Alexandria 2 days tour from Cairo by private transport. Travel to Alexandria along the desert road from Cairo, then visit Alexandria library, lunch at your hotel then visit Elmontaza Royal palace. Visit in the 2nd day Catacombs of KomElshoqafa, the Pompay’s Pillar, the Roman theater, the fort of Qait Bay.
The tour itinerary in order:
(The First Day)
1 – 8 am pick-up from your hotel or stay
2 – Travel to Alexandria along the desert road from Cairo, About 3 hours drive
3 – Visit Alexandria new library and its archaeological museum,then have lunch
4 – Visit Elmontaza Royal palace & spend a beautiful night in the streets of Alexandria
5 – Return to your hotel at Alexandria
(The Second Day)
1 – Visit the Roman theater, The Catacombs of KomElshoqafa, the Pompay’s Pillar
2 – Have lunch at Fish Market restaurant
3 – Visit Qaitbey fort, old market, Mosque of Abu al-Abbas alMursi
4 – Transfer back to your hotel or stay in Cairo
Whether arriving from the East or West, Alexandria with its history, ancient buildings, beaches, atmosphere, and people fascinate all who come. With its Ancient Library and its Light House, Alexandria was the center of trade, learning and culture in the ancient world.
Founded by Alexander in 332 BC, Alexandria was Egypt’s capital for almost a thousand years. Now, It’s the second largest city and the second largest metropolitan area in Egypt after Greater Cairo by size and population, extending about 32 km (20 mi) along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
Visit The Catacombs of KomElshoqafa, Hewn 35 m Into solid rock, this is the largest known Roman burial site in Egypt. Its decoration is the result of the fusion of Greco-Roman and pharaonic religious elements so typical of Alexandrian art and culture. Then visit Pompay’s Pillar, The highest memorial pillar all over the world, about 30m. from red Aswan granite, was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian, 4th century AD. Then go to The Roman Theater, 2nd century AD, The theatre stood with 13 semi-circular tiers of white marble for up to 800 spectators, which were imported from Europe. Its columns are red granite imported from Aswan. To the east, a large villa dating to the reign of Hadrian (117-138 AD), named the “Villa of the Birds” because of the magnificent mosaic floor depicting various species of birds.
Discover the Bibliotheca Alexandria, A huge structure, thought to be built close to the site of the original library, 17 years in building 11 stories, at a cost of $355 million, The library boasts 8 million books, specialized libraries, The Internet archive, and several museums of different kinds, Manuscripts, Antiquities, Planetarium, and conference center. Then go to Qaitbey Fort, The Fort was built in the 1477 AD, by Sultan Qaitbey, on the site of the ancient lighthouse, known as Pharos, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient World. Then go to the Muntazah Palace Complex, Driving to El Muntazah gives you a great chance to see the most beautiful part of the city coast and beaches. The constructions was started in 1892, contains 2 palaces and private harbor overlooking the most beautiful part of the Mediterranean. The rest of the acres are nothing but beautiful gardens, Palm trees and gazelles cover the area.
Discover the Old Market, a maze of little streets, too narrow for cars to fit, that houses literally hundreds of little shops and boutiques. It’s called the Zinqat as-Sittat market (which literally translates to ‘the women’s squeeze’).
Finally go to Mosque of Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi, Built In 1775, on an older museum dates back to the 13th century. With its high minaret and 4 domes, is Alexandria’s largest and one of the most important Islamic monuments and pilgrim spot for many Sofi Muslims.
*Notice: We can help you in booking your hotel in discount rate after confirming your tour. The library is closed at Friday & Saturday so if you booked this tour at this days we will stop to see the library from outside.