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

Mount Sinai and Saint Catherine's Monastery

15 reviews | 138 travellers
The Guide in the language you choose will only accompany you for a maximum of 20 minutes. Then you go with an English-speaking driver on a 3-hour journey with several police stops and then with a Bedouin Guide in English. We climbed the 6km on foot and the 750 steps in about 3 hours, I saw people riding camels. It is very tiring but it was well worth it. A stunning landscape and the most starry sky I've ever seen. Jimmy Sinai Bedouin Guide took amazing photos, it was really good. Simply unmissable.
10 Caio Henrique
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
US$ 98.10
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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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.

Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery

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$ 98.10
US$ 48.50

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 98.10
  • Children under 11

    US$ 48.50

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 25 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

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.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

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 75% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 75% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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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.
US$ 98.10
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts