After breakfast, get set to meet your expert English-speaking Egyptologist guide to start the day tour to Alexandria from Cairo during our Egypt Classic Tours. We will transfer you from Cairo to Alexandria by air-conditioned vehicle. The trip takes about 2 and a half hours and you will stop on the way for a break.
Finally, when you reach Alexandria the shining pearl of the Mediterranean and the second capital of Egypt, The name of the city dates back to its founder, the Macedonian leader Alexander the Great, who ruled Egypt in 332 B.C.
On this day, you will be at one of the most attractive sites and unique ones in Alexandria its catacomb of kom el shoqafa, The catacomb entrance begins with a spiral staircase surrounded by a circular shaft that is lowered by ropes to their final resting place. The tombs there in the roman style consists of more than one level cutting under the ground this style was used by the Christians in time of persecution.
following a revolt in Alexandria, the most famous site known as Pompey’s Pillar, constructed in 297 B.C to celebrate the victory of a Roman emperor named Diocletian (who ruled Rome between 284 and 305 B.C and also took control over Egypt)
also, you will visit the oldest center of scientific research in history The Bibliotheca of Alexandria. which once was the largest in the world. Located in the city that gives it its name, facing the Mediterranean, it was founded at the beginning of the 3rd century BC. C. by Ptolomy I.
you will drive by the seaside to reach the Citadel of Qaitbay, built on the ruins of the ancient Lighthouse Pharos of Alexandria. It enjoys an excellent position, at the end of a narrow strip of land extending into the Eastern Port.
after that, you will discover Sidi Morsi Abu al-Abbas Mosque: Located in Alexandria's old city, this beautiful mosque features intricate architecture and offers visitors a chance to observe local religious customs and learn about the role of Islam in Egyptian culture.
after all of these sites, you will have traditional Egyptian food or seafood as you like, before going to the Paradise inn hotel to stay a night there.