Alexandria Day Trip from Cairo/Private Tour

Duration: 11 hours (approximately)
Location: Cairo, Egypt


Take a fascinating private tour to Alexandria from Cairo in the company of your own Egyptologist guide.  With your own private Egyptologist guide to lead the way you'll enjoy personalized attention on your private tour of Alexandria. As this is a private tour you can determine the amount of time you would like to spend at each of the sites in Alexandria that you will visit.





The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern and is famous for its Roman remains. Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great in 312 B.C. and was the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt.



Your first stop in this historic city is the catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa, a Roman burial site whose family tomb reveals the merging of Egyptian and Roman art and architecture. Descend below ground to visit the tomb and Caracalla Hall.

Back above ground, continue to Pompey's Pillar, an 82-foot (25-meter) granite column built to honor Emperor Diocletian, who freed the besieged city and brought food to its starving people. Continuing the Roman theme the next site your guide will show you is the Roman amphitheatre, possibly the best preserved Roman site in Egypt. The site also includes the remains of a Roman street and homes.

After lunch (included) you will visit the famous Alexandria Library. In contrast to the ancient architecture found throughout Egypt the Norwegian designed building is a striking piece of modern design. A copy of every book published in the world is kept in the library, making it one of the great literary sites in the world. The library also houses several exhibitions relating to the history of Egypt and a display of rare antique books (additional cost).

Tour Highlights:
Private day trip to Alexandria from Cairo
Kom ash-Shuqqafa Roman burial site
Pompey's Pillar and Roman amphitheatre
Alexandria Library, home to a copy of every book published in the world
Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour
Pickup and drop-off from central Cairo and Giza hotels

Qualified Egyptologist guide
Entrance fees
Hotel pickup and drop off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Gratuities (recommended)
Food and drinks, unless specified