Enjoy this Egypt Holiday budget package for 10 Days and 9 Nights to Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Alexandria Visiting Ancient Sites plus a Nile Cruise
Experience the Greatness of a City When on a Private Tour of Alexandria
You can experience the greatness of this city on a private tour of Alexandria, a city founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BCE.
Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt and has the largest Seaport. There is no other city in Egypt that can match the rich history found here and the legends!
Alexander the Great was the beginning and his successors Ptolemy I and II continued to make history. Ptolemy was responsible for the creation of the Library at Alexandria which was like a university of its time and where Euclid and Archimedes taught.
They also had the Lighthouse of Antiquity built on the Island of Pharos at the entrance to Alexandria’s harbour. This was to become one of the Seven Wonders of the World until the 12th century. A 15th-century fort was built from its ruins and that still stands today.
There is much more to be told of the history here that includes stories of Cleopatra, all of which you can find out on excellent guided tours of museums and landmarks in Alexandria
Take a Thrilling Guided Tour Through the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa
Alexandria has much to offer any tourists. There are the fabulous guided tours to natural wonders or archaeological sites such as Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, amazing museums and landmarks but, there is more.
Alexandria is a city of ambience and romance. It is the perfect place to sip coffee in old world cafes, take leisurely strolls along the harbour while admiring the belle époque architecture.
The local cuisine is something most tourists very much enjoy and it is always well worth trying new dishes. There is no greater compliment to give a chef in Alexandria, than trying their traditional foods.
Top 10 Things to Do in Alexandria
Travel Tips for Alexandria
The best time to go to Alexandria will depend on what you are going for. If it is a holiday for going on sightseeing tours, then the best months are January to May and October to December when the temperatures cooler and more comfortable. If it is a sun holiday beside the pool or beach then June to September is the time for you as it gets extremely hot. Check out when any festivals are taking place as they are entertaining times.
It is estimated that the cost of food and accommodation per day, for the average tourist, is approximately $230, that is for a 3-star restaurant Brunch, Dinner and hotel room, during the peak season. Obviously, this will go down during off season. Private tours or sightseeing tours vary in price during the seasons, but they also vary between operators so do a bit of research when booking. The more expensive the tour does not mean it is better!
Near the Cruise Port, there are vendors selling their wares, some of them are great, but there are the few that will bother and hassle you to buy from them. They can get a bit aggressive but do your best to ignore them. Be careful of pickpockets too, as they will take advantage of you being preoccupied trying to get away from the vendor. It is important to know that Kissing another person in public is illegal, you won’t be arrested but will be harassed.
The weather during the months of May to September is very sunny and extremely hot with no rainfall whatsoever. Mid-March, April, October and November, the weather is cooler than the summer months but still pleasantly warm and sunny but there is the possibility of rain. December, January and February are cool but temperatures rarely fall below 15 degrees Celsius with more rain falling during these months.
Visit the fascinating city of Alexandria with this private full-day tour from Cairo or Giza. See the sights accompanied by a professional Egyptologist Tour Guide
Amazing 8 Days organized in the best way to enjoy visiting the Important sites in Egypt from Cairo/ Alexandria/ Luxor and Aswan,
Alexandria The second largest city in Egypt, known as "The Pearl of the Mediterranean", its ambience and cultural heritage distance it from the rest of the country
If you are coming to Alexandria on a cruise ship, please join me for a one day tour of Cairo and the Pyramids. we'll travel to Giza pyramids Plateau