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Half-day Tour Alexandria Including Roman catacombs and the Greco-Roman Museum

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5 Hours
Availability : Everyday
Alexandria
Alexandria
Max People : 8
Overview

Experience the exhilarating Private Half-Day Tour of Alexandria, immersing yourself in the captivating wonders of the Roman catacombs, Pompay’s pillar, and the awe-inspiring Greco-Roman Museum!

Explore the rich history and cultural treasures of this magnificent city of Alexandria.

Delve into the depths of the ancient Roman catacombs, where the echoes of the past whisper their secrets. Marvel at the intricate architecture and marvelously preserved artifacts that transport you back in time. Uncover the mysteries of this underground labyrinth and let your imagination run wild as you envision the lives of those who came before us.

Prepare to be enchanted as you step foot into the Greco-Roman Museum, a treasure trove of art and antiquities. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Hellenistic and Roman eras, as you admire the masterpieces that have withstood the test of time. From stunning sculptures to intricate mosaics, each exhibit tells a story of a bygone era, waiting to be discovered by eager eyes.

Our expert guides will accompany you every step of the way, sharing their extensive knowledge and passion for Alexandria’s rich history. Their enthusiasm will ignite your own excitement as you uncover the hidden gems of this remarkable city.

Price Includes

  • Private modern air conditioned vehicle.
  • Pick up and drop of service.
  • English-speaking Egyptologist guide.
  • All Entrance fees and tickets.
  • Bottled water on board the vehicle during the tour.
  • All taxes & service charge

Price Excludes

  • Tipping and gratitude.
Itinerary

Choose between a 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. pickup time based on your preference and get ready for this exhilarating Half-Day Tour of Alexandria, where history comes alive and the past intertwines with the present. Prepare to be captivated, inspired, and amazed as you embark on an unforgettable journey through time. a chance to witness the Roman catacombs and the Greco-Roman Museum in all their glory. 

The first stop on our itinerary will be the Roman Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa. Prepare to embark on a captivating guided tour that will unveil the hidden wonders of this extraordinary archaeological site. Discovered in 1900 AD, this tomb traces its origins back to the second century AD. It serves as a testament to the harmonious fusion of Ancient Egyptian and Greco-Roman art, showcasing a distinctive artistic style that reflects the profound influence of ancient Egyptian culture during the Greco-Roman period.

The second stop will be at Pompey’s Pillar, the centerpiece of Pompey’s Pillar is the pillar itself, a remarkable structure crafted from a single piece of red granite. This colossal column stretches an impressive 20.75 meters in length, with a base width of 2.70 meters and a crown width of 2.30 meters. In its entirety, including the base, the pillar stands at a towering height of approximately 27 meters.

Constructed in 298 AD, this monumental pillar stands as one of the largest memorial columns ever erected in history, serving as a tribute to the esteemed Roman Emperor Diocletian. This fact is evident from the inscription of Diocletian’s name, prominently displayed on the western side of the pillar’s base.

Flanking Pompey’s Pillar on both the left and right sides are two magnificent statues of sphinxes, also hewn from red granite stone. 

The 3rd stop will be The Graeco-Roman Museum in Alexandria, which was built in 1892 and opened in 1895 and has recently reopened after a thorough restoration process that lasted nearly twenty years. The museum houses 10,000 artifacts discovered at archaeological sites in Alexandria and showcases the cultural influence of ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Coptic, and Byzantine civilizations. With 30 galleries dedicated to displaying Greaco-Roman period artifacts, the museum has preserved its classic Roman facade to maintain its unique identity.

Book your adventure now and let the wonders of Alexandria leave an indelible mark on your soul!

Prices :

Single

$  100 per Person

2-4 persons

$ 60 Per Person

5-8 persons

$ 52 Per Person
Terms & Conditions
Children Policy

0 – 05.99 Free of Charge
6 – 11.99 pay 50% of the tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
If your tour includes airfare then an extra charge for the child rate may apply.

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  • The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are constantly updated to ensure you receive the lowest price possible for high-quality service as we cut out fees and commotions of the middleman.
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  • Cairo Private Tours does not charge a cancellation fee for tours and excursions canceled for ‘force Majeure reasons such as volcanoes, earthquakes, or reasons beyond control.
  • Personal cancellation should be at least 48 hours before the tour date.