Day Tour of Alexandria City from the Port-Alexandria Shore Excursion
An ancient city founded by Alexander the great about two thousand years ago. One of the largest city of its time, Alexandria was the center of knowledge. The rapid growth attracted most famous scholars, scientists, and philosophers. Ruins of the great Roman emperor can be found in Alexandria. Explore Alexandria from the port with our full-day guided excursion.
Explore the second most popular city in Egypt with our Full Day Alexandria. Visit the Roman Theatre-one of the most popular monument in Alexandria. Visit the Catacomb of Kom El-Shoqafa – one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. Visit ‘Qaitbay Citadel’ the fort that defended the advances of the Ottoman Empire. Visit the reconstructed Bibliotheca Alexandrina- A legendary ancient library.
Day Tour of Alexandria City from the Port- Alexandria Shore Excursion
Meet our guide and the driver just outside by the cruise exit door and they will be accompanying you on a full-day trip to Alexandria. Your Full day trip to Alexandria will start with a visit to the Pompay's Pillar. The biggest memorial column in Egypt with a total height of about 28 meters. This monument was erected in gratitude for what the Roman Emperor Diocletian did during a hard time.
You will be guided to Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa- A huge necropolis and royal cemetery date back to the second century AD. This archaeological site was one of the seven wonders of the middle ages. A series of Alexandrian tombs reach deep under the ground. The main features of this three-level cemetery are the two tombs of emperor Tigrane and Wardian. Before proceeding towards Qaitbay, you will be given lunch at a local restaurant.
Visit the 14th-century defensive fortress ‘Qaitbay Citadel’ built by Sultan Qaitbey to defend Alexandria from Ottoman Attack. This impressive fort was built at the same site as Alexandria’s lighthouse one of the wonders of the ancient world. You will be then guided to Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the revived Library of the legendary library of Greek time that housed more than 500,000 books. The truly global design, this is a major library and cultural center in Alexandria.
Before we head back to the port, you will be given a stop at the Roman Theatre Amphitheater- the large, circular, or oval open-air stage built by the ancient Romans. The only Amphitheater in Egypt that dates back to the second century AD. With a visit to the Roman Theatre, your Alexandria tour will come to an end and Our guide will transfer you back to the Port.