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Cairo day tour from Alexandria We offer a day tour to Alexandria from Cairo by Private Vehicle, Discover the old Greco-Roman Capital of Egypt, Visit the new Library of Alexandria, the Roman Catacombs Kom El shoqafa, The Citadel of Sultan Qeitbay and Pompei pillar
Start your Private tour to Alexandria From Cairo, starts am 7:00 am with Pickup from your hotel by our Egyptologist, and transfer by Private A/C Vehicle to Alexandria, The distance is 220 k/m Northwest of Cairo. Arrive at Alexandria around 10 am and start your day Tour in Alexandria Visiting The Roman Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
The Catacombs Kom el Shoqafa
Archaeologists believe that the Catacomb of Kom el Shoqafa was started in the 2nd century A.D. and was used to intern the dead for the next 200 years. This was a period in the history of the city of Alexandria when there was a great mixture of different cultures. Of course, there was the ancient history of the great Egyptian kingdoms which went back thousands of years
Has nothing to do with Pompey. The story behind the name refers to the possible burial ground of the Roman general when he fled to Egypt and was assassinated after losing a major battle in Greece against Caesar. The red granite column was probably built to honour Emperor Diocletian. Today it stands 25 meters high and is the tallest ancient monument in Alexandria
The Citadel of Sultan Qeitbay
The Citadel was built in the 15th Century by the Mamlouk Sultan Qeitbay, To Guard the City against the threat of Crusaders, This wonderful Islamic Monument was built by the use of the ruins of the old Lighthouse that was constructed by Ptolemy 11 in 3rd Century B.c. The Lighthouse was damaged during an Earthquake that Occurred in Egypt in 1303 A.c during the reign of the Mamlouk King
Lunch in Alexandria in Egyptian Restaurant, Fish Market, After Lunch Proceed to Visit the new Library of Alexandria
the new Library of Alexandria
The Library of Alexandria was reborn in October 2002 to reclaim the mantle of its ancient namesake. It is not just an extraordinarily beautiful building; it is also a vast complex where the arts, history, philosophy, and science come together. Moreover, the myriad activities it offers have made it a place for open discussion, dialogue, and understanding.
Back to Cairo from Alexandria Arrival Cairo at 19:00
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