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Alexandria sightseeing – Cairo to Alexandria – Cairo tours

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Duration

Full Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

6 people

Languages

English

Overview

Cairo Alexandria for Alexandria sightseeing  

Alexandria sightseeing, this excursion from Cairo to Alexandria with Sempre Travel Egypt, takes you two the second biggest city of Egypt, the pearl of the Mediterranean, a coast town with a long history.   

Price per Person

1 Person: 220.00 €
from 2 People: 140.80 €
from 3 People: 114.40 €
from 4 People: 99.00 €
from 5 People: 90.20 €
from 6 People: 85.80 €
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Alexandria Catacombs - Kom El Shoqafa
  • Pompey Pillar Alexandria
  • Qaitbay Citadel
  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Itinerary

Tour Program

Early in the morning we start our tour from Cairo to Alexandria, the so-called peral of the Mediterranean with the pick-up from your accommodation in Cairo. Enjoy the ride through an area rich in palm trees and discover old mansions from the time of the English colony. After arriving in Alexandria our first stop takes us to the

Alexandria Catacombs – Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa


The Alexandria Catacombs from one of the largest cemeteries from the Roman period and was built three levels deep into the rock-cut underground. The Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, dating from the Greco Roman times, were carved up to 35 meters deep into the rock and housed more than 300 mummies. Formerly they were used as a burial place for a single wealthy family. The mixture of Greco Roman and ancient Egyptian culture is reflected in the reliefs of the walls and makes the Alexandria Catacombs a special sight. We continue our tour to the

Pompey Pillar Alexandria,


a 28-meter high, red granite column, one of the Alexandria Egypt Landmarks, was given a misleading name. The inscription on the column proves that it was not intended for Pompeii as the crusaders believed at the time but built as a memorial column for Diocletian, a Roman emperor.

We take a break for our lunch in a local restaurant bevor we drive to the entrance of the eastern port of Alexandria to visit the

Qaitbay Citadel


built in 1480. The Qaitbay Citadel was owned by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf Ad-Din Qaitbay and built as one of many castles along Egypt's coast to strengthen the Egyptian coastline against the Ottomans at the time.

On the eastern part of Pharos Island, on the site of the formerly famous Alexandria lighthouse, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, he built the Qaitbay Citadel. The Pharos Lighthouse worked until the Arab conquest and was gradually destroyed by several disasters until an earthquake in the 14th century completely destroyed it.

Our Cairo tours continue to the world-famous

Bibliotheca Alexandrina


Our Cairo Alexandria excursion also includes a visit to the world-famous Bibliotheca Alexandrina that houses the most extensive collection of Historical books worldwide.

Today the new architectural style of the Alexandria Library also catches parts of the former building that lost many irreplaceable treasures in a big fire. Donations from all over the world helped the Bibliotheca Alexandria to regain its fame all over the world.

Our Cairo Alexandria for Alexandria sightseeing excursion ends with the visit of the impressive Bibliotheca Alexandrina in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Alexandria – the pearl of the Mediterranean. After an adventurous day, we take you back to your accommodation in Cairo.

Everything about the excursion

TOUR TYPE: Culture  

TOUR LENGTH: Full Day 

 VISIT: according to the itinerary 

PICK-UP POINT: Your accommodation in Cairo   

PICK-UP TIME: around 06:00 a.m.    

RETURN: Your accommodation in Cairo    

General information:      


Travel Guide:  

All our guides are experienced Egyptologists with at least 5 years of experience.    

Vehicles:  

All our vehicles are have modern equipment and have air-condition.       

Payment:   


To secure the booking, a 25 % deposit of the travel price is due, this can be done online by credit card, Visa and Master or bank transfer.      

The remaining amount of 75 % must be paid before the start of the excursion on the day of travel and can be paid with credit card or cash.      

The booking of your trip is considered complete and confirmed by your tour operator, as soon as we have received the 25 % deposit.      

Children's prices:   


Children from 0 - 2 years free of charge (except for flight excursions)      

Children from 3 to 11 years of age receive a 50 % discount      

Children from 12 years old are considered an adult 

Included/Excluded

  • Transfer from and to your accommodation
  • All transfers with modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • All sights mentioned in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees for visits according to the itinerary
  • Professional Egyptologist during the privately guided tour
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Water during the tour
  • Assistance from travel agents with pick-up and return
  • Personal Expenses during the tour

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FAQs

What do I have to bring with me?
Sun and wind protection
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Comfortable Shoes
Jacket in the wintertime
Light cotton clothing in the summertime
Passport valid for 6 months
Photo / Video camera
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