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Mount Sinai and St. Catherine Monastery from Jerusalem Day Tour

Created with Sketch. Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Monte Sinaí, Qesm Sharm Ash Sheikh, Egypt
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Mount Sinai and St. Catherin Monastery Day Tour

Mount Sinai Day Trip is dedicated to visiting the Sinai Peninsula and the monastery of St. Catherine. Saturated itinerary in the small group. There are 2 options for excursion day or night trip.

For groups from 2 people.

Starting Point: Jerusalem.

Excursion Days: Daily except Thursday and Saturday.
On Friday and Sunday the monastery is closed,

Pick Up Time: Night ride, departure at 16:00.

Return: departure from Eilat to Jerusalem at 15:00 pm the next day

Excursion Code: ISRL_Egypt_Sinay_1041

Mount Sinai – sacred place of Egypt.

Mount Sinai is located on the Sinai Peninsula. It is washed by the waves of the Red Sea, on Egypt territory. In Arabic, it is called Mount Moses.

For each Christian, this mountain has a special meaning. Every day, pilgrims ascend to it, to a height of 2,285 meters, to visit this holy place. According to the Bible, here God gave Moses the 10 commandments carved on stone tablets.

From this moment the religion of Judaism was founded.

But Sinai attracts not only pilgrims and devotees. For them, it is as a symbol of their faith and religion. At the same time, it is also interesting for tourists.

Mount Sinai is one of the few attractions that was not created by man-made, but was a gift of nature itself, with a rich historical heritage.

Itinerary.
  • Meeting with our representative at the front of Dung Gate in Jerusalem at 16.00.
  • Transfer to the Taba border.
  • Meet our representative on Egypt side.
  • Driving from Taba border to Mount Sinai.
  • Start climbing the mountain along the Moses trail.
  • Sunrise.
  • Descend to the bottom.
  • Breakfast.
  • Visit Saint Catherine monastery.
  • Gift shop.
  • Return to the board with Israel.
  • Exit from Eilat to Jerusalem at 19.00.

Note: Night tour is held on any day of the week except Thursday and Saturday. The monastery is closed.

Mount Sinai and St.Catherine Day Tour.

Tourists and pilgrims are trying to get to the top of Mount Sinai early in the morning to meet the sunrise, to see from the height, how the sun rises on the horizon. This is an amazing sight that everyone should see. Therefore, travelers begin their journey in the evening, as the road can take up to 4-5 hours.

For an additional fee, we can accommodate local Bedouins and climb Mount Sinai by camel.

Tired of traveling, you can refresh yourself with fresh tea and aromatic coffee on the top of a mountain in an old abandoned chapel. There Bedouins sell souvenirs.

Christian while making their pilgrimage to the mountain, try to conquer Sinai on foot. Since following religious tradition, this ascent clears them, ennobles the soul and body.

Mount Sinai Sunrise Tour

Monastery of St. Catherine – the oldest Christian monastery in the world.

The Monastery was built in 337 AD at the place where “God spoke” to all the people the words of the covenant, that is Ten Commandments received by Prophet Moses.

As a result of this, the empress of Byzantium Elena, ordered that a chapel be established for the pilgrimage of Christians. Therefore, Justinian built walls to prevent attacks and a basilica. Soon a new chapel was built. After half a century the chapel was filled with community.

The Saint Catherine’s Monastery and the Burning Bush began to gain world fame. The monastery was not devastated. This was facilitated by its transformation in the 6th century into a fortress.

Now the monastery is subordinate to the Jerusalem Church. Since the third millennium included in the ranks of UNESCO World Heritage Site. It stores many valuable architectural monuments.

Despite the fact that the monastery of St. Catherine is the smallest diocese in the world. While this is the oldest monastery of the Christian world, which works in our time.

The rich history of the monastery has a huge number of icons, ancient manuscripts, priceless of its kind.

Everyone who visits the monastery takes with it a silver ring with a picture of a heart, in the middle of which is a monogram “K”.

In the Christian Saint Catherine’s Monastery in the tenth century a mosque was built on its territory. This is a political move.

In addition, there are 12 chapels in the monastery. Meals are served in the garden.

Nearby to the monastery was built the settlement of St. Catherine. The main activity of the inhabitants of this city is to provide various services of the tourism and hospitality industry for travelers and pilgrims. Also there are: restaurants and cafes, shops and a shopping center, hotels of different levels.

Saint Catherine's Monastery

Tour operator IsraLand Travel invites you to the Mount Sinai Sunrise Tour. Meet the dawn at the top of Mount Moses.

Private daily tour – minimum 2 persons.

Attention: You need an international passport and insurance policy for the trip.

What to take with you?
  • Closed shoes with non-slip protectors (better trekking boots).

  • Headdress.

  • Water. For an adult, it is advisable to take at least two liters.
  • Please keep in mind that there may be no cellular connection on top of the mountain. If you are unsure of your well-being, stock up with the necessary medications.

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Included/Excluded

  • Transfer to Israel and Egypt.
  • Climbing to Mount Sinai.
  • Breakfast.
  • Bedouin conductor.
  • Guide.
  • The cost of tickets to the museum is 5$.
  • Border fees 55$.
  • Lunch in Nuweiba.
  • Insurance policy. Buy online.

Activity's Location

Created with Sketch. Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Monte Sinaí, Qesm Sharm Ash Sheikh, Egypt

FAQs

Where can I be picked up from?
Our representative will meet you at the front of Dung Gate in Jerusalem at 16.00.
Do I need to change money for use on the trip?
We recommend bringing some local currency with you to pay for lunch and anything you may wish to.
Can I bring my luggage on the tour?
You can bring your luggage with you. However, please be aware that we don’t take care any responsibility for any damage or loss.
What to take to the tour?
Closed shoes with non-slip protectors (better trekking boots). Headdress. Water. For an adult, it is advisable to take at least two liters. Please keep in mind that there may be no cellular connection on top of the mountain. If you are unsure of your well-being, stock up with the necessary medications.

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