Category: Egypt Shore Excursions – Alexandria shore excursions
Tour Highlights: – Kom El Shoqafa Catacomb, National Museum, Montaza Gardens, Roman Amphitheater
Duration: – 1 Day Trip
Type: – Sharing trip or Private trip – Upon Request
Pick up: – Alexandria Port
Drop Off: – Alexandria Port or other Egyptian Port ( upon request )
From Alexandria port , your guide will pick you to start your Alexandria Shore Excursions , which you’ll discover Alexandria , considered second capital of Egypt and Alexandria city founded long time ago by Alexander the great 332B.C, It considered the mermaid of the Mediterranean, that carry Alexander name.
Your day will began by driving through Alexandria colorful streets, with its unique architecture designs, and experience the fascinating nostalgia of past.
As soon as you come from Alexandria port, you can notice the huge bronze statue of Mohamed Aly , founder of modern Egypt, located at Mansheya square, also near to the statue , you can see construction made of marble known as the unknown soldier location with its guards for soldiers killed in the wars , no person know them after .
Next, you will visit Kom El Shoqafa catacomb, which is constructed in the second century AD , made off 3 levels funerary complex .
After, your guide will take you for photo stop in front of Qait Bay citadel, which was considered as guard for Alexandria from any attack from sea long time ago, erected on the original point of Pharaohs Lighthouse, which considered from the seven wonders of ancient world.
Proceeding to another stop photo for one of the Islamic landmarks of Alexandria, which is Abu Al Abbas mosque.
Next stop will be at National Museum, with its three floors, with collections from several era from old ages of pharaohs , till collections from royal family of modern Egypt .
Continue to old area named Kom El Dekka , near Alexandria main train station to visit the Roman Amphitheater , take photos with the 12 marble terraces constructed in semi-circle design , considered the only one from its kind in Egypt.
Now enjoy a drive across Alexandria beachfront till you get to the gardens of Montazah Palace, considered the summer palace of king farouk, the last king of Egypt, which considered as a paradise for people interested in photos.
On your way back to your cruise ship, another stop photo will be made in front of the unique structure, which is library of Alexandria known as Bibliotheca Alexandria.
Tour Includes: –
– Pick up and drop off in front of your cruise ship inside the port.
– Transfer with modern private air condition min van.
– Private Egyptology tour guide speaking your language.
– Entrance tickets for the all the included sightseeing in the program.
Tour Excludes: –
– Egypt Visa
– Tipping Kitty
– Any extras not mentioned
-Going inside Kom El Shoqafa catacomb is through staircase with spiral shape made off 100 steps , , due to humidity and musty conditions inside Catacomb of Kom El Shoqafa ,we recommend tourists suffering from asthma or claustrophobia not to go inside ( outside there is another rooms and garden ).
-Alexandria national museum entrance consists of about 15 marble stairs.
Tour sequence may altered, but all mentioned sights would be covered.