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From Cairo, you can have a 3-hour ride with intervals to visit Egypt’s second-largest city Alexandria, locally called the Bride of the Mediterranean, according to its strategic location on the Mediterranean Sea. You will see rock-cut Roman catacombs, the ruins of a Roman temple complex and its famous Pompei’s Pillar, and Qaitbay Citadel, built with the ancient Pharos remains lighthouse. Visit the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and enjoy fresh seafood and Ice Cream by the Mediterranean.
Explore Alexandria City and visit the Catacombs, Pompey’s Pillar, a relic from the temple of Serapis, Qaitbay Citadel, built on the ancient pharaohs’ site, and Alexandria Library, such an incredible that you cannot Miss.
Geoota Travel's professional and friendly tour guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby.
You will then Have a 3-hour drive through the decent desert road that is very well cared about; after about 1.5 hours, you will get an interval to stretch your legs, get a drink, or freshen up. Then continue the drive for another 1.5 hours to enjoy a fantastic day trip to Alexandria.
Today we will experience the stunning Mediterranean Sea coast (Alexandria) and visit the most significant Roman cemetery. The Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa historical tombs combining Egyptian & Greek Architecture style consist of three levels cut in the rock, followed by a visit to the 3rd Century Pompeii's Pillar. This 25-meter red Aswan granite roman triumphal column is the last of the Seraphim Temple's remaining relics. Constructed in honor of Emperor Diocletian, it was once a magnificent structure rivaling the Soma and the Caesareum.
Next, this wonderful day was followed by a Qaitbay citadel, a 15th-century defensive fort situated on Alexandria's eastern harbor entrance, established in 1477 AD by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa'it Bay.
Continue our tour by an Outside view of Abu El Abbas Mosque, with Lunch at the fish restaurant.
Finally, you will visit Alexandria Bibliotheca before returning to your hotel in Cairo.
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