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Half-Day Tour – Qaitbay Citadel Alexandria

Created with Sketch. Alexandria, ALX, Egypt
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Immerse yourself with this fabulous tour before you depart or even start, or if you have a specific interest in investing some time left over, scout Qaitbay Citadel Alexandria built in 1477 AD by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf Al-Din Qa’it Bay.
The citadel overlooks Alexandria’s eastern harbor and contains ruins from the all-famous Pharos or lighthouse of Alexandria, a former wonder of the world.
Snap a few pictures from the picturesque place, Qaitbay Fort, built on the ancient Pharaohs’ site (lighthouse) of Alexandria.


  • The Qaitbay Citadel.
  • The Abu-El-Abbas Mosque (Photo stop from outside).


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Tour Plan

Geoota Travel's professional and friendly tour representative will pick you up from your hotel.
Today we proceed to see the Qaitbay Citadel, the island of Pharos was a significant port having two huge harbors. The fort was built in the 1480s by the Mamluk Sultan Qaitbay, constructed in the same place over the remains of the legendary Alexandria's ancient Pharos Lighthouse. These Egypt's critical defensive strongholds were once one of the ancient world's wonders.
Qaitbay Fort legend has it that the prominent landmark stood an incredible 135 meters high. Imagine that the donkeys had to go up and down the double spiral staircase carrying day and night loads of wood to fuel the lighthouse's lantern!
A final stop at the cream-colored Abu-El-Abbas Mosque's outer view stands 23 m high and dressed in artificial stone, with a minaret on the southern side rising to 73 m.
Finally, our driver will return you to your hotel in Alexandria.


  • Pick up/Drop off services; Round Trip Transfers From/To your hotel.
  • Private Transport by a modern air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Specialized Bilingual Egyptologist licensed tour Guide.
  • Entrance Fees to all the sites mentioned above in the itinerary.
  • Mineral water on board the vehicle during the tour.
  • A shopping tour in Alexandria.
  • All taxes & service charges.
  • Lunch meal of good quality will serve in a local restaurant.
  • Any Insurance.
  • Drinks & Personal Expenses.
  • Tips and Gratuities.
  • Additional optional activity Services.

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Alexandria, ALX, Egypt


A. When and where does the tour start/end?
Your tour will start/conclude in your hotel as its private daily tour for approximately 04 hours from 08.00 AM till 01.00 PM.
B. Do you arrange this tour from Alexandria Port?
Yes, this tour visits Qaitbay Citadel Alexandria. However, some clients wish to book this tour, especially from the Alexandria Port (against charge), for all requested permission to meet the clients upon descending from the ship (representatives/drivers/guides, etc.), indicating booking to pick them up earlier and arrange the cruise timings directly.
C. Do you arrange airport transfers?
Private airport transfers are when you and your travel companions order pre-booked transportation to your destination. Airport transfer fees usually start at about $10 per person one way. In other words, it is not in this tour fare; you can expect to pay at least an additional $20 per person for transportation to and from the airport. Typically, you are met at Borg Al-Arab airport by a Geoota Travel driver & Guide holding signs with names outside of the arrival hall's baggage claim.


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