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Sharm-El-Sheikh: St. Catherine’s Monastery and Dahab City

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Sharm-El-Sheikh: St. Catherine’s Monastery and Dahab City

From US$ 55 per person

Explore the historic St. Catherine’s Monastery with the pristine collection of manuscripts and icons. Enjoy the morning charm of the monastery before enjoying a delicious lunch and some sightseeing at the coastal small town of Dahab.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Complimentary pickup available from your hotel or selected location in Sharm El Sheikh


  • Marvel at St. Catherine’s Monastery and explore its historic treasures
  • See the collection of historic manuscripts
  • Witness awe-inspiring views of the city of Dahab
Full description
Following an early morning pick up from your hotel at Sharm-El-Sheikh area, your guide will take you to the St. Catherine’s Monastery. Marvel at the orthodox Christian monastery and be amazed at the pristine chapels and impressive artworks and architecture. As it's the oldest monastery in the world, St. Catherine’s is home to many ancient manuscripts and icons, some of which you will be able to marvel at. After the monastery visit, you will be taken to Dahab, which sits on the shores of the Red Sea. It's sometimes known as ‘The Flower Power City’. Enjoy some time there for shopping and sightseeing and later savor a delicious lunch. Afterwards, you'll transfer back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.
  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels at Sharm-El-Sheikh
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Tipping (not mandatory)
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Hat
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets

Know before you go

  • When booking, please provide your nationality, hotel name, address, and room number
  •  Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  •  This activity is not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note, this tour requires a minimum of 2 participants to operate, and may be rescheduled or canceled if the minimum is not met
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 5 reviews

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The monastery is stunning!! I give 5 stars for that! Sinai is amazing, felt safe although I know most people and governments advise against non essential travel in the Sinai but I did not see anything dangerous, there were a lot of tourists , all went smoothly, My only suggestion is that a) our driver was very good but sometimes drove quite fast ! and i think it should not be that way, b) communication with local partner is a bit tricky, they confirmed my pick up time at 10 pm the previous night, should be 1 or 2 days in advance , I had no access to internet at the Cairo airport and then at the hotel I only had access to wi fi at reception , so I had to keep coming down to check if I got e-mail from them...

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February 21, 2020

Very punctual. Guide called Amr with important information. He had the detail to study something of our country before picking us up. Very attentive and friendly guide. For us, the monastery, Mount Moises, is of enormous importance and was very beautiful. It's a long trip and the car was small to go back three, but apart from this discomfort, everything was great. In Dahab we went to lunch. The restaurant next to the sea very nice atmosphere and view. Very rich food and very good attention.

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December 1, 2019

There are no words to describe the beauty of the Monastery of Santa Caterina, an intrinsic place of charm and religion, the tour was satisfactory despite the long journey, thanks to our guide in Italian (mr Waleed) who was able to describe us exhaustively the whole. After visiting the monastery, he had lunch in a typical restaurant in Dahab (good) with a wonderful view of the Red Sea and the Arabian coast.

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November 21, 2019

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