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Price : 85.00 $
This marvelous Egypt Budget Tour to Alexandria from Cairo is one of the best ways to mix history with recreation as it takes place in the most charming city in Egypt, Alexandria city. The city was founded by the famous commander Alexander the Great in 323 B.C to compete at that time with the most glorious cities in Greece and Europe.
Around 200 km to the north of Cairo stands the city that was the enlighting center of the world for centuries, built during the Ptolemaic era in Egypt and was Egypt's costal gate and stronghold from the north of the huge kingdom, you will see different kinds of monuments within the old city during your Alexandria day trip from Cairo, some Greco-Roma era ruins like the Pompey's Pillar and the royal Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa, alongside the gigantic fortress of Qaitbey which is built upon the bases of the legendary lighthouse Pharos, one of the non-existing ancient 7 wonders of the world.
You will also see the modern Bibliotheca of Alexandria throughout a breathtaking tour from Cairo to Alexandria with a low budget. Book now and get countless benefits from the excellent service of Cairo Top Tours.
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You will meet our certified Egyptologist tour guide at your hotel in Cairo or Giza to start your amazing Egypt Budget Tour to Alexandria from Cairo.
We will start driving for about 2 and a half hours through the Cairo-Alexandria desert road including a coffee break on our way. Upon arrival, we will start the Alexandria city sightseeing by the two most famous Roman ruins, the Pompey's Pillar, and the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa.
The Pompey's Pillar was named after Pompey, a Roman political and military leader, the pillar is in no way related to him. that's because it was said that Pompey betrayed his nation and left the army during a critical time of war and flee to his hometown, then he was killed and his head was hung on top of the pillar.
The Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa were excavated in the mother rock at the time of Emperor Antoninus, in the second century A.D. These tombs represent the last great existing construction for the sake of the ancient Egyptian religion. The characteristics of the Catacombs of Kom El Shohafa, its designs, and decorations allow us to deduce that its construction was made in different periods, between the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd centuries A.D.
Then we will visit the Islamic fortification of Alexandria from the seaside that was built by the Muslim ruler Qaitbey upon the ruins of the ancient Lighthouse Pharos of Alexandria, the fortress enjoys a perfect position, at the end of a narrow strip of land extending into the Eastern Port of Alexandria. After having lasted for about two centuries, the lighthouse was already in ruins in the fifteenth century.
After your Budget Alexandria Trip from Cairo is done, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cairo, there's an availability to enjoy a tasty seafood lunch overlooking the Mediterranean harbor of Alexandria (optional with extra fees).