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Best Alexandria Day Tour from Cairo provided by Let's Explore Egypt

Best Alexandria Day Tour from Cairo

Best Alexandria Day Tour from Cairo
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96% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
See the highlights of Alexandria without staying overnight
Duration:
12h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    12h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Explore Alexandria on a private tour from Cairo and leave all the logistics to the experts. In the company of your own Egyptologist guide, explore such key landmarks as the catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Pompey’s Pillar, the Citadel of Quaitbay, and the city's new library. Includes lunch, entrance fees, a private guide and vehicle.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Learn about the city's history from your Egyptologist guide
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Cairo hotel
  • Includes lunch: No need to buy your own
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn about the city's history from your Egyptologist guide
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Cairo hotel
  • Includes lunch: No need to buy your own
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10449P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Lunch at a good quality seafood restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean ViP (optional )
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned Car
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fees (optional )
  • Entry/Admission - Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
  • Entry/Admission - Pompey's Pillar
  • Entry/Admission - Fort Qaitbey
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Customer location Pickup and Drop off service are included once you book you will get phone number for us , whats app us
  • Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt Pickup and Drop off service are included once you book you will get phone number for us , whats app us
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Lunch at a good quality seafood restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean ViP (optional )
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned Car
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fees (optional )
  • Entry/Admission - Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
  • Entry/Admission - Pompey's Pillar
  • Entry/Admission - Fort Qaitbey
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Customer location Pickup and Drop off service are included once you book you will get phone number for us , whats app us
  • Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt Pickup and Drop off service are included once you book you will get phone number for us , whats app us
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Cairo
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Pompey's Pillar
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Fort Qaitbey
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
144 reviews
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Hira
New York City, NY3 contributions
Mar. 2021
The trip in Alexandria was nice and completed some of the key attractions that were there. Our guide was Bossi and she was fluent in english and receptive to all questions we had. She was able to explain key information on each site and its historical purpose. She was thorough and accommodating to our needs as we were practicing Muslims.

I liked that she gave us the option to choose between a seafood restaurant and a restaurant that meat and other items. We ended up choosing the seafood restaurant and the views were splendid, and the food was great as well. The driver, Ahmed Semsem, was very accommodating as well as we wanted to check out a Mosque and he was willing to take us there. Overall, it was a good tour experience.

I would note that the commute from Cairo to Alexandria eats up about 5-6 hours, so factor that in as it is part of the trip. Overall tour was about 5 hours. I would also advise the tour guide to give a heads up on this as well as any changes to the itinerary as we learned that due to covid the Alexandria library was not open to enter for visitors. Overall, good experience, and would recommend.
Written 6 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kcabr011
7 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Solo
Wow, what an amazing day! Ayoub and Islam are such a great team and I recommend making a specific request for Ayoub and Islam. I have toured with three different companies and four different guides and by far this team was my favorite. I even added an extra tour (Old Cairo and market- I recommend this add on, you will have energy for it I promise!). Back to this tour- to start, Ayoub is a very knowledgeable guide that anticipates ones needs. He’s also an amazing photographer! The tour itself had the perfect mix of culture, knowledge, and site seeing. I learned about different cultural aspects like the mummification process as well as, many interesting fun facts about how the structures were built at each site. The lunch stop view was breathtaking and the food was very good. He made sure to include a mix of local customs which made it for a much richer experience. I have yet to pick a favorite part of my day because they were all so great. The stops were all carefully thought out and fit perfectly with one another. Even if you are in Cairo for only two days, don’t hesitate to book this as your tour. It’s a MUST.
Written 14 November 2021
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priya g
San Francisco, CA11 contributions
To complete our trip to Egypt we knew wanted to visit Alexandria. I booked this excursion and was excited about the sites we would see. Mohamed, our driver, safely navigated the at times hectic traffic on the drive to and from Alexandria. The car was clean, comfortable and air conditioned which made the 3+ hour drive each way palatable. Yasser, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and gave us interesting information at each stop but also reviewed the history of Egyptian rulers starting with the Old Kingdom. Given we were nearing the end of our trip this was a timely discussion.

The only issue we had was with the seafood lunch, which was delicious. It just would have been helpful to know the details of all we paid. Overall I would recommend this excursion to those visiting Egypt and appreciate the hospitality and informative discussion with our driver and guide.
Written 26 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Charlie
1 contribution
Dec. 2019 • Family
Roman Catacombs
Pompey’s Pillar
Old Lighthouse - Now Citadel
Library of Alexandria

Our Tour Guide Stopped at the worst and most disgusting restrooms.
He Took us to lunch at a Cockroach infested restaurant...we walked out!
He Never stayed with us during each tour to explain things thoroughly.
He Kept trying to save himself money by taking us to free locations. For example he Tried to pass over the Pompey Pillar and go to a mosque instead (not on the tour list)
We felt rushed the entire time, so much so, that he insisted on taking a shortcut through a tour location that caused my wife’s shoe to rip and tear on the rough terrain.
He did not offer to pay the extra fees to see the entire library of Alexandria so we barely saw anything worth seeing inside.
Finally, he Made the driver go out of OUR way to drop himself off even though it delayed us getting back to our hotel by 45minutes after driving 2.5hours from Alexandria to Cairo
Written 3 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

1joker
17 contributions
Mimo tour guide amazing knowledge and friendly, gors at your pace and lets you relax and explore the sites and perfect english.
Really happy with the service, on time no issues, friendly and good driver.
Good tour operator cost is cheap and you get great service and resolved any issues with no hassle.
Absolutely recommend and using again for other tours.
Written 25 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ayan
San Antonio, TX7 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Solo
This is a review of a full day tour of Alexandria from Cairo which I took on Dec 21. My tour guide was Nour and our car was driven by Bassam. She is a knowledgeable Egyptologist and answered all the questions I put forth to her and Bassam is a calm, safe and efficient driver with all the driving he had to do. It’s about 2.5-3hrs drive from Cairo to Alexandria hence at times it felt a bit hurried considering 6hrs goes in commute with heavy Cairo traffic. The tour guide is aware of this and hence was very quick and efficient at the locations, explaining the points of interest, the overall history behind those locations we went and she took wonderful pictures and also showed me points of interest for photography. She was a thorough professional and her experience conducting this tour was noticeable. She also helped my try a local Egyptian delicacy Koshari while hanging out at a beautiful spot on the beach. On the whole a wonderful experience and worth a try if you have a day to spare in your tour of the majestic historical country.
Written 28 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MarcyMarty
Joseph, OR2 contributions
February 25 2022, yesterday
Four of my friends and myself took a journey to Alexandria.
Mohamed Salah was our Egyptologist,
Hossam was our driver.
I felt very safe in Hossam’s ability to navigate the driving conditions of the large cities..
The van was clean and comfortable for the five of us.
Mohamed was a delight. His knowledge is extraordinary. He continued to share his knowledge through the entire day.
Mohamed has a pleasant manor and kept our comfort and curiosity at the forefront.
We did so want to go on another adventure with them, but time was not on our side.
Mohamed and Hossam were absolutely the perfect pair to take visitors on any
Excursion.
Thank you both for the best day.
Written 26 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Imran K
6 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Family
Hossam and Mohamed Mahmoud provided us a detailed tour of Alexandria. They were mindful of our wishes and accomodated us according to what we wanted to see. They were extremely professional and made sure the trip was to our liking at all times checking in to see what we wanted.
Written 8 January 2022
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stephaniep1973
Milton, Canada23 contributions
Nov. 2019 • Solo
I had an amazing tour of Alexandria by Suzan Omar (she can be found on WhatsApp for private tours). Suzan has a degree in Egyptology and a bountiful knowledge of her beloved home land. Suzan takes pride in her personalization of each tour and what "you" want to learn and see, not just the run of the mill basic knowledge. Suzan is very personable and makes sure to give you the utmost wealth of current findings in Egypt with the historical back stories on each venue that you choose to visit. I can not recommend a better tour guide than Suzan Omar, I had 3 total tour guides while I was in Egypt and she made sure make my experience (as with all clients I am sure) was taylor made for my enjoyment. She made sure not to bring me to any vendors (this is common for guides to bring you to "their vendors "(for a kickback of what you purchase)" I found out at the end of my tour this was what some guides do, my other 2 guides did this and it made me feel uncomfortable and taken advantage of. So this is another reason I highly recommend a guide who will not take advantage and take safety precautions (with COVID19 our current "new normal") for you and your group.
Written 17 September 2020
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Atanas I
Cairo, Egypt1 contribution
We had an excellent trip to Alexandria. Our guide Memo is very knowledgeable and professional. He helped us pick the itinerary, and provided interesting details about every site we visited, as well as rich Egyptian history overall. He truly inspired us to learn more and come back to Egypt to explore more. Thank you!
Written 13 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Dear valued customer Thanks so much for your concern and your insist to share your experince with us. We will do always our best experience with you to make you happy traveller in Egypt . We will be waiting you to come again to Egypt.
Written 16 April 2021
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Ask for Mimo and take this tour
We loved our tour ! Ask for Mimo he is a very knmowledgeable guide. He spoke perfect English and was very in-depth
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Excellent daytrip
Mary was an excellent guide; super friendly and knowledgeable about the sights. The tour was comfortable and well-t
sophiewx12
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Amazing tour of pyramids with Theresa and Hossam!
During our holiday to Egypt we managed to find less than 24 hours to visit Cairo and was desperate to see the pyram
Diego_Benito90
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A must-do in Cairo.
Fantastic experience. A must-do in Cairo! This is the kind of tour that you need to do with a guide, everything inc
DIANA Z
DIANA Z
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I WANT MY money back for services that weren’t met‼️‼️‼️
Worst experience EVERRR..I reached out via email to inform that our flight was delay and never got an email back, n
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Egypt sightseeing
Ahmed Elsayed, was a phenomenal tour guide! He is very knowledgeable, patient, and a great photographer. If anyon
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Fun and Informative!
Highly recommend! The sites were spectacular. My tour guide, Mary, was knowledgeable, kind, and outgoing. She helpe
battlecb
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Egypt sightseeing
What a phenomenal experience. Our tour guide, Ahmed Elsayed was a superb host. He is very knowledgeable and extreme
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457cristinamariab
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Great experience
Great tour and great tour guide. Overall it was an amazing experience. Our guide Ahmed was excellent, very passion
758nickib
758nickib
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Great tour
Great tour, very informative and comfortable journey. Catered the tour to our interests. Theresa was also able to t
David S
David S
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Perfect layover tour
Ahmed Mohammed was a great guide. Very educated and knowledgeable about anthropology and history which is what I wa
967jenifferi
967jenifferi
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Wonderful!
Ahmed Abdellatif was our guide and he was wonderful! He was extremely knowledgeable and explained the history of ev
Dinu I
Dinu I
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Quick in formative visit of the ancient Egypt sites in Giza and Sakkara
Nice tour of the Pyramids, Sphinx, Sakkara and a small museum in Memphis. The guide Mr. Mohamed Moussa was very kno
Tracie1908
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Pyramids of Giza with teens
Our tour guide, Mimo, was punctual, knowledgeable, and accommodating. We visited the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphin
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Mind blowing experience
We had a unbelievable experience with our tour guide Ayoub. Ayoub was very polite and took his time to explain the
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