According to Plutarch's account of the founding of Alexandria, Homer appeared to Alexander The Great in a dream and described Alexandria as "an island set in deep ocean...lies off fair Egypts rich and fertile land and the name of the island is called Pharos." Alexander's dream came true with the founding of Alexandria in B.C. 331 on the site of the Ancient Egyptian Village of Rakhotis.
Alexandria became the second largest city of the Roman Empire.
Alexandria is where we visited The Greco-Roman Museum, The Catacombs, Pompeys Red Piller and its Catacombs.
The Borg El Arab Airport (IATA: HBE, ICAO: HEBA) is the airport now serving Alexandria, Egypt as of December 2009 when all traffic was transferred from the Alexandria International Airport. It is located about 40 km (25 mi) southwest of Alexandria, in Borg El Arab (alternate spellings: Borg Al Arab, Burg El Arab). The airport also serves the nearby areas of the Nile Delta.
It is possible to fly directly to Alexandria or to fly into Cairo International Airport and from there to the Borg El Arab Airport.
We have links on this page that will connect you with flights into the Borg El Arab Airport and several of the best hotels in Alexandria.
After getting a flight and a hotel into Alexandria; we suggest asking your hotel concierge to arrange either a car or a tour of Alexandria. You can call their Concierge Services ahead of your arrival and all of this can be pre-arranged for you.
The Cairo International Airport (IATA: CAI, ICAO: HECA) is the busiest airport in Egypt and is located to the north-east of the city around 15 km from the business area of the city.
Cairo International is the second busiest airport in Africa with over 65 airlines using the Cairo airport (including charter airlines) and 9 cargo airlines. With the assimilation of EgyptAir into Star Alliance in July 2008 the airport has the potential to be a major hub with its positioning between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. In 2008, the airport served 14,360,175 passengers and it is one of the top 100 airports in the world.
The airport handles both domestic and international flights, and is open 24 hours a day.
If you wish to see the pyramids, etc.. we suggest flying into Cairo and staying in one of their many fine hotels when touring the Cairo and the ruins in the surrounding areas.
We have links on this page that will connect you with flights into Cairo and several of the best hotels in Cairo.
After getting a flight and a hotel we suggest asking your hotel concierge to arrange either a car or a tour of the Cairo area. You can call their Concierge Services ahead of your arrival and all of this can be pre-arranged for you.
We do this, when traveling in Egypt. It is safe and it works!!! We have never experienced a problem, doing it this way!
Therefore, we have placed links to Priceline.com on this page so you can arrange your flights into and out of Cairo; as well as your hotel, when visiting this area.
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|16-Day Ancient Egypt and Jordan tour from Cairo - $1,995.00|
Spending time both in Egypt and Jordan this 16 day tour begins in Cairo, explores the sites of the Nile Valley and relaxes by the Red Sea before crossing into Jordan where we drive up the King’s Highway visiting Petra, the Dead Sea and Amman.
|Full-day Amazing Tour of the Pyramids in Egypt - $150.00|
Enjoy your day tour to the famous pyramids in Egypt. Most people thought Egypt has only three pyramids - however Egypt is the land of pyramids.