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Tour to The Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria



4 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people


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Enjoy to visit  the Qaitbay Citadel which was built on the site of the Ancient pharaohs (lighthouse) of Alexandria then to Bibliotheca Alexandrina,  Then you drive along the Cornish to see the whole city passing over bridge of stanly land mark of modern Alexandria


  • Fort Qaitbey (Citadel of Qaitbay)
  • Stanley Bridge
  • Unknown soldier


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Citadel of Qaitbay - lighthouse of Alexandria
Citadel of Qaitbay  - lighthouse of Alexandria

Ancient Egypt Tours representative pick you up from your hotel in Alexandria , start one of our Alexandria hotel , Transferred to discover the castle is square shaped with 150 meter area surrounded by the middle sea from each side, the first floor contains a mosque and defense hall that allow soldiers to pass easily and defense the walls during wars, the second floor contains chambers and halls while the third floor consist of a huge throne chamber where Qaitbay sultan used to watch the sailing ships towards Alexandria shores, also has an oven for making wheat bread for the soldiers living in the citadel

lighthouse of Alexandria

It is replaced by the citadel the lighthouse height is almost 150 meters ,it was dedicated for Poseidon the god of the sea as known to the Greeks and it was decorated by marble statues , the lighthouse was considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world ,mainly was designed to guide mariners and sailors ,but unfortunately was destroyed by the earth wake , in 1477 Qaitbay sultan built his military castle on the ruins of the old lighthouse and some said that the citadel was built from the lighthouse left ruined stones.

Citadel Of Qaitbay History

The citadel during the Mamluky era
Qaitbay citadel has its important position one the white sea coast ,that's why many sultans and kings took care of it through the ages, during the mamluky period we can see that Qansouh sultan provided the citadel of Alexandria with soldiers ,military supplies and weapons .

the citadel during the ottoman empire
when the ottomans invaded Egypt they made the citadel as a defending gate to the northern coast of Egypt ,but the ottomans couldn't stand no longer and the empire started to get weak leads the citadel to lose its strategy and defending importance , while the dominating power of the ottomans began to vanish by time the French forces lead by napoleon succeed to take over Alexandria then rest of Egypt 1798.

Stanley Bridge - unknown soldier
Stanley Bridge - unknown soldier

Stanley Bridge

The Stanley Bridge or the Stanley Bridge, as it is known in Egypt, is a bridge built to improve the flow of traffic on the Alexandria Corniche.

unknown soldier

The Monument to the Unknown Marine Soldier is located in the Mansheya area of Alexandria. It was built by the Italian community in Alexandria in 1933 AD to honor Khedive Ismail, and she made a statue for him in the middle of the top of the monument, then it was turned into the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in 1965 AD, and the statue of Khedive Ismail was removed from the monument. Back to Hotel


  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Pick up services from your hotel & return.
  • Private English-speaking Egyptologist guide.
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites.
  • Bottled water during your trip.
  • Shopping tours in Cairo.
  • All taxes & service charge.
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities " Tipping "
  • Personal expenses

Children Policy

  • 0 – 5.99 Free of Charge
  • 6 – 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
  • 12 – 99 Full price


You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund. For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded. Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted. Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time. This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

from $20,00
Single  60
2 – 3 34
4 – 6  28
7 – 10 24
11 – 15 20


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