Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt. Known as The Pearl of the Mediterranean, the city has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern. Founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria was once one of the great cities of antiquity.
With its Greco-Roman monuments and Mediterranean atmosphere, this coastal city will open your eyes to another side of Egypt. Explore the Catacombs of Kom El Shugafa, Qait Bay Fort, the National Museum and the Alexandria library, the Bibliotheca Alexandria, and so much more.
Experience the unique ambience and a cultural heritage that make Alexandria stand out in Egypt.
> Half Day Historic Alexandria Tour
Your half day tour will take you to The National Museum, Catacombs and Pompey’s Pillar.
Begin your tour at the National Museum. Housed in a restored palace, the museum contains about 1,800 artifacts that narrate the history of Alexandria throughout the ages. Continue to the Catacombs of Kom El Shuquafa, one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. Discovered by a donkey in 1900, the catacombs represent the largest Roman cemetery in Egypt, and include the remains of more than 300 individual tombs. Your tour will end with a visit to Pompey's Pillar, an 88-foot red Aswan granite column with a circumference of 29 feet. Perhaps Alexandria’s best-known ancient monument, Pompey's Pillar was constructed in honor of Emperor Diocletain in 293 A.D.
> Half Day Alexandria Panorama Tour
Your half day tour will take you to the Roman Amphitheater, the Royal Jewelry Museum and Montazah Gardens.
Begin your date at Kom el-Dikka, a well preserved Roman amphitheatre. Excavation continues nearby to reveal the remains of a Roman city. Continue to the Royal Jewelry Museum of Alexandria, an architectural masterpiece. Its halls contain many rare paintings, statues and decorations. An inestimable collection of jewels of the Mohamed Ali Dynasty (19th century) is also exhibited. Following the museum, drive along the Mediterranean coast to the Montaza Gardens, which feature 115 acres of gardens surrounded by great walls on three sides and the sea. Within its walls, you will see the exterior of the Montaza Palace, built in 1932 by King Fouad and inherited by his son King Farouk, last of the Egyptian kings.