Alexandria, the mermaid of the Mediterranean
Alexandria, better known as the mermaid of the Mediterranean, is the second largest city in Egypt after Cairo. In fact it is considered to be the second Capital of Egypt. Alexandria was built during the rule of the Greek emperor Alexander the Great who seek to immortalize his name through this city. The Greek architect Dinocrates built Alexandria on the site of the old village Rhakotis 331 BC. Later Alexandria flourished to be a prominent cultural, political and economic metropolis. It was the renowned capital of the Ptolemies with monuments many of which remain to be a witness to a great civilization. . .
The driver and I will pick you from your hotel in Cairo and drive you for 2. 30 hours to Alexandria to start our tour by visiting the the Graeco-Roman Catacombs of Kom Shoqafa (1st Century A. D. ) and then Pompey's pillar that dated back to the 3rd Century A. D. and the surrounding monuments.
Then it is time to go to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Tuesday is the day off) and we should book a guided tour before the visit.
After that you can't miss having lunch in a sea food restaurant as sea food is one of the remarkable things in Alexandria (optional).
Then it is time to visit qaitbey fort and smell the outstanding sea breath.
Lastly back safely to your hotel or to the port.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 10 hours
Weather and traffic might affect the duration.
Air-conditioned touristic mini bus (hiace).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
600 Egyptian Pounds - Entrance fees, lunch and personal expenses.
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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Ereen is an unbelivable guide very passionate about ancient Egypt. She can give you an historical dimension to your visits and make you understand better both the moder and the ancient Egypt.