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Private Customizable Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo
"Your guide will pick you up at 7am for the drive to Alexandria (about 3 hours) by a private modern a/c van (WiFi on board). Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great in 334 B.C and remained capital of Egypt for about 1000 years. Now it is the second biggest city and the biggest seaport in Egypt.Choose your favorite four items out of this list for a customized tour - simply tell your private tour guide at the start of the tour what you would like to see:Libr Pharos)National Museum of AlexandriaRoman theater (Roman Amphitheater)Gardens and palaces of MontazahIncluded in this tour is lunch of fresh seafood of the Mediterranean and enough time for pictures with professional advice. At the end
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Discover Alexandria: Day Tour from Cairo to Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa Pompeys Pillar National Museum and Montaza Gardens with Lunch
"Your tour start around 07:00 am (depends on the pick-up location) from Cairo when you meet a professional English speaking representative who will escort you to your vehicle and introduce your Egyptologist to you. Then you will start your journey to Alexandria in your private air-conditioned vehicle with your private Egyptologist which is a Roman triumphal column in Alexandria Egypt and the largest of its type constructed outside the imperial capitals of Rome and Constantinople. Then you will continue to the catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa which are considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. After you visit the catacombs yo including pieces from Heraklion and Canopus. Objects include canopic jars Mashrabiya
From $55.00
 
City of Greco-Roman Landmarks - Alexandria From Cairo
"Meet your guide at your location in Cairo transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle to Alexandria through the desert road upon arrival visiting the Greco- Roman Museum which houses a good collection of rare Roman relics and coins (The National museum instead if it is closed). Then proceed to Qaitbay Citadel which was built on the site of the ancient Pharaohs (lighthouse) of Alexandria and walk around El Mursi Abul Abbas Mosque. Visit the Catacombs which are the largest Roman Cemetery consisting of three leve"""Get inside a private vehicle with your friends or family and head to Alexandria which is one of the largest cities in Egypt. For one day
From $108.00

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Bars in Alexandria: Spit Fire

Spit Fire is a bar down town and is mostly frequented by expats and foreign visitors such as tourists and sailors.
You can have a beer here and also some food is served and in the mean time you can read all the signs stickers and name cards left by other visitors!

Dress Code Up to you!

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Levente_D
Mar 16, 2005

The Spitfire Bar, for drinks...

The Spitfire Bar, for drinks with friends (it would not be much fun alone)

For a city of several millions, Alexandria is an extraordinarily hard place in which to get a drink!

Apart from the Spitfire Bar and the Portuguese Club' (which also goes by the names of the 'Portuguese General Association' club and 'Carlos' Bar'), there is, apparently, a well known bar on Hurriya (one of the main avenues), called 'Bar Havana', which however, is unmarked by any sign. No doubt the main guidebooks would have the address.

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ianrmillard
May 31, 2003

Nightlife is not that...

Nightlife is not that interesting in Alex

Bellydancing has been all but wiped out by Islamic fanaticism, there are few expats and tourists who might sustain more liveliness and many places make it hard or impossible for you to get even an Egyptian beer.

A few ideas: the Spitfire Bar (address near Ramla..in most guide books) which is OK for a drink with a group but would be boring to go to alone; the ''Portuguese Club', members only but many foreigners in Alex do belong; the large opulent cafes round or very close to Ramla tram terminus, which do have an authentic whiff of Graham Greene, Lawrence Durrell and the golden International Period of the city (1860-1940), when Alex had 300,000 Alexandrian 'Greeks' and many British and French officials, military people etc to leaven the mix.

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ianrmillard
May 31, 2003

Bars in Alexandria: Familly Business

Spit Fire is run now by Hassan but the bar was opened by his grandfather in the early 1900 and so it is one of the oldest bars (if not the oldest) in Alexandria.

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Mar 16, 2005
 
 
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fort of Qaitbey

The citadel also known as fort Qaitbey is an impressive building, but what made it somehow magic for me was the fact that here the ancent lighthouse of Alexandria was located. The forth was built in...
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Montazah palace and gardens

We had taken a picnic lunch - and lots of water because it was 30 degrees in October - and found a quiet spot to sit down and eat. After we finished eating we walked towards the beach. There is a path...
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Anfushi tombs

The Anfushi tombs These limestone tombs, which date from about 250 BC, are painted to simulate alabaster and marble. They are decorated with pictures of Egyptian gods and daily life, along with...
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Pompey's Pillar

Pompeii Pillar All that remains of this huge temple is one huge red granite pillar, two sphinx and some ruins. The temple was built in 207AD for the Roman Emperor Diocletian . It is called Pompeii’s...
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