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Citadel of Qaitbay (Fort Qaitbey) Tours and Activities

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Built on the site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the longest surviving Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the 15th-century Citadel of Qaitbay (Fort Qaitbey) is a postcard-pretty sea fort. The battlements offer sweeping city views, the small museum houses maritime relics and aquariums, and three pillars likely date from the lighthouse.

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As Sayalah Sharq, Qesm Al Gomrok, Alexandria
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Private 7-Night Cairo, Aswan, and Nile Cruise with Flights

Private 7-Night Cairo, Aswan, and Nile Cruise with Flights

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Explore Cairo and cruise the Nile from Aswan to Luxor on this private 7-night tour. See the Giza Pyramids and Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and then fly to Aswan for your 3-night cruise to Luxor. Visit temples on route and in Luxor, take a West Bank tour. Later, fly back to Cairo for a day free or optional Alexandria tour (additional cost). Includes domestic flights, full-board cruise, and choice of 4- or 5-star Cairo accommodation.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$798.00
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$798.00
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Private Guided Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo

Private Guided Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo

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This private tour, exclusively for your party, ensures a more personalized experience of Alexandria than typical of most group tours. Explore the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Pompey’s Pillar, the Serapeum, the Citadel of Qaitbay, the Roman amphitheater, and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Enjoy hassle-free hotel transfers, free Wi-Fi, and an included lunch.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Day-Trip to Alexandria from Cairo by Private Car

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Day-Trip to Alexandria from Cairo by Private Car

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Located on Egypt's Mediterranean coast, Alexandria was once an ancient center of culture and learning. Today it is a bustling port city, but relics of its history still remain. Led by your own Egyptologist guide, visit landmarks such as the Roman Theater, Catacomb of Kom El-Shoqafa, Alexandria Library, and Fort Qaitbey.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.50
$45.00
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$31.50
$45.00
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Best Alexandria Day Tour from Cairo

Best Alexandria Day Tour from Cairo

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Discover the legendary city of Alexandria on a private tour from Cairo, and discover the traces of ancient Egyptians and Roman armies. Descend into the catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa to see fascinating artworks that blend two cultures, visit Pompey’s Pillar, then take in views from the 15th-century fortifications at the Citadel of Qaitbay. Explore the city’s new library—a tribute to the library that burned in antiquity—then enjoy lunch before returning to Cairo.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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$120.00
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Full-Day Alexandria Private Guided Tour from Cairo with Lunch

Full-Day Alexandria Private Guided Tour from Cairo with Lunch

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Rewind to the days of Alexander the Great on a private day trip to Alexandria, Egypt’s Mediterranean coastal city. Admire the Nile Valley as you travel to this picturesque city, founded by Alexander around 331 BC, and tour the highlights as your expert guide recounts the city’s history. Descend into the underground Roman catacombs to see eerie chambers; view the Roman column of Pompey’s Pillar; and visit the stunning, new disc-shaped Alexandria Library, built where the city’s classical library once stood. A delicious seafood lunch in Alexandria is included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$186.49
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$186.49
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Morning Alexandria Day Tour from Cairo

Morning Alexandria Day Tour from Cairo

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Get to know beautiful Alexandria on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast on this private full-day tour from Cairo. Leaving in the morning with an Egyptologist guide, explore this history-steeped city, established by Alexander the Great in 331 BC and once one of the world's greatest cities. Head underground into the Roman catacombs; see the triumphal Roman column that is Pompey’s Pillar; and admire the Roman amphitheater, stunning New Library of Alexandria and more. As you explore, learn about Alexandria’s incredible history and stop to enjoy an enticing lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.99
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$139.99
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Guided tour to Alexandria from Cairo

Guided tour to Alexandria from Cairo

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Explore Alexandria in a single day with a private guide, making the most of your vacation time in Egypt. With a dedicated guide, you can travel at your own pace and focus on the sights that interest you; no waiting for other group members or wasting time on things that don't appeal to you. Stops can include Qaytbay Citadel, Pompy Pillar, the Alexandria library, the Catacomb of Kom El-Shoqafa, and the Roman Theater, among others.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Full-Day Private Tour: Historic Alexandria From Cairo

Full-Day Private Tour: Historic Alexandria From Cairo

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Step back into the pages of history on this 10-hour trip to ancient Alexandria, touring the Bibliotheca Alexandrina library and the city’s catacombs and fortifications with the aid of a private guide. Join an Egyptologist for an exploration of this millennia-old center of civilization on the Mediterranean. Visit the modern incarnation of the city’s famous ‘Library of Alexandria,’ and check out the Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa before discovering the Citadel of Qaitbay, a key defensive fortification. Your trip also includes lunch, private vehicle, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.72
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$85.72
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Private Alexandria Highlights Guided Day Tour

Private Alexandria Highlights Guided Day Tour

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See the best of Alexandria on a full-day, private tour with an experienced guide. Get the perfect overview and orientation of the city as you trace an all-star route from the stunning modern library to ancient wonders and Roman landmarks. Step into the dramatic history of Egypt’s second largest city, which has seen thousands of years of conquerors and conquests from around the Mediterranean.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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5 Days in Cairo Alexandria and Luxor Tour

5 Days in Cairo Alexandria and Luxor Tour

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Day 1: Arrival at Cairo Arrival to Cairo airport, our representative will be waiting you with the sign of Egypt Royal Tours, Then you will be transferred by an A/C car to Egyptian Museum & Pyramids of Giza Day 2: Alexandria Tour Day 3: Luxor East Bank Day 4: Luxor West Bank Day 5: A Trip To Remember Breakfast at the hotel our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,258.00
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$1,258.00
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Alexandria Day Tour From Cairo

Alexandria Day Tour From Cairo

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Alexandria is a Mediterranean port city in Egypt. During the Hellenistic period, it was home to a lighthouse ranking among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as well as a storied library. Today the library is reincarnated in the disc-shaped, ultramodern Bibliotheca Alexandrina. The city also has Greco-Roman landmarks, old-world cafes and sandy beaches. Its 15th-century seafront Qaitbay Citadel is now a museum. so they shouldnot miss this city
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  • 8 to 12 hours
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$64.42
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$64.42
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Package for 4 Days at Giza, Cairo & Alexandria

Package for 4 Days at Giza, Cairo & Alexandria

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Enjoy a four days budget package tour to explore Cairo, Giza, and Alexandria around the most famous monuments in the three destinations where you will visit the Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, and Memphis & Dinner Nile Cruise. See the precious artifacts in the Egyptian museum and get to know the Islamic part of Cairo by visiting the citadel of Salah El Din and Mohamed Ali Alabaster mosque. Then heading to Khan Elkhalili old market and narrow busy streets. Discover Alexandria by visiting the city that overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with its valuable attractions the Catacomb of Kom El Shouqafa, the Library of Alexandria, and Quitbay Citadel. Lunches are included during your tours in addition to hotel pick up and drop off.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$310.00
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City of Greco-Roman Landmarks - Alexandria From Cairo

City of Greco-Roman Landmarks - Alexandria From Cairo

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Discover a legendary city founded by Alexander the Great on a full-day, private trip to Alexandria from Cairo for your group of up to nine people. This guided tour takes in Greco-Roman landmarks, ancient sites, and the modern Library of Alexandria, and includes round-trip transport from Cairo hotels.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Private tour to Alexandria from Giza with Lunch and Entrance fees

Private tour to Alexandria from Giza with Lunch and Entrance fees

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Discover Alexandria’s ancient sites on a full-day tour from Giza, and explore a legendary city on the Mediterranean Sea. Slip into the catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa then see Pompey’s Pillar, a celebratory landmark of Imperial Rome. Visit the city’s new library, then take in the fortified walls of the Qaitbay Citadel, a 15th-century fortress that was built on the ruins of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the ancient world’s seven wonders. Finish your tour at Abu El Abbas Mosque, an elaborate structure built to honor a Sufi saint. 
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.72
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Private 7-Night Egypt Explorer Tour including Sleeper Train and Nile Cruise from Cairo

Private 7-Night Egypt Explorer Tour including Sleeper Train and Nile Cruise from Cairo

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Explore Egypt by train and boat with this eight-day tour of the ancient country. You'll visit Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza before taking a train down to Aswan to take a cruise along the Nile. You'll then have time to explore Luxor before taking the train back to Cairo with an optional tour of historic Alexandria before heading home.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$620.00
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$620.00
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Top Rated Private Customizable Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo

Top Rated Private Customizable Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo

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An excellent value for the money, this full day trip to Alexandra—Egypt’s second-largest city—is led by an Egyptologist guide. Relax in an air-conditioned vehicle with on-board WiFi during the approximately three-hour drive to Alexandria. Then choose four activities from the provided list for a customized tour of the city. Lunch, entrance fees, and snacks, and bottled water are included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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$135.00
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4 days in Cairo Giza Luxor and Alexandria

4 days in Cairo Giza Luxor and Alexandria

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Explore ancient Giza, Luxor, Cairo, and Alexandria—the seaside city built by Alexander the Great—on a convenient and cost-effective four-day tour package. After hotel pickup, travel with your Egyptologist guide to the Great Pyramids, Valley of the Kings, the Citadel, and the historic Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Enjoy a felucca ride on the Nile, meals, and airline travel included in the tour price.
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  • 4 days
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$1,147.71
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6-Day Tour of Cairo, Alexandria and Fayoum

6-Day Tour of Cairo, Alexandria and Fayoum

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Set out on a grand 5-night tour of Egypt’s history and heritage, and discover Cairo, Alexandria and Fayoum’s most iconic sites. See in the Great Pyramid and Sphinx at Giza then explore the sprawling Sakkara necropolis. Travel to the legendary city of Alexandria to visit Roman catacombs, Pompey’s Pillar and the 15th-century Qaitbay Citadel. Walk the bustling streets of Egypt’s oldest city and finish your tour with an in-depth trip through the capital’s landmark churches, a renowned mosque and Saladin’s fortified citadel.
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  • 6 days
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$100.00
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Alexandria Sightseeing Tours from Cairo

Alexandria Sightseeing Tours from Cairo

Drive to the Montazah palace and Gardens (We will drive by the Bibliotheca of Alexandria with the possibility to stop for a photo). See the Montazah palace and Gardens (Salamlek palace, Haramlek palace, a garden of 317 acres of huge trees and flowers, two 5* hotles-Helnan and Salamlek). See the Catacombs (three levels of tombs under the ground dating back to the Greek period 200 years B.C., Tegran tomb. The Caracalla, very beautiful artifacts from Greeko Roman time). See Bombay’s pillar ( The huge red granite Pillar of 25 meters height of emperor Deghldianos was originally located in the temple of god Serapis, Paharaonic pieces and sphinxes , Serapiom which is the tomb of god Serapis). See the Amphitheatre (the Ptolemaic Amphitheatre, the sauna spots, and the ancient gymnasium). See the Fortress of Qaitbay outside view (the place of the ancient lighthouse, the fortress of Sultan Qaitbay dating back to the Mamluki Islamic period, and the aquarium).
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  • 12 to 15 hours
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$209.00
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$209.00
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Tour to Alexandria from Cairo by Car

Tour to Alexandria from Cairo by Car

Pay a visit to Egypt’s beautiful second city. See rock-cut Roman catacombs; the ruins of a Roman temple complex, and Qaitbey Citadel. Visit the Bibleotheca Alexandrina and enjoy fresh seafood by the Mediterranean.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.95
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$132.95
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Rosetta Private Day Tour from Alexandria

Rosetta Private Day Tour from Alexandria

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Visit the city of Rosetta, also known as Rashid, on a full-day, private tour from Alexandria, and explore the key sites of a historic Egyptian port. Enjoy the flexibility of a private driver/guide as you see artifacts in the Rashid Museum, walk through local markets and colorful neighborhoods, and take in houses from the Ottoman era. This 7-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at Alexandria hotels, a boxed lunch, and round-trip transport, with a stop at Alexandria’s Citadel of Qaitbay.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.42
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Cleopatra’s & Alexander The Great’s Alexandria Sites – Day Trip From Cairo

Cleopatra’s & Alexander The Great’s Alexandria Sites – Day Trip From Cairo

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Spend a wonderful day tour in Alexandria, dubbed by locals as the “Pearl of the Mediterranean Sea,” founded in 332 BC by Alexander The Great, its namesake. Alexandria is the second largest city and the largest seaport in Egypt. Its harbor entrance was once marked by one of the seven wonders of ancient world, The Towering Lighthouse. The immense contents of its old bibliotheca were sadly torched but the ancient city’s sea still keeps some of its treasures hidden. In fact, the city of Cleopatra and the tomb of Alexander The Great are still undiscovered. During your adventure, you will relish the stories of your visit to some of the sites from history’s pages, including the site of the Library of Alexandria “Bibliotheca Alexandrina”, the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, Qaitbay Citadel and Pompay’s Pillar.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.86
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3-Day Private Guided Tour to Giza, Cairo and Alexandria including 2 evenings

3-Day Private Guided Tour to Giza, Cairo and Alexandria including 2 evenings

Experience the history and culture of Cairo and Alexandria on this guided three-day adventure. After a convenient hotel pickup, visit the pyramids of Dashur, Giza, and Saqqara, marvel at the Valley Temple, Great Sphinx, and Egyptian Museum, and explore the Citadel and massive Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Enjoy complimentary meals, a dinner cruise and a visit to Egypt’s ancient capital, Alexandria.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$249.00
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 Tour to The Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria

Tour to The Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria

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Ancient Egypt Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Alexandria.Then we proceed to see the Qaitbay Citadel which was built on the site of the Ancient pharaohs (lighthouse) of Alexandria then to Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Named after the Mameluke Sultan Al- Asharf Qaitbay, the Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria is considered one of the most important defensive strongholds in the Mediterranean Sea. Visit the citadel that used to formulate an important part of the fortification system of Alexandria in the 15th century A.D. Then you drive along the Cornish to see the whole city passing over bridge of stanly land mark of modern Alexandria then drive back to your hotel.
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  • 4 hours
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$17.00
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