Travel to Alexandria from Cairo to explore the ancient Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Pompey's Pillar, and the city's new library; the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Stop and view the Citadel of Qaitbay, the location of the ancient lighthouse.
What to Expect
Enjoy a 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 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.
Continue to the city’s new library, the so-called Bibliotheca Alexandrina. This impressive library holds well over 8 million books, manuscripts, and ancient documents. Then you’ll get the chance to visit the Roman Amphitheatre.
Pause for lunch (not included), before continuing the tour with a drive along the coastline. Visit the Montazah Palace before stopping to admire the Citadel of Qaitbay, the location of the ancient lighthouse. At the end of the day you’ll be taken back to your hotel in Cairo, together with lots of memories and awesome pictures!
- 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 (approximately EGP 70 to 100 per person)
- Entry fees for all sites (EGP 180 for adults; EGP 65 for kids 6 to 12 years old; EGP 130 for students and teachers with valid ID)
- 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, the tour will only stop outside and enter Pompey's Pillar or the Citadel of Qaitbay instead.