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Alexandria City Discovery Small-Group Tour

by Urban Adventures Duration 10h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveler Price is $98

Just a few hours from Cairo, Alexandria is one of the world's most impressive historical cities. With a small group and an expert guide, venture out to explore the archaeological ruins, spooky catacombs, and Roman architecture of this fabled seaside site.

Meet up with your guide and hop in a comfortable vehicle for the 3-hour ride through desert terrain to the port city of Alexandria, founded by none other than Alexander the Great. Kick off your adventure at the catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, a sprawling underground Roman necropolis. Descend a spiral staircase to enter the 3-story labyrinth, a network of subterranean passages, tombs, and antechambers that were used as a burial ground for centuries. Admire sculpted pillars and statues, and step into a large banquet room, where relatives of the deceased hosted ceremonial memorial meals.

Head back out into the light of day to visit the former site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Check out the Citadel of Qaitbay, a medieval fortress built on top of the original lighthouse platform, and take in sweeping views over the coastline.

Next, visit the Library of Alexandria, a massive modern structure inspired the Ancient Library of Alexandria, which was built in the 3rd century BC. Admire the incredible building, which can house more than 8 million books, and then make your final stop at the National Museum. Get up-close looks at Greek and Roman ruins and excavated objects discovered below the surface of the water off the coast of Alexandria before the return ride to Cairo.

Just a few hours from Cairo, Alexandria is one of the world's most impressive historical cities. With a small group and an expert guide, venture out to explore the archaeological ruins, spooky catacombs, and Roman architecture of this fabled seaside site.

Meet up with your guide and hop in a comfortable vehicle for the 3-hour ride through desert terrain to the port city of Alexandria, founded by none other than Alexander the Great. Kick off your adventure at the catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, a sprawling underground Roman necropolis. Descend a spiral staircase to enter the 3-story labyrinth, a network of subterranean passages, tombs, and antechambers that were used as a burial ground for centuries. Admire sculpted pillars and statues, and step into a large banquet room, where relatives of the deceased hosted ceremonial memorial meals.

Head back out into the light of day to visit the former site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Check out the Citadel of Qaitbay, a medieval fortress built on top of the original lighthouse platform, and take in sweeping views over the coastline.

Next, visit the Library of Alexandria, a massive modern structure inspired the Ancient Library of Alexandria, which was built in the 3rd century BC. Admire the incredible building, which can house more than 8 million books, and then make your final stop at the National Museum. Get up-close looks at Greek and Roman ruins and excavated objects discovered below the surface of the water off the coast of Alexandria before the return ride to Cairo.

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7:00 AM, Alexandria City Discovery Tour in English

Duration 10h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per traveler
$98

Total price is $98, taxes included

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Alexandria City Discovery Small-Group Tour

Activity Location

Alexandria

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • King Hotel

    20 Abd El-Raheem Sabry

    Giza Governorate


Highlights

  • Relics of the underwater Roman ruins at the National Museum

  • The Lighthouse, 1 of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World

  • Chance to experience the eerily fascinating Roman Catacombs

  • Impressive magnitude of the modern Library of Alexandria

  • Small group of 12 people for an intimate experience


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Alexandria

  • Admission fees

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from central Cairo

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Additional food and drink not listed as Inclusions


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are not allowed.

  • Maximum group size is 12 people.

  • Check in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.