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Private Guided Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo

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Cairo, Egypt
Private Guided Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 5 more
Good for avoiding crowds


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.
  • Private tour of Alexandria in the company of an Egyptologist
  • Visit Roman ruins, catacombs, an Ottoman fortress, and the library
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off: With free WiFi on board
  • Includes a seafood lunch at a local restaurant, and snacks
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Soft drinks
Fuel surcharge
Bottled water
Qualified Egyptologist guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private tour
Entrance fees (optional )

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Any hotel in Cairo

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY bes Egypt tours - day tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Guided Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private Guided Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo.
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Guided Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Guided Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo.
What is the social distancing policy during Private Guided Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Guided Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Guided Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Guided Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo.

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  • "At the seafood resturant if you have fish be sure to tell them "fillet" or you will get a complete fish, head, tail, fins and all, Alexandria looks alot like Cario- not sure if it's worth going to?" See review
  • "The tour is a great way to see more of Egypt in a short amount of time!" See review


149 Reviews

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Great trip to Alexandria
, Jan 2022
Great one day solo trip to Alexandria. We efficiently visited multiple historical sites. Ahmed Saad was my guide, very knowledgeable, and did a fantastic job. Raafat was the driver and easily handled crazy traffic in Alexandria.
Very nice experience!
, Dec 2021
It was a very nice day to Alexandria with our guide Yasser. He made our day, very professional, caring and funny, we lauged a lot with him. Thank you Yasser! Regresaremos!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Horrible, unsafe, and rude
, Oct 2021
To begin, this is one of the only tours that did not text us the night before to confirm. They picked us up in the morning in a horrible condition little car that seated 4 people. The car was dirty and reeked of smoke. On our booking, it said that we would be picked up by a minivan with WiFi. Do not fall for that it’s completely a lie. No minivan or WiFi. Just a small broken down car in its last days with no security features. On our way to Alexandria, the driver (Ahmed) drove very dangerously down the freeway at 140km per hour and drove recklessly. His seatbelts were not working so we didn’t even have an option to buckle. When we arrived to Alexandria, the tour guide (Mohammed) began his tour. The tour guide was terrible. The only thing he said at each spot was “this is Roman type. This Egyptian”. He didn’t know anything else. When I asked Mohammed a question, he responded in a very rude and condescending way. He reacted as if I should have known. Additionally, on the trip description, it said we had 2 hours at each spot. In reality, we had around 15 mins at each spot and he was rushing us the whole time. He was also extremely rude to women, especially to my girlfriend who was also on the tour. We had also paid for the meal that included a seafood lunch for two. However, the tour guide refused our lunch and said we still had to pay out of pocket. We let it go but later confirmed with our booking that we did indeed pay for lunch. The cherry on top to all of this was the one place we really wanted to see was the Alexandria library, was not even open. When we arrived, we were told by the security guards that the library was closed. And Mohammed said “yes today is closed”. Like are you serious?! We drove 6 hours to see this and you didn’t even have the common decency to let us know it’s closed on the day of our visit? Seriously, one the the worst tours we have ever been on. These people are rude, condescending, and just overall not good people. We felt very scared for our safety the entire time and we didn’t learn anything. This guy is not an Egyptologist. You’re better off hiring a street vender to take you on the tour. This tour company should be taken off Viator.
7 travelers found this review helpful
Nice trip
, Sep 2021
Our guide Ahmed was amazing. He really give his best to satisfy all our wishes. It was really nice experience
Poor experience
, Sep 2021
Well, what can I say… I took this tour just last week. I was very excited to visit Alexandria, but unfortunately my experience wasn’t the best. I would like to start with the driver, although he was nice, the round trip from Cairo to Alexandria was scary to say the least. He was going so fast that I was praying we won’t get killed on our way there. Once we got to Alexandria safe and sound (Thank God). We started the tour as we were supposed to, visiting the first site in the itinerary, so far great. We jump into the car to go to the next stop, Citadel of Qaitbay which I never got to go inside. Ahmed told me that this building was empty inside and there is nothing to see. He instead took to some weird side close by overlooking the fortress. There were a lot of trash and bad smells there. He then took me to lunch, we spend more time there than at any site. The last two stop were not in our itinerary Which was the Sidi Abo El Abbas El Morsi Mosque and the library of Alexandria. I was excited about the library but he once again told it was close. Once I got back I went online just too see if was open until 7 pm that day. He was very eager to take me to the cotton store and to another craft store once back in Cairo. I’m very disappointed because I feel my time in Alexandria could have been better. We never visited the 2 other sites that were in my booking offered by Viator.
5 travelers found this review helpful
Not good
, Aug 2021
It was really scary there and I felt a bit uncomfortable. I wish the library was included (which it was on the itinerary) or at least some good spots to take a picture from. The drive was exhausting and kinda not worth it. The main problem with all the tours in Egypt is that it is never what is in description.
4 travelers found this review helpful
The Tour that never happened
, Jun 2021
This trip did not happen. We booked and paid. We tried to contact the Tour operator everyday with no response. We got a response after about 4 days asking us for our "voucher". We shared the confirmation and issued ticket immediately. We did not hear from the Tour operator again. We couldn't cancel in time because Tour operator cancelation policy was prohibitive. We are still waiting for our refund.
3 travelers found this review helpful
, Apr 2021
Had one of the BEST tours from Cairo to Alexandria. My tour guide, Ahmed Elsayed was extremely nice and highly informative from start of the trip until the end. He was very knowledgeable on the history of every landmark we visited in Alexandria and was able to clearly explain the stories on the hieroglyphics. I was traveling on my own and Ahmed made me feel safe and protected throughout the entire trip. He also helped take great photos for me! Ayman was a 5 star driver, we had a smooth drive and he also made me feel safe with all of the crazy drivers in Egypt. At the end of the trip, Ahmed and Alyman were so kind to take me to the last hotel I stayed in where I left my laundry and took me to an amazing papyrus factory that happened to be nearby. I was lucky to have these two in my tour and would def want them as tour guides next time I’m in Egypt!
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Apr 2021
Only gave it 3 stars because the tour company picked me up really late! So we got there at around noon time instead of the morning. Alexandria is a nice city! We didn't enter qaitbay, the guide did not want to enter and I just went along with that. I know it was open to the public but who knows. The library was packed when we got there. We could not enter due to the limited space inside. The Roman theater was nice! And so were the catacombs
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Dear valued customer We are so sad to hear that but this is never happened with us before the system was broke down the day before we tried to open the system to see your trip but we couldn't we were thinking the system has maintained.our guide told me that he was dealing you vip treatment so please sorry for misunderstanding for what happened with you sir We will offer you any discount when you will book with us again regards
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Nov 2020
awesome experience, beautiful sights, experienced driver, knowledgeable guide. lots of history. well worth the trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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