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Cairo: Archeological Day-Trip to Alexandria

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Activity provider: Ramses tours

Cairo: Archeological Day-Trip to Alexandria

Activity provider: Ramses tours

From US$ 70 per person

A trip perfect for archaeology lovers! Leaving from Cairo, you will explore the monuments, mosques, and gardens of Alexandria, on this full-day guided tour.

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Duration 12 hours
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English, French
Pickup included
Your Cairo accommodation.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa
  • Visit the library of Alexandria Manuscripts Museum
  • Enjoy the old city center of Alexandria
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After being picked up from your hotel, you will travel to Alexandria. You will first visit the insides of the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa, which is the largest Roman Cemetery and consists of three levels cut into rock. Next, you will drive to visit the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria, complete with the display of the sunken monuments of Alexandria which were discovered under the East Harbor of Alexandria. You will also drive by Pompay’s Pillar, where you will stop for a photo break. Your next stop will be to the library of Alexandria, which is the biggest library in the world, consisting of 8 million books. You can visit its open court where you can see the statue of Alexander the Great and the statue of Ptolemy the first, which was found underwater nearby. You will visit the library’s manuscript museum, president Saddat Museum, and impressions of Alexandria Museum. The car will then take you to visit the church of St. Mark, the oldest church in Africa. Through your drive you will see the old downtown and the local historical architecture which has Baroque-style designs and Italian and French-style properties. You will then visit the El Nabi Daniel Mosque, which is believed by many people to be related to Alexander the Great's tomb. It is said to contain the remains of the scholar and venerated teacher Prophet Daniel, and his companion Sidi Lokman el Hakim, a religious story-teller. The car will then take you to visit the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city, the Abbo Elabbas Mosque, as well as the strangest sight outside it: an old funfair where children play on antique funfair rides and eat candy floss. Opposite is the corniche and the old harbor where you can see the old fishing boats, men fishing and traditional fishermen making nets. You will then continue to see the outside of Quaitbay Castle, which was built on the same site as the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The car will then take you to the Mamoura Beach Resort, located east of Montaza's royal gardens. Walk along the corniche of Maamourah, and appreciate the nice environment.

It is considered one of the main tourist attractions in Alexandria for its beach, Corniche walk and parks.

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  • All transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • The Alexandria Library is closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and on public holidays
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We had a great trip with Hani and Nirmi! Hani is a fantastic driver and Nirmi is a sweet and knowledgeable guide that made us feel relaxed. We had a plan for the day but she also gave us options in between. The Alexandria library and our lunch at the Fish Market in Alexandria Eastern Harbour were highlights of this trip. This is great trip to see the most important sites in a day with driving to and from Cairo included! Absolute value for money and having a guide helps you in not having to stand in long queues at attractions. All in all, a great experience!

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February 5, 2023

Great experience! Mig (tour guide) was extremely attentive, polite and helpful. The tour was on time, the drive to Alexandria was fun and we stopped for coffee ☕️ and pastries Alexandria was quite an amazing experience and is worth it to visit this interesting city. Our guide in Alexandria was absolutely great. I loved the museum of old books! Actually I liked everything. Highly recommended 5 ⭐️

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November 14, 2022

Amazing, excellent, sensational. Thanks to our tour guide for an amazing experience we had in Alexandria. The best i met till now, the trip was well planned avoiding the crowd spots, very well explained the history, very nice and kind with our needs, we stopped every time we needed something, he even told us how to deal with the locals. I wish i met them from the first day of my vacation in Egypt.

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October 31, 2022

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