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Alexandria Day Trip from Cairo

Highlights
  • Full-day tour of Alexandria from Cairo, with an expert guide
  • Explore this laid-back Mediterranean city, founded by Alexandria the Great in the 4th century BC
  • Descend into the eerie Roman burial tunnels of Kom ash-Shuqqafa
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Alexandria Day Trip from Cairo
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Alexandria Day Trip from Cairo
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Overview
Head back in time on this historic Alexandria Day Trip from Cairo that showcases the best of Egypt’s second-largest city. Travel to this coastal destination founded in 312 BC and listen in as your expert guide shares how it was the nation’s capital for some nearly a millennium. Venture into the dark Roman catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa and explore the medieval Fort Qaitbey where the city’s lighthouse was once located. Follow your guide into the Alexandria Library and tour the National Museum where you’ll wind through halls filled with ancient artifacts dating back to the Greeks and Romans that highlight Alexandria’s rich past.
What to Expect
Kick off your Alexandria day trip from Cairo when you meet your guide in the center of the city. Travel in air-conditioned comfort aboard a luxury coach as you make your way to Egypt’s second largest city. 

Founded by Alexander the Great in 312 BC, the city’s coastal views and easy access to the Mediterranean Ocean make it a destination for travelers to this diverse nation. Follow your guide into the dark Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa and venture into the three levels of tunnels that make up the world’s largest Roman burial site. Learn about the chambers, sculptures and frescos and experience the spooky triclinium, where family held giant feasts to honor the fallen.

Next, your guide will take you to the former site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, which was once recognized as one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Though the structure no longer exists, you’ll learn about its mythical past and get an up close look at the 15th century citadel known as Fort Qaitbey, which was built on these hallowed grounds.

After a local lunch (own expense) your guide will take you on a tour of the Alexandria Library. Its disc-like shape is unusual for the area and is home to more than eight million books.

Finally, no trip to this fine city is complete without a stop at the Alexandria National Museum. Wind through the halls filled with Greek and Roman artifacts and gain a deeper understanding of how these European lands influenced the development of Egypt. At the close of the tour your air-conditioned coach will transport you back to Cairo and return you to your original center-city starting point.
Reviews (33)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Trip

Beautiful area rich in history with lots to and many places to eat. The people are friendly and the Alexandria Librabry along with the Fort is something to definitely see. You will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mike r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Quick stop in Alexandria

I used Intrepid Travel for many of my past trips over the years and their Urban Adventures are no exception for the quality and down to earth tour guides they provide. The tour is to be expected from the description and is jammed with the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank LiHe89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alexandria Tour - Urban Adventires

We booked this day trip by Urban Adventures through Expedia.ca prior to our bigger group tour of Egypt. We were at a hotel near the pyramids but by contacting Urban Adventures they pick us up at our hotel saving our needing to go downtown, a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Guide263846
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Very nice tour in Alexandria.

A wonderful tour and an outstanding guide, but I don't remember his name unfortunately. I traveled there Nov 14. He was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. What I really appreciated about him was he did not take me to several shops I did not...More

Thank 189davev
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile
Alexandria day trip

Had a great experience visiting Alexandria, Mohamed E was a fantastic guide, the library was amazing and I found the catacombs to be really interesting plus you can't beat having a falafel by the Mediterranean looking at an ancient fortress!

Thank Nat B
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19 November 2018|
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Response from 189davev | Reviewed this property |
Probably not, but I carried my passport with me everywhere in Egypt. Just in case security asked for it, there are several security checkpoints throughout the country. I also made a photo copy of my passport and left it in... More
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27 October 2018|
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