Cairo to Alexandria 6-Day Tour

Price Starting From : $685

Cairo to Alexandria 

Welcome to your 6-day Tour from Cairo to Alexandria. we will take you on a journey of discovery to one of Egypt’s most unique and beautiful destinations. you will discover some Historical Places in Cairo such as The city of Memphis, which is home to the Memphis Pyramid, an awe-inspiring ancient pyramid that stands tall. This structure had a height of about 52 meters and a base of around 78 meters when it was first constructed. Your itinerary will also include visiting The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, where the Royal Mummies Hall is a key highlight. This exhibit showcases the mummies of various pharaohs and queens from the New Kingdom period, such as Hatshepsut and Ramses II. Finally, your journey will take you to Ismalia, where you'll explore the Suez Canal.

During your trip to Alexandria, you'll have the chance to explore some famous landmarks including Kom Ash Shoqafa, Pompey Pillar, Bibliotheca Alexandria, The Citadel of Qaitbey, and Sidi Morsi Abu al-Abbas Mosque. Once you've finished sightseeing, you'll stay at the Paradise Inn Hotel. After getting some rest, we'll take you on a visit to El Alamein, a city that played a significant role in World War II, where you can witness the site of two major battles in 1942 and 1943. Finally, we'll take you back to Cairo where you can rest at the hotel before heading to Cairo International Airport the following day.

Inclusion
  • Cairo-based pick-up and drop-off service
  • English-speaking private tour guide Egyptologist
  • Entry charge to each of the places mentioned
  • Lunch from the first day to the last day 
  • From leaving Cairo till you return, all beverages
  • Every transfer is made in a private, air-conditioned car.
  • Transportation in Cairo, and Alexandria, are included
  • Daily bottle of mineral water during your Egypt tours.
  • Taxes and service charges are included during your Egypt Day Tours.
Exclusion
  • Tipping.
  • Optional activities as mentioned in the itinerary.

Welcome To Egypt

You will be welcomed in a private air-conditioned car by a professional tour guide speaking English at Cairo International Airport, who is going to aid you with all the formalities and take you to the Cairo Pyramids hotel for an overnight stay to relax.

After your breakfast in the hotel, our tour guide will meet you in the lobby in the morning to start your journey. your first destination will be. The Memphis Pyramid. the Pyramid was originally around 52 meters high and had a base of approximately 78 meters. However, much of the pyramid has been eroded or destroyed over time, and today it stands at around 15 meters high.

The Memphis Pyramid differs from other significant pyramids in Egypt in that it was not constructed using massive, accurately-shaped stone blocks. Rather, it was erected using mud bricks that were later coated with limestone. This is a contributing factor as to why the pyramid has not endured as effectively as its counterparts at Giza and elsewhere in Egypt.

Following your morning meal, a qualified tour guide will greet you at your Cairo lodging and accompany you on an awe-inspiring expedition to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC). This exhibition hall presents an immense array of antiquities, such as sculptures, paintings, pottery, and jewelry, spanning from prehistoric times up to the present era. One of the museum's primary highlights is the Royal Mummies Hall, which showcases the mummified remains of various pharaohs and queens from the New Kingdom period, including Ramses II and Hatshepsut.

Furthermore, the NMEC provides interactive displays, multimedia exhibits, and educational programs, offering visitors an opportunity to explore Egyptian history and culture in a lively and captivating way. Additionally, it boasts modern conveniences, such as a gift store, a dining establishment, and a conference center.

Subsequently, you will be transported from Cairo to the Suez Canal in the Ismailia region, a city in northeastern Egypt, situated on the west side of the canal, and inhabited by roughly 360,000 residents. The city is also home to the Suez Canal University, as well as numerous cultural and historical landmarks.

While in Ismailia, you will observe the Suez Canal, a man-made waterway that connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea and enables ships to travel between Europe and Asia without circumnavigating the southern tip of Africa. You will witness the impressive engineering that renders this waterway so vital and appreciates a panoramic view of the enormous boats traversing through the canal. Following that, you will enjoy a seafood lunch before being chauffeured back to Cairo.

After you rest in the hotel from the third day, we will transfer you to Alexandria, which is a great way to explore the rich history and culture of Egypt. in this city, There are several places you will visit it 

  • Kom Ash Shoqafa: This ancient burial site from the Roman era is a must-see attraction in Alexandria. Visitors can explore its tombs and tunnels, which showcase a unique blend of architectural styles from Roman, Greek, and Egyptian cultures.

  • Pompey's Pillar: One of Alexandria's most recognizable landmarks, this towering column offers panoramic views of the city from the top. Knowledgeable guides can provide insight into the history and significance of this monument.

  • Bibliotheca Alexandria: This modern library pays homage to the ancient Library of Alexandria, one of the most renowned libraries in history. Visitors can browse its vast collection of books and exhibits, attend cultural events, and admire its impressive architecture and design.

  • Citadel of Qaitbay: Built in the 15th century to protect Alexandria from invaders, this historic fortress boasts impressive architecture and served as a strategic stronghold in the region.

  • Sidi Morsi Abu al-Abbas Mosque: Located in Alexandria's old city, this beautiful mosque features intricate architecture and offers visitors a chance to observe local religious customs and learn about the role of Islam in Egyptian culture.

Visitors can also indulge in delicious Egyptian cuisine, such as koshary, and take leisurely strolls along the city's stunning beaches and waterfront promenades. Finally, the tour concludes with a stay at the luxurious Paradise Inn Hotel.

El Alamein is primarily a historical destination, with several museums, memorials, and cemeteries dedicated to the battles that took place there. The most notable of these is the El Alamein War Museum (Optional activity), which showcases artifacts, photographs, and personal stories from the battles.

Additionally, the Commonwealth War Cemetery is a somber but beautiful place to visit, with over 7,000 graves of soldiers who died in the battles. The German War Cemetery is also nearby and serves as a reminder of the other side of the conflict.

Beyond the historical sites, El Alamein offers a picturesque coastal setting with several beaches and resorts.

Overall, if you are interested in history and World War II in particular, El Alamein is a fascinating destination. But even if you are not a history buff, the beaches and resorts make it a pleasant place to relax and enjoy the Mediterranean coast.

After enjoying your tasty breakfast at your hotel, you will be driven to Cairo International Airport to catch your flight to fly back home.

Price

silver accommodation: Hotel in cairo: Cairo Pyramids. Hotel in Alexandria: Paradise Inn Hotel.

# tour.may-sep tour.oct-april
tour.solo $855.00 $935.00
tour.double $635.00 $715.00
tour.triple $590.00 $685.00

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Alexandria might not be such a popular spot as Cairo (which is known for the Pyramids) and Luxor (the gateway to the Valley of the Kings) but it's certainly worth a visit. This town is flanked by long runs of shimmering sand and clear Mediterranean waters, along with countless hotels by the sea. And it fulls of the beautiful sites that you will definitely will love.

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When traveling in Egypt, it's advisable to have some Egyptian pound on hand for small expenses and to be aware of the current exchange rates. It's also relatively easy to exchange major foreign currencies, such as the US dollar and the euro, at banks, exchange offices, and hotels in Egypt, especially in tourist areas. Credit cards are widely accepted in larger establishments, but it's a good idea to carry some cash for smaller purchases and in more remote areas where card acceptance may be limited.

Alexandria, a coastal city in Egypt with a rich history, offers a variety of must-visit tourist attractions that showcase its cultural heritage, natural beauty, and historical significance. Here are some of the top tourist attractions in Alexandria:

Qaitbay Citadel (Citadel of Qaitbay): This iconic fortress was built in the 15th century on the site of the legendary Lighthouse of Alexandria. It offers stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and houses a maritime museum.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Often referred to as the New Library of Alexandria, this modern architectural marvel is a tribute to the ancient Library of Alexandria. It's a center for culture, education, and research, with libraries, museums, and cultural events.

Montaza Palace: Located in the Montaza Royal Gardens, this former palace complex served as a summer retreat for Egyptian royalty. It features beautiful gardens, the Salamlek Palace, and the Al-Haramlik Palace.

Pompey's Pillar: This massive granite column, built in honor of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, stands as one of the tallest ancient monoliths in the world. It's a significant historical site in Alexandria.

Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa: These underground tombs date back to the 2nd century AD and represent a blend of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman architectural styles. Explore the labyrinthine passages and chambers adorned with intricate artwork.

Stanley Bridge (Stanley Bridge Alexandria): Also known as the Stanley Bay Bridge, it offers a picturesque view of Alexandria's coastline and connects the city to the Corniche area.

Alexandria National Museum: Learn about the city's history and heritage through a collection of artifacts, statues, and displays that span various periods, including the Pharaonic, Greco-Roman, and Islamic eras.

El-Mursi Abul Abbas Mosque: This beautiful mosque, located in the Anfoushi neighborhood, is known for its stunning architecture and serene ambiance. It's a peaceful place to explore and appreciate Islamic art.

El-Anfoushi Fish Market: Experience the vibrant atmosphere of a local fish market where you can sample fresh seafood and observe the daily activities of Alexandria's fishermen.

Gardens of Alexandria: In addition to Montaza Gardens, Alexandria has several other green spaces, including Antoniades Garden and Al Montaza Park, where you can relax, enjoy the scenery, and have a picnic.

Abu Al-Abbas Al-Mursi Mosque: This grand mosque is one of the most important religious sites in Alexandria. Its stunning architecture and spiritual ambiance make it a significant cultural attraction.

Royal Jewelry Museum: Housed in the former palace of Princess Fatma Al-Zahraa, this museum showcases an exquisite collection of jewelry and precious artifacts once owned by Egyptian royalty.

Alexandria Corniche: Stroll along the waterfront promenade, known as the Corniche, and enjoy views of the Mediterranean Sea, modern cafes, and restaurants.

Alexandria, with its rich history and coastal charm, offers a variety of activities and attractions for visitors to explore during day tours. Here are some activities and places you can typically experience during Alexandria day tours:

       Qaitbay Citadel.
       Pompey's Pillar.
       Montaza Palace.
   Alexandria National Museum
   Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa
       Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
   El-Mursi Abul Abbas Mosque
       Stanley Bridge.
       Corniche.
       Local Cuisine.

Alexandria, known for its rich history and coastal beauty, also offers spots for nature and tranquility within the city limits. Here are some places where you can enjoy a more serene environment:

  • Montaza Palace Gardens
  •     Alexandria Corniched.
  •     Stanley Bridge.
  •     Alexandria Zoo.
  •     Antoniades Garden.
  • Green Plaza Mall Garden
  • El-Mandara Palace Gardens
  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina Gardens.
  • Aisha Fahmy Palace Gardens
  •     Maamoura Beach.

Yes, visiting the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Library of Alexandria) during a day tour in Alexandria is a common inclusion in many itineraries. The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a modern library and cultural center that pays homage to the ancient Library of Alexandria, which was one of the most significant libraries in the ancient world.

The modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina is an architectural marvel and a center for knowledge, culture, and education. It houses a vast library collection, museums, exhibition spaces, planetarium, conference halls, and more. It's a prominent cultural and educational landmark in Alexandria and is often featured in tours around the city.

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