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Day tour from Cairo to Alexandria visiting 10 sites

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10-15 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people

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Overview

Day tour from Cairo to Alexandria visiting The Catacombs, Pompey’s pillar, The Citadel of Qaitbay, The Roman Theatre, The Library of Alexandria, corniche and Montazah Gardens. You are going to enjoy the tour, the beach smell and don't miss to eat seafood. The Catacombs in Alexandria day tour: It dates back... More

Day tour from Cairo to Alexandria visiting The Catacombs, Pompey’s pillar, The Citadel of Qaitbay,

The Roman Theatre, The Library of Alexandria, corniche and Montazah Gardens.

You are going to enjoy the tour, the beach smell and don’t miss to eat seafood.

The Catacombs in Alexandria day tour:

It dates back to the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D; It discovered in 1900 by chance when the legs of donkey fell in the mouth of the shaft of this tomb.

Pompey’s pillar:

It had built as a thanksgiving from the people to the Roman emperor Diocletian.

In the middle ages, the crusaders mistakenly called this column Pompey’s pillar because they believed that the head of Pompey was buried on the top of this pillar that is a mistake because Pompey was killed in 48 B.C while this column was built in 292 A.D, moreover this column was curved with a text saying that it was erected for Diocletian.

The Citadel of Qaitbay:

It’s a 15th-century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean sea coast in Alexandria.

It established in 1477 A.D by Sultan Al Ashraf Seif Al-Din Qaitbay.

The Roman Theatre:

This theatre was discovered at the Kom El Dikka area by the polish expedition in 1960 when they were removing the remains of the old Napoleonic fort.

The Library of Alexandria:

The library established in the reign of Ptolemy 2nd. This idea was for Ptolemy 1st;

Ptolemy 3rd ordered that all books that found in ships should be seized and copied, and the copies had given to their owners.

Montazah gardens:

It had built overlooking the beach on the Mediterranean Sea; it built-in 1892 by Khedive Abbas Helmy 2nd.

Now we would give you a brief idea about Alexandria :

Alexandria founded in the name of Alexander the Great.

It is the second biggest province in Egypt.

However, it takes about 2 hours, 30 minutes from Cairo, and there is an airport in Alexandria.

Also, it was the capital of Egypt during the Greco-Roman period,

Alexandria location selected for its proximity to Lake Mareoits and Pharos Island.

There is no more profound reflection of the achievements of the Greeks in Egypt than the great city of Alexandria. It also consisted of five districts.
You will enjoy the day tour from Cairo to Alexandria, visiting ten sites, and have a perfect time there.

in Alexandria day tour you will know that The Catacombs discovered in 1900 by chance when the legs of donkey fell in the mouth of the shaft of this tomb.

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • On your way back you will stop over the famous bridge of Stanley – the modern landmark of modern Alexandria, built by Alexander the great, then travel in comfort back to your hotel in Alexandria.

Itinerary

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Pick up

Guide will pick you up from your hotel to start your tour in Alexandria.

The Catacombs

You will visit the insides of the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa which are the largest Roman Cemetery, You will also drive by Pompay’s Pillar and stop for taking photos and visit the temple from inside.

Quaitbay castle

Continue to see Quaitbay castle which was built on the same site as the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria one of the seven wonders of ancient world. A most spectacular castle which is a great for photo stop.

Roman Amphitheater

Then we will visit the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria with the display of the sunken monuments of Alexandria which were discovered under the East harbor of Alexandria.

library of Alexandria

Next stop is the library of Alexandria; the biggest library in the world – now with 8 million books. Visit its open court where you can see the statue of Alexander the Great and the statue of Ptolemy the first, which was found underwater nearby.
You will visit the library’s manuscripts museum, president Saddat Museum and impressions of Alexandria Museum.

Courniche sites

The car will then take you to visit the church of St. Mark – the oldest church in Africa.
The car will then take you to visit the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city: The Abbo Elabbas Mosque and the strangest sight outside it: old funfairs where children play on very antique funfair rides and eat candy floss.

Montazah Gardens

The car will then take you to the gardens of Montaza. On the way you can quickly have a 2 minute stop by the King of Mango and drink at Alexandrian’s drive thru freshly squeezed juices plus have a photo stop at the memorial of the Unknown Soldier of Alexandria. The beautiful coastline and all the views of the city are en route to Montaza Palace and gardens which is approx. 25 km away, including the old harbor of Alexandria where we found 7000 monuments underwater.
Once in Montaza Gardens, commonly known as the Love Garden (all romantic couples and families go there) you will visit the royal gardens of King Farouk (the last king in the history of Egypt) and see the royal palaces of Haramlek and Salamlek as well as walk along the famous Montaza bridge and reach the Tea Palace island and see the royal beaches of the queens.

Travel back

On your way back you will stop over the famous bridge of Stanley – the modern landmark of modern Alexandria, built by Alexander the great, then travel in comfort back to your hotel in Alexandria.

Included/Excluded

  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Modern air conditioned car from your accommodation in Cairo.
  • Pick up services from your hotel & return
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Tickets
  • Water
  • Lunch
  • All Service charges and taxes
  • Any extras
  • Tipping

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Notes:
• In case of pick up from either Heliopolis (airport area) or 06th of October Areas, it will be with extra charge.
• Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound.
• Our Tours can be wheelchair please advise at time of booking if required.
• Vegetarian option is available, please inform us at time of booking if required.

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Children Policy:
0 – 01.99 Free of Charge.
2- 11.99 pay 50% of tour price.
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

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