Day trip to St. Catherine Monastery from Sharm El Sheikh Marina


While your Cruise ship waits in Sharm El Sheikh Marina You are invited to enjoy the beauty of the Eastern Desert of Egypt by visiting St, Catherine monastery, the oldest continuously working Christian monastery in the world. The monastery was built by order of Emperor Justinian I between 527 and 565.

Excursion Details:


Trip Duration: Approx 10 hours.
Trip type:  Private trip.
Trip runs:  Daily trip.
Starting from: Sharm El Shiekh Marina (by the cruise exit door).
Return to: Sharm El Shiekh Marina (by the cruise entrance door).
Pick-up time: According to Cruise Liners Schedules.




Start from

Excursion Itinerary: representative will pick you up from Sharm El Shiekh marina by the cruise exit door, To enjoy a private shore excursion & day trip to St, Catherine for about 2.5 hours as maximum by air-conditioned vehicle till you arrive to St, Catherine, the monastery was built by order of Emperor Justinian I between 527 and 565, enclosing the Chapel of the Burning Bush ordered to be built by Helena, the mother of Constantine I, at the site where Moses is supposed to have seen the burning bush; the living bush on the grounds is purportedly the original. It is also referred to as "St. Helen's Chapel." The site is sacred to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Commonly known as Saint Catherine's, the full, official name of the monastery is, The Sacred and Imperial Monastery of the God-Trodden Mount of Sinai, and the patronal feast of the monastery is the Transfiguration. The site was associated with St. Catherine of Alexandria (whose relics were purported to have been miraculously transported there by angels) and it became a favorite site of pilgrimage, then you will retun to your cruise in Sharm El Sheikh Marina.       


About the price

Price Included:

  • Pick up services from Sharm El Shiekh Marina & return. 
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle. 
  • Private English Egyptologist guide. 
  • Bedouin guide during climbing the mountain. 
  • Mineral water on board the vehicle during the tour.
  • Lunch during the tour at local restaurant. 
  • Entrance fees for the mentioned historical place.
  • All service charges and taxes.


  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities (Tipping).

More Information:

  • Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person.
  • Booking this excursion should be made at least 24 hours prior to start date.
  • Booking confirmation of this excursion will be received at time of booking.