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Alexandria Day Trip Highlights

The Alexandria day trip from Cairo is designed to allow you to see Alexandria which is Egypt’s second-largest city overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Its pleasant weather, amazing beaches, and various attractions make it a target for most Egyptian as well as tourists to enjoy the many attractions.
If you are visiting Cairo you can add to your visit a day tour to Alexandria which is only 2:30 hours away from Cairo and enjoy the pleasant weather and Alexandria’s main landmarks of Roman Amphitheatre, Bombay pillar, Bibloteque Alexandria, Catacomb of Kom El Shouqafa, Citadel of Quitbay from Outside. Lunch will be served at one of the local handpicked Alexandria restaurants. Alexandria day tour from Cairo is one of the main activities you can enjoy if you are visiting Egypt.

  • Visit the second capital of Egypt overlooking the Mediterranean sea
  • See the Alexandria Library with its unique architectural structure
  • Discover the Catacomb of Kom El Shouqafa one of the remaining wonders of middle ages
  • Enjoy the Roman Amphitheater
  • See the Quitbay Citadel and Abu El Abbas mosque from outside
  • Lunch will be served during the tour

Departure & Return Location

Cairo or Giza Hotels

Departure Time

Tour Duration

7:30 am

12 hours approx

Price Includes

  • Hotel Pick up and drop off
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Lunch

Price Excludes

  • Tipping (Gratuities)
  • Any Private Expenses
Prices
One Person2-3 Persons4-7 Persons8-12 Persons13-15 Persons
170110908070
Itinerary

On your Alexandria day trip from Cairo, your will meet your guide at 7:00 am to start your full-day tour to Alexandria the second-largest city and the main port of Egypt with a population of 3.5 to 5 million. The city was built on a small village by the orders of Alexander the great whom the city immortalize his name. the city flourished to be a main cultural, political, and economic metropolis in the Mediterranean sea. Alexandria extends about 20 miles along the coast of the Mediterranean sea in north-central Egypt. Today the city became an important industrial center due to the natural gas and oil pipes that extend from Suez as well as the city is a center for many industrial factories. Alexandria is the main summer resort for most Egyptians due to its pleasant weather in the summer.

The catacomb of Kom El Shoukfa:

the largest Roman burial place in all of Egypt. It consists of a multi-level labyrinth, reached via a large spiral staircase, and featuring dozens of chambers adorned with sculpted pillars, statues, and other syncretic Romano-Egyptian religious symbols, burial niches, and sarcophagi, as well as a large Roman-style banquet room, where memorial meals were conducted by relatives of the deceased. The catacombs were long forgotten by the citizens until they were discovered by accident in the 1800s. North East of the catacomb stands the Pompay Pillar was originally a part of a temple colonnade.

Pompey’s Pillar:
is a massive 25m (82ft) pink granite monument measuring 9m (30ft) around its girth. The pillar should rightfully called Diocletian’s Pillar, as it was built for the emperor in AD 297, and was the only monument left standing following the violent arrival of the Crusaders around 1000 years later.

The Roman Amphitheatre:
also known as the Roman theatre located near the Greco Roman museum. It consists of semicircle marble terraces. The theatre was discovered when digging for a new apartment building and it is very well preserved.
The Citadel of Qaitbay:
Is a defensive fort overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It is said to be built upon the ruins of the ancient lighthouse of Alexandria which was considered one of the wonders of the ancient world.

The new Biblotequa Alexandria:
was inaugurated in 2003 to replace the old Royal Alexandria library that was considered the largest in the world but was destroyed in a fire.

Abu Abbas al-Mursi Mosque:
In the center of Alexandria lies Abu El Abbas Mosque. The mosque is a shrine for a wholly suffi and beside it some other shrines for other wholly Muslims. The main dome of the mosque is well decorated and its main highlight. The exterior of the mosque has a panorama appearance. It is a place of Muslim worship, therefore you should show respect to the place, getting off your shoes and men should not wear shorts while women should be veiled and wearing long clothes.

Quait Bay Fortress

The fort of Qaït Bay is an impressive fortress of the medieval period built-in 1477 by one of the last Mamluk rulers of Egypt, Ashraf Aboul Nasr Quait Bay.

Built on the foundations of the legendary lighthouse of Alexandria on the ancient island of Pharos, considers one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. The site is located in the Anfouchi district, on the tip of a tongue of land that marks the entrance to the East Port in front of the city of Alexandria.

The QaïtBay Fort is now home to the Egyptian Navy Museum, where the history of the port of Alexandria can be traced since the city’s inception. The museum can be visited from 9 am to 16pm every day of the week.
The Qaït Bay Fort is currently the only mamluk-era monument accessible to visitors in Alexandria.

Lunch will be served during the tour in a local restaurant.
At the end of the day return to Cairo.

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Couple Traveller

my friend and I took a day tour to Alexandria from Cairo thru Deluxe Travel Egypt and had a wonderful time. Our tour guide Biko is very accommodating and kind.Very knowledgeable and speaks very good English. our driver Mohamad is so polite and kind and very attentive. They took very good care of us and we felt very safe with them. These men are very generous and trustworthy.5+++ in rating. Thank you for a wonderful day in Alexandria.

23/05/2019