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From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

From US$ 65.70 per person

Journey through Alexandria city and walk along the Egyptian pathways. Make your way to the Roman theater of Kom El-Deka, the catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, the Roman triclinium, and the Alexandria Library with this full-day tour from Cairo.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 - 11 hours
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Pickup included
· Pickup is available from your hotel or selected location in Cairo. · The long-range pickup service from Nasr city, Cairo Airport, Heliopolis City, Mirage city, Rehab City, Madinaty, New Cairo, New Capital hotels or on October 6th is available to book in the checkout process as "Add on". · The local supplier will contact you via WhatsApp, email, or phone the day before the tour to confirm the exact pickup time.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the Roman amphitheater of Kom El-Deka
  • Admire the architectural excellence of the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa
  • Explore Pompey's Pillar, enjoying its artifacts and sculptures
  • Enjoy a photo stop by the well-known Library of Alexandria
  • Stroll along the ancient ramparts of the 15th century Citadel of Qaitbay
Full description

Enjoy a full-day trip to the historic city of Alexandria and experience the remnants of a bygone era. After pickup from your hotel in Cairo or Giza, you'll drive towards Alexandria, stopping along the way to use the bathroom and get a coffee. Upon arrival, start your tour of this ancient city. Head towards the marble-stone Roman amphitheater of Kom El-Deka that once accommodated over 800 visitors. Enjoy the sights of its pleasure garden and mosaic floored Roman baths and villas. Afterward, move on to the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa where you can feel the aura of ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman architectural excellence. The cemetery was constructed in the second century AD and is still one of the seven wonders of the middle ages.

Next, visit Pompey's Pillar, the significant Roman triumphal column in Alexandria. Savor a delicious lunch from a local restaurant and then enjoy a photo stop at the Library of Alexandria, one of the largest and most renowned archives of the ancient world.

Stroll along the Citadel of Qaitbay, built above the ruined Alexandria lighthouse. At the end of the tour, you'll be driven back to Cairo or Giza to be dropped off at your accommodation.

Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car
  • Egyptologist guide
  • 1 bottle of water
  • Entrance fees (Optional to select)
  • Lunch (Optional to select)
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note, entrance fees are not included in the tour price but can be selected as an add-on during the booking process
  • Please note, the shared tour requires a minimum of two participants to operate. If the minimum is not met the tour may be canceled or rescheduled
  •  The duration of the tour includes the pickup and drop-off times
  • Children are required to be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note, the library is closed until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions
  • The long-range pickup service from Nasr city, Cairo Airport, Heliopolis City, Mirage city, Rehab City, Madinaty, New Cairo, New Capital hotels or on October 6th is available to book in the checkout process as "Add on"
  • Pickup service available from your accommodation in Cairo or Giza
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 107 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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An awesome experience from the beginning to the end. My driver Fares was awesome. Kept me entertained and well informed along the way to Alexandria from Cairo. My tour guide Hiba was knowledgeable and took pictures of me through out the tour. Glad I took this trip to Alexandria from Cairo. From the being to the end it was great.

November 26, 2021

Visit of 3 sites (Catacombs, Roman theater and Citadel of Alexandria) just outside) by private driver + private guide. The city is very beautiful but if you are staying in Cairo for a short time, it is better to use this day differently. For those who stay a long time, I recommend this experience

November 6, 2021

That tour was amazing. Our driver Mostafa was really friendly and very kind. In Alexandria we met our tour guide Heba. She was so lovely and sweetheart girl. She knew so much about history. She was able to answer every question we made. We learned so much things during our tour. Also we asked her to skip the lunch part and instead we wanted to visit Kavafis house, which wasn't in our program. We are thankful for that. I couldn't imagine this tour without her. I am totally recommed her.

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November 4, 2021

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