Discover the enchanting mysteries and timeless beauty of Egypt with Goldfinchs Travel & Tourism. In this whirlwind 3-day, 2-night tour, journey through the ancient lands of pharaohs, the iconic pyramids, and the mesmerizing Nile. Marvel at the grandeur of the Great Sphinx, lose yourself in the bustling bazaars of Cairo, and take a moment to reflect by the tranquil banks of the world’s longest river.
Pick you up from your hotel in Cairo, Travel to Alexandria. Start the tour with the library of Alexandria; the biggest library in the world – now with 8 million books. Visit it’s open court where you can see the statue of Alexander the Great and the statue of Ptolemy the first, which was found underwater nearby. Our guide will explain the design of the library from outside, you will have a chance for some photo stops.
Note: Alexandria Library is closed on Fridays and on every public holiday. To enter the reading area you will need to purchase a ticket.
Visit the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria with the display of the sunken monuments of Alexandria which were discovered under the East harbor of Alexandria.
The car will then take you to visit the church of St. Mark – the oldest church in Africa, after which you will visit the old downtown of Alexandria where you can walk through the old city-center of Alexandria. Look at the traditional markets; where everything and anything is sold including traditional Egyptian sweets and treats. The architecture locally has baroque style designs and Italian and French style properties.
Visit El Nabi Daniel Mosque which is believed by many people to be related to Alexander the great tomb, It is said to contain the remains of the scholar and venerated teacher Prophet Daniel and his companion Sidi Lokman el Hakim, a religious story-teller.
Optional lunch stop at a modern Fish Restaurant or a famous and traditional Alexandrian food place called Mohamed Ahmed’s. The Queen of Spain and many famous people go there when they visit Alexandria.
Optional: Take a break in either a good quality coffee shop or at a traditional shisha cafe.
Continue your tour by passing through the oldest market area in Mansheya and see the traditional womens’ markets (zan’et elsetat) with very thin and narrow streets, gold market also exists here where everyone buys their wedding and engagement jewellery.
The car will then take you to visit the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city: the Abbo Elabbas Mosque, and the strangest sight outside it: an old funfair where children play on very antique funfair rides and eat candy floss.
Opposite is the corniche and the old harbour where you can see the old fishing boats, men fishing and traditional fishermen making nets. The photos taken here are amazing. Continue to see the outside of Quaitbay castle which was built on the same site as the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria one of the seven wonders of ancient world . A most spectacular castle which is a great photo stop.
The car will then take you to the gardens of Montaza. On the way you can quickly have a optional 2 minute stop by the King of Mango and drink at Alexandrian’s drive thru freshly squeezed juices plus have a photo stop at the memorial of the Unknown Soldier of Alexandria.
The beautiful coastline and all the views of the city are en route 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 (the last king in the history of Egypt) 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.
On your way back you will stop over the famous bridge of Stanley – the modern landmark of modern Alexandria, then travel in comfort back to your hotel.
Overnight in Alexandria.
Your 2M Egypt tours' Tour guide will be waiting you. They will be holding a sign of 2M Egypt, You do not need to look for them – they will be waiting for you and will find you.
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.Start your tour by driving to Alamein, stop at Al Alamein, you will enjoy the site of a great battle during WW II, then stop.
Then drive on to the beautiful bay of Marsa Matrouh lunch there on the Mediterranean Coast and continue to Siwa. It is about 05 hours driving from Alamein to Siwa. When u arrive visit to the Old City of Siwa ( Shaly) Dinner with Bedouin people.
Overnight in Siwa Paradise Hotel (or similar).
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the Dead Mountain ( Gabel El Mouta ) where you can see man tombs like SI Amon, MSW Isis, Crocodile Tombs, then visit Gara cave, a natural hollow formed by rain in the Eocene limestone (55 million years ago). Prehistoric people lived in the cave probably during late Neolithic period as evidenced by artifacts and rock art found in the cave.
Visit the Temple of Alexander the Great, Cleopatra bath, lunch then safari by 4×4 then drive back to Cairo.