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Cairo: Archeological Day-Trip to Alexandria

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Activity provider:Ramses tours
Day trip

Cairo: Archeological Day-Trip to Alexandria

Activity provider:Ramses tours

From US$ 50 per person

A trip perfect for archaeology lovers! Leaving from Cairo, you will explore the monuments, mosques, and gardens of Alexandria, on this full-day guided tour.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Your Cairo accommodation.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa
  • Visit the library of Alexandria Manuscripts Museum
  • Enjoy the old city center of Alexandria
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After being picked up from your hotel, you will travel to Alexandria. You will first visit the insides of the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa, which is the largest Roman Cemetery and consists of three levels cut into rock. Next, you will drive to visit the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria, complete with the display of the sunken monuments of Alexandria which were discovered under the East Harbor of Alexandria. You will also drive by Pompay’s Pillar, where you will stop for a photo break. Your next stop will be to the library of Alexandria, which is the biggest library in the world, consisting of 8 million books. You can visit its open court where you can see the statue of Alexander the Great and the statue of Ptolemy the first, which was found underwater nearby. You will visit the library’s manuscript museum, president Saddat Museum, and impressions of Alexandria Museum. The car will then take you to visit the church of St. Mark, the oldest church in Africa. Through your drive you will see the old downtown and the local historical architecture which has Baroque-style designs and Italian and French-style properties. You will then visit the El Nabi Daniel Mosque, which is believed by many people to be related to Alexander the Great's tomb. It is said to contain the remains of the scholar and venerated teacher Prophet Daniel, and his companion Sidi Lokman el Hakim, a religious story-teller. The car will then take you to visit the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city, the Abbo Elabbas Mosque, as well as the strangest sight outside it: an old funfair where children play on antique funfair rides and eat candy floss. Opposite is the corniche and the old harbor where you can see the old fishing boats, men fishing and traditional fishermen making nets. You will then continue to see the outside of Quaitbay Castle, which was built on the same site as the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The car will then take you to the Mamoura Beach Resort, located east of Montaza's royal gardens. Walk along the corniche of Maamourah, and appreciate the nice environment.

It is considered one of the main tourist attractions in Alexandria for its beach, Corniche walk and parks.

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  • All transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • The Alexandria Library is closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and on public holidays
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We had booked a tour for 7 am but our flight was delayed for 2 hours and we were stuck at the airport at 7 am but they were very helpful and tried to delay as much as possible in order for us to join them and yes we were able to join the group and had the most enjoyable time and they also gave us a complimentary lunch and the guide Bishoo was so sweet and understanding when we told we were vegetarians, he ordered is a vegetarian meal separately. In all, Bishoo made the trip all the more enjoyable. He is a true example of Egyptian Hospitality.

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April 3, 2023

Great experience, got to see so many amazing sights in Alexandria. Our guide Amina was really knowledgeable and gave lots of good information. She even took us to a great Shawarma place after for lunch. It was a little rushed at times to fit everything in, but worth it especially if you dont have a lot of time in the country.

March 7, 2023

It's a great tour for a day. You can discover the catacombs, the museums inside the Library of Alexandria and the Citadel, plus few little extras. The visit of the library isn't included but since I really wanted to do it the guide adjust the plan for me to be able to do it. It's a great experience!

March 3, 2023

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