Cairo to Alexandria from Cairo is an amazing day to the Pearl of the Mediterranean. First, Alexander the great Put the plan for Alexandria city but he never saw it. Alexandria is the second-largest Egyptian city after Cairo, and it was the capital of Egypt for about 600 years. Alexandria is Egypt’s largest seaport and the center of much of its maritime activity. A lot of Alexandria’s classical past has disappeared beneath the modern streets or under the sea. There is a lot to see in Alexandria like Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Qaitbay Citadel, and Royal Jewellery Museum. besides Cleopatra’s Palace, Alexandria National Museum, Stanly bridge, Montazah Palace Gardens, The Catacomb of Kom El Shoqafa, and Pompey’s pillar.
Cairo to Alexandria day trips includes the Catacomb of Kom El Shuqafa, the largest Roman Cemetery. The walls of the tomb show Roman, Hellenistic, and Pharaonic styles in the wall decorations. At the same time, the Catacomb was big enough to accommodate up to 300 bodies. the rotunda, the triclinium, Hall of Caracalla are among the most beautiful parts of the tomb.
Pompey Pillar is one of your tout stops and it is the largest memorial column in Egypt. Pompey Pillar is an impressive pillar made out of granite. Also, we will visit the Qaitbay citadel and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
Enjoy your delicious breakfast t your hotel then Cairo to Alexandria day tour starts early morning from Cairo. Your Guide will pick you up with an air-conditioned vehicle to start an amazing day to the Bride of the Mediterranean, The City That Never Sleeps, the Pearl of the Mediterranean, or Lady Alexandria and you will visit some of its most famous sightseeing.
On the way to Alexandria Egypt, your guide will explain ancient Egyptian history and he will introduce you to Greco-Roman history till you will reach your first stop. The Catacombs of Kom El Shuqafa or the largest Roman Cemetery which is consisting of three levels cut in the rock under the ground level. Catacombs date back to the Greco-Roman era and it was cut in the rock to a depth of 35 meters.
Then you visit Pompey’s Pillar, the red granite column which is 28 meters high and from an inscription in Greek written on the column we know it was not for Pompey as the Crusaders believe but was erected like a Memorial column for Diocletian, the Roman emperor.
Then you will head to the western edge of Alexandria to visit from the Citadel of Qaitbay which dates back to 1480 AD. Sultan El Ashraf Qaitbay built a series of castles fortresses along the Egyptian seashore in order to fortify the Egyptian coast line against the Ottomans. So, he built the citadel on the site of the lighthouse of Alexandria using some of its stones.
Lunch at a fish restaurant where you can enjoy a fresh fish meal with sea food and salads
After lunch in a local restaurant then you will go to your last visit, Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Finally, we will drive you back to your hotel in Cairo.
Alexandria Library tickets are limited to 200 Tickets only per day but we will arrange that in advance.
Most OF the travel agencies make the citadel from outside but the entrance fee is included in our program