Get to know beautiful Alexandria Egypt on this private full-day tour from Cairo.
You will leave Cairo in the morning with your private Egyptologist guide and driver for the three-hour drive to Alexandria.
Upon arrival, you will spend the full-day touring the historic Alexandria on the Mediterranean Sea. The city was established in 331 BC. by Alexander the Great. It was once considered one of the world’s greatest cities. You will take in Alexandria’s beautiful harbor along with the ancient Citadel Fortress. See the beautiful yachts and fishing boats as a part of the sweeping panorama of the city.
Alexandria Egypt Full-Day Tour from Cairo Itinerary
Start your Alexandria Egypt Full-Day Tour from Cairo by meeting your guide and driver waiting for you in your hotel lobby for the three-hour drive. Upon your arrival, you will explore the city as your expert tour guide explains the history and sights of Alexandria to you.
Some of the sights you will visit include the Citadel Fortress which was built over the old Alexandria lighthouse. The lighthouse was once one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World.
Another important place you will visit is the Roman catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa where you will climb down to visit three levels of burial rooms.
From there you will head over to see the Pompey Pillar, the largest Roman pillar in Egypt. All while you hear the history and interesting stories from your qualified Egyptologist tour guide.
Then you will drive to the fortress for Qaitbay locating beside the sea.
Finally, you will be free to explore the famous new Alexandria Library which ranks fourth among the great libraries of the world.
Your Alexandria Full-Day Tour includes a fantastic lunch at a fine seafood restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean.
After lunch, you will return to Cairo.