Alexandria

"The pearl of the Mediterranean", Founded in 331 BC by 25-year-old Alexander the Great, Alexandria, Al Iskendariyya is the stuff of legend. Its towering Pharos lighthouse, marking the ancient harbour's entrance, was one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and its Great Library was considered the archive of ancient knowledge. Alas, fate dealt the city a spate of cruel blows. The Pharos collapsed in an earthquake and the Great Library was torched. Part of the ancient city disappeared under the sea and part under the modern city. The 19th century kick-started a cosmopolitan makeover and renaissance when Alexandria became one of the Mediterranean's key commercial hubs. Today the imposing modern library of Alexandria sits amid faded remnants of the once-grand seafront Corniche, as a symbol of the city's latest incarnation as Egypt's cultural capital.

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Overday: The Alexandria Experience

Explore the rich history of Alexandria; from its ancient Egyptian roots, through the Greek period, to Roman times and beyond on a full-day tour from Cairo. Accompanied by your degree-certified Egyptologist, explore the Roman Catacombs, the site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the museum of Alexandria and much more.

10 hours

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Overnight: Al Alamein and Alexandria

Explore the rich history of Alexandria; from its ancient Egyptian roots, through the Greek period, to Roman times and beyond on an over-night tour from Cairo. Visit El Alamein to see the memorials cemetery and museum dedicated to the famous, decisive battleground of World War II

2 days 1 night

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Overday: Ultimate Alexandria

Explore the rich history of Alexandria; from its ancient Egyptian roots, through the Greek period, to Roman times and beyond on a full-day tour from Cairo. Accompanied by your degree-certified Egyptologist, explore the Roman Catacombs, the site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the amphitheater, the Royal Jewelry Museum, the National Museum and much more.

10 hours

skip all lines

available in 6 languages

degree certified guide

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instant confirmation

$63

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