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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.
Locations visited
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Fort Qaitbey
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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.
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
  • Visit spectacular Alexandria Library, inspired by the city’s great ancient library and home to eight million books!
  • Walk the ramparts of Fort Qaitbey, built where Alexandria’s legendary lighthouse stood
  • Admire the Greek and Roman displays at Alexandria National Museum
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Alexandria Day Trip From Cairo

I had a great time on the Alexandria Tour. The Tour Guide Ahmed Abd Elaziz was friendly, knowledgeable and flexible. He was accommodating to our asks and ensured our comfort while traveling the three plus hours to Alexandria from Cairo. Thanks Ahmed for a memorable...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile
Amazing Trip!

Amazing day trip to Alexandria! On time pick up and drop off. Tour guide (Shrouk) was very knowledgeable and friendly. Made the entire tour a pleasant experience.

1  Thank Augie45
Reviewed 7 June 2018
Thank you Shrouk! We loved our tour of Alexandria.

It was so wonderful to get away from Cairo for the day and take in the amazing ocean views and cooler temperatures in Alexandria. Shrouk was a wonderful and friendly tour guide and we really enjoyed getting to know her. The highlights included the lunch...More

1  Thank Alexandra E
Reviewed 11 May 2018
Hands down the best guided tour we've ever had thanks to Ms Dalia and Ms Shrouk

My wife and I traveled to Cairo late April and both Dalia and Shrouk were very thorough with our tour. They explained the significance of every aspect of Alexandria, Giza, Saqqara and Memphis! We enjoyed their company to the fullest. They were very nice and...More

2  Thank freemanmartyn
Reviewed 15 April 2018
Great day out of Cairo

I did this day tour late-March. My tour leader Ahmed was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and provided interesting information at each sight. Highlights for me were definitely the Alexandria Library and the Catacombs. The museum was also interesting as a way to begin to immerse yourself...More

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