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From Cairo: Private Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria

From Cairo: Private Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria

From US$ 125 per person

Discover the old sites and history of Alexandria from its ancient Egyptian roots through the Classical period to Roman times and beyond on an enlightening full-day tour from Cairo. See the new Library of Alexandria, the Roman Catacombs, and much more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, Italian, French
Pickup included
At 6:00 AM your guide will wait in your hotel lobby, holding a sign with the local provider's company name.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the main attractions of ancient Alexandria including the Roman Theatre and the Catacombs of Kom el Shaqafa
  • Stroll the ramparts of the 15th-century Qaitbay Citadel
  • Benefit from informative and professional Egyptologist guides
  • Relax with comfortable air-conditioned transfers
Full description
Explore the rich history of Alexandria; tracing time from its ancient Egyptian roots, through the Classical period, to Roman times and beyond on an informative full-day tour from Cairo. Enjoy meet-and-greet service pick-up, and drop off from your Cairo hotel, and the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. Begin the journey with a visit to the Roman theater in Kom El-Deka; a marble theater that once seated 800 spectators with galleries, sections of mosaic flooring, and a pleasure garden, all surrounded by Roman baths and villas. Continuing, explore the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa; the necropolis of 3 sub-levels dating from the 2nd century AD merges aspects of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman culture in its features. See the Roman triclinium – a banquet hall to honor the dead, as well as statues, reliefs, and a pillared lobby featuring depictions of Egyptian gods in Roman armor. See the site of the Alexandria Library. Concluding the tour, walk the ramparts of the 15th century Qaitbay Citadel, built upon the ruins of the ancient Alexandria Lighthouse. End this day of discovery with a relaxed evening drive back to Cairo, and your hotel.
Includes
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned deluxe van
  • English Speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch (without drinks)
  • Bottled water
  • Taxes and service charges
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • Passport or ID card

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  • Pets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 302 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Our guide Ahmed ElSayed was very knowledgable and answered all of our questions. He was always willing to satisfy our needs and was respecting covid measures by wearing his mask amd frequently using antiseptic and offering to us as well (he was the only, among all the tours we had). We would give 5 stars to the tour guide, but we need to rate the whole experience. The reason we don't give 5 stars is that we believe the agency should have informed us that the library is closed on Fridays so that we could book the tour for another day and the price should be reduced if one of the stops included in the description could not be made. Another thing was the driver who extremely exceeded the speed limit. Even though he seemed very skillful we would feel more safe if he stayed within the limit.

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August 22, 2021

I love the time I spent in the Citadel . It’s really refreshing ... Although we started in rain , see places like the catacombs and the theatre , which is not worth the time ! I would suggest pls skip the time there and keep more time to enjoy the beautiful view and every parts in Citadel.

January 20, 2021

This was a great tour that allowed me to see a good chunk of the city in very little time. My guide Mohamad and driver were great. They bought me water and snacks, took me to an amazing seafood restaurant for lunch, and also bought me some sugar cane juice and tea. I do wish I had had a little more time to explore the sights, but with such a tight schedule I understand why we could not. It was a good introduction tour to the city.

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March 7, 2020

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