St. Catherine's Monastery (half day)
- Start 08:00
- Run: Mo-Tu-We-Th-Sa
- Pick up from Dahab Hotels
- Half Day
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 Dahab at 8:00am, 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 Dahab at 14.00.
- Pick up services from your hotel and return
- All transfers by an air-conditioned vehicle
- Bottled water on board the vehicle
- All services charges and taxes
- Entrance fees to St. Catherine National Park
- Bedouin guide
- Museum room ticket.
- Any extras not mentioned in the program
|Group tour||Private tour|
|Price per person||$25||$40|
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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