Private Cairo: Alexandria City Discovery

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 10 hours
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Cairo, Egypt
  • Ends Cairo, Egypt
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visit one of the greatest cities in old and modern times, Alexandria
  • Tour Alexandria's most significant and impressive spots
  • Head underground to experience the eerily fascinating Roman Catacombs
  • Be thoroughly impressed by the sheer magnitude of the Alexandria Library
The Private Cairo: Alexandria City Discovery tour starts and ends in Cairo. The Private Cairo: Alexandria City Discovery is a cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 10 hours.

Hit the road for a day in the crowd-pleasing city of Alexandria. See one of the world's largest Roman burial sites, nerd out at the Alexandria Library, and receive a reprieve from the Cairo heat with a fresh dose of Mediterranean sea air.
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
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ITINERARY

Are you ready for an awe-inspiring day? Then let's get to it! Alexandria is one of the world's most impressive historical cities, and certainly a must-see in Egypt, so if you're thinking about doing this day tour from Cairo...what are you waiting for?! It'll take us about a three hour drive from Cairo before our day tour of Alexandria will truly begin, and where better to kick it off than the Catacombs of Kom Ash-Suqqafa. One of the world's largest Roman burial sites, the Catacombs are one of Alexandria's most popular attractions. Watch your head as you descend into a network of underground passages, tombs, and antechambers via aspiral staircase over a three-level labyrinth (seriously cool, isn't it?!).

Dozens of chambers with sculpted pillars and statues await your curiosity, as well as a large Roman-style banquet room, where relatives of the deceased traditionally hosted memorial meals.

Our next stop is the National Museum, home to Greek and Roman era masterpiece ruins discovered under the water on the shores of Alexandria. Super impressive old stuff right here!

We will enjoy an Egyptian local lunch , Alexandria is famous for its fresh sea food  (vegetarian and other dietaries will be accommodated).

After lunch we will head to the former site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Although the lighthouse is no longer standing, atop its ruins lie the Citadel of Qaitbay, a defensive fortress built in the 15th century. Designed as a defence along the Mediterranean coastline, the Citadel offers extensive views, fresh Mediterranean air, and a supreme sense of historical significance.

Our final stop in Alexandria day tour will be the Alexandria Library. Nerd time! Inspired by the original great library of Alexandria, the modern library was built to hold over eight million books. Built between 1995 and 2002, it covers 11 cascading levels and although it has not yet reached its capacity, it's an impressive homage to the ancient splendour of Alexandria. Pick your jaws up off the ground and explore!

As one of Egypt’s most historically significant cities, Alexandria really is a must-see for history and culture buffs. We have no doubt it will leave you enriched, impressed, and perhaps a little awe-struck.

Following recent safety incidents we recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Egypt before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page -  www.intrepidtravel.com/au/travel-alerts. 

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  •  Local Lunch in Alexandria
Guide
  • Local English-speaking guide
Entrance
  • Entrance fees to the catacombs
  • Entrance fees to the Library
  • Entrance fees to the National Museum
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Drinks
  • items of a personal nature
  • tips / gratuities for your guide
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

Cancellation for this Private Cairo: Alexandria City Discovery tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.

Payment

For any tour departures within 18 June 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 June 2021, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Private Cairo: Alexandria City Discovery tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Private Cairo: Alexandria City Discovery tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Pharaohs Hotel, 12 Lotfy Hassouna, St, Dokki, Giza Governorate

Meeting end point :

Pharaohs Hotel, 12 Lotfy Hassouna, St, Dokki, Giza Governorate

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
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