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ALEXANDRIA DAY TRIP

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1 Day

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No Cancellation

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Group Size

15 people

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Overview

Carry on your Egyptian affair before or after your tour, with a day trip (including lunch) to amazing Alexandria on the Mediterranean Coast. Founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria boasts wonderful beaches and an impressive seafront corniche, along which are dotted cafes and restaurants, as well as catacombs, a fortress, souks and relics from a bygone age.

Whilst in Alexandria, head underground to take a guided tour of the Roman catacombs – the largest known Roman burial site in Egypt, which consists of three tiers of tombs and chambers. These remarkable 35m deep catacombs, contain over 300 mummies and were discovered accidentally in 1900 when a donkey drawn cart fell into a pit. After the catacombs visit Pompey’s Pillar before stopping to see the exterior of the impressive Library of Alexandria (and if we are fortunate and it is open to the public during our stop here, those who are interested can go inside), and taking a leisurely stroll along the corniche, with views of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. At the end of Alexandria’s corniche is the striking Citadel of Qaitbey, a defensive fortress built in the 14th century by Sultan Qaitbey. Our day trip includes a guided tour of the fortress, which was built on the site of the legendary Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, destroyed by a powerful earthquake 1323AD.

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  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Note: Day Trip to Alex departs at approximately 7am from Cairo and will arrive back into Cairo between 5pm to 7pm - subject to traffic. If flying on the same day, please ensure that your onward flight departs no earlier than 10pm
  • Entrance fees are payable locally by you, budget approx USD$18
  • Cost applicable to a minimum of 2 people travelling
  • In 2020 this add-on will only be offered on certain days of the week. It will be offered pre tour on a Thursday or Saturday and post tour it will be offered on a Sunday or

Included/Exclude

  • Guided tour of Alexandria
  • Sightseeing conducted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology
  • Lunch (seafood, mixed grill or vegetarian - the choice is yours)
  • All transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Excludes: Entrance fee, approx USD $18

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