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From Alexandria: Full-Day Guided Tour of Historical Sights

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Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From Alexandria: Full-Day Guided Tour of Historical Sights

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
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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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Live tour guide
Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description

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.

Includes
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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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
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

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This is an amazing tour!!! Our guide Heba (may have misspelled her name) was extremely educated and so accommodating!! She knew all of her history and more!! We needed to make a train and she made sure we had every bit of knowledge we wanted. She was perfect!!! The tour was perfect and I’d do it all again given the chance!

May 18, 2022

Nesrine was our guide for the day. It is with passion and professionalism that she told us in great detail the history of the city and of Egypt in general. She was able to satisfy our curiosity and was very good advice. We had the privilege of having a private driver throughout the day which was particularly pleasant. We highly recommend this experience!! Thank you

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March 9, 2022

Displeased that there is no entrance to the Citadel

February 22, 2022

Product ID: 409821