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From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 73.90 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 Pompey's Pillar with this full-day tour from Cairo.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 10 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, 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. · 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".

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 an outside photo stop at the Library of Alexandria, one of the largest and most renowned archives of the ancient world.

Later, visit tge 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 shared 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
  •  Pickup service available from your accommodation in Cairo or Giza
  •  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 an "Add on"
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 159 reviews

Review summary

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

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Mohammed Doma was our guide for the second time and it was as flawless as the first experience. He shared not only the historical information, but answered our questions regarding to the cultural and religious habits. And we ate at a delicious restaurant with such an amazing view from the sea.

April 26, 2022

Brilliant experience! My mum and I were so lucky to have Mohammed as our guide. He was friendly, kind and spoke clearly when explaining the history of Alexandria. The best tour guide we have had in Egypt! Alexandria was well worth visiting for the Catacombs alone but we also enjoyed the Roman Ampitheatre and Citadel so much. It’s a shame the library was not open but still a wonderful day. The drive was absolutely fine (we were scared by other reviews) and actually the only scary driving is in Cairo and Alexandria itself, not between.

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April 25, 2022

It is a long way, approximately 3 hours to get there from Cairo. But is it worth it. Alexandria is a very different and beautiful city, which tells a totally different story from Egypt. Thanks to our guide Yussef who taught us a lot and was very kind to us.

April 15, 2022

Product ID: 312823