Excursion to St.Catherine & Dahab from Sharm Gallery
We will pick you up from your hotel in Sharm at 06:00 am and drive for approximately 2 and a half hours in a comfortable air-conditioned coach to the foot of Mt.Sinai.
Visit St. Catherine Monastery
On arrival you will be given a guided tour around the working monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest working Christian monastery in the world.
The monastery was built in the 4th Century enclosing the Chapel of the Burning Bush, ordered to be built at the site where Moses saw the burning bush. The living bush on the grounds is purportedly the original!. The site is sacred to Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
A Fatimid mosque was built within the walls of the monastery but has never been used since it is not correctly oriented towards Mecca.
During the seventh century, the isolated Christian anchorites of the Sinai were eliminated: only the fortified monastery remained. The monastery is still surrounded by the massive fortifications that have preserved it. Until the twentieth century, access was through a door high in the outer walls. From the time of the First Crusade, the presence of Crusaders in the Sinai until 1270 spurred the interest of European Christians and increased the number of intrepid pilgrims who visited the monastery.
Although the history of the Monastery is very interesting, a lot of our customers enjoyed this excursion for the views and sights alone.
Lunch and Shopping in Dahab
Following a guided tour of St. Catherines monastery you will relax and have a delicious lunch before driving to Dahab, the the biggest shopping area in South Sinai.
Here you will get the chance to browse for local Egyptian handicrafts, carpets, jewellers, perfumes, papyrus and other souvenirs.
Drive back to Sharm approx. 1.20 hours.
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What you're paying for
The Price Includes:
The Price Doesnt Include:
- All transfers by Air Conditioned Mini-Bus
- All Entrance Fees
- Friendly and Knowledgeable English Speaking Tour Guide
- A Delicious Lunch in St. Catherine
Timings of the trip
As with all our excursions, you will be picked-up from your hotel, and returned back to your hotel after the trip.
Runs On: Saturday , Monday & Thursday
Hotel Pickup: 06:00 AM
Hotel Return: 05:00 PM
We reccomend you bring
- A breakfast box
- Sun glasses & Hat
- Sun cream
Once you've added all the excursions you're intereted in, either send us an enquiry or book online using our secure booking system.
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How Do I Pay?
On booking we will require a 10% deposit. This can be made using our secure PayPal payment system. If you do not have a PayPal account then don't worry, you can pay using other means if required.
The remainder of the payment will be made in Sharm, when on an arranged date that is convenient for you a SharmExcursions.com representative will meet you at your hotel to collect payment and assist you with anything you may need.
Why are we so well priced? In order to give you the best possible prices, we calculate excursion costs daily based on the English - Egyptian exchange rate.