Get to know beautiful Alexandria on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast on this private full-day tour from Cairo.
Leaving in the morning with an Egyptologist guide, explore this history-steeped city, established by Alexander the Great in 331 BC and once one of the world’s greatest cities. Head underground into the Roman Catacombs; see the triumphal Roman column that is Pompey’s Pillar; and admire the Roman Amphitheater, stunning New Library of Alexandria and more. As you explore, learn about Alexandria’s incredible history and stop to enjoy an enticing lunch at a local restaurant.
Private day trip to Alexandria from Cairo with a professional Egyptologist guide
View Egypt’s rural heartlands on a drive to the Mediterranean coast
See top Alexandria attractions including the Roman Theater, Pompey’s Pillar and Qaitbey Citadel
Exlore the tunnels and halls of the eerie 2nd-century Roman Catacombs
Admire the striking sun-shaped architecture of the New Library of Alexandria
Relax over lunch at a local restaurant
Optional you can visit the Museum of Alexandria
Hear about Alexandria’s history and enjoy personalised attention from a private guide
What You Can Expect
Start your tour at 7am from Cairo to Alexandria (about 3 hours’ drive) and visit the catacombs of Kom el-Shogafa (one of the 7 wonders of the Middle Ages) which show a unique mixture between 3 different art styles;Egyptian, Greek and Roman.
Move to Pompey Pillar (a monolithic 28m pillar dating back to 3rd century A.D) erected in honour of Emperor Diocletian, then visit the Odeum (Roman Theater) dating back to 4th century, the fort of Qaitbay(15th century) at the site of the ancient Alexandria lighthouse (Pharos).
Finally visit the new Library of Alexandria (Bibliotheca Alexandrina) with its unique design.
Entrance fees are not included in the price of any tours: We do not charge in advance for site entrance fees to add flexibility to your program as you may choose to skip one or more sites depending upon your interests.