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Sightseeing Tour Of Alexandria

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highlights
  • Explore Alexandria, one of the greatest cities that the world has ever seen
  • Visit the National Museum to see underwater Roman ruins
  • Go underground to explore the eerie Roman Catacombs
  • Check out the Lighthouse of Alexandria site, one of the ancient seven wonders
Hit the road for a day in the crowd-pleasing city of Alexandria. See one of the world's largest Roman burial sites, nerd out at the Alexandria Library, and receive a reprieve from the Cairo heat with a fresh dose of Mediterranean sea air.

Are you ready for an awe-inspiring day? Then let's get to it!

Alexandria is one of the world's most impressive historical cities, and certainly a must-see in Egypt, so if you're thinking about doing this day tour from Cairo...what are you waiting for?!

It'll take us about a three hour drive from Cairo before our day tour of Alexandria will truly begin, and where better to kick it off than the Catacombs of Kom Ash-Suqqafa.

One of the world's largest Roman burial sites, the Catacombs are one of Alexandria's most popular attractions. Watch your head as you descend into a network of underground passages, tombs, and antechambers via a spiral staircase over a three-level labyrinth (seriously cool, isn't it?!).

Dozens of chambers with sculpted pillars and statues await your curiosity, as well as a large Roman-style banquet room, where relatives of the deceased traditionally hosted memorial meals.

Once you're thoroughly fascinated (or perhaps creeped out), head to the former site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Although the lighthouse is no longer standing, atop its ruins lie the Citadel of Qaitbay, a defensive fortress built in the 15th century. Designed as a defense along the Mediterranean coastline, the Citadel offers extensive views, fresh Mediterranean air, and a supreme sense of historical significance. 

Our Alexandria day tour continues with a visit to the Alexandria Library. Nerd time! Inspired by the original great library of Alexandria, the modern library was built to hold over eight million books. Built between 1995 and 2002, it covers 11 cascading levels and although it has not yet reached its capacity, it's an impressive homage to the ancient splendour of Alexandria. Pick your jaws up off the ground and explore!

Our final stop on this Alexandria tour is the National Museum, home to Greek and Roman era masterpiece ruins discovered under the water on the shores of Alexandria. Super impressive old stuff right here!

As one of Egypt’s most historically significant cities, Alexandria really is a must-see for history and culture buffs. We have no doubt it will leave you enriched, impressed, and perhaps a little awe-struck.
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what’s included
  • Local english speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to the catacombs
  • Entrance fees to the library
  • Entrance fees to the national museum
  • Transportation.
what’s excluded
  • Food and drink
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips / gratuities for your guide.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 10 hours
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 12 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Meeting/Start Point Cairo, Egypt
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Dress standard: Please dress modestly, yet considering the heat. Shoulders and knees should be covered, and light fabrics like cotton are advisable. Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
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