Enjoy an exploration of Alexandria from Cairo in one day only. Your tour will include the most visited highlights of the city from all the ages and eras. Within your tour you will enjoy a lunch and return back to Cairo.
Your tour start around 07:00 am (depends on the pick-up location) from Cairo, when you meet a professional English speaking representative who will escort you to your vehicle and introduce your Egyptologist to you. Then you will start your journey to Alexandria in your private air-conditioned vehicle with your private Egyptologist.
Once you arrive to Alexandria you will start with Pompey's Pillar, which is a Roman triumphal column in Alexandria, Egypt, and the largest of its type constructed outside the imperial capitals of Rome and Constantinople. Then you will continue to the catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa which are considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. After you visit the catacombs you will see the Quit Bay castle from outside and head to a local restaurant for lunch.
After you finish your lunch you will continue to the Alexandria National Museum. The museum includes works from the Hellenistic period, including pieces from Heraklion and Canopus. Objects include canopic jars, Mashrabiya, and pieces from the rule of Nectanebo II.
Your last stop will be in Montaza gardens; The extensive Montaza Palace gardens first had the Salamlek Palace, built in 1892 by Khedive Abbas II, the last Muhammad Ali Dynasty ruler to hold the Khedive title over the Khedivate of Egypt and Sudan. It was used as a hunting lodge and residence for his companion. The larger Al-Haramlik Palace and royal gardens were added to the Montaza Palace grounds, being built by King Fuad I in 1932, as a summer palace. It is in a mixture of Turkish and Florentine styles, with has two towers, one rising distinctively high above with elaborated Italian Renaissance design details. The palace has long open arcades facing the sea along each floor.
By the sunset your tour ends and you will head back to Cairo to dream of the lovely day you enjoyed the old city of Alexander the great.