Journey through Alexandria’s Roman Heritage: A Day Trip from Cairo


Embark on an enlightening journey through Alexandria’s historical tapestry with our meticulously curated tour itinerary. From the formidable Citadel of Qaitbay to the iconic Pompey’s Pillar and the grandeur of the Ancient Roman Amphitheater, this experience promises a deep dive into the Roman heritage of Alexandria. Enjoy the convenience of an air-conditioned vehicle, expert guidance from a tour guide, and the cultural enrichment that comes with exploring these remarkable sites.


  1. Citadel of Qaitbay: Discover the strategic significance and architectural marvels of this 15th-century defensive stronghold along the Mediterranean Sea coast.
  2. Pompey’s Pillar: Explore the largest Roman triumphal column outside Rome and Constantinople, marveling at its unique monolithic structure at the Serapeum of Alexandria.
  3. Ancient Roman Amphitheater: Immerse yourself in the rich history of Alexandria as you explore a 2nd-century Roman amphitheater, a testament to the city’s Roman past.


  1. Comfortable Transportation: Enjoy the journey in an air-conditioned vehicle, ensuring a pleasant and convenient exploration of each site.
  2. Expert Guided Tour: Benefit from the insights of a knowledgeable tour guide who will provide historical context, enriching your understanding of the sites.
  3. Inclusions: The tour includes bottled water, entrance fees, and a dedicated guide, ensuring a hassle-free and comprehensive experience.


1. Citadel of Qaitbay: The Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria stands as a paramount defensive stronghold, not only within Egypt but also along the Mediterranean Sea coast. Constructed in the 15th century, it played a crucial role in fortifying Alexandria. Explore the architectural marvels and historical significance of this citadel, offering a glimpse into the strategic importance it held.

Duration: 1 hour • Admission Ticket Not Included

2. Pompey’s Pillar: Pompey’s Pillar, an iconic Roman triumphal column in Alexandria, Egypt, represents the largest of its kind constructed outside the imperial capitals of Rome and Constantinople. Situated at the Serapeum of Alexandria, it is a unique free-standing column in Roman Egypt, distinguished by its monolithic structure. Delve into the historical richness surrounding this remarkable ancient monolith.

Duration: 1 hour • Air-conditioned vehicle, Bottled water, Entrance fee, Tour Guide

3. Ancient Roman Amphitheater: Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Roman Theatre, a 6,000-seat, 2nd-century amphitheater that stands as a testament to the city’s Roman past when it was known as Philadelphia. Admire the architectural excellence of this historic landmark, flanked by the nearby Odeon and the Roman Nymphaeum, creating an immersive experience in the heart of ancient Alexandria.

Duration: 1 hour • Air-conditioned vehicle, Bottled water, Entrance fee, Tour Guide


  • Round-trip transportation from Cairo.
  • Professional English-speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to all attractions.
  • A delectable lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Bottled water to keep you refreshed during the tour.


  • Personal expenses and souvenir shopping.
  • Gratuities for the guide and driver.

Pricing Information:

  • Adults: $99 per person
  • Children (2-12 years): $79 per child
  • Infants (under 2 years): Free

Tips and Advice for Travelers:

  1. Attire: Wear comfortable clothing and suitable footwear for exploring historical sites.
  2. Hydration: Bring additional water to stay hydrated, especially during warmer weather.
  3. Photography: Capture memories of your journey, but be mindful of any specific rules regarding photography at each site.
  4. Sun Protection: Use sunscreen, wear a hat, and consider sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.
  5. Currency: Carry local currency for any personal expenses or additional purchases during the tour.


Q: Are admission tickets included in the tour? A: Admission tickets for the Citadel of Qaitbay and Pompey’s Pillar are not included, but the tour covers these expenses for the Ancient Roman Amphitheater.

Q: Is there a dress code for the sites? A: While there is no strict dress code, it is recommended to dress modestly and comfortably, considering the cultural significance of the sites.

Q: Can I explore the sites independently? A: While independent exploration is possible, the guided tour offers valuable insights and context, enhancing your overall experience.

Q: Are restroom facilities available at each site? A: Restroom facilities are generally available, but it’s advisable to use facilities before embarking on each site visit.

Q: Can I purchase souvenirs during the tour? A: Yes, there may be opportunities to purchase souvenirs. It’s recommended to carry local currency for such transactions.