Discover the legendary city of Alexandria on a full day trip from Cairo.Alexandria is a Mediterranean port city and the second largest city in Egypt, founding by Alexander the Great around 331 B.C. Alexandria was home to both the legendary Great Library of Alexandria and the Pharos, a lighthouse ranking among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Explore the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Pompey’s Pillar, the well-preserved Roman amphitheater, Fort Qaitbey, and Bibliotheca Alexandrina (extra entry fee) Enjoy a passing view of the Stanley Bridge. Visit to St. Mark Church and chance to visit Abbo Elabbas Mosque. then enjoy lunch before returning to Cairo.
Nile Holiday tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo. And accompany you to visit Alexandria, the second largest city in Egypt, founded by Alexander the great in 332 B.C.
On arrival, start to visit the catacombs of Kom El-Shuqqafa. It is a necropolis of 3 sub-levels dating from the 2nd century AD. The catacombs merges aspects of the Egyptian, Greek, and Roman culture in its features. You will also proceed to visit the Pompey’s pillar, one of the largest monolithic columns ever erected, it is a single piece of Aswan red granite.
And then, move to visit the Roman amphitheater, a well preserved marble theater that once seated 800 spectators. Once, it was surrounded by the Roman baths, villas with galleries, sections of mosaic flooring, and a pleasure garden.
And then, continue to visit Alexandria library, the new library building was designed by the Norwegian house. It is a striking piece of modern design that stands in contrast to the ancient architecture found throughout Egypt. Moreover, you will have free time to enter the library though local guide will show you the library inside.
Finally, you will explore the 15th century defensive fortress of Qaitbay. It is located on the Mediterranean sea coast, and built on the site of the ancient Pharos lighthouse. Then, transfer back to your hotel in Cairo