Day-Trip to Alexandria from Cairo by Private Car

Day-Trip to Alexandria from Cairo by Private Car

1 Day

Overview

This full-day private tour to Alexandria begins at the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. Beat the crowds with admission included. Journey to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina where you can examine the history of the region in this major cultural center, located next to the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. Finally, visit the popular Amphitheatre of Alexandria before traveling in comfort back to Cairo.

Itinerary

Cairo Pickup from your hotel in either Cairo or Giza by tour guide to start your tour 3 hours • Admission Ticket Free 2 Bibliotheca Alexandrina The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (English: Library of Alexandria; Egyptian Arabic: مكتبة الإسكندرية‎ Maktabat El-Iskandarīyah, Egyptian Arabic: [mækˈtæb(e)t eskendeˈɾejjæ]) is a major library and cultural center located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. 2 hours • Admission Ticket Free Fort Qaitbey (Pass By) Sultan Abu Al-Nasr Sayf ad-Din Al-Ashraf Qaitbay (Arabic: السلطان أبو النصر سيف الدين الأشرف قايتباي‎) (c. 1416/1418 – 7 August 1496) was the eighteenth Burji Mamluk Sultan of Egypt from 872-901 A.H. (1468-1496 C.E.). (Other transliterations of his name include Qaytbay and Kait Bey.) He was Circassian by birth, and was purchased by the ninth sultan Barsbay (1422 to 1438 C.E.) before being freed by the eleventh Sultan Jaqmaq (1438 to 1453 C.E.). During his reign, he stabilized the Mamluk state and economy, consolidated the northern boundaries of the Sultanate with the Ottoman Empire, engaged in trade with other contemporaneous polities, and emerged as a great patron of art and architecture. In fact, although Qaitbay fought sixteen military campaigns, he is best rememb Read more 3 Ancient Roman Amphitheater The Roman Amphitheatre is one of Alexandria's most popular monuments. This is Egypt's second most important city, after the capital, Cairo. While the amphitheaters were spread throught different countries like Greece, Italy, and Turkey during the reign of the Romans with many examples of these structures still present in many regions around Europe and the Middle East, the Roman Amphitheatre of Alexandria is the only one of its type in Egypt. 1 hour • Admission Ticket Free 4 Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa The catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa (meaning "Mound of Shards") is a historical archaeological site located in Alexandria, Egypt, and is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages.[1] 1 hour • Admission Ticket Free 5 Cairo Tour Finishes with drop off at Customer Hotel in Cairo or Giza 3 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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Day-Trip to Alexandria from Cairo by Private Car
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