Sinai tour from Eilat-Israel, Saint Catherine Monastery
Saint Catherine Monastery - 1 day

Saint Catherine Monastery - 1 day


Our 1 day tour to Saint Catherine Monastery, includes a visit at the 1,400 years old Greek Orthodox Church, built on the site of the Burning Bush at the foot of Mount Sinai. It departs from Eilat Israel, with minimum 2 participants. This excursion does not include climb to Mount Sinai. 


Monastery of Saint Catherine for 1,400 years...

Crossing Taba Border Welcome to Egypt - Taba Border Saint Catherine Monastery - Photo by unknown Icon of Saint Catherine
Tour Saint Catherine Monastery from Eilat 
Departure Everyday (EXCEPT Friday & Sunday)
minimum 2 participants for departure
Duration Full day
pick up Eilat: Major hotels @ 06:00 am 

06:00 am - Pick up from Eilat hotels & transfer  to Taba border.
06:30 am - Border formalities, meet with Egyptian tour guide and travel to Saint Catherine
09:30 am - Visit the Monastery, including site of the Burning Bush, the Well, Garden & Skull Room.
12:00 pm - Drive to Nuweiba Lunch break on the beach & visit local Bedouin Bazaar 
15:00 pm - Drive back to Taba border
16:30 pm - Border crossing and transfer back to Eilat Hotels

* Itinerary may change without prior notice, subject to Egyptian authorities and regulations. 

Border Crossing Formalities & Visa
* Most nationalities do not need an entry visa to Sinaifor 1 ro 7 days tours when entering via Taba (Eilat) Border 

* Passport must be valid for minimum 4 months ahead of your scheduled entry to the Sinai


u On Muslim & Greek Orthodox Holidays the Monastery is closed.
The Monastery is open for visitors only between 09:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Must bring along passport.
u Modest dress code required for entering the Monastery(covered shoulders & knees)
Stop in Nuweiba for lunch (included) also offers a "Red Sea Swim" opportunity

Bring Along Passport, hat, water, comfortable walking shoes, swim suit, towel, day pack & snacks for the way. Warm cloths during winter months (Monastery at elevation over 4,000 ft)

 Price Table 

Prices are marked in US Dollars per person & are valid till Feb. 28th 2012 

Departures from / Tour code

Price p/adult

Price p/child

Pick-up Starting

Eilat Hotels / Tour # 601



06:00 am

Optional as Private Tour* - minimum 2 people



06:00 am

Price includes
: Pick up from Eilat hotels & return, border crossing assistance in Taba, transportation in Sinai by A/C car (type of car depends on number of participants), Egyptian English speaking tour guide, entry fees to Saint Catherine Nature Reserve, Monastery & Museum, lunch in Nuweiba 
Not included: Israeli & Egyptian border taxes ~ 45 US$ per person (paid in cash at the border), drinks, tips & personal expenses. 

* Children's rates apply ages 5 - 12 years
* Children under 5 yrs cannot join the tour 




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