Day 1 : Alexandria Day Tour
Pickup transfers from your hotel or cruise ship in Alexandria by English-speaking tour guide to visit Pompay’s Pillar , is a Roman triumphal column in Alexandria, was actually raised to honor of the Emperor Diocletian at the end of the 4th century . Drive to visit the necropolis of the Catacombs of Kom El-Shuqafa, is the most famous and the most visited place in Alexandria. The largest known Roman burial site in Egypt, the necropolis is located in the area of Kom El-Shuqafa near Pompey Column. The necropolis includes a group of Greco-Roman cut-rock tombs that date back to the 2nd century. Since the catacombs were built to house more than 300 dead notables, there are plenty of tombs to explore as well as a banqueting hall. Then proceed to explore the Qaitbay Citadel which was built in the 15th century, and is located in the far north of the entrance to the eastern harbor, at the same place where the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria lay. The founder of the Citadel of Qaitbay is Sultan Al-Ashraf Abou Anasr Saif El-Din Qaitbay El-Jerkasy Al-Zahiry (1468-1496 A.D) who was a Mamluke who had come to Egypt as a young man, less than 20 years old. At the citadel, the Maritime Museum was opened in commemoration of the ancient maritime heritage of Alexandria.Finally visit the Library of Alexandria , one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world and It formed part of the research institute at Alexandria in Egypt that is known as the Alexandrian museum .Then transfer back to Alexandria and proceed to our hotel and end of our service.
The itinerary order could change without affecting the visits