Customizable Private Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo


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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 12 hours

Departs: egypt, egypt

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Customizable private day tour to Alexandria from Cairo will take you to discover a memorable creation founded by Alexander in 334 B.C and the old capital of Egypt that was remained for about 1,000 years. Now it is considered as the second biggest city and the biggest seaport in Egypt. Customized private day tour to Alexandria from Cairo and the expert travel guide let you discover what you would like to see:

Then choose four activities from the provided list for a customized tour of the city. Lunch, entrance fees, and snacks, and bottled water are included.


What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All Fees and Taxes

Bottled water

Chicken , Fish , Vegetarian

English Speaking tour Guide

What's Not Included

Tipping


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy


What To Expect

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Deluxe Tours offers one-of-a-kind traveling activities that allow you to explore Alexandria in Cairo in your own way. Your tour guide will pick you up at 07:00 am from your hotel in Cairo / Giza . Go close to experience the wonders of the world up close with the most budget-friendly deals on things to do for your customizable day tour to Alexandria from Cairo. Lavished car drive will pick you up right on time for a journey to Alexandria. Perceive all of the sights you want to see and then have a wonderful lunch at the Fish Market restaurant and also enjoy the stunning front harbor view. You will love to enjoy the scenic drive, and all the city had to offer. Whatever you like, nature, culture, food, or a bit of adventure, Deluxe Tours have the perfect activity for you!

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60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
The Arabic name translates to English as “the mound of potshards”, referring to the broken dishes and plates that marked the area before the tombs were discovered below. This extensive complex of impressively decorated tombs dates from the Roman Era and are considered as one of the “Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages”.

The tombs at Kom Al-Shuqafa are thought to have originally belonged to a single wealthy Roman family that began using it for burials around the 2nd century AD; however, the complex was significantly expanded and it was used though the 4th century AD.

It contains a large number of graves, including a mass grave of animal and human remains that is attributed to a mass execution carried out in Alexandria by the Roman Emperor Caracalla in 215 AD.The tombs are organized around a central spiral staircase that leads down through several levels. The lower levels are flooded, but in the accessible areas the walls of the tombs are extensively decorated. They display an unusual fusion of Greek, Roman, and Egyptian iconography given the era of their construction.

In Egypt in the early centuries AD, the Roman Empire was in control, but the influences of ancient Egypt and Greek culture, due to the legacy of Alexander and the Ptolomies, were still strong.

The figures carved into the walls of the tomb often combine the forms of ancient Egyptian gods with Roman and Greek dress or creatures from Greek and Roman mythology with pharaonic symbols.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Alexandria National Museum
Alexandria National museum is located in a former Italianate mansion. It's the former home of a wood sales person.It used to house the United States consulate. The building dates back to 1926, located around a large garden, in addition to housing a basement. The three-storey palace was a meeting place for the Egyptian upper-class society of Alexandria.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Fort Qaitbey
Sultan Qaitbey built this picturesque fortress during the 14th century to defend Alexandria from the advances of the Ottoman Empire. His efforts were in vain since the Ottomans took control of Egypt in 1512, but the fortress has remained, strategically located on a thin arm of land that extends out into Alexandria’s harbor from the corniche.

The fortress’ current form is not the original. It was heavily damaged during the British bombardment of Alexandria during a nationalist uprising against British hegemony in 1882 and rebuilt around the turn of the 20th century.

As with most things in Alexandria, the building itself is not what is most significant about this location. Qaitbey built the fortress here to take advantage of an exist foundation on the site—that of the legendary Pharos Lighthouse, which by the 14th century had fallen into ruins due to repeated damage by earthquakes.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Ancient Roman Amphitheater
Roman amphitheatres are amphitheatres – large, circular or oval open-air venues with raised seating – built by the ancient Romans. They were used for events such as gladiator combats, venationes (animal slayings) and executions. About 230 Roman amphitheatres have been found across the area of the Roman Empire. Early amphitheatres date from the republican period,[1] though they became more monumental during the imperial era .

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Montazah Gardens
The extensive Montaza Palace grounds first had the Salamlek Palace, built in 1892 by Khedive Abbas II, the last Muhammad Ali Dynasty ruler to hold the Khedive title over the Khedivate of Egypt and Sudan. It was used as a hunting lodge and residence for his companion.[1]

The larger Al-Haramlik Palace and royal gardens were added to the Montaza Palace grounds, being built by King Fuad I in 1932, as a summer palace. It is in a mixture of Ottoman and Florentine styles, with two towers. One of these towers rises distinctively high above with elaborated Italian Renaissance design details. The palace has long open arcades facing the sea along each floor.

President Anwar El-Sadat renovated the original Salamlek Palace as an official presidential residence. It was most recently used by former president Hosni Mubarak

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

A massive 30m column looms over the debris of the glorious ancient settlement of Rhakotis, the original township from which Alexandria grew. Known as Pompey’s Pillar, for centuries the column, hewn from red Aswan granite, has been one of the city’s prime sights: a single, tapered shaft, 2.7m at its base and capped by a fine Corinthian capital. The column rises out of the sparse ruins of the Temple of Serapeum, a magnificent structure that stood here in ancient times

The column was named by travellers who remembered the murder of the Roman general Pompey by Cleopatra’s brother, but an inscription on the base (presumably once covered with rubble) announces that it was erected in AD 291 to support a statue of the emperor Diocletian.

Underneath the column, steps lead downward to the ruins of the great temple of Serapis, the hybrid Greek and Egyptian god of Alexandria. Also here was the ‘daughter library’ of the Great Library of Alexandria, which was said to have contained copies and overflow of texts. These scrolls could be consulted by anyone using the temple, making it one of the most important intellectual and religious centres in the Mediterranean.
The temple was attacked during the Jewish Revolt in AD 115–117, but it was the Christians who launched a final assault on pagan intellectuals in AD 391 and destroyed the Serapeum and its library, leaving just the lonely pillar standing. The site is now very forlorn, little more than rubble pocked by trenches and holes, with a couple of narrow shafts from the Serapeum to explore below, a few sphinxes (originally from Heliopolis) and a surviving Nilometer (a structure used to measure and record the level of the Nile in ancient times). The pillar on top is the only ancient monument remaining whole and standing in Alexandria today. The guards can be slightly pushy here.

When taking a taxi here, ask for it by the Arabic name, Amoud Al Sawari. The fare should be LE30 to LE35 from Midan Saad Zaghloul.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

5 stars! A must do trip
amandarB7840XH, 10-09-2022
Our guide Mohamed Salama was amazing from the beginning of our trip to even after we departed for the day! His kindness and passion for the history of Alexandria is palable and makes everything much more interesting to see. Alexandria was amazing and not to be missed!
Best guide in Alexandria
Hogan91, 03-03-2022
Best experience in Alexandria, nice people , guide was informative, cover all the main attractions, Lunch was very delicious by the sea
Bibliotheca Alexandria - the museum of royal jewlery - tram riding - food food food
M2244PHsarahh, 27-02-2022
It was a great time in Alexandria. Nevine took us to many places there from museums to restaurants.
Thanks Nevine
Best tour with Deluxe tour
nadeenz2022, 26-02-2022
As single women with my kids in middel east for first time!wanted to make sure to find good company to make sure all well organized,
Best thing when i contacted deluxe tour Geroge was really helpful answered me withvall detials
Every thing was clear with good price
We felt veryvsafe every where we been with deluxe tour been so looked after and super organized
Best tour ever
mareezh2022, 26-02-2022
Had amazing time with deluxe tour!visited luxor nole cruise and saw the pyramid was amazing with camel rode had such amazing time no hustle at all our tour guide Peter was so helpful and help us to get our souvenir from local in great price. We got chance to see the library of Alexandria was so wisdom and lunch by sea view best seafood ever
Definitely will book with them again,




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