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

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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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.
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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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  • Passport or ID card

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  • Pets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 310 reviews

Review summary

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

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We got a very informative guide, his name is Ahmed (I am not sure). He is studying egyptology to become egyptologist and he is the alexandrian. He was very helpful to all the things in a day. He showed us a lot of places and took us to the place not included in the program (He already asked for permission). But the best thing was he ordered a special menu for us. Very Impressive!!!

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June 14, 2022

I liked it. Overall excursion was fantastic. I was picked up in a very comfortable crossover. 3 hour drive to Alexandria. I met my guide John at catacombs location. Then we went to amphitheater, library, fortress and finished it at the fish restaurant on promenade. John was very knowledgeable and very pleasant guy. I did not have a feeling he was there just for money. Big plus. Our driver Ahmed was also very good. Good driving, no speeding, no crazy maneuvers. We stuck in traffic on the way back, but he was calm and very pleasant. The only downside of the whole experience i’ve asked to start tour at 7:15 instead of 6am, and waited inside lobby for 15 minutes while no one came after me. Had to call the organizer to find out the driver was outside hotel all this time. I highly recommend the tour. Thank you Emo for great memories.

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June 7, 2022

Had an excellent tour guide. Kholoud was very knowledgeable and friendly. She always made sure to ask me if I had any questions and an answered all the questions I did have. She was very professional and an amazing guide. Also Mustafa was an amazing driver. Both made my tour great.

April 8, 2022

Product ID: 11732