Alexandria Day Tour From Cairo

This 12 hour daily tour from Cairo takes travelers on an educational journey through history in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria. Guests will explore some of Alexandria’s most significant archaeological and cultural sites, including the massive rock-cut Roman catacombs at Kom El Shoqafa, the imposing Pompey pillar, the historic Qaitbey Citadel, and the famous Roman theater and Library of Alexandria, gaining insight into the rich traditions and ancient wonders of one of Egypt’s most historically vibrant destinations. Transportation, guiding, and refreshments are included in the all-encompassing guided experience.

Availability

Daily

Pickup

Cairo Airport / Any Hotel in Cairo

Alexandria Day Tour Itinerary

One of the most impressive underground burial sites ever constructed, these enormous tombs were carefully excavated over two levels directly into the limestone bedrock and feature intricate carvings and decorations that have stood the test of time, providing visitors a glimpse into elaborate ancient Roman funeral rites and beliefs about the afterlife.

Standing tall at the center of a sprawling archaeological zone, this massive red granite column is a spectacular monument erected in the early 4th century AD that remains in excellent condition today. Visitors will be astounded by its scale and engineering feat required for its construction during Roman rule over 1,600 years ago.

Strategically located on the Mediterranean coastline, this impressive defensive fortress dominated Alexandria's landscape for centuries as a robust stronghold protecting the city from invaders. Its imposing walls and architectural features offer insight into its integral role in the region's military history and changes of power over time.

Dating back to the 2nd century AD, this well-preserved grand structure once hosted all manner of artistic and cultural productions that were a hallmark of the Roman Empire's Golden Age. Wander its graduated tiers and walk amidst where ancient orchestras and performers once held massive audiences enthralled.

Situated at the heart of learning during the glory years of civilization, the Library and adjoining Museum hosted over half a million sacred tomes and was the world's greatest repository of knowledge. Walk the ground where thinkers like Euclid and Archimedes once studied and discovered.

This comprehensive tour of Alexandria's most significant historical attractions offers a fascinating glimpse into the great heritage and cultural legacy that this Mediterranean city once represented in antiquity. Over the course of 12 insightful hours, visitors experience some of the ancient wonders which formerly drew scholars and luminaries from all over the known world. From the immense underground catacombs that hint at long-gone funerary rituals, to the landmarks remnants of Rome's powerful rule like Pompey's pillar and the citadel, this guided immersion transports one back to walk where mighty empires and the library that lit the way for science once flourished. The glimpse of Alexandria's past unfolds memories to hold for life throughout the educational and engaging journey.

WHAT’S INCLUDED​

  • Pick up from your hotel in Cairo.
  • English speaking guide during your tour. (Other Languages available on request with extra charge)
  • Bottle of Mineral Water to Each person during the tour.
  • All transfers by air-conditioned modern car.
  • All service charges and taxes.
  • Transfer back to your hotel at the end of your tour

NOT INCLUDED​

  • Visa to Egypt.
  • Any other optional tours if required.
  • Tipping.
  • Entrance fees to the above-mentioned sites.

Highlights

PRICE LIST

  • Single $150
  • 2 Persons $100 Each
  • 3 Persons $90 Each
  • 4 Persons $80 Each
  • 5 Persons $70 Each
  • 6 Persons $60 Each
  • MORE THAN 6 PERSONS $50 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…
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2024-02-24
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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
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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
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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
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La mejor experiencia Excelente servicio, excelente personal, muy capacitado, 100% recomendado. Todo se efectuó como estaba planeado, de manera puntual y sin contratiempos.
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Gandi Raúl M
2024-01-11
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Excelente Hola. Son muy buenos en organizar tours y coordinar todo el viaje, adaptándose al idioma del cliente, 100% recomendado.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Francisco C
Francisco C
2024-02-26
Verified
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
Culture609367
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 Day Tour From Cairo

An Amazing Journey Through Egypt’s Antiquity
The 12 hour guided tour from Cairo to Alexandria is a remarkable journey through history that awaits. Travel back through the centuries to when this city was the locus of culture and knowledge that defined Hellenistic civilization in North Africa, a hub where ideas spread from its renowned library across the ancient world.

Exploring the Massive Rock-Cut Catacombs
First on the itinerary is visiting the infamous underground burial site of Kom El Shoqafa. This immense subterranean tomb complex carved directly into solid limestone showcases some of the most ornate funerary artwork anywhere in the Roman Empire. Sprawling over two levels nearly 150 feet below ground, it housed over three hundred burial locations for Alexandria’s elite. Its cavernous halls and rooms are filled with detailed sculptures, geometric designs and depictions of classical myths that pay tribute to fading beliefs.

Standing Tall at Pompey’s Pillar
Rising starkly from the archeological park where it rests is the famous ruin known as Pompey’s Pillar. This massive solitary red granite column stretching over 100 feet high is one of the most remarkable ancient monuments in Alexandria. Its construction techniques and precision stone carving endured over 16 centuries since its erection in the 4th century AD to commemorate a Roman prefect. Visitors can only imagine how dominating its presence must have seemed to those living when it was newly risen.

The Strategic Qaitbay Citadel
Perched dramatically on the Mediterranean coast is this military stronghold which served for over three centuries to protect Alexandria’s important trade empire. Its stout walls and bastions project an ominous sense of the power and danger the city faced from outside forces. Inside, passageways and barracks show how it functioned as an authoritarian junction of surveillance and command. Its imposing form signifies the strategic priorities that motivated Alexandria’s rulers.

A Cultural Epicenter at the Theater
A short distance away, history comes alive at traces of the grand amphitheater. Imagination paints the scenes of thousands filling its ascending tiers for performances, political speeches and important announcements in its heyday. The depth of cultural richness the city enjoyed under Roman hegemony resounds through the ruined shells of arches and foundations that remain.

A Crescendo at the Library
No words can do justice to the institution which was for nearly a millennium a bastion and beacon of accumulated erudition for Mediterranean civilization: the Library of Alexandria. Scholars flocked here from across the Eastern world for unprecedented access to scrolls representing all branches of Hellenistic thought archived within its architectural wonders, some estimates suggest up to half a million documents at its apex. Though its physical buildings are long gone, the Library’s spirit of pushing human understanding to new horizons continues nourishing minds universally.

A Visit to Remember
Taken together, these site excursions open a vista to comprehend the epic significance of Alexandria in antiquity, and how profoundly the discoveries made within this renowned city impacted our common classical heritage. For anyone interested in archaeology, architecture, culture or history, a day trip experience to immerse within such renown remnants as are still found in Alexandria ensures memories to last for life’s remaining journeys ahead. This guided exploration pays tribute to how far our global community has progressed from such foundations.

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