Alexandria, Egypt
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  • From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

    1. From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

    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 a...

    Our tour guide Heba and driver Fares were probably the best hosts to this country one can get. They were full of knowledge and kindness, and made our trip to Alexandria very enjoyable. Thanks a ton!

  • From Cairo: Private Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria

    2. From Cairo: Private Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria

    Explore the rich history of Alexandria; tracing time from its ancient Egyptian roots, through the Classical period, to Roman times and beyond on an informative full-day tour from Cairo. Enjoy meet-and-greet service pick-up, and drop off from your Cairo hotel, and the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. Begin the journey with a visit to the Roman theater in Kom El-Deka; a marble theater that once seated 800 spectators with galleries, sections of mosaic flooring, and a pleasure garden, all surrounded by Roman baths and villas. Continuing, explore the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa; the necropolis of 3 sub-levels dating from the 2nd century AD merges aspects of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman culture in its features. See the Roman triclinium – a banquet hall to honor the dead, as well as statues, reliefs, and a pillared lobby featuring depictions of Egyptian gods in Roman armor. See the site of t...

    Our guide Ahmed ElSayed was very knowledgable and answered all of our questions. He was always willing to satisfy our needs and was respecting covid measures by wearing his mask amd frequently using antiseptic and offering to us as well (he was the only, among all the tours we had). We would give 5 stars to the tour guide, but we need to rate the whole experience. The reason we don't give 5 stars is that we believe the agency should have informed us that the library is closed on Fridays so that we could book the tour for another day and the price should be reduced if one of the stops included in the description could not be made. Another thing was the driver who extremely exceeded the speed limit. Even though he seemed very skillful we would feel more safe if he stayed within the limit.

  • Cairo: Archeological Day-Trip to Alexandria

    3. Cairo: Archeological Day-Trip to Alexandria

    After being picked up from your hotel, you will travel to Alexandria. You will first visit the insides of the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa, which is the largest Roman Cemetery and consists of three levels cut into rock. Next, you will drive to visit the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria, complete with the display of the sunken monuments of Alexandria which were discovered under the East Harbor of Alexandria. You will also drive by Pompay’s Pillar, where you will stop for a photo break. Your next stop will be to the library of Alexandria, which is the biggest library in the world, consisting of 8 million books. You can visit its open court where you can see the statue of Alexander the Great and the statue of Ptolemy the first, which was found underwater nearby. You will visit the library’s manuscript museum, president Saddat Museum, and impressions of Alexandria Museum. The car will then ...

    Great tour, really packed with sites. I recommend staying in Alexandria after the tour - so you can experience the city on your own the day after.

  • From Cairo: Alexandria and El-Alamein Tour with Overnight

    4. From Cairo: Alexandria and El-Alamein Tour with Overnight

    • Day one: Alexandria tour Following hotel pickup, transfer to Alexandria. Begin the tour with a visit inside the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa; consisting of three levels cut into rock, it is the largest Roman cemetery in the world. Next, drive to the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria, complete with a display of the sunken monuments of Alexandria which were discovered under the East Harbor of Alexandria. Stop at Pompay’s Pillar for a photo break.  The next stop is at the library of Alexandria, the largest in the world and home to eight million books. Visit its open courtyard, where you can see the statue of Alexander the Great. Check out the library’s manuscript museum, President Saddat Museum, and impressionist works in Alexandria Museum. Continue then to the Church of St. Mark, the oldest church in Africa. During the drive, you will pass the old downtown and its fascinating fusion of a...

    We were picked up right on time and had a very comfortable drive from Cairo to Alexandria to meet our guide Karim. Karim was fun, entertaining, full of interesting information. He made our two days interesting and lively. The trip was exactly as described and we enjoyed it very much.

  • Cairo and Alexandria: One-Way or Return Private Transfer

    5. Cairo and Alexandria: One-Way or Return Private Transfer

    Avoid the hassle of navigating a foreign public transportation system and enjoy a safe and private transfer between Cairo and Alexandria in a modern, up-to-date vehicle.  Your professional, licensed driver will pick you up from your hotel or accommodation in Cairo and drop you off at your desired location in Alexandria. Sit back and relax on the 3-hour journey as your driver takes care of getting you to your hotel in safety and comfort. This private transfer is available 24/7.

  • Alexandria: Guided Walking Tour with Carriage Ride

    6. Alexandria: Guided Walking Tour with Carriage Ride

    Experience Alexandria’s sunset hours lit up by the lights and activity of the city on this guided tour. At 7:00 PM, your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Alexandria in an air-conditioned vehicle and take you directly to downtown Alexandria. Start your evening with a romantic ride on a traditional horse carriage along the corniche, a gorgeous waterfront promenade dotted with restaurants, markets, and historic sights. Nearby, stop at the most famous ice cream shop in Alexandria for a taste of something sweet before heading to the San Stefano Grand Mall. Located in the heart of one of Alexandria’s most lavish neighborhoods, this mall is designed specifically to offer an extraordinary world of luxury living products and contains a large dining hall and theaters.   After exploring the mall, head back out to the corniche to enjoy the fresh evening air of the sea. Cross the famo...

  • From Cairo: Private Coptic Discovery Tour to Alexandria

    7. From Cairo: Private Coptic Discovery Tour to Alexandria

    Following a convenient pickup by private car in Cairo, your guide will take you from your hotel to the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, home to many of Egypt’s Copts ethnoreligious group indigenous to North Africa. Explore the history of the Copts religion by visiting cathedrals in Alexandria dedicated to three personalities who have played a major role in its progress. Start at Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, the historical seat of the Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. Then, head to Martyr Mina Church where, in 1946, the foundation stone of the great Martyr Marmina Church in Fleming was celebrated. The assembly designated a metal medal for the occasion and immediately thereafter the construction of the church began with determination until the completion of the church. Take a short break for lunch at a local restaurant before your final stop at The Church...

  • From Cairo: El Alamein and Alexandria Guided Day Tour

    8. From Cairo: El Alamein and Alexandria Guided Day Tour

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Cairo for the day and immerse yourself in Egypt's history on this day trip. Get picked up from your hotel in Cairo in the morning and travel to El Alamein where you will discover World War II remains and cemeteries. Head to the Military Museum and admire a variety of weapons, military garbs, and tanks. Continue your tour with a visit to the WWII Cemeteries, located on the west of the town, on a small peninsula overlooking the sea. In the afternoon, drive to Alexandria where you will see Pompay’s Pillar. Next, head to Qaitbay Citadel and admire the impressive architecture of this 15th-century fortress.  Finish your tour with a visit to the catacombs, the largest Roman cemetery in existence. Get dropped off back at your hotel in the evening.

    Mahmoud Mohammed Emam was an absolutely incredible guide! He was super informative and clearly demonstrated that he was passionate about the ancient and more current history of Egypt. There is a bit of travel involved in this trip, but Alexandria is a neat city and the history of El Alamein as a turning point in WW2 is awesome. I definitely recommend this tour!

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What people are saying about Alexandria, Egypt

We really enjoyed getting to know Alexandria. She is three hours from Cairo. We were very well received by guide Adam. His attention, way of explaining the story, cordiality, everything was perfect. The car was also very comfortable.

Our tour guide Heba and driver Fares were probably the best hosts to this country one can get. They were full of knowledge and kindness, and made our trip to Alexandria very enjoyable. Thanks a ton!

Excellent tour, we got to go inside the library and all other places. Lunch was awesome. Ayman the tour guide was great.

If you only have one day to see Alexandria and you come from Cairo, it is the best option. Mohamed as a guide, a 10.

Wonderful day trip from Cairo. Best watching and good seafood