Alexandria, a Taste of the Mediterranean

“A Tour from Cairo”

 

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.

 The New Library of Alexandria, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Roman Cata-combs, the Fortress

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

Continuing to visit the Roman Amphitheatre in Kom El- DekKa, 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.
See the site of the Alexandria Library, a modern architectural marvel. Concluding the tour, we 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
  • English-speaking Egyptologist guides
  • Entry-fees
  • Lunch at quality local restaurant (excluding beverages)
  • Bottled water
  • taxes and service charges

What’s NOT included?

  • Drinks at Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

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