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From Cairo: Private Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria

1. 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 guided tour from Cairo. Stop for a delicious local lunch and enjoy bottled water on your trip. Enjoy pick-up and drop off from your Cairo hotel and an airconditioned bus ride to the Roman theater in Kom El-Deka; a marble theater that once seated 800 spectators in its galleries. View sections of mosaic flooring and a pleasure garden which is surrounded by Roman baths and villas. Continue to the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, a necropolis with 3 sublevels which dates back to the 2nd century AD. See the Roman triclinium, a banquet hall to honor the dead. Admire its statues, reliefs, and a pillared lobby featuring depictions of Egyptian gods in Roman armor. See the site of the Alexandria Library and walk the ramparts of the 15th century Qaitbay Citadel, which was built upon the ruins of the ancient Alexandria Lighthouse. End your day of discovery with a relaxed evening drive back to your hotel in Cairo.

From Alexandria: Full-Day Guided Tour of Historical Sights

2. From Alexandria: Full-Day Guided Tour of Historical Sights

Follow your guide through the remnants of a bygone era in the historic city of Alexandria on this tour. Have the option of choosing a group option without entrance tickets, a private tour option with entrance tickets, and a private tour option with entrance tickets and a delicious lunch. Begin your tour with convenient pickup from your accommodation in Alexandria. Relax in an air-conditioned vehicle on the way to the marble Roman amphitheater of Kom El-Deka, which once accommodated over 800 visitors. Stroll through the garden and see the mosaic floors of the baths and villas. Visiting the ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman architectural excellence showcased at the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, which was one of the seven wonders of the Medieval Ages. Behold the catacombs which contain several Alexandrian tombs. Head to the Roman triumphal column in Alexandria, Pompey's Pillar. Stop for a lunch break at a local restaurant. Snap some photos with an outside photo stop at the Library of Alexandria, one of the largest and most renowned archives in the ancient world. Continue to one of the longest surviving seven wonders of the ancient world, the Citadel of Qaitbay, a 15th-century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean coast. Return to your accommodation in Alexandria.

From Cairo or Giza: Alexandria Private Tour with Tickets

3. From Cairo or Giza: Alexandria Private Tour with Tickets

Visit the Catacombs of Kom El-Shokafa, an underground necropolis, built by the Greeks and the Romans in Alexandria during the last century BC and the 1st century AD. The necropolis is of three levels all are found under the ground, and some of the sarcophaguses are decorated. Watch the carved walls and the mixed art that found nowhere in Egypt except in Alexandria. Discover the whole complete story with the guide and take the best photos. Discover Pompey's Pillar a triumphal column built at the 3rd century AD, to honor the name of the Roman Emperor Augustus Diocletian. Later on, a temple dedicated to the local God Serapis was built around the area. We can still see the remains of this temple all around the area. The Pillar found in the middle, is the tallest and the heaviest found in front of a Temple. Discover the whole complete story with the guide and take the best photos. Visit Alexandria Library, a huge modern construction inaugurated in 2002, that was built nearby the place of the famous original Alexandria library. In 1988 UNESCO and the UNDP have worked together until the inauguration day. It was inaugurated by the Egyptian former president Mubarak. The bibliotheque of Alexandria has the biggest reading library hall found in Egypt of seven levels plus four conference halls, planetarium, and seven modern art galleries. Discover the whole place with the guide and take the best photos. Visit Qaitbay Citadel, it was built by Sultan Qaitbay at the 15th century AD, to protect the country and the Muslim Mamluk dynasty from the Ottoman (Turkish) threaten. The Citadel was built at the same place of Alexandria famous Lighthouse. The Citadel have been totally restored. Enjoy the Mediterranean sea view from above the citadel. Discover the whole complete story with the guide and take the best photos.

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based on 316 reviews

I liked it. Overall excursion was fantastic. I was picked up in a very comfortable crossover. 3 hour drive to Alexandria. I met my guide John at catacombs location. Then we went to amphitheater, library, fortress and finished it at the fish restaurant on promenade. John was very knowledgeable and very pleasant guy. I did not have a feeling he was there just for money. Big plus. Our driver Ahmed was also very good. Good driving, no speeding, no crazy maneuvers. We stuck in traffic on the way back, but he was calm and very pleasant. The only downside of the whole experience i’ve asked to start tour at 7:15 instead of 6am, and waited inside lobby for 15 minutes while no one came after me. Had to call the organizer to find out the driver was outside hotel all this time. I highly recommend the tour. Thank you Emo for great memories.

This is an amazing tour!!! Our guide Heba (may have misspelled her name) was extremely educated and so accommodating!! She knew all of her history and more!! We needed to make a train and she made sure we had every bit of knowledge we wanted. She was perfect!!! The tour was perfect and I’d do it all again given the chance!

The tour was excellent. Ranya my guide really knew her stuff and was able to answer any questions I had. Didn't get to go inside the Alexandria Library as it was closed but that was my fault for booking it on a Saturday. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to Egypt.

Today was really great! Our tour guide Mohammed Doma was very knowledgeable and he was very kind to us. He answered any questions we had and the tours were amazing! Thank you for such a great experience for my family

Very interesting, Fantastic Tour, good organized, knowledgable guide. Don't miss it