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Great Alexandria day trip from Cairo. Enjoy a private full-day guided tour to Alexandria from Cairo. Discover with your professional tour guide the highlights of the beautiful City of Alexandria. Explore the Roman Catacombs, the Citadel of Qaitbay, and the Pompey’s Pillar. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant.
Children from 0 – 5 years are free of charge
Children from 6 – 11 years get 50% off
Children from 12 years are considered adults
You will meet your guide at your hotel reception to start your Alexandria day trip from Cairo.
Alexandria is the Pearl of the Mediterranean and the second-largest city in Egypt which was founded by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. You start your tour with.
The first stop of your Alexandria day trip from Cairo is at the Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa. Go down a winding stairway to see how deep the ancient Greco-Romans tunneled into the bedrock. Initially built for a single wealthy family practicing a fusion of Ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman religion; the Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa entombed over 300 mummies.
See bearded serpents crowned with the crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt, the hovering solar disc above the archway and customary funerary deities joined with Greco-Roman motifs. The catacombs are a monumental testament to the enduring myths of Ancient Egypt despite centuries of Greek and Roman rule. Kom El-Shoqafa means literally “piles of shards”. It was discovered by pure chance in 1900 when a donkey-drawn cart fell into a pit.
The second stop of your Alexandria day trip from Cairo is at the Pompey’s Pillar. It is a Roman triumphal pillar. It is the largest of its type. Pompey’s Pillar is the only known free-standing pillar in Roman Egypt. The pillar’s shaft measures 20.5 meters high with a diameter of 2.7 meters at its base. It was built in 297 AC. It commemorates the victory of the Roman Emperor Diocletian over an Alexandrian revolt.