In the morning, you will be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Cairo. Accompanied by a guide, you will be taken to the city of Alexandria, about 3 hours drive from Cairo. Alexandria has the largest port and is the second city of Egypt. It is internationally known as the ‘Bride of the Mediterranean’.
Your first stop in Alexandria will the Pompey’s Pillar. It is a 28 meter high pillar and dates from the third century. The pillar was raised in honour of Emperor Diocletian, who saved the city of Alexandria from famine.
Continue to the Catacomb of Kom Al Shukafa which is the largest Roman cemetery and consists of three levels cut in the rock to a depth of 100 feet, dating back to the turn of the second century. It is a blend of Pharaonic and Roman art.
Stop for lunch at a local restaurant Fish Market.
After lunch, proceed to the New Alexandria library the New Bibliotheca Alexandrina is dedicated to recapture the spirit of openness and scholarship of the original Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
It is much more than a library it contains:
- A Library that can hold millions of books.
- An Internet Archive
Several specialized libraries:
- Arts and Multimedia,
- the visually impaired,
- Young people,
- Rare books and special collections
- Theses and Dissertations
Four Museums for
- Sadat and the History of Science
Then visit Monazah palace, The Montaza Complex is located at the Eastern edge of the city of Alexandria on the north coast of Egypt. The complex, which size ranges around 360 acre, overseas a gulf that was called Al Montaza Gulf then visit Quit bay citadel from outside then you will drive back to your hotel in Cairo.