Rosetta Private Day Tour from Alexandria

Highlights

  • Meet a driver at your hotel, then make the hour-long trip to Rosetta in a comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle. Upon arrival in the city, make the first stop of the day at the Rashid Museum, where you’ll find fascinating exhibits and a replica of the Rosetta Stone, whose hieroglyphic, Demotic, and Ancient Greek inscriptions unlocked the secrets of ancient Egyptian writing.  Following your time at the museum, stretch your legs on a walking tour of the town’s winding streets and colorful markets, where locals sell fresh produce, fish, and breads. As you walk, you’ll find a series of beautifully-preserved Ottoman homes with distinctive style and architecture, including the House of Amasyali and the Mill of Abu Shaheen. See the unique design of Rosetta’s “Hanging Mosque,” then make a final stop at the Citadel of Qaitbay, a 15th-century fortification built at the edge of the Nile River. Climb to the top of the citadel walls, which stand on the site of the former Lighthouse of Alexandria, a Wonder of the Ancient World that was destroyed in the 14th century. This 7-hour Rosetta tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.

Summary

Meet a driver at your hotel, then make the hour-long trip to Rosetta in a comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle. Upon arrival in the city, make the first stop of the day at the Rashid Museum, where you’ll find fascinating exhibits and a replica of the Rosetta Stone, whose hieroglyphic, Demotic, and Ancient Greek inscriptions unlocked the secrets of ancient Egyptian writing.  Following your time at the museum, stretch your legs on a walking tour of the town’s winding streets and colorful markets, where locals sell fresh produce, fish, and breads. As you walk, you’ll find a series of beautifully-preserved Ottoman homes with distinctive style and architecture, including the House of Amasyali and the Mill of Abu Shaheen. See the unique design of Rosetta’s “Hanging Mosque,” then make a final stop at the Citadel of Qaitbay, a 15th-century fortification built at the edge of the Nile River. Climb to the top of the citadel walls, which stand on the site of the former Lighthouse of Alexandria, a Wonder of the Ancient World that was destroyed in the 14th century. This 7-hour Rosetta tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.

Tour info

Duration
7 hours
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Why take this tour?

Discover the Egyptian city of Rashid — formerly known as Rosetta — on this private day tour from Alexandria. Visit many of this port city's points of interest, like the Rashid Museum, the houses along the local city streets and Souk, the 'Hanging Mosque,' the Citadel of Quaitbay on the outskirts of the city, and more. Alexandria hotel pickup and drop-off included.

What’s included?

  • Lunch box

  • Qualified Egyptologist guide

  • Transport by air-conditioned, modern minivan

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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Before you book

  • Duration: 7h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

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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