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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 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
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$75.00
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Guided Tour To Alexandria From Cairo

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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
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$44.00
$55.00
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Day-Trip to Alexandria from Cairo by Private Car

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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$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
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$40.00
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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
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$135.00
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Private Alexandria Highlights Guided Day Tour

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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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  • 7 hours
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$24.00
$30.00
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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
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$180.76
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Top Rated Alexandria Day Tour from Cairo

Top Rated 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
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$139.99
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Alexandria Full Day Tour

Alexandria Full Day Tour

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I am a licensed tour guide with years of experience in the field with an excellent command of English. i can also offer tours in German & French. I make sure that my clients are satisfied with the tour and i am quite flexible to add or change the itinerary according to my client's convenience. A good photographer as well.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$71.80
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$71.80
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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
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$125.72
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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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Alexandria Day Tour From Cairo Hotels

Alexandria Day Tour From Cairo Hotels

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Welcome to the bride of the Mediterranean, the city of Alexandria. They call it the Athens of Africa,built by the famous conqueror Alexander The Great in 332 B.C.It has so many interesting tourist attractions, related to the time of the Greco-Roman rule over Egypt, like Pompey’s Pillar,Catacombs,the famous Citadel of Qaitbay, built on the ruins of the ancient lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world,and so many to see there. Join us now to experience this amazing city on an over-day tour from Cairo or Giza hotels...
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  • 10 hours
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$123.43
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Alexandria Day tour from Cairo-Must See attractions

Alexandria Day tour from Cairo-Must See attractions

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Our representative will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo by modern air-conditioned vehicle to explore Alexandria, Where you will discover the beauty and the Greco Roman civilization within a day-tour starting with visiting the catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, You will see Pompay's Pillar from outside. Then visit The only known Roman amphitheater in Egypt, Drive along the Cornish 30 km to see the whole part of the city located on the sea side including Alexandria Old harbor where we found 7000 monuments underwater, in our way will cross the famous Stanley Bridge, the newest land mark of Alexandria.visit the Royal Jewellery museum, You will move to take your lunch at Mediterranean Sea view restaurant. You will go to get a photo stop at (Qaitbay’s Citadel) Afterwards heading to visit bibliotheca Alexandrina one of the most unusual architectural masterpieces of the 21st century.visit prettiest and biggest mosque in the city (Abu Al-Abbas Al-Mursi). Finally we will drive you back to Cairo.
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  • 12 hours
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$108.58
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3-Day Private Guided Tour of Giza Saqqara Alexandria and Cairo

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3-Day Private Guided Tour of Giza Saqqara Alexandria and Cairo

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Get a comprehensive overview of northern Egypt’s main highlights on this 3-day private tour. Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, Memphis, Cairo, and Alexandria and learn about the rich history of ancient Egypt from your informative guide. See pyramids, tombs, antiquities, King Tut’s treasures, local bazaars, catacombs, ancient ruins, and take a 30-minute camel ride during this 3-day Egyptian adventure.
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  • 3 days
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$311.84
$415.79
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Cairo & Alexandria Tour - 05 days 04 nights

Cairo & Alexandria Tour - 05 days 04 nights

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- All our vehicles are equipped with speed limit system [according to the standards of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism. - All our passengers are covered by Passengers Accident Insurance and also their baggage are insured by Baggage Insurance. -All our cars are fully insured. -All our cars are GPS Tracked by our dispatcher. -Our fleet is composed of new cars only (maximum 3 years old cars -Our tour guides are certified from the Ministry of Tourism
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$500.00
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Giza, Cairo and Alexandria Private Tour Package (3 days)

Giza, Cairo and Alexandria Private Tour Package (3 days)

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Day 1: Our Egyptologist guide will accompany you from your hotel to an excursion where you will enjoy the sight of the great Pyramids of Giza & Sphinx Then you will go to discover Saqqara home of the first pyramid in Egypt, built by Imohotep for king Zoser in 2650BC, the famous Step Pyramid is well preserved also you can go inside the pyramid of king Titi. Then you will visit Memphis the first capital in Egypt founded in 3100 B.C., now it is open air museum. Day 2: Cairo City Tour you will visit Egyptian museum, the Citadel and Coptic Cairo. Day 3: Alexandria Day Tour Alexandria is the second biggest city in Egypt with 5 million population and biggest seaport, it was founded by Alexander the Great in 334 B.C. and it remained the capital of Egypt during the Greco-Roman rule till the Arab conquest in 642 A.D.
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  • 3 days
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$290.00
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Egypt Best Holidays to Cairo Abu Simbel Aswan Luxor 8 days 7 nights

Egypt Best Holidays to Cairo Abu Simbel Aswan Luxor 8 days 7 nights

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Get a comprehensive overview of ancient Egypt on an 8-day tour from Cairo. Visit the main highlights of Cairo, Luxor, Abu Simbel, Aswan, and Alexandria such as the pyramids, the Sphinx, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, the Temple of Ramses II, and the Alexandria Library. Learn about Egypt’s rich history from your guide and admire the longstanding architecture as you tour these ancient structures.
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  • 8 days
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$1,999.00
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Giza and Alexandria Private Guided Tour Package (2 days)

Giza and Alexandria Private Guided Tour Package (2 days)

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Day 1 : # Pik up Time : 8 AM Giza pyramids, Saqqara and Memphis Our Egyptologist guide will accompany you to an excursion where you will enjoy the sight of the great Pyramids of Cheops.Chephren and Mykerinus, followed by a stop at the Sphinx; an ancient symbol of the pharaohs’ wisdom and strength embodied in a huge sculpture of a pharaoh’s head on a lion’s body. “Optional” and enjoy an unforgettable Camel or Horse Ride around these great structures. etc Day 2 Alexandria tour Alexandria is the second biggest city in Egypt with 5 million population and biggest seaport, it was founded by Alexander the Great in 334 B.C. and it remained the capital of Egypt during the Greco-Roman rule till the Arab conquest in 642 A.D.. etc.
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  • 2 days
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$275.00
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$275.00
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Private Guided Day tour to Alexandria from Cairo + Lunch

Private Guided Day tour to Alexandria from Cairo + Lunch

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At 7.00 AM, You will be escorted in an air conditioned vehicle from your hotel towards Alexandria (about 3 Hrs. Driving). Start your tour with exploring the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, dating back to the early of the 2nd century A.D., Then Pompey’s pillar dating back to the end of 3rd century and the remains of the Serapeum temple, the ancient temple of god Serapis. The ancient lighthouse (Pharos) was one of the ancient seven wonders before it was completely destroyed. Now in its location stands the fort of Qaitbay dating back to 15th century. We will end our tour by visiting the Modern Alexandria library; the Old library was very famous all over the world for its huge books capacity of different sciences and literature. It was damaged several times during the Greco Roman period until it vanished. New Library was inaugurated in 2002 and it is a must see in Alexandria that you will visit and a have a guided tour inside it.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
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$155.00
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Cairo, Giza & Alexandria Tour package (4 days)

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Cairo, Giza & Alexandria Tour package (4 days)

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Tour Includes : Egyptologist tour guide. Pick up service from hotel & return back. Air Conditioned Private vehicle. Bottled Mineral Water. 4 x Lunch meals during your tour.
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  • 4 days
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$342.00
$360.00
$18.00 savings
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3-Days Guided Tour Package to Cairo,Giza & Alexandria

3-Days Guided Tour Package to Cairo,Giza & Alexandria

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Private Guided 3 days tour Day 1: Giza day tour : Giza pyramids, Saqqara and Memphis + Lunch + Shopping tour. Day 2: Cairo city tour : Egyptian museum, the Citadel and Coptic Cairo + Lunch. Day 3: Alexandria Day tour : Catacomb, Pompy's pillar, Qaitbay fort and library of Alexandria + Lunch.
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  • 3 days
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$405.00
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Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, 3 days private tour

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Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, 3 days private tour

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3 days tour to Giza pyramids and sakarra first day   the Egyptian museum, old Cairo and khan alkhalili bazaars, second day. Alexandria Pompeii pillar, the Islamic citadel and Alexandria library
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  • 3 days
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$196.43
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Private Full Day Tour: to Alexandria from Cairo

Private Full Day Tour: to Alexandria from Cairo

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Whilst you are in Cairo why not consider taking a trip to visit the wonderful city of Alexandria. Take in Pompey’s Pillar the only known free standing column.View the ruins of a Roman Temple.You will also have the opportunity to visit the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa one of the seven wonders of the Middle Ages.Then proceed onto Qaitbay Citadel. End on a visit to Bibliotheca Alexandria.
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  • 10 hours
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$92.58
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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
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Citadel of Qaitbay (Fort Qaitbey) costs USD 20.00. Guided Citadel of Qaitbay (Fort Qaitbey) tours start around USD 20.00 per person.
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