Day tour to St. Catherine monastery

Experience a day trip to St.Catherine’s Monastery from Sharm El Sheikh. The monastery is situated between the mountains of St. Catherine and Moses Mountain and is one of the most renowned monasteries in the world where you can see the burning bush ,

High lights

( St. Catherine monastery – Moses mountain – Sinai desert – Dahab city )

Starting from $35.00

Pick up services from the port and return
All transfers by an air-conditioned vehicle
Entrance fees to St. Catherine National Park
Lunch at local resturant in Dahab
Bottled water and soft drink on board the vehicle
All services charges and taxes
Any extras not mentioned in the program
Tipping Kitty
Personal expenses
Optional activities

Day trip from Sharm port to St. Catherine monastery

Enjoy a day tour to St. Catherine monastery from the port and see the best of Sinai desert with its amazing mountains and nature.

Arrival to the monastery of st.Catherine

Start by pick up from the harbor to the monastery that takes around 3 hours driving when you arrive at St. Catherine monastery 360 360 image , your guide will tell you about it and you will have some free time. It is a wonderful place that is located in the heart of Sinai Peninsula at an altitude of 1570 meters. It is where Moses saw the burning bush that did not burn up, according to the tradition. It is at the base of Mount Moses or Mount Sinai, where Moses received the tablets of the law with the ten commandments on them.

The monastery was built in the 6th century during the reign of Emperor Justinian. It was then that the enclosure wall that surrounds the monastery now was also built. The monastery was named after St. Catherine in the 11th century, who was one of the earliest Christian martyrs in Alexandria.

Arrival to Dahab

Then you will drive to Dahab 360 360 image city to admire the beautiful nature and have lunch there before going back to Sharm Elsheikh


What is St Cathrine monastery?

St Cathrine monastery is one of the oldest working monasteries in the world, located at the foot of Mount Sinai in Egypt. It is where, according to the holy scriptures, God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses

– What can you see at St Cathrine monastery?

St Cathrine monastery has many attractions to see, such as:

– The Church of the Transfiguration, which is the main church of the monastery and contains a gilded iconostasis, a sarcophagus of St Catherine, and a mosaic of the Transfiguration.
– The Chapel of the Burning Bush, which is built on the spot where God spoke to Moses from a bush that was on fire but did not burn.
– The Library, which has a collection of ancient manuscripts, icons, and relics, including the 4th-century Codex Sinaiticus
– The Fatimid Mosque, which was built in the 12th century by the Muslim rulers of Egypt and shows the tolerance and coexistence between religions
– The Ossuaries, which contain the skulls and bones of the monks who lived and died in the monastery

How to get to st cathrine monastery?

St Cathrine monastery is about 200 kilometers from Sharm el-Sheikh and 400 kilometers from Cairo. You can get there by car or by joining a guided tour from these cities. The tours usually include other sites in the Sinai Peninsula, such as Dahab and Mount Sinai

  • Type


  • Price

    35 $ Per Person

  • Duration

    around 8 hours

  • Run

    Monday / Thursday / Saturday

  • Pick Up

    around 7 am

Starting from $35.00