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visiting Citadel, Alexandria Library & National Museum, Catacombs, Pompey’s Pillar & Roman theatre and more. You are going to have a private tour so everything is specially tailored made for you, such as vehicle, guide etc.
Catacombs Of Kom El Shoqafa
Ancient Egypt Tours representative pick you up from your hotel in Alexandria , start one of our Alexandria hotel , Transferred to discover The catacombs of kom El shofaqa also known as the hill of treasure, regarded as a huge necropolis and royal cemetery that dates back to the second century AD. The necropolis has a unique mixture of Roman, Hellenistic and pharaonic art elements reflected in the paintings on the wall, and the style of the statues, funeral objects and tombs. The archaeological site was one of the seven wonders in the middle ages
Than Move to One of the remarkable structures that was built during the reign of (emperor Diocletian ) in Egypt is Pompey's pillar. The column is now standing in the heart of Alexandria on top of a temple ruin's which was built during the Ptolemaic kingdom in 297 AD. The pillar's base diameter is 2.71 Meter, and was carved out of red granite brought from Aswan city. The net weight of the pillar is 285 ton and reaches 26 meter high with the base. The prime sight was built to commemorate the victory of Emperor Diocletian over an Alexandrian revolt.
Roman theatre - Roman amphitheatre
Than Move To The Roman theatre we see today at Alexandria city is a typical form Roman theatres, consisting of audience section made of marble, granite columns, five compartments and based on thick limestone walls. The theatre used to host huge ceremonies and events with a capacity of 600 spectators. The audience section consisted of 13 rows made of white marble and the supported columns were made of granite exported from Aswan city south Egypt. The five compartments on the top of the audience section probably were used to host some royals or public figures during performances, and was covered by ceilings in the shape of domes supported by granite columns to protect the audience from the sun and rain. In the 6th century A.D, an earthquake hit Alexandria and destroyed most of these structures leaving only some ruins that still stands until today, reflecting the beautiful and magnificent architectural skills that Romans had.
Citadel Of Qaitbay - lighthouse of Alexandria
Citadel Of Qaitbay - lighthouse of Alexandria
Than Move to castle is square shaped with 150 meter area surrounded by the middle sea from each side, the first floor contains a mosque and defense hall that allow soldiers to pass easily and defense the walls during wars, the second floor contains chambers and halls while the third floor consist of a huge throne chamber where Qaitbay sultan used to watch the sailing ships towards Alexandria shores, also has an oven for making wheat bread for the soldiers living in the citadel
lighthouse of Alexandria
It is replaced by the citadel the lighthouse height is almost 150 meters ,it was dedicated for Poseidon the god of the sea as known to the Greeks and it was decorated by marble statues , the lighthouse was considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world ,mainly was designed to guide mariners and sailors ,but unfortunately was destroyed by the earth wake , in 1477 Qaitbay sultan built his military castle on the ruins of the old lighthouse and some said that the citadel was built from the lighthouse left ruined stones. Back to Hotel
overnight in Alexandria
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast at your hotel and check out, and then you will meet your tour guide to start your day tour
Than move to The Alexandria National Museum contains around 1,800 artifacts that narrate the story of Alexandria and Egypt. Most of these pieces came from other Egyptian museums. The museum mainly focuses on three collections spread over three floors:
Than Move to Bibliotheca Alexandria the Alexandria library which presented knowledge for over 600 years until it was burn in the third century, it has a religious purpose for once it was mainly designed as a temple held many rare manuscripts, the new library of Alexandria renovation was in 2002 coasted about 200 million $, designed by a Norwegian architect, this article will discuss the ancient bibliotheca and the new version of the library as they both share the same heritage and knowledge.
Than Move to The extensive Montaza Palace grounds first had the Salamlek Palace, built in 1892 by Khedive Abbas II, The larger Al-Haramlik Palace and Salamlek Palace
Stanley Bridge - unknown soldier
The Stanley Bridge or the Stanley Bridge, as it is known in Egypt, is a bridge built to improve the flow of traffic on the Alexandria Corniche.
The Monument to the Unknown Marine Soldier is located in the Mansheya area of Alexandria. It was built by the Italian community in Alexandria in 1933 AD to honor Khedive Ismail, and she made a statue for him in the middle of the top of the monument, then it was turned into the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in 1965 AD, and the statue of Khedive Ismail was removed from the monument. Back to Hotel
Finally you will be escorted by your guide back to Luxor airport
NB: Departure time should be in the afternoon
You can cancel up to One Week in advance of the experience for a full refund. For a full refund, you must cancel at least One Week before the experience’s start time. If you cancel less than One Week before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded. Any changes made less than One Week before the experience’s start time will not be accepted. Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time. This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.