Embark on a magical night tour from Cairo to Alexandria. Explore the ancient wonders of the Pompeii Column and the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa. Indulge in a delicious seafood lunch with a great view of the Old Port. Visit the impressive Qaitbey Citadel, built on the ruins of the ancient Pharos Lighthouse. Discover the modern Library of Alexandria, a cultural gem. Enjoy a hot drink on the way back. Immerse yourself in history, architecture, and culinary cuisine on this amazing adventure in Alexandria.
Embark on an unforgettable journey to Alexandria from Cairo, where our dedicated tour guide will meet you at your desired location, as per the agreed pick-up time with our tour operator. Relax in the comfort of a private air-conditioned vehicle as we commence your overnight tour to Alexandria. The drive, including a brief leg-stretching stop, will take approximately 2.5 hours, during which your knowledgeable tour guide will provide captivating historical insights.
Upon arrival in Alexandria, we begin our exploration with a visit to the renowned Pompey’s Pillar. This architectural marvel stands at the heart of the remnants of the Alexandrian Serapeum, a grand temple constructed during the Greek era in Egypt. Built predominantly during the Ptolemaic kingdom, the temple was dedicated to the god Serapis, believed to be the guardian of Alexandria.
Next, we proceed to the magnificent Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, one of the largest Roman catacombs. Originally carved for Pharaonic purposes and later romanized, these catacombs were in use until the late 4th century A.D before being abandoned. Descend the cylindrical water well staircase, approximately six meters in diameter and ten meters deep, to explore the three floors of catacombs.
Following the exhilarating historical excursions, we head to the main corniche street overlooking the Mediterranean Sea for a delightful seafood lunch. Indulge in a mouthwatering meal at one of Alexandria’s finest seafood restaurants, accompanied by refreshing lemon mint juice. As you dine, savor the panoramic view of the old harbor. Afterward, we transfer you to your hotel for check-in and overnight stay.
If you desire an evening adventure, our private tour guide can accompany you for a stroll and an opportunity to sample Alexandria’s famous desserts.
Overnight in Alexandria
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before meeting your dedicated tour guide and personal driver for another captivating day in Alexandria. Today’s itinerary offers a unique experience distinct from the previous day. We embark on a visit to the Qaitbay Citadel, constructed on the remnants of the ancient Lighthouse Pharos—one of the world’s seven wonders.
Unfortunately, the lighthouse was destroyed by a devastating earthquake during the 6th century, leading to the loss of numerous buildings and monuments in the ancient city. While the exact shape of the old lighthouse remains a mystery, the Citadel of Qaitbay was built by Mamluk Sultan Qaitbay, utilizing the solid foundations of the lighthouse to establish a formidable coastal stronghold against the Ottoman Empire.
En route back to Cairo, we make a stop at the modern Library of Alexandria, opened to the public in 1996 with the assistance of UNESCO. While it may never reach the grandeur of the original Library, which was founded in the early 3rd century B.C. by Ptolemy I and expanded by his successor and son, Ptolemy II, the contemporary library remains a remarkable cultural institution.
Returning to the capital, we can take a break and enjoy a hot beverage at a centrally located rt mall. The approximately two-hour drive allows for relaxation and reflection on the memorable experiences of your Alexandria Overnight tour from Cairo. We sincerely hope you had an enjoyable time.
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch
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