Take in more of the sweetness of Cairo and Alexandria on this one day tour. Enjoy a visit to the catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, Explore Pompey’s Pillar. the list goes on and on for this short yet majestic tour.
Explore Alexandria and leave all the hustle and the logistics to the experts. Visit the underground catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Pompey’s Pillar, the Quitbay fort, and the new library of Alexandria.
Alexandria which was founded by Alexander the Great around 331BC is Egypt's only Mediterranean city with a distinctly European atmosphere. After you arrive head to the The underground Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa.
The underground Catacombs
The fort of Qaitbay
Alexandria Library Tour
Lunch at a seafood restaurant
The ancient Roman theatre
Visit the underground catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa. the Catacombs of Kom El Shuqafa are the largest and most important burial archeological site in Egypt. They date back to the Greco-Roman period. The site was discovered accidentally at the beginning of the 20th century.
Being the most important Greco Roman necropolis in Egypt, The burials have a mixture of Pharaonic, Hellenistic, and Roman ornamental art, basics that were all common during this period in Alexandria.
Next to the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa is located Pompay's pillar. The only known free-standing column in Roman Egypt is one of the largest ancient monolithic columns ever erected. The column is a pink granite cut from the ancient quarries at Aswan. The weight of the column shaft, a single piece of red granite, is estimated to be 285 tonnes. The column is 26.85 m high including its base and capital.
Enjoy a visit to Fort Qaitbay, once considered one of the foremost important self-protective forts along the Mediterranean coast. It was a vital part of the fortification system of Alexandria within the 15th century AD.
The fort was built in front of the eastern harbor on the eastern side of Pharos Island, it was erected on the exact spot of the well-known Lighthouse of Alexandria. In the 14th century, there was a destructive earthquake and the whole structure was fully destroyed; the citadel you see now was constructed in its place.
The Ancient Library of Alexandria was probably the foremost important and clearly the most big-name of the libraries of the ancient world. It flourished during Greek rule and acted as a major center of knowledge, at least until the time of the Roman conquest of Egypt, and probably for multiple centuries subsequently. The old library was destroyed during a fire around the 1st century BC. The majestic new library was opened in 2002 genuinely near to the spot of the ancient one.
Enjoy your lunch in one of the amazing seafood restaurants overlooking the Mediterranean sea. If you are that type of seafood person, there are many options are available. Just ask your guide to recommend you other options.
After your lunch, head to the ancient Roman theatre in the center of the city. It was discovered during the 1960s when a government structure was planned for this site over the remains of a Napoleonic fort that had before been destroyed. nevertheless, during excavation, the remains of the Roman theatre were found. A Polish crew was responsible for its excavation. It was the first, and so far only one discovered in a town which, according to an ancient source, formerly had four hundred of them. It's in a general area called Kom el Dikka now, which has become the city's largest archaeological site.
- Private, Expert Tour Guide at all of the listed historical sites and museums.
- Round-trip transfer in air-conditioned cars driven by qualified drivers.
- All of the listed historical sites and museums charge admission.
- One small bottle of Mineral Water per person.
- Lunch costs $15.00 USD per person.
- Any optional tours that may be required.
- Tipping the Guide, Driver, and so forth.