Private tour

From Cairo: Private Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria

Activity provider: Emo Tours Egypt

From Cairo: Private Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria

Activity provider: Emo Tours Egypt
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From US$ 125 per person

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Step back in time to ancient Alexandria on a guided van tour from Cairo. Savor a tasty lunch and visit sights like the Kom El-Deka Roman theater, the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, and Qaitbay Citadel.

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Duration 10 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, Italian, French
Pickup included
At 6:00 AM your guide will wait in your hotel lobby, holding a sign with the local provider's company name.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the main attractions of ancient Alexandria including the Roman Theatre and the Catacombs of Kom el Shaqafa
  • Stroll the ramparts of the 15th-century Qaitbay Citadel
  • Benefit from informative and professional Egyptologist guides
  • Relax with comfortable air-conditioned transfers
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned van
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Drinks
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

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  • Pets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 315 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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We were picked up on time from our hotel lobby and driven to Alexandria. Our driver made a stop to allow us to purchase a coffee since it was an early start. We met our guide in Alexandria who was lovely and very knowledgeable. We had a lovely lunch overlooking the water with nice fish and freshly cooked pita bread. Overall it was a nice day.

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September 22, 2022

The tour was very well organized and the guide was there on time and the driver also seemed very experienced and the drive was very pleasant. What irritated us a bit was the fact that the guide didn't seem to know exactly what was on the program. I first had to show him the program so that he could find out exactly what we were going to visit. I also have to honestly say that although the guide spoke good German, it seemed as if a lot of the information had been memorized. He didn't understand most of our questions, or at least it gave the impression that he couldn't understand us very well. For a tour guide we would have wished for a little more exchange and not just learned facts and figures.

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August 22, 2022

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.

August 13, 2022

Product ID: 11732