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From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

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 an outside photo stop at the Library of Alexandria, one of the largest and most renowned archives of the ancient world. Later, visit 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.

Cairo: Archeological Day-Trip to Alexandria

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 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. (Optional lunch stop at a modern Fish Restaurant) You will also drive by Abbo Elabbas Mosque (Photo stop) the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city: the Abbo Elabbas Mosque, and the strangest sight outside it: an old funfair where children play on very 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. Visit Montazah Palace Gardens, the royal gardens of King Farouk, the last king in Egypt's history, and pause for a photo by King Farouk's royal palace, as well as the royal beaches of the queens.

From Cairo: Alexandria Private Day Tour with Guide and Lunch

From Cairo: Alexandria Private Day Tour with Guide and Lunch

Enjoy a full-day trip from Cairo to the historic city of Alexandria and explore a different side of Egypt. Get picked up from your accommodation in the morning and set off to explore the pearl of the Mediterranean Sea. Start the day with the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, a well-preserved and fascinating mix of different ages with Pharaonic and Roman dedications to the dead. Found purely by an accident with a donkey falling through a hole in the ground in 1900, these sets of rock-cut burial chambers and tombs. Move on to Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a new modern, and stunning building combining a library with a magnificent collection of archaeological finds from ancient Alexandria in a museum setting. learn more about it with your private Egyptologist guide. Enjoy a lunch break at a local restaurant. Energized, make your way to the last stop, Fort Qaitbey. One of Alexandria’s top attractions for its historic value and important position, see sphinxes, columns, capitals, and statues dating from the Pharaonic, Greek, and Roman eras. After exploring the city with your guide, return to your accommodation in Cairo or Giza.

From Cairo: Alexandria Day Tour

From Cairo: Alexandria Day Tour

Step back in time as you explore the history of Alexandria on a day trip from Cairo. Hop aboard an airconditioned car or van and visit top sights 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. Optional lunch stop at a modern Fish Restaurant or a famous (Optional) 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. You will also drive by Abbo Elabbas Mosque (Photo stop) the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city: the Abbo Elabbas Mosque, and the strangest sight outside it: an old funfair where children play on very antique funfair rides and eat candy floss. Opposite is the corniche and the old harbour where you can see the old fishing boats, men fishing and traditional fishermen making nets. The photos taken here are amazing. 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 ancient world . A most spectacular castle which is a great photo stop. The car will then take you to the gardens of Montaza. On the way you can quickly have a 2 minute stop by the King of Mango and drink at Alexandrian’s drive thru freshly squeezed juices plus have a photo stop at the memorial of the Unknown Soldier of Alexandria. The beautiful coastline and all the views of the city are en route to Montaza Palace and gardens which is approx 25 km away, including the old harbor of Alexandria where we found 7000 monuments underwater. Once in Montaza Gardens, commonly known as the Love Garden (all romantic couples and families go there) you will visit the royal gardens of King Farouk (the last king in the history of Egypt) and see the royal palaces of Haramlek and Salamlek as well as walk along the famous Montaza bridge and reach the Tea Palace island and see the royal beaches of the queens. On your way back you will pass by the famous bridge of Stanley - the modern landmark of modern Alexandria, then travel in comfort back to your hotel in Cairo.

Cairo/Giza: Guided Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum Tour

Cairo/Giza: Guided Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum Tour

With an Egyptologist guide leading the way, this Cairo day trip lets you visit iconic ancient Egyptian sites including the Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx, followed by a visit to the Egyptian Museum. You can choose to take a private tour, or join a group tour. Your guided tour begins at the Great Pyramids of Giza. This iconic site is home to three large ancient Egyptian pyramids, as well as the Great Sphinx and remains of a workers’ village. The biggest attraction is the Pyramid of Cheops or Khufu which is commonly known as the Great Pyramid. It is the last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The magnificent structure is an amazing testimony to the ingenuity of ancient Egyptian builders thousands of years ago.  The much-photographed Pyramid of Khafre or Chephren is the only one of the three pyramids which retains some of the original limestone casing. The smaller Pyramid of Menkaure or Mykerinos makes up the trio. There are several optional activities available around the pyramid complex including camel rides, horse and carriage rides, Nile river cruises and entrance to the interior of the pyramids. These activities are optional and incur additional fees to be paid on the day. No visit to the Giza Pyramid complex would be complete without a close-up look at the mysterious Great Sphinx. With a long and troubled history, this half-pharoah, half-lion monument has intrigued travelers to Egypt for centuries. Who is the face of the Sphinx? You can also visit the Valley Temple which belongs to the pyramid of Khafre. The temple served an important role in the preparation and mummification of the king before burial. Having an Egyptologist guide on hand during your visit to Giza will certainly come in handy with such a rich history.  Not far from the pyramids you will have a short stop at the Institute of Papyrus. Here you can see how ancient Egyptians made the first paper in the world. Test out your bargaining skills and negotiate a good price for a papyrus souvenir to take home. Enjoy an optional lunch at a restaurant in Cairo before continuing to the world-famous Egyptian Museum. The museum is home to an immense collection of rare and valuable artifacts from the pharaonic period including mummies, chariots, jewelry and everyday items. Mostly famously the Egyptian Museum is home to a mesmerizing exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen's collection of treasure, gold and jewelry. The glittering artifacts were discovered untouched in King Tut’s sealed burial chamber in 1922 by Howard Carter. With more than 250,000 artifacts, your Egyptologist guide will once again guide you through the fascinating history of ancient Egypt, and help you navigate the jam-packed museum. Your Cairo day trip concludes with transfer back to your hotel.

From Cairo: 5-Day Egypt Highlights Private Tour with Flights

From Cairo: 5-Day Egypt Highlights Private Tour with Flights

Embark on a 5-day mostly private tour. Visit highlights including the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the Karnak Temple, the Temple of Hatshepsut, the Temples of Abu Simbel, and the Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria. Day 1: Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum & Travel to Luxor Start with pickup from your hotel in Cairo. Meet your Egyptologist guide who will take you on a guided tour of the Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. From there, head to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, which houses around 150,000 artifacts from the eras of Ancient Egyptian civilization. Aadmire the incredible treasures of the boy-king Tutankhamun and the examples of Ancient Egyptian art. Enjoy a traditional lunch in a local restaurant, before a transfer to Cairo Airport to take the flight in the evening to Luxor. Upon arrival, a representative will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in Luxor for the night. Day 2: Hot Air Balloon & Luxor West Bank & Temple of Karnak Rise early in the morning for a spectacular hot air balloon ride over Luxor, and take in the stunning views. After landing, head to the West Bank of Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings. Stroll around the complex and see the tombs and resting places of Egyptian kings such as Merneptah. Visit the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Stop by the Colossi of Memnon and see the Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III. Visit the Temple of Karnak on the East Bank of Luxor, before heading to the cruise ship for an overnight stay on the River Nile. Day 3: Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples After breakfast on board, the guide will take you and a group of people on a horse-drawn carriage ride to Edfu. Enjoy a guided visit to the Temple of Horus. Enjoy with lunch and sail to your next destination Kom ombo. In the afternoon, visit Kom Ombo Temple. Your guide will take you with a group of people to learn about the temple . Return to the boat for dinner and free time. Day 4: Abu Simbel & Travel to Cairo Early in the morning, check out from your room, leave your bags in the reception, and visit the Abu Simbel temples with a group of people. Meet your guide at the temple and discover the twin temples of Ramesses II and Nefertari. After finishing the visit you will be dropped off at Aswan Airport for a flight to Cairo. Upon arrival, a representative will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in Cairo for the night. Day 5: Alexandria Tour Enjoy a full day of exploring the historic city of Alexandria. Travel by a modern, air-conditioned car to Alexandria, and upon your arrival, first explore Kom El-Deka . Continue to the catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, followed by lunch in a local restaurant. Visit the Great Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt, which is based on one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. Finally explore the Citadel of Qaitbay, Finally, head back to Cairo to finish your multiday adventure.

Cairo: Private 6-Day Egypt Tour with Flights and Nile Cruise

Cairo: Private 6-Day Egypt Tour with Flights and Nile Cruise

Day 1: Start your 6-day adventure with a pickup from your hotel in Cairo. Head to the Pyramids of Giza, the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the last that are still standing. From there, go to the Egyptian Museum to learn about the development of the Egyptian civilization. After the visit enjoy an Egyptian lunch in a local restaurant before you head to the hotel booked for you. Afterward, your driver will take you to your hotel in Cairo, where you will be staying for the next 2 nights. Day 2: In the morning drive to Alexandria, and upon your arrival explore the area of Kom El-Deka, once an affluent residential area in Greco-Roman times. Continue on to the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. After the catacombs head to a local restaurant for lunch before going to the Great Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, which was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. Your last stop in Alexandria is the Citadel of Qaitbay, a 15-century defensive fortress by the sea. From here you will be taken back to your hotel in Cairo. Day 3: Drive to the airport in the morning and hop on your flight to Luxor. Upon your arrival in Luxor, your driver will be waiting for you outside the airport. From the airport head to the East Bank to visit Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. After exploring the temples, enjoy a felucca ride on the river before being dropped off at the cruise ship where you will stay for the next 3 nights. Day 4: Wake up early for a hot air balloon ride over Luxor. After landing your guide will be waiting for you to head to the West Bank of Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings. Then move on to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Conclude your day back on the ship with dinner. Day 5: After breakfast on board, take a horse-drawn carriage to Edfu. Take a guided visit to the Temple of Horus before having a buffet lunch back on board the cruise ship as you sail to your next destination. In the afternoon, visit the unusual Temple of Kom Ombo and then return to the boat for dinner. Day 6: In the early morning, head to one of the most stunning temple complexes in Egypt, Abu Simbel Temples, for a small-group tour. From the tour, your guide will take you back to the cruise ship to pick up your luggage. You will then be transferred to Aswan Airport to take the flight back to Cairo. Upon your arrival in Cairo, your driver will be waiting for you outside of the airport to return you to your hotel.

From Cairo: Private Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria

From Cairo: Private Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria

Starts at 07:00 am with Pickup from your hotel in either Cairo or Giza By our Tours guide and transfer by Private A/C Vehicle to Alexandria where it` is 220 k/m away from Cairo. Arrive Alexandria around 10 am and start your day Tour there Visiting The Roman Theater (A theater with marble seats up to 800 spectators, Galleries, Section of mosaic flooring & a pleasure garden surrounded by Roman Villas& baths). Then a visit to The Catacomb of Kom El-Shoqafa (Tombs on three levels, also contains the Tri-cilium where relatives used to sit on stone benches to feast the dead, a center with relieves of bearded serpents, Inside are 2nd Century AD statues of Sobek &Anubis wearing Roman Armor). Then visit Alexandria Library & Also you will Visit Qaitbay Citadel & El Mursi Abu Elabas Tour Finishes with drop off at your hotel in Cairo you will be back to Cairo around 19:00 pm. Note: Alexandria Library is Closed on Friday so you will be able to take Photos from outside

Egypt: eSim Mobile Data Plan

Egypt: eSim Mobile Data Plan

Have a hassle-free trip to Egypt with a convenient eSIM. Stay connected with your friends and family with high-speed network coverage in Egypt. Buy and install your eSIM anywhere and anytime, and choose from different data packages, validity options, and coverage in different countries. Avoid managing physical SIMs with this electronic solution. Scan the QR code to access all your apps during this trip. Get one eSIM per device, and purchase additional plans to top it up when you need it. Once you activate it, your coverage will begin. Carriers to use: EMS Mobinil(Orange)

From Alexandra: Cairo, Giza Pyramids & Egyptian Museum Tour

From Alexandra: Cairo, Giza Pyramids & Egyptian Museum Tour

Your Tours guide and manager will be waiting inside the Alexandria Port for you. They will be holding a sign showing your name. You do not need to look for them - they will be waiting for you and will find you. From the moment your tour starts, your guides will give you full attention. Once in the car, your guide will talk to you about all the things on the way as well as other aspects of your tour that will interest you. Travel to the Great Pyramids one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, enjoy a panoramic view of the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Visit The Great Sphinx, the Valley Temple & many outstanding photo stops. Move on to visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities that includes King Tutankhamen's treasures. End the day with an optional visit to traditional bazaars then drive back to your cruise ship 2 hours before your departure time. If time permits, we can make some photo stops in Alexandria. Your day trip to Cairo has been designed to help you enjoy the maximum amount of Egypt with the least amount of time. If you want to customize your trip, please let us know.

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The experience was amazing from start to finish. At first, and during all the day, the communication with Merna was very fluid and I felt very safe making the reservation. My driver, Mohamed text me early in the morning to ensure I was ready for the journey, he was very polite and tried to communicate as best he could throughout the day, he also shared some water and snack during the almost 3 hours from Cairo to Alexandria. Last but not least, Engy, my tour Guide was excepcional company during the day in Alexandria, she was very kind and friendly and answered all my questions. She also helped me taking amazing photos at the monuments we visited.

I started my day with Eslem picking me up and he drove me to Alexandria. He was super nice and give me some info on the city. In Alexandria I had a fantastic tour guide named Manal which showed me all the best places in the city. Experience was amazing and worth all the time and money.

I would highly recommend this 5 day trip, it covers pretty much everything you need to see in Egypt and is organised so well by Ereen from Nice Tours. All of the tour guides on the way were super friendly and knowledgable and made our Egypt experience one to remember!

Lovely day with Aiymen. He was a very informative guide. He tailored the tour to our preferences. Muhammad was also an excellent driver. I would suggest maybe adding some time to the tour to visit the beach.

Experienced guide Hussein is a well of knowledge. History transmitted and listened to. Quite a long journey from Cairo and it's worth the detour!