Private Shore Excursion
Your private Alexandria shore excursion departs from the Port of Alexandria, then drives along the Mediterranean coast to 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. Discovered in 1900, the catacomb is the largest Roman cemetery in Egypt, dating back to 2nd century A. D.
Next stop Pompey's Pillar, constructed in honor of Emperor Diocletain in 293 A. D. Then we visit Quitbay fortress, which was constructed over the ruins of the Ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria. In the end we will visit the library of Alexandria.
I am actually an Alexandrian citizen. I will show you all the details of my city, the history, the people, how fishermen are living here and I will choose for you the best spots for pictures. Come discover with me the secrets of Alexandria!. Am ready for changing your dreams to be real!
Our Alexandria tour includes (open to suggestions):
1) The Catacombs of Kom-Alshukafa (half-hour)
The catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa (meaning "Mound of Shards") are considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. The necropolis consists of a series of Alexandrian tombs, statues and archaeological objects of the Pharaonic funeral cult with Hellenistic and early Imperial Roman influences.
2) Pompey's Pillar (half-hour)
Pompey's Pillar is a Roman triumphal column in Alexandria, Egypt, and the largest of its type constructed outside the imperial capitals of Rome.
3) The Roman Theater (half-hour)
This is the most complete Roman ruin in Egypt.
4) The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (one hour)
5) Quitbay fortress (half-hour)
6) Coastal City Tour
7) Montazah palace and gardens (half-hour)
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 6 hours
If you need extra time I can do it for free
We will use an air-conditioned vehicle to travel between sites. There is a fair bit of walking.
If you are more than 3 persons we will use A/C modern Van
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
500 Egyptian Pound - or 40 $ - For your tickets and any extras.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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Youssef was amenable to wholesale changes to our scheduled itinerary when my wife decided not to join in. I had a lingering interest to see the El Alamein battlefield. So off we went for a day down the coast. I was blown away by all the development along the way.