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Alexandria day tour from Cairo or Giza

Duration

6-8 Hours

Tour Type

private

Group Size

Run

everyday

Enjoy your day tour from Cairo to the Mediterranean coast to explore Alexandria on a private day tour. get experience about Alexandria from your Egyptologist guide, and check out the city’s sightseeing including Pompey’s Pillar, the citadel of Qaitbay, the Roman catacomb and the modern Library of Alexandria.

Tour Highlights

  • Alexandria-Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
  • Fort Qaitbey /Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Tour Itinerary

Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa
Our Rep will pick you up from your Cairo \ Giza hotel to take you in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
Upon arrival , your guide will meet you to start your day tour to the city of Alexandria.

Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa

It is considered one of the seven wonders of the world in the Middle Ages. It is the largest Roman cemetery, and the cemetery consists of a series of tombs, statues, and archaeological remains of Pharaonic funerals.
The importance of the cemetery is due to its vastness, abundance of decorations, and the complexity of its planning. It is also one of the clearest examples of the mixing of Pharaonic art with Roman art in Alexandria, and one of the best examples of funerary architecture in Alexandria.
Pompey’s Pillar
Then move to visit Pompey’s Pillar

Pompey’s Pillar was built in honor of Emperor Decaldianus. The total height of the column, including the base, is about 2,685 metres. On the west side are two bases, which can be reached via an underground staircase. There are also two pink granite statues that look like sphinxes.
The Citadel of Qaitbay
Then move to visit The Citadel of Qaitbay
Qaitbay Citadel is considered one of the most important defensive fortifications on the Mediterranean coast. It was built on the ruins of the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria to fortify the city.
Pictures can be taken on the outside patio.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
After that we continue the tour to visit Bibliotheca Alexandrina

which is the largest library in the world, consisting of 8 million books. You can visit its open courtyard where you can see the statue of Alexander the Great and the statue of Ptolemy I, which was found underwater nearb.

After that you will back to Cairo \Giza hotel

Included/Excluded

  • All transfers in a private air-conditioned car to \ from your Cairo\Giza hotel.
  • Professional Egyptologist Tour Guide.
  • All tours are as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers by private air-conditioned car
  • Entrance fees to Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa.
  • Entrance fees to Pompey’s Pillar
  • Entrance fees to Citadel of Qaitbay.
  • Entrance fees to Bibliotheca Alexandrina ( If it open )
  • Bottle of water.
  • Tourist permission.
  • All taxes and charges.
  • Tipping
  • Personal expenses

Day Tour price

No of Travelers
Solo Traveler
2 Persons
3-4 Persons
5-6 Persons
7-9 Persons
10-12 Persons
13-15 Persons
The Price
160US$
89US$
69US$
52US$
44US$
45US$
40US$

from $40

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