Price : 75.00 $
During your stay in Egypt you will enjoy our full Day trip to Alexandria from Cairo, which is one of our best Cairo excursions that will make you feel the magic of this Mediterranean city that attracted famous leaders of the ancient world like Alexander the great, Julius Ceaser and Mark Antony. You will see the Greco-Roman sites and the catacombs in Kom El Shouqafa, the ruins of the Roman temple complex,Pompey's pillar and the Citadel of Qaitbay where the famous light house Pharos ( one of the seven man made wonders of the world ) used to be, visit the modern Bibliotheca of Alexandria and finish with a delicious fresh seafood, book your guided Cairo day trips, now.
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When you book your Cairo excursions and day trips to Alexandria from Cairo you will arrange the suitable pick-up time with your operator and your Cairo Top Tours Egyptologist guide will meet you at the hotel to start your Cairo day trips to Alexandria from Cairo the shining pearl of the Mediterranean and the second largest city in Egypt, the city is named after its founder, the Macedonian leader Alexander the Great, who conquered Egypt in 332 B.C.
You will be transported to Alexandria by a modern car it takes about 2 hours drive and we will stop for a break on the way where you can use clean toilets and drink something or even stretch your legs
On arrival to Alexandria you will visit, Pompey’s Pillar, the only remaining pillar from the Roman temple known anciently as the Serapeum, then you will move to The Citadel of Qaitbay, built by the Mamluk rulers to fortify the Mediterranean sea coast against the Ottomans, on the same spot where Alexandria’s ancient lighthouse once stood one of the seven wonders of the ancient world that no longer exist. After that you will visit The Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, the largest roman cemetery in Egypt, that consists 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. You will also be impressed by The Bibliotheca of Alexandria. It was not only an important ancient library but also the Centre of learning and scientific research in the ancient world and a destination for scholars from all over the Mediterranean and beyond, comprising 8 million books the new Bibliotheca is the most important modern project in Alexandria built adorning the sea boulevard like the sun of knowledge is rising upon the Mediterranean from Alexandria.
The car will also take you to see the church of St. Mark, one of the oldest churches in Africa, and to see the old downtown of Alexandria where you can enjoy the walk through the old city-center. Look at the local markets; where everything and anything is sold including traditional Egyptian sweets and treats. The architecture locally has baroque style designs and Italian and French style properties. we will take you pass through the oldest market area in Mansheya and see the traditional ladies' markets (zan'et etsetat) with very thin and narrow streets, gold market also exists here where everyone buys their wedding and engagement jewelry. The car will then take you to visit the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city: The Abbo Elabbas Mosque and the strangest sight outside it: old funfairs where children play on very antique funfair rides and eat candy floss. Opposite are the 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 amazing/
Finally you will enjoy your Seafood Lunch in a high quality local restaurant. Then you will be transferred back to Cairo and you will have a break on the way