A Private Full-day Tour in Alexandria from Cairo
Visit the top attractions and sites in Alexandria on this full-day private tour from Cairo to one of the greatest cities of the Mediterranean! Founded by and named after Alexander the Great in 332 BCE, Alexandria was the capital of Egypt 642 CE. The city is distinguished by its Hellenic cultural heritage, which you will get the chance to experience! You will be picked up by your tour guide from your hotel/hostel in Cairo heading to Alexandria. Arriving there, you will visit the Catacombs of Kom El- Shoqafa. Originally constructed in the 2nd century AD, these catacombs are the largest known Roman burial site in Egypt! They are cut into bedrock to a depth of 35m in a Greco-Roman approach with Pharaonic and Greek styles. You will also get to visit the Citadel of Qaitbay. The 15th-century fort is built along the Mediterranean Sea coast on the exact site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria that was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You will be absolutely mesmerized by the panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea and the high walls of the strong fort! Next to Bibliotheca Alexandrina which is located two hundred meters from the Ancient Library of Alexandria. The grandiose library encapsulates the spirit of the original one currently storing 1.5 million items; its contents include millions of books, six specialist libraries, four museums, a planetarium and much more. For one more Greco Roman monument, you will be visiting Alexandria Pompey's pillar. The column was carved out of red granite and was probably built to honor Emperor Diocletian. It stands 25 meters high and is the tallest ancient monument in Alexandria. After this eventful day and insightful looks into Alexandria’s Greco-Roman history, you will be returned back to your hotel/hostel in Cairo.
7 AM for 10 hours
Tour price $ 210
Pricing based on group of 3