St. Catherine Monastery Trip from Sharm El Sheikh Marina

Tour Itinerary

Pick up from your Ship in Sharm El Sheikh Marina 07:00 in the morning and drive to St. Catherine National Park. During the drive you will enjoy with Sinai desert landscape, different altitudes of the granite-mountains. We will drive through the old caravan road which was used by Nabatians in the ancient times, the views there are amazing.
St. Catherine monastery Tour

The monastery is situated 1571 m above sea level and dates back to Roman times 542 A.D. We will visit the church of St. Catherine which considered one of the most famous churches all over the world. There is a magnificent mosaic depicting the transfiguration of Jesus in the apse inside the church. It is the earliest and one the most beautiful mosaics of the Eastern Church and has remained in its entirety to our days. In artistic style it is similar to the Italian school of this period, especially the mosaics in the church of S. Vitalius, as well as in the Higia Sofia in Constantinople. The Library which is considered the second in importance only to the Vatican, in both number and the value of the manuscripts it contains 3000 items. The Charnel house is a repository of the bones of the monks who died at St. Catherine over the centuries. The dead are first buried in a small cemetery, disinterred and their bones deposited in the charnel house. The Burning Bush flourishes several yards farther from the chapel where it was transplanted in order to build the holy Alter upon its roots. It is the only bush of its kind growing in the entire Sinai Peninsula. Moses well, the Icon gallery of the monastery you will visit as well. Lunch meal will be served in a local restaurant in St. Catherine city. At the end of the tour we will drive back to Sharm el Sheikh, the desert landscape & forms of mountains on the way to Sharm el Sheikh Port are amazing and deserve to be seen. Drop off at your ship in Sharm El Sheikh Marina.



Includes

All transfers by air-conditioned van or bus.
Luncht at a local restaurant in St. Catherine
Entrance fees to Saint Catherine national park
Expert Biblical guide.
Mineral water & soft drink onboard the vehicle



Excludes

- Personal expenses



General Information


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more than 10
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