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St. Catherine's Monastery

At the Foot of Mount Horeb, Saint Catherine, Egypt
+20 69 3470353
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Private Tour: St Catherine's Monastery and Moses' Mountain at Sunrise
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This is the 6th century formidable fortification and still working Christian monastery. It has the second largest collection of illuminated manuscripts.
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At the Foot of Mount Horeb, Saint Catherine, Egypt
+20 69 3470353
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Reviewed yesterday

I booked a 1 day group tour from Sharm El Sheikh to see St. Catherine's. The monastery is fabulous, the tour was terrible! It was a 13 hour day, picked up at 5:45 am. We spent 3 hours picking up/dropping people from other hotels, 2...More

Thank SCTraveler2011
Reviewed 3 days ago

St. Catherine's Monastery is a three hour drive from Taba or Sharm El Sheikh, but well worth the effort and part of the adventure. The visiting hours are limited, so be prepared to get up early to maximize your time at the Monastery. This is...More

Thank ronvoyage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After the overnight walk up to Mt Sinai we ended up at this ancient monastery with the so called burning bush and Moses well. Old and beautiful church. No photograps inside the church and the "tour" is mostly outside for history and enjoying the nice...More

Thank Marcus N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a working monastery so most is able to be visited, but it the home of the burning bush. It is located deep in the desert and the roads are for the most part dirt and winding. It is a historic place and worth...More

Thank L J F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The monastery is located in desert under mount Sinai. It has rich history. The place is connected to Moses. Holy place of Christianity.

Thank Achiko J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited while staying in Dahab, transport and wonderful guide arranged through Liquid Adventures. The walk up to the monastery from the car park past the gardens and charnel house is very pleasant and gave our guide the time to explain the history before we reached...More

Thank Stephenrog
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We visited the Monastery in the first week of October, 2017 and stayed at their guesthouse (for 3 nights). I hesitate to call it a tourist attraction because one does not come here to have fun ... in my opinion, this is a place for...More

Thank AJP-MD
Reviewed 13 October 2017

WOW! What an experience to go inside the Monastery to see the burning bush. I revelled at the walls of the monastery and the way that people used to be granted access. The church within the walls is also beautiful as well as the art...More

Thank MannaJhb
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Saint catherine mountain is a must thing to be done if you were in Sinai. It is a great experience if you witness either the sunset or sunrise from the top of the mountain and I can assure that you will have awesome photoes taken...More

Thank Mahmoud Aly E
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I guess it was a little interesting... But after climbing Mt. Sinai over night it would have been nice to head back! The problem was we could either get the bus back straight away and skip it, or go inside which took 10 minutes (no...More

Thank Cam B
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12 August 2017|
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Response from Jason T | Reviewed this property |
I was in a small bus and was driven up and back in about 14 hours. We spent about 4 hours at St. Catherine's. The terrorists activities are mainly in the north near Taba. I was based out of Sharm. We had a guy with us who... More
Debbie M
2 April 2016|
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Response from Deborah D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is open and very safe. Climbing Mt Sinai is the biggest thing to do there. It doesn't take long to see what you are allowed to see in the monastery. You cannot see much of what is inside the monastery, so it... More
Jim C
17 January 2016|
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Response from J J | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We stayed at Morgan land hotel near Monastery, and was with a tour group. So the tour van dropped us at the Monastery area. I recommend to be with a group and a licensed tour guide to avoid security issues if any.

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