Alexandria Day Trip from Cairo

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Duration: from 10 to 12 hours
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Join this tour as you travel from Cairo to Alexandria. The tour will last approximately 12 hours, during which time you will tour this ancient city, founded by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC. Sites to visit include the ancient Roman amphitheatre, the Alexandrian library and the catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa.

The tour will have 4 options, so that you can enjoy the most personalised experience possible. You can book just the transfer, enjoy the transfer and the accompaniment of an expert guide, include the transfer and the guide with the entrance fees to the sites, or enjoy a complete option with transfer, guide, entrance fees and lunch.

  • Travel from Cairo to Alexandria on a 12-hour tour.
  • Choose from the 4 options on offer the one that suits you best.
  • See some of the city's monuments, such as the catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa or the Roman amphitheatre.

What’s included

  • 4 options: transfer only, transfer + guide, transfer + guide + entrance fees to the sites, transfer + guide + entrance fees + lunch. Include in the texts and inclusions
  • Excursion to Alexandria from Cairo
  • Expert guide (optional)
  • Lunch at a local restaurant (optional)

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Step by Step

On this tour you will have the opportunity to travel from Cairo to Alexandria, in an activity that lasts about 12 hours . In case you choose the option of being accompanied by an expert guide, you will have the opportunity to learn about the culture of the city, known for its vast history and cultural heritage.

In order for you to enjoy the most personalised experience possible, the tour will have up to 4 options, ranging from just the transfer to Alexandria to the option with an expert guide, entrance fees to the different monuments of the city and lunch included .

Some of the places you will visit during the tour are the following:

  • Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa: This is a set of underground tombs dating back to the 2nd century A.D. They were discovered by chance in 1900 when a donkey fell through a hole in the ground. The catacombs contain 3 levels carved into the rock and are decorated with Greek and Roman motifs as well as Egyptian elements. It is considered one of the seven wonders of medieval times.
  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina: It is a library and cultural institution located in the city of Alexandria, Egypt. It was inaugurated in 2002 and is built on the same site as the ancient Library of Alexandria, which was one of the largest and most important libraries of the ancient world. The modern library houses more than 8 million books and has a large collection of manuscripts, maps, photographs and other materials.
  • Fort Qaitbey in Alexandria: You will pass this fortress located on the coast of Alexandria, Egypt. It was built in the 15th century by the Mamluk Sultan Qaitbey to protect the city from naval attacks.
  • Roman Amphitheatre of Alexandria: An amphitheatre built in the 2nd century AD. It has a capacity of approximately 12,000 spectators and was used for public performances and games. It is one of the few known Roman amphitheatres in Egypt.

Built in the 4th century BC, the city was named after its founder, Alexander the Great, who in the course of his campaigns founded as many as 50 cities of this name. Throughout its more than 2,000 years of existence, the city has been home to Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Turks and Britons, which is reflected in the city's extensive cultural and archaeological heritage.

A visit full of monuments, architecture and history, ideal for lovers of tourism and culture.


· 381 Reviews
  • C
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    Excellent experience, to repeat in the future.
  • N
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    Great tour, excellent to avoid delays and to know Alexandria in its maximum depth. Yes, I have to admit that the tour was quite exhausting for its long duration, but it was worth going. Recommended to do it once.
  • B
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    All ok.
  • S
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    An excellent tour to make the most of the day and enjoy all the wonders of Alexandria. The experience was amazing, I really enjoyed the whole tour and every place I visited. More than recommended.
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