Duration: 1 Day Trip
Type: Private or sharing trip – Upon Request
Pick up: Alexandria Port
Drop Off: Alexandria port or any other Egyptian port
From port your tour guide will meet you to take you in a tour in which you will discover Alexandria the second capital of the state and the town founded by Alexander the great 332 B.C, It consider the shining pearl of the Mediterranean, that immortalize Alexander name .
Your day will began by driving through the colorful streets of Alexandria , view the unique architecture , experience the charming nostalgia of yesteryear
As soon as you come from the port you can notice the Bronze statue of Mohmaed Ali, founder of modern Egypt , located at Mansheya square , after few minutes you can see the marble edifice dedicated to the Unknown soldier , with its guards .
You will visit the catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa , which is three level funerary complex dating from the second century A.D .
Enjoy a stop photo in front of Qait Bay fort, built on the original site of Pharaohs Lighthouse, which considered one of the seven wonders of ancient world.
Another stop photo in front of Abu Al Abbas Mosque, one of Alexandria Islamic landmarks .
Next visit will be at National Museum, housing underwater photographs and statues from ongoing operations to salvage artifacts from sunken palace of Cleopatra .
Continue to the Roman Amphitheater , located in Kom El Dekka , which has 12 marble terraces forming semicircle , considered the only one from its kind in Egypt .
Now enjoy a drive across Alexandria beachfront till you get to Montazah Palace gardens , considered the summer palace of king farouk , the last king of Egypt , which considered as a paradise for photographers .
On your way back to the ship a stop photo will be made in front of the impressive Library of Alexandria , known as Bibliotheca Alexandria, followed by a visit to the Papyrus institute , where you will see how ancient Egyptian used to make paper from the Papyrus Plant , then back to your ship .
– Pick up and drop off in front of the cruise exit door
– All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
– Private Egyptologist guide speaking your language
– Entrance fees for the all the included sites in itinerary
– Mineral water on board the vehicle during the tour-
– Egypt Visa
– Tipping Kitty
– Any extras not mentioned
Going inside catacomb of Kom El Shoqafa is through spiral staircase with approximately 100 wide steps , due to catacomb musty and humid conditions , visitors suffering from asthma or claustrophobia not recommended to go inside .
Enter to the national museum through 15 marble stairs.
Camera and video not allowed in the National museum and catacomb of Kom El Shoqafa .
Tour sequence may altered, but all mentioned sights will be covered .