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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

More Tourist Traps in Alexandria

Shopping Mall cuurency!

On the way back to the ship, our coach was taken to a shopping mall way out of the city! This was an unscheduled stop. I had Egyptian currency and so I paid the local prices ---about 30 cents. The...
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crazyman2
Jun 29, 2012

National Museum

I really enjoy visiting museums ---but this recently restored museum was not good!There really weren't enough exhibits and some of those that were on display were labelled incorrectly! I'm not an...
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crazyman2
Jun 29, 2012

Local Scarf Vendor

Many scarves to choose from Sammy "attached" himself to our group after leaving the protected port area. He saw us coming out of the ships port area and started telling us about the street bazaar. He...
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windoweb
Apr 25, 2010

One Pound Toilets

Strangly enough, when you come out of toilets in egypt, there will be a person or lady to ask for 1 pound for using the FREE service. Please be aware that almost all this is just way to take money and...
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leosoul
Dec 25, 2007

Possible camera failure

I have got into the following trap in Alexandria. Usually I’m equipped with a photo camera and a video camera for taking pics and clips in my trips. I’ve changed my Sony video camera in 2004. I used...
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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Dec 09, 2007

Photo forbidden

What a pity, but photo and video sometimes are forbidden while visiting tourist sights in Egypt and Alexandria. For example - in Catacombs of Kom el-Shukafa. What should I say? !!!….!!! You understand...
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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Dec 09, 2007
 
 
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Shady Tourist Police

Be aware of the tourist police ......sometimes. Most of the time they will leave you alone, but occasional these guys aren't "on the up and up". While visiting the catacombs, one of the tourist police...
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groovy_23
Oct 07, 2007

Fish Market

Once in Alexandria, you will want to eat fresh fish. Word of caution: when a restaurant says: market price, make sure you get the price before you eat. Make sure you know the price of everything...
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Aschafer
Jul 30, 2006

hantour

Our grand-daughter of 3 was insistent about going on a horse, so we agreed with a hantour driver to take us from Saad zaghloul to Qait Bey for 10 LE. He was very friendly and pointed out places of...
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uglyscot
May 10, 2006

Agressive street vendors

Some street vendors can be aggressive on asking you to buy items in the markets of Alexandria. Of course, this could be said of a few cities, but if you are unassuming and look like an easy target,...
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E_R_I_C
Mar 26, 2006

Pretending to be gays

Khawal, metnak, 2olla are different names for describing a homosexual man. If you are one then i have to warn you from the trap. You might find guys who pretend they are gays and will lead u to...
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Saladinos
Dec 29, 2004

Buying Papyrus

When going to most touristic sites you will be followed and surrounded by lots of men offering you to buy their original papyrus papers. It is not an original papyrus they are liers. If he is offering...
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Saladinos
Dec 29, 2004

Top Hotels in Alexandria

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544 El Geish Avenue, Sidi Bishr, Alexandria, Egypt
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16, Saad Zagloul Square, Alexandria, 1726, Egypt
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Montazah Garden Palace, Alexandria, Egypt
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399 El Geish Road, Alexandria, Egypt
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14th of May Bridge Road, Smouha, Alexandria, 21615, Egypt
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Corniche Road, Alexandria, Egypt
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Top Things to Do in Alexandria

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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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Beaches

There is beach front pretty much all around Alexandria. There are a lot of parts that are gated or fenced of for private beaches but where I was ( close to Muntazah Gardens) there was a portion of the...
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Mosques and islamic sites

The The Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque was originally built by algerians in the 1775, it was built over the tomb of the thirteenth century Murcia Andalusan saint. but since then it has been renovated...
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Roman amphitheatre

This is the most complete Roman ruin in Egypt. It was a small amphitheatre used for music and the reading of poetry and dates from the 2nd century AD. Other ruins have been excavated on the site....
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Down town area & cornich

Despite the repressive and often brutal nature of the Egyptian state, the Egyptian Army has long been viewed as an institution of honour and pride for the people of Egypt. The country has had...
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Top 5 Alexandria Writers

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sayedaburas

"My Home town"
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freddie18

"My Alexandria Homepage"
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Kuznetsov_Sergey

"Alexandria - Another Egypt"
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uglyscot

"Alexandria"
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MalenaN

"Alexandria - a lovely city by the sea"
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