Budget Overnight Tour to Alexandria from Cairo
Start a once in a lifetime experience without paying plenty of money with our budget overnight tour to Alexandria from Cairo which sets out every day by a private vehicle and an expert Egyptologist guide.
Among our multiple budget Cairo day tours, this Alexandria overnight trip from Cairo is exactly what you're looking for if you are about to explore the ruins of the lost city of Alexandria which was founded by the famous leader Alexander the Great in the 4th century before date.
Sure it was a glorious city that competed with the most legendary cities in Greece during that time, but what remains is charming enough for such a city overlooking the Mediterranean and has a great history that connects the Pharaonic era with the Greco-Roman era in Egypt, even the Islamic conquest in Egypt found participation from this city that always considered to be Egypt's 2nd capital after Cairo.
Transportation services from any hotel located in Cairo or Giza during our Cairo budget tours.
Your transports from and to Alexandria will be done by an exclusive air-conditioned vehicle with Cairo Top Tours services.
Professional English-speaking tour guide to be with you during your budget overnight tour to Alexandria from Cairo.
Bottled water during Alexandria overnight from Cairo.
Shopping during Alexandria excursions ( if you request ).
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Tipping is not included in the tour price.
Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites in Alexandria are not included.
Your accommodation for 1 night in the Alexandria hotel is not included.
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Beverage during meals.
Based on the agreed pick-up time with your tour operator, our accredited tour guide will meet you anywhere in Cairo to accompany you aboard a private air-conditioned vehicle through your budget overnight tour to Alexandria from Cairo. The drive takes about 2.5 hours including a stop for stretching your leg, you will enjoy the trip to Alexandria as your tour guide will provide you with a historical background along the route until you arrive.
Upon arrival, you will start your excursions in Alexandria by visiting the famous Pompey's Pillar, an architectural wonder which is placed at the center of the remains of the Alexandrian Serapeum. The Serapeum was a great Temple during the time of the Greeks in Egypt, mostly built during the Ptolemaic kingdom in Egypt, and was devoted to God Serapis who was thought to be the guardian of Alexandria.
Proceed now to visit one of the largest Roman catacombs, the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa which is believed to be cut for royal Pharaonic purposes and later has been romanized. The catacombs were used until the end of the 4th century A.D and were later abandoned. Six meters in diameter and about10 meters deep, surrounding cylindrical water well is the staircase leading down to the 3 floors catacombs.
Now you will be taken to the main corniche street overlooking the Mediterranean to have a blissful lunch meal (not included) composed of the freshest seafood in one of the most luxurious restaurants in Alexandria, you will be enjoying the view of the old harbor while having your lunch and drinking the lemon mint juice before being transferred to your hotel for check-in and overnight.
If you feel like going out at night, your private tour guide can meet you to have a walk and try some of the desserts that Alexandria is famous for.
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Have your lunch at the hotel and meet your tour guide and personal driver to start another amazing day trip in Alexandria, but today you will have a new experience very different than yesterday, as you will get to see the Citadel of Qaitbay which is built upon the ruins of the ancient Lighthouse Pharos from the seven wonders of the world which was demolished unfortunately as a result of a heavy earthquake that hit Alexandria during the 6th century and most of the buildings and monuments from the ancient city was vanished or drowned under the sea, there is no evidence about the exact shape of the ancient lighthouse, but the citadel was built by the Mamluk Sultan Qaitbay who decided to make use of the solid foundations of the lighthouse to stabilize a coastal stronghold against the Ottoman Empire.
On your way to Cairo, you will stop by the modern Library of Alexandria that was opened to the public in 1996 after the help of the coordination by UNESCO for the project that will never be as great as the old Library that was founded at the beginning of the 3rd century B.C by Ptolemy I, and enlarged by his successor and son Ptolemy II.
You will be transferred back to Cairo and on our way, we can stop to have a hot drink in one of the rest malls at the center of the 2 hours drive back to the capital. We hope you enjoyed your Alexandria overnight trip from Cairo.
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Alexandria, Egypt, is a city rich in history and culture with several must-see attractions. Here are some of the top ones:
Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Library of Alexandria): This modern library pays homage to the ancient Library of Alexandria and is a center for learning and culture. It's a beautiful architectural masterpiece.
Qaitbay Citadel: This fortress was built in the 15th century on the site of the ancient Pharos Lighthouse. It offers panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Montaza Palace: Located in Montaza Park, this palace is a beautiful blend of Turkish and Florentine architectural styles. The park itself is a lovely place for a stroll.
Pompey's Pillar is a well-preserved Roman triumphal column that is one of the largest of its kind. It's located in the Salapeum of Alexandria.
Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa: These Roman-era catacombs are an intriguing labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, and tombs with a mix of Egyptian and Greco-Roman art and architecture.
Alexandria National Museum: This museum houses a vast collection of artifacts, including pieces from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, showcasing the city's diverse history.
Stanley Bridge: Enjoy a leisurely walk across this bridge, especially during sunset, for stunning views of the Mediterranean and the city's coastline.
Corniche: Stroll along the waterfront promenade of Alexandria, taking in the sea breeze, street vendors, and lively atmosphere.
Abu Abbas al-Mursi Mosque: a beautifully designed mosque located in the heart of the city, known for its intricate Islamic architecture.
Kom El Dikka: These ancient Roman ruins include a small theater, a villa with well-preserved mosaics, and the remains of a Roman street.
Gardens and Parks: Aside from Montaza Park, Alexandria has several green spaces, including Antoniades Park and Al Shallalat Gardens, where you can relax and enjoy nature.
The Mediterranean Beaches: Alexandria boasts numerous public and private beaches along its coastline, making it a great place for relaxation and swimming.
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