Saint Catherine Monastery - 1 day tour from Eilat - Taba -Israel
Saint Catherine Monastery - 1 day

Saint Catherine Monastery - 1 day

About visiting Saint Catherine Monastery
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.



Kindly note that due to unstable situation in the Sinai, we have temporarily suspended
all tours to Sinai &/or Cairo until further notice.
Our » Petra - Jordan Tours operate as usual


Site of the Burning Bush at the foot of Mount Sinai

Icon of Saint Catherine Monastery of Saint Catherine - Photo (C) Nature Travel The Mountains of the Sinai Monastery of Saint Catherine at the foot of Mount Horeb - Photo (C) by Pierre Zuccarelli


Saint Catherine Monastery - full day (+/- 8 hours)


Everyday - EXCEPT Friday & Sunday
Minimum 2 participants for departure

Pick up

Eilat major hotels 06:00 am


06:00 am - Pick up from Eilat hotels & transfer to Taba border.
06:15 am - Meet and assist with border formalities
06:45 am - Meet with Egyptian English speaking tour guide and travel to Saint Catherine (about 3 hours ride) 
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 
16:00 pm - Drive back to Taba border
17:00 pm - Border crossing and transfer back to Eilat Hotels




Please Note
♦ On Fridays, Sundays, Muslim & Greek Orthodox Holidays the Monastery is closed.
♦ The Monastery is open for visitors only between 09:00 am to 12:00 noon
♦ Modest clothing required for entering the Monastery 
♦ This tour does NOT include climb to Mount Sinai


Border Crossing Formalities & Visa
* Most nationalities do not need an entry visa to Sinai when staying less than 7 days in the Sinai
* Passport must be valid for minimum 4 months ahead of your scheduled entry to Jordan

* Egyptian authorities do not permit weapons, amunition & pornography of any kind across the border!!

Bring along: Passport, $45 in cash for border taxes, sunscreen lotion, hat, comfortable walking shoes, warm clothes, swim suit & towel (for Red Sea swim at the end of the day)


Price Table
Rates are marked in US Dollars per person & valid till Feb. 28th 2012 

Saint Catherine Monastery Day Tour

Price p/adult

Price p/child

Pick up from Eilat
hotels straring

Regular Tour



06:00 am

Private Tour



06:00 am

Price includes
Pick up from/to Eilat hotels
Border crossing assistance in Taba
Transportation in Egypt by A/C car (type of car depends on number of participants)
Egyptian English speaking tour guide
Entry fees to Saint Catherine Nature Reserve & to local museum
Lunch in Nuweiba

Not Included  Israeli & Egyptian border taxes 45 US$ per person (paid in cash at the border), lunch, drinks, tips & personal expenses


* Child price applies ages 5 - 12
* Children under 5 cannot join this day tour 




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