Alexandria day tour from Cairo
Duration: 11 h
Please take your passport with you.
1x 109 €
- Library of Alexandria
- St. Mark, oldest church in Africa
- Roman Amphitheatre
- Walking tour in old city center
- Abu el-Abbas Mosque
- The Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
- Quaitbay Castle photo stop
- Montaza gardens and palaces
- Stanley Bridge
- El Nabi Daniel Mosque
All about the trip
The tour will start with the Library of Alexandria, the biggest library in the world, which contains 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. Our guide will explain the design of the library from outside and you will have a chance to make some photos.
Visit the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria, where you can see the sunken monuments of Alexandria, which were discovered under the Eastern Harbour of Alexandria.
The car will then take you to visit the Church of St. Mark which is the oldest church in Africa. Next stop on our trip is the old downtown of Alexandria, where you can walk through the old city center of Alexandria. See the traditional markets, where everything and anything is sold, including traditional Egyptian sweets and treats. The local architecture has baroque elements with Italian and French style.
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 Fridays, a religious story-teller.
We can have a 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 our tour by passing through the oldest market area in Mansheya and see the traditional women's’ markets with very thin and narrow streets. Here is a a gold market where everyone buys their wedding and engagement jewellery.
Then the car will take you to visit the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city, the Abbo Elabbas Mosque.
The 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 marvellous.
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 the Ancient World. A most spectacular castle which is a great photo stop.
Next marwellous thing to see on our journey is Montaza Gardens. On the way there , you can quickly have an optional two minute stop by the King of Mango and drink at Alexandrian’s drive-thru freshly squeezed juices. You could take photos by 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 are approx 25 km away, including the old harbour 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.
On your way back you will stop over the famous Stanley Bridge, the modern landmark of Alexandria, then travel in comfort back to your hotel in Cairo.
What is included in the price
- All transfers by modern air-conditioned van from your hotel in Cairo
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Tour guide
- Entrance fees
- All service charges and taxes
What is not included in the price
- Meals and beverages
Please note, that Alexandria Library is closed on Fridays and on every public holiday. To enter the reading area you will need to purchase a ticket.
This activity is organised by Ramasside tours, Hilton Green Plaza 104, Cairo, 11511, Egypt, +201 005 759 364, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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