Alexandria Day Trip From Cairo By Road

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10 -12 Hours
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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.

Price Includes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entrance fees of all sites of the tour
  • Licensed Egyptologist tour guide
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Police permits
  • All service charges and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Price Per Person

  • 01 person:          215  USD
  • 02 people:          120   USD
  • 03-07 people:    100    USD
  • 08-16 people:      85   USD
Children Policy

Children from 0 – 5 years are free of charge

Children from 6 – 11 years get 50% off

Children from 12 years are considered adults

Itinerary

Alexandria Day Trip From Cairo By Road

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.

Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa:

The first stop of your Alexandria day trip from Cairo is at the Catacombs of Kom El-ShoqafaGo 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.

Pompey’s Pillar:

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.

Citadel of Qaitbay:
Then your Alexandria day trip from Cairo takes you to the Citadel of QaitbayQaitbay Citadel is indeed one of the most important defensive strongholds, not only in Egypt but also along the Mediterranean Sea coast. Moreover, it formulated an important part of the fortification system of Alexandria.
 
Qaitbay Citadel is situated at the entrance of the Eastern Harbor on the eastern point of Pharos Island. It was erected on the exact site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria. Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay fortified the place as part of his coastal defensive edifices against the Turks, who were threatening Egypt in 1480 AC.
 
Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then end your Alexandria day trip from Cairo by traveling back to Cairo. 
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