Take a fascinating private Day tour to Alexandria Attractions from Cairo. With an expert private guide Egyptologist, see the main breathtaking sites of the second largest city of Egypt: the catacombs, Pompay's pillar, the roman amphitheater, and the great library of Alexandria.
Starting From $69 | Trip duration : Approx. 12 hours Trip type : Private Guided Tour | Trip runs : Everyday
Your private tour guide from Egypt Fun tours will pick you up early in the morning from your hotel at Cairo after breakfast. Start your trip to Alexandria via Cairo-alexandria desert road (Aprox. 3 hours). Your first stop in this historic city is the catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa, a Roman burial site whose family tomb reveals the merging of Egyptian and Roman art and architecture. Descend below ground to visit the tomb and Caracalla Hall. Back above ground, continue to Pompey's Pillar, an 82-foot (25-meter) granite column built to honor Emperor Diocletian, who freed the besieged city and brought food to its starving people. Continuing the Roman theme, the next site is the Roman amphitheater, possibly the best preserved Roman site in Egypt. The site also includes the remains of a Roman street and homes.
After lunch you will visit the famous Alexandria Library. In contrast to the ancient architecture found throughout Egypt, the Norwegian-designed building is a striking piece of modern design. A copy of every book published in the world is kept in the library, making it one of the great literary sites in the world. The library also houses several exhibitions relating to the ancient and modern history of Egypt and a display of rare antique books (additional cost).