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From Cairo: Alexandria Day Tour

1. From Cairo: Alexandria Day Tour

Alexandria has so much to see, feel, eat and buy – fit in as much of it as possible on this day tour from Cairo. Start your day trip to Alexandria with pick-up from your accommodation in a comfortable vehicle. The first stop on this full-day tour will be a visit to the Library of Alexandria (depending on the day), the biggest library in the world. Now housing 8 million books, you can visit its open court to see the statues of Alexander the Great and Ptolemy the First keeping watch over the library.    The car will then whisk you off to the Church of St. Mark, the oldest church in Africa. Then, continue on to the old downtown of Alexandria where you can walk through traditional markets where everything and anything is sold. Admire the downtown’s Baroque designs and Italian- and French-style properties. If you choose, have lunch in a famous restaurant called “Mohamed Ahmed’s” – the Queen of Spain has eaten here! Take a break in a coffee shop or shisha café before continuing on with your tour.   Continue your Alexandria adventure in the afternoon with a packed itinerary of sights. See the city’s oldest market area which contains both the women’s markets and the most spectacular gold market where everyone buys their wedding jewelry. See the prettiest and largest mosque in the city, the Abbo Elabbas Mosque, and the ancient fun-fair located just outside of it where children still play. Opposite is the corniche and old harbor where you can see fishing boats and traditional fishers making nets. From here, walk 5 minutes to see the Quaitbay castle. See Memorial of the Unknown Soldier, and the beautiful coastline on the way to the Montaza Palace and Gardens (also known as the Love Garden for its popularity with couples). All of these will make for excellent photo opportunities, so don't forget your camera. Finally, cross over the modern Bridge of Stanley before traveling in comfort back to your hotel. Please note, that the Alexandria Library is closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and public holidays.

Alexandria: Guided Walking Tour with Carriage Ride

2. 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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Alexandria is a city worth visiting. Especially if you stay in Cairo and you want to escape a little bit from the chaotic atmosphere there! The ride to/from Alexandria with the mini van was really nice and even though it takes about 3 hours! Our guide, Karim, was super at his duty, helpful and with a great sense of humor! He showed us around, made us feel comfortable from the very first minute and enjoy the tour to the maximum! Last but not least, we took lunch in a nice restaurant by the sea with a nice view! The quality of the food was really good!

We had an enjoyable day in Alexandria. Both our guide Irini and our driver were very nice and made sure that we had a good day.

What an interesting country. My tour guide Is The best . She goes above and beyond showing me Thier bazaar

Helpful guide,he anawered with joy all our questions. Great time

Great guide, beautiful city. It was definitely worth it.