For centuries Alexandria was arguably the most important city in the world, at the heart of developments in sciences and philosophy, and repository of the greatest collection of knowledge in the world, the famous Library.
For such a significant place, precious little of the old Alexandria remains: just Pompey’s Pillar and the catacombs as well as assorted artifacts in the Graeco-Roman museum.
It has been replaced by a modern city where the pace of life is quite gentle, and a Mediterranean air of relaxation pervades.
Whilst not endowed with monuments it is a likable place to spend time, and a good base for exploring the north of Egypt, or perhaps just strolling through the gardens of the Montazah Palace.
Suggested Alexandria itinerary
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Alexandria, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Alexandria
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Accommodation choices for Alexandria
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Alexandria. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Ideas for experiencing Alexandria
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Alexandria, and which use the best local guides.