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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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Enjoy the sunset in Montazah

Walking further to the east of Montazah palace, you reach a sandy cove with a semi-private beach that is popular with picnicking families. There are also opportunities for some watersports and swimming, although the beach does not look too inviting.

Across a Victorian bridge from the beach is a an island that is perfect spot for admiring the beautiful Mediterranean sunset. The whole show is even made more scenic by a small lighthouse on a breakwater that juts out into the Meditteranean (see picture) and by the small boats moored lazily close to the shore. It's a perfect place to end a long day of sightseeing before you hit the shisha (waterpipe) cafés.

For directions on how to get to Montazah, check out this tip.

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Tijavi
Aug 18, 2007

Montaza Palace with its 115...

Montaza Palace with its 115 acre complex is surrounded by great walls from the south, east and west, and with the beach on its north side. This area used to belong to the Mohamed Ali family, that ruled Egypt from the mid 19th century until 1952. The construction was started in 1892 by King Abbas II, who built a large palace inside the complex called the Salamlek. In 1932, King Fuad built a larger palace and called it the Haramlik. His son, King Farouk, built a bridge to the sea to act as a water front. The rest of the 115 acres is nothing but beautiful gardens. Palm trees and gazelles cover the area. This is a wonderful spot to enjoy the beauty of Alexandria

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behappy
Aug 26, 2002

El-Salamlek Palace
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El-Salamlek Palace
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In the year 1892, El-Salamlek Palace was built by H.H. Khedive Abbas Helmi II as a hunting lodge for his Hangro-Austrian mistress Countess May-Torok von Szendro (later wife under the name: Gawidan Hanem Abdallah) The Palace was built by the Greek architect Dimitri Fabricious Pasha (Chief architect of teh Khedive). The Palace is situated on a hill overlooking the emerald mediterranean sea at the glorious Montazah bay as well as the most beautifully landscaped gardens in Alexandria (Al Montazah).

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Aug 26, 2002

The Montazah Palace, the...

The Montazah Palace, the grounds of which are open most days to the public for a very small entrance fee. Avoid Fridays, which is like Sunday in a Western country (more crowded and Egyptians find it hard to relax without local pop music blasting from ghetto blasters). Montazah, which contains the former palace of King Farouk (now the summer residence of the Egyptian President) has its own rail station (an uncomfortable half hour plus third class ride from Misra Station) or take bus or simply hail a taxi (if you can bear to haggle).

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Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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fort of Qaitbey

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Montazah palace and gardens

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Anfushi tombs

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Pompey's Pillar

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