Travel to Alexandria from Cairo to visit the city's new library, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and the Montaza Palace. On the second day, discover the ancient Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Pompey's Pillar, and the Citadel of Qaitbay.
What to Expect
Enjoy a 2-day tour to the ancient city of Alexandria from Cairo in a new model air-conditioned private van with your skilled driver.
You’ll be picked up from your hotel in the morning to begin the 3-hour drive along the desert road from Cairo. When you reach Alexandria, visit the city’s new library, the so-called Bibliotheca Alexandrina. This impressive library holds well over 8 million books, manuscripts, and ancient documents. Then pause for lunch before visiting the Montaza Palace. Wander the streets in the evening for a beautiful experience before calling it a night at retiring to your hotel for sleep.
On day 2 you'll get the chance to yisit the Roman Amphitheatre before exploring the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. Next up, admire Pompey’s Pillar from the outside. This Roman column was erected to commemorate a historic victory back in 297 AD. Enjoy lunch in a fish restaurant at the market before the tour continues to the Citadel of Qaitbay, the location of the ancient lighthouse. Before heading back to Cairo, the tour will visit the El-Mursi Abul Abbas Mosque; a beautiful building dating back to the 13th century.
- Tour guide fees
- Private transport in new model A/C private van
- Bottled water
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
What's Not Included
- Lunch on the second day (approximately EGP 100 to 200 per person)
- Entry fees for all sites (EGP 210 for adults and EGP 100 for kids 6 to 12 years old)
- Tips (optional)
Know Before You Go
Allowed: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Pompay's Pillar, The Roman Theater, Qaitbey Fort, Muntazah Palace Complex
Not allowed: inside the Catacomb
Suggested dress: comfortable walking shoes
For women: long-sleeved shirts, trousers or modest skirts, and a scarf
For men: long-sleeved shirts and trousers
Please note that the library is closed on Fridays and Saturdays, so if you booked this tour on one of these days you will only be able to see the library from the outside.
After you have confirmed your tour, the supplier can help you book accommodation in Alexandria at a discounted rate.