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Private Day Tour at Alexandria From Cairo

Alexandria, EG
Alexandria, EG
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Experience the wonders of Alexandria on a private day tour that will leave you breathless. Explore the magnificent library of Alexandria, home to 8 million books and impressive statues of Alexander the Great and Ptolemy the first. Immerse yourself in history as you discover the ancient Roman Amphitheater and the oldest church in Africa, St. Mark's. Walk through the vibrant downtown area, filled with traditional markets and charming architecture. Visit the historic El Nabi Daniel Mosque and enjoy an optional lunch at a famous Alexandrian food place. Marvel at the grandeur of the Abbo Elabbas Mosque and the picturesque old harbor. Capture stunning photos of Quaitbay castle and the famous bridge of Stanley. With a knowledgeable guide and comfortable transportation, this private day tour is the perfect way to experience the beauty and culture of Alexandria.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 11 hours - 12 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Visit the largest library in the world
  • Explore the old city-center of Alexandria
  • See the oldest church in Africa
  • Visit the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city
  • Capture stunning photos at Quaitbay castle
  • Snacks
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All fees and taxes
  • tour guide
  • Tipping

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Introduction

Explore the wonders of ancient Egypt and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Alexandria with the Private Day Tour at Alexandria From Cairo. This tour offers you an experience of a lifetime, where you can discover iconic landmarks, stroll through vibrant markets, and marvel at architectural masterpieces.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect a captivating journey through Alexandria's fascinating past and present. Start your day by visiting the legendary library of Alexandria, home to over 8 million books. Delve into the history as our knowledgeable guide explains the design of the library and its significant artifacts. Take memorable photographs with the remarkable statues of Alexander the Great and Ptolemy the first. Continue your exploration with a visit to the ancient Roman Amphitheater, where you can witness the intriguing display of sunken monuments discovered beneath the East harbor of Alexandria. Discover the oldest church in Africa, St. Mark's Church, and wander through the charming streets of the old downtown, adorned with baroque and French-style architecture. Explore the bustling markets filled with traditional Egyptian sweets and treats, offering a glimpse into the vibrant local culture.

Who is this for?

This tour caters to all history enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and culture lovers. Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple, or a family, this experience is designed to provide you with a deeper understanding and appreciation of Egypt's remarkable heritage. Embrace the opportunity to learn about different civilizations, explore ancient sites, and indulge in the local atmosphere. This tour is inclusive and suitable for anyone eager to delve into the history and beauty of Alexandria.

Why book this?

Embark on this private day tour to Alexandria and unlock the secrets of this captivating city. With our experienced guide, you'll gain unique insights into the historical and cultural significance of each landmark. From the grandeur of the library to the hidden gems of the old downtown, every moment of this tour encapsulates the essence of Alexandria. Immerse yourself in the vibrant markets, try traditional Egyptian cuisine, and witness the breathtaking views from Quaitbay Castle. This tour promises an enriching, awe-inspiring experience that will leave you with everlasting memories.

Good to know

When booking this tour, keep in mind that the library of Alexandria is closed on Fridays and public holidays. To enter the reading area, you will need to purchase a ticket. Additionally, you have the option to enjoy a delightful lunch at a modern Fish Restaurant or savor traditional Alexandrian cuisine at Mohamed Ahmed’s, a renowned local food place. Don't forget your camera, as the picturesque corniche and old harbor provide incredible photo opportunities. Indulge in the local culture, admire the oldest market area in Mansheya, and explore the narrow streets of the traditional womens' markets. Finally, make sure to take a moment to appreciate the stunning modern landmark, the bridge of Stanley, before returning to your Cairo hotel.

Reviews

Travelers who have experienced the Private Day Tour at Alexandria From Cairo rave about the knowledgeable and friendly guides who bring the history of Alexandria to life. Visitors are particularly impressed by the grandeur of the library of Alexandria and the breathtaking views from Quaitbay Castle. The opportunity to explore the vibrant markets and taste the local cuisine adds an extra layer of authenticity to the tour. Overall, feedback highlights the tour's ability to provide an unforgettable experience and a deep appreciation for the rich heritage of Alexandria.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Alexandria

Travel to Alexandria. Start the tour with the library of Alexandria; the biggest library in the world – now with 8 million books. Visit it’s open court where you can see the statue of Alexander the Great and the statue of Ptolemy the first, which was found underwater nearby. Our guide will explain the design of the library from outside, you will have a chance for some photo stops. Note: Alexandria Library is closed on Fridays and on every public holiday. To enter the reading area you will need to purchase a ticket. Optional 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 car will then take you to visit the church of St. Mark – the oldest church in Africa, after which you will visit the old downtown of Alexandria where you can walk through the old city-center of Alexandria. Look at the traditional markets; where everything and anything is sold including traditional Egyptian sweets and treats. The architecture locally has baroque style designs and Italian and French style properties. Visit El Nabi Daniel Mosque which is believed by many people to be related to Alexander the great tomb, It is said to contain the remains of the scholar and venerated teacher Prophet Daniel and his companion Sidi Lokman el Hakim, a religious story-teller. Optional lunch stop at a modern Fish Restaurant or a famous and traditional Alexandrian food place called Mohamed Ahmed’s. The Queen of Spain and many famous people go there when they visit Alexandria. Continue your tour by passing through the oldest market area in Mansheya and see the traditional womens’ markets (zan’et etsetat) with very thin and narrow streets, gold market also exists here where everyone buys their wedding and engagement jewellery. 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: 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. On your way back you will stop over the famous bridge of Stanley – the modern landmark of modern Alexandria, then travel in comfort back to your hotel in Cairo.

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