Alexandria Independent Adventure

Classic in Egypt

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Delve into legendary Alexandria, Egypt's capital for a millennium and once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Wander the Roman amphitheatres, palaces, and catacombs of Egypt's gateway to the Mediterranean. Starting from Cairo, spend a day and a half exploring Alexandria's Greek, Roman, and Byzantine history in one of the greatest cities of the Hellenic world. And with a top-notch Chief Experience Officer (CEO) from door to door, you'll know you're in good hands the whole time.

What’s included

  • Transfer to/from Alexandria with a G Adventures CEO
  • Guided tour including the Roman Theatre, Montazah Summer Palace, Qaitbay Fort, Pompey's Pillar, the Alexandria Library, and Catacombs of Komel-Shokafa
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Connect with history on the streets of alexandria
  • Visit the impressive qaitbay fort and look up at towering pompey's pillar
  • Explore the underground catacombs of komel-shokafa

Itinerary

Day 1 Cairo/Alexandria Explore Alexandria with an expert CEO. Its vast history, unique Mediterranean location and distinctly European feel set it apart from other Egyptian cities. Visit the sights of Kom el Dikka, the only Roman theatre of its kind in Egypt, and the Montzah Summer Palace, known for its peaceful gardens. Opt to wander the seaside corniche or stop to enjoy a coffee at one of the many European style cafés. In the evening, opt to head to the bar at the famous Cecil Hotel for a sunset drink. Included Activities: Roman Theatre Visit Montazah Summer Palace Visit Meet and Greet Hotel Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Day 2 Alexandria/Cairo (1B) Set out with your CEO to visit the fort and citadel of Qaitbay. The citadel was built on the spot of the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Visit Pompey's Pillar and the catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa, built for a single wealthy family. Finally, visit the new Alexandria Library. In the late afternoon, travel back to Cairo where the tour ends on arrival. Opt to end at the airport for onward travel or at a hotel in the city (overnight not included). Additional Notes: Please ask at time of booking if you would like to organize post-tour accommodation in Cairo. The driver can drop you at the airport or at a hotel in the city. Included Activities: Fort Qaitbay Visit Pompey's Pillar Visit Catacomb of Kom ash-Shuqqafa Visit Alexandria Library Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
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