Your Private Alexandria shore excursion departs from the Port of Alexandria then drive along the Mediterranean coast to the Montaza Gardens, 115 acres of gardens that surround the Montaza Palace, built in 1932 by King Fouad and inherited by his son King Farouk, last of the Egyptian kings.Proceeding to see the Catacombs of Kom El Shuquafa, one of the wonders of Egypt. Discovered by a donkey in 1900, the catacombs represent the largest Roman cemetery in Egypt, and include the remains of more than 300 individual tombs. Constructed in the 2nd century A.D., probably for one family, they were later expanded to three levels cut 90 feet deep into existing rock. Next stop on your excursion is a visit to Pompey's Pillar, an 88-foot red Aswan granite column . Perhaps Alexandria’s best-known ancient monument, Pompey's Pillar was constructed in honor of Emperor Diocletain in 293 A.D. Continue to the site of Quitbay fortress , which sits on the site of the Ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria where you can take great photos. The next stop on your private cruise excursion will be a photo opportunity at the beautiful Abu El Abbass Mosque, considered to be the biggest mosque in Alexandria and a genuine example of Islamic architecture. The current building dates from 1775, although sections within date back as far as 1286 A. D. . Lunch is included during the tour and will be served at local SEA-FOOD restaurant.
You excursion will include a visit to the new library, and a walking tour of the grounds, which feature a museum, galleries and planetarium. Your guide will explain the architecture, background, development and UNESCO’s part in the creation. Finally you will be escorted by your guide back to the cruise in Alexandria Port
Shore excursion duration: 6 hours
Departs from: Alexandria
Return to: either Alexandria or Port Said according to your cruise port
Food provided: Lunch
Meet and greet service at Alexandria port
All transfers by an air-conditioned vehicle
Assistance of Alex City Travel tour guide
Mineral water aboard the vehicle
Free services of ordering cartouches
All taxes & service charge
Tipping and gratuities
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