When visiting a new place we always like to see the best of what that city or country has to offer so before we dove into Ancient Egypt and the desert we headed the opposite direction and drove north out of Cairo to the Mediterranean Sea and Alexandria. our Alexandria Day Trip has four stops and I’ll walk you through each one of them!
The city of Alexandria is filled with so much history and the Fort Qaitbey Citadel might have to be. While you may have never heard of it is it s built from the stones of the world famous Alexandria Lighthouse. It was beautifully restored and you really feel as if it is a stronghold that could protect the city with it’s double walls, dozens of rooms for guards, and mass storehouses for weapons.
Lastly, the Catacombs of Kom el-Shuqafa which I recommend visiting early in the morning before the big busses arrive. The catacombs were the smallest of the attractions we visited and this ancient site already got it’s own post. I do have to say again here though, I love that this labyrinth of tombs underground was found by a donkey falling down one of the main shafts and we visited many of them.
A few of you will ask how we did this and it was with a tour we found on the Internet but due to logistical issues I DO NOT recommend the tour we took but the sites are definitely worth seeing!
Would you want to go on an Alexandria day trip?