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Private Cairo: Alexandria Day Trip

Private Cairo: Alexandria Day Trip
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Duration:
10h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    10h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Behold historical Alexandria, Egypt’s second-largest city on this full-day tour from Cairo. Travel to this beautiful Mediterranean coastal city, founded by Alexander the Great in 312 BC, to learn more about how it served as Egypt’s capital for nearly 1,000 years. Explore the spooky Roman catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa; see medieval Fort Qaitbey where Alexandria’s fabled lighthouse once stood; and marvel at the new Alexandria Library, a disc-shaped wonder that honors the ancient library. Lastly, visit the National Museum, where Greek, Roman and medieval displays chart the city’s tumultuous past.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
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. Your next stop is the National Museum, home to Greek and Roman era ruins salvaged from the shores of Alexandria. Then, enjoy an Egyptian lunch, including fresh Alexandria seafood. Next, your guide will take you to the former site of the Alexandria Lighthouse, once recognized as one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Learn about its mythical past and get an up close look at the 15th century citadel known as Fort Qaitbey, which was built on the site. Finally, visit the Alexandria Library. Inspired by the original great library of Alexandria, the modern library was built to hold over eight million books and spans 11 cascading levels. Your tour concludes when you return to Cairo.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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. Your next stop is the National Museum, home to Greek and Roman era ruins salvaged from the shores of Alexandria. Then, enjoy an Egyptian lunch, including fresh Alexandria seafood. Next, your guide will take you to the former site of the Alexandria Lighthouse, once recognized as one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Learn about its mythical past and get an up close look at the 15th century citadel known as Fort Qaitbey, which was built on the site. Finally, visit the Alexandria Library. Inspired by the original great library of Alexandria, the modern library was built to hold over eight million books and spans 11 cascading levels. Your tour concludes when you return to Cairo.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6509GREA
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees to the catacombs
  • Entrance fees to the Library
  • Entrance fees to the National Museum
  • Transportation
  • Local Lunch in Alexandria
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Pharaohs Hotel, 12 Lotfy Hassouna, St، Dokki, Giza Governorate, Egypt Pharaohs Hotel, 12 Lotfy Hassouna, St, Dokki, Giza Governorate
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • We can accommodate vegetarians. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests.
  • Following recent safety incidents we recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Egypt before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees to the catacombs
  • Entrance fees to the Library
  • Entrance fees to the National Museum
  • Transportation
  • Local Lunch in Alexandria
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Pharaohs Hotel, 12 Lotfy Hassouna, St، Dokki, Giza Governorate, Egypt Pharaohs Hotel, 12 Lotfy Hassouna, St, Dokki, Giza Governorate
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • We can accommodate vegetarians. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests.
  • Following recent safety incidents we recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Egypt before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 14 Oct 2020
A note from Private Cairo: Alexandria Day Trip
All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Pharaohs Hotel
    12 Lotfy Hassouna, St، Dokki, Giza Governorate, Egypt
    Pharaohs Hotel, 12 Lotfy Hassouna, St, Dokki, Giza Governorate
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    Alexandria
    Stop: 10 hours
    Are you ready for an awe-inspiring day? Then let's get to it! Alexandria is one of the world's most impressive historical cities, and certainly a must-see in Egypt, so if you're thinking about doing this day tour from Cairo...what are you waiting for?! It'll take us about a three hour drive from Cairo before our day tour of Alexandria will truly begin, and where better to kick it off than the Catacombs of Kom Ash-Suqqafa. One of the world's largest Roman burial sites, the Catacombs are one of Alexandria's most popular attractions. Watch your head as you descend into a network of underground passages, tombs, and antechambers via aspiral staircase over a three-level labyrinth (seriously cool, isn't it?!). 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. Our next stop is the National Museum, home to Greek and Roman era masterpiece ruins discovered under the water on the shores of Alexandria. Super impressive old stuff right here! We will enjoy an Egyptian local lunch , Alexandria is famous for its fresh sea food (vegetarian and other dietaries will be accommodated). After lunch we will head to the former site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Although the lighthouse is no longer standing, atop its ruins lie the Citadel of Qaitbay, a defensive fortress built in the 15th century. Designed as a defence along the Mediterranean coastline, the Citadel offers extensive views, fresh Mediterranean air, and a supreme sense of historical significance. Our final stop in Alexandria day tour will be the Alexandria Library. Nerd time! Inspired by the original great library of Alexandria, the modern library was built to hold over eight million books. Built between 1995 and 2002, it covers 11 cascading levels and although it has not yet reached its capacity, it's an impressive homage to the ancient splendour of Alexandria. Pick your jaws up off the ground and explore! As one of Egypt’s most historically significant cities, Alexandria really is a must-see for history and culture buffs. We have no doubt it will leave you enriched, impressed, and perhaps a little awe-struck. Following recent safety incidents we recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Egypt before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary.
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anzacjack
Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions
Alexandria wasn't on the itinerary for my main Egypt tour, so I went on the Urban Adventure with Mohammed a day later. I ended up being the only person on the tour. Mohammed was both knowledgeable and professional, and was friendly enough that at times it felt more like having a friend show me around rather than a booked programme. Mohammed made sure all of my objectives were met, and the city itself exceeded my expectations. I thoroughly recommend going on this tour, and having nothing but praise for Mohammed.
Written 3 March 2020
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abraham g
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Family
Amazing tour. Our tour guide very intelligent and very kind, with an excellent English and always looking for our safety and interests.
Highly recommendable
Written 31 December 2019
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Caitlyn Taylor
1 contribution
Nov 2019 • Friends
Our guide Loay ahmed, has very good knowledge on the places we visited, very helpful with being able to show us around the places as well as allowing plenty of time to have a look around each place, like the catacombs ourselves and able to take photos once everything about the area was explained.
Written 30 November 2019
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RachiePaxton
Buderim, Australia23 contributions
I was the only person on this tour which was very much in my favour. Loay Ahmed was my guide for the day. He was full of knowledge and information which helped pass the 2 hour drive to Alexandria. Loay made sure I had express entry into all the sights, negotiating the entry lines with efficiency. He balanced guiding and free time well. It is a big day but a day trip is all you need in Alexandria. I highly recommend Urban Adventures and Loay.
Written 28 November 2019
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mapgirl007
Sarasota, FL26 contributions
Aug 2019
Great day and tour of Alexandria with Mohmed O. You can tell that he really loves his job as any question I posed throughout the day was met with bright eyes and a big smile. The 2.5 drive to Alexandria was easy with a restroom break about 1/2 way. The day goes by quickly with a first stop to the catacombs then to the library, lunch and finally the fortress. Perfect tour for anyone needing the highlights covered in 1 day. I would recommend this tour and would do it again.
Written 21 August 2019
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Paul K.
Beaverton, OR1 contribution
The drive was long be prepared. It took 2 1/2hrs to get Alexandria. We stopped half way for snacks and toilet. When we arrived in Alexandria our first stop was the Catacombs. Our guide, Mohammed, was very knowledgeable and patient. He answered all our questions and accommodated any requests we made for pictures. The Catacombs were very interesting. Be careful walking down the winding steps the lighting is not so good. Once you get down there you will find some amazing remnants of the past. Next was the library of Alexandria. I wished we had more time. The tour allows for an hour in the Library. Forty minutes of that hour was an English speaking guided tour. Then you are free to roam for 20mins. I recommend buying a separate ticket to enter the Rare Books & Manuscripts room. This is not included with your tour. Once you enter the Rare Book & Manuscript be sure to ask the attendant for a 10min tour. It is well worth it. After the Library we had a very picturesque lunch at a restaurant on the water. The breeze was very soothing. If you are not adventurous then I would say you should order the chicken. Try not to over eat because the The Citadel at Qibay will require climbing some stairs to get some amazing pictures of the Mediterranean Sea. All in all this was a very good tour. Make sure you request Muhommed.
Written 27 July 2019
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habermanal
Longmont, CO1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Couples
Terrific day trip from Cairo to Alexandria. Mohammed was a wonderful guide. He was enthusiastic and very informed on the different sites we visited. The catacombs, the library and citadel are all worth seeing. We had a delicious fresh fish lunch at a restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Written 24 July 2019
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Laura
16 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We booked this tour as we have previously used Urban Adventures elsewhere with great success and also as it was more cost effective than similar tours we saw advertised. We were very fortunate to have Mohamed Osama as our guide- Mohamed was incredibly knowledgeable and able to answer pretty much every question we threw at him. He was also exceptionally talented at being able to present what is a lot of information (thousands of years of history) in a fun and interesting way. Despite this tour being cheaper than the others, it didn't feel that we missed out on anything. We saw (and went into) the library, catacombs and citadel and had a driving tour the other main sites. We also stopped for lunch at a seafood restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean. The main difference between this tour and the other more expensive ones (as far as I can tell anyway) is that it didn't include lunch or transfers, but the lunch spot was great value anyway. Mohamed and our driver went the extra mile to make sure we had the best experience possible.
Written 13 June 2019
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Daniel S
2 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Had a great experience with our guide mohamed osama. His knowledge and excitement just added to our experience. Would recommend to anyone.
Written 8 May 2019
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Brock
Stuttgart, Germany5 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
If you're in the area, you have to visit Alexandria to see the catacombs and the library (2nd largest in the world). Our guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions about the history of the sites. She was even able to provide facts for every item displayed in the Alexandria Museum! Lunch was 5 stars. We had a traditional seafood meal next to the ocean with the Fort Qaitbey in the background. The view was amazing. Highly recommend the tour!
Written 22 February 2019
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