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Moses Mountain & St.Catherine Monastery

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1820
17 Hours
Sharm El-Sheikh
Sharm El-Sheikh
Max People : 40

Trip Summary

The Monastery was named after St. Catherine (the daughter of Kistery) who was tortured to death by her father for she succeed in converting 50 of his followers to Christianity in 307 AD.
Saint Catherine’s Monastery has been one of the world’s great centers of religious pilgrimage for over 15 centuries.
Within its imposing wall resets a citadel like no other, incredibly rich in important religious and historical structure. Among its treasures is a library of ancient manuscripts and icons second only to the Vatican’s itself, and a 6th century church reputed to lie directly on the side of the Burning Bush. Quite simply, the monastery is a defining feature of the Holy Land. The Monastery’s Library consists of the largest and most important of its type in the world, the library contains a rich collection of 4,500 manuscripts, mainly Greek, but also Arabic, Coptic, Syriac, Slavonic and others.
In addition to the manuscripts, the Library contains a considerable number of printed books.
About 5,000 of these are old editions, some of which date from the earlier days of the art pf printing. Inside the church there is El-Mouta church (the church of the dead).
There are also 6 wells, 4 springs and a large garden rich in fruit trees of different kinds and two mills According to the old beliefs, angels took her remain to Mount Sinai, and then around

Departure & Return Location

Your chosen hotel in Sharm Al Sheikh.

Departure Time

At 09:00 PM

Price Includes

  • Pick up From The Hotel
  • Entry fees
  • National Park Of St, Catherine Ticket
  • All Service charges and taxes
  • the touring spacious fully air condition vehicle and including all mentioned sites entry fees
  • day tour will be escorted by an expert Egyptologist English speaking Guide

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Gratuities for Guide & Driver
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Camel Ride

Activities

  • St, Catherine Village
  • Moses Mountain
  • St. Catherine Mnoestry
  • the burning bush tree
  • Golden Calf Rock
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Infant meals not included
  • The dress code is casual
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Itinerary

09:00 Pm - 12:30 amPick Up From Your Chosen Hotel In Sharm Al Sheikh To St, Catherine

Pick Up From Your Chosen Hotel In Sharm Al Sheikh Heading To St. Catherine Village 

01:00 :am - 09:00 amClimbing the mountain

Climbing the mountain for around 3 hours (more or less)
You Can Climb With A Camel Ride (optional)
 watching Sun-Rise, and making pictures of The Holy Trinity church on the top of the mountain.
Company representative will be explaining the history of the mountain, The Holy Trinity Church, and Moses Cave.
Then Go Down To The Village. 

09:00 am - 10:00 amFree Time

After Sun-Rise going down, rest in the cafeteria, free time to get breakfast and drinks.

 

 

10:30 am - 01:30 PmVisit St, Catherine Monastery

The Guide will be explaining the history of the area and the monastery:
The great walls of Emperor Justinian, Moses Well, The Burning Bush Tree, The Bells Tower, The Transfiguration Church, A Chapel of The Burning Bush, and The Golden Calf Rock

02:00 pm Back To The Hotel

Driving back to Sharm El-Sheikh.

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