Alexandria Day Tour From Cairo Exploring the Iconic Historical Sites


This day tour from Cairo to Alexandria is a perfect opportunity to explore some of Egypt’s most iconic historical sites. The tour starts with a visit to the impressive Qaitbay Fort, which was built in the 15th century and served as a defensive stronghold against invading forces. Next, you will see the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The tour continues with a visit to the catacombs, an underground burial chamber that dates back to the Roman era. You will also see Pompey’s Pillar, a massive granite column that stands over 25 meters tall. Finally, you will visit the New Alexandria Library, which is a modern architectural masterpiece and an important center of learning in the region.


1st. Stop

Qaitbay Fort

Our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo/Giza at the scheduled time to begin your tour to the Alexandria (approximately 2.5 hours drive).

Upon your arrival in Alexandria you will start the tour by visiting Qaitbay Fort, a medieval fortress built on the site of the ancient Pharos Lighthouse. Visit the Lighthouse of Alexandria.

2nd. Stop

Kom el Shoqafa

you will head to Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, a complex of underground tombs and chambers dating back to the 2nd century AD.

Lunch break at a local restaurant.

3rd. Stop

Pompey's Pillar

You will continue your tour by visiting Pompey’s Pillar, a towering column that was erected in honor of the Roman Emperor Diocletian.

4th. Stop

Alexandria Library

You will conclude your tour by visiting the modern New Alexandria Library, which houses a vast collection of books and manuscripts.

At the end of the tour your driver will take you back to your hotel in Cairo/Giza


NOTE: The order of the visits may be modified, but all included services will be provided.

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10 Hours



Spoken Languages​​

English - Spanish - Portuguese - Italian - French - Germany - Russian - Chinese.​


wheelchair not available. ​​


Not allowed.


Cancellations made 10 or more days prior to the activity will receive a full refund. Cancellations made 4-9 days in advance will receive a 50% refund of the total cost. Cancellations made 48-72 hours in advance will receive a 20% refund of the total cost. Cancellations made less than 48 hours before the scheduled activity or no-shows will not be eligible for a refund. Please note that any refund issued will have associated bank fees deducted.