Up to 2 days
Built between 545 and 565BC, the magnificent 6th century sacred Saint Catherine’s Monastery on the Sinai peninsular is a wonder of religious historical buildings. Located at the base of Mount Sinai (known as Moses Mountain), and close to the town of St Catherine, the walled monastery is a work of art.
It is a Unesco world heritage site with an abundance of pilgrim visitors seeking Christian religious sites worldwide. The monastery was named after Catherine of Alexander and is a Greek Orthodox church and is also the oldest working monastery in the world.
The monastery hosts an array of rooms and places of interest including its own ancient library, beautiful displays of art, along with other fascinating historical facts from the past.
Passing through the pretty town of Dahab surrounded by stunning mountain views is a plus on this relaxing and informative day out in ancient Egypt.
Early pick up at from your hotel with your Guide for the day in Sharm El Sheik for a day trip to Saint Catherine’s Monastery and Dahab. A drive of approximately 3 hours with a rest stop on route then arriving at the Monastery for your guided tour. Enjoy a full insight in to the history of Saint Catherine who became a martyr after she was executed by the Emperor Maxentius. A two hour tour of the Monastery with your guide, then free time to explore the Museum (optional ticket) before returning to your vehicle for a drive to Dahab.
On arrival in Dahab, lunch will be served at a local restaurant while admiring the surrounding mountain and desert views.
After Dahab, you will be returned to Sharm El Sheik around early evening.
Hotel in Sharm El Sheik.