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Egypt Shore Excursions.

Duration :
1 Day
Type :
Pirvate or Sharing
PickUp :
Sharm el Shiekh Hotel
DropOff :
Sharm el Shiekh Hotel

It is approx 3 HRS to reach to StCatherine's Monastery from Sharm El Shiekh, the earliest survivingbastion of Christianity, make you go through breathtaking landscapes of aridrock formations, then desolate expanses of desert and the occasional Bedouincamp. The monastery was founded by the Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodorabetween 527-535 A.D. at the foot of Mount Sinai and Jebel Megafa ,discover  a centre of worship andlearning for over 1450 years. St Catherine was born Dorothea to a noble familyin Alexandria in AD 294, and she was studied poetry, music, art, physics, mathematics,astronomy and philosophy at a pagan school, it was  before converting to Christianity and takingthe name of Catherine at baptism. She was tortured and beheaded for her faithby Emperor Maximus on 25 November AD 305 in Alexandria. according to traditionher body disappeared and was transported by angels to the highest mountain peakof the Sinai Peninsula. it's begin  fromthree centuries later, following a dream, some monks from the monastery foundher relics, brought them down from the mountain, and placed them in a gildedsarcophagus, which now stands in the basilica choir.

During the period of seventh century, theprophet Mohammad dictated a long document granting protection to the monasteryand exempting it from taxes. A copy of it can be seen hanging in the IconGallery, next to Napoleon's letter of protection written in 1798. Ottomanarmies was built mosque inside the Monastery's walls in 1381.that the complexwas partly Muslim, saving it from destruction. Since the eleventh century the Monasteryhas been known as St Catherine's Monastery. Its library contains a collectionof 5000 books and over 3000 manuscripts (most of which are in Greek), includingsome of the most ancient and important in the world, and is considered secondonly to that of the Vatican. Throughout its history, also the monastery hasreceived gifts from popes, Christian princes , above all, the Russian tsars,who considered themselves the natural successors of the Byzantine Emperors.According of a tour of the monastery you will visit Emperor Justinian'ssixth-century church and see the mosaic of the Transfiguration, the Chapel ofthe Burning Bush, the Icon Gallery, Jethro's well and St Catherine's shrine.After finished that, you will back to Sharm el Sheikh

Privatetrip:

 
Persons    1 Person    2 Persons    3 Persons    4 Persons    5 Persons    6 Persons      
Rate            225 USD     110 USD      100 USD       80 USD         70 USD         60 USD    



 

Valid till 30 June 2014

Children 0 – 5.99 years Free of Charge, 6 – 12years will charge 50 % from Adult rate

Sharing trip:

50 USD per person for sharing trip

Valid till 30 June 2014

Children 0 – 5.99 years Free of Charge, 6 – 12years will charge 50 % from Adult rate

 

 

 Rateincludes:

 

Entrance fees to thementioned sightseeing.

Met & Assistfrom & to your hotel at Sharm El Shiekh.

 All transfers by air condition vehicle.

Private Egyptologisttour guide (all languages).

Lunch during thetrip . 

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