at 06.00 AM After breakfast in the hotel, you will be picked up from your hotel by private air-conditioned van and you With your own private English speaking Egyptologist guide who will accompanying you to Alexandria - on arrival visit:
National Museum of Alexandria:
The building’s basement has the Pharaonic Section, then on to the Greco-Roman, followed by Egypt’s Christian and Islamic eras. famous statues welcoming you like Amenhotep III. the Greek God Zeus, King Ptolemy. You will witness antique visions of icons of Holy Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ, and artifacts from Islamic Era and the Middle Ages.
Library of Alexandria: (stop from outside)
The Library borders the Mediterranean Sea. You will see the impressive statue of Alexander the Great, whose dream of completing this library began in the 3rd century BCE and was later completed by Ptolemy II, it houses over two million books along with the art galleries, museum, Children’s Library and Planetarium, and the third largest Francophone library.
Citadel of Qaitbay: (stop from outside)
Was built in the 15th century as a buffer from attacks by the Ottomans, French, and later, the British. Entering the citadel from its main gate to citadel’s main tower, You can imagine Sultan Qaitbay giving speeches from the window to his parade of troops below, Inside, visit the Sultan’s Mosque, the reservoir, the watchtower, and the quarters of famous Mameluke Sultans, Outside to gaze at sea and watch locals making a living fishing from their sailboats.
Montaza Palace: (stop from outside)
A royal palace built in 1892 by Khedive Abbas II, the last Muhammad Ali Dynasty! When you visit this beautiful palace, The lush green of 150 acres of tropical trees, flowers, and palm trees will be a pleasure to witness. You will enjoy the surprises of royal luxury all around you.
Excavations done here in the hopes of discovering the tomb of Alexander the Great were not successful, but what was found were the marble steps of the Amphitheatre, along with beautiful mosaics, Roman baths, stores of ammunition, basins for extracting the salt, and statues had been repatriated from the sea. also king Seti’s II obelisk and Sphinx!
Pompey Pillar and Serapeum Temple:
This Pillar is one of the highest Corinthian columns in Egypt, built between 298-302 BCE, in tribute to Emperor Augustus. On top of the Serapeum Temple, it houses both ancient Egyptian and Greek religious and cultural iconography. the Pillar rises over ancient Alexandria and features a sacred lake, Roman baths, and subterranean galleries which will take us to the Holy of the Holies for the emperor’s family and the small library of Cleopatra.
Kom El Shokafa Catacombs:
An unique catacombs of rock-cut sandstone tomb with a spiral stairway that will take us downstairs to see how the ancient priests prepare mummies for burial. we will imagine them, chanting ancient Egyptian sacred scriptures, The mummy is placed on a boat to the catacombs’ main porch, waiting for the falcon-head god of Medusa. Graves of those not mummified are there, too, also the hall of goddess Nemeses offering the bones of the dead.
Return to your hotel at the end of day trip with many amazingly memories of Egypt.
After that travel back to your cruise ship in Alexandria.