Cairo: Discover Alexandria in a Private Day Tour from Cairo



Explore the ancient city of Alexandria, once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, in a private day tour from Cairo. Visit the stunning Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a modern library built on the site of the ancient Library of Alexandria. Wander through the ruins of the ancient city, including Pompey’s Pillar and the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa. Marvel at the majestic Qaitbay Citadel, built on the site of the ancient Pharos Lighthouse. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along Alexandria’s beautiful waterfront Corniche and indulge in delicious seafood at a local restaurant. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of this fascinating city with a knowledgeable guide by your side.

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Embark on a journey to Alexandria with our expert guide who will provide you with interesting facts and information about the history and culture of Egypt. Once we arrive in Alexandria, you will have the opportunity to explore iconic landmarks there.

Pompey’s Pillar

When we arrive to Alexandria, we will begin our first visit to the Pompey’s Pillar, it is a historical monument stands as a symbol of the city’s rich history and cultural heritage. The pillar is believed to have been built in honor of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, although its exact purpose and origins remain a mystery. Standing at over 25 meters tall, Pompey’s Pillar is an impressive sight to behold and attracts tourists from around the world who come to marvel at its grandeur and learn about the ancient civilizations that once thrived in this region.

The Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa

Our next stop will be the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, an intriguing underground burial site that showcases a blend of Roman, Greek, and Egyptian architectural influences. Delve into the maze-like tunnels and chambers adorned with stunning frescoes and sculptures.

Grand Qaitbay Citadel

Following that, we will explore the grand Qaitbay Citadel, situated on the grounds of the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria. Take in the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea from this historic stronghold.

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Also known as the Library of Alexandria, is a modern-day library and cultural center located in Alexandria, Egypt. It was built to commemorate the ancient Library of Alexandria, which was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. The new Bibliotheca Alexandrina serves as a hub for knowledge and learning, with a vast collection of books, manuscripts, and digital resources. It also hosts cultural events, exhibitions, and conferences to promote intellectual exchange and dialogue. The library stands as a symbol of the enduring legacy of Alexandria as a center of scholarship and learning.
To conclude our journey, we will wander through the picturesque streets of Alexandria’s old town, immersing ourselves in the vibrant atmosphere of the city. Be sure to indulge in some delectable local cuisine at one of the charming cafes or restaurants before returning to Cairo. This day trip to Alexandria promises to be a memorable highlight of your Egyptian adventure!

– Schedule: Everyday
– Duration: 06 | 07 hours
– Types: Private
– Pickup Time: 07 am


– Hotel pickup and drop-off by Private air-conditioned vehicle.
– Qualified Egyptologist guide.
– Bottled water.
– Lunch in quality restaurant.
– All service charges and taxes.
– Gratuities.
– Travel insurance.
– Drinks at restaurant.
– Entrance fees to the mentioned sightseeing:
1- Pompey’s Pillar fees (150 LE) per adult – (75 LE) per child.
2- The Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa fees (150 LE) per adult – (75 LE) per child.
3- Grand Qaitbay Citadel fees (150 LE) per adult – (75 LE) per child.
4- Bibliotheca Alexandrina fees (300 LE) per adult – (230 LE) per child.


– 00:00 – 05.99 Free
– 06:00 – 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
– 12+: Pay full tour price
– If your tour includes domestic airfare, an extra charge for the child rate may apply.
– Will pay the Child price of the trip to our representative at the beginning of the tour.


– Wheelchair accessible.
– Children must be accompanied by an adult.
– Most travelers can participate.


You can cancel up to 24 hours before your experience for a full refund.
– To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before your experience begins.
– If you cancel less than 24 hours before your experience starts, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
– Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience start time will not be accepted.
– The time limit is calculated according to the local time of the experiment.


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