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gjmarmer August 27th, 2007 03:59 PM

Alexandria Egypt
 
We are booked on the Insignia Leaving from Istanbul on November 10 and arriving at Alexandria on November 16. We are interested in a day tour to the pyramids, sphinx, Cairo etc. I sent an e-mail to the Egyptian Tourist Bureau and received a number of responses from various companies. Is there anyone else that has already booked a tour with a company? It seems like the fare varies from $60-70 per person, including lunch. Some offer vans, one mentioned a bus. There are four of us, and we don't want to be crowded into a car for the 2-1/2 hour drive each way.

Any information would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Gary

Divemaster September 16th, 2007 04:51 PM

Day tour to the pyramids, sphinx, Cairo etc
 
Gary:

Would be interested in tour leads and what you find out. I'm looking into doing a quick long weekend recon trip from San Antonio to Cairo via Istanbul in early November.

Dave



Quote:

Originally Posted by gjmarmer
We are booked on the Insignia Leaving from Istanbul on November 10 and arriving at Alexandria on November 16. We are interested in a day tour to the pyramids, sphinx, Cairo etc. I sent an e-mail to the Egyptian Tourist Bureau and received a number of responses from various companies. Is there anyone else that has already booked a tour with a company? It seems like the fare varies from $60-70 per person, including lunch. Some offer vans, one mentioned a bus. There are four of us, and we don't want to be crowded into a car for the 2-1/2 hour drive each way.

Any information would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Gary


gwydiana September 21st, 2007 09:12 PM

I've been to Egypt countless times and can assure you that you will be very disappointed with Cairo. Cairo makes Tijuana look like Beverly Hills

It's cool to see the pyramids but to leave beautiful Alexandria and take a five hour trip total just to see them is simply not worth it.

Alexandria is an amazing place with so many things to do and so many amazing fresh seafood restaurants!

Montazah palace and gardens

Alexandria National Museum

Fort of Qaet Bey

Down town area & cornich - awesome shopping!

kom el shokafa catacombs

Anfushi tombs


My seasoned advice to you would be to stay and enjoy Alexandria! Plan a trip back to Egypt when you can spend some time in Cairo and perhaps take a nile cruise which is truly worthwhile!


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