Experience the rich history and culture of this coastal city, known as the “Pearl of the Mediterranean,” as you explore ancient landmarks and modern attractions. With an expert guide and comfortable transportation, this tour offers a comprehensive and hassle-free way to see the best of Alexandria.
This private full-day tour of Alexandria is the perfect way to explore the city’s rich history and ancient landmarks. Your experienced guide will take you on a journey through time, from the ancient Library of Alexandria to the stunning Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa. With comfortable transportation, personalized attention, and flexibility to customize your itinerary, this tour is the ideal way to experience the highlights of Alexandria in one day.
Highlights of the Tour:
- Visit the ancient Library of Alexandria, one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world.
- Explore the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, a series of tombs that date back to the 2nd century AD.
- See the Qaitbay Citadel, a 15th-century fortress built on the site of the ancient lighthouse of Alexandria.
- Walk through the vibrant streets of Alexandria and visit the Roman Amphitheatre and the Pompey’s Pillar.
- Learn about the history and culture of Alexandria from your expert guide.
- 7:00 am – Pickup from your hotel in Cairo and drive to Alexandria (approximately 2.5 hours).
- 10:00 am – Visit the Library of Alexandria and explore the fascinating history of this ancient institution.
- 11:30 am – Head to the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa and discover the unique blend of Roman and Egyptian architectural styles.
- 1:00 pm – Enjoy a traditional lunch at a local restaurant (not included in the tour price).
- 2:00 pm – Visit the Qaitbay Citadel and marvel at the stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.
- 3:30 pm – Walk through the vibrant streets of Alexandria and visit the Roman Amphitheatre and Pompey’s Pillar.
- 5:00 pm – Return to your hotel in Cairo.
- Private air-conditioned transportation from Cairo to Alexandria and back.
- Professional English-speaking tour guide.
- Entrance fees to all the sites mentioned in the itinerary.
- Mineral water and snacks on board the vehicle.
- Lunch at a local restaurant (can be arranged upon request).
- Gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
- 1 person: $200 USD
- 2-4 persons: $120 USD per person
- 5-8 persons: $90 USD per person
- 9-15 persons: $75 USD per person
Tips and Advice for Travelers:
- Wear comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking.
- Dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites.
- Bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses as it can get quite hot in Alexandria.
- Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the stunning views and ancient landmarks.
- This is a private tour and can be customized to suit your needs and interests.
- Pickup time can be adjusted upon request.
- This tour is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
- The tour will take place rain or shine, so be prepared for any weather conditions.
Q: Is lunch included in the tour price? A: No, lunch is not included in the tour price. However, we can arrange for lunch at a local restaurant upon request.
Q: Are there any restrictions on photography during the tour? A: Photography is generally allowed at the attractions visited on this tour, but we recommend checking with your guide beforehand if there are any restrictions or guidelines.
Q: What is the cancellation policy for this tour? A: Cancellations made 48 hours or more prior to the tour date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the tour date will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. No-shows will be charged the full tour price.