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Egypt Excursions and Day Tours
/ Alexandria Day Tour from Alexandria
The Coastal city of Alexandria is the second-most populated city in Egypt after Cairo. As the capital of Egypt for one thousand years in the past, Alexandria has its distinguished character among Egyptian cities. It is well-known for its long Greek and Roman history and blends of many cultures.
Spending a day tour in Alexandria is the best way to know the taste and atmosphere of this Mediterranean city in Egypt. You will find out different it is from other cities like Cairo, Luxor or Aswan. Alexandria was named after its founder Alexander the Great of Macedonia in 332 B.C.
During the Greek era, the city was the center of culture in the region; it had the biggest library in the world and it had one of the wonders of the world, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, and much more.
The day tour to the city includes visits to the major attractions there such as the Catacombs, the Fort of Qaitbay, the modern library of the city, and the Pompey pillar.
Upon meeting your tour guide in Alexandria hotel or port, discover the impressive mixture between Egyptian art, architecture, and burial traditions with the Roman ones through your visit to the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa. A 1900 years old Roman subterranean tomb where cremated and mummified bodies were preserved. Following this, you will visit the site of the Pompey pillar. This place contains the ruins of the temple of Serapis and the tallest granite pillar in the city Enjoy the best view over the city and the sea from the Fort of Qaitbay, a 15th fort built on top of the original location of the Lighthouse that was gone. The fort was meant to protect the Eastern harbor of the city.
Moving to the modern library, you will spend some time touring that huge and modern library that was built as a revival of the ancient one. During the day tour, you will have free time to consider the seafood and cafe culture that the city is famous for a long time ago.
At all the sites, you visit, your tour guide will provide all the information and history of each place. The tour can be easily customized by adding more sites.
Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until April 30th, 2020. Please inquire for pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.
Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired holiday. Space on a given tour will be secured upon receipt a deposit of 25% of the full price. This payment will be 50% during the Christmas and New Year holidays and on packages including airfare. This deposit counts as part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by bank wire transfer or sent via Western Union or paid using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Payment should be received within 7 days of booking.
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