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Saint Catherine’s Monastery

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    St. Catherine's Monastery
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    It is approx 3 HRS to reach to St Catherine’s Monastery from Sharm El Shiekh, the earliest surviving bastion of Christianity, make you go through breathtaking landscapes of arid rock formations, then desolate expanses of desert and the occasional Bedouin camp. The monastery was founded by the Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora between 527-535 A.D. at the foot of Mount Sinai and Jebel Megafa , discover a centre of worship and learning for over 1450 years. St Catherine was born Dorothea to a noble family in Alexandria in AD 294, and she was studied poetry, music, art, physics, mathematics, astronomy and philosophy at a pagan school, it was before converting to Christianity and taking the name of Catherine at baptism. She was tortured and beheaded for her faith by Emperor Maximus on 25 November AD 305 in Alexandria. according to tradition her body disappeared and was transported by angels to the highest mountain peak of the Sinai Peninsula. it’s begin from three centuries later, following a dream, some monks from the monastery found her relics, brought them down from the mountain, and placed them in a gilded sarcophagus, which now stands in the basilica choir.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup Time: 08:00 AM or upon request from any hotel in Sharm El Shaikh / Sharm El Shaikh International Airport / Sharm El Shaikh Port

Airports

  • Ophira Airport, Sharm El Sheikh Egypt


Ports
Sharm El Shiekh
Duration
6h
Inclusions
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned sightseeing.
  • Met & Assist from & to your hotel at Sharm El Shiekh.
  • All transfers by air condition vehicle.
  • Private Egyptology tour guide
  • Lunch during the trip .
  • Entry/Admission - St. Catherine's Monastery
Exclusions
  • Tips to guide & driver.
  • Any Souvenir from any purchasing stop.
  • Entry Visa to Egypt which had to be handle from your side.
  • International Air tickets from & to Egypt.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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