Royal Garden Hotel Cairo

Villa Yousef Wahby, 29 Abou Hazem Street, Off Pyrami ds, Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo to Alexcandria

by Box516

We will be staying in Cairo with our tour group. We will forgo on day in Cairo to go to Alexandria overnight. We need advice on transportation accommodations and tours. We are senior citizens. Can anyone help with suggestions as to the Railroad station, buying tickets, hotels near the station in Alexandria? and a recommended tour guide?

Re: Cairo to Alexcandria

by theknight

Cairo to Alex is just over two hours by car / direct train. The train Journey is very comfortable and will save you the hassle of traffic Jams. Book in advance at Ramsis station and make sure you book a direct train. The last time I made that journey was a couple of years ago and it did cost around 40 LEs for a return first class ticket. You can also book a limo to take you to alex and this should cost anything between 250 - 500 LEs (one way) for a small group of about five. There are many hotels in Alex and the choice very much depends on your budget and where you want to be .. sea view etc.. Not much to see in Alex for your to pay a tour guide. A bit of reading & preparation would help and when you land in Alex just flag down a Taxi (black & yellow) and hire him for the day. This should cost you no more that 150 LEs (inclusive). Make sure you agree on a price before you get into that taxi. haggle hard & speak to more than one driver if you have to. He will then drive you around for the day and take you back to your hotel & may be also drive you back to the train station .. All the best

Travel Tips for Cairo

From Cairo airport to alex

by theknight

Hi there
I have been making the trip between cairo airport and Alex about three times/year for a couple of years now, flying in via KLM & arriving in the early hours of the morning. In the airport, just after you leave the customs area, you will find desks for three or four limo companies. You will not be able to miss them, even if you wanted to, as some of them will approach you and ask if you wanted a taxi. They will tell you that they have fixed prices but still, don't be afraid to haggle. They will probably charge you something bettween LE 500 - LE 800 , for a nice clean & A/C car, although will try to charge you more. If you get out of that area you can pick an ordinary Taxi (black & white cabs). These will charge you less (although the quality of cars is less) & you should aim for LE 250 - LE 300 but do haggle hard and make sure that you both have agreed on a price and that no misunderstanding is possible. If you are happy with the driver take his mobile number and use him for your return trip .. telling him that will also make him "nicer" to you even if you change your mind later on. For your return, you can either use the superjet or one of these drivers. There are also cab companies in Alex which you can phone a couple of days in advance & arrange .. Again, this should not cost you more that LE 300.. Enjoy your trip anyway !

tour operators in Cairo

by njay22

FYI> I paid USD90 for a basic tour package incl:

(1) train to Cairo->Aswan->Luxor->Cairo (I had free option of Aswan -> Luxor by BASIC feluca)
(2) 2-start accom
(3) transfers and transport to all the tourist sites incl basic guide
(3) 5 days I think (incl 1 free day in Aswan and Luxor).

I made it a 3-day trip and went to Sharm-el-sheikh as well.

The bus was about 55 egyptian pounds (I think).

Cairo is rather boring - the pyramids are not that great. Luxor, Aswa, Red Sea are AWESOME. Red Sea, Luxor, Aswan

The Coptic Christian religion in Egypt

by Diana75

The remaining almost 10% of the population are Christians belonging to the Coptic Orthodox Church, most of them being located in the upper Egypt around Cairo and Alexandria.

According to the estimations the numbers of Egyptian Copts is from 3 million to 7 million.

Egypt was Christianized during the first century AD, when the country was part of the Roman Empire, by St Mark.

The head of the Coptic Christian it is called pope and is traditionally based in Alexandria.The current Pope is Shenudah III.

The Copts can be recognized from the cross tattoo on their hand.

An island in the Nile!

by marimar_72

One of my favorite sections of Cairo is Zamalek, an island in the Nile that basically lies between modern downtown Cairo and Giza. It is an upscale, garden area with a number of attractions as well as many embassies, schools popular hotels.
Zamalek,is an inner city upper class neighborhood, the Bermuda Triangle of the city's pleasure-seekers - a place where one can become blissfully lost wandering between the restaurants, bars and pubs. I took this picture from the airplane! though it was a little foggy but still you can see the zamalek island!

How to get along in Cairo

by Bryskiboy

If you smile and remember to be polite then the world of Cairo will open up to you. Do not talk for the sake of talking, be comfortable to just sit and relax, enjoying the views. Cairoans prefer quieter people to one who babble non-stop. By all means ask about things, that's fine as long as it's relevant.

SMILE, SAY THANKYOU. Be appreciative of the Cairoan generosity. The people are extremely polite and friendly and hospitable. Don't ever worry about this, but you may be expeted to buy something in the end, not always, but it's fun doing it and you meet real people.


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