Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour from Cairo

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Explore the historical wonders of Alexandria, the second-largest city in Egypt, on this full-day guided tour departing from Cairo.

Highlights

  • Roman amphitheater of Kom El-Deka is a fascinating historical site
  • Admire the architectural excellence of the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa
  • Exploring Pompey's Pillar is an exciting part of your full-day historical tour
  • you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a photo stop at the well-known Library
  • Stroll along the ancient ramparts of the 15th century Citadel of Qaitbay

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Explore the historical wonders of Alexandria, the second-largest city in Egypt, on this full-day guided tour departing from Cairo. Alexandria is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, ancient landmarks, and breathtaking Mediterranean coastline. Led by knowledgeable local guides, you'll discover the remnants of its glorious past, blending Greek, Roman, and Egyptian influences. Immerse yourself in the city's fascinating history as you visit iconic landmarks, museums, and architectural marvels. This tour promises to be an unforgettable journey back in time. Tour Itinerary: Departure from Cairo: The tour begins with an early morning departure from Cairo. Your guide will pick you up from your designated meeting point or your hotel, and you'll embark on a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for the journey to Alexandria. Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa: Upon reaching Alexandria, your first stop will be the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. These ancient underground tombs blend ancient Egyptian and Greco-Roman architectural styles and were the final resting place for prominent citizens during the Greco-Roman period. Pompey's Pillar: Next, you'll visit Pompey's Pillar, a massive column standing at around 27 meters tall. Erected in honor of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, it is a symbol of Alexandria's ancient splendor. Montaza Palace: After exploring historical landmarks, you'll take a scenic drive along Alexandria's coastline to Montaza Palace. This beautiful palace complex, with its stunning gardens and architecture, served as a summer residence for the Egyptian royal family. Lunch: Midway through the day, you'll enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, savoring Egyptian cuisine and delicacies. Alexandria Library (Bibliotheca Alexandrina): No visit to Alexandria is complete without seeing the renowned Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the modern reincarnation of the ancient Library of Alexandria. This contemporary library houses an incredible collection of books and serves as a hub for cultural events and knowledge exchange. Qaitbay Citadel: Next, you'll visit the Qaitbay Citadel, a 15th-century fortress built on the site of the ancient Pharos Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The citadel offers panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the city. Alexandria National Museum: Before returning to Cairo, you'll have the opportunity to explore the Alexandria National Museum, home to an extensive collection of artifacts that tell the city's story from ancient times to the present. Return to Cairo: At the end of the day, you'll board the vehicle for the return journey to Cairo. Expect to arrive back in Cairo in the evening, where your guide will drop you off at your hotel or chosen location, marking the end of the tour. Note: The itinerary may be subject to slight variations dep

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