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From Cairo: Alexandria Day Tour

4.7 / 5

35 reviews

From Cairo: Alexandria Day Tour

From $75 per person

Enjoy a full day trip to the "Bride of the Mediterranean Sea" the city built by Alexander the Great. Explore its monuments, mosques, and gardens on this full-day guided tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in Cairo.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • See the library of Alexandria and the statues of Alexander and Ptolemy keeping watch outside
  • Wander around the markets in the old city center where you're sure to find a treasure or two
  • Explore the Montaza Gardens surrounding the palace
  • Admire the Abbo Elabbas Mosque, the most beautiful mosque in the city
  • Stop for unique photo opportunities
Full description
Alexandria has so much to see, feel, eat and buy – fit in as much of it as possible on this day tour from Cairo. Start your day trip to Alexandria with pick-up from your accommodation in a comfortable vehicle. The first stop on this full-day tour will be a visit to the Library of Alexandria, the biggest library in the world. Now housing 8 million books, you can visit its open court to see the statues of Alexander the Great and Ptolemy the First keeping watch over the library.    The car will then whisk you off to the Church of St. Mark, the oldest church in Africa. Then, continue on to the old downtown of Alexandria where you can walk through traditional markets where everything and anything is sold. Admire the downtown’s Baroque designs and Italian- and French-style properties. If you choose, have lunch in a famous restaurant called “Mohamed Ahmed’s” – the Queen of Spain has eaten here! Take a break in a coffee shop or shisha café before continuing on with your tour.   Continue your Alexandria adventure in the afternoon with a packed itinerary of sights. See the city’s oldest market area which contains both the women’s markets and the most spectacular gold market where everyone buys their wedding jewelry. See the prettiest and largest mosque in the city, the Abbo Elabbas Mosque, and the ancient fun-fair located just outside of it where children still play. Opposite is the corniche and old harbour where you can see fishing boats and traditional fishers making nets. From here, walk 5 minutes to see the Quaitbay castle. See Memorial of the Unknown Soldier, and the beautiful coastline on the way to the Montaza Palace and Gardens (also known as the Love Garden for its popularity with couples!). All of these will make for excellent photo opportunities, so don't forget your camera. Finally, cross over the modern Bridge of Stanley before travelling in comfort back to your hotel.
Includes
  • All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Expert tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • All service charges and taxes
  • Entrance to the Alexandria Library's reading area
Covid-19 precautions
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 are required to bring and wear a mask

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Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes and bring sunglasses and a hat.
  • Please note that the Alexandria Library is closed on public holidays.
  • Your tour guide will be happy to help you add more attractions to your itinerary if requested
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 35 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Alexandria is a city worth visiting. Especially if you stay in Cairo and you want to escape a little bit from the chaotic atmosphere there! The ride to/from Alexandria with the mini van was really nice and even though it takes about 3 hours! Our guide, Karim, was super at his duty, helpful and with a great sense of humor! He showed us around, made us feel comfortable from the very first minute and enjoy the tour to the maximum! Last but not least, we took lunch in a nice restaurant by the sea with a nice view! The quality of the food was really good!

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February 9, 2020

We had a lovely tour of Alexandria guided by Rasha, who always provided details and insights about all the places we visited in our itinerary. She was very flexible and responsive to our needs and she took us to a nice restaurant at sea side where we had a great launch with a beatiful sea view.

November 5, 2019

a must visit! a very rich experience!

a visit lasting 6 hours which kept all its promises! Karim our guide was just awesome! the route he offered us is more than enough to discover the main interesting places of the city! he saved us the usual shopping in souvenir shops, and it's saved time! thank you to Karim for his kindness and great listening!

July 26, 2019

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