Alexandria Day Tour From Cairo (Real Life)

$120.00
Duration
14 hours
Max People
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Min Age
2+
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Embarking on a day tour from Cairo to the enchanting city of Alexandria is a voyage through time, an opportunity to explore the coastal gem that has witnessed millennia of history, from ancient pharaohs to modern Egyptian culture. This real-life experience takes you on a whirlwind adventure, capturing the essence of this vibrant city on the Mediterranean coast.

The Citadel of Qaitbay: As your journey begins, the imposing Citadel of Qaitbay greets you. This 15th-century fortress, built atop the foundations of the legendary Lighthouse of Alexandria, offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea. As you explore the citadel's stone walls, cannons, and towers, you'll be transported to an era when Alexandria was a strategic maritime stronghold.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina: A short drive away lies the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a modern marvel paying homage to the ancient Library of Alexandria. Its futuristic architecture is a stark contrast to the city's historical treasures. Inside, you'll find a vast collection of books and manuscripts, as well as exhibitions that delve into the city's intellectual legacy. The library is a symbol of Alexandria's commitment to preserving knowledge and culture.

Pompey's Pillar and Serapeum: Continuing your journey, you'll encounter Pompey's Pillar, a towering monolith that stands as a testament to Roman influence in the region. Nearby, the Serapeum, once a temple dedicated to the god Serapis, offers a glimpse into Egypt's fusion of ancient religious beliefs. The ruins echo with stories of cultural exchange and transformation.

Montaza Palace and Gardens: In the afternoon, you'll visit the Montaza Palace and its beautifully landscaped gardens. This former royal retreat boasts stunning architecture and serene surroundings, making it an ideal spot to relax and reflect on your journey through Alexandria's history.

The Corniche and Stanley Bridge: A leisurely drive along the Corniche offers picturesque views of the Mediterranean coastline. The Stanley Bridge, an iconic landmark, stretches across the bay and invites you to take a walk along its promenade. As you stroll, you'll encounter local vendors, charming cafes, and the rhythmic sound of waves crashing against the rocks.

Evening Return to Cairo: As the sun sets over the Mediterranean, you'll make your way back to Cairo, filled with memories of Alexandria's unique blend of ancient wonders and modern vitality. This day tour encapsulates the essence of Alexandria, a city that has endured the ages, welcoming travelers to uncover its rich tapestry of history and culture.

Includes:

  • Pickup from your hotel and return
  • Expert English speaking tour guide
  • All transfers by modern air conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sites
  • All services charges and taxes

Excludes:

  • Tipping
  • Any extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
Highlights
  • Alexandria Day Tour From Cairo

Tour Plan

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Alexandria Day Tour From Cairo

Morning: Departure from Cairo

  • 6:00 AM: Start your day early with a pick-up from your Cairo accommodation by your tour guide and driver.
  • 6:30 AM: Depart for Alexandria, which is approximately a 2.5 to 3-hour drive from Cairo.

Morning Activities in Alexandria:

  • 9:30 AM: Arrive in Alexandria and begin your exploration of this historic city.
  • 10:00 AM: Visit the Citadel of Qaitbay, perched on the Mediterranean coast, and explore its impressive fortifications.
  • 11:30 AM: Head to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and spend time exploring its modern library and cultural exhibitions.

Lunch: Alexandria's Local Cuisine

  • 1:00 PM: Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, savoring fresh seafood and traditional Egyptian dishes.

Afternoon Activities in Alexandria:

  • 2:30 PM: Visit Pompey's Pillar, one of Alexandria's iconic Roman monuments, and learn about its historical significance.
  • 3:30 PM: Explore the ruins of the Serapeum and delve into the city's ancient religious heritage.
  • 4:30 PM: Visit Montaza Palace and Gardens, enjoying a leisurely stroll through its lush grounds.

Evening Activities and Return to Cairo:

  • 6:00 PM: Take a scenic drive along the Corniche, enjoying views of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • 7:00 PM: Walk across Stanley Bridge, savoring the seaside atmosphere and perhaps stopping at a local cafe.
  • 8:00 PM: Begin your journey back to Cairo, reflecting on the day's discoveries.
  • 10:30 PM: Arrive back at your Cairo accommodation, marking the end of your memorable Alexandria day tour.

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