Originally a fishing village, Hurghada has long since morphed into today’s dense band of resorts and hotels that marches along the coastline for more than 20km. It is a great destination for combining a diving holiday with the Nile Valley sites. Further offshore there is still superb diving aplenty; local NGOs are helping the town clean up its act, and the southern resort area and Sigala's sparklingly modern marina have brought back some of Hurghada's sheen.
Overday: Ultimate Alexandria
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Explore the rich history of Alexandria; from its ancient Egyptian roots, through the Greek period, to Roman times and beyond on a full-day tour from Cairo. Accompanied by your degree-certified Egyptologist, explore the Roman Catacombs, the site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the amphitheater, the Royal Jewelry Museum, the National Museum and much more.
The Museum of Alexandria
Alexandria. Considered one of Egypt’s finest museum,the Alexandria National Museum is located in a restored palace and contains about 1,800 artifacts that narrate the history of Alexandria throughout the ages, including the Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic and Islamic eras.
The Roman Catacombs
Your trip continues on to explore the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa; the necropolis of 3 sub-levels dating from the 2nd century AD merges aspects of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman culture in its features. Visit the Roman triclinium – a banquet hall to honor the dead, as well as statues, reliefs, and a pillared lobby featuring depictions of Egyptian gods in Roman armor.
Enjoy lunch at the Mediterranean seafront in one of the popular Alexandrian seafood restaurants.
Vegetarian options are available, kindly indicate during the booking progress
The Library of Alexandria
After lunch you stop at the library of Alexandria. The Alexandria Bibliotheca, is built on the site of the famous ancient library and is home to 8 million books
Royal Jewelry museum
Minutes away, in the elegant Alexandria district of Zizinia lies the Royal Jewelry museum which was originally built as summer palace for the family of Princess Fatma Al-Zahra, wife of a descendant of Mohamed Ali Pacha.
The palace is a unique example of art and architecture design with a mix between the European and the Islamic style. Each room including the bathroom will tell you a story, through a mural painting or glass or simply rare pieces hand-painted with passion and love.
The palace was constructed between 1919-1923 and has been fully restored to house this expansive trove of royal artifacts, including precious stones and diamonds, golden chess set, clocks, watches, ornamental boxes which once adorned the queens and princesses of Egypt’s royal family.
Departure & Return
We will pick you up and drop you off anywhere within Greater Cairo. You can choose the exact location during the booking process. If its your hotel, your guide will be waiting for you at the hotel-lobby 10 minutes before departure. The drive through the Cairo-Alexandria desert road is about 3 hours long.
Included in this Trip
Entry or admission fee
Meals as indicated
Taxes and services
Excluded from this Trip
Tip or gratuity