Alexandria (Cairo), Egypt
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Approximately 3 Hours
Meals not included
Board your motor coach for a panoramic drive through Alexandria—a true waterfront city where the desert meets the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean. You will pass through the civic center, the main square, the bazaar, and travel along the Corniche to the eastern harbor and Fort Qait Bay. Watch for the Montazah Gardens built by Khedive Abbas II. The palace was the summer home for Egypt’s royal family and overlooks a magnificent park of gardens and groves that were once home to a royal menagerie with lions, tigers and bears. The adjacent Salamlek Hotel was built chalet-style for Abbas’ Austrian mistress. You will then pass the Abu al-Abbas Mursi Mosque, built in 1943 and a superb example of modern Islamic architecture, and end your tour with a photo stop at Fort of Qait Bay. This medieval fortress was built on the ruins of the Faros Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and it guards Alexandria’s eastern harbor.