Alexandria, Egypt Activities for couples

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Cairo: Archeological Day-Trip to Alexandria

1. Cairo: Archeological Day-Trip to Alexandria

After being picked up from your hotel, you will travel to Alexandria. You will first visit the insides of the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa, which is the largest Roman Cemetery and consists of three levels cut into rock. Next, you will drive to visit the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria, complete 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, where you will stop for a photo break. Your next stop will be to the library of Alexandria, which is the biggest library in the world, consisting of 8 million books. You can visit its 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 manuscript museum, president Saddat Museum, and impressions of Alexandria Museum. 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. You will then visit the El Nabi Daniel Mosque, which is believed by many people to be related to Alexander the Great's 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. The car will then take you to visit the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city, the Abbo Elabbas Mosque, as well as the strangest sight outside it: an old funfair where children play on antique funfair rides and eat candy floss. Opposite is the corniche and the old harbor where you can see the old fishing boats, men fishing and traditional fishermen making nets. You will then 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 the ancient world. The car will then take you to the Mamoura Beach Resort, located east of Montaza's royal gardens. Walk along the corniche of Maamourah, and appreciate the nice environment. It is considered one of the main tourist attractions in Alexandria for its beach, Corniche walk and parks.

From Cairo: Private Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria

2. From Cairo: Private Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria

Explore the rich history of Alexandria; tracing time from its ancient Egyptian roots, through the Classical period, to Roman times and beyond on an informative full-day guided tour from Cairo. Stop for a delicious local lunch and enjoy bottled water on your trip. Enjoy pick-up and drop off from your Cairo hotel and an airconditioned bus ride to the Roman theater in Kom El-Deka; a marble theater that once seated 800 spectators in its galleries. View sections of mosaic flooring and a pleasure garden which is surrounded by Roman baths and villas. Continue to the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, a necropolis with 3 sublevels which dates back to the 2nd century AD. See the Roman triclinium, a banquet hall to honor the dead. Admire its statues, reliefs, and a pillared lobby featuring depictions of Egyptian gods in Roman armor. See the site of the Alexandria Library and walk the ramparts of the 15th century Qaitbay Citadel, which was built upon the ruins of the ancient Alexandria Lighthouse. End your day of discovery with a relaxed evening drive back to your hotel in Cairo.

Alexandria: Guided Walking Tour with Carriage Ride

3. Alexandria: Guided Walking Tour with Carriage Ride

Experience Alexandria’s sunset hours lit up by the lights and activity of the city on this guided tour. At 7:00 PM, your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Alexandria in an air-conditioned vehicle and take you directly to downtown Alexandria. Start your evening with a romantic ride on a traditional horse carriage along the corniche, a gorgeous waterfront promenade dotted with restaurants, markets, and historic sights. Nearby, stop at the most famous ice cream shop in Alexandria for a taste of something sweet before heading to the San Stefano Grand Mall. Located in the heart of one of Alexandria’s most lavish neighborhoods, this mall is designed specifically to offer an extraordinary world of luxury living products and contains a large dining hall and theaters.   After exploring the mall, head back out to the corniche to enjoy the fresh evening air of the sea. Cross the famous Stanley Bridge, an architectural wonder and a perfect place to take in views of the Mediterranean Sea and the corniche. Finally, your guide will accompany you back to your hotel.

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4.3 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Amazing, excellent, sensational. Thanks to our tour guide for an amazing experience we had in Alexandria. The best i met till now, the trip was well planned avoiding the crowd spots, very well explained the history, very nice and kind with our needs, we stopped every time we needed something, he even told us how to deal with the locals. I wish i met them from the first day of my vacation in Egypt.

We were picked up on time from our hotel lobby and driven to Alexandria. Our driver made a stop to allow us to purchase a coffee since it was an early start. We met our guide in Alexandria who was lovely and very knowledgeable. We had a lovely lunch overlooking the water with nice fish and freshly cooked pita bread. Overall it was a nice day.

The tour was excellent. Ranya my guide really knew her stuff and was able to answer any questions I had. Didn't get to go inside the Alexandria Library as it was closed but that was my fault for booking it on a Saturday. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to Egypt.

How lucky we were to discover Alexandria with a passionate and fascinating guide! It adapts to your desires and is a well of science! It was a very beautiful day rich in discoveries.

Had a wonderful time in Alexandria! Our lovely guide Kareem was very knowledgeable and fun to be around. The three hour drive is totally worth the amazing sites to see in Alexandria.