The monestery of St. Catherine is one of the world's most famous religious sites. Discover Mount Sinai, sacred in the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths, on this bus tour from Sharm-el-Sheikh.
What to Expect
Discover the Church of St. Catherine, one of the world's most famous religious sites, on this tour from Sharm-el-Sheikh.
Along the way to Nuweiba city, you can enjoy the stunning Sinai desert landscape with its granite mountains. The drive along the old caravan road follows in the footsteps of the ancient Nabatians.
You will visit the church of St. Catherine and see a magnificent mosaic depicting the transfiguration of Jesus in the apse inside the church. In artistic style it is similar to the Italian school of this period, especially the mosaics in the church of S. Vitalius, as well as in the Higia Sofia in Constantinople.
The Library is considered the second in importance only to the Vatican, in both number and value of the manuscripts it contains (over 3000 items).
The Charnel house is a repository of the bones of the monks who died at St. Catherine over the centuries. The dead are first buried in a small cemetery, then disinterred and their bones deposited in the charnel house.
The burning bush which flourishes several yards farther from the chapel was transplanted to this site in order for the holy alter to be built upon its roots. It is the only bush of its kind growing in the entire Sinai peninsula.
You will also visit the well of Moses and the famous Icon gallery of the monastery.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Entrance fees of Saint Catherine protected area.
- Lunch in a hotel in the city.
- Soft drinks in the bus.
- Professional English speaking tour guide.
Know Before You Go
Please note that hotel pick-up times can vary depending on your hotel.
What to bring:
• Breakfast box form your hotel (it is free of charge in all hotels)
What to wear:
• Comfortable dress & shoes
• Shoulders and knees must be covered in order to enter religious sites