Welcome to Alexandria

The 19th century kick-started a cosmopolitan makeover and renaissance when Alexandria became one of the Mediterranean's key commercial hubs. This revival was cut short in the 1950s by President Nasser's nationalism. 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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Private Tour: Alexandria Day Trip from Cairo

The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern and is famous for its Roman remains. Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great in 312 B.C., and was the capital of Graeco-Roman Egypt.Your first stop in this historic city is the catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa, a Roman burial site whose family tomb reveals the merging of Egyptian and Roman art and architecture. Descend below ground to visit the tomb and Caracalla Hall. Back above ground, continue to Pompey's Pillar, an 82-foot (25-meter) granite column built to honor Emperor Diocletian, who freed the besieged city and brought food to its starving people. Continuing the Roman theme, the next site your guide will show you is the Roman amphitheater, possibly the best preserved Roman site in Egypt. The site also includes the remains of a Roman street and homes. After lunch (included) you will visit the famous Alexandria Library. In contrast to the ancient architecture found throughout Egypt, the Norwegian-designed building is a striking piece of modern design. A copy of every book published in the world is kept in the library, making it one of the great literary sites in the world. The library also houses several exhibitions relating to the history of Egypt and a display of rare antique books (additional cost).

$514 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Night Egypt Explorer Tour with Nile Cruise

Day 1: CairoToday, your driver will pick you up at Cairo International Airport. A welcome drink is included to mark your arrival.Overnight: 4- or 5-star hotel in Cairo (depending on option selected)Day 2: Cairo and Giza Pyramids (B)After hotel pickup at 9am, set off with your guide for Giza and the UNESCO-listed pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Afterward, view the Great Sphinx, dating to the time of Chephren, and visit the Valley Temple, used in part as a pharaonic mortuary.Next, continue to the Egyptian Museum, home to thousands of ancient Egyptian artefacts, including Tutankhamun’s treasures and gold funerary mask.Overnight: 4- or 5-star hotel in Cairo (depending on option selected)Day 3: Cairo - Aswan (B, L, D)Today, transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Aswan. On arrival, transfer to and board your Nile cruise ship in time for lunch on board.Later, enjoy guided tours to see the Aswan High Dam and Old Dam, and the Unfinished Obelisk before an onboard dinner in Aswan.Overnight: 5-star Nile cruise shipDay 4: Aswan – Kom Ombo - Edfu (B, L, D)Enjoy breakfast on board, and if you wish, take an optional tour to Abu Simbel temple, and its neighbor, the Nefertari Temple.After lunch on your ship, sail to Kom Ombo and stop to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Horus. This evening, cruise to Edfu with dinner on board.Overnight: 5-star Nile cruise shipDay 5: Edfu – Essna – Luxor (B, L, D) After breakfast, visit the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the god Horus. Then, sail to Esna Lock over an onboard lunch, and continue sailing to Luxor. Tonight, dinner is served on your ship.Overnight: 5-star Nile cruise shipDay 6: Luxor - West and East Banks - Cairo (B)Disembark after breakfast, and enjoy a guided tour of the Nile's West Bank including the Valley of Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon.Afterward, transfer to Luxor airport and fly to Cairo.Overnight: 4- or 5-star hotel in Cairo (depending on option selected)Day 7: Cairo (B)Following a hotel breakfast, perhaps choose to use your remaining time in Cairo on an optional tour. Perhaps take a 12-hour trip to Alexandria (additional cost) to discover this seaside city, seeing its 15th-century Qaitbay Citadel, spectacular new Alexandria Library, and Roman catacombs.Overnight: 4- or 5-star hotel in Cairo (depending on option selected)Day 8: Cairo (B)Depending on your flight departure time, enjoy breakfast at your Cairo hotel before a driver transports you to the airport for your flight.

$50 Day Trips & Excursions

Alexandria Day Tour from Cairo

Alexandria is a famous city which was built by Alexander the Great. The city is located beside the Mediterranean Sea. It has a rich historical heritage since ancient Egyptian times. The city connected between the Egyptian civilization and Greco Roman civilization. Start your lovely day by meeting your guide at your hotel; take your high way from Cairo (about 3 hours' drive each way), arrive in the famous city then you will start exploring the city with your tour guide who will explain for you the old history of Alexandria. Your tour guide will talk with your about old Alexandria and the lighthouse of Alexandria, you will visit Roman catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa, consisting of 3 levels for burial rooms which was discovered by donkey in 1901. Head to the Pompey Pillar, largest pillar in Egypt, listen to many stories about it with qualified Egyptologist tour guide. Then drive to fortress for Qaitbay locating beside the sea. Finally you will explore by yourself the famous library (new Alexandria library) which has the fourth rank among the libraries all over the world. Take your lunch at a good quality seafood restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean, then you will go back directly to your hotel in Cairo.

$1265 Multi-day & Extended Tours

10-Day Ancient Egypt Tour with Nile Cruise

Day 1: Arrive in Cairo airport, meet and assist with our representative and transfer to your hotel with A/C van, check-in and overnight at the hotel. Day 2: Saqqara [B, L]After breakfast meet your guide and your driver and start your tour in Giza in the West bank of the River, visit Giza complex Pyramids and the sphinx then drive south to Saqqara to visit the step pyramids of king Zoser, have lunch in a restaurant overlooking the pyramids then drive back to your hotel and overnight. Day 3: Cairo [B, L]After breakfast meet your guide and your driver and start your tour in Cairo in the East bank of the River, visit the Egyptian museum where you can see the collection of king Tut then visit the oldest part of Cairo where you can see the hanging church then drive to Khan El Khailily market the oldest market in Cairo and walking through Al Muiz street, have lunch during the tour then back to the hotel for overnight in Cairo.Day 4: Aswan [B]Breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport to catch your Flight to Aswan, arrival Aswan meet your guide and start your day tour to visit  Philae temple by motor boat on the Nile as that temple located on an Island then visit the High Dam, transfer to the the Hotel, check-in and overnight Day 5: Aswan [B,L,D]After breakfast and check-out (Abu Simbel option without missing the felucca ride) - Island Felucca trip, transfer to your cruise boat , embarkation before lunch, lunch on board the cruise sail to Komombo, dinner and overnight on board. Day 6: Kom Ombo, Edfu [B,L,D]After breakfast, walking to Komombo temple visit the temple of Komombo, back to the boat start sailing to Edfu, have lunch on board then visit Edfu temple or Hours Temple by horse carriage, then cruise to Luxor dinner and overnight on board.Day 7: Luxor [B,L,D]After breakfast, Early morning Optional Hot Air Balloon cross to the West bank in Luxor to visit the valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple and Colossi of Memnon. back to the Cruise Ship for Lunch, Dinner and OvernightDay 8: Luxor [B]After breakfast, disembark we will cross to the eastern bank of Nile to see the temples of Karnak and Luxor. Luxor temple was built for the worship of god Amon Ra. Karnak Temples include several temples and begins with the spectacular avenue of Rams. Transfer to Luxor airport to catch your flight to Cairo, arrival meet your representative and transfer to your hotel, check-in and overnight in Cairo. Day 9: Cairo [B]Free time and overnight hotel accommodation or optional trip to Alexandria from Cairo.Day 10: Cairo [B]After breakfast, check-out for transfer to Cairo airport for flight back home.

$98 Cultural & Theme Tours

Cairo to Alexandria Full-Day Tour Including National Museum

Meet your guide in central Cairo and board your air-conditioned coach with your guide. Then, enjoy the views on your approximately 3-hour journey to Egypt’s second-largest city.Fringing the Mediterranean, Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great in 312 BC and is steeped in history. On arrival, head for the Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa. Spread over three levels, these gloomy tunnels are the world’s largest known Roman burial site. Descend by spiral staircase to peer at their chambers, frescos and sculptures. You'll also see the triclinium, a banqueting room where relatives held feasts for the dead.Back in daylight, visit the former site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the long-gone structure that was one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Walk the ramparts of Fort Qaitbey, the 15th-century citadel that stands on the lighthouse’s remains and absorb the ocean views.Break for lunch (own expense) before your tour takes you to the new Alexandria Library. Inspired by the defunct ancient library, this 21st-century architectural wonder resembles a vast, sunlit disc. Head inside to marvel at its echoing reading rooms and chambers; the space houses around eight million books!Finish at the impressive Alexandria National Museum. Here, stroll around the fascinating Greek and Roman relics, many recovered from under the sea, and the medieval and modern displays that tell the city's incredible story.Afterward, return to your coach for your journey to Cairo and a drop-off at your original start point.

$60 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Cairo 3-Day with Giza, Museum, Alexandria plus Dinner Cruise

Day 1: Giza, Sakkara and Nile Cruise dinner Meet your guide at 8:00am in the lobby of your hotel, where he will escort you to the Giza pyramids. Then after a short drive you will travel to the Sphinx. Soak up the panoramic views and enjoy a 30 minute camel ride and see all the area. Continue on to Sakkara where you will have the opportunity to see the step pyramid built for King Zoser and explore some amazing tombs. You will have lunch in a good quality restaurant overlooking the Sphinx and the pyramids and then be transferred back to your hotel. You'll have some leisure time before meeting your guide who will take you to dinner at the Nile cruise. There, you will witness a belly dance show and a dervish dancer. Head back to your hotel after dinner. Day 2: Cairo City TourYour Egyptologist guide will pick you up to explore the Egyptian museum which houses many historical artifacts such as the golden mask for King Tut, boy king of Egypt. Discover the museum with your guide and then head on to the Coptic area to see the Hanging Church and Jewish synagogue of Ben Ezra before continuing on to visit the famous market (Khan el-Khalil) and the charming mosque in Cairo built for Muhammad Ali Pasha. Enjoy lunch at a good quality restaurant and then head back to your hotel.Day 3: Alexandria City Tour from Cairo Leave your hotel at 7:00am and head on to Alexandria to start day three. Alexandria has an unique history dating back to Alexander the great when Alexandria was a small colony. There you will see the unique Roman catacombs of Kom al Shokkafa, Pompey's pillar and the remains of the temple of god Serapis . Afterwards, you will visit the unique fortress of Quitbay which protected Alexandria during the Islamic period in Egypt. Enjoy your lunch at a seafood restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean and wonder at the New Library of Alexandria before heading back to Cairo and concluding your last day of the tour.