Overnight Tour to Cairo & Alexandria

Day 01:

Beauty Egypt Tours guide and manager will be waiting inside Postsaid Port for you. They will be holding  a sign showing your name. You do not need to look for them – they will be waiting for you and will find you.

From the moment your tour starts, your guides will give you full attention. Once in the car, your guide will talk to you about all the things on the way as well as other aspects of your tour that will interest you.

Travel to the Great Pyramids one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, enjoy a panoramic view of the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Visit The Great Sphinx, the Valley Temple &  many outstanding photo stops. Move on to visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities that includes King Tutankhamen’s treasures.

Enjoy lunch at local restaurant.

An optional shopping tour at the traditional bazaars where you can purchase a range of traditional souvenirs.

From there, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Optional Activities :

 You can book an evening trip to the fabulous sound and light show at the Pyramids
 Go aboard a luxurious Nile cruise ship for dinner, belly dancing and an oriental show for 2 hours

Day 02:

Breakfast in a hotel, Our Ramasside tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo, 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. Ptolemy built the original library and he now proudly stands outside the library overseeing the new library. You can then also see the free museums/collections such as The Saddat Museum and the ancient and modern art collections on display.

Note: Alexandria Library is closed on Fridays and on every public holiday. To enter the reading area you will need to purchase a ticket.

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.

You will have lunch at the modern Fish market restaurant or at the traditional restaurant called Mohamed Ahmed’s. The Queen of Spain and many famous people go there when they visit Alexandria.

Optional: Should you wish you can then take a break in either a good quality coffee and cake shop or stop at a shisha cafe where you can get traditional mint tea and smoke shisha before the next part of your day.

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 where everything for household, beauty and crafts can be seen. The most spectacular 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.

The car will then take you to the gardens of Montaza. On the way you can quickly have a 2 minute stop by the King of Mango and drink at Alexandrian’s drive thru freshly squeezed juices plus have a photo stop at 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 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, Finally, you will be escorted back to Port said or Alexandria Port

Your overnight trip from Portsaid, with Ramasside Tours, has been designed to help you enjoy the maximum amount of Egypt with the least amount of time.

If you want to customize your trip, please let us know.

Notes:

Comfortable walking shoes and sun hat are recommended.
Tour can start from Alexandria and end in Port said or vice versa.

Includes:

Free WIFI: Complimentary Wi Fi on board most of our vehicles, free wifi zone in our chosen hotels and Nile cruises
 Pick up services from Port & return (by the cruise exit door)
 All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
 B&B in a 5 star Hotel ( le Meridien – Oberoi Mena house – Fairmont Nile city )
 Expert tour guide
 Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
 Mineral water on board the vehicle during the tour
 Lunch both days (drinks not included)
 All Service charges & taxes.

Excludes (Optional) :

 Sound light show
 Nile cruise dinner

Like It?