Mt Sinai, St Catherine's & Sharm El Sheik
Tours  EG321 and EG322

St Catherines

 

Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula stretches into Egypt’s Red Sea. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty due to the red sandstone mountains glistening in the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea. The Suez Canal, which opened in 1869, divides the Peninsula geographically from its motherland connecting the Mediterranean Sea in the north with the Gulf of Suez in the south. Some twenty million years ago Sinai was connected with Egypt and the Saudi Arabian Peninsula as part of the same land formation.

Located at the foot of Mount Moses,  St. Catherine's Monastery was constructed by order of the Emperor Justinian between 527 and 565. Is built around what is thought to be Moses' Burning Bush, which has a chapel built atop it. St. Catherine's has a protective fortification, with granite walls 40 to 200 feet tall, surrounded by gardens and cypresses. Prior to probably the twentieth century, the only entrance to  St Catherine's was a small door 30 feet high, where provisions and people were lifted with a system of pulleys, and where food was often lowered to nomads. It has withstood numerous attacks over its 14 hundred year existence thus protecting a rich store of art, and today, while it is one of the oldest monasteries in the world, its original, preserved state is unmatched. 

The monastery has the second largest collection of illuminated manuscripts (The Vatican has the largest). The collection consists of some 3,500 volumes in Greek, Coptic, Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Slavic, Syrian, Georgian and other languages. Around the year 1850, the fourth century Codex Sinaiticus, which is now in the British Museum in London, was discovered here. The Monastery even has a small 10th or 11th century mosque which was probably built to appease the Islamic authorities of the time. There is also a small chapel (the Chapel of St. Trephine, also known as the Skull House) which houses the skulls of deceased monks. The Fatimid Mosque, which lies within the walls of  St. Catherine's Monastery  

Mt Sinai and St Catehrines 2 Days / 1 Night Tour - EG321
By A/C Deluxe Bus & English Speaking Guide at St. Catherine Monastery

Day 1: Cairo / St. Catherine 
Morning transfer to St. Catherine. Visiting on the way Suez Canal, Ahmed Hamdy Tunnel, Oyoun Moses (Moses Sources), Hamam Faraun (Pharaoh's Bath). On arrival, proceed to Village.
Dinner & Overnight in St. Catherine. 

Day 2: St. Catherine / Cairo 
Very early in the morning after midnight climbing the Moses Mountain to reach the top by the first Sun Horizon "It takes about 3 hours to climb the 7,498-foot peak following the Path of Moses, a stairway of nearly 4,000 steps.", then get down to visit the Monastery of St. Catherine (It is the greatest monastery in Africa), Transfer back to Cairo

Includes:

  • 1 Night Accommodation at Small Village in St. Catherine on Half Board Basis

  • All transfers

  • Multilingual expert Egyptologist English Speaking guide especially at St. Catherine

  • All your tours and excursions are by Deluxe Bus.

  •  The service of meet and assist at all your destinations

  •  All your visits include entrance fees.

  • Our prices include all taxes and services.

Excludes:

  • International Flights

  • Visa Entry for Egypt

  • Personal items

  • Tipping

  • Any other items not mentioned

Price Valid until Oct 30, 2020:

Mt Sinai, St. Catherines 2 Days - Tour EG321 
2020 USD Per Person 2-5 People  6-19 People 20 People +
4 Star Hotels Only
 In Double                            260                           197                           169
 Single Supplement                              28                             28                             28

 Sharm El Sheikh and St. Catherine - EG322

2 Nights in Sharm El Sheikh + 1 Night in St. Catherine 
By A/C Deluxe Bus & English Speaking Guide at St. Catherine Monastery

Day 1: Cairo / St. Catherine 
Morning transfer to St. Catherine. Visiting on the way Suez Canal, Ahmed Hamdy Tunnel, Oyoun Moses (Moses Sources), Hamam Faraun (Pharaoh's Bath). On arrival, proceed to Village. Dinner & Overnight in St. Catherine. 

Day 2: St. Catherine / Sharm El Sheikh 
Very early in the morning after midnight climbing the Moses Mountain to reach the top by the first Sun Horizon "It takes about 3 hours to climb the 7,498-foot peak following the Path of Moses, a stairway of nearly 4,000 steps.", then get down to visit the Monastery of St. Catherine (It is the greatest monastery in Africa), Those not interested in climbing up the mountain can sleep longer and visit the monastery only.
Transfer to Sharm El Sheikh. On arrival proceed to Hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure with possibility for excursions on the Red Sea or swimming, scuba diving, wind surfing or snorkeling. Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh.

Day 3: Sharm El Sheikh
Breakfast. Enjoy the Marvelous sandy & Sunny beach. Day at leisure in Sharm El Sheikh. 
Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh.

Day 4: Sharm El Sheikh / Cairo
Breakfast. Transfer back to Cairo. 

Includes:

  • 2 Nights Accommodation at Selected Hotel in Sharm el Sheikh on Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • 1 Night Accommodation at Small Village in St. Catherine on Half Board Basis
  • All transfers
  • Multilingual expert Egyptologist English Speaking guide especially at St. Catherine
  • All your tours and excursions are by Deluxe Bus
  • The service of meet and assist at all your destinations
  • All your visits include entrance fees
  • Our prices include all taxes and services

Excludes:

  • International Flights
  • Visa Entry for Egypt
  • Personal items
  • Tipping
  • New Years Gala Dinner supplement (compulsory at  4 and 5* hotels): US$ 80 per person at 4* and US$ 130 per person at 5* hotels

Price Valid until Oct 30, 2020:

Mt Sinai, St. Catherines & Sharm El Sheikh 4 Days - Tour EG322
2020 USD Per Person 4* Hotel  5* Hotel 5* Deluxe Hotel
 Price per Person in DBL                           534                          612                          682
 Single Supplement                              91                          127                          162
 Child (3-12)                           401                          459                          512

 

Hotels Used in St. Catherine:

There are no  star hotels in St. Catherines, so we use the Morgenland Village hotel or Catherine Plaza Hotel

Hotels used in Sharm El Sheik (or similar):

4 Star 5 star Tourist Class 5 Star Premium
Three Corners Palmyra Sharm or Tropicana Garden Palms or Tropicana Grand Oasis or Cataract Resort Hauza Beach Resort or Horizon Sharm Resort or Three corners Kiroseiz or Pyramisa Resort Sofitel Sharm or Sonesta Beach or Savoy Sharm or Sheraton Sharm

Map of Mt. Sinai Egypt

 

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