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Cairo: Archeological Day-Trip to Alexandria134 Reviews
A trip perfect for archaeology lovers! Leaving from Cairo, you will explore the monuments, mosques, and gardens of Alexandria, on this full-day guided tour.
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DescriptionAfter being picked up from your hotel, you will travel to Alexandria. You will first visit the insides of the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa, which is the largest Roman Cemetery and consists of three levels cut into rock. Next, you will drive to visit the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria, complete with the display of the sunken monuments of Alexandria which were discovered under the East Harbor of Alexandria. You will also drive by Pompay’s Pillar, where you will stop for a photo break. Your next stop will be to the library of Alexandria, which is the biggest library in the world, consisting of 8 million books. You can 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 president Saddat Museum, and impressions of Alexandria Museum. The car will then take you to visit the church of St. Mark, the oldest church in Africa. Through your drive you will see the old downtown and the local historical architecture which has Baroque-style designs and Italian and French-style properties. Y You will also drive by Abbo Elabbas Mosque (Photo stop) the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city: the Abbo Elabbas Mosque, and the strangest sight outside it: an old funfair where children play on very antique funfair rides and eat candy floss. Opposite is the corniche and the old harbor where you can see the old fishing boats, men fishing and traditional fishermen making nets. You will then continue to see the outside of Quaitbay Castle, which was built on the same site as the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Visit Montazah Palace Gardens, the royal gardens of King Farouk, the last king in Egypt's history, and pause for a photo by King Farouk's royal palace, as well as the royal beaches of the queens.
IncludesEntrance fees (if option selected) All transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle Guide
- The Alexandria Library is closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and on public holidays