The trip to Alexandria was memorable. With great sights and great stories associated with them really made the place interesting
The reason I gave a two star was because our guide - Mr Khaled was not good at all. He would explain everything at the entrance of every site and would just wait for us at the entrance rather than doing a walk-through with us at the location. It was added by the fact that he was always in a hurry to head back to Cairo. He even discouraged us from visiting the Modern Library which was one of the must visit places in Alexandria. Overall our trip just ended up being not so great thanks to the guide that we had been allotted.
If you have just one day to visit Alexandria, I would strongly recommend this amazing tour. We were with the tour guide Ashraf Zakhaey and driver Ahmed Maged, who were extremely helpful and friendly. Ashraf is very knowledgeable with many years of experience, so he would never let you get bored, even when you have to stand in the traffic. Ashraf told us many interesting things about the city, the historical sites, architechtual works... which we really appreciated since we didn’t expect so much learnings in a day tour! Best of all, Ashraf and Ahmed made us very comfortable during the tour. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to have an interesting and full of information visit to Alexandria.
This trip was a great experience. Our guide Mohamed was very friendly and helpful, and our driver was very safe. They took good care of us. The sites were mainly from the Roman period, which was a nice change from Cairo. I loved seeing the new Library of Alexandria. I enjoyed seeing some desert countryside, but the drive between the cities was pretty long. Overall, a great trip!
We booked the Alexandria day trip with guide and driver. Our guides name was Khaled Mamdouh, and the vehicle was a mini van with great air conditioning and lots of room.
Overall it was a great day, full of information, sights, and experiences. The main reason for the success of the tour was Khaled. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable about all of the sights we visited and the history surrounding each, but more importantly, he was friendly, outgoing, down to earth, and engaging. This is an important element to have in your tour guide when youre spending 12 hours with him.
The Roman Catacombs are a must see, and Khaled provided the history and insight as we toured the depths of the tunnels. Pompeys Pillar, the site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, and a delicious fresh fish lunch served at a sea front restaurant were also highlights of the day. In addition to the tourist sites we visited, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience of traveling through the busy, chaotic, narrow streets of Alexandria. Getting safely from point A to B with no apparent rules of the road was incredible, and our driver, although probably used to it on a daily basis, performed admirably.
It was a long day, approximately 11-12 hours or so, but lots of history was seen and learned, and we got a taste of the local culture. I would definitely recommend Khaled as a tour guide, and will ask for him in the future when we return to Cairo which we will, as theres just too much to see in one visit.
Maged(Migo) was a SPECTACULAR tour guide and made our day trip one of the most memorable experiences in Our Egypt vacation. He was very knowledgeable about Egyptian history, culture, just..everything! Lunch was great, the places we visited were described before visiting, and he was funny. Book it!
Tour was everything promised and tour guide Adam was fantastic. He was knowledgeable, professional and had a wonderful sense of humour coupled with an excellent driver I could not ask for anything more and would highly recommend this tour. I also received a call from the company prior to the departure date asking if I would mind adding another passenger to my private tour. He stressed it was my decision and I could definitely have a private tour if that was what I wanted. I agreed to share and what a perfect decision as the addition was Juan a young man from Colombia and we had a wonderful time with Adam the tour guide also. It was a 3 hour ride with a break at half way but time went by fast and it was well worth the ride.
We did this tour on our first full day in Egypt. As there were just the two of us on the tour we could ask Mohammed, our guide, a lot of questions about Egypt in general and how to negotiate our way through the Egyptian culture and shopping. The five sites we visited were very good, however we had to shorten the visit to Kom El-Dekka Site Roman Amphitheatre as the Alexandria Library, our next place to visit, requires you to be part of a Library organised tour of its facilities. The trip was very much appreciated and the drive showed us a lot of the countryside.