From the Great Pyramids at Giza to the Roman Amphitheatre and Library at Alexandria - tours of Egypt by train are a glimpse into the country's storied past. The city of Alexandria is a highlight on any tour of Egypt by train. Home to the remains of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the original Seven Wonders of the World, Alexandria is a thriving Mediterranean port on the Nile Delta. It is impossible to ignore the presence of the Nile when travelling through Egypt by train. The great river is the source of the only greenery in hundreds of miles of desert.
When touring Egypt by train or boat many guests attempt to speak a little Egyptian. One of the most common problems English speakers have with Egyptian Arabic is that there are some sounds which are difficult to write using the Roman alphabet. All Great Rail Journeys' tours of Egypt by train are coordinated by a Tour Manager who will help guests master these sounds.