Private Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo

10 to 12 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 7
Mobile ticket


Discover Alexandria, the second-largest city in Egypt founded by Alexander the great 332 BC. Visit the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa the largest Roman Cemetery in Egypt, Pompy’s pillar constructed in honor of Diocletian, watch Qaitbay citadel (from outside) built on the site of the old lighthouse of Alexandria. Enjoy free walking tour by the Mediterranean then after lunch, drive to Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

Why book with us?
Expert guides aim to make you feel like a local and introduce you to Egypt and it's culture (modern and ancient), Accurate pickups always on time, no hidden fees, customized tours to fit your needs, we look after all small details, prompt response via emails and WhatsApp so we can be reached anytime.


  • All service charges and taxes
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
  • Free extra stop in front of Qaitbay citadel
  • Lunch in a sea view restaurant right in front of the Mediterranean
  • Pick up services from your hotel in Cairo
  • Private English speaking Egyptologist guide
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free extra walking tour by the Mediterranean
  • Entry/Admission - Pompey's Pillar
  • Entry/Admission - Library of Alexandria
  • Entry/Admission - Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Kom Al Shokafa, Alexandria 21599 Egypt

Start your day trip visiting the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, which was discovered accidentally in 1900 when a donkey disappeared through the ground, these catacombs make up the largest-known Roman burial site in Egypt.
The catacombs consist of three tiers of tombs and chambers cut into bedrock to a depth of 35m

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Pompey's Pillar, Al Karah WA at Toubageyah WA Kafr Al Ghates, Alexandria 21599 Egypt

Continue your tour heading to Pompey’s Pillar, a massive 30m column. It named by travelers who remembered the murder of the Roman general Pompey by Cleopatra’s brother, but an inscription on the base announces that it was erected in AD 291 to support a statue of the emperor Diocletian and you will be able to watch the ruins of the great temple of Serapis, the hybrid Greek and Egyptian god of Alexandria

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Citadel of Qaitbay, Alexandria, As Sayalah Sharq, Qesm Al Gomrok, Alexandria Governorate 5321431, Egypt

Continue driving to visit the citadel (from outside) it continued to function as a military stronghold during the Mamluk, Ottoman and the following periods until 1882. It was heavily bombarded by the British, but later in the 20th century there were several attempts to restore the military citadel.
King Farouk I ordered the renovation of the citadel as a royal rest house in 1904. Since the revolution of 1952 it serves as an important touristic landmark in Alexandria.

Stop At: Library of Alexandria, Al Azaritah WA Ash Shatebi, Bab Sharqi, Alexandria Governorate 21526, Egypt

Alexandria’s ancient library was one of the greatest of all classical institutions, and while replacing it might seem a Herculean task, the new Bibliotheca Alexandrina manages this with aplomb. Opened in 2002, this impressive piece of modern architecture is a deliberate attempt to rekindle the brilliance of the original center of learning and culture. The complex has become one of Egypt’s major cultural venues and a stage for numerous international performers, and is home to a collection of brilliant museums.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate

Walking along the Mediterranean to enjoy it and have some good breeze

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional information

  • Infant seats available
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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