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  • Address: Mount Sinai, Sinai Peninsula, Mt Sinai 4828513, Egypt
  • Hours: Open 9am - 12pm. Closed Fri, Sun, and all Greek Orthodox holidays
  • Admission: Free

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St Catherine's Monastery Tours

This legendary Greek Orthodox St. Catherine Monastery is one of the oldest places of worship in the world.

Founded in the 4th century, the monastery stands on the site where Moses saw the burning bush. When you visit, it’s possible to see a living descendant of that very bush.

The walled monastery complex includes a fortress, chapel, the 6th century Church of the Transfiguration and monastic buildings. The monastery was never attacked, so its famous library of rare manuscripts, priceless icons, reliquaries and artworks is complete.

Towering 2,285 meters (7,495 feet) above the monastery is Mount Sinai. For many, the trek to the summit is a highlight of a visit to the monastery, either by following the camel trail or climbing the Steps of Repentance. At the top you’ll be rewarded by spectacular views, plus the knowledge that you are standing on the spot where Moses received the Ten Commandments.

Practical Info

World Heritage-listed St. Catherine’s Monastery is at the foot of Mount Sinai, on the Sinai Peninsula. The best way to get here is on an organized tour.

You could also take a bus from Sharm el Sheikh, then pick up a local taxi from the nearby village of Al Milga.

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Overnight Trip to Saint Catherine Monastery from Cairo, Cairo, null
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Overnight Trip to Saint Catherine Monastery from Cairo

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Enjoy this overnight trip to Saint Catherine monastery from Cairo and see the most famous places from the book of Exodus. On your way there, you will pass near ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $114.40
Private Tour: St Catherine's Monastery and Moses' Mountain at Sunrise, Sharm el Sheikh, Overnight ... 
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Private Tour: St Catherine's Monastery and Moses' Mountain at Sunrise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

See the sun rise over the desert on an unforgettable visit to the place where Moses received the 10 Commandments. You'll travel in air-conditioned comfort with ...  Read more

Location: Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $92.40
Visit Saint Catherine Monastery Tour from Taba, Eilat, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Visit Saint Catherine Monastery Tour from Taba

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

St. Catherine’s Monastery is the smallest dioceses and the oldest Christian Monastery in the world still in use. It also houses a rich collection of icons and ...  Read more

Location: Taba, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.25
Mt Sinai Sunrise and St Catherine Monastery Tour from Dahab, Dahab, Private Day Trips
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Mt Sinai Sunrise and St Catherine Monastery Tour from Dahab

Travel through the night to Mount Sinai to climb the mountain at night to see sunrise from atop Moses' Mountain. Descent after dawn to visit one of the oldest ...  Read more

Location: Dahab, Egypt
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.50
St Catherine Monastery and Mt Sinai Sunrise Tour from Dahab, Dahab, Full-day Tours
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St Catherine Monastery and Mt Sinai Sunrise Tour from Dahab

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Visit Mt. Sinai and St. Catherine's Monastery on an excursion from Dahab. You will see the oldest active Christian monastery and watch the sun rise from the ...  Read more

Location: Dahab, Egypt
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.40
Saint Catherine's Monastery and Mount Moses, Dahab, Day Trips
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Saint Catherine's Monastery and Mount Moses

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St. Catherine's Monastery the world's oldest Christian Monastery still in use and a UNESCO World Heritage site. In this wonderful tour you will visit the ...  Read more

Location: Dahab, Egypt
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.00
Mt Sinai Sunrise and St Catherine Monastery Tour from Taba, Eilat, Day Trips
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Mt Sinai Sunrise and St Catherine Monastery Tour from Taba

Travel at night to St. Catherine at the foot of Mount Sinai. Climb the mountain in darkness to take in the stunning sunrise from the mountaintop before ...  Read more

Location: Taba, Egypt
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.50
Saint Catherine's Monastery Half Day Tour, Dahab, Private Day Trips
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Saint Catherine's Monastery Half Day Tour

St. Catherine’s Monastery is the smallest dioceses and the oldest Christian Monastery in the world still in use and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It also ...  Read more

Location: Dahab, Egypt
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.75
Saint Catherine and White Canyon and Oasis from Dahab, Dahab, Day Trips
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Saint Catherine and White Canyon and Oasis from Dahab

On this full day Jeep safari from Dahab you will visit a legendary Orthodox St. Catherine Monastery, walk through famous White Canyon and have a Bedouin lunch ...  Read more

Location: Dahab, Egypt
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.00
St Catherine Monastery Small Group Tour from Dahab, Dahab, Day Trips
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St Catherine Monastery Small Group Tour from Dahab

The Red Sea is a great vacation spot, and Mt. Sinai and St. Catherine's Monastery are only a short drive away. Come and visit the oldest active Christian ...  Read more

Location: Dahab, Egypt
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.40

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