Duration: Approx. 7-8 hours
Pickup Time: 9:00am – we can change the time to suit you.
- Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa
- Pompay’s Pillar
- Roman Amphitheater
- The library of Alexandria
- Manuscripts museum
- Castle of Kaitbey inside
- Old harbour of Alexandria
- El Nabi Daniel Mosque related to Alexander the great tomb
- St. Mark – the oldest church in Africa
- The old city-center of Alexandria
- Abbo Elabbas Mosque
- Site of the Lighthouse; one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
- Montaza Gardens and the Palaces
- Stanley Bridge
Your Sawa 4 Tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to start your tour in Alexandria. First visit the insides of the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa which are the largest Roman Cemetery consisting of three levels cut in the rock. Then you will drive to visit the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria with the display of the sunken monuments of Alexandria which were discovered under the East harbor of Alexandria. You will also drive by Pompay’s Pillar and stop for a photo stop, (it was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian at the end of the 4th century) .
Next stop is the library of Alexandria; the biggest library in the world – now with 8 million books. Visit it’s open court where you can see the statue of Alexander the Great and the statue of Ptolemy the first, which was found underwater nearby.
You will visit the library’s reading hall inside, president Saddat Museum and impressions of Alexandria Museum.
Note: Alexandria Library is closed on Fridays and on every public holiday.
The car will then take you to visit the church of St. Mark – the oldest church in Africa. Through your drive you will see the old downtown and the local historical architecture which has baroque style designs and Italian and French style properties.
Visit El Nabi Daniel Mosque which is believed by many people to be related to Alexander the great tomb, It is said to contain the remains of the scholar and venerated teacher Prophet Daniel and his companion Sidi Lokman el Hakim, a religious story-teller.
Optional lunch at at a modern Fish Restaurant or a famous and traditional Alexandrian food place called Mohamed Ahmed’s. The Queen of Spain and many famous people go there when they visit Alexandria.
The car will then take you to visit the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city: the Abbo Elabbas Mosque, and the strangest sight outside it: an old funfair where children play on very antique funfair rides and eat candy floss.
Opposite is the corniche and the old harbour where you can see the old fishing boats, men fishing and traditional fishermen making nets. The photos taken here are amazing. Opposite is the corniche and the old harbour where you can see the old fishing boats, men fishing and traditional fishermen making nets. The photos taken here are amazing. Continue to see the outside of Quaitbay castle which was built on the same site as the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria one of the seven wonders of ancient world . A most spectacular castle which is a great photo stop.
The car will then take you to the gardens of Montaza. On the way you can quickly have a 2 minute stop by the King of Mango and drink at Alexandrian’s drive thru freshly squeezed juices plus have a photo stop at the memorial of the Unknown Soldier of Alexandria. The beautiful coastline and all the views of the city are en route to Montaza Palace and gardens which is approx 25 km away, including the old harbor of Alexandria where we found 7000 monuments underwater.
Once in Montaza Gardens, commonly known as the Love Garden (all romantic couples and families go there) you will visit the royal gardens of King Farouk (the last king in the history of Egypt) and see the royal palaces of Haramlek and Salamlek as well as walk along the famous Montaza bridge and reach the Tea Palace island and see the royal beaches of the queens.
On your way back you will stop over the famous bridge of Stanley – the modern landmark of modern Alexandria, built by Alexander the great, then travel in comfort back to your hotel in Alexandria.
Alexandria has so much to see, feel, eat and buy so if you have time and want to add more to your itinerary – just let us know what you are interested in and we will arrange it for you at the cost price – no profit to us.
- Free WIFI: Complimentary Wi Fi on board most of our vehicles
- Tour guide
- All transfers by modern air conditioned vehicle
- Entrance fees for all mentioned sites
- All services charges and taxes
- Any extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
- Tipping Kitty
More Information : Trip type By an air-conditioned vehicle
pick up time According to Cruise Liners Schedules, guarantee to return two hours before your departure times
Important note: We have spare (backup) coach available in all our tours so in case of any problem you will get the other coach in one mint
Payment policy: NO DEPOSIT REQUESTED
PAYMENT AT THE END OF THE TOUR AFTER YOU ARE SURE THAT YOU ENJOYED EVERY THING
Entry Visa info: Egyptian entry visa obtainable onboard the cruise before your pick up, that is operating by the Egyptian Immigration association for American, Canadian, Australian, British, German, Italian, French, Swiss, Austrian, Belgium, Dutch, Scandinavians and some other nationalities as well. It would be just stamp put into your passport.
Safety: Egypt is a safe destination. Crime in Egypt nearly does not exist. Security is good and there are specially trained Tourist Police
The buses move in convoys for protection. The Egyptian government take so much care of the tourism as it is the national source of income in Egypt. the tourist in Egyptis VIP person So the Egyptian police (not the ship) provide police cars, security, guards around all the buses This service is not by the ship or Sawa tours its provided for all the tourists that arrive to Egypt, make organized tours
Health Tips By Sawa: The only health hazard that you’re likely to come across is an upset stomach. The best way to avoid this is to make sure that you only drink bottled water, avoid ice and ice-cream and anything that may have been washed in tap water (salad). All fruit should be peeled before consumption. Milk is unpasteruized and should be boiled. Precautions should also be taken against prickly heat and sunstroke”
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