Over-Day Trip To Alexandria


Early morning Pick-up and transfer by air-conditioned bus to Alexandria, 210 KM – googleearth_icon1 31°12’00N 29°55’02E. Once students arrive, they will visit 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 they will 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, students will visit the Roman Amphitheatre where Scientists and Philosophers used to give lectures during the glory era of the city. There they will see some monuments that were picked up from the sea after being made more than 2000 years ago. After lunch that will be provided in a local restaurant, the group will go to 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. They will then proceed to 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, Back to Cairo in the evening