From Cairo, "The City of a Thousand Minarets" for its predominance of Islamic architecture to the world's oldest working Christian monastery of St. Catherine, do not miss out on this ultimate extension of divine exposure. With only 3 additional days added to your current trip, drive to Catherine, climb Mount Moses, visit St. Catherine Monastery and return back to Cairo. You will not be disappointed!
Board your air-conditioned private car/mini van and start your tour to St. Catherine (233 Miles) about 5-6 hours drive. St. Catherine's has a rich history indeed. So rich that it is a sparkling example of an undiscovered Jewell of travel. It has been called the oldest working Christian monastery, Dinner and overnight at your hotel. Meals: Dinner
Visit St. Catherine's Monastery, the Monastery was constructed by orders of the Emperor Justinian between 527 and 565. It is built around what is thought to be Moses' Burning Bush, which has a chapel built atop it. It is a spectacular natural setting for priceless works of art, including Arab mosaics, Greek and Russian icons, Western oil paintings, paintings on wax, fine sacerdotal ornaments, marbles, enamels, chalices, reliquaries, including one donated by Czar Alexander II in the 19th century, and another by Empress Catherine of Russia in the 17th century. Dinner and overnight at your hotel. If you did not climb the Mount Moses on the arrival day, then this midnight will be your last chance; climbing the Mountain will be on your own, no guide or escort will be provided. Meals: Breakfast - Dinner
After breakfast, start you drive back to Cairo. Meals: Breakfast All timings are subject to change and will be relayed to the guests accordingly at the time of arrival
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