Visit one of the oldest Mediterranean cities and admire it's antique
in 332 B. C. Alexander the Great had conquered the land, established the city of Alexandria, and started a dynasty of Greek rulers who brought their own culture to the metropolis. Finally, in 31 B. C. the Romans took control of the city and added their traditions.
This made Alexandria, which was then the capital of Egypt, into what some have called "The Paris of antiquity. " People combined the elements of these three great cultures together in surprising ways. Though much of this has now disappeared from modern Alexandria, deep in the Kom el Shoqafa catacombs, the intellectual blend of those times is still apparent.
Depart your central Cairo or Giza hotel to the coastal city of Alexandria. On the way, let me know if there's something you want to see more or less of: as this is a private tour, the itinerary can be tailored to suit you. As you travel, On arrival, visit the Roman burial catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa. Descend into the eerie tunnels to see their carvings and sculptures — all displaying ancient Pharaonic and Roman influences — and visit the Hall of Caracalla, where the bones of massacred Christian soldier were found.
Emerge into the daylight to view Pompey's Pillar, an 82-foot (25-meter) column dedicated to the Emperor Diocletian who freed the besieged city and brought food.
Then, stay on the Roman theme with a visit to the Roman amphitheater. Considered the best-preserved Roman site in Egypt, take your time to Explore the Library the biggest in the world
and Aexandria's modern landmark — Afterward, relax on your ride back to Cairo .
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: pick up from Hotel in Cairo
End location: Drop at hotel in Cairo
Duration: 9 hours