Tour Availability: Daily
Pick up Time: 6 am (Available to change)
Tour Type: Private
Tour Duration: Full-Day (12 hours)
Pick up Location: Cairo or Giza Hotel
Site opening time: 8 am to 5 pm
Discover one of Egypt’s most impressive historical cities; Alexandria, on a full-day tour from Cairo. Tour Alexandria’s most significant and fascinating spots with your private tour guide. See the Greek and Roman masterpieces ruins at the National Museum, descend into the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, with the beautiful artworks, visit the Roman Theater, take in views from the 15-century fortifications at the Citadel of Qaitbay. Explore the New Alexandria library at your own pace. Feast on a delicious lunch at a good quality seafood restaurant. With door-to-door transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle.
Note: Alexandria Library is closed on Fridays and on every public holiday. To enter the reading area you will need to purchase a ticket.
Egypt Gift Tours expert tour guide will pick you up at 7:00 am from your hotel in either Cairo or Giza to Alexandria which is 220 km away from Cairo. Arrive Alexandria around 10 am and start your day tour by visiting the National Museum, home to Greek and Roman era masterpiece ruins discovered under the water shores of Alexandria. Supper impressive old stuff right here.
Then, you will visit The Catacomb of Kom El-Shoqafa, one of the world’s largest Roman burial sites, the Catacombs are one of Alexandria’s most popular attractions. Descend into a network of underground passages, tombs, and antechambers via a spiral staircase over a three-level tombstone, a large Roman-style banquet room, where relatives of the deceased traditionally hosted memorial meals. Inside are 2nd Century statues of Sobek and Anubis wearing Roman Armor.
Proceed to the Roman Theater, of which seats are made out of marble stones and the floor has a big section of mosaic and a pleasure garden surrounded by Roman Villas and baths.
Our Alexandria day tour continues with a visit to the Alexandria Library. Inspired by the original great library of Alexandria, the modern library was built to hold over eight million books and built between 1995 and 2002. It is an impressive homage to the ancient splendor of Alexandria. Pick your jaws up off the ground and explore!
Enjoy photo stops at Qaitbay Citadel, a defensive 15-century fortress built on the ruins of the light house of Alexandria; one of the ancient world’s seven wonders.
Finish your tour at Al Mursi Abu Alabbas mosque (from outside), an elaborate structure built to honor a Sufi Saint, and have a free walk on the Cornish.
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to Cairo. You will be back at Cairo around 19:00 pm.
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip.