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From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

4.6 / 5

90 reviews

From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

From $65.70 per person

Journey through Alexandria city and take a walk along the Egyptian pathways. Make your way to the Roman theater of Kom El-Deka, the catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, the Roman triclinium and the Alexandria Library with this full-day tour from Cairo.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 10 - 11 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup is available from your hotel or selected location in Cairo. However, pick up/drop off is not available from your accommodation in the regions of Al Nasr City, Cairo International Airport, Heliopolis, Mirage city, Rehab City, Madinaty, New Cairo, New Capital hotels, or 6th of October City. The local supplier will contact you via WhatsApp, email, or phone the day before the tour to confirm the exact pickup time.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the Roman amphitheater of Kom El-Deka
  • Admire the architectural excellence of the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa
  • See the relics and statues of the Roman triclinium
  • Visit the pristine Library of Alexandria
  • Stroll along the ancient ramparts of the 15th century Citadel of Qaitbay
Full description
Enjoy a full-day trip to historic city of Alexandria and experience the remnants of a bygone era. After pickup from your hotel in Cairo or Giza you'll drive towards Alexandria, stopping along the way to use the bathroom and get a coffee. Upon arrival, start your tour of this ancient city. Head towards the marble-stone Roman amphitheater of Kom El-Deka that once accommodated over 800 visitors. Enjoy the sights of its pleasure garden and mosaic floored Roman baths and villas. Afterward, move on to the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa where you can feel the aura of ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman architectural excellence. The cemetery was constructed in the second century AD and is still one of the seven wonders of the middle ages. Savor a delicious lunch from a local restaurant and then visit the Library of Alexandria, one of the largest and renowned archives of the ancient world. Stroll along the Citadel of Qaitbay, built above the ruined Alexandria lighthouse. At the end of the tour you'll be driven back to Cairo or Giza to be dropped off at your accommodation.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car
  • Egyptologist guide
  • 1 bottle of water
  • Entrance fees (Optional to select)
  • Lunch (Optional to select)
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • 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 are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note, entrance fees are not included in the tour price but can be selected as an add-on during the booking process
  • Please note, the shared tour requires a minimum of two participants to operate. If the minimum is not met the tour may be canceled or rescheduled
  • Pickup service available from your accommodation in Cairo or Giza. Pick up/drop off services not available from accommodation in the regions of Al Nasr City, Cairo International Airport, Heliopolis, Mirage city, Rehab City, Madinaty, New Cairo, New Capital hotels, 6th of October City
  •  The duration of the tour includes the pickup and drop-off times
  • Children are required to be accompanied by an adult
  •  Please note, the library is closed until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 90 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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Esraa was very professional and kind with us. She showed us all about Alessandria, with lot of curiosities and details about Egyptian culture and religion. Luch was very good and in a seasight place. We suggest everyone this experience. Alessandria without Esraa would be very difficult to reach and no so fun.

July 28, 2021

It was a wonderful trip for us. Firstly, our guide Mohamed Kafafy was great. He told us not only Alexanderia, all of Old Egyptian history and informed us well. He is also very funny and friendly. During our time in Alexanderia we had visited all places and had lunch in a luxury fish restaurant. Do not hesitate to choose Oceanair Travels Tour to Alexanderia from Cairo

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May 26, 2021

Overall experience was very nice. Our guide Mohamed Kafafy, was fun and knowledgeable. We felt safe and well taken care of. The places we visited were very interesting and well explained. We had a great lunch. In terms of what could have been better, there are a few minor things. The driver had his seat all the way back and so reclined that his back was barely touching it, so I didn't have much legroom in the back. Also the driver was driving at up to 190kmh, which didn't make us feel terribly comfortable either. Due to covid restrictions we didn't see the library. We also didn't get contacted by the agency within 24 hours after ordering the tour. Other than that it was really great.

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May 17, 2021

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