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Enjoy Alexandria overnight trip from Cairo. Alexandria, the Pearl of the Mediterranean and the second-largest city in Egypt was founded by Alexander the Great founded in 332 B.C. It was the capital of Egypt during the Greco-Roman Period. Alexandria was for a long time, the center of the Hellenistic civilization in the world.
Explore in your 2-day trip from Cairo to Alexandria, the magnificent Citadel of Qaitbay, and the impressive Roman Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa. Discover the Roman Amphitheatre, the Pompey’s Pillar, and the Library of Alexandria. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant.
335 USD per person in a twin/double room (2-16 people).
570 USD per single traveler (Traveling alone).
You will begin your Alexandria Overnight Trip From Cairo when our driver/representative picks you up to travel to Alexandria. Traveling to Alexandria takes about 2.5 hours. Once you arrive in Alexandria, you will meet your guide to commence your tour.
Explore the famous Roman Catacombs at Kom El Shoqafa. The catacombs are huge Egyptian tombs and royal cemeteries with Ptolemaic and Roman influences. The catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa are one the largest Roman burial sites not just in Alexandria but in Egypt. These catacombs started as a private tomb for a wealthy family, then became a public cemetery. The catacombs house more than 300 tombs.
Then proceed to Pompey’s Pillar. Many of the ancient historians did not tell us more details about the “Pompey’s Pillar” but about the buildings that stood nearby and have disappeared now. The hill on which the pillar is erected was covered with temples and houses a long time before the Roman era. It was the place of the Citadel of Rhakotis. A temple was dedicated to Osiris-Serapis was built on the mountain.
Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then transfer to your hotel for a free evening in Alexandria.
Breakfast at the hotel then visit the impressive Citadel of Qaitbay. The Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria is one of the most important fortifications in Egypt. It was constructed by Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay to defend Egypt against the Ottomans/Turks.
Then proceed to the legend Library of Alexandria. The Royal Library of Alexandria was once the largest library in the world. At first, it was part of a great research center or university, and one of its main jobs, originally, was the editing and copying of the texts. It was soon becoming a center for research and learning. Scholars who worked there came from all over the ancient world.
Continue to the stunning Roman Amphitheatre of Kom El-Dekka. This Roman Amphitheatre is the only one of its type that exists in Egypt. The Amphitheatre is located in Kom El-Dikka in the northern section of Alexandria. The amphitheatre is a Greek word that means double theatre. Kom in Arabic means hill, while Dikka means benches, so the two words together mean the “Hill of Benches”. Maybe due to the benches of the Amphitheatre.
Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then end your Alexandria overnight trip from Cairo by traveling back to Cairo.