Private Excursion Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo
Take a fascinating private tour to Alexandria from Cairo With your own private Egyptologist guide to lead the way, you’ll enjoy personalized attention on your private tour of Alexandria. As this is a private tour, you can determine the amount of time you’d like to spend at each of the sites in Alexandria you’ll visit.
Private day trip to Alexandria, Pay a visit to Egypt’s beautiful second city. See rock-cut Roman catacombs, the ruins of a Roman temple complex, and Qaitbey Citadel. Visit the Bibleotheca Alexandrina and enjoy fresh seafood by the Mediterranean.
Sharm Touring Egypt rep will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo, and then transfer to Alexandria. First visit Pompay’s Pillar. It was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian at the end of the 4th century. Originally from the temple of the Serapis, it was once a magnificent structure rivaling the Soma and the Caesarean. Then you drive to visit the Catacombs which are the largest Roman Cemetery consisting of three levels cut in the rock. Lunch at local restaurant in Alexandria, and then we proceed to see the Qaitbay Citadel which was built on the site of the ancient pharaohs [lighthouse] of Alexandria then to Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Finally you will drive back to your hotel in Cairo, private day tour to alex can organized with you and the Tour Itinerary can be to The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern and is famous for its Roman remains. Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great in 312 B.C., and was the capital of Graeco-Roman Egypt, Your first stop in this historic city is the catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa, a Roman burial site whose family tomb reveals the merging of Egyptian and Roman art and architecture. Descend below ground to visit the tomb and Caracalla Hall, Back above ground, continue to Pompey’s Pillar, an 82-foot [25-meter] granite column built to honor Emperor Diocletian, who freed the besieged city and brought food to its starving people. Continuing the Roman theme, the next site your guide will show you is the Roman amphitheater, possibly the best preserved Roman site in Egypt. The site also includes the remains of a Roman street and homes. After lunch [included] you will visit the famous Alexandria Library. In contrast to the ancient architecture found throughout Egypt, the Norwegian-designed building is a striking piece of modern design. A copy of every book published in the world is kept in the library, making it one of the great literary sites in the world. The library also houses several exhibitions relating to the history of Egypt and a display of rare antique books [additional cost].
- Pick up services from hotel in Cairo & return
- Entrance fees to the mentioned historical place
- Transfer by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Private English Speaking guide
- Lunch during your tour
- All taxes & service charge
- Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
- Trip Duration : 11 hours [approx]
- Trip type : Private Tours
- Trip runs : Everyday
- Return details : Returns to original departure point
- Prices are quoted in £ [GBP] per person.
- Tour is operated privately.
- Sun Hat
Adult: 90 GBP
Child: 50 GBP (Child is till 12 years old)
Discounts are available for groups
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