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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.

AlexandriaFor 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It has been replaced by a modern city where the pace of life is quite gentle, and a Mediterranean air of relaxation pervades.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.

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Suggested itinerary featuring Alexandria

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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    Places near Alexandria

    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.

    • Four Seasons Alexandria, Alexandria

      Four Seasons

      First Class

      Situated on the Mediterranean coastline, the Four Seasons Hotel provides a great base for exploring many of Alexandria's highlights, including the Fort, the catacombs of Kom El-Shuqafa and its museums.

    • Steigenberger Cecil Hotel, Alexandria

      Steigenberger Cecil Hotel


      The Steigenberger Cecil Hotel is located in central Alexandria. Its rooms are comfortable and well appointed and it boasts great views over the Eastern Harbour and Mediterranean Sea.

    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.

    • Museum, Citadel, Mosque & Souqs
      Alexandria, Egypt

      Museum, Citadel, Mosque & Souqs

      Museum, Citadel, Mosque & Souqs

      Visit some of the key sights in Alexandria, including Pompey's Pillar, the Catacombs of Kom es-Shoqafa, Alexandria National Museum and Alexandria Library.

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    • Full day tour of El Alamein
      El Alamein, Egypt

      Full day tour of El Alamein

      Full day tour of El Alamein

      El Alamein is an apt name for a place that witnessed the turning point of the North Africa campaign, determining the fate of Egypt and Britain's empire.

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