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From Alexandria: Full-Day Guided Tour of Historical Sights

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Activity provider:OceanAir Travels
Day trip

From Alexandria: Full-Day Guided Tour of Historical Sights

Activity provider:OceanAir Travels

From US$ 53.90 per person

Explore the vibrant culture and exciting history of Alexandria city on this tour. Visit the Roman theater of Kom El-Deka, the Roman triclinium, and the catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa.

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Duration 6 - 8 hours
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  • Step back in time as you explore the Roman amphitheater of Kom El-Deka
  • Walk through the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa which houses hundreds of tombs
  • See Emperor Diocletian's Roman triumphal Corinthian column at Pompey's Pillar
  • Explore a 15th-century defensive fortress at the coastal Citadel of Qaitbay
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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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Egyptologist guide
  • Mineral water
  • Lunch (if option is selected)
  • Entrance fees (if option is selected)
  • Drinks during lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • The group tour requires a minimum of two participants to operate, so if the minimum is not met, the tour may be canceled or rescheduled
  • The duration of the tour includes the pickup and drop-off times
  • This tour only visits the outside of the Library of Alexandria
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4.9 /5

based on 15 reviews

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Sara guides her a 10 and the driver is the same, very nice. We have learned a lot about the history of the city and more, because Sara is delighted to answer all the curiosities that you ask her, we went with a little girl and she adapted the visits to the different places to our liking and setting our pace. Definitely highly recommended.

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May 25, 2023

Very nice day to visit Alexandria. Note guide, Ronda, excellent and pleasant. A very good driver to move among cars and pedestrians safely. An excursion which was very appreciated by our group of 6 people.

May 15, 2023

The tour was very informative and varied, the driver did everything as planned. The tour guide Lilian told very exciting stories and made the tour very entertaining. For a private tour, lunch could be organized in a smaller venue and allow more time for the tour overall, at least 1-2 hours. Kerstin and Hans

May 11, 2023

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