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Alexandria Highlights Tour With Lunch

Amazing tour to Alexandria highlights with lunch. Enjoy a full-day tour to the highlights of the beautiful City of Alexandria, the Pearl of the Mediterranean. Discover with your professional tour guide the Roman Catacombs, Pompey’s Pillar, Qaitbay Citadel, Roman Amphitheatre, and the Library of Alexandria. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant.

Price Includes

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

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks and personal expenses

Price Per Person

  • 01 person:          160   USD
  • 02 people:          100    USD
  • 03-07 people:    85     USD
  • 08-16 people:     70     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 Highlights Tour With Lunch

You will meet your guide at your hotel reception in Alexandria to commence your Alexandria highlights tour with lunch. The first of Alexandria highlights is

The Catacombs at 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. 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-Shoqqafa 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:

Then your Alexandria highlights tour takes you to the Pompey’s Pillar. Alexandria Pompey’s Pillar 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.

The Citadel of Qaitbay:

Another great wonder of Alexandria highlights tour with lunch is the Citadel of Qaitbay. Qaitbay Citadel indeed is 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.
 
Citadel of Qaitbay 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.

 

Roman Amphitheatre:

Alexandria highlights tour with lunch proceeds to the Roman Amphitheatre. It is one of the most popular Alexandria highlights. The amphitheaters were widespread during the Roman time. This Amphitheatre is the only one that still exists in Egypt. Located at Kom El-Dekkah (Hill of Benches) named due to many piles of rubbles and sand found there. It was where important meetings like public assemblies and governmental summits took place. This theatre is consisted of 13 rows numbered in Roman digits. 
 

Library of Alexandria:

You will end your Alexandria highlights tour with lunch at the Library of Alexandria. Alexandria Great Library 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 such scrolls were housed at any given time, but estimates range from 40,000 to 400,000 at its height.
Transfer back to your hotel.
 
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