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From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

1. From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

Enjoy a full-day trip to the historic city of Alexandria and experience the remnants of a bygone era. After pickup from your hotel in Cairo or Giza, you'll drive towards Alexandria, stopping along the way to use the bathroom and get a coffee. Upon arrival, start your tour of this ancient city. Head towards the marble-stone Roman amphitheater of Kom El-Deka that once accommodated over 800 visitors. Enjoy the sights of its pleasure garden and mosaic floored Roman baths and villas. Afterward, move on to the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa where you can feel the aura of ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman architectural excellence. The cemetery was constructed in the second century AD and is still one of the seven wonders of the middle ages. Next, visit Pompey's Pillar, the significant Roman triumphal column in Alexandria. Savor a delicious lunch from a local restaurant and then enjoy a photo stop at the Library of Alexandria, one of the largest and most renowned archives of the ancient world. Stroll along the Citadel of Qaitbay, built above the ruined Alexandria lighthouse. At the end of the tour, you'll be driven back to Cairo or Giza to be dropped off at your accommodation.

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From Cairo: Private Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria

2. From Cairo: Private Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria

Explore the rich history of Alexandria; tracing time from its ancient Egyptian roots, through the Classical period, to Roman times and beyond on an informative full-day tour from Cairo. Enjoy meet-and-greet service pick-up, and drop off from your Cairo hotel, and the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. Begin the journey with a visit to the Roman theater in Kom El-Deka; a marble theater that once seated 800 spectators with galleries, sections of mosaic flooring, and a pleasure garden, all surrounded by Roman baths and villas. Continuing, explore the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa; the necropolis of 3 sub-levels dating from the 2nd century AD merges aspects of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman culture in its features. See the Roman triclinium – a banquet hall to honor the dead, as well as statues, reliefs, and a pillared lobby featuring depictions of Egyptian gods in Roman armor. See the site of the Alexandria Library. Concluding the tour, walk the ramparts of the 15th century Qaitbay Citadel, built upon the ruins of the ancient Alexandria Lighthouse. End this day of discovery with a relaxed evening drive back to Cairo, and your hotel.

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Cairo: Archeological Day-Trip to Alexandria

3. Cairo: Archeological Day-Trip to Alexandria

After being picked up from your hotel, you will travel to Alexandria. You will first visit the insides of the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa, which is the largest Roman Cemetery and consists of three levels cut into rock. Next, you will drive to visit the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria, complete with the display of the sunken monuments of Alexandria which were discovered under the East Harbor of Alexandria. You will also drive by Pompay’s Pillar, where you will stop for a photo break. Your next stop will be to the library of Alexandria, which is the biggest library in the world, consisting of 8 million books. You can visit its open court where you can see the statue of Alexander the Great and the statue of Ptolemy the first, which was found underwater nearby. You will visit the library’s manuscript museum, president Saddat Museum, and impressions of Alexandria Museum. The car will then take you to visit the church of St. Mark, the oldest church in Africa. Through your drive you will see the old downtown and the local historical architecture which has Baroque-style designs and Italian and French-style properties. You will then visit the El Nabi Daniel Mosque, which is believed by many people to be related to Alexander the Great's tomb. It is said to contain the remains of the scholar and venerated teacher Prophet Daniel, and his companion Sidi Lokman el Hakim, a religious story-teller. The car will then take you to visit the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city, the Abbo Elabbas Mosque, as well as the strangest sight outside it: an old funfair where children play on antique funfair rides and eat candy floss. Opposite is the corniche and the old harbor where you can see the old fishing boats, men fishing and traditional fishermen making nets. You will then continue to see the outside of Quaitbay Castle, which was built on the same site as the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The car will then take you to the gardens of Montaza. On the way you can take a 2-minute stop by the King of Mango, and drink at Alexandrian’s drive thru freshly squeezed juices. The beautiful coastline and all the views of the city are en-route to Montaza Palace and gardens which is approximately 25 kilometers away, including the old harbor of Alexandria where there are 7,000 monuments underwater. Once in Montaza Gardens, commonly known as the Love Garden, you will visit the royal gardens of King Farouk. On your way back you will stop over the famous bridge of Stanley, before traveling in comfort back to your hotel in Cairo.

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From Cairo: Alexandria and El-Alamein Tour with Overnight

4. From Cairo: Alexandria and El-Alamein Tour with Overnight

• Day one: Alexandria tour Following hotel pickup, transfer to Alexandria. Begin the tour with a visit inside the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa; consisting of three levels cut into rock, it is the largest Roman cemetery in the world. Next, drive to the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria, complete with a display of the sunken monuments of Alexandria which were discovered under the East Harbor of Alexandria. Stop at Pompay’s Pillar for a photo break.  The next stop is at the library of Alexandria, the largest in the world and home to eight million books. Visit its open courtyard, where you can see the statue of Alexander the Great. Check out the library’s manuscript museum, President Saddat Museum, and impressionist works in Alexandria Museum. Continue then to the Church of St. Mark, the oldest church in Africa. During the drive, you will pass the old downtown and its fascinating fusion of architecture.  Visit El Nabi Daniel Mosque, believed by many to be related to Alexander the Great’s Tomb and to contain the remains of the scholar and venerated teacher, Prophet Daniel. Proceed to the prettiest and largest mosque in the city, Abbo Elabbas Mosque, and discover the strange sight outside of it, an antique carnival. Opposite is the corniche and the old harbor where you can see fishing boats and traditional fishermen making nets.  Pass by the Quaitbay Castle, built on the same site as the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Head then to the gardens of Montaza, commonly known as the Love Garden. Explore the royal gardens of King Farouk and stop at the famous Bridge of Stanley on the way back. Settle in for an overnight in Alexandria.  • Day two: El-Alamein Tour - Return to Cairo Wake for breakfast and then head to El-Alamein. Learn about Rommel, the Desert Fox, and other figures of WWII who fought in Egypt. Drive for one hour to Alamein to visit the War Museum, which includes the old weapons, tanks, aircrafts, and bikes used in the war. From there, continue to the west of El-Alamein to a beautiful town overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and visit the World War Cemeteries, where you can take a look at the final resting place for common wealth, Greek, Italian, and German soldiers. Explore the cemetery of common wealth and then return to Cairo for drop-off.

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From Cairo: El Alamein and Alexandria Guided Day Tour

5. From Cairo: El Alamein and Alexandria Guided Day Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Cairo for the day and immerse yourself in Egypt's history on this day trip. Get picked up from your hotel in Cairo in the morning and travel to El Alamein where you will discover World War II remains and cemeteries. Head to the Military Museum and admire a variety of weapons, military garbs, and tanks. Continue your tour with a visit to the WWII Cemeteries, located on the west of the town, on a small peninsula overlooking the sea. In the afternoon, drive to Alexandria where you will see Pompay’s Pillar. Next, head to Qaitbay Citadel and admire the impressive architecture of this 15th-century fortress.  Finish your tour with a visit to the catacombs, the largest Roman cemetery in existence. Get dropped off back at your hotel in the evening.

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From Alexandria: Egyptian Civilisation Full-Day Guided Tour

6. From Alexandria: Egyptian Civilisation Full-Day Guided Tour

Follow your guide through the remnants of a bygone era in the historic city of Alexandria on this tour. Have the option of choosing a group option without entrance tickets, a private tour option with entrance tickets, and a private tour option with entrance tickets and a delicious lunch. Begin your tour with convenient pickup from your accommodation in Alexandria. Relax in an air-conditioned vehicle on the way to the marble Roman amphitheater of Kom El-Deka, which once accommodated over 800 visitors. Stroll through the garden and see the mosaic floors of the baths and villas. Visiting the ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman architectural excellence showcased at the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, which was one of the seven wonders of the Medieval Ages. Behold the catacombs which contain several Alexandrian tombs. Head to the Roman triumphal column in Alexandria, Pompey's Pillar. Stop for a lunch break at a local restaurant. Snap some photos at the Library of Alexandria, one of the largest and most renowned archives in the ancient world. Continue to one of the longest surviving seven wonders of the ancient world, the Citadel of Qaitbay, a 15th-century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean coast. Return to your accommodation in Alexandria.

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Cairo and Alexandria: One-Way or Return Private Transfer

7. Cairo and Alexandria: One-Way or Return Private Transfer

Avoid the hassle of navigating a foreign public transportation system and enjoy a safe and private transfer between Cairo and Alexandria in a modern, up-to-date vehicle.  Your professional, licensed driver will pick you up from your hotel or accommodation in Cairo and drop you off at your desired location in Alexandria. Sit back and relax on the 3-hour journey as your driver takes care of getting you to your hotel in safety and comfort. This private transfer is available 24/7.

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From Cairo: Private Coptic Discovery Tour to Alexandria

8. From Cairo: Private Coptic Discovery Tour to Alexandria

Following a convenient pickup by private car in Cairo, your guide will take you from your hotel to the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, home to many of Egypt’s Copts ethnoreligious group indigenous to North Africa. Explore the history of the Copts religion by visiting cathedrals in Alexandria dedicated to three personalities who have played a major role in its progress. Start at Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, the historical seat of the Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. Then, head to Martyr Mina Church where, in 1946, the foundation stone of the great Martyr Marmina Church in Fleming was celebrated. The assembly designated a metal medal for the occasion and immediately thereafter the construction of the church began with determination until the completion of the church. Take a short break for lunch at a local restaurant before your final stop at The Church of the Virgin Mary and St. George. Learn the history of the former cattle barn then at the end of the trip, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cairo.

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Alexandria: Guided Walking Tour with Carriage Ride

9. Alexandria: Guided Walking Tour with Carriage Ride

Experience Alexandria’s sunset hours lit up by the lights and activity of the city on this guided tour. At 7:00 PM, your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Alexandria in an air-conditioned vehicle and take you directly to downtown Alexandria. Start your evening with a romantic ride on a traditional horse carriage along the corniche, a gorgeous waterfront promenade dotted with restaurants, markets, and historic sights. Nearby, stop at the most famous ice cream shop in Alexandria for a taste of something sweet before heading to the San Stefano Grand Mall. Located in the heart of one of Alexandria’s most lavish neighborhoods, this mall is designed specifically to offer an extraordinary world of luxury living products and contains a large dining hall and theaters.   After exploring the mall, head back out to the corniche to enjoy the fresh evening air of the sea. Cross the famous Stanley Bridge, an architectural wonder and a perfect place to take in views of the Mediterranean Sea and the corniche. Finally, your guide will accompany you back to your hotel.

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Pickup was timely and both our driver (Moody) and our guide (Doma) were both in constant contact before pickup to ensure a smooth tour. After about a 3-3.5 hour drive from Cairo to Alexandria, we picked up our guide and headed to the first stop, the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa. This site is policed and they do not allow cameras inside, so make sure to leave this in the car. However, your phone is allowed… We spent about 45-60 minutes exploring the Catacombs which were really interesting since there is Roman, Greek and Egyptian heritage inside! Next we drove to Pompey’s Pillar where Doma provided us with background on the site prior to walking around. He grew up in the area so he knows a lot about the site. Our next stop was the breathtaking Roman Amphitheater of Dom El-Deka. Make sure you stand in the middle of the amphitheater and listen to how your voice echoes, but only while standing directly on the circle. Here we spent about an hour roaming around the site. We did a quick stop by

Fares, the driver was friendly and communicative. We were able to coordinate pick up times easily. His car was actually one of the nicer cars Ive been in while in Egypt. He was a smooth andsafe driver. Doma, the guide, has a palpable enthusiam for this area of study and was able to share his knowledge with the same energy. He was both to juggle my frequent questions and tangents without flinching. Both gentlemen were enjoyable company. And the cost seems to be on par with similarly marketed tours, so the value seems good.

The tour was well planned through various parts of the city, in all they explained the history to us. They even offered us to see other places of our choice. The transport was perfect, a very large and comfortable van for the trip since we came from Cairo.

Tour guide Mohammed Doma is so professional and knowledgeable, letting us know more about the history of Egypt. What a safe and nice Driver Michael, thanks to his 600-km drive bringing us back and forth between Giza and Alexandria.

Excelente experiencia! Con Farez al volante y con Kholud de fui, pude conocer la historia y los principales turísticos de Alejandria. Súper recomendando.