Alexandria Archeological Day Tour

Tour the grand historical sites of Alexandria in this one day tour from Cairo. Visit the iconic Roman Theatre, admire the archaeological wonders at the Catacomb of Kom El-shokafa, marvel at the remnants of the legendary Library of Alexandria, stand in awe of the towering Pompey’s pillar, and explore the scenic Qaitbay citadel. A guided tour filled with insights into Alexandria’s rich past, taking you to the most significant landmarks dating back to its time as Egypt’s centre of culture and power.

Availability

Daily

Pickup

Cairo Airport / Any Hotel in Cairo

Alexandria Archeological Day Tour Itinerary

This impressive structure built during the Ptolemaic period was once able to seat up to 15,000 spectators. With its three level cavesa and ornate designs, the theatre offered entertainment to the masses and gives an idea of the cultural life in Alexandria during that time.

Spread across three levels underground, this UNESCO world heritage site is a labyrinth of tombs and burial chambers dating back to the Ptolemaic period. Wonder through its narrow passageways and carefully analyze the well preserved carvings and paintings adorning the walls.

Walk around this historic site that was once home to thousands of manuscript and considered the greatest archive of knowledge in the ancient world. Admire the ongoing archaeological works and installations that shed light on how such a massive collection was organized in the Library's heydays.

Believed to be part of a temple built under the Roman prefecture, this towering pillar is a rare surviving structure from antiquity. At 20 meters high, its pink granite construction and intricate carvings provide clues about the architectural and artisanal feats during that era.

Strategically located at the eastern harbour, this 15th century fortification protected Alexandria from invasions. Stroll through its impressive walls and towers taking in scenic views of the coastline as well as understanding its military design and role in the city's defense system.

This comprehensive one-day tour of Alexandria's most iconic historical sites offers a fascinating glimpse into the rich heritage and culture that thrived in this ancient Mediterranean city. From architectural marvels like the Roman Theatre to underground discoveries at the Catacomb of Kom El-Shokafa, the highlights give insight into Alexandria's prominence as an epicenter of learning and commerce through the ages. Capping off this journey through the Remains of the Library of Alexandria and the scenic Qaitbay Citadel further underscores how this North African coastal metropolis has always been entwined with Egypt's eventful past. Visitors will leave fully satisfied after gaining deeper contextual appreciation of Alexandria - truly making this an educational and memorable experience.

WHAT’S INCLUDED​

  • Roundtrip transportation between Cairo/Giza hotels and Alexandria via air-conditioned van
  • Professional local guide for thorough sightseeing and storytelling throughout the tour route

NOT INCLUDED​

  • Souvenirs and shopping at local markets
  • Additional activities or side trips not specified in the itinerary
  • Any services not listed in the inclusions

Highlights

PRICE LIST

  • Single $200
  • 2 Persons $130 Each
  • 3 Persons $105 Each
  • 4 Persons $90 Each
  • 5 Persons $85 Each
  • 6 Persons $80 Each
  • MORE THAN 6 PERSONS $75 Each

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Francisco C
Francisco C
2024-02-26
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Un sueño hecho realidad Fue una estadía de ensueño, conocimos El Cairo, Aswan, Luxor y Hurghada. La pasamos muy bien, los guías 10 de 10. Los chicos son muy atentos, responsables, cordiales y muy puntuales . Te recomiendo este viaje con ellos. Amigos Chilenos, tienen Guias en Español muy buenos…
Culture609367
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2024-02-24
Verified
Perfect trip Toda nuestra estancia en Egipto fue increíble gracias a Travel Joy. Se aseguraron de que mi mamá y yo pasáramos los mejores 12 días recorriendo Cairo, Aswan, Luxor y Hurghada. Kero y Emily estuvieron siempre pendientes de que todo saliera bien y que la coordinación del viaje fuera excelente! Además nos ayudaron con todas las reservas y con cada favor que les pedimos durante nuestra estadía. No podemos estar más felices de haber tenido a Mito y a Mohamed como nuestros guías. Hablan excelente español y contestaron todas nuestras preguntas acerca de los templos. Sin duda regresaremos a Egipto y volveremos a escoger a Travel Joy como nuestro host. Nos vamos muy contentas y sintiéndonos como si hubiéramos estado con amigos estos días.
Marizul
Marizul
2024-02-22
Verified
Cairo in 2 days Amazing service since the first message. Omar is a great guy who will be available to answer any questions any time. Our guide Mito with a perfect Spanish was the perfect guide for our trip. He care about us, specifically my son. We still have one more day but I can absolutely recommend this service.
Boris B
Boris B
2024-02-22
Verified
Memorable multi-city tour of Egypt Our group of 13 had a memorable multi-city tour of Egypt thanks to Travel Joy and guide Mostafa. Over 6 months of planning ensured smooth sailing from start to finish. Comfortable transit aboard a spacious Toyota Coaster added enjoyment between destinations. We were delighted by most aspects of the 3-night deluxe Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, taking in iconic sights along the river. A road trip to Abu Simbel and Alexandria broadened cultural horizons outside Cairo as well. Our dedicated guide Mostafa and his cheerful team, including Omar and Kiro, anticipated every need with excellent hospitality. Relying on their local expertise enhanced appreciation for Egypt's rich history. While optional excursions hold value exploring off-itinerary, do thorough research beforehand. Knowing typical pricing prevents potential mismatches in expectations. When time permits, leisurely browsing artisan workshops and perfumeries can also prove rewarding after confirmed interest and minor negotiation. Overall, Travel Joy Egypt delivered wonderful memories through meticulous coordination. I'm grateful for their passion in sharing this magnificent land and cultures with visitors from around the world.
Raúl M
Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
La mejor experiencia Excelente servicio, excelente personal, muy capacitado, 100% recomendado. Todo se efectuó como estaba planeado, de manera puntual y sin contratiempos.
Gandi Raúl M
Gandi Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
La mejor experiencia Todo el servicio fue excelente, nos sentimos muy bien cuidados, muy puntuales y sobretodo muy atentos, los guías y los transportes de primera calidad. Estamos muy contentos y desde luego son altamente recomendables.
munevarma
munevarma
2023-11-16
Verified
Excellent professional with deep historical knowledge of Egypt I have enjoyed the most wonderful 12 days in my life in Egypt since my tours were designed by this professional people of Travel Joy Egypt Tours, excellent customer service . Omar in Logistics, drivers, tour guides, vehicles, hotel, meals. The Nile Cruisse was top of their suggestions ! Etc are the best! If you go to Egypt do it with them!! no doubts . 100%
Nicolas R
Nicolas R
2023-10-18
Verified
100% Recommended Amazing trip.. Omar was the best host in Egypt and he made sure every small complain was fixed immediately.. We highly recommend working with them.
Daniela B
Daniela B
2023-09-22
Verified
Egypt 18 days itinerary !!! We were in Cairo for 20 days and Travel Joy made an 18-day itinerary for us visiting Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada and Alexandria. Our entire tour was private, with guides in English and Spanish (they speak the perfect language). The manager, the guides, the drivers were very friendly, professionals and attentive to us at all times. They made our trip an unforgettable experience. We didn't have any problems, they were very punctual and professional. If you are thinking about traveling to Egypt Travel Joy I recommend that you do it with them, the private tours are totally worth it, the guides explain calmly, you can ask questions, take photos patiently, and enjoy each of the temples and places wonderful things that Egypt has! Thanks Travel Joy for making our trip unique! Don’t hesitate to contact them. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Mauricio Ramirez A
Mauricio Ramirez A
2023-07-15
Verified
Excelente Hola. Son muy buenos en organizar tours y coordinar todo el viaje, adaptándose al idioma del cliente, 100% recomendado.

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Alexandria Archeological Day Tour

Exploring Alexandria’s Glorious Past

The one day guided group tour from Cairo to Alexandria offers an insightful journey through some of the city’s most iconic historical attractions. Leaving early morning from hotels in Cairo or Giza, travellers will embark on a 3 hour drive to Alexandria. A professionally licensed guide will provide seamless transportation and commentary throughout the tour stops as outlined in the itinerary.

Roman Theatre – A Showcase of Ptolemaic Culture
The first major highlight is the Roman Theatre, one of the key features dating back to Alexandria’s Ptolemaic era. With a headline act capacity of 15,000, this structure was undoubtedly the center of entertainment for locals and visitors alike. Its 3-level seating arrangement, known as the cavea, and ornate carvings transport one to the hustling cultural scene in antiquity. Experts believe this theatre held performances of plays, music and poetry recitals that were highly popular during that golden period.

Catacomb of Kom El-Shokafa – A Labyrinth of History
Next on the agenda is the UNESCO site of Catacomb of Kom El-Shokafa, situated right below the busy streets of Alexandria. Spread across 3 levels underground, it offers a compelling glimpse into the 3rd century AD burial traditions of wealthy residents. The narrow passages lined with carved wall decorations lead one through the multi-room necropolis. With intricate paintings and hieroglyphs still intact, wandering these quiet tunnels feels like an entry into the afterlife dimensions of old.

Library of Alexandria – Once a Knowledge Powerhouse
An essential stopover is the site of the legendary Library of Alexandria, considered the epic knowledge archive of its time housing over 500,000 manuscripts. Unfortunately, almost none of the original architecture remains today. However, informative displays explain how such a massive collection was organized logistically as well as the library’s immeasurable impact on scholarship. Researchers are continually digging to piece together more details of this seminal institution that shaped global education forever.

Marvel at Pompey’s Towering Pillar
Next is the sole survivor of a whole structure – Pompey’s Pillar, carved from red Aswan granite in the 3rd century AD. Original purpose was a temple peristyle hall but now it stands alone in solitary grandeur at 22m height and 7m circumference. Up close, intricate carvings of animals, plants and geometric patterns depicting construction techniques fascinate visitors. This lone pillar serves as a reminder of the scale and beauty of architecture that was once ubiquitous in this port town.

Qaitbay Citadel – Protecting the Coastline
Concluding the tour is a photo stop at the Qaitbay Citadel overlooking the Eastern Harbour. Constructed in 1477 AD by Sultan Al Ashraf Qaitbay, it defended Alexandria strategically from invasions. Strolling along its robust limestone walls and towers allows for appreciation of the military engineering involved as well as scenic vistas. This fortification played a pivotal protective role and its imposing presence continues resonating history even today.

A Rewarding Insight into Alexandria
This action-packed one day itinerary ensures travelling back in time to experience Alexandria’s grand role as a bustling center of Hellenistic culture, Roman occupation and later Islamic civilization. Under expert guidance, each resplendent antiquated site showcased offers deeper contextual layers to the city’s heritage. Visitors gain multi-dimensional perspectives that ignite the imagination and curiosity to discover more about this fabled North African port destination.

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