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Alexandria Day Trips from Cairo

Alexandria Day Trips from Cairo

Most journeys to Egypt begin and end in Cairo, but a mere 3-hour drive from the capital will bring you to Egypt’s second largest city—Alexandria. Here’s how to visit this culturally rich seaside metropolis, at once both ancient and modern, that could not feel more different from the nation’s capital.

Group Tours

For travelers on a budget, a group tour offers a wallet-friendly way to experience Alexandria while benefiting from the insight of a local guide and the intimacy of a small group. Depending on the day trip you choose, you might visit the former site of the Alexandria Lighthouse, the Roman Amphitheater, the Catacomb of Kom El-Shoqafa, the Library of Alexandria, the 15th-century Qaitbay Citadel, Pompey’s Pillar, and Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque (El Mursi Abul Elabas).

Private Tours

Booking a private full-day tour from Cairo to Alexandria means you’ll have your guide—even an Egyptologist guide, depending on the option you choose—all to yourself, freeing you up to ask as many questions as you like. An added benefit is a more flexible itinerary (and some tours are completely customizable); spend time exploring the points of interest that intrigue you and skip the ones that don’t. 

Things to Know

  • Alexandria is located on the Mediterranean coast, 137 miles (220 kilometers) northwest of Cairo.

  • Day trips to Alexandria can last anywhere from six to 12 hours, depending on the option you choose.

  • Most guided tours include hotel pickup and drop-off in Cairo.

  • Choose a small-group tour or a private tour guide.

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Best Alexandria Day Tour from Cairo

Best Alexandria Day Tour from Cairo

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Discover the legendary city of Alexandria on a private tour from Cairo, and discover the traces of ancient Egyptians and Roman armies. Descend into the catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa to see fascinating artworks that blend two cultures, visit Pompey’s Pillar, then take in views from the 15th-century fortifications at the Citadel of Qaitbay. Explore the city’s new library—a tribute to the library that burned in antiquity—then enjoy lunch before returning to Cairo.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
Price varies by group size
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$120.00
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Private Guided Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo

Private Guided Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo

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This private tour, exclusively for your party, ensures a more personalized experience of Alexandria than typical of most group tours. Explore the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Pompey’s Pillar, the Serapeum, the Citadel of Qaitbay, the Roman amphitheater, and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Enjoy hassle-free hotel transfers, free Wi-Fi, and an included lunch.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
Price varies by group size
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$75.00
Price varies by group size
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Morning Alexandria Day Tour from Cairo

Morning Alexandria Day Tour from Cairo

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Get to know beautiful Alexandria on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast on this private full-day tour from Cairo. Leaving in the morning with an Egyptologist guide, explore this history-steeped city, established by Alexander the Great in 331 BC and once one of the world's greatest cities. Head underground into the Roman catacombs; see the triumphal Roman column that is Pompey’s Pillar; and admire the Roman amphitheater, stunning New Library of Alexandria and more. As you explore, learn about Alexandria’s incredible history and stop to enjoy an enticing lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.99
Price varies by group size
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$139.99
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Full-Day Alexandria Private Guided Tour from Cairo with Lunch

Full-Day Alexandria Private Guided Tour from Cairo with Lunch

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Rewind to the days of Alexander the Great on a private day trip to Alexandria, Egypt’s Mediterranean coastal city. Admire the Nile Valley as you travel to this picturesque city, founded by Alexander around 331 BC, and tour the highlights as your expert guide recounts the city’s history. Descend into the underground Roman catacombs to see eerie chambers; view the Roman column of Pompey’s Pillar; and visit the stunning, new disc-shaped Alexandria Library, built where the city’s classical library once stood. A delicious seafood lunch in Alexandria is included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$181.80
Price varies by group size
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$181.80
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Alexandria Day Tours From Cairo Daily Trip To Alexandria From Cairo Giza hotels

Alexandria Day Tours From Cairo Daily Trip To Alexandria From Cairo Giza hotels

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Explore the great city of Alexandria on a private tour from Cairo or Giza. Alexandria is the second biggest city in Egypt and was built by Alexander the Great under Cleopatra’s rule. Visit the city’s key landmarks like the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, the Roman Amphitheater, and the great Alexandria Library and learn about the rich history of Egypt from your tour guide before heading back to your hotel.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$58.00
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$58.00
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Day-Trip to Alexandria from Cairo by Private Car

Day-Trip to Alexandria from Cairo by Private Car

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Located on Egypt's Mediterranean coast, Alexandria was once an ancient center of culture and learning. Today it is a bustling port city, but relics of its history still remain. Led by your own Egyptologist guide, visit landmarks such as the Roman Theater, Catacomb of Kom El-Shoqafa, Alexandria Library, and Fort Qaitbey.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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$45.00
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10-hours private Alexandria from Cairo/Giza hotels

10-hours private Alexandria from Cairo/Giza hotels

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There’s a lot to see in Alexandria, Egypt’s second city—so make the most of the day with a private tour. Your guide focuses on the early history of Alexandria—ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman—as you cover sights from the Roman Amphitheater and the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa to the Citadel of Qaitbay, built on the ruins of the ancient lighthouse, and the new Alexandria Library.
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  • 11 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.00
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$87.00
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Top Rated Private Customizable Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo

Top Rated Private Customizable Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo

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An excellent value for the money, this full day trip to Alexandra—Egypt’s second-largest city—is led by an Egyptologist guide. Relax in an air-conditioned vehicle with on-board WiFi during the approximately three-hour drive to Alexandria. Then choose four activities from the provided list for a customized tour of the city. Lunch, entrance fees, and snacks, and bottled water are included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.00
Price varies by group size
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$135.00
Price varies by group size
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private guided Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo or Giza hotel

private guided Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo or Giza hotel

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Visit Alexandria's top attractions and still make it back to your Cairo or Giza hotel in time for bed with this small group tour. Your guide will take you and your group to Alexandria in a private, air-conditioned vehicle, where you'll experience the catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Qaitbey's Citadel, and the Alexandria Library.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.00
Price varies by group size
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$67.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour: Alexandria Day Trip from Cairo

Private Tour: Alexandria Day Trip from Cairo

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Discover the delights of Egypt’s second largest city on this private day trip to Alexandria from Cairo. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan with your own private Egyptologist guide, uncover the Greco-Roman origins of this beautiful, laid-back Mediterranean city and see its stunning highlights. Descend into the eerie Roman catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa; see the Roman amphitheater and Pompey’s Pillar; and visit the awe-inspiring contemporary library: a spectacular, disc-shaped building that echoes its forerunner, the once-great ancient Library of Alexandria. Enjoy a flexible, personalized itinerary and an included lunch during your trip.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$383.62
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$383.62
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City of Greco-Roman Landmarks - Alexandria From Cairo

City of Greco-Roman Landmarks - Alexandria From Cairo

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Discover a legendary city founded by Alexander the Great on a full-day, private trip to Alexandria from Cairo for your group of up to nine people. This guided tour takes in Greco-Roman landmarks, ancient sites, and the modern Library of Alexandria, and includes round-trip transport from Cairo hotels.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Private Transfer between Cairo and Alexandria

Private Transfer between Cairo and Alexandria

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Enjoy a hassle-free arrival in Egypt with this private transfer service. Meet your driver at Cairo International Airport, and relax on the journey to your Alexandria hotel, cruise port or private residence. These private vehicles can accommodate up to eight passengers.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$172.45
Price varies by group size
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$172.45
Price varies by group size
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Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo with Lunch

Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo with Lunch

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Sit back and enjoy the sights on the 3-hour ride to Alexandria. Once in Egypt’s “second capital,” you’ll see the highlights of the town including Pompey's Pillar, the Citadel of Qaitbay, and the catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, then finish up the tour with a visit to the famed Library of Alexandria.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$172.47
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$172.47
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Private Full-Day Tour: Alexandria Historical Sites from Cairo

Private Full-Day Tour: Alexandria Historical Sites from Cairo

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With historic sites, a scenic coastline, and a celebrated modern library, Alexandria is an ancient cultural center and a fascinating day trip from Cairo. Get a personalized introduction to Egypt's second-largest city on a full-day, private tour from Cairo that includes round-trip transport, all entrance fees, and a seafood lunch.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$160.00
Price varies by group size
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$160.00
Price varies by group size
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