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Full-Day Private Tour: Historic Alexandria From Cairo

Full Day Tour
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Overview

Step back into the pages of history on this 12-hour full-day tour from Cairo to ancient Alexandria. Tour the top sights of Alexandria, including the Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa, Modern Library, Montaza Palace and more with a private guide. Learn fascinating insights into Egyptian history from your Egyptology guide. Feast on a delicious lunch at a good quality restaurant and round-trip hotel transfer.

Note: Alexandria Library is closed on Friday and every public holiday. To enter the reading area you will need to purchase a ticket.

– Haramlek and Salamlek at Montaza are not open for public ( you will see from outside).

Run

Tour Type

Pick up Time

Everyday Private Around 7:00 am

Tour Duration

Distance from Cairo

 Site opening time

About 12 Hours 220 km 7am to 5pm

Itinerary

Egypt Gift Tours expert tour guide will pick you up at 7:00 am from your hotel in either Cairo or Giza to Alexandria which is 220 km away from Cairo. Arrive Alexandria around 10 am and start your day tour by visiting  the Catacomb of Kom El-Shoqafa, one of the world’s largest Roman burial sites, and one of Alexandria’s most popular attractions. Descend into, via a spiral staircase over a three-level tombstone, a large Roman-style banquet room, where relatives used to sit on stone benches to feast in honor of the dead.

Proceed to the Roman Theater, of which seats are made out of marble stones and the floor has a big section of mosaic and a pleasure garden surrounded by Roman Villas and baths.

Our Alexandria day tour continues with a visit to the Alexandria Library, built between 1995 and 2002, to hold over 8 million books. Visit its open court where you can see the statue of Alexander the Great.

Enjoy photo stops at Qaitbay Citadel, a defensive 15-century fortress built on the ruins of the light house of Alexandria; one of the ancient world’s seven wonders.

Continue to Al Mursi Abu Alabbas mosque(from outside), an elaborate structure built to honor a Sufi Saint, and have a free walk on the Cornish.

Finish your day tour at the gardens of Montaza. On the way you can quickly  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 (from outside) 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 stop over the famous bridge of Stanley – the modern landmark of modern Alexandria, built by Alexander the great, then travel in comfort back to your hotel in Cairo.

Included:

  • Pickup service from your Hotel and return.
  • All transfers by a private A/C. vehicle.
  • Professional English speaking Egyptology tour guide.
  • Bottle of water during the tour.
  • All services and charges.

Excluded:

  • Entrance fees to the above-mentioned sightseeing.
  • Any Extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tipping to the guide and driver.
  • lunch is optional in this tour.

Tour Price:

  • Single: 160$
  • 2-15: 120$

Children Policy:

  • 0 – 05.99 Free of Charge.
  • 6 – 11.99 pay 50% of the tour price.
  • 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

Itinerary

Inclusions

  • Multilingual Egyptologist tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Lunch at local restaurant (beverages not included)
  • All taxes and services
  • Bottle of water
  • Entry/Admission – Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
  • Entry/Admission – Pompey’s Pillar
  • Entry/Admission – Fort Qaitbey

Exclusions

  • Entrance to Alexandria Library
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

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