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Activities in Sharm el Sheikh

Mount Sinai and Saint Catherine's Monastery

  • 28 reviews | 230 travellers
    Very cold it can be 2 or 3 degrees C, if it rains the temperature drops more. It is worth the effort. The local guides are attentive and take care of the visitors, my guide Mousa was attentive to help me reach the top. Going up there are places that sell hot drinks, snacks and rent blankets for the top. On the way there are remains of garbage left by tourists, return with everything you carry. At the Monastery, my guide Said made sure that I was able to see the bush and explain its history to me.
    10 Rosa
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 15 hours
  • Hotel pick up
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

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.

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.

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Price

Adults Children under 11
Tour in English
US$ 115
US$ 57.50

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 115
  • Children under 11

    US$ 57.50

More Information

Duration

15 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Tickets to St. Catherine's Monastery.

Not included

Food and Drink.

When to book?

You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

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 have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

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.