St. Catherine's Monastery (half day)
- Start 7:00
- Run: Sat - Mon -Tue-Wed-Thu
- Pick up from Taba hotels or Taba Border
- 8 hours
St. Catherine’s Monastery is the smallest dioceses and the oldest Christian Monastery in the world still in use. It also houses a rich collection of icons and precious manuscripts.
Visit the Monastery of Saint Catherine which is considered one of the most famous monasteries in the world and also
it's one of the oldest monasteries of Christianity. It’s located in heart of Sinai Peninsula at a height of 1570
meters in the place where according to the tradition Moses saw the bush on fire which didn’t burn up .The Monastery
is Orthodox and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monastery dates back to the age of the emperor Justinian 6th
century. It was the same time of building enclosure wall surrounding the monastery right now but the monastery was
named Saint Catherine at the beginning of the 11th century in honor of saint Catherine, one of the earliest
Alexandria Christians martyrs. It contains several monuments like the burning bush seen by Moses, and the
remarkable Icons Gallery.
The half-day tour departs from Taba at 7:00am, giving you a chance to explore the Monastery's incredible architecture, beautiful chapel, historic icons and ancient artwork. After taking your time to learn about this unique place, you will head back to Taba at 14.00.
- Pick up services from your hotel in Taba and return
- All transfers by air-condition vehicle
- Bedouin guide during climbing up the mountant
- English speaking guide
- Bottled water on board the Jeep
- Entrance fees to St. Catherine National park
- All taxes & service charges
- Tipping Kitty
- Any extras not mentioned in the program
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The monastery closes every Sunday and is open from 09:00-11:30 on Fridays. On other days the monastery is open from 09:00 until noon. The monastery is closed during Christian Orthodox holidays. Please check with our office for trip availability.
Tour and Prices
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0 - 5.99 free of charge 6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
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