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Alexandria City Discovery

Alexandria City Discovery

Highlights / General details
Visit one of the greatest cities in old and modern times, Alexandria.
Tour Alexandria's most significant and impressive spots.
Head underground to experience the eerily fascinating Roman Catacombs.
Be thoroughly impressed by the sheer magnitude of the Alexandria Library.
Check out the former site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world (bucket list item, checked!).
Marvel at the masterpiece relics of the underwater Roman ruins at the National Museum.

Inclusion
Local English Speaking Guide; Entrance Fees to Catacombs, Library, National Museum; Transportation.

Exclusion
Food and drink; Items of a personal nature; Tips and Gratuities for your guide.

Hours of operation
Available Saturday - Thursday at 7:00am.

Duration
Approximately 10 hours.

Location
Meeting point: King Hotel reception, 20 Abdel Rahim Sabry Street, Dokki, Cairo.
Finish point: King Hotel.

Itinerary
Are you ready for an awe-inspiring day? Then let's get to it!
Alexandria is one of the world's most impressive historical cities, and certainly a must-see in Egypt, so if you're thinking about doing this day tour from Cairo...what are you waiting for?!
It'll take us about a three hour drive from Cairo before our day tour of Alexandria will truly begin, and where better to kick it off than the Catacombs of Kom Ash-Suqqafa.
One of the world's largest Roman burial sites, the Catacombs are one of Alexandria's most popular attractions. Watch your head as you descend into a network of underground passages, tombs, and antechambers via a spiral staircase over a three-level labyrinth (seriously cool, isn't it?!).
Dozens of chambers with sculpted pillars and statues await your curiosity, as well as a large Roman-style banquet room, where relatives of the deceased traditionally hosted memorial meals.
Once you're thoroughly fascinated (or perhaps creeped out), head to the former site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Although the lighthouse is no longer standing, atop its ruins lie the Citadel of Qaitbay, a defensive fortress built in the 15th century. Designed as a defense along the Mediterranean coastline, the Citadel offers extensive views, fresh Mediterranean air, and a supreme sense of historical significance.
Our Alexandria day tour continues with a visit to the Alexandria Library. Nerd time! Inspired by the original great library of Alexandria, the modern library was built to hold over eight million books. Built between 1995 and 2002, it covers 11 cascading levels and although it has not yet reached its capacity, it's an impressive homage to the ancient splendor of Alexandria. Pick your jaws up off the ground and explore!
Our final stop on this Alexandria tour is the National Museum, home to Greek and Roman era masterpiece ruins discovered under the water on the shores of Alexandria. Super impressive old stuff right here!
As one of Egypt’s most historically significant cities, Alexandria really is a must-see for history and culture buffs. We have no doubt it will leave you enriched, impressed, and perhaps a little awe-struck.

Additional Information
Please dress modestly, yet considering the heat. Shoulders and knees should be covered, and light fabrics like cotton are advisable.

Participant restrictions
Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

Policies
This tour is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Cancellation: 2 days prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**