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Shore Excursion: Trip to Alexandria highlights from Alexandria port

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Explore the highlights of the beautiful city of Alexandria from your cruise as: The citadel of Qaitbay, the Pompey's pillar, the catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, Mosque of Morsi Abu Abbass, and the library of the Alexandria. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. Entrance fees for all the sites above. Licensed tour guide for all the sites.

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Stop At: Citadel of Qaitbay, Alexandria, As Sayalah Sharq, Qesm Al Gomrok, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

The Citadel of Qaitbay is a 15th century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean sea coast. It was built in 1477 AD by Sultan Al Ashraf Sief el Din Qaitbay. The Citadel is situated on the eastern side of the northern tip of Pharos Island at the mouth of the Eastern Harbour. It was erected on the site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria, which was one of the seven wonders of Ancient world.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Mosque of Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi, Anfushi Old Alexandria, Alexandria 21599 Egypt

Morsi Abu Abbas Mosque is one of the most sacred and famous mosques all over Egypt and the World.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pompey's Pillar, Al Karah WA at Toubageyah WA Kafr Al Ghates, Alexandria 21599 Egypt

Pompey’s Pillar (column): is a Roman triumphal column, the largest of its type constructed outside the imperial capitals of Rome and Constantinople, located at the Serapeum of Alexandria. Made from Aswan granite it is the only known free-standing column in Roman Egypt, which was not composed of drums, it is one of the largest ancient monoliths and one of the largest monolithic columns ever erected. Although named Pompey’s pillar the column was actually built in 297 AD, commemorating the victory of the Roman Emperor Diocletian over an Alexandrian revolt.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Kom Al Shokafa, Alexandria 21599 Egypt

Catacombs of Kom el Shaqafa 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. Due to the time period, many of the features of the catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa merge Roman, Greek and Egyptian cultural points; some statues are Egyptian in style yet bear Roman clothes and hair style whilst other features share a similar style. A circular staircase, which was often used to transport deceased bodies down the middle of it, leads down into the tombs that were tunnelled into the bedrock during the age of the Antonine emperors (2nd century AD).The facility was then used as a burial chamber from the 2nd century to the 4th century, before being rediscovered in 1900 when a donkey accidentally fell into the access shaft.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, El Shatby, Alexandria 30100 Egypt

We will view from the outside The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a major library and cultural centre located on the shore of the Mediterranean sea. It is both a commemoration of the library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, and an attempt to rekindle something of the brilliance that this earlier centre of study and erudition represented. The library was officially inaugurated in 2002. It contains books in Arabic, English and French. In 2010, the library received a donation of 500,000 books from the National Library of France and therefore, makes the Bibliotheca Alexandrina the sixth-largest Francophone library in the world. The library has shelf space for eight million books. The complex also houses a conference centre; specialized libraries for maps, multimedia, the blind and visually impaired, young people, and for children; four museums; four art galleries for temporary exhibitions; 15 permanent exhibitions; a planetarium; and a manuscript restoration laboratory.

Duration: 1 hour