Saint Catherine’s Monastery

During the period of seventh century, the prophet Mohammad dictated a long document granting protection to the monastery and exempting it from taxes. A copy of it can be seen hanging in the Icon Gallery, next to Napoleon’s letter of protection written in 1798. Ottoman armies was built mosque inside the Monastery’s walls in 1381.that the complex was partly Muslim, saving it from destruction. Since the eleventh century the Monastery has been known as St Catherine’s Monastery. Its library contains a collection of 5000 books and over 3000 manuscripts (most of which are in Greek), including some of the most ancient and important in the world, and is considered second only to that of the Vatican. Throughout its history, also the monastery has received gifts from popes, Christian princes.

per adult from

$197

NZD

Duration

6 to 8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 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
    What's excluded :
    • 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.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: St. Catherine's Monastery, At the Foot of Mount Horeb, Saint Catherine Egypt

    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.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • 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 PortAirports
    • Ophira Airport, Sharm El Sheikh Egypt
    Ports
    • Sharm El Shiekh
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Day tours

Activity ID: V-13787P312

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