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Alexandria Day Trip from Cairo

Highlights
  • Full-day tour of Alexandria from Cairo, with an expert guide
  • Explore this laid-back Mediterranean city, founded by Alexandria the Great in the 4th century BC
  • Descend into the eerie Roman burial tunnels of Kom ash-Shuqqafa
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Alexandria Day Trip from Cairo
From US$ 91.00
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Alexandria Day Trip from Cairo
US$ 91.00
Overview
Head back in time on this historic Alexandria Day Trip from Cairo that showcases the best of Egypt’s second-largest city. Travel to this coastal destination founded in 312 BC and listen in as your expert guide shares how it was the nation’s capital for some nearly a millennium. Venture into the dark Roman catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa and explore the medieval Fort Qaitbey where the city’s lighthouse was once located. Follow your guide into the Alexandria Library and tour the National Museum where you’ll wind through halls filled with ancient artifacts dating back to the Greeks and Romans that highlight Alexandria’s rich past.
What to Expect
Kick off your Alexandria day trip from Cairo when you meet your guide in the center of the city. Travel in air-conditioned comfort aboard a luxury coach as you make your way to Egypt’s second largest city. 

Founded by Alexander the Great in 312 BC, the city’s coastal views and easy access to the Mediterranean Ocean make it a destination for travelers to this diverse nation. Follow your guide into the dark Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa and venture into the three levels of tunnels that make up the world’s largest Roman burial site. Learn about the chambers, sculptures and frescos and experience the spooky triclinium, where family held giant feasts to honor the fallen.

Next, your guide will take you to the former site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, which was once recognized as one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Though the structure no longer exists, you’ll learn about its mythical past and get an up close look at the 15th century citadel known as Fort Qaitbey, which was built on these hallowed grounds.

After a local lunch (own expense) your guide will take you on a tour of the Alexandria Library. Its disc-like shape is unusual for the area and is home to more than eight million books.

Finally, no trip to this fine city is complete without a stop at the Alexandria National Museum. Wind through the halls filled with Greek and Roman artifacts and gain a deeper understanding of how these European lands influenced the development of Egypt. At the close of the tour your air-conditioned coach will transport you back to Cairo and return you to your original center-city starting point.
Reviews (29)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Alexandria day trip

Had a great experience visiting Alexandria, Mohamed E was a fantastic guide, the library was amazing and I found the catacombs to be really interesting plus you can't beat having a falafel by the Mediterranean looking at an ancient fortress!

Thank Nat B
Reviewed 2 September 2018
So much culture and history!

Not sure if you knew this but, the tours guides are extremely knowledgeable and they actually undergo three-year programs to be certified before taking this job. Mahmoud (along with the funny driver Mr. Tolba) gave a stunning guide while answering every single question. Trust me,...More

Thank 1Wokker
Reviewed 27 August 2018
Recommend Alexandria Day Trip and Memphis / Saqqara

Earlier this month, I went on both Alexandria Day Trip and the Memphis / Saqqara excursion and both were enjoyable, entertaining and informative. Both guides (Noha for Alexandria and Hend for Memphis / Saqqara) were fantastic hosts and couldn't have done any more to make...More

Thank Gavin D
Reviewed 21 August 2018
AMAZING

This was my last full day tour of my trip and it was amazing. My tour guide was Mohammed and he was super sweet and had great knowlegde over the area. The ride was two hours but we talked the whole ride together with my...More

1  Thank Carmen v
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile
Alexandria-the Great (tour)

From the first contact I had with a company representative -a very helpful lady named Hend- to the last farewell to my guide and driver I enjoyed every moment of this fascinating day. Our guide was a most impressive young man named Mohamed, who, while...More

1  Thank RookieR50
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