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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 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 Mamoura Beach Resort, located east of Montaza's royal gardens. Walk along the corniche of Maamourah, and appreciate the nice environment. It is considered one of the main tourist attractions in Alexandria for its beach, Corniche walk and parks.

Alexandria: Greek History Guided City Tour

2. Alexandria: Greek History Guided City Tour

The city of Alexandria, located on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt, has a long and rich history that is closely tied to the Greeks. Founded in 332 BC by Alexander the Great, Alexandria quickly became a major center of Greek culture and influence. Start the day with a visit to the Library of Alexandria, which was one of the most important libraries of the ancient world and contained works by Greek philosophers, scientists, and scholars. The Greek language was widely spoken in Alexandria. Visit many of the city's landmarks, such as the Castle of Qaitbey which was built at the same site of the ancient lighthouse, one of the seven wonders of the Ancient world. Visit Cavavis Museum belongs to Mr. Constantine Cavafy. He was born in 1863, in Alexandria, Egypt and where he lived most of his life .The apartment where he spent his last 35 years was in Lepsius Street. The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria has a strong Greek influence. Today, the city's Greek heritage can still be seen in its architecture, museums, and cultural events. You can have optional lunch at the Greek club restaurant, (white and blue restaurant) which has the best fish dishes and the best view of Alexandria. Stop at the famous Greek Caffe Delice which established by Greek citizens in 1922.In Ramel Station where you will have the opportunity to try the famous Greek deserts. Finish the day with a walk along the Corniche, a promenade that stretches along the Mediterranean Sea, and admire the beautiful views of the city.

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I had the best time ever on this trip adventure in Egypt thanks to our tour guide If you want to see Alexandria and have a great day, Sam is the perfect tour guide! Alexandria is a beautiful city on the Mediterranean Sea. We walked along the coast, saw the Quaitbay castle which was built on the same site as the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria one of the seven wonders of ancient world. We had ice cream too. We saw two beautiful mosques and we took pictures of the library of Alexandria. The architecture is impressive. We saw Roman Ruins. We stopped at theCavavis Museum . I ♥️ed this place i had lunch at the Greek club restaurant, which really has the best fish dishes and the best view of Alexandria. Loved Alexandria and spending the day with Sam!

We had a great trip with Hani and Nirmi! Hani is a fantastic driver and Nirmi is a sweet and knowledgeable guide that made us feel relaxed. We had a plan for the day but she also gave us options in between. The Alexandria library and our lunch at the Fish Market in Alexandria Eastern Harbour were highlights of this trip. This is great trip to see the most important sites in a day with driving to and from Cairo included! Absolute value for money and having a guide helps you in not having to stand in long queues at attractions. All in all, a great experience!

I enjoyed the day trip to Alexandria with our tour guide. She is really friendly and helpful and a really knowledgeable guide. She explained all the sites beautifully. We went to all the sites mentioned . Also, took us for a great lunch next to the seaside and recommended some nice fish dish. Loved the trip and would love to do that again. This is the best way to exprecencie the Greek history of Alexandria highly recoomeneded

Our guide Nasr and driver Sam were amazing! They ensured we were able to see all of the sights in the itinerary and were able to capture some phenomenal pictures. My mother, sister, and I really enjoyed this excursion and highly reccomend this vendor and guide!

Amazing guide tour and flexible according to our needs Well educated with in-depth knowledge over Egyptian history and culture