“Beautiful places are often alive. When you visit them, you can feel their breaths.” Mehmet Murat Ildan
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Founded in 331 BC by 25-year-old Alexander the Great, Alexandria (Al Iskendariyya) is the stuff of legend.
Its towering Pharos lighthouse, marking the ancient harbour's entrance, was one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and its Great Library was considered the archive of ancient knowledge. Alas, fate dealt the city a spate of cruel blows. The Pharos collapsed and the Great Library was torched. Part of the ancient city disappeared under the sea and part under the modern city, so there are few visible remains of the glorious past.
Nevertheless, it is worthwhile to follow the traces of history and to meet today's Alexandria. Maybe the Mediterranean charm has lost some color, but the special vibes of an international port city remain.
Library of Alexandria
President Sadat Museum
Opera house (photo stop)
Statue of Alexander the great (photo stop)
Unknown Soldiers Memorial
Stanley Bridge (photo stop)
King Farouk Palace and Tea palace
St. Mark oldest church
The roman amphitheater
Walking Tour in old city-center
Abu El Abbas Mosque
Walk by the oldest fun fair in Egypt. Site of the Lighthouse; one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Quaitbay Castle (photo stop)
Montaza Gardens & Palaces
Optional: Coffee break at Délices
Optional: Lunch in fish market
Day 1: Alexandria
Start the tour with the library of Alexandria; the biggest library in the world – now with 8 million books. Visit it’s open court where you can see the statue of Alexander the Great and the statue of Ptolemy the first, which was found underwater nearby. Our guide will explain the design of the library from outside, you will have a chance for some photo stops. Note: Alexandria library is closed on Fridays ,Saturdays & in public holidays. To enter the reading area you will need to purchase a ticket.
Ancient Roman Theatre
Visit the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria with the display of the sunken monuments of Alexandria which were discovered under the East harbor of Alexandria.
The Cathedral of St. Mark
The car will then take you to visit the church of St. Mark – the oldest church in Africa.
El Nabi Daniel Mosque
Visit El Nabi Daniel Mosque which is believed by many people to be related to Alexander the great 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. Continue your tour by passing through the oldest market area in Mansheya and see the traditional womens’ markets (zan’et etsetat) with very thin and narrow streets, gold market also exists here where everyone buys their wedding and engagement jewellery.
Sidi Morsi Abu al-Abbas Mosque
The car will then take you to visit the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city: the Abu Elabas Mosque, and the strangest sight outside it: an old fun fair where children play on very antique fun fair rides and eat candy floss.
Citadel of Qaitbay
Opposite is the corniche and the old harbour where you can see the old fishing boats, men fishing and traditional fishermen making nets. The photos taken here are amazing. 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 ancient world . A most spectacular castle which is a great photo stop.
The car will then take you to Mamoura Beach Resort which is located east of Montaza's royal gardens. walking along the corniche of Maamourah is a nice walk . It is considered one of the main tourist attractions in Alexandria for its beach, Corniche walk and parks. On your way back you will stop over the famous bridge of Stanley – the modern landmark of modern Alexandria, then travel in comfort back to your hotel in Alexandia. We are very flexible, if someone want to change the itinerary a little or add more sites.
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