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Alexandria Day Tour

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Highlights:

Visit Pompey’s Pillar an Ancient Roman Monument

• Visit Kom Al-Shoqafa Roman Tombs; “Catacomb”

• Visit Qaitbay Citadel, one of the strongest defensiveness fortress from the past

• Explore the Library of Alexandria from inside

Itinerary:

Your Golden Pyramid Egyptology Tour Guide will meet you by your Cruise Ships exit door at Port Said; holding a sign with your name on it. You will be accompanied  in an air conditioned vehicle to the City of Alexandria, which is the second largest city in Egypt

You will start by visiting The Roman Theatre (a theatre with seats made of marble and can seat up to 800 spectators, a section of mosaic flooring, galleries, and a pleasure garden surrounded by Roman Villas & baths). You will visit Pompey’s Pillar, one of the most important ancient Roman monuments in Alexandria which was established in honor of the Emperor Diocletian. It measures 20.46 m in height with a diameter of 2.71 m and dates back to 4th century

Lunch is included in between visits to sites at a local Restaurant; this is a full meal for each person, beverages are not included

You will then visit the Catacomb of Kom El-Shoqafa (this has tombs on three levels & also contains the Tri-cilium where relatives used to sit on stone benches to feast the dead, also a centre with reliefs of bearded serpents.  Inside are 2nd century AD statues of Sobec & Anubis wearing Roman Armour)

Your next visit will be to the most famous library of antiquityAlexandria Library’ (this library was founded and maintained by a long succession of ptolemies in Egypt from the beginning of the 3rd century BC)

Qaitbay Citadel (sultan Qaytbay built this beautiful but simple fortress during the 14th century to defend Alexandria from the advances of the Ottoman empire), Qaitbay Citadel is strategically located on a thin arm of land that extends out into Alexandria’s harbour from the Corniche, what is most significant about this fortress is that Qaitbay built on this site  to take advantage of existing foundations remaining from the legendary Pharos Lighthouse, which had fallen into ruins by the 14th century due to damage caused by numerous earthquakes. & El Mursi Abu Elabas (a stunning mosque, with a high minaret and four domes, is considered Alexandria’s largest and most important Islamic monuments). El Mursi Abu Elabas was built in 1775 AD on the eastern harbour of Alexandria over a tomb of a Spanish Saint and scholar.   Architects from all over the world come to El Mursi Abu Elabas to gain creative inspiration from it and tourists flock here to take in the ambience and photo opportunities of such a beautiful piece of architectural design and workmanship

At the conclusion of your tour, you will be driven back to your Port Said to rejoin your Cruise Ship

Inclusions:

  • Pick up & return services from Port Said
  • All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Service of Professional Egyptology Tour Guide
  • Entrance fees to mentioned sites in Alexandria
  • Bottled water on board the vehicle during your Tour
  • Lunch at local Restaurant
  • All tax & service charges

Exclusions:

  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping Kitty

 Prices per person:

2-3 Persons 4-6 Persons 7-10 Persons
Prices $ 235 $ 155 $ 125

Itinerary:

Your Golden Pyramid Egyptology Tour Guide will meet you by your Cruise Ships exit door at Port Said; holding a sign with your name on it. You will be accompanied  in an air conditioned vehicle to the City of Alexandria, which is the second largest city in Egypt

You will start by visiting The Roman Theatre (a theatre with seats made of marble and can seat up to 800 spectators, a section of mosaic flooring, galleries, and a pleasure garden surrounded by Roman Villas & baths). You will visit Pompey’s Pillar, one of the most important ancient Roman monuments in Alexandria which was established in honor of the Emperor Diocletian. It measures 20.46 m in height with a diameter of 2.71 m and dates back to 4th century

Lunch is included in between visits to sites at a local Restaurant; this is a full meal for each person, beverages are not included

You will then visit the Catacomb of Kom El-Shoqafa (this has tombs on three levels & also contains the Tri-cilium where relatives used to sit on stone benches to feast the dead, also a centre with reliefs of bearded serpents.  Inside are 2nd century AD statues of Sobec & Anubis wearing Roman Armour)

Your next visit will be to the most famous library of antiquityAlexandria Library’ (this library was founded and maintained by a long succession of ptolemies in Egypt from the beginning of the 3rd century BC)

Qaitbay Citadel (sultan Qaytbay built this beautiful but simple fortress during the 14th century to defend Alexandria from the advances of the Ottoman empire), Qaitbay Citadel is strategically located on a thin arm of land that extends out into Alexandria’s harbour from the Corniche, what is most significant about this fortress is that Qaitbay built on this site  to take advantage of existing foundations remaining from the legendary Pharos Lighthouse, which had fallen into ruins by the 14th century due to damage caused by numerous earthquakes. & El Mursi Abu Elabas (a stunning mosque, with a high minaret and four domes, is considered Alexandria’s largest and most important Islamic monuments). El Mursi Abu Elabas was built in 1775 AD on the eastern harbour of Alexandria over a tomb of a Spanish Saint and scholar.   Architects from all over the world come to El Mursi Abu Elabas to gain creative inspiration from it and tourists flock here to take in the ambience and photo opportunities of such a beautiful piece of architectural design and workmanship

At the conclusion of your tour, you will be driven back to your Port Said to rejoin your Cruise Ship

 

Prices Per Person:

 2-3 Persons 4-6 Persons 7-10 Persons
 Prices  $ 235 $ 155 $ 125

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