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Day tour from Cairo to Alexandria visiting 8 sites

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Duration

10-12 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people

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Overview

Day tour from Cairo to Alexandria visiting The Citadel of Qaitbay, The Roman Theatre, The Library of Alexandria, corniche and Montazah Gardens. You are going to enjoy the tour, the beach smell and don't miss to eat seafood. The Citadel of Qaitbay: It’s a 15th-century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean... More

Day tour from Cairo to Alexandria visiting The Citadel of Qaitbay, The Roman Theatre, The Library of Alexandria, corniche and Montazah Gardens.

You are going to enjoy the tour, the beach smell and don’t miss to eat seafood.

The Citadel of Qaitbay:

It’s a 15th-century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean sea coast in Alexandria.

It established in 1477 A.D by Sultan Al Ashraf Seif Al-Din Qaitbay.

Also, it consists of three floors and inside it, there is a mosque, the floors divided into rooms each room has a window overlooking the sea.

The Roman Theatre:

This theatre discovered at Kom El Dikka area by the polish expedition in 1960 when they were removing the remains of the old Napoleonic fort.

The Library of Alexandria:

The library established in the reign of Ptolemy 2nd. This idea was for Ptolemy 1st;

So, Ptolemy 3rd ordered that all books that found in ships should be seized and copied, and the copies had given to their owners.

Day tour Alexandria Montazah gardens:

It had built overlooking the beach on the Mediterranean Sea; it built-in 1892 by Khedive Abbas Helmy 2nd.

However, nowadays this it’s inside a very big park that contains the palaces of the king, restaurants, cafes, gardens and hotels in front of the beach.

Now we would give you a brief idea about Alexandria :

However, Alexandria founded in the name of Alexander the Great.

It is the second biggest province in Egypt.

However, it takes about 2 hours, 30 minutes from Cairo, and there is an airport in Alexandria.

Also, it was the capital of Egypt during the Greco-Roman period,

Alexandria location selected for its proximity to Lake Mareoits and Pharos Island.

There is no more profound reflection of the achievements of the Greeks in Egypt than the great city of Alexandria. It also consisted of five districts.
You will enjoy the day tour from Cairo to Alexandria Montazah gardens, visiting 8 sites, and have a perfect time there.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • • The citadel
  • • The Roman theatre
  • • The library of Alexandria
  • • church of St. Mark
  • • Abbo Elabbas Mosque
  • • Munatzah palace
  • • Stanley bridge

Itinerary

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Pick up

Guide will pick you up from your hotel to start your tour in Alexandria.

The Citadel of Quaitbay

First we will visit 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 Roman Theater

Then we will visit the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria with the display of the sunken monuments of Alexandria which were discovered under the East harbor of Alexandria.

The library of Alexandria

Next stop is the library of Alexandria; the biggest library in the world – now with 8 million books. 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 manuscripts museum, president Saddat Museum and impressions of Alexandria Museum.

Cournich sites

The car will then take you to visit the church of St. Mark – the oldest church in Africa.
The car will then take you to visit the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city: The Abbo Elabbas Mosque and the strangest sight outside it: old funfairs where children play on very antique funfair rides and eat candy floss.

Montazah Gardens

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.

Travel back

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 Alexandria.

Included/Excluded

  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Modern air conditioned car from your accommodation in Cairo.
  • Pick up services from your hotel & return
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Tickets
  • Water
  • Lunch
  • All Service charges and taxes
  • Any extras
  • Tipping

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Notes:
• In case of pick up from either Heliopolis (airport area) or 06th of October Areas, it will be with extra charge.
• Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound.
• Our Tours can be wheelchair please advise at time of booking if required.
• Vegetarian option is available, please inform us at time of booking if required.

Payment methods:
We accept all methods of secure payment: Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, direct bank transfer.
Children Policy:
0 – 01.99 Free of Charge.
2- 11.99 pay 50% of tour price.
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

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