El Quseir City Tour

City Tours

Al Quseir will surprise you with numerous buildings inspired by British and French architecture, its picturesque narrow streets and vivid bazaars.

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QUICK FACTS
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free program
  • Duration: upon agreement

DESCRIPTION

El Quseir, also known as White Harbour, is a beautiful ancient Red Sea coast city established around 5000 years ago. It is a historical port city that has been visited even by Queen Hatchepsut. Due to its comfortable strategic position close to River Nile, it remains one of the most important ports in the Red Sea up until today. Ancient heritage reveals when visiting the sites of the city. City center is home to Fortress of Sultan Selim – recently restored 16th century establishment, built to protect this important city from enemy invasions. The fortress is now used as a Visitors center where you can see vast archeological and cultural display that will let you discover more about this beautiful area of Egypt. Just a short drive away from Al quseir lays Wadi Hammamat - a town known for antique rock inscriptions which date back to 4000B.C. You can also explore historical gold mining town Bir Umm Fawakhir established in the 5th century, which is attracts thousands of visitors due to its unique architecture and numerous ancient granite inscriptions. Nowadays Al Quseir is known as an international resort, offering luxurious hotels, sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and splendid diving and snorkelling sites. Experience the fusion of modern and ancient – visit El Quseir!

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