Pyramids tours in Egypt

Saint Catherine’s Monastery

Tour Info

Tour Highlights: Saint Cathrine Monastery –  Monastery Unique Library
Duration: One Day Trip
Tour Type: Private / Sharing – Upon Request





It is approx 3 HRS to reach to St Catherine’s Monastery from Sharm El Shiekh, the earliest surviving bastion of Christianity, make you go through breathtaking landscapes of arid rock formations, then desolate expanses of desert and the occasional Bedouin camp. The monastery was founded by the Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora between 527-535 A.D. at the foot of Mount Sinai and Jebel Megafa , discover  a centre of worship and learning for over 1450 years. St Catherine was born Dorothea to a noble family in Alexandria in AD 294, and she was studied poetry, music, art, physics, mathematics, astronomy and philosophy at a pagan school, it was  before converting to Christianity and taking the name of Catherine at baptism. She was tortured and beheaded for her faith by Emperor Maximus on 25 November AD 305 in Alexandria. according to tradition her body disappeared and was transported by angels to the highest mountain peak of the Sinai Peninsula. it’s begin  from three centuries later, following a dream, some monks from the monastery found her relics, brought them down from the mountain, and placed them in a gilded sarcophagus, which now stands in the basilica choir.

During the period of seventh century, the prophet Mohammad dictated a long document granting protection to the monastery and exempting it from taxes. A copy of it can be seen hanging in the Icon Gallery, next to Napoleon’s letter of protection written in 1798. Ottoman armies was built mosque inside the Monastery’s walls in 1381.that the complex was partly Muslim, saving it from destruction. Since the eleventh century the Monastery has been known as St Catherine’s Monastery. Its library contains a collection of 5000 books and over 3000 manuscripts (most of which are in Greek), including some of the most ancient and important in the world, and is considered second only to that of the Vatican. Throughout its history, also the monastery has received gifts from popes, Christian princes , above all, the Russian tsars, who considered themselves the natural successors of the Byzantine Emperors. According of a tour of the monastery you will visit Emperor Justinian’s sixth-century church and see the mosaic of the Transfiguration, the Chapel of the Burning Bush, the Icon Gallery, Jethro’s well and St Catherine’s shrine. After finished that, you will back to Sharm el Sheikh

Private trip:


1 Person

2 Persons

3 Persons

4 Persons

5 Persons

6 Persons


225 USD

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80 USD

70 USD

60 USD

Valid till 31 December 2014

Children 0 – 5.99 years Free of Charge, 6 – 12 years will charge 50 % from Adult rate

Sharing trip:

50 USD per person for sharing trip

Valid till 30 June 2014

Children 0 – 5.99 years Free of Charge, 6 – 12 years will charge 50 % from Adult rate



 Rate includes:


Entrance fees to the mentioned sightseeing.

Met & Assist from & to your hotel at Sharm El Shiekh.

All transfers by air condition vehicle.

Private Egyptologist tour guide (all languages).

Lunch during the trip .

Rate excludes:


Entrance to private rooms or areas inside any temple or Museum.

Tips to guide & driver.

Any Souvenir from any purchasing stop.

Entry Visa to Egypt which had to be handle from your side.

International Air tickets from & to Egypt.

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