On this one day tour to Mount Sinai and Saint Catherine, departing from Eilat or Tel Aviv, you’ll visit two of the most impressive and important sites in the Middle East. This remarkable tour
On this one day tour to Mount Sinai and Saint Catherine, departing from Eilat or Tel Aviv, you’ll visit two of the most impressive and important sites in the Middle East. This remarkable tour will depart from Eilat in the early morning, traveling through Egypt’s Sinai desert to St Catherine. Climbing Mount Sinai by road, you’ll see the site of the Burning Bush and Well of Jethro’s Daughters. Arriving at St Catherine, you’ll tour the monastery including the famous skull room and olive grove, and understand the immense importance of this area to Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Departing Mount Sinai, we’ll stop for lunch in a nearby Bedouin village, and, if time permits, stop off at the Red Sea resort of Nuweiba with an opportunity for swimming or snorkeling, before returning to Eilat.
Sinai and St Catherine Tour Highlights
06:30 Pickup from hotels in Eilat and transfer to the Taba border crossing with Egypt
07:30 Cross into Egypt with border assistance, meet your guide and drive south through Sinai’s Desert
09:30 Tour of St Catherine’s Monastery, including the skull room and olive grove
13:00 Continue to nearby village for lunch
14:00 Snorkel and swim at a Red Sea Beach resort
19:00 Arrival back at Taba (taxis are available for around $10 to most destinations in Eilfdxswewrat)
NB – All timings are approximate
Tour departs daily from Eilat. Tour with flights from Tel Aviv is available.
The Monastery is closed on Sundays. The tour still operates but does not go inside the Monastery.
Tour is fully guided
Price includes all guiding, transportation, and lunch
Price excludes museum entrance fee ($6), Border Crossing Fees ($95 per person)
Please note this tour requires a minimum of 2 people to run. If you are a single passenger, please contact our customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org before completing your booking.
Tours from Israel to Egypt can be cancelled up to 72 hours prior departure with only 5% handling fee.
Children up to 11 years on the date of travel receive a discount