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From Cairo: Private Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria

1. From Cairo: Private Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria

Explore the rich history of Alexandria; tracing time from its ancient Egyptian roots, through the Classical period, to Roman times and beyond on an informative full-day guided tour from Cairo. Stop for a delicious local lunch and enjoy bottled water on your trip. Enjoy pick-up and drop off from your Cairo hotel and an airconditioned bus ride to the Roman theater in Kom El-Deka; a marble theater that once seated 800 spectators in its galleries. View sections of mosaic flooring and a pleasure garden which is surrounded by Roman baths and villas. Continue to the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, a necropolis with 3 sublevels which dates back to the 2nd century AD. See the Roman triclinium, a banquet hall to honor the dead. Admire its statues, reliefs, and a pillared lobby featuring depictions of Egyptian gods in Roman armor. See the site of the Alexandria Library and walk the ramparts of the 15th century Qaitbay Citadel, which was built upon the ruins of the ancient Alexandria Lighthouse. End your day of discovery with a relaxed evening drive back to your hotel in Cairo.

From Cairo: Alexandria Private Full-Day Discovery Tour

2. From Cairo: Alexandria Private Full-Day Discovery Tour

Get ready for an inspiring day in one of Egypt’s most impressive historical cities, Alexandria. After an approximately 3-hour drive, your day tour of Alexandria begins at the Catacombs of Kom Ash-Suqqafa. One of the world's largest Roman burial sites, the Catacombs is also one of Alexandria's most popular attractions. You will descend into a network of underground passages, tombs, and antechambers via a spiral staircase over a 3-level labyrinth. Dozens of chambers with sculpted pillars and statues await your curiosity, as well as a large Roman-style banquet room, where relatives of the deceased traditionally hosted memorial meals. Head to the former site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world. Although the lighthouse is no longer standing, atop its ruins lies the Citadel of Qaitbay, a defensive fortress built in the 15th Century. Designed as a defense along the Mediterranean coastline, the Citadel offers extensive views, fresh Mediterranean air, and a supreme sense of historical significance. Your tour continues with a visit to the Alexandria Library. Inspired by the original great library of Alexandria, the modern library was built to hold more than 8 million books. Built between 1995 and 2002, it covers 11 cascading levels and although it has not yet reached its capacity, is an impressive homage to the ancient splendor of Alexandria. Your final stop in Alexandria is the National Museum, home to Greek and Roman-era masterpiece ruins discovered under the water on the shores of Alexandria. As one of Egypt’s most historically significant cities, your day tour of Alexandria will leave you with an enriching experience like no other.

From Cairo: 2-Day Tour to Alexandria and El Alamein

3. From Cairo: 2-Day Tour to Alexandria and El Alamein

Day 1 After getting picked up from your hotel in Cairo, travel in the comfort of a private air-conditioned vehicle towards Alexandria. At your first stop, admire the famous library of Alexandria, one of the largest and most impressive examples of ancient times. Next, visit the site of Pharos lighthouse of Alexandria, which was once an Ancient Wonder of the world, before breaking for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, visit the Montazah Palace Gardens, where you can marvel at the presidential palaces of Salamlek, Al-Haramlik, and their adjacent beaches. Later, stop for some photos at Alexandria’s most charming mosque and at the memorial statue of Alexander the Great. Next, pay a visit to the oldest church in Africa; the Church of St Mark. Finish your tour in Downtown Alexandria, passing through the old harbor along the way. At the end of the day, get dropped off at a 4* hotel where you will spend the night. Day 2 After breakfast, meet your tour guide and begin your journey towards the town of El-Alamein. First, head to the El Alamein War Museum to learn all about the tragic Western Desert campaigns. Here, you can admire military paraphernalia such as weapons and soldiers' uniforms. You will also visit the Commonwealth and German Cemetery before getting transferred back to your hotel in Cairo.

From Cairo: El Alamein and Alexandria Guided Day Tour

4. From Cairo: El Alamein and Alexandria Guided Day Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Cairo for the day and immerse yourself in Egypt's history on this day trip. Get picked up from your hotel in Cairo in the morning and travel to El Alamein where you will discover World War II remains and cemeteries. Head to the Military Museum and admire a variety of weapons, military garbs, and tanks. Continue your tour with a visit to the WWII Cemeteries, located on the west of the town, on a small peninsula overlooking the sea. In the afternoon, drive to Alexandria where you will see Pompay’s Pillar. Next, head to Qaitbay Citadel and admire the impressive architecture of this 15th-century fortress.  Finish your tour with a visit to the catacombs, the largest Roman cemetery in existence. Get dropped off back at your hotel in the evening.

From Cairo: Alexandria Private Tour with Lunch

5. From Cairo: Alexandria Private Tour with Lunch

Sit back and relax as your driver picks you up from the comfort of your hotel to start your private tour of Alexandria. Enjoy sitting in a nice air-conditioned car as you to travel to the coast. Journey to a city that dates back to 331 BC when it was founded by Alexander the Great. Bask in the history and romance of the city where stormy love story between Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, and Marc Antony took place. Find bits of Alexandria’s glorious past including Greco-Roman monuments, beautiful gardens, the 15th century Qaitbay Citadel, and see the modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Visit the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria with its display of the sunken monuments, and the the Roman theater in Kom El-Deka before going to Pompey’s Pillar and exploring the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa.

From Cairo or Giza: Alexandria Private Tour with Tickets

6. From Cairo or Giza: Alexandria Private Tour with Tickets

Visit the Catacombs of Kom El-Shokafa, an underground necropolis, built by the Greeks and the Romans in Alexandria during the last century BC and the 1st century AD. The necropolis is of three levels all are found under the ground, and some of the sarcophaguses are decorated. Watch the carved walls and the mixed art that found nowhere in Egypt except in Alexandria. Discover the whole complete story with the guide and take the best photos. Discover Pompey's Pillar a triumphal column built at the 3rd century AD, to honor the name of the Roman Emperor Augustus Diocletian. Later on, a temple dedicated to the local God Serapis was built around the area. We can still see the remains of this temple all around the area. The Pillar found in the middle, is the tallest and the heaviest found in front of a Temple. Discover the whole complete story with the guide and take the best photos. Visit Alexandria Library, a huge modern construction inaugurated in 2002, that was built nearby the place of the famous original Alexandria library. In 1988 UNESCO and the UNDP have worked together until the inauguration day. It was inaugurated by the Egyptian former president Mubarak. The bibliotheque of Alexandria has the biggest reading library hall found in Egypt of seven levels plus four conference halls, planetarium, and seven modern art galleries. Discover the whole place with the guide and take the best photos. Visit Qaitbay Citadel, it was built by Sultan Qaitbay at the 15th century AD, to protect the country and the Muslim Mamluk dynasty from the Ottoman (Turkish) threaten. The Citadel was built at the same place of Alexandria famous Lighthouse. The Citadel have been totally restored. Enjoy the Mediterranean sea view from above the citadel. Discover the whole complete story with the guide and take the best photos.

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I liked it. Overall excursion was fantastic. I was picked up in a very comfortable crossover. 3 hour drive to Alexandria. I met my guide John at catacombs location. Then we went to amphitheater, library, fortress and finished it at the fish restaurant on promenade. John was very knowledgeable and very pleasant guy. I did not have a feeling he was there just for money. Big plus. Our driver Ahmed was also very good. Good driving, no speeding, no crazy maneuvers. We stuck in traffic on the way back, but he was calm and very pleasant. The only downside of the whole experience i’ve asked to start tour at 7:15 instead of 6am, and waited inside lobby for 15 minutes while no one came after me. Had to call the organizer to find out the driver was outside hotel all this time. I highly recommend the tour. Thank you Emo for great memories.

Had an excellent tour guide. Kholoud was very knowledgeable and friendly. She always made sure to ask me if I had any questions and an answered all the questions I did have. She was very professional and an amazing guide. Also Mustafa was an amazing driver. Both made my tour great.

The tour was excellent. Ranya my guide really knew her stuff and was able to answer any questions I had. Didn't get to go inside the Alexandria Library as it was closed but that was my fault for booking it on a Saturday. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to Egypt.

Well prepared Judas and excellent driver. We were very happy with this experience.

Wonderful day trip from Cairo. Best watching and good seafood