After collection from your hotel, transfer to Alexandria. Visit the National Museum, its construction work started in 1926 and was officially inaugurated by the President of Egypt on 31st December 2003. The National Museum, which was formerly a palace, now covers a total of 3,480 square meters and is built in the style of an Italian mansion with four spacious floors. It is surrounded by a beautiful garden of shady trees and flowering plants. There are currently around 1800 artefacts, showcasing the rich history of Alexandria with links to the Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic and Islamic ages. Follow with a visit to the new Library, the Catacombs, Alexandria Serapeum and finally see Pompei’s Pillar, a column raised in 300 A.D. in honour of Emperor Diocletian, who saved the city of Alexandria from a frightful famine. On the western side of the column you will see the engravings “To the just Emperor, the God of Alexandria, the invincible Diocletian”. The tour ends with a transfer back to your hotel in Cairo.
**The Library is closed on Fridays, therefore a visit to Montazah Palace gardens will be provided instead.
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