After breakfast, we depart for Alexandria, the historic port city on the Mediterranean Sea and Egypt's second-largest city. The city was made famous by the legends of Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony, who ruled over Egypt from this strategic site.
Look for the ancient lighthouse of Alexandria, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then continue to Cleopatra's Needle before visiting Pompey's Pillar and Fort Qaitbey. Pass by Pompey’s Pillar, once a popular landmark for promenading noblemen and women under the reign of the Pharaohs. Admire some of Egypt’s most beautiful mosques at the Mosque of Ibn Tulun and Al-Hussein Mosque before stopping at Catacombs Sository to discover an ancient underground burial space.
On your way, your tour guide will tell you about the secrets of Alexander the Great in more detail and the story of his burial and his commandment to Ptolemy I to be buried there in Egypt.
The highlight of your day will be a visit to Taposiris Magna, an ancient ruin that reveals much about Alexandrian life in the time of Alexander the Great! After lunch at this site, join us for a city tour in Arabesque Square and visit El-Rashid Mosque which was built by Khedive Ismail.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch