Private day tour to Rosetta from Alexandria port or Alexandria Hotel

Highlights

  • You will be picked up from your Hotel or cruise ship with your professional speaking tour Guide and transferred in an air conditioned modern vehicle (including bottled water) and driven about 1 hour by road from Alexandria to the City of Rosetta, now known as Rashid. On arrival, you will be taken to the Rashid Museum which is one of the original unique styled red and black brick houses within the City’s small winding streets. A full tour of the Museum with your Guide to discover a replica of the Rosetta Stone inscribed in 3 languages, Ancient Pharaonic, Demotic, and Ancient Greek (the original currently on display in the British Museum). From here, we will take a walking tour around the small local streets and Souq to discover the local life and markets selling their fresh produce of breads, fruit and vegetables, fish and meats whilst heading to  the preserved Ottoman Homes. Moving on to discover a second House within the City’s streets and other old house frontages. The House of  Amasyali is of a very ornate nature and considered one of the finer examples. A further visit to the Mill of Abu Shaheen which  will uncover a house for trade serving the household and the local community. After your tour of the Houses, you will walk a short distance with your Guide to visit the local ‘Hanging Mosque’, a unique construction and is one of only a few Mosques in Egypt built on an upper level in order to have storage units underneath for shops and supplies. Finally, you will take a short drive to the Citadel on the outskirts of the City. built around 1479 and lying next to the Nile river with views of the Mediterranean sea. Known as Qaitbey, it was built as a defence mechanism to guard against attacks by invaders from the Mediterranean. Take some time to climb to the top of the Citadel along the fortified walls to see the lovely views of where the NIle meets the Mediterranean. Take your vehicle returning to your Cruise or Hotel in Alexandria.

Summary

You will be picked up from your Hotel or cruise ship with your professional speaking tour Guide and transferred in an air conditioned modern vehicle (including bottled water) and driven about 1 hour by road from Alexandria to the City of Rosetta, now known as Rashid. On arrival, you will be taken to the Rashid Museum which is one of the original unique styled red and black brick houses within the City’s small winding streets. A full tour of the Museum with your Guide to discover a replica of the Rosetta Stone inscribed in 3 languages, Ancient Pharaonic, Demotic, and Ancient Greek (the original currently on display in the British Museum). From here, we will take a walking tour around the small local streets and Souq to discover the local life and markets selling their fresh produce of breads, fruit and vegetables, fish and meats whilst heading to  the preserved Ottoman Homes. Moving on to discover a second House within the City’s streets and other old house frontages. The House of  Amasyali is of a very ornate nature and considered one of the finer examples. A further visit to the Mill of Abu Shaheen which  will uncover a house for trade serving the household and the local community. After your tour of the Houses, you will walk a short distance with your Guide to visit the local ‘Hanging Mosque’, a unique construction and is one of only a few Mosques in Egypt built on an upper level in order to have storage units underneath for shops and supplies. Finally, you will take a short drive to the Citadel on the outskirts of the City. built around 1479 and lying next to the Nile river with views of the Mediterranean sea. Known as Qaitbey, it was built as a defence mechanism to guard against attacks by invaders from the Mediterranean. Take some time to climb to the top of the Citadel along the fortified walls to see the lovely views of where the NIle meets the Mediterranean. Take your vehicle returning to your Cruise or Hotel in Alexandria.

Tour info

Duration
7 hours
Group Size
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

Day tour to Rashid where the ‘Rosetta Stone’ was discovered, and to this day, is still a mystery as to how it got there. A small City known as ‘Rashid’ in the north of Egypt and at the mouth which connects the tip of the River Nile to the Mediterranean Sea.

What’s included?

  • Snacks

  • Professional guide

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

  • Gratuities

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 7h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

NASCO Tours is a leading organization in Egypt, providing integrated services in the tourism and shipping field since 1948, as a promising tour operator, the company sustained continuous growth to become one of the most dynamic Destination Management Companies in Egypt. it operates in Alexandria, Cairo, Luxor, Port Said and Red Sea. NASCO Tours activities are focused in its core leisure travel and destination management business. Services are continuously evaluated and reviewed, and actions are taken in order to satisfy at all times the most demanding international quality, safety standards and specifications. NASCO Tours is ISO9001 and OHSAS18001 certified. NASCO Tours is here to fix for you the most outstanding and unique experiences on a private or group basis. Whether you are a traveler visiting Egypt, or you are attending a cruise and you need to plan and organize your shore excursion, we are here to assist you and create for you the unique traveling experience.

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