Cairo Excursions


OD – Overday Alexandria visiting Catacombs, Pompey & Pillar, Qaitbay Fortress, Roman Amphitheatre, Montazah Park (compact day)

Day 1

Catacombs, Situated just to the west of Pompey's Pillar,

Price Includes

  • All tours and transfers by private modern A/C vehicle, multilingual Egyptologist,
    and entrance fees
  • Lunch (5 stars restaurants) upon request

Price Excludes

  • All Entrance fees
  • Entry Visa
  • Tipping

Day 1

Catacombs, Situated just to the west of Pompey's Pillar, the Catacombs of Kom El Shuqafa are the largest and most important burial site in Egypt. They date back to the Greco Roman period. Kom El Shuqafa, or the hill of treasures in the Arabic language, was unearthed by chance in the beginning of the 20th century Pompey's Pillar, the biggest memorial column in Egypt. It is a huge column of red granite, with a total height of about 28 meters and a base diameter of 2.7m. On the upper part at the western side is an inscription in Greek, which reads: "to the most just Emperor, tutelary of Alexandria Diocletian, the invincible, Postumus, the Prefect of Egypt (who erected this monument). The Citadel of Qaitbay is a 15th-century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean sea coast, in Alexandria, Egypt. It was established in 1477 AD by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa'it Bay. The Citadel is situated on the eastern side of the northern tip of Pharos Island at the mouth of the Eastern Harbour The Roman Amphitheatre is one of Alexandria's most popular monuments, While the amphitheaters were spread throught different countries like Greece, Italy, and Turkey during the reign of the Romans with many examples of these structures still present in many regions around Europe and the Middle East, the Roman Amphitheatre of Alexandria is the only one of its type in Egypt The Great Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt, was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. The Library was part of a larger research institution called the Mouse ion, which was dedicated to the Muses, the nine goddesses of the arts The 19th-century Montazah palace is off-limits, but the surrounding lush gardens are prime strolling territory. There’s an attractive sandy cove here with a semiprivate beach well suited for kids (although it’s not particularly clean), and an eccentric Victorian-style bridge running out to a small island of pylons. In all, it’s a pleasant escape from the city center

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