Overnight Trip to Alexandria from Cairo

Day 1: Cairo – Alexandria Tour 1

Pickup from your hotel, Travel to Alexandria, First visit the insides of the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa which are the largest Roman Cemetery consisting of three levels cut in the rock. Then you will drive to visit the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria with the display of the sunken monuments of Alexandria which were discovered under the East harbor of Alexandria. You will also drive by Pompay’s Pillar and stop for a photo stop, (it was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian at the end of the 4th century) .

Next stop is the library of Alexandria; the biggest library in the world – now with 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.

You will visit the library’s reading hall inside, president Saddat Museum and impressions of Alexandria Museum.

Note: Alexandria Library is closed on Fridays and on every public holiday.

Optional lunch at a modern Fish Restaurant (Fish Market with sea view).

The car will then take you to visit the church of St. Mark – the oldest church in Africa. Through your drive you will see the old downtown and the local historical architecture which 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. then travel in comfort back to your hotel.

(Optional) Evening trip to have a Dinner at the Greek Club Restaurant with a beautiful view of the Mediterranean coast at night.

Overnight in Alexandria.

Day 2: Alexandria Tour 2 – Cairo

Breakfast. Beauty Egypt Tours guide will pick you up from your hotel.

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.

Optional lunch at at a modern Fish Restauran . (Fish Market with sea view).

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. 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 and then visit the Citadel from inside.

The car will then take you to the gardens of Montaza. The beautiful coastline and all the views of the city are in route to Montaza Palace and gardens which is approx 25 km away, including the old harbor 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 bridge of Stanley – the modern landmark of modern Alexandria.

Return to Cairo with an A/C car. Arrival and transfer to your hotel in Cairo.

Includes:

1 Night hotel accommodation in Alexandria on Bed & Breakfast basis.
Entrance fees to all mentioned sites.
All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
Expert tour guide
All Service charges & taxes

Excludes:

Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
Tipping

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