Cairo Alexandia  8 Days - 7 Nights

Cairo Alexandia 8 Days - 7 Nights

Day 01:           Arrival Cairo
Meet at Cairo airport upon arrival by Excel Travel representative who will assist you through airport customs & formalities. You will be escorted immediately to your hotel by Excel AC modern fleet. Overnight in Cairo
 
Day 02:           Pyramids, Le Sphinx, Cairo museum & bazaars
Breakfast at the hotel then check out and start exploring ancient Egypt with a visit to the famous Pyramids. The Great Pyramid of Cheops which was built by manual labor, is the largest of the three main Pyramids and is the only survivor of the Seven Great Wonders of the Ancient World, the Pyramid of Chephren, which is the best preserved, and the Pyramid of Mycerinus. Nearby see the Sphinx, a marvelous sight carved out of a natural rocky outcrop, the lion's body stretching 45m, with its paws 15m long. We will visit the Papyrus Institute and learn how paper was made in ancient times followed by shopping in the Papyrus Museum, Perfume factory and Jewelry shop.
Then start tour to visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
Egyptian Museum; was established by the Egyptian government in 1835.  The present museum building was built in 1900, in the new classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon.  The museum exhibited collections now exceed 120,000 objects ranges from pre historic era to the Greco Roman period. It has 107 halls, and the ground floor houses huge statues.  The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamen treasures and the mummies.  The museum also comprises of a photography section and large library. A hall for the Royal Mummies was opened at the museum, housing eleven kings and queens.
Your reward for the day will be a complementary visit of Khan El Khalili bazaars; which is one of the most famous worldwide with its amazing narrow alleyways.  The visitor can discover small restaurants and workaday cafes where Egyptians & non-Egyptians come to smoke water pipes and enjoy some of the traditional Egyptian drinks in the cafes scattered around the area
Back to the hotel and overnight.
 
Day 3:      Cairo – El Alamein - Alexandria
Early breakfast at the hotel in Cairo then transfer to El Alamein via the desert road which is Located About 240 Kilometers Northwest of Cairo And 106 Kilometers West Of Alexandria. Arrival El-Alamein then Start your day tour with El-Alamein War Museum and the War Cemetery that known as The Commonwealth Cemetery that Contains the Graves of Soldiers from different Countries Whom Killed during the War
El-Alamein Was One of The Most Important Spots in The Second World War, So In this trip you will able to know more about the second World War and all historical events by our tour guide. After you Finish the visit, drive to Alexandria and overnight at the hotel in Alexandria.
 
Day 4:      Alexandria sightseeings
Early breakfast at the hotel then you will start a guided tour to visit the Bombay’s’ pillars, the Catacombs & Montazah Gardens. You will also pass by Alexandrina Bibliotheca & overview Qaite Bay citadel from outside      
Pompeii Column and Kom el-Shuqafa Catacombs Thirty meters high and built from Aswan pink granite, the Pompeii Column is thought to have been a present from the people of Alexandria to Emperor Diocletian. The majority of the remains found around the column can be been at the Greco-Roman Museum. At the top of the hill lies the entrance to the Kom al-Shuqafa Catacombs dating from the first and second centuries. They have been discovered by chance at the beginning of 20th, century.
Montazah Gardens; is about 150-hectare park surrounding the palace of Khedive Abbas with its amazing architecture worth of Walt Disney. Visitors enjoy strolling in the gardens or swimming of the nice sandy beaches.
Alexandrina Bibliotheca; the New Library of Alexandria, the New Bibliotheca Alexandrina is dedicated to recapture the spirit of openness and scholarship of the original Bibliotheca Alexandrina. It is much more than a library as it contains 13 different departments
Besides, the New Library also hosts a number of institutions which is growing and it is becoming the nerve center of many international and regional networks.
Qaite bay Fort has been guarding the bay for centuries; at the end of the Cornish rises the crenellated walls of the Mameluk fortress built in 1480 on the site of the Alexandria lighthouse
Lunch will be served during the tour in an oriental restaurant. Drive back to the hotel & overnight at the hotel
 
Day 5:       Diving in Alexandria
After breakfast, you can enjoy diving in Alexandria. you Can see and touch more than 11000 archeological pieces which includes sphinxes, statues, columns (pharaonic - Greek Roman ) press wine, Obilisque , and its base, parts of Ancient Light House of Alexandria , Royal amphora’s , royal lime stones of the palace, columns and statues of the palace, you will dive on the plane of World War II (British Buford type) crashed on the palace of Cleopatra at depth of 5m., columns with hierographic scripts. Overnight Alexandria.
 
Day 6:       Free at Leisure         
Free at leisure in Alexandria to enjoy a visit to Qaite Bay citadel in Rasheed (Rosetta ).
Overnight Alexandria.
 
Day 7: Alexandria – Cairo Airport for final departure
Breakfast in the hotel, check out and transfer to Cairo Airport for your final departure
 

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