Day Trip to Alexandria from Cairo by Car

Experience the allure of Alexandria on a thrilling day trip from Cairo by car. Explore the rich history and cultural heritage of this enchanting coastal city, visit iconic landmarks like the Library of Alexandria and the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, and immerse yourself in the Mediterranean ambiance. With the convenience of private transportation, expert guides, and a well-crafted itinerary, this day trip promises an unforgettable adventure for history enthusiasts and wanderers alike.


Embark on an exhilarating day trip from Cairo to Alexandria and discover the captivating treasures of this coastal gem. From ancient Roman ruins to medieval fortresses and vibrant modern attractions, Alexandria offers a diverse range of experiences. This comprehensive tour allows you to explore the city’s highlights, soak in its unique atmosphere, and learn about its storied past with the guidance of expert local guides.


  • Library of Alexandria: Visit the modern incarnation of the famous ancient library, a center for learning and knowledge. Explore its impressive architecture and browse its vast collection of books and manuscripts.
  • Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa: Descend into the underground catacombs, a fascinating burial site from the Roman era. Marvel at the intricate carvings and learn about the blending of Roman and Egyptian funerary traditions.
  • Qaitbay Citadel: Explore the historic fortress of Qaitbay, situated on the site of the ancient Pharos Lighthouse. Admire panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and delve into the city’s maritime history.
  • Montaza Palace and Gardens: Relax in the serene surroundings of Montaza Palace and its stunning gardens. Take a stroll by the beach and capture beautiful views of the palace and the Mediterranean coastline.
  • Corniche Promenade: Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Alexandria’s Corniche, a lively waterfront promenade lined with cafes, restaurants, and shops. Take in the fresh sea breeze and enjoy the lively ambiance.


  • Flexible Itinerary: Customize your day trip to Alexandria according to your interests and preferences, allowing you to focus on the attractions that captivate you the most.
  • Private Transportation: Enjoy the comfort and convenience of private car transportation from Cairo to Alexandria and between attractions, ensuring a smooth and efficient journey.
  • Expert Guides: Benefit from the insights and knowledge of local guides who will provide fascinating commentary, historical context, and answer any questions you may have.
  • Tailored Experience: With the freedom of a private car, you can explore Alexandria at your own pace, making spontaneous stops and immersing yourself in the city’s unique charm.


  • Morning:
    • Hotel pickup in Cairo and departure by car to Alexandria.
  • Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa:
    • Explore the underground catacombs, marvel at the ancient burial chambers, and learn about the fascinating fusion of Roman and Egyptian influences.
  • Qaitbay Citadel:
    • Visit the historic fortress of Qaitbay, learn about its strategic importance, and enjoy panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Lunch:
    • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of Alexandria’s cuisine.
  • Library of Alexandria:
    • Discover the modern Library of Alexandria, admire its architectural splendor, and explore its vast collection of books and exhibitions.
  • Montaza Palace and Gardens:
    • Visit the picturesque Montaza Palace and its beautiful gardens. Take a leisurely walk, capturing stunning views of the palace and the coastline.
  • Corniche Promenade:
    • Experience the lively atmosphere of Alexandria’s Corniche, stroll along the waterfront promenade, and immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture.
  • Evening:
    • Depart from Alexandria and return to your hotel in Cairo by car.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Cairo.
  • Private car transportation.
  • Professional local guide.
  • Entrance fees to attractions.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Bottled water during the tour.


  • Gratuities (recommended).
  • Personal expenses.

Pricing Information:

  • 1 person: $100
  • 2-3 people: $70 per person
  • 4 or more people: $55 per person

Tips and Advice for Travelers:

  • Comfortable Clothing: Dress in comfortable attire and consider carrying a light jacket, as Alexandria’s weather can be cooler than Cairo.
  • Sun Protection: Apply sunscreen, wear a hat, and bring sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Camera: Capture the beauty of Alexandria, but be mindful of photography restrictions in certain locations.
  • Currency: Have some Egyptian pounds with you for small purchases, tips, and personal expenses.
  • Seafood Delights: Alexandria is known for its fresh seafood. If you enjoy seafood, seize the opportunity to savor local specialties during your visit.

Trip Notes:

  • This is a private tour, available for booking throughout the year. Please contact us to confirm availability for your desired date.
  • Itinerary and attractions are subject to change based on traffic conditions, opening hours, or unforeseen circumstances.
  • Please inform us in advance of any dietary restrictions or special requirements, and we will do our best to accommodate them.


Q: Can I customize the itinerary to focus on specific attractions in Alexandria? A: Absolutely! We can tailor the itinerary to your preferences, allowing you to spend more time at specific attractions or include additional sites of interest. Please contact our customer service team to discuss customization options.

Q: Is the entrance fee to the Library of Alexandria included in the tour price? A: Yes, the entrance fee to the Library of Alexandria is included in the tour price.

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