Day trip

From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

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.

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Duration 10 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
German, Spanish, French, Italian, English, 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 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

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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
  •  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 235 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.7/5

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We were picked up at our hotel in Cairo and driven three hours to Alexandria where we were joined by an Egyptologist named Ayman. He guided us around the top sights in Alexandria for about five hours (including a self-paid lunch stop). His command of the English language was only exceeded by his knowledge and presentation of the history of Alexandria and the major sights we visited. His knowledge and enthusiasm made the day. The only reason I lowered my rating to 4 stars was the last minute $36 surprise upcharge because our hotel (the Intercontinental) was in Nasir City.

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January 18, 2023

We went on a day trip from Cairo to Alexandria. We were able to enjoy the catacombs, the fortress, Pompey's column, the spectacular new library and more corners of that city. Always by the hand of Yussef, a Spanish-speaking guide with extensive knowledge, a wonderful character and a very good hand for photos. Without him it would not have been the same.

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January 16, 2023

We had a pleasant drive from Cairo by Sam where we met our tour guide Kholoud to give us a tour of the history of Alexandria! Unfortunately the library of Alexandria was closed ( which we knew ahead of time) so we did not get to go inside . But we over had a great day exploring the Catacombs, the amphitheater, and Pompey’s Pilar . We had a nice lunch on the water and headed back. Just enough time in Alexandria and was nice to have our own personal guide. I have booked several different trips with this tour company and they have been so communicative and responsive. If you are looking for a good day tour to Alexandria, look no further!

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January 7, 2023

Product ID: 312823