Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo: Explore the Pearl of the Mediterranean

Are you looking for a day tour to Alexandria from Cairo? Do you want to discover the ancient and modern wonders of this coastal city? If yes, then this tour is for you!

Alexandria is the second-largest city in Egypt and one of the oldest in the world. It was founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC and became a center of culture, learning, and commerce in the ancient world. It was home to the legendary Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the Great Library of Alexandria, the largest in antiquity.

Today, Alexandria is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city that offers a mix of history, culture, and entertainment. You can visit its impressive monuments, museums, and gardens, enjoy its sandy beaches and seafood restaurants, and experience its lively nightlife and festivals.

On this day tour to Alexandria from Cairo, you will have the opportunity to see some of the most iconic attractions of this city, such as:

  • The Roman Amphitheater: The only one of its kind in Egypt, this ancient theater was built in the 2nd century AD and could seat up to 800 spectators. It was discovered in 1960 during excavations and is now a museum that displays various artifacts from different periods of Alexandria’s history.
  • The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa: One of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages, these underground tombs date back to the 2nd century AD and are a unique example of the fusion of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art and architecture. They consist of three levels of chambers, corridors, and niches that contain sarcophagi, statues, paintings, and inscriptions1.
  • The Citadel of Qaitbay: This imposing fortress was built in 1477 by Sultan Qaitbay on the site of the former Lighthouse of Alexandria. It is considered one of the most important defensive structures on the Mediterranean coast and offers stunning views of the sea and the city. It also houses a naval museum that showcases various weapons, models, and documents related to Egypt’s maritime history.
  • The Bibliotheca Alexandrina: This modern library is a tribute to the ancient Great Library of Alexandria that was destroyed by fire. It was inaugurated in 2002 and is one of the largest and most advanced libraries in the world. It has a capacity of 8 million books and contains various cultural centers, museums, galleries, and exhibitions. It also has a striking design that resembles a giant sun disk rising from the sea.

Advantages of Booking This Tour

By booking this day tour to Alexandria from Cairo with us, you will enjoy many benefits, such as:

  • A comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle that will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo and drop you off at the end of the tour.
  • A professional and friendly guide who will accompany you throughout the tour and provide you with interesting information and stories about each attraction.
  • A flexible itinerary that can be customized according to your preferences and needs.
  • A delicious lunch at a local restaurant that will serve you authentic Egyptian cuisine.
  • A hassle-free experience that will save you time, money, and effort.

Pricing Information

The price for this day tour to Alexandria from Cairo is $70 per person. This includes:

  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees to all attractions
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Bottled water

The price does not include:

  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Any extra services or activities not mentioned in the itinerary

Tips and Advice for Travelers

Here are some tips and advice to help you make the most of your day tour to Alexandria from Cairo:

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for walking
  • Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a jacket or sweater for cooler weather
  • Respect the local culture and dress modestly when visiting religious sites
  • Carry some cash in Egyptian pounds for souvenirs or tips
  • Have your passport or ID card with you at all times
  • Enjoy yourself!

Trip Notes

Here are some important notes to keep in mind before booking this day tour to Alexandria from Cairo:

  • The tour duration is about 12 hours
  • The tour operates daily.