From Cairo: Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria

4.6 / 5

81 reviews

From Cairo: Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria

From $69 per person

Journey through Alexandria city and take a 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
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 10 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Arabic
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your hotel or selected location in Cairo. You will be contacted 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
  • See the relics and statues of the Roman triclinium
  • Visit the pristine Library of Alexandria
  • Stroll along the ancient ramparts of the 15th century Citadel of Qaitbay
Full description
Enjoy a full-day trip to 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. Savor a delicious lunch from a local restaurant and then visit the Library of Alexandria, one of the largest and 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
  • Lunch
  • Mineral water
  • Entrance fees (can be selected as an add-on)
  • Drinks during lunchtime
  • Gratuities
COVID-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get 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
  • Pickup and drop-off is not available at Cairo Airport
  •  The duration of the tour includes the pickup and drop-off times
  • Children are required to be accompanied by an adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 81 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
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We couldn’t have had a nicer tour guide. Ayman was wonderful! I highly recommend asking for him. We felt like we were friends by the end of the trip. We loved Alexandria! We weren’t able to get into the library due to restrictions but Ayman made the trip so much fun.

April 8, 2021

The tour is an extraordinary experience. You can see the city's most famous sights and look forward to a great meal in a wonderful restaurant. I would particularly like to highlight my guide Amin. He speaks perfect German, has a lot of knowledge and has shown great organizational talent. He also answered all of my questions. I highly recommend the tour!

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March 25, 2021

Tour guide was super sweet and approachable for any questions. Long day, but you can see the famous sites in Alexandria if it’s on your bucket list. Would prefer to have had an outdoor seated restaurant during covid times w more authentic Egyptian food. I’m a solo traveler and winded up being the only person on the tour.

March 14, 2021

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