Overday: The Alexandria Experience
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Explore the rich history of Alexandria; from its ancient Egyptian roots, through the Greek period, to Roman times and beyond on a full-day tour from Cairo. Accompanied by your degree-certified Egyptologist, explore the Roman Catacombs, the site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the museum of Alexandria and much more.
The Museum of Alexandria
Arriving in Alexandria you start your tour with a visit to the museum of Alexandria. Considered one of Egypt’s finest museum, the Alexandria National Museum is located in a restored palace and contains about 1,800 artifacts that narrate the history of Alexandria throughout the ages, including the Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic and Islamic eras.
The Roman Catacombs
Your trip continues on to explore the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa; the necropolis of 3 sub-levels dating from the
2nd century AD merges aspects of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman culture in its features. Visit the Roman triclinium – a banquet hall to honor the dead, as well
as statues, reliefs, and a pillared lobby featuring depictions of Egyptian gods in Roman armor
Enjoy lunch at the Mediterranean seafront in one of the popular Alexandrian seafood restaurants.
Vegetarian options are available, kindly indicate during the booking progress
The Library of Alexandria
After lunch you stop at the library of Alexandria. The Alexandria Bibliotheca, is built on the site of the famous ancient library and is home to 8 million books.
Concluding the tour is a visit to the 15th century Qaitbay Citadel, built upon the ruins of the ancient Alexandria Lighthouse, one of the 7 wonders of the world.
Departure & Return
We will pick you up and drop you off anywhere within Greater Cairo. You can choose the exact location during the booking process. If its your hotel, your guide will be waiting for you at the hotel-lobby 10 minutes before departure. The drive through the Cairo-Alexandria desert road is about 3 hours long.
Included in this Trip
Entry or admission fee
Meals as indicated
Taxes and services
Excluded from this Trip
Tip or gratuity