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Archaeological Alexandria Experience provided by Ramses Tours

Archaeological Alexandria Experience

Archaeological Alexandria Experience
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, English, Italian, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, English, Italian, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 59626P10
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Fuel surcharge • Qualified Egyptologist guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by air conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa • Entry/Admission - Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral • Entry/Admission - Alexandria • Entry/Admission - Alexandria • Entry/Admission - Montazah Gardens
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities • Additional visits (optional) • Entry/Admission - Alexandria • Entry/Admission - Alexandria
Duration
5h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Fuel surcharge • Qualified Egyptologist guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by air conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa • Entry/Admission - Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral • Entry/Admission - Alexandria • Entry/Admission - Alexandria • Entry/Admission - Montazah Gardens
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities • Additional visits (optional) • Entry/Admission - Alexandria • Entry/Admission - Alexandria
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infants must sit on laps
Wheelchair accessible
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Bibliotheca Alexandrina
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    El Nabi Daniel Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Sidi Abo El Abbas El Morsi Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Citadel of Qaitbay
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 7
    Montazah Gardens
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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Mama Kim’s Travel Rescue
San Bruno, CA152 contributions
Best tour ever!!! Karim is amazing!!!
Oct 2019
A truly magical day! Karim is one of the best tour guides I have ever had. (I hated my Cairo tour guide, so this is saying a lot).

A clean cut nicely dressed man approached me at the buffet breakfast at my hotel and said, "Enjoy your breakfast. I will be waiting for you in the lobby." How polite! Of course I was not going to keep him waiting.

It turns out that I am the only person who signed up for the tour that day. We walked outside and met our driver, a jolly man who is a former chef on a Mediterranean cruise ship and speaks fluent Arabic & Greek, and knows enough English to laugh at jokes. We were off on our adventure!

First we went to Montazah Palace, the beautiful summer palace of King Farouk the last king of Egypt. It was stunning! You are not allowed to go inside. Karim lectured while I took pictures.

The palace grounds are spacious. Karim and I got out and walked around. There were magnificent fig trees everywhere. Karim explained that palm trees are not native to Egypt; they are imported for looks only. Before we left, Karim made sure that there was nothing else I wanted to stop and photograph.

Then we drove across the Stanley Bridge to Pompay’s Pillar. As a Greek-American, I was excitedto see the remains of this former Greek temple. A photo stop from the outside is included in the tour.

Karim explained to me that I have the option to purchase a ticket to go inside. I was thrilled and took amazing pictures and selfies. Karim took some great pictures of me from the bottom of the hill and walked up to the top of the hill to take more pictures of me.

Next we went to the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa, which is a large Roman Cemetery. Christians hid in the catacombs during the first century when they were being persecuted by the Romans.

The walk down to the catacombs is straight down a steep winding staircase. Karim went down with me, pointing things out along the way. When we got to the bottom we saw the empty tombs. My legs hurt but the payoff was worth it.

It was around this time that I began to observe that Karim knows every tour guide, security guard, etc in Alexandria and is very well liked by all of them.

Next we went to the remains of a Roman amphitheater. Karim explained to me that the opera now performs at the theatre.

I do animal rescue and bring cat/dog food everywhere I go. We put some cat food down at the theater and watched a beautiful extended family of healthy cats and kittens eat. (It doesn't get better than that!)

At one point when we were driving Karim told me that we were driving through what is considered the poor section of Alexandria.

There is no official animal control in Egypt. There are a few underfunded overstretched volunteer organizations.

When I was in Cairo I went to the garbage dump every day to feed the cats and dogs who were eating garbage. I am happy to report that in Alexandria (which is surrounded by water) fish is so cheap the cats and dogs are well fed even in the poor neighborhoods. Karim stopped the car when I saw a large group of cats, but they were so used to being fed fresh fish only one or two were mildly interested in my dry cat food.

Then we went to St Marks Church. When I signed up for the tour I did not realize that this church was BUILT ON TOP OF THE GRAVE SITE OF JESUS' DISCIPLE MARK, who established the first church in Alexandria after Jesus' death. Like most of the disciples, Mark suffered a horrible death at the hands of the Romans.

In 2017 there was a car bomb exploded outside the church, killing 17 people. Coincidentally, Karim was inside the church at the time giving a tour. He heard the explosion but did not feel the building shake. He said the securit guard who was killed is a nice man.

As a result, the entire street is blocked off and there are armed soldiers out front. Karim said tourists are sometimes asked to show their passports, but I was not asked.

There is a Christian Coptic bookstore next to the church. I bought some amazing booklets on Mark that cost less than $1 each. I bought one for everyone I know.

Then we went to the world famous Library of Alexandria. Karim graduated from the university across the street and worked at the library for 2 years. He literally knows everyone who works there.

Karim explained to me that the architect created the building to look like a sun dial coming out of the sea. We walked through several exhibits; some that were on the official itinerary and some that were not. By that time I was 10 days into my trip and my legs were killing me. Karim gave me a verbal overview of the other exhibits in case I wanted to go back later.

I had mentioned to Karim that I am a Greek-American and that I had been having trouble with the food in Egypt. (No disrespect). The next stop on the tour was a photo stop at the Citadel, which was built on top of the ruins of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, which is one of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World.

Karim dropped me off at a Greek restaurant on the water called the White & Blue Restaurant. It was divine!!! I ate there 3 days in a row. The shrimp in red sauce was so divine I want to go back to Alexandria just to eat there!!! The homemade mango smoothie hit the spot. And the view was incredible. You are literally looking out at a sea full of boats. They are so close you could throw a rock and hit them. When I walked in they were playing Zorba the Greek which was the icing on the cake.

The next day I went back on my own and bought a ticket to go inside the Citadel,,,,and then went back to the Greek restaurant. (As a sidenote there is a small "aquarium" next door that only costs 75 cents so I popped in for 2 minutes).

The next day I hired a taxi driver from outside my hotel. ($6 for the first 4 hours and $3 after that. Of course I gave the driver much more than that). I was trying to communicate to my driver that I wanted to go to several places for a photo stop only. As you may know, Google Translates is now in Arabic but I'm hear to tell you that it is crap. The person only understands half of what you are saying, and when a person speaks in Arabic the English translaiton NEVER makes any sense.

So.....I called Karim. On What's App of course so it would not cost him. (EVERY tour guide I have had anywhere around the world is now on What's App. So now so am I).

Karim is so gracious he translated for me to the driver. All that day and then the next!!! That was so over and above what was expected of him. All at no cost.

I HAVE BEEN ALL OVER THE WORLD. TRUST ME WHEN I TELL YOU IF YOU EVER GO TO ALEXANDRIA YOU SHOULD BOOK A TOUR WITH KARIM. He speaks perfect Arabic, English, and French. (He attended French school as a child).

I hope you find this helpful. :)
Written 23 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dave F
Orange, Australia92 contributions
Wonderful 3 days in Alexandria
We had a great 3 days tour in Alexandria with our guide Karim. We really enjoyed your company karim you are a lot of fun and very informative especially in the library and where to get the best patisserie. Had a terrific time seeing your lovely city. Thanks to Ramasside for taking good care of us during our stay.
Written 6 April 2019
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Hi there! Thank you for your review and for choosing Ramasside. I’m happy that you enjoyed your holiday and I’m looking forward to welcome you again in Egypt. Afaf Emad Quality Assurance Supervisor Ramasside Tours
Written 7 April 2019
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athena25
new york3 contributions
Insightful and Enjoyable tour with Eriny!
Feb 2019 • Couples
The full-day tour focused on Archaeological sites, and it was very well done. The pace was perfect for my husband and me, covering lots of sites which was easy to achieve with just 3 people. Our tour guide Eriny was exceptional - she was very informative in an entertaining way, friendly and flexible to our wishes. In fact, we liked her so much, we booked her for several additional sites for the next day, which was equally pleasant.
Booking the trip from my home was easy, and Rammaside stayed in touch, as Alexandria was our last stop on a 3-week trip to Egypt. I would highly recommend this company, especially Eriny. I also loved having the private tour, as the Guide can answer all of your questions. The perfect ending to 3 fantastic weeks in Egypt!
Written 5 March 2019
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Hi there! Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our tour company to other travelers. I’m sure that Eriny enjoyed helping and catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your tour. Take care! Afaf Emad Quality Assurance Supervisor Ramasside Tours
Written 7 March 2019
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Sanket D
2 contributions
Excellent tour of Alexandria with Iriny
Jan 2019 • Friends
During our short trip to explore Egypt in 4 days covering 3 cities Cairo, Alexandria and Luxor, our tour experience was ecstatic. Our Alexandria visit was a delightful experience courtesy to our tour guide Iriny, the only female representative with our entire tour bookings from Ramasside in Egypt. :)

Our Alexendria tour started with early morning drive from Cairo to a 3 hour drive to the northern coastal lines to this beautiful city. Through the beautiful coastline and great views of the city, we headed towards our first stop which was Montaza Palace and the gardens. There we visited the Royal gardens of King Farouk.
Later we visited the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa, which is the largest Roman cemetery consisting of 3 levels cut in the rock.

Other places we visited during out tour were church of St. Mark (oldest church in Africa), Roman Amphitheatre and an uniquely designed ` the library of Alexandria` whose architecture was quite exhilarating.

Iriny provided us with a great in depth tour of all these places and added us a small local shopping stop as well to help us explore the local perfumes and Carthosh which we believed would be a great souvenir of our trip experience in Egypt.

After an exciting day of exploration in Alexandria, we headed back to Cairo where we picked our flight to Luxor for our next stop. Overall our experience was beautiful during our tour in Egypt. Thanks to Ramasside and thank you to Iriny, our tour guide.
Written 1 February 2019
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Dear San, I appreciate your positive feedback about our company. We do take pride in catering to our guests’ needs the best way we can. If you’re traveling to our area gain soon, don’t hesitate to call us. Afaf Emad Quality Assurance Supervisor Ramasside Tours
Written 2 February 2019
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Neha Arora
2 contributions
Informative as well as enjoyable!
Nov 2018 • Couples
The day trip to Alexandria was on of my personal favourites on our trip to Egypt! Barring a few hiccups, which, i guess are inevitable since things do go out of hand sometimes, it was a splendid experience. A special mention for our tour guide, Erini, who is on top of her game in this field! She knows what she is doing, and we couldn't have asked for a better guide to show us the city! Every little detail was taken care of, and we were made to feel welcome and comfortable.
The drive from Cairo to Alexandria is a long one, and on the day we were going, the roads were closed for a few hours due to fog. Our driver, a wonderful person I must say, was very patient and accommodating. Poor guy, even apologised for the bad weather!
Overall, the trip was an enjoyable one, and we have fond memories from that day!
Written 10 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ping p
2 contributions
Interesting
Nov 2018 • Solo
I went on this tour with Mohammed. I found the company to be very professional .

The pick up was an hour late but I had a Rammaside rep there at all times from the pick up time . They were very apologetic and even treated me a kushari lunch in recompence.

Mohammed the guide was very knowledgeable with history and as it was a private tour I felt treated more as a friend. This made the trip most enjoyable.

The driver was very polite and deserves a masters degree in heavy traffic driving. He seemed to know all the diversions to avoid the heavy traffic . The 5hr drive to and from Alexandria from Cairo was a pleasure in the modern airconditioned car. The same driver was with us for the whole 12 hours .Returning to Cairo at about 8pm.

The highlight of the tour was the catacombs .It was a very full on day.
Written 15 November 2018
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atr525
Melbourne, Australia106 contributions
We had a wonderful day
Sep 2018 • Couples
The whole booking experience with Ramesside Tours is easy. We had Nada as our liaison person who answered all my queries before hand and made the whole experience so easy
We were on a cruise which docked at Port said, our guide was there to meet us with our driver. It was quite a long trip to Alexandria, but our comfort in the car was their top priorty.
Mr Hassan, our driver was professional and a very good, smooth driver, could not have asked for better. We felt completely safe in his hands.
Kareem our guide was lovely and as he came from Alexandria was so knowledgeable.
We had a lovely fish lunch at a famous fish restreunt.
We returned to the boat in plenty of time, before the ships tours and far more relaxed.
We also saw more tthan they did.
I would highly recommend Ramesside Tours to anyone. We felt completely safe, the Egyptian people want tourists to return,it IS safe, please go
Jan
Written 1 September 2018
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Alexander C
London, UK8 contributions
Friendly, stimulating and informative - a super day out
Aug 2018 • Solo
I had a marvellous time on this trip. My driver and the guide Kareem Sery was fantastic - friendly, attentive, informative and super organised. It was a Friday so the traffic was lighter which was a distinct advantage. Highlights were the Catacombs (a must), the Mosques - one visited just before afternoon prayer, the churches and above all the new library. Just magnificent. The lunch, an optional extra, was very fine as well.
I'd also thank the marvellous booking process handled by Mohannad Mehany - incredibly responsive and efficient.
I'd recommend this experience whole-heartedly. I'll be back for more I am sure!
Written 4 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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