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Landmarks of Alexandria

6.5 Hours
Group Activity
Moderate
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $104 Per Person (Based on 2)

Landmarks of Alexandria

6.5 Hours
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From (USD) $104 Per Person (Based on 2)

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      Landmarks of Alexandria

      Alexandria, Egypt
      From (USD) $104 Per Person (Based on 2)
      Highlights
      • Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa: Descend a spiral staircase in this multi-level funerary complex that brings to life Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures.
      • Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Get inspired by the architectural and intellectual beauty and size of this trilingual library that also includes a priceless scrolls museum.
      • The Montazah Gardens: Vacation like royalty as you stroll the picturesque gardens and beaches of the summer palace of Egypt's famous ruler, King Farouk.
      • Fort Qaitbey: Have your camera ready for the beautiful Eastern Harbor and see where the Lighthouse of Alexandria – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – once stood.
      About This Alexandria Tour

      Old and new co-exist in perfect harmony in the great metropolis of Alexandria. Marvel at the ancient architecture of Mansheya Square. Note the bronze statue of Muhammad Ali, the founder of modern Egypt, proudly perched atop his horse; the touching Alexandria Naval Unknown Soldier Memorial; and the intricately detailed Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque honoring the beloved Spanish scholar and saint. Don't miss its tall minarets and four domes.

      Continue back in time as you step into the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa with its multicultural roots. Old Egyptian kingdoms had already been established for thousands of years when Alexander the Great conquered the land in 332 B.C. and brought Greek rulers to the capital that still bears his name. In 31 B.C., the Romans took control, bringing their own cultures and customs. All three of these influences can be seen in the design and architecture of the catacombs. It is this mix of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art and culture – not found in any other catacomb in the ancient world – that makes them a must-see on any trip to Alexandria.

      Then, just as quickly as you escaped to the past, you'll fast forward to the future as you marvel at the ultramodern Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Your guide will takes you through the history, philosophy, art, and science that come together in this library with its 11 cascading levels and glass-paneled roof that points out to the Mediterranean Sea like a sundial.

      Something old. Something new. At Alexandria, the best of both worlds is waiting for you.

      You bet your ass that's an ancient tomb

      Research shows that donkeys are in fact smart animals. It turns out they're also clumsy. On September, 28, 1900, a donkey hauling a cart of stones lost its footing and fell through a hole in the ground. Thankfully, it wasn't a rabbit hole he fell through. It was the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa – one of the most astounding discoveries in ancient history. Guess donkeys aren't just clumsy, they're a little lucky as well.

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      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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