Insight into Alexandria's fascinating cultural legacy
City founded by Alexander the Great in fourth century BC
Stunning sea views from the medieval Citadel of Qaitbay
Imposing Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa hewn into a cliff
Majestic gardens of the beautiful Montaza Palace
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Private tour to Alexandria
Roundtrip transportation via air-conditioned car or minivan from and to your central Cairo hotel
Tour commentary is provided in English
Cleaning and safety practicesSee all
- Masks required
- Vehicles and venues disinfected
- Personal safety equipment
What you can expect
Alexandria's incredible intellectual and cultural legacy has assured the city a permanent place in history. Explore the city founded by Alexander the Great on this tailor-made tour and visit its monuments, museums, and gardens that open onto the dazzling Mediterranean Sea.
Built in the fourth century BC on the orders of Alexander the Great, it was here that Marc Antony and Cleopatra lived together, Eratosthenes measured the circumference of the Earth, and the Julian calendar was invented. Your guide explains its history and leads you through its most remarkable sites.
Start with a visit to the Greco-Roman Museum, where you study antiquities from the third century BC, including the sculpture of Apis in black granite and the sacred bull of the Egyptians.
Continue to the impressive Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, hewn into a cliff, where you see a blend of Pharaonic and Roman art. It is then time to see the exterior of the medieval Citadel of Qaitbay, renowned for its spectacular sea views and built on the site of one of the 7 Wonders of the Middle Ages.
After lunch you complete your day with a visit to the remains of the Roman amphitheater and a stroll along the gardens of Montaza Palace, once the summer resort of the Egyptian royal family.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers
- Social distancing measures in place
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Temperature checks available
- Masks required
- Masks provided
- Hand sanitizer provided
- Individually wrapped food options available
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