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Saint Catherine's Monastery

Saint Catherine's Monastery

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From Sharm: Mount Moses Trekking, Sunrise & Monastery Visit

1. From Sharm: Mount Moses Trekking, Sunrise & Monastery Visit

You will be picked up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh city between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Then you will travel in an air-conditioned vehicle for around 4 hours to reach the Moses Mountain.  When you arrive at Mount Sinai you will start your trekking tour to the sacred place where the Prophet Moses received the 10 commandments. Reach 2,285 meters by climbing up 750 steps, strolling through the night (approx 2-3 hours depending on the customers). Depending on the performance of the group, you may arrive at the summit earlier than expected. This will give you a chance to really relax and marvel at the rising sun slowly scattering across the mountains in all its splendor.  While gazing at the sunrise, snap awesome photos or pray if you wish to, then begin the descent back down. Remember, it will take around 2 hours to reach the bottom. Enjoy some time to rest after the long trail and then have breakfast.  Next, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. Catherine's Monastery. Browse through the old manuscripts displayed in the library and icons excavated from the Vatican.  It is the oldest functioning Christian monastery in the world situated on the Sinai Peninsula along with the Monastery of Saint Anthony which is located across the Red Sea in the desert of South Cairo. After you've finished touring the monastery, you can relax on the drive back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

Sharm El Sheikh: Mount Moses & Monastery Sunrise Hike

2. Sharm El Sheikh: Mount Moses & Monastery Sunrise Hike

Begin your journey as the sun sets and reach its climax as the sun rises again on this transformative hiking experience to the top of Mount Moses. See the sunrise from the summit of the world's most famous holy site, and take time after to visit St. Catherine's Monastery. Get picked up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh the night before your hike and head to Moses Mountain in an air-conditioned van. Begin your journey to the holy site where the Prophet Moses received the Ten Commandments once you reach Mount Sinai. Ascend 750 stairs and continue your trek through the night, reaching up to 2,286 meters. Depending on the group's performance, you could get to the top sooner than you planned. Enjoy an opportunity to relax completely as you witness the sun's magnificence slowly dispersing across the mountains. Take some amazing pictures or pray while admiring the sunrise, then start the ascent back down. Keep in mind that it will take around two hours to reach the bottom. After a strenuous hike, take some time to relax and have breakfast. Visit St. Catherine's Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site next. Examine the ancient texts on exhibit at the library. Once the monastery tour is over, unwind as you make your way back to your Sharm El Sheikh hotel.

Sharm El Sheikh: Glass Bottom Boat Tour & Private Transfer

3. Sharm El Sheikh: Glass Bottom Boat Tour & Private Transfer

We take you on an excursion by glass boat, departing at regular intervals. We take you from Naama Bay over the Coral Reef to the Near Garden and Far Garden, where you can see the great brain, one of the biggest corals in the world. The maximum capacity of the boat is 10 people according to the Glass Boat Society, all of their boats are licensed and insurance covered, and all boat drivers are certified. The trip lasts around 2 hours and includes soft drinks whilst you are on board the boat. There are many photo opportunities so make sure you don’t forget your camera. This trip is suitable for the whole family. Pick up from your hotel in the morning then drive for 20 minutes to the Glass Boat dock, join the boat, and go snorkeling. return to the dock and drive back to the hotel in Sharm.

Mount Sinai hiking trip

4. Mount Sinai hiking trip

The guide will pick you up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh at 20:30 pm by a modern air-conditioned vehicle to drive to St.Catheine, takes about 3 - 4 hours driving. Start climbing the Moses Mountain begins at 2:00 am and coming down at 8:00 am. Then proceed to visit St. Catherine Monastery which is considered one of the most famous monasteries in the world and it was dedicated to one of Alexander's rulers, Saint Catherine who was tortured to death for the sake of her new faith. . Then, back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh. Pick up is available from every hotel The trip Works on Sunday - Friday - Wednesday

Sharm El Sheikh: Dinner Cruise W/ Optional Private Transfer

5. Sharm El Sheikh: Dinner Cruise W/ Optional Private Transfer

As the sun dips below the horizon, casting a golden glow over the Red Sea, you'll board your beautifully decorated cruise ship. The gentle breeze and the rhythmic sound of the waves will instantly set the mood for a romantic evening. Relax and let the breathtaking views captivate you. Witness the vibrant lights of Sharm El Sheikh reflected on the shimmering water as you sail along the picturesque coastline. Indulge in a culinary masterpiece as you savor a gourmet dinner prepared with fresh, local ingredients. From succulent seafood to tender meats and delicious vegetarian options, every bite is a delight for the senses. Pair your meal with a selection of fine wines or your favorite beverage, making each sip a toast to your love. Live music and enchanting performances will take center stage as you enjoy the onboard entertainment. Sway to the rhythm of the music, be captivated by talented dancers, and let the magic of the evening wash over you. Later, under the canopy of stars, take to the dance floor and twirl the night away with your loved one. As the stars twinkle above and the moonlight dances on the water, create timeless memories that will forever be etched in your hearts.

Sharm El Sheikh: Dinner cruise in The Red Sea with Transfer

6. Sharm El Sheikh: Dinner cruise in The Red Sea with Transfer

Embark on a magical evening with our "Sharm El Sheikh: Dinner Cruise in The Red Sea with Transfer" tour, a shared journey that promises an unforgettable night on the tranquil waters of the Red Sea. This shared trip, spanning 5 hours, begins with a convenient transfer, ensuring a hassle-free start to your enchanting experience. As you board the cruise, you'll be welcomed by the gentle sea breeze and the shimmering lights of Sharm El Sheikh. The vessel, elegantly adorned, sets the stage for a sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere. Delight in a delectable buffet dinner, offering a diverse array of culinary delights that cater to various palates. As the cruise glides over the Red Sea, you'll be treated to stunning views of the coastline and the starlit sky. The ambiance is complemented by live entertainment, including music and traditional performances, adding a cultural flair to your maritime journey. Choose a spot on the deck to savor your meal while enjoying the gentle rocking of the boat or opt for the indoor seating for a more intimate experience. Capture the picturesque moments as the city lights reflect on the water, creating a magical backdrop for your evening. Conclude your night of elegance with a leisurely return transfer, ensuring you leave with cherished memories of a splendid dinner cruise under the Red Sea's starry sky.

Sharm El Sheikh: Mount Sinai & St. Catherine's Monastery

7. Sharm El Sheikh: Mount Sinai & St. Catherine's Monastery

Sun Pyramids tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh at 8:00 PM by a modern air-conditioned vehicle to be transferred to St. Catherine, it takes about 3 hours driving. You will start your journey by climbing Moses Mountain at 2:00 AM and the descent will be at 7:00 AM. You will be able to witness the sunset from the top of Moses Mountain. Then, continue your visit to St. Catherine Monastery which is considered one of the most famous monasteries in the world. It was dedicated to one of Alexander’s rulers, Saint Catherine who was tortured to death for the sake of her new faith. Finally, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh. Note :- Run: Everyday Expect Sundays and Holidays.

Sharm El Sheikh: Great Pyramids, Sphinx, Museum Tour by Bus

8. Sharm El Sheikh: Great Pyramids, Sphinx, Museum Tour by Bus

Early morning, you'll be whisked away from Sharm El Sheikh on a comfortable flight to Cairo. Upon arrival, your Egyptologist guide will lead you on a captivating journey through time, starting at the awe-inspiring Giza Plateau. Stand in the shadow of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the largest pyramid ever built and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Learn about the pharaohs, the intricate construction methods, and the mysteries that continue to surround these monumental structures. Gaze upon the Sphinx, a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human, guarding the secrets of the pyramids for millennia. Your guide will unravel its fascinating history and symbolism, leaving you pondering its enigmatic gaze. Next, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Khan al-Khalili, Cairo's oldest and largest bazaar. Explore labyrinthine alleys lined with colorful shops, haggle for unique souvenirs, and discover treasures from spices and textiles to jewelry and artwork. After a delicious lunch aboard a traditional Nile cruise, enjoy a relaxing sail down the iconic river. Witness the bustling life along the banks, capture stunning panoramic views, and soak in the timeless beauty of Egypt's landscape. Finally, delve into the vast collections of the Egyptian Museum, a treasure trove of artifacts from ancient Egypt. See mummies and sarcophagi, admire gold jewelry and intricate statues, and learn about the pharaohs, their gods and goddesses, and the daily life of ancient Egyptians. Later, relax on your comfortable flight back to Sharm El Sheikh, carrying the memories of this unforgettable journey through the heart of Egypt's history.

Sharm El Sheikh: 45-Min Massage Sauna Steam Private Transfer

9. Sharm El Sheikh: 45-Min Massage Sauna Steam Private Transfer

Explore the epitome of relaxation in Sharm El Sheikh with our exclusive 45-minute massage package. Delight in a holistic experience as skilled therapists pamper you with a rejuvenating massage, accompanied by the tranquilizing effects of a sauna, invigorating steam session, and a luxurious face mask. Feel your stresses melt away as the expert hands work on releasing tension while the sauna and steam revitalize your senses. The addition of a nourishing face mask further elevates this experience, leaving you feeling utterly refreshed and renewed. Escape into this haven of indulgence, where every moment is dedicated to your well-being and relaxation.

St Catherine Monastery Private Tour From Sharm El Sheikh

10. St Catherine Monastery Private Tour From Sharm El Sheikh

Embarking on a private tour from Sharm El Sheikh to St. Catherine's Monastery unveils a captivating journey through time and spirituality. Tucked at the foothills of Mount Sinai in the Sinai Peninsula, the monastery stands as an ancient beacon of Christian history and cultural significance. The excursion begins in Sharm El Sheikh, a bustling resort town along the Red Sea known for its sun-kissed beaches and lively ambiance. However, as travelers venture towards St. Catherine's Monastery, they leave behind the coastal allure and embark on a pilgrimage to a site where religious heritage meets the arid beauty of the Sinai Desert. The drive from Sharm El Sheikh to St. Catherine's Monastery takes approximately two to three hours, traversing the vast and rugged landscapes of the Sinai Peninsula. This journey offers a unique opportunity to witness the stark and captivating beauty of the desert, creating a stark contrast to the modernity left behind. Upon arrival at St. Catherine's Monastery, visitors are greeted by ancient walls and fortifications that have withstood centuries of history. The Sacred Monastery of the God-Trodden Mount Sinai, as it is officially known, dates back to the 4th century, making it one of the oldest Christian monastic communities globally. The guided tour, led by a knowledgeable local guide, provides an immersive exploration of the monastery's various sections. These include the Chapel of the Burning Bush, the Church of the Transfiguration, and the renowned library, which houses a remarkable collection of ancient manuscripts and religious texts. The Chapel of the Burning Bush holds a special place in the hearts of pilgrims, believed to be the site where Moses encountered the burning bush and received the Ten Commandments. The guide skillfully narrates the biblical stories, making them come alive within the sacred walls of the monastery. The Church of the Transfiguration, characterized by its iconic dome and Byzantine architecture, stands as a testament to the enduring faith of the monastery's inhabitants. Adorned with vibrant frescoes and religious artwork, the church provides a visual journey through the ages. The monastery's library, a repository of ancient manuscripts and documents, opens a window into the intellectual legacy of St. Catherine's. Housing texts in languages like Greek, Arabic, and Syriac, the library has attracted scholars and researchers from around the world.

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4.4
(124 reviews)

Wow! Sunrise on Sinai is something to really take your breath away. The climb up there also does the same but in other ways! Most people on the trip weren’t very enthusiastic about the monastery purely because everyone was shattered from being up all night and having climbed a mountain. Maybe change the order and just start a little earlier?

Really enjoyed it, our guide & driver were very friendly & helpful, as well as the Bedouin guide that took us up the mountain, adding to an enjoyable experience. The transportation wasn’t the best & didn’t have air con which meant it was very hot in the van on the trip back to Sharm El Sheikh, but other than that, we had a great time :)

The best experience we’ve ever had. The hike was channelling but the views were definitely worth it. We would recommend you take lots of food and warming clothes as it gets cold at the top

Really good value for money given it included the transfer to and from hotel. Mahmood gave such a good massage, nice facilities.

Ulreak I think her name was gave me a powerful massage.Amazing value for money and great massage. Easy to book.