Journey to St. Catherine Monastery
Learn about St. Catherine and take a tour of the monastery then it's onto to Dahab for some serious shopping, sightseeing and lunch.
Your expert guide will greet you and take you by car for a scenic ride to St. Catherine's Monastery, pointing out items of interest along the way. Built between 548 and 565, this Orthodox Greek monastery is situated at the base of a mountain and is protected by massive fortress-style walls. Within the exterior you will see the largest collection of religious manuscripts and codices outside of the Vatican, as well as irreplaceable art works such as mosaics, chalices and numerous icons. Legend has it the living bush contained within the monastery walls is the same burning bush seen by Moses. The compound was named after Catherine of Alexandria, an early Christian martyr who was be-headed.
From there you will continue on to the small, seaside town of Dahab. Over the years this former Bedouin outpost has been transformed into a highly-sought after beach and scuba diving destination. Take a tour of the city and do some shopping then enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before your return trip back to port.
This popular tour fills up quickly! Book now to guarantee your spot and get ready for a day in the Sinai that you will remember for a lifetime.
Please Note: This tour will become available in 2019. Guests will need an Egyptian visa. Passengers will be granted an Egyptian visa by the cruise line. Some of the cruise lines include the visa within the cruise package. However, if a visa was not included in your cruise package, you may purchase one directly onboard. The cost is approximately $25 US per person, depending on the cruise line. For more information, please click HERE.