From USD 50
Departs: Daily 7:30 am
Duration: 12 Hours (Approx)
Type: Private Tour
Highlights: Roman Amphitheatre, Kom El Shoukafa, Pompay Pillar, Alexandria Library, and Citadel of Quitbay
Embark on a full-day tour to Alexandria from Cairo. Alexandria Egypt's cosmopolitan second city called the pearl of the Mediterranean has an atmosphere that makes it more in tune with its neighbors to the north than with its neighbors in the Middle East. The city of Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC and includes among its flanks the Pharos Lighthouse (Alexandria), which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and was the location of a violent romantic love story that arose between Antony and Cleopatra. At present, Alexandria includes wonderful landmarks that bear witness to the great Greek history, along with beautiful mosques, a group of casinos spanning the Corniche, some picturesque parks, and modern and old hotels. Your day tour to Alexandria from Cairo will show you the well-preserved Roman Amphitheatre, Roman Catacombs, the newly reopened and restored site of the great Library of Alexandria, and Pompey's Pillar. Later, visit the Mosque of Abdul Abass and Qaitbay Fortress (Out-view visit).
Meet your guide at the hotel and travel by air-conditioned car (3 hours drive) to the Mediterranean coast and the port city of Alexandria. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria was the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt and a center for learning in the ancient world. Its legendary Lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the city was also the setting for the fiery relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Anthony.
As you explore this vibrant city with your guide you will discover some of Alexandria's most famous sights including Pompey's Pillar, an 82-foot tall column carved from red Aswan granite and erected in honor of Emperor Diocletian.
View the ancient Roman amphitheater which dates from the Second Century Enjoy lunch at your own leisure on the Corniche overlooking the Mediterranean head to the Catacombs of Kom-el-Shouqafa. Arguably the highlight of any visit to Alexandria, this warren of tombs, chambers, and hallways occupies the largest known Roman burial site in Egypt. See Alexandria Library Visit the Quitbay citadel from outside and then return back to Cairo.
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