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Alexandria Day Trip from Cairo

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    Kick off your Alexandria day trip from Cairo when you meet your guide in the center of the city. Travel in air-conditioned comfort aboard a luxury coach as you make your way to Egypt’s second largest city. 
    Founded by Alexander the Great in 312 BC, the city’s coastal views and easy access to the Mediterranean Ocean make it a destination for travelers to this diverse nation. Follow your guide into the dark Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa and venture into the three levels of tunnels that make up the world’s largest Roman burial site. Learn about the chambers, sculptures and frescos and experience the spooky triclinium, where family held giant feasts to honor the fallen.
    Next, your guide will take you to the former site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, which was once recognized as one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Though the structure no longer exists, you’ll learn about its mythical past and get an up close look at the 15th century citadel known as Fort Qaitbey, which was built on these hallowed grounds.
    After a local lunch (own expense) your guide will take you on a tour of the Alexandria Library. Its disc-like shape is unusual for the area and is home to more than eight million books.
    Finally, no trip to this fine city is complete without a stop at the Alexandria National Museum. Wind through the halls filled with Greek and Roman artifacts and gain a deeper understanding of how these European lands influenced the development of Egypt. At the close of the tour your air-conditioned coach will transport you back to Cairo and return you to your original center-city starting point.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    The drive was long be prepared. It took 2 1/2hrs to get Alexandria. We stopped half way for snacks and toilet. When we arrived in Alexandria our first stop was the Catacombs. Our guide, Mohammed, was very knowledgeable and patient. He answered all our questions...More

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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Terrific day trip from Cairo to Alexandria. Mohammed was a wonderful guide. He was enthusiastic and very informed on the different sites we visited. The catacombs, the library and citadel are all worth seeing. We had a delicious fresh fish lunch at a restaurant overlooking...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank habermanal
    Reviewed 13 June 2019 via mobile

    We booked this tour as we have previously used Urban Adventures elsewhere with great success and also as it was more cost effective than similar tours we saw advertised. We were very fortunate to have Mohamed Osama as our guide- Mohamed was incredibly knowledgeable and...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Laura O
    Reviewed 8 May 2019

    Had a great experience with our guide mohamed osama. His knowledge and excitement just added to our experience. Would recommend to anyone.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Daniel S
    Reviewed 22 February 2019

    If you're in the area, you have to visit Alexandria to see the catacombs and the library (2nd largest in the world). Our guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions about the history of the sites. She was even...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    19 November 2018|
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    Probably not, but I carried my passport with me everywhere in Egypt. Just in case security asked for it, there are several security checkpoints throughout the country. I also made a photo copy of my passport and left it in... More
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