Take a fascinating private tour to Alexandria from Port in the company of your own Egyptologist guide. The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern and is famous for its Roman remains. With your own private Egyptologist guide to lead the way, you’ll enjoy personalized attention on your private tour of Alexandria. As this is a private tour, you can determine the amount of time you’d like to spend at each of the sites you’ll visit. Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C., and was the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt. Your first stop in this historic city is the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, a Roman burial site whose family tomb reveals the merging of Egyptian and Roman art and architecture. Descend below ground to visit the tomb and Caracals Hall. Back above ground.
Continuing the Roman theme, the next site your guide will show you is the Roman amphitheater, possibly the best preserved Roman site in Egypt. The site also includes the remains of a Roman street and homes. After lunch (additional cost) you will have an outside view of the fort of Qaitbay built in 1477 on the same spot of the great lighthouse of Alexandria.Then,visit the famous Alexandria Library. In contrast to the ancient architecture found throughout Egypt, the Norwegian-designed building is a striking piece of modern design. A copy of every book published in the world is kept in the library, making it one of the great literary sites in the world. The library also houses several exhibitions relating to the history of Egypt and a display of rare antique books (additional cost). Finally, you will transferred back to your cruise in Alexandria Port.
Le Lyrial 29 April 2018 – Egypt Shore Excursions from Alexandria Port
Pick up services from Alexandria Port & return (by the cruise exit door)
Assistance of our personal during your tour (if special care needed)
All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicles
English-Speaking Egyptologist guide
Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
Bottled water on board during the tour
Lunch meal at local restaurant (if option select)
All Service charges & taxes