Visit the shining pearl of the Mediterranean, Alexandria throughout our daily tours from Cairo. Enjoy our Cairo excursions with a day trip to Alexandria from Cairo and see the Greek-Roman archaeological sites, Qaitbey Medieval Citadel, and the modern Bibliotheca of Alexandria.
Price : 90.00 $
Alexandria City has a great and unparalleled cultural heritage and it is regarded as one of the most important cities historically on the southern coast of the Mediterranean, visited thoroughly during Egypt tours. This exciting full Day trip to Alexandria from Cairo is one of our most enjoyable Cairo excursions. You will feel like visiting Greece for one day during your tours in Egypt, Egypt Travel Packages also includes a 5 days Cairo and Alexandria Tour as you can explore the city that has been built by the legendary Macedonian leader Alexander the Great.
The famous Macedonian leader noticed the importance of this strategic site, he ordered his chief architect Dinocrates to put the plan for the new city to be the bond between Greece and the rich Nile Valley. You will see the Greco-Roman sites built by the Ptolemaic kings and Queens like the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, lie in the district of Karmouz to the east of Alexandria and there was a great mixture of diverse cultures, the great Egyptian kingdoms, the culture of the Greek rulers and finally, the Romans took control of the city and added their traditions, Pompey's pillar and the Citadel of Qaitbay, which used to be one of the most important defensive fortifications, not only in Egypt but also along the Mediterranean Sea coast, visit the modern Bibliotheca of Alexandria and finish your Alexandria Tour from Cairo with delightful fresh seafood, book your guided Cairo day trips now, and if you need to explore many other options of the tours in Egypt like
Cairo Top Tours accredited Egyptologist guide who speaks fluent English will meet you at the hotel lobby in Cairo or Giza to begin your Cairo Day Trips to Alexandria. You will arrange a suitable pick-up time with your operator.
History of Alexandria:
Start your trip to Alexandria from Cairo, the Bride of the Mediterranean, its great natural beauty and rich cultural and historical heritage make it one of the most preferred traveler's attractions in Egypt. It was founded by the Macedonian leader Alexander the Great, who conquered Egypt in 332 B.C.
You will begin our Alexandria Tour from Cairo by transferring you to Alexandria guided by your knowledgable tour guide in a modern air-conditioned vehicle for about two hours driving, we will stop on our way at the nearest rest in case you would like to drink anything, use the toilet or stretch your legs.
Your tour starts now!
Begin your Alexandria tour from Cairo by touring the Pompey’s Pillar, the only remaining pillar from the Roman temple which stands tall on a rocky plateau in the surrounding ruins of the Serapeum, then you will move to the medieval Citadel of Qaitbay, where artifacts and maritime finds, including some objects belonging to Napoleon's fleet which sunk in Alexandria's enlargement with an extraordinary naval strategist by Admiral Nelson in 1798. Built on the same spot where Alexandria’s ancient lighthouse once stood one of the seven wonders of the ancient world that no longer exists.
Then, you will visit the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, These tombs represent the last great existing construction for the sake of the ancient Egyptian religion. The catacombs consist of three layers of tombs and chambers cut out of the rock under the ground and the beautifully decorated burial of a rich Romanized Egyptian family.
See the grandeur of modern architecture!
Later, we will move to The Bibliotheca of Alexandria. It was founded at the beginning of the 3rd century BC. by the Pharaoh Ptolemy I (Soter) who was one of the most famous rulers of the Ptolemaic period, and extended by his son Ptolemy II Philadelphus, but in later times its importance was diminishing and its collections were lost, due to the changes in power and successive invasions.
Purify your eyes with the beauty of the Mediterranean!
Your special vehicle will then take you to drive by Alexandria corniche and the old harbor where you can see the old fishing boats, men fishing, and traditional fishermen making nets. The photos taken here are mesmerizing.
Back to Cairo:
Finally, you will enjoy your amazing delicious lunch in a high-quality restaurant. Then you will be transferred back to Cairo and you will have a break on the way back after you enjoyed your Alexandria tours from Cairo.
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