Explore the city of the famous Macedonian leader Alexandria, the shining pearl of the Mediterranean with an overnight tour to Alexandria from Cairo and see the ruins of the Romans and Greeks in the city of Alexandria which was founded by Alexander the Great in 332 BC, Alexandria.
Price : 125.00 $
2 Days/ 1 Night
Overnight Tour to Alexandria from Cairo
Cairo overnight tours allow you to discover the bride of the Mediterranean sea through this amazing overnight tour to Alexandria from Cairo that will give you the opportunity for 2 days including a 1-night stay to see the most memorable Greco-Roman ruins like the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa and the great Pompey Pillar which remains from the Serapeum of Alexandria, the city that was built by the young Macedonian leader Alexander the Great in 332 B.C, you may have heard about his legends and victories but by reserving this Alexandria overnight from Cairo you can see every tiny detail of this Greco-Roman era in Egypt to imagine its grandeur.
Alexandria Overnight from Cairo
Egypt day tours have a variety of organized excursions to be done by Cairo Top Tours!
Based on the agreed pick-up time with your tour operator, our accredited tour guide will meet you anywhere in Cairo to accompany you aboard a private air-conditioned vehicle through your overnight tour to Alexandria from Cairo. The drive takes about 2.5 hours including a stop for stretching your leg, you will enjoy the trip to Alexandria as your tour guide will provide you with a historical background along the route until you arrive.
Upon arrival, you will start your excursions in Alexandria by visiting the famous Pompey's Pillar, an architectural wonder which is placed at the center of the remains of the Alexandrian Serapeum. The Serapeum was a great Temple during the time of the Greeks in Egypt, mostly built during the Ptolemaic kingdom in Egypt, and was devoted to God Serapis who was thought to be the guardian of Alexandria.
Proceed now to visit one of the largest Roman catacombs, the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa which is believed to be cut for royal Pharaonic purposes and later has been romanized. The catacombs were used until the end of the 4th century A.D and were later abandoned. Six meters in diameter and about10 meters deep, the surrounding cylindrical water well is the staircase leading down to the 3 floors of catacombs.
Now you will be taken to the main corniche street overlooking the Mediterranean to have a blissful lunch meal composed of the freshest seafood in one of the most luxurious restaurants in Alexandria, you will be enjoying the view of the old harbor while having your lunch and drinking the lemon mint juice before being transferred to your hotel for check-in and overnight.
If you feel like going out at night, your private tour guide can meet you to have a walk and try some of the desserts that Alexandria is famous for.
Included Meals: Lunch
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Have your lunch at the hotel and meet your tour guide and personal driver to start another amazing day trip in Alexandria, but today you will have a new experience very different than yesterday, as you will get to see the Citadel of Qaitbay which is built upon the ruins of the ancient Lighthouse Pharos from the seven wonders of the world which was demolished unfortunately as a result of a heavy earthquake that hit Alexandria during the 6th century and most of the buildings and monuments from the ancient city was vanished or drowned under the sea, there is no evidence about the exact shape of the ancient lighthouse, but the citadel was built by the Mamluk Sultan Qaitbay who decided to make use of the solid foundations of the lighthouse to stabilize a coastal stronghold against the Ottoman Empire.
On your way to Cairo, you will stop by the modern Library of Alexandria that was opened to the public in 1996 after the help of the coordination by UNESCO for the project that will never be as great as the old Library that was founded at the beginning of the 3rd century B.C by Ptolemy I, and enlarged by his successor and son Ptolemy II.
You will be transferred back to Cairo and on our way, we can stop to have a hot drink in one of the rest malls at the center of the 2 hours drive back to the capital. We hope you enjoyed your Alexandria Overnight from Cairo.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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