Alexandria -Pompey’s Pillar, the citadel of Qaitbay, the Roman catacomb, the modern Library of Alexandria.
Alexandria Day Tour
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel at 7:00 AM to take you in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to start your private day tour to the city of Alexandria.
You will start your day tour by visiting the Catacomb which has three levels underground with beautiful reliefs depict the mixture that happened between the Greco-Roman and the ancient Egyptian styles. After that, you will go ahead to Pompey’s Pillar which has nothing to do with Pompey, and our guide will tell you the reason.
Next, go ahead to the Citadel of Qaitbay dating back to the Ottoman period and built on the site of the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Then we stop for lunch including fish, chicken, or vegetarian options.
After lunch, visit the new library of Alexandria.
Finally, we go back to your hotel.
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel at 7:00 AM to take you in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle 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.
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.
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.
After that you will enjoy Lunch at very good local restaurant.
After Lunch 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
All transfers in a private air-conditioned car to \ from your hotel at Alexandria.
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 )