Private Full-Day Tour: Alexandria Historical Sites From Cairo

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9 hours
Max People : 40
Trip Summary

With historic sites, a scenic coastline, and a celebrated modern library, Alexandria is an ancient cultural center and a fascinating day trip from Cairo. Get a personalized introduction to Egypt’s second-largest city on a full-day, private tour from Cairo that includes round-trip transport, all entrance fees, and a seafood lunch (Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required).

Departure & Return Location

Your chosen hotel in Cairo or Giza

Departure Time

At 07:00 AM

Price Includes

  • Entry fees to all mentioned sites
  • day tour will be escorted by an expert Egyptologist English speaking Guide
  • Lunch in an authentic local restaurant
  • a private touring spacious fully air condition vehicle and including all mentioned sites entry fees
  • One Bottled Water
  • All Service charges and taxes
  • Pick up services from your hotel & return

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities for Guide & Driver
  • Drinks during Lunch
  • Any Private Expenses


  • National Museum of Alexandria
  • Pompey's Pillar
  • Catacumbs of Kom El-Shokafa
  • Alexandria Library
  • Citadel of Quietbay (Panoramic visit)
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Infant meals not included
  • The dress code is smart casual
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

07:00 Am- 09:00 AmPick up - Travel to Alexandria

Breakfast at the hotel, and then travel to Alexandria in an air-conditioned minivan. Get a briefing on your day’s itinerary along the way, and take in views of the scenery on the drive towards the Mediterranean coast.

09:00 Am - 12:00 PmNational Museum of Alexandria - Catacumbs of Kom El-Shokafa - Pompey's Pillar

Make your first stop at the Alexandria National Museum, where a series of exhibits illustrate Alexandria’s grand past, from Graeco-Roman times to the pharaohs, Byzantine empire, and the arrival of Islam. Continue to the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, three tiers of underground burial chambers that blend Roman, Greek, and Egyptian styles. Painted figures and statues bring the ancient world to life in an underground funereal banquet hall, burial chambers, and passageways sunk into solid rock. Visit Pompey’s Pillar, a monolithic triumphal column that celebrates Emperor Diocletian in solid red Aswan granite.

12:00 pm - 01:00 pmLunch

Pause for a seafood lunch at a local restaurant (Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required)

01:30 Pm - 03:00 PmQuietbay Citadel (Panoramic Visit) - Alexandria Library & Return Back

and then a Panoramic visit to the Citadel of Qaietbay, later visit the Library of Alexandria, a modern facility that pays tribute to the city’s ancient library. The elegant building makes room for 20 million books, and the granite exterior is inscribed with characters from 120 different writing systems. After visiting the library make the return trip to Cairo, where this tour concludes with a drop-off at your hotel.