Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great in April 331 BC as (Alexándreia). Alexander's chief architect for the project was Dinocrates. Alexandria was intended to supersede Naucratis as a Hellenistic center in Egypt, and to be the link between Greece and the rich Nile Valley. An Egyptian city, Rhakotis, already existed on the shore, and later gave its name to Alexandria in the Egyptian language (Egyptian written 'That which is built up').
It continued to exist as the Egyptian quarter of the city. A few months after the foundation, Alexander left Egypt and never returned to his city. After Alexander's departure, his viceroy, Cleomenes, continued the expansion.
Following a struggle with the other successors of Alexander, his general Ptolemy succeeded in bringing Alexander's body to Alexandria.
A morning pick you up from your hotel in Cairo, then transfer to Alexandria. First visit Pompay's Pillar.
It was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletain at the end of the 4th centaury. Originally from the temple of the Serapis , it was once a magnificent structure rivaling the Soma and the Caesareum. Proceeding to Qaitbay Citadel which was built on the site of the ancient pharaohs ( lighthouse) of Alexandria then to Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Visit the Catacombs which are the largest Roman Cemetery consisting of three levels cut in the rock and finally enjoy Montazah Palace. Back to hotel in Cairo.
By employing one guide for every two travelers (compared to one guide for 10-12 people at other companies), Egypt Best Day Tours has been committed, from inception, to investing in the local people and economy. Today, Egypt Best Day Tours has taken this commitment to supporting education for disadvantaged children in the Egyptian community.
What's Included & Extra Info :
Academic Egyptologist speaking guide during tour.
Transportation by private air-conditioned deluxe vehicle during tour.
Mineral water and soft drinks on board vehicle.
For the formalities and the safety of our customers, we inform the Ministry of the Egyptian Tourism of our programs.
Tour Exclude :
Entrance Fees are Excluded
Pick up and drop off depend on the arrival and the departure time of the ship in alexandrea port.
Tour is available in English, Spanish, German, French and Italian languages.
ON deposit to book and the balance of payment on day tour.
Confirmation for this tour will be received after receiving a phone call.
Flexible cancellation policy and no charges for changes.
You will be met at the pier by our representative who will be holding a sign in your name and our company Egypt Best Day Tours.