Top Rated Alexandria Day Tour from Cairo

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Alexandria Day Tour from Cairo
  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get to know beautiful Alexandria on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast on this private full-day tour from Cairo. Leaving in the morning with an Egyptologist guide, explore this history-steeped city, established by Alexander the Great in 331 BC and once one of the world's greatest cities. Head underground into the Roman catacombs; see the triumphal Roman column that is Pompey’s Pillar; and admire the Roman amphitheater, stunning New Library of Alexandria and more. As you explore, learn about Alexandria’s incredible history and stop to enjoy an enticing lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Private day trip to Alexandria from Cairo with a professional Egyptologist guide
  • View Egypt’s rural heartlands on a drive to the Mediterranean coast
  • See top Alexandria attractions including the Roman theater, Pompey’s Pillar and Qaitbey Citadel
  • Exlore the tunnels and halls of the eerie 2nd-century Roman Catacombs
  • Admire the striking sun-shaped architecture of the New Library of Alexandria
  • Relax over lunch at a local restaurant
  • Hear about Alexandria’s history and enjoy personalised attention from a private guide

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

07:00 AM

Pickup details

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What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Featured review
Everything you need to see in Alexandria with a great guide. Nour was super nice, knowledgeable, and incredible with time management at every stop. I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to explore the city with a private guide.


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Must do if you want to visit Alexandria!
Cami_M, Jul 2023
Everything you need to see in Alexandria with a great guide. Nour was super nice, knowledgeable, and incredible with time management at every stop. I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to explore the city with a private guide.
Amazing experience
Eric_M, May 2023
Our guide Abraham was very knowledgable about the sites, very patient with us and took us to other sites along with the ones advertised that were amazing. Definitely book a tour and ask for him specifically. I will definitely use him for all of my Egypt Tours from now on.
The tour guide was in...
HARDEEP_D, Oct 2022
The tour guide was in such a hurry was more interested in making back to his home in Cairo. Not very knowledgeable. The tour guide and his driver talked in Arabic non stop both going and coming from Cairo to Alexandria Don’t recommend
Response from Host, Oct 2022
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Absolutely Wonderful!!!!
Kristina_M, Nov 2021
Such an amazing experience!! I can’t even pick a favorite spot. The lunch was great too all thanks to our guide, Sharif!
Well worth it!
John_F, Nov 2021
Taha is an amazing guide, full of knowledge and patient, as I move slowly. Great driver too. Could not have had a better day!
Wonderful, knowledgeable...
Frances_G, Nov 2021
Wonderful, knowledgeable tour guide Fatma made the experience very authentic. Loved everything about the day!
Had a memorable day!
Beatriz_P, Mar 2020
We had a memorable day! Fatma is a very knowledgeable guide, she provided us with all the most advanced information, my family and I learned so much. She was kind and well educated and fun to be with and a great photographer. She made us feel so welcome. For lunch she took us to a very good quality restaurant where we ate great food. If you come to Egypt she must be your guide, you will love her like we do. We will he back to Cairo and make sure she is our guide. She is a star 💫. The driver was also excellent.
Wonderful Customized tour
507red, Dec 2019
Mohamed picked me up right on time in the morning. He gave me options of what to see throughout the day. He was knowledgeable and friendly and willing to answer my questions about the sights and Egyptian culture. The restaurant we went to for lunch was excellent and had a great view of the harbour and the Citadel.
We had a wonderful day in Alexandria!
Christopher_A, Oct 2019
We really enjoyed our day trip to Alexandria. Ashraf our Egyptologist guide and Nour our driver from Tree of Life Tours were both phenomenal. They made us feel so comfortable, safe and engaged the entire day. We went to the theater complex, catacombs, had a delicious lunch at the fish market overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, then off to the modern library and the lighthouse. Ashraf also opted to take us to another site where we learned the history of papyrus paper and saw a demonstration on how it’s made. I would definitely recommend this tour with Ashraf and Nour!
Great trip to Alexandria!
Laura_K, Jul 2019
We had a great time in Alexandria! Our tour guide, Ashraf, is a great, genuine person and tour guide. We drove to Alexandria with a rest stop in the middle to pick up coffee. Once we made it in Alexandria, we visited the catacombs, monuments, and the amphitheater. My daughter had sun poisoning from a previous tour, and Ashraf was very kind to take us to a hospital and pharmacy to get her medicine. What a great person! He and the driver went out of the way to make sure my daughter was okay. We then went to lunch for some seafood, and the lunch was great! And I don’t really like fish! We then ended by visiting the library of Alexandria before heading home. We stopped at a pit stop on the way home. And Ashraf was kind enough to go to a great restaurant with Falafel that my daughter enjoyed! Thanks for a great day!!! Highly recommend! One of the best tours we have been on!
Alina_C, Jun 2019
This tour is everything you want and more. There are plenty of sights wrapped up in just one day tour, which makes it even more appealing. Radwan was by far one the best guides I have ever had the pleasure to go on a tour with. A great Egyptologist, always with an answer to any question I would have and further explanations when needed, fully knowledgeable about the culture and history of Egypt. The trip itself was smooth and I had a lovely time altogether. I highly recommend this tour. Don't hesitate to ask for Radwan as your tour guide, you'll also find a friend in him in Egypt.
The trip to Alexandria was memorable...
Thushar N, Sep 2018
The trip to Alexandria was memorable. With great sights and great stories associated with them really made the place interesting The reason I gave a two star was because our guide - Mr Khaled was not good at all. He would explain everything at the entrance of every site and would just wait for us at the entrance rather than doing a walk-through with us at the location. It was added by the fact that he was always in a hurry to head back to Cairo. He even discouraged us from visiting the Modern Library which was one of the must visit places in Alexandria. Overall our trip just ended up being not so great thanks to the guide that we had been allotted.
Alexandria is a must if you are...
Kushal B, Jun 2018
Alexandria is a must if you are visiting Egypt, it's a great city. My guide Michael was very good, also he can take good photos. Had to mention this, our driver Ibrahim is also an excellent driver.
Eraky was amazing ! Explained...
Kristopher_B, Mar 2018
Eraky was amazing ! Explained everything and took me to all the great places.
If you have just one day to visit...
Anh_B, Mar 2018
If you have just one day to visit Alexandria, I would strongly recommend this amazing tour. We were with the tour guide Ashraf Zakhaey and driver Ahmed Maged, who were extremely helpful and friendly. Ashraf is very knowledgeable with many years of experience, so he would never let you get bored, even when you have to stand in the traffic. Ashraf told us many interesting things about the city, the historical sites, architechtual works... which we really appreciated since we didn’t expect so much learnings in a day tour! Best of all, Ashraf and Ahmed made us very comfortable during the tour. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to have an interesting and full of information visit to Alexandria.
Excellent excursion. Our guide Ahmed...
Mustafa B, Mar 2018
Excellent excursion. Our guide Ahmed Eraky was brilliant and very knowledgeable and jovial. He had a lot of information to share. Lunch was excellent, the best we had in Egypt during our stay. Highly recommended. Mustafa.
This trip was a great experience...
Christina T, Jan 2018
This trip was a great experience. Our guide Mohamed was very friendly and helpful, and our driver was very safe. They took good care of us. The sites were mainly from the Roman period, which was a nice change from Cairo. I loved seeing the new Library of Alexandria. I enjoyed seeing some desert countryside, but the drive between the cities was pretty long. Overall, a great trip!
We booked the Alexandria day trip...
Darcy C, Dec 2017
We booked the Alexandria day trip with guide and driver. Our guides name was Khaled Mamdouh, and the vehicle was a mini van with great air conditioning and lots of room. Overall it was a great day, full of information, sights, and experiences. The main reason for the success of the tour was Khaled. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable about all of the sights we visited and the history surrounding each, but more importantly, he was friendly, outgoing, down to earth, and engaging. This is an important element to have in your tour guide when youre spending 12 hours with him. The Roman Catacombs are a must see, and Khaled provided the history and insight as we toured the depths of the tunnels. Pompeys Pillar, the site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, and a delicious fresh fish lunch served at a sea front restaurant were also highlights of the day. In addition to the tourist sites we visited, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience of traveling through the busy, chaotic, narrow streets of Alexandria. Getting safely from point A to B with no apparent rules of the road was incredible, and our driver, although probably used to it on a daily basis, performed admirably. It was a long day, approximately 11-12 hours or so, but lots of history was seen and learned, and we got a taste of the local culture. I would definitely recommend Khaled as a tour guide, and will ask for him in the future when we return to Cairo which we will, as theres just too much to see in one visit.
Maged(Migo) was a SPECTACULAR tour...
marce11a, Nov 2017
Maged(Migo) was a SPECTACULAR tour guide and made our day trip one of the most memorable experiences in Our Egypt vacation. He was very knowledgeable about Egyptian history, culture, just..everything! Lunch was great, the places we visited were described before visiting, and he was funny. Book it!
Tour was everything promised and...
LOIS B, Oct 2017
Tour was everything promised and tour guide Adam was fantastic. He was knowledgeable, professional and had a wonderful sense of humour coupled with an excellent driver I could not ask for anything more and would highly recommend this tour. I also received a call from the company prior to the departure date asking if I would mind adding another passenger to my private tour. He stressed it was my decision and I could definitely have a private tour if that was what I wanted. I agreed to share and what a perfect decision as the addition was Juan a young man from Colombia and we had a wonderful time with Adam the tour guide also. It was a 3 hour ride with a break at half way but time went by fast and it was well worth the ride.

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