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Private Guided Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo provided by Bes Egypt Tours

Private Guided Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo

Private Guided Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo
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Recommended by 91% of travelers
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
12h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17178P18
Important information
Inclusions
  • Soft drinks
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees (optional )
  • Entry/Admission - Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
  • Entry/Admission - Pompey's Pillar
  • Entry/Admission - Fort Qaitbey
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient Roman Amphitheater
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Any hotel in Cairo
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Soft drinks
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees (optional )
  • Entry/Admission - Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
  • Entry/Admission - Pompey's Pillar
  • Entry/Admission - Fort Qaitbey
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient Roman Amphitheater
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Any hotel in Cairo
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Pompey's Pillar
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Fort Qaitbey
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Ancient Roman Amphitheater
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
112 reviews
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Serena H
1 contribution
Solo
Gad our driver was an excellent driver and my tour guide Ahmed Elsayed Saad was very knowledgeable and patient. I did a solo tour so it was 1-1 tour, which was very enjoyable for me. We even stopped off for me to try some sugar cane which was a nice treat. Ahmed took loads of great pictures of me and the landmark too, thank you! If you do a stop off at the Papyrus Institute I would warn they are extremely expensive and would advise to haggle down from 10% the original price if you intend to buy anything from there. The extortion at the institute was the only negative for me as I felt pressured to buy overpriced items. Great tour otherwise :)
Written March 25, 2022
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Oliver T
4 contributions
Friends
I have to say that Egypt is a beautiful country overall, but its the tour guide that makes it even better when you want to capture the best photo spots and the highlights. We had Nour and the driver was Michael. They made our day trip extra special. I like that she was knowledgeable helpful and very warm. She knew the route well and we were able to visit all the sites scheduled on time, take all our nice pictures with her help. What i like the most is that she understood that we would have been flocked by vendors, and she avoided those tourist traps. It was a smooth whole day and i recommend this trip to everyone who wants to do a side trip from Cairo. And yes pick Nour she is super awesome!
Written November 11, 2021
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Gavin B
Istanbul, Turkey184 contributions
I did the one-day tour to Alexandria from Cairo during my first trip to Egypt and can highly recommend it. It was a compact visit around some of the key sites in Alexandria including the catacombs, Pompey’s Pillar and citadel among others. Great to see another city in Egypt and learn more about the history of the country from my very knowledgeable guide. Drive time to Alexandria is around 2.5 hours and we spent around 4 hours or so in the city. My tour leader was Ahmed Elsayed who is highly educated in anything to do with Egyptology and is clearly very passionate about this subject. Driver was Amr, a real pro navigating the crazy traffic of Egypt. A brilliant addition to my Egypt itinerary and please if you can remember to tip and maybe also treat them to lunch as I did! Thanks for everything.
Written December 19, 2020
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Culture509977
11 contributions
I love history and this trip wasn't anything short of what I expected. During the ride there Mustafa explained all of the history about Alexandria. He also explained the history of everyplace we went to and took my pictures for me. The places that I visit were the Bibliotheca Alexandria, Catacombs, Pompey's Pillar, and Citadel of Qaitbay. At the Pompey's Pillars I got to climb and sit in between the Sphinx's paws. I was super stoked and the view at Citadel of Qaitbay is gorgeous. The food was delicious and I now prefer lemonade with mint leaves. If you want to take a day trip to Alexandria from Cairo and get your moneys worth I really recommend using this company. I actually went in March of 2019 not July.
Written June 19, 2020
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Andrea O
3 contributions
Friends
Ahmed Elsayed is extremely knowledgeable and very patient with all of our questions. He helped us get great pictures and was more than happy to take several of them for us. He always made sure we had enough water to drink because our tour was on a very hot and humid day in Alexandria. Eslam our driver navigated the crazy traffic in Cairo and Alexandria with confidence and we felt very safe in his car. We would rec this team to anyone
Written August 24, 2021
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Rachel P
Houston, TX90 contributions
Solo
My guide was amazing! He knew so much about Ancient Egypt, but was able to explain in a way I understood. The driver was skilled, always there with the car, letting us easily go from one destination to another. (Pack headphones for the drive to Alexandria) I felt safe traveling around as a solo female traveler.
Written July 13, 2021
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Nate
2 contributions
Couples
We did a day trip from Cairo to Alexandria that was the ideal amount of time for a day trip. The car ride was only about 3 hours each way and the roads were smooth with a stop along the way. Bossi was our guide for the day and she was wonderful! Having an academic background in archaeology and Egyptology allowed her to give us soooo much more information and guidance than we got on other activities during our trip. This is the kind of thing that makes all the difference. Instead of walking around with someone pointing out what you can clearly see in the art or paintings or carvings and snapping a few pics, she was able to explain in much more detail what we were looking at and why it mattered. It let's you learn and experience alongside enjoying the moment. Still plenty of time for pictures, though!
Written February 27, 2021
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Kristy W
Canberra, Australia4 contributions
Solo
I thoroughly enjoyed my day trip to Alexandria with Ahmed Elsayed Saad (guide) and Gad (driver). Ahmed was engaging and knowledgeable and showed a real passion for his work. The itinerary allowed us to see all the main sights, plus the opportunity to try some local food for lunch! Gad also did a wonderful job navigating through the crazy traffic in Alexandria! Would highly recommend this trip.
Written March 31, 2022
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Rebecca f
Stowe, VT3 contributions
Friends
Mohamed is a very knowledgeable, kind, and helpful guide. He bought us delicious mango juice and ice cream, and a tasty lunch at a local shop while answering all of our questions. His driver, Andrew, navigated through the busy streets of two of the largest cities of Egypt without incident which, we have learned, is quite a feat.
Written May 27, 2021
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Stevi M
4 contributions
Couples
Ashraf was an excellent guide for our first day in Egypt. He was very knowledgeable and patient, answering all of my questions about everything from current to ancient Egypt. He provided great commentary on all monuments and allowed us plenty of time to explore without rushing us onto the next place. He took great photos for us the entire day and was professional throughout the trip. The provided lunch was very good (make sure to ask about the drinks that are available !) Every location had a great view and plenty of history related to the area. One good thing to know coming to Alexandria is that you cannot typically get into the physical library to see the books but Ashraf did a great job taking us through the free exhibits to see inside through the glass and still get pictures.
Written September 7, 2021
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Local Tour Person didn’t show up. Very upsetting
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Bossi is an excellent tour guide,great knowledge about history and the places we visited. Lunch was delicious. Fabu
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It was a magnificent day. Our guide Bossy was knowledgeable with great sense of humor. She arrived on time and this
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