1. Egypt
  2. Cairo Region
  3. Cairo
  4. Library of Alexandria

From Cairo: Overnight Trip to Alexandria

Product ID: 171787
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Discover Alexandria city in two days and one night trip from Cairo.
About this activity
Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, French
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Experience

Highlights
  • See the catacombs of Kom El Shokafa
  • Stop for a photo at Pompay's Pillar
  • Walk through the Library of Alexandria Manuscripts museum
  • Discover the Castle of Kaitbey
  • Visit the Montaza Gardens and the Palaces
Full description
On day one, you will be picked up from your hotel and begin the journey to Alexandria. Once there, visit the insides of the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa which are the largest Roman Cemetery consisting of three levels cut in the rock. 

Then, drive to visit the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria with the display of the sunken monuments of Alexandria which were discovered under the East harbor of Alexandria. You will also drive by Pompay’s Pillar and stop for a photo stop. 

After that, visit the Citadel of Quaitbay from inside and take outstanding photos inside and outside of it before heading to the library of Alexandria. Visit it’s open court where you can see the statue of Alexander the Great and the statue of Ptolemy the first. There, visit the library's reading halls, president Saddat Museum, and the impressions of Alexandria Museum.

The car will then take you to visit the church of St. Mark, the oldest church in Africa, and El Nabi Daniel Mosque before taking you back to your hotel to stay overnight in Alexandria. 

On day two, be picked up from your hotel by your tour guide after breakfast. Then, travel to the biggest mosque in the city, the Abbo Elabbas Mosque before continuing to see the outside of Quaitbay castle which was built on the same site as the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the seven wonders of the world. 

Next, head to the gardens of Montaza where you can visit the royal gardens of King Farouk and see the royal palaces of Haramlek and Salamlek as well as walk along the famous Montaza bridge.

On your way back, stop over the famous bridge of Stanley, the landmark of modern Alexandria before returning to Cairo with an A/C car.
Includes
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Alexandria on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned sites
  • All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Expert tour guide
  • All service charges & taxes

When you get there

Meeting point

Your guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel (centraly located, within walking distance from nearest metro station).

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Know before you go
• It is necessary to wear flat, closed and very comfortable shoes whilst taking this tour