Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria from Cairo, Egypt

Product ID: 11732
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Discover the old sites and history of Alexandria from its ancient Egyptian roots through the Classical period to Roman times and beyond on an enlightening full-day tour from Cairo. See the new Library of Alexandria, the Roman Catacombs, and much more.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
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Live guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

Pick-up service

At 7:00 AM your guide will wait in your hotel lobby, holding a sign with the local provider's company name.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Relax with comfortable air-conditioned transfers.
  • Benefit from informative and professional Egyptologist guides.
  • Discover the main attractions of ancient Alexandria including the Roman Theatre and the Catacombs of Kom el Shaqafa
  • Stroll the ramparts of the 15th-century Qaitbay Citadel.
Full description
Explore the rich history of Alexandria; tracing time from its ancient Egyptian roots, through the Classical period, to Roman times and beyond on an informative full-day tour from Cairo. Enjoy meet-and-greet service pick-up, and drop off from your Cairo hotel, and the comfort of an air-conditioned bus.

Begin the journey with a visit to the Roman theater in Kom El-Deka; a marble theater that once seated 800 spectators with galleries, sections of mosaic flooring, and a pleasure garden, all surrounded by Roman baths and villas.

Continuing, explore the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa; the necropolis of 3 sub-levels dating from the 2nd century AD merges aspects of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman culture in its features. See the Roman triclinium – a banquet hall to honor the dead, as well as statues, reliefs, and a pillared lobby featuring depictions of Egyptian gods in Roman armor.

See the site of the Alexandria Library. Concluding the tour, walk the ramparts of the 15th century Qaitbay Citadel, built upon the ruins of the ancient Alexandria Lighthouse. End this day of discovery with a relaxed evening drive back to Cairo, and your hotel.
Includes
  • Transportation in air-conditioned deluxe van
  • 2 English-speaking Egyptologist guides
  • Bottled water
  • taxes and service charges
What’s Not Included
  • Extra admission to pyramids or mummy room at museum
  • Gratuities
  • Entry fees
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From US$ 80 US$ 64 per person