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Egypt Shore Excursions
/ Day Tour to Rosetta from Alexandria Port
Rashid or Rosetta is 65 km east of Alexandria. The name of the city is very famous among Egyptologists as the famous Rosetta stone was discovered in 1800.
The day tour to Rosetta starts with meeting your guide at the exit door of your cruise ship at the port of Alexandria. The drive to your first stop will take about 1 hour. The first place you visit is the fort of Qaitbay. This fort was built in 1262 to protect the city and Sultan Qaitbay restored its tower in 1479. Your Egyptologist guide will explain all the history of the fort. Next stop, you will visit the Rosetta National museum, which is situated in one of the Ottoman houses. This house was owned by a Turkish merchant called Hussein Arab Killy. The house dates back to the 18 century and gives the visitors an idea of what a traditional Ottoman house would look like. The museum exhibits many artifacts from the Islamic and Coptic eras in addition to others that were dug in Rashid and some places around. It has also a copy of the Rosetta stone. The Rosetta branch of the Nile is where the River ends and flows up into the Mediterranean Sea. It will be very enjoyable to ride a felucca on the Nile's mouth for a refreshing end of your day tour. In the end. You will return to your cruise ship in Alexandria Port.
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.
Up to 2 years: FREE
Age from 2 and below 6 years: 25% of adult price
Age from 6 up to 11 years: 50% of adult price
Ages 12 and up: adult price.
Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents (Maximum 1 Child sharing parent's room).
If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply.
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