From Cairo To Alexandria: An Archaeological Day Trip To Explore The Ancient City

Your Alexandria and El-Alamein tour begins with a visit to Alexandria, the coastal gem of Egypt. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo and accompany you on a comfortable drive to Alexandria.


This one-day tour will take you on a journey to Alexandria, one of the oldest and most historically significant cities in the world. You’ll get to visit some of the city’s most iconic sites, including the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, the Pompey’s Pillar, and the Qaitbay Citadel. You’ll also get to explore the stunning Alexandria Library and learn about the city’s rich intellectual history.


  • Explore the ancient ruins of the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa
  • Marvel at the towering Pompey’s Pillar
  • Visit the Qaitbay Citadel, an impressive fortress on the Mediterranean Sea
  • Learn about the city’s intellectual history at the Alexandria Library


7:00 AM – Pickup from your hotel in Cairo

9:00 AM – Arrive in Alexandria and visit the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa

11:00 AM – Explore the stunning Pompey’s Pillar and its surroundings

12:30 PM – Lunch at a local restaurant (not included in the tour price

2:00 PM – Visit the impressive Qaitbay Citadel and learn about its history

3:30 PM – Explore the Alexandria Library and learn about the city’s intellectual past

5:00 PM – Depart Alexandria and return to your hotel in Cairo

7:00 PM – Arrive back at your hotel in Cairo


  • Round-trip private transportation from your hotel in Cairo to Alexandria
  • Entrance fees to all attractions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Professional and knowledgeable English-speaking guide
  • Bottle of water per person


  • Lunch
  • Gratuities for the guide and driver

Pricing Information:

  • 1 person: $180
  • 2-3 people: $120 per person
  • 4-6 people: $100 per person
  • 7-10 people: $80 per person

Tips and Advice for Travelers:

  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, as there will be a lot of walking involved
  • Bring sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the sun
  • Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the stunning views and historic sites
  • Be respectful of local customs and dress modestly

Trip Notes:

  • This tour requires a moderate amount of walking, so it may not be suitable for individuals with mobility issues.
  • The tour can be customized to suit the needs of travelers, including changing the pickup time.


Q: Is lunch included in the tour price? A: No, lunch is not included in the tour price. However, your guide will recommend a local restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious meal.

Q: Is the tour suitable for children? A: Yes, the tour is suitable for children of all ages. However, please note that there will be a lot of walking involved.