Alexandria Day Tour From Cairo

This 12 hour daily tour from Cairo takes travelers on an educational journey through history in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria. Guests will explore some of Alexandria’s most significant archaeological and cultural sites, including the massive rock-cut Roman catacombs at Kom El Shoqafa, the imposing Pompey pillar, the historic Qaitbey Citadel, and the famous Roman theater and Library of Alexandria, gaining insight into the rich traditions and ancient wonders of one of Egypt’s most historically vibrant destinations. Transportation, guiding, and refreshments are included in the all-encompassing guided experience.

Availability

Daily

Pickup

Cairo Airport / Any Hotel in Cairo

Alexandria Day Tour Itinerary

One of the most impressive underground burial sites ever constructed, these enormous tombs were carefully excavated over two levels directly into the limestone bedrock and feature intricate carvings and decorations that have stood the test of time, providing visitors a glimpse into elaborate ancient Roman funeral rites and beliefs about the afterlife.

Standing tall at the center of a sprawling archaeological zone, this massive red granite column is a spectacular monument erected in the early 4th century AD that remains in excellent condition today. Visitors will be astounded by its scale and engineering feat required for its construction during Roman rule over 1,600 years ago.

Strategically located on the Mediterranean coastline, this impressive defensive fortress dominated Alexandria's landscape for centuries as a robust stronghold protecting the city from invaders. Its imposing walls and architectural features offer insight into its integral role in the region's military history and changes of power over time.

Dating back to the 2nd century AD, this well-preserved grand structure once hosted all manner of artistic and cultural productions that were a hallmark of the Roman Empire's Golden Age. Wander its graduated tiers and walk amidst where ancient orchestras and performers once held massive audiences enthralled.

Situated at the heart of learning during the glory years of civilization, the Library and adjoining Museum hosted over half a million sacred tomes and was the world's greatest repository of knowledge. Walk the ground where thinkers like Euclid and Archimedes once studied and discovered.

This comprehensive tour of Alexandria's most significant historical attractions offers a fascinating glimpse into the great heritage and cultural legacy that this Mediterranean city once represented in antiquity. Over the course of 12 insightful hours, visitors experience some of the ancient wonders which formerly drew scholars and luminaries from all over the known world. From the immense underground catacombs that hint at long-gone funerary rituals, to the landmarks remnants of Rome's powerful rule like Pompey's pillar and the citadel, this guided immersion transports one back to walk where mighty empires and the library that lit the way for science once flourished. The glimpse of Alexandria's past unfolds memories to hold for life throughout the educational and engaging journey.

WHAT’S INCLUDED​

  • Pick up from your hotel in Cairo.
  • English speaking guide during your tour. (Other Languages available on request with extra charge)
  • Bottle of Mineral Water to Each person during the tour.
  • All transfers by air-conditioned modern car.
  • All service charges and taxes.
  • Transfer back to your hotel at the end of your tour

NOT INCLUDED​

  • Visa to Egypt.
  • Any other optional tours if required.
  • Tipping.
  • Entrance fees to the above-mentioned sites.

Highlights

PRICE LIST

  • Single $150
  • 2 Persons $100 Each
  • 3 Persons $90 Each
  • 4 Persons $80 Each
  • 5 Persons $70 Each
  • 6 Persons $60 Each
  • MORE THAN 6 PERSONS $50 Each
  • Prices may differ on holidays.

Why Choose Us?

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Jaqueline C
Jaqueline C
2024-04-28
Verified
La mejor agencia de viajes de Egipto ¡Servicio de 10! Una agencia que te hace pasar un agradable momento en toda tu estancia. Muy responsables, puntuales y ordenados. Excelentes anfitriones. Saben a donde llevarte, qué lugares vale la pena invertir más tiempo y cuales otros no tanto. Te llevan a lugares de comida excelente 🫶🏻 en general una muy buena experiencia
jadergiraldo
jadergiraldo
2024-04-21
Verified
Excellent experience Excellent experience, the agency was very organized and had very good guides, highly recommended to feel safer and learn much of the history of this country.
Carolina B
Carolina B
2024-03-29
Verified
Amazing trip with family Tour wss well coordinated, Omar was very helpful, always responding our messaged on time, always available.. quality wss very godd, our guided and driver were amazing
Catalina M
Catalina M
2024-03-17
Verified
EXCELLENT ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!! It's a shame that it can only be given 5 stars, because I would like to give it 20 stars for the excellent service they offered me. I wholeheartedly recommend Travel Joy Egypt, from the first message their kindness and willingness to help me has been their personal trademark. I am a woman and I traveled alone to Cairo for 5 days, and I have never felt so well cared for and safe, this thanks to this tourism company that cared from the first moment to make me feel comfortable, they always knew how to adapt to my needs. Omar is an excellent advisor, very kind, patient, quick to respond and has been a key player in coordinating all the details of my trip. Hesham, my assigned Spanish guide, 10/10, he is an EXCELLENT guide, his level of Spanish is too good, he is very patient too, and he is also very intelligent with everything related to Egyptian culture, he always had an answer to all my questions . The driver of the vehicle was very friendly and spoke English. The car is always clean, with air conditioning and with window protectors for the sun. They always arrived on time and invited me to eat Egyptian snacks, I really appreciated this! I am not a person who repeats the same destination but I am sure that Egypt will be an exception, I want to return with my family and without a doubt we will take the same service with Travel Joy Egypt. Thanks for everything !!! Andrea
Francisco C
Francisco C
2024-02-26
Verified
A dream come true It was a dream stay, we visited Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. We had a great time, the guides 10 out of 10. The guys are very attentive, responsible, cordial and very punctual. I recommend this trip with them. Chilean friends, they have very good Guides in Spanish…
Culture609367
Culture609367
2024-02-24
Verified
Perfect trip Our entire stay in Egypt was amazing thanks to Travel Joy. They made sure my mom and I had the best 12 days touring Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. Kero and Emily were always making sure that everything went well and that the trip coordination was excellent! They also helped us with all the reservations and with every favor we asked for during our stay. We couldn't be happier to have had Mito and Mohamed as our guides. They speak excellent Spanish and answered all of our questions about the temples. We will definitely return to Egypt and choose Travel Joy as our host again. We leave very happy and feeling as if we had been with friends these days.
Marizul
Marizul
2024-02-22
Verified
Cairo in 2 days Amazing service since the first message. Omar is a great guy who will be available to answer any questions any time. Our guide Mito with a perfect Spanish was the perfect guide for our trip. He care about us, specifically my son. We still have one more day but I can absolutely recommend this service.
Boris B
Boris B
2024-02-22
Verified
Memorable multi-city tour of Egypt Our group of 13 had a memorable multi-city tour of Egypt thanks to Travel Joy and guide Mostafa. Over 6 months of planning ensured smooth sailing from start to finish. Comfortable transit aboard a spacious Toyota Coaster added enjoyment between destinations. We were delighted by most aspects of the 3-night deluxe Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, taking in iconic sights along the river. A road trip to Abu Simbel and Alexandria broadened cultural horizons outside Cairo as well. Our dedicated guide Mostafa and his cheerful team, including Omar and Kiro, anticipated every need with excellent hospitality. Relying on their local expertise enhanced appreciation for Egypt's rich history. While optional excursions hold value exploring off-itinerary, do thorough research beforehand. Knowing typical pricing prevents potential mismatches in expectations. When time permits, leisurely browsing artisan workshops and perfumeries can also prove rewarding after confirmed interest and minor negotiation. Overall, Travel Joy Egypt delivered wonderful memories through meticulous coordination. I'm grateful for their passion in sharing this magnificent land and cultures with visitors from around the world.
Raúl M
Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience Excellent service, excellent staff, very trained, 100% recommended. Everything was carried out as planned, on time and without setbacks.
Gandi Raúl M
Gandi Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience The entire service was excellent, we felt very well taken care of, very punctual and above all very attentive, the guides and transportation were top quality. We are very happy and they certainly come highly recommended.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Jaqueline C
Jaqueline C
2024-04-28
Verified
La mejor agencia de viajes de Egipto ¡Servicio de 10! Una agencia que te hace pasar un agradable momento en toda tu estancia. Muy responsables, puntuales y ordenados. Excelentes anfitriones. Saben a donde llevarte, qué lugares vale la pena invertir más tiempo y cuales otros no tanto. Te llevan a lugares de comida excelente 🫶🏻 en general una muy buena experiencia
jadergiraldo
jadergiraldo
2024-04-21
Verified
Excellent experience Excellent experience, the agency was very organized and had very good guides, highly recommended to feel safer and learn much of the history of this country.
Carolina B
Carolina B
2024-03-29
Verified
Amazing trip with family Tour wss well coordinated, Omar was very helpful, always responding our messaged on time, always available.. quality wss very godd, our guided and driver were amazing
Catalina M
Catalina M
2024-03-17
Verified
EXCELLENT ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!! It's a shame that it can only be given 5 stars, because I would like to give it 20 stars for the excellent service they offered me. I wholeheartedly recommend Travel Joy Egypt, from the first message their kindness and willingness to help me has been their personal trademark. I am a woman and I traveled alone to Cairo for 5 days, and I have never felt so well cared for and safe, this thanks to this tourism company that cared from the first moment to make me feel comfortable, they always knew how to adapt to my needs. Omar is an excellent advisor, very kind, patient, quick to respond and has been a key player in coordinating all the details of my trip. Hesham, my assigned Spanish guide, 10/10, he is an EXCELLENT guide, his level of Spanish is too good, he is very patient too, and he is also very intelligent with everything related to Egyptian culture, he always had an answer to all my questions . The driver of the vehicle was very friendly and spoke English. The car is always clean, with air conditioning and with window protectors for the sun. They always arrived on time and invited me to eat Egyptian snacks, I really appreciated this! I am not a person who repeats the same destination but I am sure that Egypt will be an exception, I want to return with my family and without a doubt we will take the same service with Travel Joy Egypt. Thanks for everything !!! Andrea
Francisco C
Francisco C
2024-02-26
Verified
A dream come true It was a dream stay, we visited Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. We had a great time, the guides 10 out of 10. The guys are very attentive, responsible, cordial and very punctual. I recommend this trip with them. Chilean friends, they have very good Guides in Spanish…
Culture609367
Culture609367
2024-02-24
Verified
Perfect trip Our entire stay in Egypt was amazing thanks to Travel Joy. They made sure my mom and I had the best 12 days touring Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. Kero and Emily were always making sure that everything went well and that the trip coordination was excellent! They also helped us with all the reservations and with every favor we asked for during our stay. We couldn't be happier to have had Mito and Mohamed as our guides. They speak excellent Spanish and answered all of our questions about the temples. We will definitely return to Egypt and choose Travel Joy as our host again. We leave very happy and feeling as if we had been with friends these days.
Marizul
Marizul
2024-02-22
Verified
Cairo in 2 days Amazing service since the first message. Omar is a great guy who will be available to answer any questions any time. Our guide Mito with a perfect Spanish was the perfect guide for our trip. He care about us, specifically my son. We still have one more day but I can absolutely recommend this service.
Boris B
Boris B
2024-02-22
Verified
Memorable multi-city tour of Egypt Our group of 13 had a memorable multi-city tour of Egypt thanks to Travel Joy and guide Mostafa. Over 6 months of planning ensured smooth sailing from start to finish. Comfortable transit aboard a spacious Toyota Coaster added enjoyment between destinations. We were delighted by most aspects of the 3-night deluxe Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, taking in iconic sights along the river. A road trip to Abu Simbel and Alexandria broadened cultural horizons outside Cairo as well. Our dedicated guide Mostafa and his cheerful team, including Omar and Kiro, anticipated every need with excellent hospitality. Relying on their local expertise enhanced appreciation for Egypt's rich history. While optional excursions hold value exploring off-itinerary, do thorough research beforehand. Knowing typical pricing prevents potential mismatches in expectations. When time permits, leisurely browsing artisan workshops and perfumeries can also prove rewarding after confirmed interest and minor negotiation. Overall, Travel Joy Egypt delivered wonderful memories through meticulous coordination. I'm grateful for their passion in sharing this magnificent land and cultures with visitors from around the world.
Raúl M
Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience Excellent service, excellent staff, very trained, 100% recommended. Everything was carried out as planned, on time and without setbacks.
Gandi Raúl M
Gandi Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience The entire service was excellent, we felt very well taken care of, very punctual and above all very attentive, the guides and transportation were top quality. We are very happy and they certainly come highly recommended.

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Alexandria Day Tour From Cairo

An Amazing Journey Through Egypt’s Antiquity
The 12 hour guided tour from Cairo to Alexandria is a remarkable journey through history that awaits. Travel back through the centuries to when this city was the locus of culture and knowledge that defined Hellenistic civilization in North Africa, a hub where ideas spread from its renowned library across the ancient world.

Exploring the Massive Rock-Cut Catacombs
First on the itinerary is visiting the infamous underground burial site of Kom El Shoqafa. This immense subterranean tomb complex carved directly into solid limestone showcases some of the most ornate funerary artwork anywhere in the Roman Empire. Sprawling over two levels nearly 150 feet below ground, it housed over three hundred burial locations for Alexandria’s elite. Its cavernous halls and rooms are filled with detailed sculptures, geometric designs and depictions of classical myths that pay tribute to fading beliefs.

Standing Tall at Pompey’s Pillar
Rising starkly from the archeological park where it rests is the famous ruin known as Pompey’s Pillar. This massive solitary red granite column stretching over 100 feet high is one of the most remarkable ancient monuments in Alexandria. Its construction techniques and precision stone carving endured over 16 centuries since its erection in the 4th century AD to commemorate a Roman prefect. Visitors can only imagine how dominating its presence must have seemed to those living when it was newly risen.

The Strategic Qaitbay Citadel
Perched dramatically on the Mediterranean coast is this military stronghold which served for over three centuries to protect Alexandria’s important trade empire. Its stout walls and bastions project an ominous sense of the power and danger the city faced from outside forces. Inside, passageways and barracks show how it functioned as an authoritarian junction of surveillance and command. Its imposing form signifies the strategic priorities that motivated Alexandria’s rulers.

A Cultural Epicenter at the Theater
A short distance away, history comes alive at traces of the grand amphitheater. Imagination paints the scenes of thousands filling its ascending tiers for performances, political speeches and important announcements in its heyday. The depth of cultural richness the city enjoyed under Roman hegemony resounds through the ruined shells of arches and foundations that remain.

A Crescendo at the Library
No words can do justice to the institution which was for nearly a millennium a bastion and beacon of accumulated erudition for Mediterranean civilization: the Library of Alexandria. Scholars flocked here from across the Eastern world for unprecedented access to scrolls representing all branches of Hellenistic thought archived within its architectural wonders, some estimates suggest up to half a million documents at its apex. Though its physical buildings are long gone, the Library’s spirit of pushing human understanding to new horizons continues nourishing minds universally.

A Visit to Remember
Taken together, these site excursions open a vista to comprehend the epic significance of Alexandria in antiquity, and how profoundly the discoveries made within this renowned city impacted our common classical heritage. For anyone interested in archaeology, architecture, culture or history, a day trip experience to immerse within such renown remnants as are still found in Alexandria ensures memories to last for life’s remaining journeys ahead. This guided exploration pays tribute to how far our global community has progressed from such foundations.

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