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Alexandra Extension

2 Days, Cairo to Cairo
Alexandra Extension

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Delve into legendary Alexandria, Egypt's capital for a millennium and once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Wander the Roman amphitheatres, palaces read more...

IS THIS Classic TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Think local transport—buses, taxis, trains the most colourful way to travel
    • Enjoy travelling with a like minded mix of couples, friends and solo travellers, from the world over
    • Like the idea of staying in character-rich accommodations that reflect the culture of the places you visit
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 1 nights accommodation with breakfast Hotel (1 nt).
  • 1 breakfast
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Private car/van, walking).
  • Transfer to/from Alexandria with a G Adventures CEO
  • Guided tour including the Roman Theatre, Montazah Summer Palace, Qaitbay Fort, Pompey's Pillar, the Alexandria Library, and Catacombs of Komel-Shokafa.
  • Services of Certified Egyptologist as Chief Experience Officers (CEO) throughout the tour, local guides.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 55-75 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Cairo/Alexandria
Day 2 Alexandria/Cairo
Departures
  • Start
  • Finish
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Cairo
  • Alexandria
  • Alexandria to Alexandria Map
  • DAY 1 Arrive Cairo/Alexandria

    Starting at 9am, travel from Cairo to Alexandria. Visit the Roman theatre of Kom el Dikka, as well as the Montazah Summer Palace. In the evening, opt to head to one of the city's seafood restaurants.

    Explore Alexandria with an expert CEO. Its vast history, unique Mediterranean location and distinctly European feel set it apart from other Egyptian cities.

    Visit the sights of Kom el Dikka, the only Roman theatre of its kind in Egypt, and the Montzah Summer Palace, known for its peaceful Gardens.

    Opt to wander the seaside corniche or stop to enjoy a coffee at one of the many European style cafes.

    In the evening, opt to head to the bar at the famous Cecil Hotel for a sunset drink.

    Private Vehicle
    Cairo - Alexandria 3h09:00 220km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Roman Theatre Visit
    Alexandria
    Visit the Roman theatre at Kom El Dikka, which is thought to have been a place more for public meetings than for performances. The theatre was discovered in 1967 when work was underway to construct a modern building on its site. It is the only Roman theatre in Egypt.

    Montazah Summer Palace Visit
    Alexandria
    Visit the Montazah Summer Palace to spend a quiet afternoon in the gardens near the Mediterranean Sea. Khedive Abbas Hilmy (1892-1914) built Montazah as his summer palace, to escape the Cairo heat. Located on a rocky bluff overlooking the sea, it's designed in a mix of Moorish and Florentine style. Now used by Egypt's president and off limits to the public, the surrounding gardens are a great place to wander. By the sea, there is an unusual Victorian-style bridge running out to a small island.

    Meet and Greet Hotel Welcome Meeting
    On Day 1 of the tour, a G Adventures representative will meet you at the hotel to go over the details of the tour, providing a schedule, documentation/vouchers, and pick-up times for all included activities. The representative can also answer any questions about the tour or the general area

    Free Time
    Alexandria Evening
    Explore this vibrant seaside town. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Alexandria/Cairo

    Enjoy a full-day of sightseeing, exploring this beautiful city. Wander the fort and citadel of Qaitbay, learn the history behind Pompey's Pillar and who is buried in the underground catacombs. Travel back to Cairo in the late afternoon where the tour ends on arrival.

    Set out with your CEO to visit the fort and citadel of Qaitbay. The citadel was built on the spot of the Lighthouse of Alexandria.

    Visit Pompey's Pillar and the catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa, built for a single wealthy family.

    Finally, visit the new Alexandria Library.

    in the late afternoon, travel back to Cairo where the tour ends on arrival. Opt to end at the airport for onward travel or at a hotel in the city (overnight not included). Onward travel should not be booked before 21:00.

    Fort Qaitbay Visit
    Alexandria
    Enjoy a visit to Fort Qaitbay, once considered one of the most important defensive strongholds along the Mediterranean Sea coast. It was an important part of the fortification system of Alexandria in the 15th century AD.

    Located at the entrance of the eastern harbour on the eastern point of Pharos Island, it was erected on the exact site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. In the 14th century there was a destructive earthquake and the whole building was completely destroyed; the fortification you see today was built in its place.

    Pompey's Pillar Visit
    Alexandria
    The name "Pompey's Pillar" is actually a misnomer, as it has nothing to do with Pompey, having been erected in 293 for Emperor Diocletian, possibly in memory of the rebellion of Domitius Domitianus.

    Catacomb of Kom ash-Shuqqafa Visit
    Alexandria
    These tombs were tunneled into the bedrock in the age of the Antonine Emperors (2nd century AD) for a single wealthy family still practicing the ancient religion of Egypt. They represent the last existing major construction of the old Egyptian religion.

    Alexandria Library Visit
    Alexandria
    The Ancient Library of Alexandria was probably the largest and certainly the most famous of the libraries of the ancient world. It flourished during Greek rule and functioned as a major centre of scholarship, at least until the time of the Roman conquest of Egypt, and probably for many centuries thereafter. The old library was destroyed in a fire around the 1st century BC. The magnificent new library was opened in 2002 very close to the site of the ancient one.

    Private Vehicle
    Alexandria - Cairo 3h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 55-75 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  3. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  4. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.


  5. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  6. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  7. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  8. PASSPORT : A valid passport for at least 6 months is required for entry into Egypt but the visa can be arranged at Cairo airport upon arrival (please check with your local Egyptian Embassy for specific instructions).

  9. DRINKING WATER: In Egypt, it is advisable to drink bottled water.

  10. RAMADAN: Depending on the lunar cycle, Ramadan will fall between June 18th and July 17th, 2016. Please note that Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims throughout the world, during which time the followers of Islam should not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. There may be some limitations to services and disruptions to schedules during Ramadan in Muslim areas, but generally our tours still operate effectively during this period and food is available to non-muslims throughout the day. It is very important to display increased cultural sensitivity during Ramadan. Please wear loose fitting clothes, that cover knees and shoulders, and try to avoid eating, drinking or smoking in public out of respect for those who can't at that time.


  11. Please note, an Assumption of Risk is to be signed at the time of confirming your


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