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Overall this tour was very good. The guide was personable and had a good command of English. The three hour drive returning to Cairo was more like four plus hours due to traffic. Time in Alexandria was limited because of the drive time, but I would have hated being in Egypt without a visit to Alexandria.
Trip a little long, but again our guide Mahmoud was worth the money!!!
Met our expectations. Guide was good. Transportation comfortable
Very interesting! The library was the best part of Alexandria!
Difficult getting a confirmation in advance, but the actual tour was handled well.
Would have preferred to be given a choice of places to visit in Alexandria.
All very good, the guide was excellent!! Drawback was the restaurant was not up to standards. Dirty table cover and generally unpleasant environment.
This tour gave us a wonderful overview of Alexandria. It is so different from the Nile valley! Our driver was very professional and we felt secure during the entire trip. Our guide was very informative, and made sure we got to do everything we wanted. He was very patient with us. Thanks for a memorable introduction to Egypt!
Our tour guide was absolutely awesome. She made us feel so at home in Egypt! I think that Alexandria is a nice day trip if you are spending a lot of time in Cairo, however, if you are only there for a short time you may want to spend more of your time in Old Cairo, Coptic Cairo or the Museum. Alexandria has a rich history but most of it is underground. The catacombs were pretty amazing. Definitely worth thinking about.
There was some confusion before we did take off for Alexandria. After that the trip was great.
Pretty different to the rest of Egypt with a bit of a Mediterranean feel. I really enjoyed the catacombs and the contrast of Roman architecture to the Egyptian artwork we had seen already during the rest of the trip in Egypt.
Interesting to see the influences of Greece and Rome on Egyptian sites. Even though it's not there, it was cool to see where the Lighthouse, one of the ancient wonders of the world, would have been. Liked the Pillar of Pompeii, reminded me of Rome.
A long drive from Cairo, 3 hours each way but the history of the city and the remains was interesting.
It was nice to have a good guide and a nice van with air conditioner.
The tour was well organised. We were picked up on time, driven in a nice car with air-conditioning, and shown around three sites in Alexandria by an excellent guide. Lunch in the poshest restaurant I've ever eaten in was amazing, and it was included. But the best thing was being able to ring the guide two days later and arrange more trips. He took us round the mosques and bazaar in Cairo, which was an even better day than Alexandria. This is a good service, with a great guide.
The day was less than optimal because the 3hr journey to Cairo became 5hrs due to horrific lane closures and time spent on a highway at a total standstill. The driver was unfamiliar with the city, but he did get us to the various monuments which were mediocre. Some of the backstreets of Alexandria were very very interesting. Also, the guide was sick with flu and not at his best, very quiet,and he would have been better to be in bed. Apparently there was a shortage of people. Nobody's fault really, just a confluence of events which made for a very long drive to see not a lot.
Longish trip from Cairo. Nice city and the library tour was great. We got sick from the lunch though.
It was okay, but could have been better. We had lunch at a nice restaurant, but we paid a "fortune" for a juice and a soft drink. It was very good to see the library.
After seeing the temples and monuments in Upper Egypt, Alexandria was disappointing.
The city of Alexandria is interesting and I would like to have seen more but the journey from Cairo took around 3 hours. In total around 6-7 hours travelling.
Not really that much to see to make it worth the long day. The best part was the drive through the desert to Alexandria.
We got poisoned from local drinks from a tour we took the day before using the same company, so the whole day was a nightmare. There is a lot to see in Alexandria, but we were only shown a few sights. Upon arriving home, we found out that the Tower of Alexandria was one of the wonders of the world. This our guide did not show us or tell us about. There is a lot to see on the way from Cairo to Alexandria, but we where left with no comments during the 3 hour drive, becuase our guide was to busy sleeping. During the lunch he ordered a shellfish meal for us overlooking the fact that we are Jewish and would not be able to eat it. The driver and the bus that the company provided where excellent but the guide was very marginal for the second day in a row, during both days we were given the same guide.
United Arab Emirates
I loved Alexandria but felt that it was not flexible enough. We wanted to go see the city as it was by the sea and put our feet in the ocean and the tour guide was more concerned with us taking a photo of the library. Also a major fault was that the tour guide kept touching both my mother and myself and I was highly offended.