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Full-Day Private Tour: Historic Alexandria From Cairo

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Cairo, Egypt
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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 7 more

Overview

Step back into the pages of history on this 10-hour trip to ancient Alexandria, touring the Bibliotheca Alexandrina library and the city’s catacombs and fortifications with the aid of a private guide. Join an Egyptologist for an exploration of this millennia-old center of civilization on the Mediterranean. Visit the modern incarnation of the city’s famous ‘Library of Alexandria,’ and check out the Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa before discovering the Citadel of Qaitbay, a key defensive fortification. Your trip also includes lunch, private vehicle, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Tour the top sights of Alexandria, including the Pompey Pillar, Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa and Library with a private guide
  • Learn fascinating insights into Egyptian history from your Egyptologist guide
  • Explore the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the modern-day incarnation of the city's famous Library of Alexandria
  • Go underground to the multi-level Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa
  • Admire the Citadel of Qaitbay, an ancient defensive stronghold within the city center
  • Private guide ensures personalized attention and service

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This was not the tour we expected...
Roxanne.brough
, Nov 2017
This was not the tour we expected. We wanted to go inside the Library in Alexandria. Our guide told us that there is nothing to be seen in the Old Alexandra Library. Instead of viewing the Library we stopped for ice cream and local bananas. Please find another tour than this, it was a waste of our money 375.00 and our time. Roxie B.
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On time and off we went for 3 hour...
Harold R B
, Oct 2017
On time and off we went for 3 hour ride to Alexandria. Nassar was knowledgeable,helpful and considerate with planned rest stops each way. Traffic in each city is like the best video game you have played as cars, trucks, buses and motorbikes dance across the road disregarding any lane markings, but Harun our driver did a wonderful job of navigating the chaos. . Really enjoyed the catacombs except the rising water restricted viewing to the 1st floor versus the 3 floors advertised. Would check ahead of time as problem definitely seemed to be worsening. All exhibits here did not appear to receive the same consideration, restoration or care as those down the Nile but are displayed as found. Still interesting to contrast Roman influence on the early history. Wonderful lunch at Fish market before returning to Cairo and re-encountering evening rush hour. An unexpected stop at an essential oil store delayed our return to the hotel.
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The guide was very good and helpful but...
FIROZ J
, Jan 2016
The guide was very good and helpful but should learn English a little bit more.
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I really enjoyed this trip. I...
Danielle M
, Jan 2016
I really enjoyed this trip. I thought the departure time would have been too much to handle but the trip was excellent. Nasar was very informative and I would recommend him to anyone traveling to Egypt.
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This tour was okay. It is about a 3...
Ashleyida6
, Dec 2015
This tour was okay. It is about a 3 hour drive from Giza each way. There wasn't enough in Alexandria to really make it worth the trip. Our tour guide was nice and went above and beyond for us.
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wonderful, informative, and courteous...
kendra.miller376
, Jul 2015
wonderful, informative, and courteous driver and travel guide.

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