Travel to Alexandria along the desert road. Visit The Catacombs of KomElshoqafa, Pompay’s Pillar, the Roman theater, Alexandria new library. Have lunch. Visit Elmontaza Royal palace. Stop for viewing the fort of Qait Bay the location of the Ancient lighthouse.
A Day tour in alexandria from cairo by New model a/c private van with excellent and skillful driver.
The tour itenrary in order:
1 – 7 am pick-up from your hotel or stay
2 – Travel to Alexandria along the desert road from Cairo , About 3 hours drive
3 – Visit The Catacombs of KomElshoqafa
4 – Visit the Pompay’s Pillar from outside
5 – Visit the Roman theater, Alexandria new library
6 – Lunch (late, better to take snacks with you)
7 – Drive along the coast line & visit Elmontaza Royal palace
8 – Stop for viewing Qaitbey fort from outside
9 – Transfer back to your hotel or stay
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.