The latest travel trend indicates that smart travelers now choose to travel further and stay longer.
Adding to that our personal philosophy that "Slow Travel is the New Luxury," we completely agree.
That is why, based on years of both personal experience and satisfied guest feedback, we recommend a minimum of a 4-Day/3-Night stay in Alexandria at the Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano.
Guests who have no interest at all in visiting the WWII sites of ElAlamein, could shorten their stay to a 3-Day/2-Night stay in Alexandria, also at the Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano.
Alexandria is fondly known to those who know and love her as 'The Pearl of the Mediterranean'.
Once a sleeping fishing village immortalized by Homer, Alexander the Great swooped in, instructed change, and left. He never stayed long enough to witness the construction of his glorious legacy.
Today, tourists believe that they can 'do' Alexandria as a full-day tour from Cairo. That's ridiculous. Smart travelers know better.
The city was home to a lighthouse ranking among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as well as a storied library which has reincarnated in the disc-shaped, ultramodern Bibliotheca Alexandrina. It proudly boasts Greco-Roman landmarks, old-world cafés, and sandy beaches.
In Alexandria, you'll enjoy a private tour to visit the Citadel of Quaitbay, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Catacombs of Kom El Shoquaf, the Roman Amphitheater, the stunning Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque and Pompey's Pillar.
What better way to round up the day than a visit to Montaza Palace where, located in the center of an open courtyard in the lush gardens you'll find King Farouk's tea hall which was long been the exclusive hang-out spot for members of the Egyptian royal family. Now - after a good deal of renovations - and by special arrangements, the tea hall is available to the public! We'll end our day there today enjoying a sunset cocktail and the fresh ocean breeze before returning to our hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.
Alexandria is the perfect gateway for a visit to the WWII Cemeteries of ElAlamein on a private day-tour and should not be missed.
With Egyptian underpinnings and a sleek waterfront setting, this sensational resort-style Hotel embodies modern Alexandria and its unique cosmopolitan flare. On one side, the Mediterranean Sea glistens in the sun; on the other, a dynamic metropolis buzzes with life.
Wake to welcome views of either side from your room’s balcony, then head for a stroll along a private beach tucked along a bay in the middle of the city.
In Alexandria, you'll see Egypt from an entirely different perspective boasting its Greco-Roman influence, modern shopping malls and ancient sites like Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, also known as the Pharos of Alexandria, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was the tallest structure in the world until the Eiffel Tower was erected in 1889.