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2 Day Tour to Rosetta and Alexandria from Cairo

2 Days
Private Tour
06:00 AM
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A wonderful opportunity to really explore 2 ancient Cities with different ancient history on this overnight 2 day trip to Alexandria and Rosetta from Cairo, starting with Greco - Roman Alexandria then the City of Rosetta (now known as Rashid) with it’s 17th century Ottoman Houses and famous for the mystery of the Rosetta Stone which was discovered there. Come and join us for this voyage of discovery.
  • All transfers between Cairo, Alexandria Hotels and tours with a Guide or Representative
  • Overnight accommodation in Paradise Inn Windsor Palace Hotel Alexandria
  • Meals as included in the itinerary
  • Bottled water during transportation
  • Tours to the Catacombs and pompey’s Pillar
  • Tours to the Citadel and Mosque
  • Tours to and Alexandria Library
  • Tours to the Rashid Museum, Old ottoman Houses, Hanging Mosque and Citadel Rosetta
  • All Service charges & taxes
  • Any extra activities not included in the itinerary
  • Personal spending
  • Tipping for Guides
Day 1: Cairo - Alexandria Sightseeing
After breakfast you will be picked up by your expert English speaking Tour Guide from your Hotel in Cairo, then transferred on to a comfortable air conditioned vehicle for your drive to Alexandria (approximately 3 hours). Today you will explore the Ancient Greco - Roman Port city of Alexandria which was once a bustling Port during the reign of Alexander the Great.
You will begin your day of tours to include the Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa ( known as the largest Roman burial site in Egypt). 
Also a  visit Pompey’s Pillar, a Roman triumphal column, the largest of its type constructed outside of the imperial capitals of Rome and Constantinople. 
Another main attraction for you to explore is the Citadel of Qaitbey built in the 1480's by Sultan Qaitbey on the site of Alexandria's ancient lighthouse and one of the seven wonders of the ancient World.
Lunch will be served during your tours in a quality restaurant. A visit to the famous ‘Bibliotheca’ is a must see attraction known as the the Alexandria Library, a huge modern structure hosting millions of books and is the scholarly focal point in all of Egypt. Finally you will transfer to your hotel and overnight stay in Alexandria.
Meals: Lunch
Day 2: Alexandria - Rosetta Sightseeing - Cairo
You will be collected from your Hotel in Alexandria and driven about 1 hour by road to the the City of Rosetta, now known as Rashid.
On arrival at Rosetta, you will be taken to the Rashid Museum which is one of the original unique styled red and black brick houses within the City’s small winding streets. A full tour of the Museum with your Guide to discover a replica of the Rosetta Stone inscribed in 3 languages, Ancient Pharaonic, Demotic, and Ancient Greek (the original currently on display in the British Museum). From here, we will take a walking tour around the small local streets and Souq to discover the local life and markets whilst heading to  the preserved Ottoman Homes.
Moving on to discover a second House within the City’s streets and other old house frontages. The House of  Amasyali is of a very ornate nature and considered one of the finer examples. It has lovely lanterns on its facade and especially designed interior which allows cool breezes to circulate around the house.
A further visit to the Mill of Abu Shaheen which  will uncover a house for trade serving the household and the local community.
After your tour of the Houses, you will walk a short distance with your Guide to visit the local ‘Hanging Mosque’, a unique construction and is one of only a few Mosques in Egypt built on an upper level in order to have storage units underneath for shops and supplies.
Finally, you will take a short drive to the Citadel on the outskirts of the City. built around 1479 and lying next to the Nile river with views of the Mediterranean sea, the one of only 2 points in Egypt to join the sea from the Nile.
You will then leave the Citadel and head back from Rosetta towards Cairo with a stop off for lunch before returning to your Hotel in Cairo.
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