• Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
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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.


  • Private day trip to Alexandria from Cairo with a professional Egyptologist guide
  • View Egypt’s rural heartlands on a drive to the Mediterranean coast
  • See top Alexandria attractions including the Roman theater, Pompey’s Pillar and Qaitbey Citadel
  • Exlore the tunnels and halls of the eerie 2nd-century Roman Catacombs
  • Admire the striking sun-shaped architecture of the New Library of Alexandria
  • Relax over lunch at a local restaurant
  • Hear about Alexandria’s history and enjoy personalised attention from a private guide

What You Can Expect

Customer Reviews

Christina T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This trip was a great experience. Our guide Mohamed was very friendly and helpful, and our driver was very safe. They took good care of us. The sites were mainly from the Roman period, which was a nice change from Cairo. I loved seeing the new Library of Alexandria. I enjoyed seeing some desert countryside, but the drive between the cities was pretty long. Overall, a great trip!

Darcy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We booked the Alexandria day trip with guide and driver. Our guides name was Khaled Mamdouh, and the vehicle was a mini van with great air conditioning and lots of room.
Overall it was a great day, full of information, sights, and experiences. The main reason for the success of the tour was Khaled. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable about all of the sights we visited and the history surrounding each, but more importantly, he was friendly, outgoing, down to earth, and engaging. This is an important element to have in your tour guide when youre spending 12 hours with him.
The Roman Catacombs are a must see, and Khaled provided the history and insight as we toured the depths of the tunnels. Pompeys Pillar, the site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, and a delicious fresh fish lunch served at a sea front restaurant were also highlights of the day. In addition to the tourist sites we visited, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience of traveling through the busy, chaotic, narrow streets of Alexandria. Getting safely from point A to B with no apparent rules of the road was incredible, and our driver, although probably used to it on a daily basis, performed admirably.
It was a long day, approximately 11-12 hours or so, but lots of history was seen and learned, and we got a taste of the local culture. I would definitely recommend Khaled as a tour guide, and will ask for him in the future when we return to Cairo which we will, as theres just too much to see in one visit.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Maged(Migo) was a SPECTACULAR tour guide and made our day trip one of the most memorable experiences in Our Egypt vacation. He was very knowledgeable about Egyptian history, culture, just..everything! Lunch was great, the places we visited were described before visiting, and he was funny. Book it!

LOIS B Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Tour was everything promised and tour guide Adam was fantastic. He was knowledgeable, professional and had a wonderful sense of humour coupled with an excellent driver I could not ask for anything more and would highly recommend this tour. I also received a call from the company prior to the departure date asking if I would mind adding another passenger to my private tour. He stressed it was my decision and I could definitely have a private tour if that was what I wanted. I agreed to share and what a perfect decision as the addition was Juan a young man from Colombia and we had a wonderful time with Adam the tour guide also. It was a 3 hour ride with a break at half way but time went by fast and it was well worth the ride.

Michelle T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This tour was wonderful. My guide, Khaled, was very knowledgeable and speaks excellent English. Alexandria is a beautiful and historic place. It is well worth visiting!

Markus E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

I saw every sight mentioned in the program and also the Coptic Cathedral. Very friendly guide and driver.

Melissa B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

As a solo female tourist, I felt very comfortable and entertained by my guide Fatma and driver, Ahmed. They offered a great balance between historical education and local culture. This tour was my last day in Egypt and I enjoyed every minute of this excursion. Alexandria is a beautiful city!

Christopher T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This tour was wonderful. Our guide Manar from BesTours was very knowledgeable and made the day very smooth and enjoyable.

Georgina D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Loved this day trip to Alexandria visiting the sites around where my grandma grew up. The driver and guide were very friendly and knowledgeable and made the day trip run to my time frame to get back in time for a tour meeting in Cairo. Great way to see the coastal city.

Jordan P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

This tour was amazing!

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