Full Day Tour in Alexandria

Schedule:

Duration:

Pickup Time:

Everyday Approx. 7-9 hours According to the cruise ship arrival

Tour Highlights:


v Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa

v Pompay's Pillar 

v Roman Amphitheater 

v The library of Alexandria

v Manuscripts museum

v Castle of Qaitbey inside 

v Old harbor of Alexandria

v St. Mark - the oldest church in Africa

v The old city-center of Alexandria

v Abbo Elabbas Mosque

v Montaza Gardens and the Palaces

 

Tour Prices:

Single 2 - 4 Persons 5 - 8 Persons 9 - 15 Persons
140 $ 105 $ 95 $ 80 $

Join a Small Group (2-35) Per Person $ 60

Your WOW tours Egypt guide will be waiting inside the Alexandria Port for you. He will be holding a sign showing your name.

From the moment your tour starts, your guide will give you full attention. Once in the car, your guide will talk to you about all the things on the way as well as other aspects of your tour that will interest you.

First visit Pompay’s Pillar, (it was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian at the end of the 4th century).then visit the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa which are the largest Roman Cemetery consisting of three levels cut in the rock. Then 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. After that move on to visit the Roman Amphitheater.

Next stop is the library of Alexandria; the biggest library in the world – now with 8 million books. 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 famous Manuscripts Museum, president Saddat Museum and impressions of Alexandria Museum.

Note: Alexandria Library is closed on Fridays and on every public holiday. To enter the reading area you will need to purchase a ticket.

Have lunch at a traditional Restaurant.

 

After Lunch visit the main square of mosques in the city: The Abbo Elabbas Mosque and see old carnivals where children play on very antique funfair rides and eat candy floss.

From there 10 minutes to see Quaitbay castle which was built on the same site as the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria one of the seven wonders of ancient world.

End your tour in the gardens of Montaza. The beautiful coastline and all the views of the city are on the way to Montaza Palace and gardens which is approx. 25 km away, including the old harbor of Alexandria where we found 7000 monuments underwater.

Once in Montaza Gardens, commonly known as the Love Garden (all romantic couples and families go there) you will visit the royal gardens of King Farouk and see the royal palaces of Haramlek and Salamlek as well as walk along the famous Montaza Bridge and reach the Tea Palace Island and see the royal beaches of the queens.

Finally you will transfer back to your cruise ship at Alexandria port.

If you want to customize your trip, please let us know.

Included:

Pick up services from Alexandria port & return (by the cruise exit door)
all transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
Private English Egyptologist Guide.
Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
Mineral water on board the vehicle during the tour
Lunch at local restaurant (drinks not included)
All Service charges & taxes.

Excluded:

     Tipping.

     any extra not mentioned.

 

  How can I obtain my visa to visit Egypt?
 

You must have a valid passport for at least six months. You can apply for a tourist visa at any Egyptian embassy in your country before your arrival.

If you are a citizen of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Korea, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Serbia, the Ukraine, a country that is part of the Russian Federation, or a country that is a member of the European Union, you will apply for a visa Upon arrival at the Egyptian airport, You will need to pay $ 25 or the equivalent amount and for your information your tourist visa is valid for 30 days.

 

Do Egyptian people speak English or any other languages?

     

Egyptian people study English in the schools so most of them can speak and understand at least some English words. Although few people can speak other languages as French, German or Spanish, there are professionals who can speak these languages and are familiarized to visitors who cannot speak Arabic to fulfill the needs of most travelers.

 

Do non-Muslims tourists are allowed to enter Mosques in Egypt?


For sure, non-Muslims tourists are most welcome in all mosques in Egypt. They are welcome to visit the Mosques in anytime except in prayer times, on Friday and during the five prayers of the day. For women, modest dress would be highly recommended and to cover their hair. Both women and men will be asked to remove their shoes before entering a mosque.

 

What about bringing a personal supply of cigarettes and alcohol with me when I am visiting Egypt?


It is recommended for travelers to purchase their supply of cigarettes and alcohol upon arrival. There are duty free shops at the airports. Tourists are allowed to purchase up to 3 liters of alcohol and up to 200 cigarettes.

 

What is the hotel’s chick-in and chick-out time in Egypt?


It is the same as the majority of hotels all over the world, as the chick-in time in Egypt is around 12 or 1 PM. In case you arrived in the early morning or late at night, you may wait in the lobby till the normal chick-in time or you could pay for an extra night in order to get your room immediately.

 

What are the categories of hotels in Egypt?


There are many types of hotels in Egypt, from the world class luxurious to the most simple inn accommodation. You can find the world famous hotel chains like Hilton, Four Seasons, Movenpick and Sofitel. Also you can find a wide range of local hotels with rating system from 1 to 5-stars.

 

What is the official currency of Egypt?


It is the Egyptian Pound, which commonly shortened to LE. The single Egyptian Pound consists of 100 Piasters. There are banknotes of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 LE and coins of 25 piasters, 50 piasters, and 1 pound (100 piasters).

 

Is it possible to exchange dollars, Euros or any other currencies in Egypt?


Of course it is possible, as there are a large number of banks and currency exchange offices in Egypt. On the other hand, many shops and restaurants accept dollars and Euros at rates relatively close to the official ones.

 

How popular is the use of credit cards in Egypt?


Many places in Egypt accept credit cards including shops, restaurants, hotels and cafes. Among the most common credit cards used in Egypt are Visa, Master Card, and American Express.

 

Is it a common rule to give tips in Egypt, and how much should I tip?

 

Tipping is customary in Egypt, this is due to the low salaries of many simple professionals in Egypt, and so many people depend on tips as a major part of their income. 
The amount of tips depends on the situation, if you are in a restaurant it would be better to give about 5 or 10% tip to the waiter even when there is service added to the bill. As for a small favor such as Parking a car or carrying luggage, it is common to give a few pounds.

 

Hints &Tips:

 

      In Egypt they drive on the right, be careful when crossing roads. Take special care in Cairo, where the traffic is a lot busier than in other Egyptian cities!

 

     Buy (and drink) plenty of water. You may not drink a lot of water at home, but make sure you do in Egypt. It is very easy to become dehydrated if you don't.

 

     Learn the phrase "La Shukran" (No thank you!) and don't be afraid to say it to anyone who tries to sell you anything, or asks for "baksheesh". Believe it or not, it does work. Please do not say "Emshi" (as many tour books advise), this can be taken as an insult.

     Wear sensible footwear when visiting the various sites. High heels and open toe shoes are not advisable. The floors of most sites are either sand or rough-cut, uneven stone.

 

     Make up a small "medical-kit" before you go! Include things like safety pins, plasters (different sizes), antiseptic cream, diarrhea tablets, headache tablets and sun cream.

      

Why WOW tours Egypt?

There are many reasons to travel with WOW tours Egypt!

 

  1. With WOW tours Egypt you are in Safe hands:

 

The safety and security of our clients is a priority in all of our planning. WOW tours Egypt is member of the Egyptian Travel Agents Association (ETAA). We have a dedicated team of experts, excellent drivers and stunning team working only to keep you satisfied and secured, all hotels and tours are pre-tested by one of our experienced staff members to make sure that everything lives up to our standard of excellence.

 

  1. Enjoy our exceptional service:

 

visit our website wowtoursegypt.com to research tours and programs to book your Unforgettable Trip, We take the utmost care when selecting hotels, tour guides, Transportations and representatives who are experienced enough for our customers’ satisfaction, these are the products that we love, and that we love to recommend to you. 

 

  1. Travel is our main mission:

 

As we’re thinking day and night in travel business, To fulfill all our customers’ requirements, WOW tours Egypt has variety of services helping you to find whatever you want, such as Travel packages, day Tours, Nile Cruises, Egypt & Beyond, Shore excursions, Airport transfers and spiritual tours, or if you prefer tailor made program, we will be more than happy to arrange it for you. 

 

  1. Private Guided Tours:

 

In choosing any of our tour programs, you are placing yourself in the care of a professional and reliable tourist service. Any service extended to our guests will be accurately tailored to satisfy their individual needs. We guarantee that tours will be privately guided by skilled professional guides when requested.

 

 

  1. Concern for Value & Time

 

We understand the value of your time and your desire to see your money well spent during your tour in Egypt. Our operators think seriously about how best to satisfy the wishes of our guests while saving them as much time and money as possible.
 

 

  1. Why pick WOW tours Egypt for Shore Excursions:

 

We understand all your concerns regarding safety and security. We know that your time is limited when arriving by sea; you have to get going on your trip promptly and return in order to meet the ship’s schedule. That is why we pick you up from inside the port next to your ship. Other unlicensed companies cannot provide this service and guests are forced to walk 2 kilometers to the gate of the port.

We return you to the ship within 2 hours of departure so that you are assured you will not miss your ship. We offer fully customizable tours, want to check something not in the basic tour? No problem!

Looking for private tours? We offer those.

Looking to join a group and get a discounted rate? We do that too!

We let you pick your own guide!

You only pay for your tour AFTER you have finished and are totally satisfied!

 

  1. Multilingual Staff:

 

Our main website is in English, but we also maintain sites in French, German, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Japanese in order to facilitate effective and clear communication with our clients. All staff in direct contact with our clients is required to possess strong language skills that are consistent with the high expectation of quality maintained by WOW tours Egypt.

 

  1. Planning Flexibility:

 

Our staff and management are focused on adapting to the individual needs and desires of our clientele. We aim to build a good relationship with clients based upon honesty and reliability so that we are in able to provide them with excellent service time after time.

 

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WOW tours Egypt is your travel partner, we strive to provide you with new budget journeys to various destinations, whether you want to plan a budget holiday, an adventure, honeymoon. Choose your Tour from our Budget Tours packages or even if you can’t find program meets your satisfaction, Our professional staff are capable to arrange any tailor made program which will fulfill all your needs.

 

  1.       WOW tours Egypt create your everlasting memories:

 

The main aim of WOW tours Egypt is to keep you satisfied, our friendly tour operators will take care of everything for you to ensure that everything is perfect before your arrival, and then upon your arrival, our well trained representatives will pick you up at the Airport and accompany you all over your journey for your safety and satisfaction. After ending your Tour and returning home happily, we are still interested to know your feedback about WOW tours Egypt, as our Customer care will send you an e. mail to make sure that you have arrived back home safely, and to make sure that you have enjoyed your trip. 

 

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