Go To Alexandria & Rosetta

Day 1:

Early morning meet by GTK trip leader to start the trip by transfer from Cairo to Alexandria googleearth_icon131°12’00N 29°55’02E – 210 km. Upon arrival start visit of Alexandria main sights, visit of the Roman Cemetery known as the “Catacomb of Kom El Skokafa”, and step down its well to see the tombs and hear the story of Emperor Caracalla. Then proceed to Pompey’s Pillar and see the Serapeum that was used as a shelter for the hand-scripts saved from the fire of the original Bibliotheca Alexandrina in year 48 B.C.  After that, visit the Roman Amphitheatre where Scientists and Philosophers used to give lectures during the glory era of the city. Lunch during tour & check in at hotel.

In the evening, Hantour ride in Alexandria down town, cornice and Azarita. Dinner & overnight

Day 2:-

After breakfast, check-out and visit  the Citadel of Qaitbey, which is located at the same place as the Alexandria Light-house, one of the old seven medieval wonders of the world, then Visit the modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina, which holds, in her beautiful complex, millions of books , six specialized libraries, a Planetarium, permanent exhibitions, and a many other cultural facilities. Then proceed to drive, with lunch box en route, to the city of Rashid “Rosetta” googleearth_icon1 31°24’10N 30°24’52E,65 km. This is an ancient city that was founded in the 9th century. After the ottoman conquest of Egypt this city became very important. Remaining in the city are its charming Ottoman mansions and very distinguished style of building. There the students will visit the “Museum of Rashid” which tells the stories of Conquest and Resistance during the Ottoman, French, and British invasions.

Then stop at the meeting point of the Nile River and Mediterranean, and proceed to the Citadel of Qaitbey, where they will also see the original place of the famous “Rosetta Stone”–the key that was used to crack the hieroglyphic code. After that, a walk to the market of the city and see the Ottoman Hammam and the ancient Mill of the city.

In the late afternoon, drive back to Cairo.

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