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
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 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
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
  •  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

4.8 /5

based on 210 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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Alexandria is a very nice day trip. For as special occasion supposed to happen in 2021 for my twins's birthday The catacombs were amazing and the citadel incredibly beautiful. Our tour guide took us to the Fish Market restaurant for late lunch. It had a breathtaking view of the harbor and Mediterranean see. It was a long day but worth going. Our guide was fantastic and hats off to the driver for taking on the inner city traffic. He had some skill I must say

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November 28, 2022

Ahmed Rezk was our guide and he was fantastic. He met us in the lobby of our hotel and the driver was outside (who was also fantastic). We left early to avoid the traffic, which is definitely worth it. Ahmed was extremely informative both on the drive to Alexandria and at all the attractions we visited. He went above and beyond with the information he shared throughout the trip. The lunch was also lovely, I would recommend the fish with bones. Overall we would highly recommend Ahmed, his driver and this trip!

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October 31, 2022

Great experience overall! Both Doma (tour guide) and Mahmoud (driver) were some of the best people we met in Egypt during our stay. They contacted us the day before to set the meeting in our hotel and came on time. We had an incredible experience. Doma provided us with amazing information about Alexandria and Egypt overall. You can hear the love for the country and civilization in his words. He describes all the necessary details in a vivid and easy-to-remember way. Doma also helped us navigate through modern Egyptian culture. He was very polite with everyone around and even got out of his way to recommend local delicacies to eat. We 100% recommend this tour and especially this duo (Doma and Mahmoud).

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October 29, 2022

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