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Alexandria Day Trip from Cairo

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    What to Expect
    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Ad Doqi A, Dokki, Giza Governorate, Egypt
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
    • Entry/Admission - Bibliotheca Alexandrina
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Amazing tour. Our tour guide very intelligent and very kind, with an excellent English and always looking for our safety and interests. Highly recommendable
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    Our guide Loay ahmed, has very good knowledge on the places we visited, very helpful with being able to show us around the places as well as allowing plenty of time to have a look around each place, like the catacombs ourselves and able to take photos once everything about the
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    I was the only person on this tour which was very much in my favour. Loay Ahmed was my guide for the day. He was full of knowledge and information which helped pass the 2 hour drive to Alexandria. Loay made sure I had express entry into all the sights, negotiating the entry
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    Great day and tour of Alexandria with Mohmed O. You can tell that he really loves his job as any question I posed throughout the day was met with bright eyes and a big smile. The 2.5 drive to Alexandria was easy with a restroom break about 1/2 way. The day goes by quickly with a
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    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 and
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    By: Cairo Urban Adventures
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