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Founded by Alexander the Great, once the seat of Queen Cleopatra, Alexandria is the stuff legends are made of. It has seen different periods of history during the centuries and is still a "champion survivor“. Today the modern library of Alexandria located at the grand seafront Corniche and is a symbol of the city's latest revival as Egypt’s cultural capital.

For many visitors, Alexandria remains a city of ambience rather than sights. This is the ideal place to spend time sipping coffee in old-world cafes and meandering the Harbour area, admiring belle époque architecture and feeling the ghosts of the past.

Rosetta or Rashid is a port city of the Nile Delta, 65 km (40 mi) east of Alexandria, in Egypt's Beheira governorate. The Rosetta Stone was discovered there in 1799.

Founded around the 9th century, Rosetta boomed with the decline of Alexandria following the Ottoman conquest of Egypt in 1517, only to wane in importance after Alexandria's revival. During the 19th century, it was a popular British tourist destination, known for its charming Ottoman mansions, citrus groves, and relative cleanliness.

Trip Outline:

  • Day 1
  • 9:00 Meeting point in Maadi, street 9, Cafe Greco
  • Around a 3 hour drive to Alexandria. We start by visiting several monuments, the catacombs, the Sawari Tower, the library, and the citadel.
  • Your night is spent in a private accommodation

Day 2: Alexandria - Rosetta - Cairo

House of Amasyali

Following your time at the museum, stretch your legs on a walking tour of the town’s winding streets and colorful markets, where locals sell fresh produce, fish, and breads. As you walk, you’ll find a series of beautifully-preserved Ottoman homes with distinctive style and architecture, including the House of Amasyali and the Mill of Abu Shaheen.

Castle Rashid mosque

See the unique design of Rosetta’s “Hanging Mosque,” then make a final stop at the Citadel of Qaitbay, a 15th-century fortification built at the edge of the Nile River. Climb to the top of the citadel walls, which stand on the site of the former Lighthouse of Alexandria, a Wonder of the Ancient World that was destroyed in the 14th century. This 7-hour Rosetta tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.

Rosetta Stone

In 1799, the famous “Rosetta Stone” was discovered here – a granite stele with texts incised in three languages, which made a major contribution to deciphering the hieroglyphs. Rosetta is considered as a large open-air museum for Islamic architecture. The great number ofIslamic monuments found here does not exist in any other city, except for Cairo. Unfortunately most of these unique monuments are neglected, modern buildings surround them, and the unplanned urbanization also affects them badly, causing much damage. Therefore it is necessary for a great national effort to be made to save them, in order to revive the historical character of the city. At the end of the tour transfer you back to your hotel in Cairo.


  • Private Tour
  • Entry Fees
  • Bottle Water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All Transfers by Private A/C Vehicle
  • Professional Guide
  • Meals 1x B / 1x D
  • Double-rooms in private accommodation,
  • Travel insurance and all kind of insurances.
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned.
  • Tips for guide, drivers...
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the program.

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