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Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo

 

Highlight of the tour:

Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, Pompey’s pillar, the Serapeum ruins, the new Library of Alexandria (Bibliotheca Alexandrina) and the fort of Qaitbay.

Alexandria is the second biggest city in Egypt with 5 million population and biggest seaport

Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great in 334 B.C. and it remained the capital of Egypt for more than 1000 years till the Arab conquest in 642 A.D.

Start your tour with exploring the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, one of the seven wonders of the Middle Ages, dating back to the first century A.D.  Then Pompey’s pillar dating back, most probably, to the end of 3rd century and the remains of the serapeum, the ancient temple of god Serapis, in the neighborhood. In the same area scattered monuments dating back to different periods.

In ancient times and since its foundation the Library of Alexandria was not only the biggest library but also the most important university. In our times the gigantic new Library was inaugurated in 2002 and it is a must see in Alexandria that you will visit and a have a guided tour inside it.

The ancient lighthouse (Pharos) was one of the seven wonders of Ancient World before it was completely destroyed. Now in its location stands the fort of Qaitbay dating back to 15th century and represents an excellent example of military fortification during the Mamluk dynasty and you will enjoy a panoramic view from the top of the fort.

 

Tour itinerary:

Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, Pompey’s pillar, the Serapeum ruins, the new Library of Alexandria (Bibliotheca Alexandrina) and the fort of Qaitbay.

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to visit the abovementioned sites in a modern air-conditioned van. Then drive you back to your hotel

(The drive to Alexandria is about 3 hours)

 

 

Tour duration: 12 hours

Meet up point: your hotel in Cairo or Giza

End point         : your hotel in Cairo or Giza

Availability:  tour runs everyday

Tour Includes:

All transfers by a Private air-conditioned vehicle.
Private English Egyptologist guide (other languages available at request).
Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites.
Free Wi Fi service on board the vehicle.
Free snack bag (fruit, chips).
Free soft drink
Free Bottles of mineral water during your tours.
All Service charges & taxes

Tour Excludes:

Any Entry visa to Egypt
extras not mentioned in the itinerary
Gratuities   (recommended)

Activity level: high 

  Egypt wheelchair accessible tours: No 

Kid friendly: yes/no

 Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo

single 

price 2-4 persons 

5-10 persons 

60 $

50 $

40 $r text here