Mount Sinai, one of the most important sacred places in Judaism, Christianity and Islam alike, from where you can see the oldest Christian Monastery still in operation.

Itinerary

Around 10:30 we'll pick you up in Sharm El Sheikh, heading into the very centre of the Sinai peninsula.

Then after approximately two and a half hours by bus, we'll arrive at the mountainous region of the peninsula, where we'll begin our night ascent of Mount Sinai, climbing the 750 steps which lead to the summit. The effort will be worth it, as we'll see the sunrise from the peak, in the very same spot where Moses is said to have received the 10 commandments of the Old Testament.

Having climbed back down, we'll fuel up with the packed breakfasts from the hotel, then visit St. Catherine's Monastery at the foot of the mountain - the oldest in all Christendom. This UNESCO World Heritage Site from the 4th century is surrounded by walls, but crossing them we'll visit the Basilica of the Transfiguration, an Orthodox-Christian temple with a stunning artistic heritage.

The monastery has a large collection of codices, old bibles which make it the second most important collection in the world, only surpassed by the Vatican archives. And outside we'll see the burning bush in which Moses saw an angel, according to the bible

With the visit to St. Catherine's Monastery over, we'll begin the return journey to Sharm El Sheikh, arriving back there at around 2 pm.

Important Information

Climbing Mount Sinai means climbing 750 stairs. We recommend that you bring water, as well as wearing comfortable shoes and clothing.

Please ask your hotel to make you a packed breakfast, as this is not included in the price of the excursion.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 6 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
  • The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 45% of their maximum capacity.
  • At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 50% of the total maximum capacity.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Price

Adults Children under 11
Tour in English
US$ 109.60 US$ 103.70
US$ 55.40

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 109.60 US$ 103.70
  • Children under 11

    US$ 55.40

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Duration

15 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Tickets to St. Catherine's Monastery.

5% discount on the official ticket price.

Not included

Food and Drink.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Sharm el Sheikh local time) if there are still places available.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

US$ 110.40
US$ 104.40
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.