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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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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
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$31.50
$45.00
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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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2 Day Private Tour Giza Pyramids/Egyptian Museum/Old Cairo & Alexandria

2 Day Private Tour Giza Pyramids/Egyptian Museum/Old Cairo & Alexandria

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Enjoy a 2 Day short break in Cairo and visit the most famous places in Cairo.From seeing the fantastic Giza Pyramids and world famous Egyptian Museum and experiencing the history of Coptic Cairo with the many churches and Mosques and also combine a fabulous day trip to Alexandria. and see the famous Pompeys Pillar, Catacombs plus much more.
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  • 2 days
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$251.43
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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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$120.00
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Alexandria Experience from Alexandria Hotels

Alexandria Experience from Alexandria Hotels

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• we will visit the catacombs of kom El Shokafa which are the largest Roman Cemetery • we also will visit the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria and enjoy seeing the sunken monuments of Alexandria . • we will visit the church of St. Mark – the oldest church in Africa and we then will visit the biggest mosque in the city the Abbo Elabbas Mosque and see an old funfair where children play on funfair rides. we will see the outside of Quaitbay castle which was built on the same site as the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria and then We will visit the gardens of Montaza ,enjoy seeing the Most beautiful Montaza Palace and the royal gardens of King Farouk (the last king in the history of Egypt) and enjoy walking on the famous Montaza bridge and see the Tea Palace island and the royal beaches of the queens.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$66.67
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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
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$85.72
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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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$20.00
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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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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
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$798.00
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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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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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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
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$100.00
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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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$184.63
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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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$1,136.25
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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
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$249.00
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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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Private 7 Days Best of Egypt Tour from Abu Simbel to Alexandria

Private 7 Days Best of Egypt Tour from Abu Simbel to Alexandria

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This 7-day, 6-night tour of Egypt is a great way to maximize time and see the most for your money. Relax on board a luxurious Nile River cruise that hits the highlights of ancient Egypt along the way. Visit Valley of the Kings, King Tutankhamun’s tomb, Karnak and Luxor Temples, and more. Then travel by train to explore the Giza pyramid complex and Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and the Roman Catacombs and other sites in Alexandria.
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  • 7 days
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$1,600.00
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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
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$30.00
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Golden 5 days Cairo Tour

Golden 5 days Cairo Tour

Beginning and ending with airport transfer, every detail of your 5-day Egyptian adventure is ready to go when you are. Enjoy complimentary admission to all attractions in both Cairo and Alexandria. Private guided visits at each location ensure a personalized and immersive experience. After each day of sightseeing, rest easy in a 4-star or higher hotel and have complimentary breakfast each morning.
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  • 5 days
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$250.00
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Alexandria Private day tour from Cairo

Alexandria Private day tour from Cairo

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Alexandria is so beautiful city with a mixed cultures of Greco-Roman and Egyptian history and it's the pearl of the Mediterranean sea, In this tour we cover the highlites of the city according to the tour duration, Visit the catacombs of kom el shoqafa Visit the pompaiis pillar Visit the citadel of quetbay Visit the Mosque of Abu el Abbas Free time for lunch Visit the new liberary of Alexandria Drive by the cornich and see Stanley bridge. flexible to change or select other sights in Alexandria. After enjoying Alexandria city you will be back to Cairo drop of at your hotel.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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$90.00
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Alexandria day tour from Cairo or Giza

Alexandria day tour from Cairo or Giza

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Enjoy your day tour from Cairo to the Mediterranean coast to explore Alexandria on a private day tour. get experience about Alexandria from your Egyptologist guide, and check out the city’s sightseeing including Pompey’s Pillar, the citadel of Qaitbay, the Roman catacomb and the modern Library of Alexandria.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$105.57
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Private 11-day Tour as an Expert and Egyptology, unique ancient experience back to 7000 BC by Nile cruise

Private 11-day Tour as an Expert and Egyptology, unique ancient experience back to 7000 BC by Nile cruise

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11 days prepare yourself to be Egyptologist. If you want to combined Nile & sun beside culture & history register for this tour, you will experience all ancient Egypt as an Expert, this unique tour will let you know more secrets of Pharaonic Islamic Coptic civilizations, Millions were tour classical Egypt, but you are not like them, we tailor new itinerary that little seen by others Visit Djoser Sakkara the 3rd Dynasty 2650 BC, The mystery of the 100 ton ‘boxes’ at the Serapeum of Saqqara, the Red and the Bent Pyramid built for king Senefru the father of king Cheops (4th dynasty of the old Kingdom) Drive to Alexandria visit the fort of Qaitbey was built in the 10th AD century, the Virgin Mary church built in the 3rd century, the Tombs of the Nobles, the Village of the Artisians, the Ramessium and the tomb of Ramose and the Temple of Amenhotep 111
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  • 11 days
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$780.00
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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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$86.86
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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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