In the morning, you will be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Cairo. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, you will be taken to the city of Alexandria, about 3 hours drive from Cairo. Alexandria has the largest port and is the second city of Egypt. It is internationally known as the ‘Bride of the Mediterranean’. Your first stop in Alexandria will the Pompey’s Pillar. It is a 28 metre high pillar and dates from the third century. The pillar was raised in honour of Emperor Diocletian, who saved the city of Alexandria from famine.
Continue to the Catacomb of Kom Al Shukafa which is the largest Roman cemetery and consists of three levels cut in the rock to a depth of 100 feet, dating back to the turn of the second century. It is a blend of Pharaonic and Roman art.
Stop for lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, proceed to the National Museum of Alexandria. It houses a range of artefacts represented in statues, marble pillars and a collection of coins dating from the Greco Roman era, in addition to a collection of Christian artefacts.
After panning through a range of antiques in the museum, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Cairo.