Saint Catherine’s Monastery of Sinai from Sharm; Enjoy a day tour to the Holy St.Catherine City starting from Sharm El Sheikh to visit St. Catherine monastery which located between the St. Catherine’s mounts and Moses Mount which is the oldest monastery of Christianity. One of the oldest Christian Monasteries. The place is hug the Burning bush, in this place God spoke to Moses.
Saint Catherine’s Monastery, commonly known as Santa Katarina lies on the Sinai Peninsula, at the mouth of a gorge at the foot of Mount Sinai in the city of Saint Catherine in Egypt’s South Sinai Governorate. The monastery is Orthodox and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to the UNESCO report (60100 ha / Ref: 954), this monastery is one of the oldest working Christian monasteries in the world together with the Monastery of Saint Anthony, situated across the Red Sea in the desert south of Cairo, which also lays claim to that title. In the area around the monastery, a small town has grown, with hotels and swimming pools, called Saint Katherine City.
|Trip Duration||Trip Runs||Pick-up Location||Return To||Pick-up Time|
|About 10 Hours||Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday||Your Hotel in Sharm||Your Hotel in Sharm||Around 06:00 AM|
Ever since the early Christian Period, South Sinai was a great attraction for the Christian monks. The Monasticism was an escape from the Roman violence which spread in the 4th Century A.D. Especially in Firan Valley, El-Tur, and Mount Moses, those who fled the Roman persecution have taken shelter in various area in Egypt, particularly those areas near water sources.
She lived in Alexandria during the persecution of Christians during the reign of Maximinus in 305-313 A.D, and when she converted to Christianity the Roman tortured her severely, finally beheading her in 307 A.D.
Five centuries later, a monk saw a vision in which her body was carried by Angels, gently placing her on top of the peak of the highest mountain in Sinai, so the monks carried her relics to the Church of Transfiguration, which it was named then, next to the monastery that was formerly called “The Virgin”, and ever since then, the name of the monastery has been known as Saint Catherine.
In 342 A.D The Empress Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, built a monastery, including the chapel known as the Virgin Mary, at the Burning Bush site; where it is believed that Moses received the two tablets. In the 6th century A.D the Emperor Justinian ordered the building of the church known today as the Church of Transfiguration; both the church and the monastery were later named for Saint Catherine. Justinian also ordered the building of a high enclosure wall, with towers to protect the monastery, and it is said that he provided it with 200 Roman soldiers to protect it against the attacks of the Bedouins.
The monastery lies at the foot of “Moses Mountain”, a beautiful site, on a high location about 1570 feet above sea level, with a good climate and plenty of fresh well water. To the west of it is the El-Raha Valley.
|Pick up service from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.
All transfers by air conditioned vehicle.
Entrance fees to St. Catherine.
English speaking tour guide.
Lunch at local restaurant in Dahab.
All taxes & service charge.
Any extras not mentioned in the program
|Recommend to Bring|
|Passport & Clothes match the weather in this day and Scarf for women.Sun hat, Sun glasses and Camera & Long Clothes for holy sightseeing.|
|Prices Per Person||Regular Price||Notes|
|Adult||35||Above 12 Years Old|
|Child||25||From 5 Yrs Till 11.99|
|Infant||0||Less Than 5 Yrs / Not recommended to join this trip|
|Note 1||For Over 10 Persons Contact us to get Special Price|
|Note 2||Adults 12 over years & Child’s 2-12 years & Infants 0-2 years|
|Note 3||Your party age on return date|
|Note 4||Confirmation will be received at time of booking.|
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