Tour in Alexandria historic places will be available on 18th of July, 2019, for reservation please send and email to [email protected]
Tour in Alexandria on 18th of July 2019
fees 500 EGP and the contact email: [email protected]
The bus will move from E-JUST at 7:30 am.
Citadel of Qaitbey from 9 am to 10 am
This Citadel of Qaitbey was considered one of the most important defensive strongholds for Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea Coast.
The Citadel was built on the exact site of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; the Lighthouse of Alexandria, or Pharos Lighthouse. Some of the actual stones and bricks from the lighthouse were used to bulid the Citadel. After an earthquake in the 11th Century, the lighthouse was repaired and continued to function.
After another quake in the 14th Century, the lighthouse was destroyed completely. In 1480 A.D. The Mameluk Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay built and fortified the buliding to serve as a costal defense against the Turkish.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina from 10:30 am to 11:30
Built in 2002 as a memorial to one of the largest and most important libraries in antiquity, the Royal Library of Alexandria. The old library was burnt down and with the fire many of its books were destroyed. The modern library may not be as important and rich as the previous one, yet it’s still a large library and a major cultural center including three museums, four art galleries, a planetary and a laboratory where they rescue and fix old manuscripts. They also have a good section of children’s books which can be fun to explore if you’re on holiday with your kids.
Royal Jewelry Museum 12 pm to 1:00 pm
Formerly the palace of the Egyptian royal family, the Royal Jewelry Museum is a hidden gem in the heart of Alexandria which is worth a visit. The whole visit will take at least an hour. The villa has been recently renovated: it has decorated floors, ceilings and stained glasses. Visitors can learn everything about the royal family and its history. If you love art and history this is a good place to go
Montazah Palace Gardens and lunch break : 1:30 pm to 3 :00 pm
Originally built as the palace for king Farouk, this stunning palace located in the eastern side of the city boasts a big garden and a gorgeous view over the Mediterranean sea. The palace, featuring a grand and unique architectural style, is surrounded by many other historical buildings. Its garden is one of the most beautiful in the city, perfect to come for a walk on a day out, where you will be able to relax and enjoy the sunny days. There are some rare plants and trees visitors can admire.
On our way we can show :
The Corniche is a gorgeous waterfront promenade which runs along the Eastern Harbour for 10 miles and ends by the Montazah Palace. The promenade offers a stunning view of the bay and the sea and it’s one of the best places in the city to go for a stroll, where you can explore the businesses in the area as well as admiring the view. Come here on a summer’s evening right after dinner, the lights and atmosphere are enchanting.
El-Mursi Abul Abbas Mosque
This famous Mosque is dedicated to the 13th century Alexandrine Sufi saint el-Mursi Abul Abbas and it also contains his tomb. It was redesigned and built by Eugenio Valzania and Mario Rossi between 1929 and 1945. The temple is certainly one of the most beautiful mosques in Egypt as well as one of the most spiritually significant places to go to while visiting Alexandria. Its traditional architecture is stunning and it is located right next to the Citadel of Qaitbay
This bridge offers great panoramic views of the Mediterranean, becoming an even more special place to visit at night. The bridge has a total length of 400 meters. In the area nearby there are many hotels and restaurants. This is a good place to come and enjoy the sea breeze or have a nice walk around before or after dining at one of the restaurants in the area.