Morning Alexandria Day Tour from Cairo

Cultural & Theme Tours in Egypt
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Tour description

Alexandria, city of Alexander and capital of Egypt for a thousand years. until 30 B.C. it was the biggest city of the world, then it was second only to Rome. It had the biggest library of the world and the most famous lighthouse (Pharos). You will start your tour early in the morning at 7am and drive for about 3 hours to reach Alexandria where you will start with visiting the Catacombs of Kom el-Shokaffa dating back to 1st century A.D., Pompey's pillar and the ruins of Serapis temple, Fort of Qaitbay dating back to the 15th century and built over the site of Alexandria Lighthouse (Pharos) to defend Egypt against Ottoman invasion. Then you will have lunch at a good quality seafood restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean, later you will proceed to the Roman Amphitheater and the Library of Alexandria.At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Kom Al Shokafa, Alexandria 21599 EgyptOne of the wonders of the Middle AgesDuration: 1 hourStop At: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, El Shatby, Alexandria 30100 EgyptOne of the biggest libraries in the world that was built to be a reincarnation of the ancient library of Alexandria.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Pompey's Pillar, Al Karah WA at Toubageyah WA Kafr Al Ghates, Alexandria 21599 EgyptFree standing column dating back to the 4th century A.D. and ruins of the ancient temple of Serapis.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ancient Roman Amphitheater, Ismail Mahana Road Kom El Dekka Gharb, Alexandria 21599 Egyptthe only one discovered in Alexandria. in its time there were hundreds of theaters in Alexandria.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lighthouse of Alexandria, Alexandria EgyptFort of Qaitbay that was built on the site of the ancient Lighthouse.Duration: 30 minutes

What's included

  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
  • Entry/Admission - Bibliotheca Alexandrina
  • Entry/Admission - Pompey's Pillar
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient Roman Amphitheater
  • Entry/Admission - Lighthouse of Alexandria