Mt Sinai excursion Egypt

Mt Sinai- St Catherine Biblical Site Tour in Egypt

with Stay at the Red Sea

1 night/2 days or 3 nights/4 days

Red Sea Egypt and Mount Sinai

Mt. Sinai Biblical Site Tour from Cairo with Stay at Sharm El Sheik

3 nights/4Days & 1 night/2days

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.
We will stay in the small town of St Catherine and visit the Greek Orthodox Monastery, nestling at the foot of mount Sinai.
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  

4days 3nights - Sharm El Sheikh and St. Catherine

02 Nights in Sharm El Sheikh + 01 Night in St. Catherine 
By A/C Deluxe Bus & English Speaking Guide at St. Catherine Monastery

Day 01: 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 02: 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 03: Sharm El Sheikh
Breakfast. Enjoy the Marvelous sandy & Sunny beach. Day at leisure in Sharm El Sheikh. 
Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh.

Day 04: Sharm El Sheikh / Cairo
Breakfast. Transfer back to Cairo. 

Price includes:
- 02 Nights Accommodation at Selected Hotel in Sharm el Sheikh on Bed & Breakfast Basis.
- 01 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.

Price excludes:
- International Flights.
- Visa Entry for Egypt.
- Personal items.
- Tipping.
- Any other items not mentioned.

Price for 3 Nights/4 Days package with 1 night in St Catherine and 2 nights in Sharm El Sheik in US$

Prices Based on 2-5 passengers traveling together  3 star hotels 4 star hotels 5 star standard hotels 5star deluxe hotels
Per person based on double occupancy 423 473 532 594
Single supplement 63 82 113 144
Reduction for 3rd person 6 6 0 0
Reduction for child (3-12 sharing room with parents)
infant (0-2) is free
50% 50% 50% 50%
*Christmas/New Years supplement (20Dec'13-3Jan'14) 10% 10% 10% 10%
Easter supplement  10% 10% 10% 10%

*New Years Gala Dinner supplement (compulsory at  4 and 5* hotels): US$ 75 per person at 4* and US$ 113 per person at 5* hotels

2 Days / 1 Night Tour 
with 1 Night in St. Catherine  from Cairo back to Cairo
By A/C Deluxe Bus & English Speaking Guide at St. Catherine Monastery

Day 01: 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 02: 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

Price includes:
- 01 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.

Price excludes:
- International Flights.
- Visa Entry for Egypt.
- Personal items.
- Tipping.
- Any other items not mentioned.

Price for 1 Night/2 Days package with 1 night in St Catherine in US$

Prices Based on 2-5 passengers traveling together ** 4 star hotels (there are no 5 star hotels in St Catherine)
Per person based on double occupancy 207
Single supplement 25
*Christmas/New Years supplement (22 Dec 2015-5Jan'17) 10%
Easter week supplement  10%

*New Years dinner supplement - please inquire!

**Cost if one passenger (single ) traveling alone (private tours / including single supplement for hotel): US$ 375

Hotels Used in St. Catherine: There is no 5* Hotels at St. Catherine, so we will use 4* only

Morgenland Village hotel or Catherine Plaza Hotel

Hotels used in Sharm El Sheik (or similar)

3star 4 Star 5star standard 5star deluxe
Falcon Hilss Hotel or Falcon Inn Viva Hotel or Kahramana Hotel or Halomy Hotel 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

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