Alexandria City Day Tour

Our half day Alexandria city tour is perfect for anyone who has booked a cruise that will be docking at Alexandria Port for a couple of days, or for anyone who is going to be spending some time in Egypt’s second-largest city. Alexandria cannot compete with places like Cairo and Luxor in terms of sightseeing, but there are a number of wonderful historical sites which are definitely worth visiting, and of course, the famous Bibliotheca Alexandrina which is a definite must-see attraction. Our Alexandria city tours include your own private guide, driver and a modern, clean and comfortable air conditioned vehicle. Our tours are also fully customizable, meaning you really can enjoy Alexandria your way.

From: US$ 119.00 /person




On the day of your private Alexandria city tour, your expert tour guide will meet you at the cruise exit gate, and then your tour in Egypt’s second largest city will begin.
Your first stop will be at Pompay’s Pillar, a towering column that stands as a testament to the city’s rich ancient history. Constructed in the third century AD, the pillar is believed to have been built in honor of the Roman emperor Diocletian. The pillar is made of red granite and stands at a height of 28 meters. It is adorned with intricate carvings and inscriptions, showcasing the exceptional craftsmanship of the time. Pompay’s Pillar is a popular tourist attraction, offering visitors a glimpse into Alexandria’s fascinating past.

After visiting Pompey’s Pillar, you will then visit the city’s famous Catacombs. The Roman catacombs in Alexandria are one of the most fascinating historical sites in Egypt. These underground burial chambers date back to the Roman era and provide valuable insights into the ancient Roman civilization and their burial practices. The catacombs feature intricate and beautifully preserved artwork, including frescoes and sculptures. Exploring the catacombs allows visitors to immerse themselves in the rich history and culture of Alexandria during the Roman period. It is a must-visit attraction for anyone who visits Alexandria.

When you are finished at the catacombs, you will then be taken to a good local restaurant for a delicious lunch meal. This is included in the price of our Alexandria city tour. After enjoying your lunch you will then proceed to the Qaitbay Citadel.

The Qaitbay Citadel is a historic fortress and one of Alexandria’s most iconic landmarks. It was built on the site of the old Alexandria Lighthouse in the 15th century by Sultan Qaitbay, and served as a defensive structure against potential invasions and attacks from the sea. The citadel is situated on the eastern side of the city’s harbor and offers panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Over the years, Qaitbay Citadel has become one of the city’s most popular historic sites, drawing visitors with its impressive architecture and rich history. The fortress stands as a testament to the city’s past and serves as a reminder of its strategic importance in maritime trade routes at the time. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you more about the fascinating history of the Citadel when you visit.

Next, you will visit the ultra-modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt’s biggest library. Bibliotheca Alexandrina, also known as the Library of Alexandria and/or the Alexandria library, is by all accounts a prestigious institution and one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. It is a revival of the ancient Library of Alexandria which was considered one of the most important libraries in the ancient world. The new Bibliotheca Alexandrina serves as a cultural and scientific hub, providing access to a vast collection of books and resources.

This famous library also houses various research centers, museums, galleries, and conference halls, attracting scholars, academics, and visitors from all over the world. The library plays a crucial role in promoting education, research, and cultural exchange, making it a significant institution in the global intellectual community. You will find that nearly all Alexandria city tours feature a visit to this stunning and ultra-modern complex. It is without question one of the most visited attractions in Alexandria.
After you have finished visiting all four of the key attractions featured in this itinerary, your guide and driver will return you to Alexandria Port so that you can board your cruise ship. Keep in mind that all of our Alexandria city tours are fully customizable, so if there are any other sites you would like to see, you can simply let us know at the time when you book your tour.


Included in our Alexandria City Tour
  • Alexandria Port pick up and drop off service
  • All travel in a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Your own English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Lunch meal during your tour
  • Free bottled water on board your vehicle during your tour
  • All taxes & service charge


Not Included in our Alexandria City Tour
  • Optional tours and/or activities not mentioned in our trip itinerary
  • Tipping Kitty


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Prices are quoted in USD and are valid until the 30th of September 2024, except during the Easter, Christmas and New Year holidays.



Explore Egypt your way
by selecting only the attractions you want to visit

Design Your Custom Tour

Explore Egypt your way by selecting only the attractions you want to visit!


Design Your Custom Tour

Explore Egypt your way by selecting only the attractions you want to visit

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