Location: Cairo, Egypt
Rating: based on 50 reviews
Take a fascinating private tour to Alexandria from Cairo in the company of your own Egyptologist guide. With your own private Egyptologist guide to lead the way, you’ll enjoy personalized attention on your private tour of Alexandria. As this is a private tour, you can determine the amount of time you’d like to spend at each of the sites in Alexandria you’ll visit.
- Private guide for a more personalized tour experience
- Led by a qualified Egyptologist
- Separate driver ensures your tour guides full attention throughout the day
- All entrance fees included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Lunch included
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern and is famous for its Roman remains. Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great in 312 B.C., and was the capital of Graeco-Roman Egypt.
Your first stop in this historic city is the catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa, a Roman burial site whose family tomb reveals the merging of Egyptian and Roman art and architecture. Descend below ground to visit the tomb and Caracalla Hall.
Back above ground, continue to Pompey’s Pillar, an 82-foot (25-meter) granite column built to honour Emperor Diocletian, who freed the besieged city and brought food to its starving people. Continuing the Roman theme, the next site your guide will show you is the Roman amphitheatre, possibly the best preserved Roman site in Egypt. The site also includes the remains of a Roman street and homes.
After lunch (included) you will visit the famous Alexandria Library. In contrast to the ancient architecture found throughout Egypt, the Norwegian-designed building is a striking piece of modern design. A copy of every book published in the world is kept in the library, making it one of the great literary sites in the world. The library also houses several exhibitions relating to the history of Egypt and a display of rare antique books (additional cost).
Departure Point: Centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels
Departure Time: 7:00am (earlier or later departures are available until 7:30am if required, please advice at time of booking)
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Return Details: Returns to original departure point
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Again Khlaed Lotfy our Egyptologist and our driver were superb. We were able to modify our standard agenda and skip some of the planned sights and have a wonderful picnic on the Alexandria coast with our tour group providing a picnic lunch and allowing us to see the lovely Egyptian families at play on the beach. Definitely the best group of tour personnel.
Reviewed by: John K