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Cairo: Alexandria on the Med - 1 day

Go underground in Alexandria and explore ancient Roman catacombs; marvel at the scale of the triumphal column of Pompey’s Pillar; and visit the impressive defence fort of Qaitbay on this Egypt Day Tour.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Kom al-Shoqafa catacombs - vast network of staircases, passages and tombs are thought to form the largest Roman burial site in Egypt
Citadel of Qaitbay - exterior view of the massive 15th century defence fort
Montaza Palace - exterior view of the grand palace
Pompey’s Pillar - a monolithic red granite column standing 28 metres tall
Library of Alexandria - exterior view of the largest library of the ancient world

Included

Lunch at a seafood restaurant
Sightseeing and entrance fees as detailed within the itinerary
Return transfers in a private air conditioned vehicle from your hotel or designated point of departure within 15kms of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo
Escorted by English speaking tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology

Not Included

International flights and visa
Return transfers from your designated departure point outside 15kms of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$15 per person per day. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Alexandria

Departing early in the morning drive north towards the Mediterranean coast to the cosmopolitan city of Alexandria, which in its founding days was at the centre of the Ancient World, and at times rivalled the great cities of Athens and Rome. Although today Alexandria is a thriving metropolis you can still find evidence of its prestigious past, as hip cafes and restaurants sit side-by-side with ancient monuments, vibrant souks, and Roman catacombs.

Heading underground explore the ancient Kom al-Shoqafa catacombs. The vast network of staircases, passages and tombs are thought to form the largest Roman burial site in Egypt, and was only unearthed in the beginning of the 20th century when a donkey disappeared under the ground. The next stop is at Pompey’s Pillar, a monolithic red granite column standing 28 metres tall, before driving past the new Library of Alexandria, to the gates of the grand Montaza Palace. Later visit the exterior of the Citadel of Qaitbay, a massive 15th century defence fort built on the northern tip of Pharos Island, before beginning the drive back to Cairo.
Lunch

Prices & Dates

The 'per person' price is based on 2 persons or more undertaking the day tour together. If you are travelling solo and booking this tour on your own the 'Single supplement' needs to be added to the 'per person' price.

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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
07:00 in Cairo
Ends
17:00-19:00 in Cairo
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Not applicable
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Lunch: 1
Countries
Updated
12th April 2017