Cairo Day Trips & Tours To Alexandria
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Cairo Day Trips & Tours to Alexandria
Take a fascinating private tour to Alexandria from Cairo in the company of your own Egyptologist guide. With your own private Egyptologist guide to lead the way, you'll enjoy personalized attention on your private tour of Alexandria. As this is a private tour, you can determine the amount of time you'd like to spend at each of the sites in Alexandria you'll visit.
The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern and is famous for its Roman remains. Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great in 312 B.C., and was the capital of Graeco-Roman Egypt.
Your first stop in this historic city is the catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa, a Roman burial site whose family tomb reveals the merging of Egyptian and Roman art and architecture. Descend below
ground to visit the tomb and Caracalla Hall.
Back above ground, continue to Pompey's Pillar, an 82-foot (25-meter) granite column built to honor Emperor Diocletian, who freed the besieged city and brought food to its starving people. Continuing to the next site your guide will show you the citadel of Quitbey.
After lunch (included) you will visit the famous Alexandria Library. In contrast to the ancient architecture found throughout Egypt, the Norwegian-designed building is a striking piece of modern design. A copy of every book published in the world is kept in the library, making it one of the great literary sites in the world. The library also houses several exhibitions relating to the history of Egypt and a display of rare antique books (additional cost) Then Visit Montazah Palace Of King Farouk and Drive back to Cairo and transfer you to your Hotel.
Inclusions: � Pick up services from your hotel & return
� All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
� Private English Egyptologist guide
� Lunch meal at local restaurant in Alexandria
� Mineral water on board the vehicle during the tour
� Entrance fees for all Sightseeing mentioned
� All taxes & service charge Exclusions: � Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary � Tipping Kitty