General

Tour to St Catherine monastery from Eilat (Sinai)

Early morning pick-up. Cross the Taba border. After crossing the Border at Taba we drive along the shores of the Red Sea and then through an ever-changing area of bizarre Sandstone-Formations to the Sinai High Mountain Range. Arriving at St. Catherine, a Greek Orthodox Monastery built by Emporer Justinian located at the foot of the Mount Sinai (Where according to the Hebrew tradition Moses received the Ten Commandments). The origins of this monastry extends to late antiquity and preserves up to date distinctive Greek and Roman heritage. The Church, that dates to the 6th century has never been destroyed and houses spiritual treasures such as early printed books. The Chapel of the Burning Bush was ordered to be built by Helena, mother of Contantine. After lunch in a Tourism Class Restaurant we drive back to Eilat, stopping at interesting sites on the way, should time permit.

  Included: All transport, visit as per itinerary, lunch, egyptian escort / guide, entrance fees.

  Not Included: Border fees & tips  ($62 per person), drinks, personal insurance, entrance fee to the

      museum in the monastery (about $6 per person).

  Border fees may change due to currency rates exchanges.

  Certain nationalities require advance issue of visas.

  Option for extended stay in Eilat.

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