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private guided Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo or Giza hotel

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    Stop At: Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Mohmad said Al halawane Mohmad said Al halawane, Alexandria 21599 Egypt

    pick up from cairo or giza hotels at 7 or 8 am , You will be escorted in an air conditioned vehicle with our tour guide towards Alexandria (about 3 hrs. driving) where you will discover the beauty and the Greco Roman civilization within a day-tour starting with visiting the catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa which are considered one of the wonders of the Middle Ages. It's the largest known Roman burial site in Egypt, with three tiers of tombs that could accommodate up to 300 corpses. The cemetery originally was dug to be a private cemetery for one family, then it was converted to be a public cemetery the architecture of the tombs mirrors Greco-Roman styles. This can be seen in the wall decoration, which shows a unique combination of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman artistic traditions. People are buried here in sarcophagi, in shelves, and in urns of ashes after cremation.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Alexandria Library, Alexandria Egypt

    Then, you will go to get a photo stop at (Qaitbey’s Citadel) which is considered one of the most important defensive strongholds, not only in Egypt, but also along the Mediterranean Sea coast. It formulated an important part of the fortification system of Alexandria in the 15th century A.D.; The Citadel is situated at the entrance of the eastern harbor on the eastern point of the Pharos Island. It was erected on the exact site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

    We will end our amazing tour by visiting the Modern Alexandria Library (visit its open court + free museums), the Old library was very famous all over the world for its huge books capacity of different sciences and literature. It was damaged several times during the Greco Roman period until it vanished. The beginning of reconstruct the library started at the late 80s of the last century. The design of the modern library of Alexandria consisted of four underground stores and six upper stores. The special shape of the modern library of Alexandria is considered a special architectural germ. The library the history of the library and the city of Alexandria and the Egyptian history as a whole, The cultures of the Arab world, Africa, and the Mediterranean countries , and The culture, ideas, and civilization of the whole world Location. Then you will be picked up back to Cairo

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    Traveler pickup is offered
    all cairo and giza hotels
    Duration
    12h
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    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Bottled water
    • Qualified Egyptologist guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • entry fees
    • Entry/Admission - Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
    • Entry/Admission - Alexandria Library
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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    Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

    Fun trip, quick and organized. Other than some aggressive Egyptian driving it was a great experience, Alexandria is a beautiful city.

    Thank robertap580
    excusion h, Owner at Excursion Cairo Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2019

    thank you so much for your feedback , we are happy to guide in Egypt, your second home , waiting got you for longer trip

    Reviewed 5 November 2018

    The tour was well organized and we visited all the most interesting historic places in Alexandria. It is a very good way to have an overall picture of this emblematic city. Our guide, Abla, was very kind and a really nice person. She gave us...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank Analia B
    excusion h, Owner at Excursion Cairo Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2019

    thank you so much for your feedback , we are happy to guide in Egypt, your second home , waiting got you for longer trip

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