Qaitbay Citadel, Alexandria

Qaitbay Citadel, Alexandria: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Cairo Alexandria Catacombs, Citadel Day Trip with Lunch

From Cairo Alexandria Catacombs, Citadel Day Trip with Lunch

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.

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

From Alexandria: Full-Day Guided Tour of Historical Sights

From Alexandria: Full-Day Guided Tour of Historical Sights

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 with an outside photo stop 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.

From Cairo: Private Luxurious Day Trip to Alexandria

From Cairo: Private Luxurious Day Trip to Alexandria

Embark on a journey of discovery with Sun Pyramids Tours, where the wonders of Alexandria await to unfold before you. From the moment our Egyptologist guide greets you at your Cairo hotel, you're in for a 137 miles journey to the ancient capital of the mediterranean nations. Stand in awe of Pompey's Pillar, a monumental tribute to Emperor Diocletian, and wander through the ancient Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, where history echoes through the silent chambers. Indulge in authentic local cuisine at a charming Alexandrian restaurant, and marvel at the Citadel of Qaitbay, a fortress steeped in the legacy of pharaohs and Mamluks alike. Visit the ancient amphitheater, a testament to Alexandria's rich cultural heritage. Explore the Alexandria Library, a modern wonder that pays homage to its ancient predecessor. Should your visit coincide with a Friday, the Roman Theater will reveal its ancient secrets in place of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. As the day concludes, we'll escort you back, your heart and mind enriched with the day's encounters. With Sun Pyramids Tours, every moment is a step through history, and every sight is a story to cherish. This private tour ensures a personalized and unforgettable journey. Sun Pyramids Tours ensures a transparent and hassle-free experience. You won't encounter any hidden surprises or unexpected costs. Note: Alexandria library is closed on Friday so you can visit the roman theater instead Note : For pick up / drop off form Cairo airport, Sphinx airport, New Administrative Capital, New Cairo, Helioplis, Badr City, Shorouk, Rehab, Obour, Sheraton Almatar, Sheikh Zayed city or Madinty City will be for additional cost

Cairo: 9-day Egypt Private Tour with Flights and Nile Cruise

Cairo: 9-day Egypt Private Tour with Flights and Nile Cruise

Day 1: start the day in early the morning , our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo/Giza. the first visit will be to the Pyramids of Giza . Then, stop to have a lunch in a local restaurant. The second visit of the day will be to the Egyptian museum. , then you will be transferred to the hotel which is booked for you to have a rest. in the evening there's a dinner in a local restaurant. finally the drop off at your hotel for the overnight. Day2: The driver will pick you up to travel to Alexandria, visiting the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa . And then moving to Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Then, Lunch in a local restaurant The last stop for the day is Qaitbay Citadel. Finally, you will be transferred you to your hotel in Cairo for the overnight. Day3: you'll be picked up in the morning by our driver to take you to the airport, taking the flight booked for you to Aswan, when you arrive in Aswan you'll find our driver waiting for you holding our sign, to head to to the city and start the first visit will be to the Nubian Village. Then back to visit Philae Temple . the driver will drop you off at the ship booked for you in Aswan to enjoy your lunch and have some rest . Day 4: our representative will pick you up early in the morning ( with a small group of people) to head to the Abu Simbel Temple, (kindly leave with your breakfast box), you'll take about 3:30 hours to reach the temple and the same to be back but it is totally worth it. your guide will be waiting for you in the temple. the drop-off will be at the Cruise ship booked for you to enjoy your lunch on board and the next stop the temple of Kom Ombo. then back to the ship to continue sailing. Day 5: The guide will pick you up from the reception to visit The Edfu temple by a horse carriage. Day 6: starting in the early morning for one of the most memorable experiences you'll ever have, the hot air balloon ride. after landing ,you'll be back on the ship to enjoy your breakfast on the ship and check out. after breakfast, the guide will pick you up (please leave with your luggage) to visit Luxor's west bank, This is where you will find the famous Valley of the Kings, the breathtaking Temple Hatchpsot, and the colossi of Memnon. then heading to the Karnak temple. after the visit ends the driver will take you to the hotel booked for your in Hurghada by car . Day 7: our driver will pick you up in the morning to take you to the orange island after spending some quality time on the island you'll be back at your hotel at around 5 pm, enjoy the rest of the day in your hotel in Hurghada. Day 8: this will be a free day, enjoy the beautiful beach in your hotel in Hurghada. Day 9: The pickup will be in the morning to the airport to head back to Cairo, and when you arrive there our driver will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel in Cairo or Giza .

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Qaitbay Citadel, Alexandria: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Cairo Alexandria Catacombs, Citadel Day Trip with Lunch

From Cairo Alexandria Catacombs, Citadel Day Trip with Lunch

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.

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

From Alexandria: Full-Day Guided Tour of Historical Sights

From Alexandria: Full-Day Guided Tour of Historical Sights

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 with an outside photo stop 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.

From Cairo: Private Luxurious Day Trip to Alexandria

From Cairo: Private Luxurious Day Trip to Alexandria

Embark on a journey of discovery with Sun Pyramids Tours, where the wonders of Alexandria await to unfold before you. From the moment our Egyptologist guide greets you at your Cairo hotel, you're in for a 137 miles journey to the ancient capital of the mediterranean nations. Stand in awe of Pompey's Pillar, a monumental tribute to Emperor Diocletian, and wander through the ancient Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, where history echoes through the silent chambers. Indulge in authentic local cuisine at a charming Alexandrian restaurant, and marvel at the Citadel of Qaitbay, a fortress steeped in the legacy of pharaohs and Mamluks alike. Visit the ancient amphitheater, a testament to Alexandria's rich cultural heritage. Explore the Alexandria Library, a modern wonder that pays homage to its ancient predecessor. Should your visit coincide with a Friday, the Roman Theater will reveal its ancient secrets in place of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. As the day concludes, we'll escort you back, your heart and mind enriched with the day's encounters. With Sun Pyramids Tours, every moment is a step through history, and every sight is a story to cherish. This private tour ensures a personalized and unforgettable journey. Sun Pyramids Tours ensures a transparent and hassle-free experience. You won't encounter any hidden surprises or unexpected costs. Note: Alexandria library is closed on Friday so you can visit the roman theater instead Note : For pick up / drop off form Cairo airport, Sphinx airport, New Administrative Capital, New Cairo, Helioplis, Badr City, Shorouk, Rehab, Obour, Sheraton Almatar, Sheikh Zayed city or Madinty City will be for additional cost

Cairo: 9-day Egypt Private Tour with Flights and Nile Cruise

Cairo: 9-day Egypt Private Tour with Flights and Nile Cruise

Day 1: start the day in early the morning , our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo/Giza. the first visit will be to the Pyramids of Giza . Then, stop to have a lunch in a local restaurant. The second visit of the day will be to the Egyptian museum. , then you will be transferred to the hotel which is booked for you to have a rest. in the evening there's a dinner in a local restaurant. finally the drop off at your hotel for the overnight. Day2: The driver will pick you up to travel to Alexandria, visiting the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa . And then moving to Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Then, Lunch in a local restaurant The last stop for the day is Qaitbay Citadel. Finally, you will be transferred you to your hotel in Cairo for the overnight. Day3: you'll be picked up in the morning by our driver to take you to the airport, taking the flight booked for you to Aswan, when you arrive in Aswan you'll find our driver waiting for you holding our sign, to head to to the city and start the first visit will be to the Nubian Village. Then back to visit Philae Temple . the driver will drop you off at the ship booked for you in Aswan to enjoy your lunch and have some rest . Day 4: our representative will pick you up early in the morning ( with a small group of people) to head to the Abu Simbel Temple, (kindly leave with your breakfast box), you'll take about 3:30 hours to reach the temple and the same to be back but it is totally worth it. your guide will be waiting for you in the temple. the drop-off will be at the Cruise ship booked for you to enjoy your lunch on board and the next stop the temple of Kom Ombo. then back to the ship to continue sailing. Day 5: The guide will pick you up from the reception to visit The Edfu temple by a horse carriage. Day 6: starting in the early morning for one of the most memorable experiences you'll ever have, the hot air balloon ride. after landing ,you'll be back on the ship to enjoy your breakfast on the ship and check out. after breakfast, the guide will pick you up (please leave with your luggage) to visit Luxor's west bank, This is where you will find the famous Valley of the Kings, the breathtaking Temple Hatchpsot, and the colossi of Memnon. then heading to the Karnak temple. after the visit ends the driver will take you to the hotel booked for your in Hurghada by car . Day 7: our driver will pick you up in the morning to take you to the orange island after spending some quality time on the island you'll be back at your hotel at around 5 pm, enjoy the rest of the day in your hotel in Hurghada. Day 8: this will be a free day, enjoy the beautiful beach in your hotel in Hurghada. Day 9: The pickup will be in the morning to the airport to head back to Cairo, and when you arrive there our driver will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel in Cairo or Giza .

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Overall rating

4.4
(465 reviews)

This tour definitely worth it , I was not sure to spent my one day in Alexandria but after I finalize the tour I said it was very good decision. Alexandria sea side city and you must see it , all the places that you visit is awesome and very good memories. Especially I'm very happy about our guide Nevine , she is very positive and friendly also has great knowledge about everywhere. I'm very happy to know her. Also our driver Muhammed gave us safe right we never get in danger even in chaos of traffic. Finally I want to thank our Merna , who is Nice Tour interface she always help us and gave good information. I definitely suggest this tour and firm to everyone. One last think our lunch is amazing restaurant near seaside , I didn't see better than this in my all Egypt trip.

The tour was well organised and gave us a good historical background into Alexandria. I really enjoyed the catacombs and the library. Our tour guide Manal was amazing. She was knowledgeable and flexible to our needs. She also made the boat ride outside the castle extra special. Our driver Mohamed was also excellent - he was punctual, drove well and the car was comfortable. I would definitely recommend this tour. It was a great way to get a snapshot of Alexandria. The food was also amazing. Loved it all.

Excellent day. Good comunication and flexible pick up from the driver. Our tour guide Manal was the best, she's kind, knows a lot and has a perfect pronnunciation. 100% recommended.

Ahmed ragab and engy are very nice,skilled driving ,warm-hearted service and tour guide is very professional,restaurant scenery is charming and dishes are delicious as well

Interesting guided tour with a truly friendly, knowledgeable and engaging guide!