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Cairo: Archeological Day-Trip to Alexandria

1. 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 Day Tour

2. 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.

From Cairo: Private Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria

3. 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

Alexandria: Archeology and Architecture Shore Excursion

4. Alexandria: Archeology and Architecture Shore Excursion

Your Tour guide and manager will be waiting at Alexandria Port for you. They will be holding a sign showing your name 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. First, visit the insides of the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa which are the largest Roman Cemetery consisting of three levels cut in the rock. Then you will drive to visit the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria 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 and stop for a photo stop, (it was constructed in honor of Emperor Diocletian at the end of the 4th century). The next stop is the library of Alexandria; the biggest library in the world – now with 8 million books. Visit it’s 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 famouspresident Saddat Museum and impressions of Alexandria Museum. Note: Alexandria Library is closed on Fridays and on every public holiday. To enter the reading area you will need to purchase a ticket. 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 at at a modern Fish Restaurant or a famous and traditional Alexandrian food place called Mohamed Ahmed’s. The Queen of Spain and many famous people go there when they visit Alexandria. The car will then take you to visit the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city: the Abbo Elabbas Mosque(photostop), 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. Drive to visit Quaitbay castle which was built on the same site as the ancinet Lighthouse of Alexandria one of the seven wonders of ancient world. Once inside, you will see all parts of the castle and also go on the roof to see a panoramic view of the whole city. 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. On your way back you will pass by the famous bridge of Stanley

From Alexandria:- Highlights of Alexandria-full City Tour

5. From Alexandria:- Highlights of Alexandria-full City Tour

This historical tour of the Old downtown of Alexandria, named as such due to being founded by Alexander the Great in 332 B. C, will let you have a chance to encounter the less visited, not as common must see spots, that other regular itineraries won't give you the chance to: a panoramic view of the old eastern city harbor, Saint Mark Cathedral's hidden galleries that not many know about, the biggest and oldest mosque in the city plus an optional local food experience. start your day with a pick-up from your accommodation in a comfortable vehicle. the car will take you to the first visit of the catacombs of Kom-ElShuqafa. An underground tomb dating back to the 2rd century A. D. then drive to the Pompey's pillar or better known as the Serapeum temple, dating back to the 2nd century B. C. which was primarily dedicated to the ancient main god of Alexandria.From there, moving to the Roman amphitheater, dating back to 3rd century A. D. , a complete Roman Community. the car will whisk you off to a quick visit to the biggest Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in the city. (Saint Marks). you will be driven then to the Library of Alexandria. A modern library which was built close to the old one. Enjoy a visit to the place, have a look at the splendid design of the building, which is admired by many. Enjoy a visit to the library's free modern galleries too. Drive then to the the Qeitbay Fort. An old fort from the 15th century A. D. that was built close to the ancient city's lighthouse location. Eventually, you will be driven to the Oldest & biggest mosque. After this, we'd go back to our starting point to finish the tour, unless you'd want to be left in a different place.

Female Guided Trip to Alexandria from Cairo

6. Female Guided Trip to Alexandria from Cairo

Alexandria Historical Day Trip" is a fascinating and culturally rich experience that allows participants to explore the historical and cultural heritage of Alexandria, Egypt. Led by a female guide, the tour offers a unique perspective on the city's history and landmarks. Here's a breakdown of the tour itinerary: Library of Alexandria: The tour begins with a visit to the Library of Alexandria, which is renowned as one of the largest and most significant libraries in the world. The library's history and its impressive collection of books are showcased. The presence of statues of Alexander the Great and Ptolemy the First adds a historical touch to the experience. Church of St. Mark: Participants will then visit the Church of St. Mark, which holds the distinction of being the oldest church in Africa. This visit likely provides insights into the religious history of the region and the significance of this historic church. Old Downtown: The tour continues to the old downtown area of Alexandria. Here, participants can explore traditional markets where a variety of goods are sold, offering a glimpse into the local way of life and commerce. Baroque Architecture: The downtown area's Baroque designs and architecture, influenced by Italian and French styles, are highlighted. This aspect provides an opportunity to appreciate the city's architectural history and its cultural influences. Optional lunch stop at a modern Fish Restaurant or a famous and traditional Alexandrian food place called Mohamed Ahmed's. The Queen of Spain and many famous people go there when they visit Alexandria. Afternoon Itinerary: In the afternoon, the tour covers various landmarks and attractions, including: Women's Markets and Gold Market: A visit to the city's oldest market area, including the gold market where wedding jewelry is sold, and the women's markets. 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 Ancient Fun-Fair: An ancient fun-fair located near the mosque, providing insights into local recreational traditions. Quaitbay Castle: A visit to Quaitbay Castle, followed by the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier and a walk along the corniche. 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. Comfortable Return: The tour concludes with a comfortable return to participants' accommodations, wrapping up a day filled with historical exploration. This female-guided tour provides an immersive experience into the rich history, architecture, and cultural heritage of Alexandria. Participants not only learn about the city's past but also gain insights into its contemporary life and traditions.

Alexandria: Guided Historical Sights live Tour guide

7. Alexandria: Guided Historical Sights live Tour guide

First visit the insides of the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa which are the largest Roman Cemetery consisting of three levels cut in the rock. Then you will drive to visit the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria 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 and stop for a photo stop, (it was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian at the end of the 4th century) . Next stop is the library of Alexandria; the biggest library in the world - now with 8 million books. Visit it's 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. Note: Alexandria Library is closed on every public holiday. 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 at at a modern Fish Restaurant or a famous and traditional Alexandrian food place called Mohamed Ahmed's. The Queen of Spain and many famous people go there when they visit Alexandria. 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.

Royal Alexandria Day Trip: An Exclusive VIP Experience

8. Royal Alexandria Day Trip: An Exclusive VIP Experience

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich history of Alexandria on this exclusive VIP day trip from Cairo. From the comfort of an air-conditioned car or van, you'll be taken to explore the top sights of the city. The adventure begins with a visit to the magnificent Library of Alexandria, the largest library in the world, housing an astounding 8 million books. Marvel at the statues of Alexander the Great and Ptolemy the First, standing guard over the library's open court. Next, you'll visit the Church of St. Mark, an ancient and historically significant church, considered the oldest in Africa. Continue to the old downtown of Alexandria, where you can wander through bustling traditional markets offering an array of unique items. Take in the stunning Baroque designs and the blend of Italian and French architecture that adorns the downtown area. For a truly royal experience, Optional lunch stop at a modern Fish Restaurant or (Optional)You can also relax at a cozy coffee shop or shisha café before continuing your tour. In the afternoon, your exploration continues with a packed itinerary of must-see sights. Visit the women's markets and the captivating gold market, where locals buy their wedding jewelry. Admire the grandeur of the Abbo Elabbas Mosque (Photo Stop), the city's largest and most beautiful mosque, and explore the nearby ancient fun-fair where children still play. Witness the traditional fishing boats and fishermen making nets at the old harbor and corniche. Visit the historic Quaitbay Castle .Pass by the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier. Then 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. Throughout the day, there will be plenty of opportunities for memorable photos, so be sure to bring your camera to capture these extraordinary moments. Finally, pass by the modern Bridge of Stanley and relax in comfort as you are transported back to your hotel, cherishing the memories of an unforgettable VIP experience in Alexandria.

Cairo: 8-Day Nile Cruise to Aswan with Pyramids & Alexandria

9. Cairo: 8-Day Nile Cruise to Aswan with Pyramids & Alexandria

Cruise along the Nile River and explore the sights of Cairo, Giza, Aswam, Luxor, and more on an 8-day sightseeing tour with roundtrip transportation, entry tickets, and accommodation. See highlights like the Egyptian Museum, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Temple of Kom Ombo. Day 1: Cairo Upon arrival at Cairo Airport, a representative will be waiting for you with a sign of your name. Be transferred to your hotel to stay overnight in Cairo. Day 2: Pyramids and Egyptian Museum Tour Have breakfast, then start your tour by visiting the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. See a rare collection featuring 5,000 years of art. This is the largest and one of the most precious collections of Egyptian art in the world. Continue to the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerions. Visit the Sphinx and Valley Temples. Day 3: Cairo and Nile Cruise Enjoy breakfast, then leave early for the domestic airport. Depart by plane to Aswan. When you arrive, visit the High Dam and the Philae Temple. Take a transfer to the cruise take-off point, then have lunch on board. Sleep overnight on board. Day 4: Nile Cruise Sit down for breakfast on board, then visit the Temple of Kom Ombo. See the temple shared by the two gods, Sobek and Haroeris, then set sail to Edfu. Have dinner on board and enjoy a Galabya party. Stay overnight on the cruise. Day 5: Nile Cruise - Luxor Following breakfast on board, discover the temple of Horus in Edfu. Sail to Luxor afterward. Day 6: Luxor / Cairo Enjoy another breakfast on board, then disembark on land. Cross to the West Bank to visit the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Hatshepsut. Explore the tombs of various dynasties and see the Temple of Deir El Bahari. On the return journey, stop at the Colossi of Memnon, which are two gigantic sitting statues representing Amenopis III. See the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut before a transfer to Luxor airport and departure by plane to Cairo. Arrive in Cairo and get driven to your hotel for the night. Day 7: Day Trip to Alexandria Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to travel to Alexandria. Start your tour with the library of Alexandria, the biggest library in the world, now with 8 million books. Visit its open court and free museums. Note: Alexandria Library is closed on Fridays and on every public holiday. To enter the reading area, you will need to purchase an extra ticket. Visit the Site of the Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, on which now stands the Citadel of Qaitbey. Continue your tour by visiting the biggest mosque in the city: the Abbo Elabbas Mosque. Continue to the Alexandria Naval Unknown Soldier Memorial and the statue of Alexander the Great. You can then stop for lunch (optional) before visiting the Church of St. Mark, the oldest church in Africa, before driving along the Cornish (30 km) to see the whole city of Alexandria from the sea side. Spot the old harbor of Alexandria, where 7,000 monuments have been found underwater. Stop over the famous bridge of Stanley, the modern landmark of modern Alexandria, before visiting the old downtown of Alexandria and walking through the old city center built by Alexander the Great. Travel back to your hotel at the end of the day. Sleep overnight in Cairo. Day 8: Cairo departure Have breakfast at your hotel before a transfer to the airport.

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we were picked up on time and had a pleasant drive from Cairo to Alexandria. There we met our guide Mohammed. At first he gave us an overview of the trips stations. This helped us to estimate the time we had at each sight. At the stations explained Mohammed the sight in fluent english. Afterwards we had enough time to explore the sights ourselves and take pictures. Mohammed always made sure, that we were satisfied with every station. We were lucky to have him as our guide.

Our guide took care of us all throughout the day, explained all of the locations clearly and made it interesting. The theater was my favorite, our guide explained the acoustics and had us participate to try it out. It was fun to try something people hundreds of years ago used. Food was great and the restaurant had a view over the mediterranean sea. The traffic on the way back to Cairo was heavy but our driver brought us back safe.

Our trip with Get Your Guide to Alexandria was fantastic from start to finish. Everything went exactly as explained – we were picked up from the hotel promptly at the communicated time. Our guide for the day, Kareem, was brilliant, offering a wealth of knowledge about the city and its history. The lunch provided was also super good. Highly recommend this tour for an enriching experience!

very good guide and driver. expensive, but overall a nice visit. I recommend, especially with the guide Mohamed. :)

Great guide, knew a lot and catered to the needs of the small group!