Alexandria Day Trip from Cairo: Exploring the Cultural Gems of Egypt’s Second City

Discover the beauty and history of Alexandria on a day trip from Cairo. From ancient landmarks to modern attractions, this comprehensive guide will take you through the highlights of Egypt’s second-largest city. Explore the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, visit the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, and wander through the charming streets of the old town. Our expertly curated itinerary ensures you make the most of your time in Alexandria, with insider tips and recommendations to make your day trip unforgettable.


  • Private round-trip transportation from Cairo to Alexandria
  • English-speaking guide to accompany you throughout the day
  • Admission to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina
  • Admission to the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Visit to the Alexandria National Museum
  • Walking tour of the old town
  • Bottled water and snacks


  • Gratuities for the guide and driver
  • Additional food or drinks beyond what is included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses

Prices: Our Alexandria Day Trip from Cairo starts at $120 per person for a group of 4 people. Prices may vary depending on the number of people in your group and your specific itinerary requirements. Please contact us for a personalized quote.


  • Wear comfortable shoes for walking
  • Dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites
  • Bring a hat and sunscreen for sun protection
  • Carry a small backpack or bag to store your essentials
  • Have Egyptian pounds on hand for tipping and small purchases
  • Be respectful of local customs and traditions

FAQs: Q: How long does the day trip to Alexandria from Cairo take? A: The round-trip transportation takes approximately 3 hours each way, with a full day of sightseeing in Alexandria.

Q: Is lunch included in the itinerary? A: Yes, a local lunch is included in the itinerary at a restaurant in Alexandria.

Q: Are there any age restrictions for visiting the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa? A: The Catacombs are accessible to all ages, but visitors with mobility issues may find the stairs and uneven terrain challenging.

Q: Can I customize the itinerary to include specific sites or attractions? A: Yes, we can customize the itinerary to suit your preferences and interests. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Comprehensive Guide: Alexandria is a city steeped in history and culture, with a unique blend of ancient landmarks and modern attractions. Our day trip from Cairo takes you on a journey through the city’s highlights, starting with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a modern masterpiece of architecture and culture. The library is a tribute to the original Library of Alexandria, which was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world.

From there, we’ll visit the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, a fascinating underground complex of tombs dating back to the 2nd century AD. The catacombs are a unique blend of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman influences, with intricate carvings and stunning artwork.

Next, we’ll stop for lunch at a local restaurant, where you can sample some of Alexandria’s delicious cuisine. After lunch, we’ll visit the Alexandria National Museum, which houses a collection of artifacts and exhibits detailing the city’s rich history.

Our walking tour of the old town takes you through the charming streets and alleyways of Alexandria, where you can soak up the atmosphere of this vibrant city. We’ll stop at the Mosque of Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi, one of the city’s most impressive religious sites, before heading back to Cairo.