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Over Day Tour to Alexandria City From Cairo by Car

  • DurationApprox 12 Hours
  • Trip TypePrivate Tours
  • AvailabilityEveryday
  • Pick upHotel

Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating journey with our Tour to Alexandria From Cairo, where you’ll traverse the picturesque Mediterranean coast, indulging in breathtaking vistas along the way. Begin your exploration at Montaza Palace and Gardens, where the opulent blend of Turkish and Florentine architecture awaits amidst lush greenery. Dive into the rich tapestry of knowledge at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a modern homage to the ancient Library of Alexandria, before delving into history at the formidable Qaitbay Citadel.

Take leisurely strolls along the Corniche Promenade, absorbing the vibrant ambiance and coastal charm. Uncover ancient wonders at Pompey’s Pillar, Serapeum, and the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, each a testament to Alexandria’s illustrious past. Immerse yourself in the city’s narrative at the Alexandria National Museum, then cross the iconic Stanley Bridge for panoramic harbor views. Savor Alexandria’s renowned seafood cuisine at a local eatery, and perhaps unwind on its sun-kissed beaches. Conclude your adventure with a spot of shopping for treasured souvenirs, ensuring lasting memories of your Alexandria escapade.

Tour Highlights

  • Alexandria National Museum: Home to an impressive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including the Alexander Sarcophagus and the Rosetta Stone. 
  • Citadel of Qaitbay: A 15th-century fortress built on the ruins of the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria. 
  • Pompey's Pillar: A 2nd-century Roman column that is one of the largest monolithic columns in the world. 
  • Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa: A series of 3rd-century catacombs that are some of the most well-preserved in the world. 
  • Corniche: A scenic seaside promenade that offers stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. 

One Day Trip to Alexandria from Cairo Itinerary

After a delicious breakfast at your accommodation, you will start your wonderful day tour to Alexandria by meeting your private tour guide specializing in Egyptology in a private A/C vehicle to start visiting the following:

Catacombs at Kom el Shoqafa

The Romans built the catacombs in Kom el Shoqafa in the shape of a triangle, and their decorations reflect a mixture of elements from the Egyptian and Roman pantheons.

Alexandria Library

The Library of Alexandria is one of the most important offices in the world, and even the most important of them in the ancient era. The god Amun-Ra and the Lighthouse of Alexandria were referred to in the architecture of the new Library of Alexandria, and there are a number of museums, a printing factory, a laboratory, and a planetarium in addition to libraries.


Before continuing, we will take a break to eat and recharge. Lunch will be in a restaurant, and Egyptian food options are generally offered, including meat dishes, rice, and salads (drinks are not included).

Citadel of Qaitbay

Sultan Qaitbay built this picturesque castle during the 14th century to defend Alexandria from the encroaching Ottoman Empire. Which is now one of the most important monuments in Alexandria due to its excellent location and the beauty of its design.

Pompey’s Pillar

The magnificent Pompey’s Pillar that adorns one of the sites in Alexandria refers to a place that was once a huge and magnificent temple, built of marble and decorated with precious metals inside. Some of the tunnels around the complex are still open for tourists to explore.

After these fruitful visits, we will return you to your accommodation in Cairo to relax and spend a peaceful night.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

What is included in this tour?
Items that are included in the cost of the tour price.


  • 1 Lunches

Other Inclusions

  • All service charges and taxes
  • English-speaking Guide
  • Bottled water during the trip
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
What is not included in this tour?
Items that are not included in the cost of the tour price.
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal Spending
  • Beverage
  • Tipping (It's recommended)

Things to know

Additional information

  • Your daily tours usually start at 8 am, but you can change the time in coordination with your private guide.
  • You can make any changes to the itinerary if you have any special requests.
  • For reservations, contact us, and your reservation will be confirmed with one of our travel advisors.
  • After booking the trip, we will send you a voucher with all the booking details.


  • Prices are in US dollars per person per trip and you can pay in any other currency.
  • Rates are subject to change in case of any changes in airport taxes, hotel rates, transport rates, or government taxes.
  • Rates are not valid during Christmas or New Year.
  • Travel insurance and entry visa charges are not included in the package.

Tipping in Egypt

Tipping is not included in any of our packages and is entirely up to the discretion of travelers. Although it is not mandatory, it is of great importance to the people who take care of you while traveling.

Extra Expenses

Extra personal expenses on the trip may include a food tour, alcoholic beverages, tipping, visa fees, recreational expenses, and other services not listed.

Following are the items with extra costs during the trek:

  • For the visa fees, please check Visa and Passport Information.
  • Additional transport that you require.
  • Tipping for the guide and driver after the trip.
  • In case of unforeseen events like bad weather conditions and eventual flight cancellations, you are responsible for extra hotel nights and meals.

Optional Visits & Entry Tickets

All our packages and tours of Egypt do not include entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as entering the pyramids from inside, the mummies’ room in Museum, or entering the Tutankhamun tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor.

Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking.
  • We are offering a low down payment of just 25% to secure your spaces on tour, including hotel rooms, cruise cabins, domestic flight tickets, and other travel-related services. The remaining balance can be paid up to two days before your arrival date or in cash upon arrival at the destination to your tour manager, making you’re booking a risk-free investment.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation after confirmation with payment before 30 days of the commencement of the tour: 10% of the value of the tour package.
  • Canceling the tour 30 to 20 days before commencement of the tour: 25% of the value of the package
  • Canceling 19-15 days before commencing the tour: 50% of the tour cost
  • Canceling 14-11 days before commencement of the tour: 75% of the tour cost
  • Canceling before 10 days or less before the tour date: No refund for the tour

Children Policy

  • Up to 2 years: FREE
  • Age from 2 and below 6 years: 25% of adult price
  • Age from 6 up to 11 years: 50% of adult price
  • Ages 12 and Up: adult price.


  • Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents ( Maximum 1 Child sharing parent’s room )
  • If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply.

Things to bring with you

  • A valid Passport for 6 months
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Sanitizer gel
  • Water holder
  • Bug spray
  • Warm clothes in winter
  • Cotton clothes in summer
  • A hat
  • Travel adaptor
  • Camera
  • Umbrella
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Medication
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Susan Williams

Group Traveller

‘m a huge history buff, so I was really excited to book a group day trip to Alexandria from Cairo. I wasn’t disappointed! Alexandria is home to some of the most important historical sites in Egypt, and our guide did a fantastic job explaining each site’s history and significance.

We visited the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Pompey’s Pillar, Fort Qaitbey, and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. I was particularly impressed with the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa. These ancient tombs are a unique blend of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman influences, and I was fascinated by their beauty and complexity.

I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning more about the history and culture of Egypt. Alexandria is a truly special city, and this tour is a great way to experience it all.

September 1, 2023


Group Traveller

Wow! What an amazing day trip to Alexandria! Our friends had a great time exploring the city and learning about its rich history. Our guide was fantastic and knowledgeable about the area. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a fun and informative day trip from Cairo.

June 3, 2023


Solo Traveller

I booked a solo day trip to Alexandria from Cairo with Egypt Tours Plus, and I had a fantastic time. My guide, Mohammed, was very knowledgeable and friendly, and he made sure that I got to see all of the most important sights, including the Catacombs of Kom el-Shuqqafa, Pompey’s Pillar, the Citadel of Qaitbay, and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

I was particularly impressed with the Catacombs, which are a vast underground network of tombs and chambers. Mohammed explained the history and significance of the Catacombs in great detail, and I was really grateful for his insights.

I would highly recommend this tour to any solo traveler interested in learning more about the history and culture of Alexandria. Mohammed was a great guide, and I felt very safe and well-cared for throughout the day.

May 5, 2023

Joshua Miller

Solo Traveller

I had a great time on my day trip to Alexandria from Cairo. The tour was well-organized and informative, and our guide was very knowledgeable about the city’s history and culture. We visited some of Alexandria’s most famous landmarks, including Pompey’s Pillar, the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

I was particularly impressed with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a truly stunning building that houses an impressive collection of books and manuscripts. We also had a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, a great way to sample some of Alexandria’s famous cuisine.

I highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a unique and memorable experience in Egypt. Alexandria is a beautiful city with a rich history, and it is well worth the day trip from Cairo

April 7, 2023

John and Mary Jones

Couple Traveller

I recently had the opportunity to take a day trip to Alexandria from Cairo with my husband, and we had an absolutely amazing time! The tour was very well-organized, and our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. We were picked up from our hotel in Cairo in a comfortable air-conditioned car, and we drove to Alexandria in about two hours.

Our first stop was Pompey’s Pillar, which is a towering Roman column that overlooks the city. We then went to the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, which are an underground burial complex that was built in the first century AD. Finally, we visited the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, which is a modern library that was built on the site of the ancient Library of Alexandria.

We had a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, and we spent some time exploring the city center before we were driven back to our hotel in Cairo.

Overall, we had a fantastic time on our day trip to Alexandria, and we would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a fun and informative day out from Cairo.

February 5, 2023
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