Tour To Alexandria Highlights With Lunch From Port Alexandria

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Amazing tour to Alexandria highlights from Port Alexandria. Enjoy an Alexandria shore excursion while your cruise ship is moored in Port Alexandria. Discover the magnificent highlights of the beautiful City of Alexandria. Explore the Roman CatacombsPompey’s PillarCitadel of QaitbayRoman Amphitheatre, and the Library of Alexandria.

Price Includes

  • Port Alexandria pick up and drop off
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Licensed Egyptologist tour guide
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Police permits
  • All service charges and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance

Price Per Person

  • 01 person:          250   USD
  • 02 people:          150    USD
  • 03-07 people:     120    USD
  • 08-16 people:     90     USD
Itinerary

Tour To Alexandria Highlights With Lunch From Port Alexandria

Begin your tour to Alexandria highlights from Port Alexandria by meeting your guide at Alexandria Port. 

Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa:

The first stop of your tour to Alexandria highlights from Port Alexandria 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 tour to Alexandria highlights from Port Alexandria is at the Pompey’s PillarIt 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 tour to Alexandria highlights from Port Alexandria 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.
 
Roman Amphitheatre: 
Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant. Then your tour to Alexandria highlights from Port Alexandria takes you to the Roman Amphitheatre. The Roman Amphitheatre is one of the most popular monuments in the City of Alexandria. The Amphitheaters were quite widespread during the Roman time. This Amphitheatre is the only one that still exists in Egypt. It is located at Kom El-Dekkah (Hill of Benches) named due to many piles of rubble and sand found. It was where important meetings like public assemblies and governmental summits took place. It consisted of 13 rows numbered in Roman digits.
 
Library of Alexandria:
Your tour to Alexandria highlights from Port Alexandria continues to the legendary Library of Alexandria. The Great Library of Alexandria was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. The library was part of a larger research institution called the Mouseion, which was dedicated to the Muses, the nine goddesses of the Arts.
It is unknown precisely how many scrolls were housed at any given time, but estimates range from 40,000 to 400,000 at its height.
End your tour to Alexandria highlights from Port Alexandria with a transfer back to your cruise ship at Alexandria Port.
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