ALEXANDRIA AND CAIRO

PRIVATE TOUR: 2-DAY CAIRO AND ALEXANDRIA TOUR
Explore the history of Alexandria from its ancient Egyptian roots through the Classical period to Roman times
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340 /Adult
170 / Child

Highlights

  • Take a trip to Alexandria, also well known as the ‘Pearl of the Mediterranean’ and see the ancient monuments of the city
  • The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is the largest Egyptian antiques museum in the world
  • The pyramids of Giza will reveal some interesting facts about the history and culture of ancient Egypt
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour

Description

With your own private Egyptologist guide to lead the way, you'll enjoy personalized attention on your private tour of Cairo and Alexandria. Famous for being called the "Pearl of the Mediterranean”, the captivating Alexandria will fascinate you with its mixture of history and modernity. You will visit the following sites:

* Day 1: Cairo

● Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Antiquities Museum has more than 120,000 ancient Egyptian artifacts on display including the famous Tutankhamun combination and the royal Mummy chamber which features eleven Pharaonic dignitaries. It is the largest Egyptian antiques museum in the world and comprises Relics covering the whole history of ancient Egypt.

● The Pyramids of Giza
Today it is the only one of the ancient Wonders still in existence. Giza is the home of best known Egyptian pyramids, including the largest one of Khufu. In addition to the major pyramids, there are also no less than six pyramids built for queens, together with even smaller cult pyramids. There are also numerous tombs, a number of temples and the mythical Great Sphinx.

* Day 2: Alexandria

● Bibliotheca Alexandrina
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina was set up by Demetrius Phalereus, with the aim of establishing a great research centre with a cosmopolitan library. The new library building is the largest reading space in the world. During the decline of this cultural period, the library was destroyed. Finally the former Egyptian President Mubarak took the initiative in restoring the library and it was initially opened to the public.

● Qaitbay Fort
Qaitbay Fort is an impressive structure, located on a narrow peninsula where one of the ancient wonders of the world, the renowned lighthouse. The Citadel overlooks Alexandria’s Eastern Harbor and contains ruins from the all famed Pharos and Lighthouse of Alexandria, a former wonder of the world.

● Abu Al-Abbas Al-Mursi Mosque
Abu Al Abbas Al Mursi is largest mosque in Alexandria; with a coloured frontispiece, four great domes, arabesque designs and a high minaret, the mosque is a marvelous sight. The Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque is the most historic and most remarkable mosque in the city.

● The Cathedral of St. Mark
Visit St. Mark’s Coptic Cathedral the oldest church in Africa and the residence of his Holiness the Pope of Alexandria, Patriarch of all Africa. The Cathedral is said to stand on the site of the church founded by St. Mark the Evangelist.

Inclusions

  • Pick up services from your hotel and return
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private English speaking guide throughout tours
  • One night in 4* hotel on B&B Basis
  • Nile river dinner Cruise in Cairo
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Lunch for 2 days at local restaurants
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned sights

Exclusions

  • Optional activities in Cairo and Alexandria
  • Any Extras not mentioned in the itinerary

Schedule

  • Tour type: private guided tour
  • Departure time: 03.00
  • Arrival in Cairo: 09.00
  • Return to Hurghada: 18.00 (Day 2)
  • Duration: 2 days (approx.)
  • Meeting / Ending point: your hotel


Ronald ' Photo -08 January 2017-

Traumhafter Ausflug nach Kairo u. Alexandria

Einen Ausflug nach Kairo zu den Pyramiden ist wohl ein Muss für jeden Ägypten-Fan. Die Sphinx haben wir gesehen, so ein Wahnsinnserlebnis. Am zweiten Tag um 6 Uhr ging es weiter nach Alexandria. Wir haben tolle Moschee und den Palast und waren auf einen Basar.

Ronald - Germany
Astrid ' Photo -28 October 2016-

2 Tagesausflug nach Kairo und Alexandria

Ich habe mit meinen drei Jungs einen Ausflug von Hurgahda nach Kairo und Alexandria gebucht. Es war ein fantastischer, sehr gut organisierter Ausflug mit unwahrscheinlich vielen Eindrücken.

Astrid - Germany
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