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Trip of the St. Catherine and Dahab from Sharm El-Sheikh

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Egypt Travel guide by Deluxe Tours Egypt
10 hours
Availability : Monday - Thursday - Saturday
St Catherine - Dahab
Tour Details

The trip of the Monastery of St. Catherine and Dahab from Sharm El-Sheikh is a cultural and religious trip in Sharm El-Sheikh that attracts visitors of different nationalities to visit one of the oldest monasteries in the world. The trip includes a visit to St. Catherine’s Monastery and the city of Dahab.

Departure & Return Location

Sharm El Sheikh hotels

Departure Time

6:30 am Monday – Thursday – Saturday

Price Includes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off by air conditioned bus
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Lunch

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Any Private Expenses
Itinerary

 

Saint Catherine’s Monastery is considered one of the oldest monasteries in the world, built-in 545 AD on the order of Empress Helen, mother of Emperor Constantine, Saint Catherine’s Monastery is located to the west of Mount Moses. In the monastery of Saint Catherine, there is: the hanging tree that grows in its place only as the monks tried to plant it several times outside the monastery and it did not grow, the well of our master Moses, which is the well that our master Moses used to fill water for the girls to help them, a mosque built in the Fatimid era so that the monastery would not be exposed For demolition in the Islamic era, a historic church with many gifts from kings and princes, in addition to icons and the remains of Saint Catherine, a manuscript library that is considered the second largest library of manuscripts after the Vatican.

The excursion for the Monastery of Saint Catherine and Dahab is available three times a week (Monday, Thursday, Saturday), at 06:30 am Departure from the hotel, accompanied by a tour guide in an air-conditioned bus and heading to Saint Catherine Monastery, the distance is 230 km from Sharm El-Sheikh (about two hours and Half by bus with a half-way stop in enough to rest and eat breakfast) During the period of going from Sharm El-Sheikh to the Monastery of Saint Catherine, the tour guide explains to you the itinerary with an interesting explanation of the story of Moses and Saint Catherine’s Monastery, arriving at Saint Catherine’s Monastery around 10 o’clock: 00 a.m., entering the monastery of Saint Catherine and seeing the hanging tree, see our master Moses, a library of manuscripts and icons, a mosque, a church with many icons and the remains of Saint Catherine, prayer in the monastery starts at 11:00 a.m. for a quarter of an hour, after a visit Saint Catherine’s Monastery: Go by bus to the city of Dahab to have lunch at a restaurant on the sea. After lunch, visit gift shops and then return to Sharm El-Sheikh around 04:00 in the afternoon.

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