Alexandria Full-Day Tour

Alexandria Tour

$170 per Group / Trip

7+ sites can be toured in Alexandria with the unlimited travel & complete supervision of your Sidekick and driver for the full-day.

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 Who Are We?

Egyptian Sidekick is a non-profit, fair-tourism network of English-speaking, Egyptian university students, local guides and their international friends. At Egyptian Sidekick, we facilitate personalized sightseeing and cultural experiences in-and-around Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Aswan in Egypt, providing maximum flexibility for all travelers at a low, flat daily rate.

Which Sidekick is right for you?

Arrivals and Stays in Heliopolis, Nasr City, and Cairo Airport
The Full-Day Tour entitles you to see 7+ locations
We guarantee a professional and hassle-free experience
Your Sidekick will meet you at your hotel or residence
Sites open at 8:00 AM and close at 4:30 PM each day
You are welcome to stop for food & drink, or to shop

BEST OF ALEXANDRIA

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 What’s Included?
  • 1 Sidekick & Driver(s)
  • A/C Transportation
  • Complete Supervision
  • Unlimited Sightseeing & Travel
  • Full-Day Availability
  • 7+ Different Sites/Locations
  • 7 AM to 8 AM Start Times
  • Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Gratuities

 What’s Excluded?
  • Site Admission
  • Food & Drink

 ISIC Student Card
  • Discount25-53% 

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You can choose the sites you wish to see yourself, choose one of the itineraries, or have your Sidekick create one for you.

 Admission
  • Please note that site admission is charged in Egyptian Pounds (EGP) by site authorities at each location.
  • A discount between 25-53% off the regular price of admission applies at most sites for students with a valid ISIC student card.

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Kom Al-Dikka Roman Ruins

Kom el Dikka is an excavated enclosure in the heart of Alexandria, famous for its Roman ruins, and the restored Roman theater. The Theater probably served only a select few, and could have even been used for state purposes, as it is too small to have catered to the large population of the city. The Roman legacy in Alexandria is very important since control of the city meant control over the fertile Nile delta and river valley which supplied the Roman world.

Kom Al-Shoqafa Catacombs

Wealthy Alexandrians, from the time of Alexander the Great to the fall of polytheism in the Eastern Roman empire chose to bury their dead in underground catacombs on the outskirts of the city. The interiors are expertly carved and feature multiple levels and hundreds of niches. The catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa depict a meeting of Hellenistic, Roman and Egyptian pantheons, often featuring ancient Egyptian gods in classic poses, and Greek and Roman accents.

Al-Abbas Mosque

Alexandria’s Al-Abbas Mosque is famous for its incredibly carved domes, featuring workmanship akin to lacework. The mosque is a relatively new addition to the Alexandrian cityscape, but has had a resounding reception for its incredible exteriors, mosque grounds, and interior work. Travelers should take care to bring appropriate cover, and be prepared to take off their shoes when entering the mosque. Perhaps the greatest highlight of the structure is the silhouette it cast against the blue Mediterranean sky.

New Library of Alexandria

In an homage to the burning of the famous Library of Alexandria in ancient times, the Egyptian state constructed a modern equivalent. The structure is a modernist work of art both from within and from the outside, and represents an expression of discovery, philosophy, and the preservation of knowledge. A sophisticated set of servers take snapshots and store publications on the internet, in-line with the ancient tradition of inspecting trade ships for books which would be confiscated, copied and placed in the ancient Library, with the original returned to its owner.

Citadel of Qaitbay

On the site of the famous, ancient Pharos Lighthouse stands the Qaitbay citadel, a medieval fortress constructed from the fallen stones of the ancient structure. The citadel is similar in style to fortifications found at Morocco’s Essaouira, featuring thick ramparts, buttressed walls, and cannons from the 18th century. The grounds leading up to the central citadel structure have been beautifully developed, and resemble more a garden similar to that of Cairo’s Al-Azhar Park. Pharos’s massive foundations are clearly discernible in the construction.

Montazza Palace District

The Montaza palace district is a waterfront neighbourhood from the time of Egypt’s colonial-era. Numerous palaces, mansions, pavilions and sprawling gardens line the broad avenues. Although many of the structures are not open to foreign travelers, many come to take photos of the massive buildings. The Montaza Palace garden is open to the public and offers stunning views of the entire district. Those interested in Egypt’s British-backed Farouk dynasty will love the architecture and old-world feel.

Stanley Bridge

Alexandria’s iconic Stanley Bridge straddles a sandy bay popular with beach-goers both foreign and domestic. Beautifully illuminated at night, the bridge is representative of Alexandria as a whole, as it connects Alexandrians to the Mediterranean, and its towers are built in the sumptuous, colonial-era style of Egypt’s Farouk dynasty. The bridge is often the sight of art installations as is a popular point for the Cross Egypt Challenge, and other sporting and cultural events.

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