Alexandria, One Day Trip From Cairo

Alexandria, One Day Trip From Cairo, Alexandria, Egypt (B)

Founded by Alexander the Great, the city of Alexandria is one of the most modern cities in Egypt in spite of its fascinating role in ancient history. Located 2h 30m north from Cairo, this wonderful city is often forgotten in a visit to Egypt. During my last free day in the land of pharaohs, I decided to take a day trip from Cairo to this historical city that once was the centre of knowledge of the western world!

Most visitors reach Alexandria from Cairo. Both cities are only 2h 30m apart, so visiting Alexandria from Cairo for one day is totally possible. The city has quite a lot to offer, but most tourist attractions can be seen comfortably in a single day, especially if you have your own car.

I personally don’t recommend public transport in Egypt, as it isn’t very reliable, quality isn’t great and it can be a bit unsafe for western visitors. Prices in Egypt are quite low, so booking a driver for the day or a guided tour is a more convenient option.

I decided to book a one day private trip from Cairo to Alexandria with Egypt Day Tours. They offer many other tours in addition to the one I selected, and I was more than satisfied with their services. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Alexandria, One Day Trip From Cairo
Guide Location: Egypt » Alexandria
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Alberto C.
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Montazah Palace
  • Serapeum
  • Pompey’s Pillar
  • Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
  • Lighthouse of Alexandria
  • Citadel of Qaitbay
  • Abu Al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque
  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina