Alexandria Egypt Tour

Alexandria Egypt Tour Overview

The Alexandria Egypt Tour on the TripScout mobile app takes you to all the most interesting sites in the city.

It’s hard to imagine a more fabled city than Alexandria – founded by Alexander the Great, home of Cleopatra, and home to ancient wonders like the Lighthouse of Alexandria and the Great Library. While neglect and decay have removed this prominent Mediterranean city from its shining glory, it maintains its cultural capital of Egypt status and old-world charm.

We’ll guide you through all the best sites for your Alexandria Egypt Tour and and give you a chance to wander off the beaten path and explore local tea shops, restaurants, and stores. Some of our sites include the Alexandria Library, Citadel of Qaitbey, Alexandria Corniche, Roman Amphitheater, Maamoura Beach, Pompey’s Pillar, King Farouk Palace, Alexandria National Museum, Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Alexandria Opera House, Steigenberger Cecil Hotel, and many more!

Enjoy your Alexandria Egypt Tour!

Alexandria Egypt Tour Benefits

  • Curated Sites
  • Audio Tours
  • Offline Map
  • Customizable

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Roman Amphitheater

Alexandria Egypt Tour - Roman Amphitheater
On the Alexandria Egypt tour, you’ll see the only surviving Roman Amphitheater in Egypt was discovered in Alexandria in the 1960s.  The land was to be developed to build a new building; construction crews found columns as they began digging and realized that there must be something below the earth.  After more than three decades of excavation, visitors can now tour this well-preserved theater, view sections of detailed mosaic flooring, and explore ancient galleries, Roman baths, and potshard-strewn homes throughout the complex.  Stand on the center stone in the middle of the amphitheater and marvel at the acoustics as you channel your favorite Roman orator.

The Citadel of Qaitbey

Alexandria Egypt Tour - The Citadel of Qaitbey
On the Alexandria Egypt tour, you’ll see how the brilliant blue of the Mediterranean is a perfect background for the Citadel of Qaitbay, highlighting the Fort’s clean lines and striking white stone.  Established in 1477, after numerous repairs and periods of reconstruction, this defensive fortress has seen Ottoman advances, British bombardment, and thousands of curious tourists.  Legend has it that the remains of The Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Ancient Wonders of the World, can be seen in the construction of the old fort.  Scholars estimate that in its prime, the lighthouse stood 125 meters high.

Alexandria Library

Alexandria Egypt Tour - Bibliotheca Alexandrina
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina stands as a gorgeous modern tribute to the great, ancient center of knowledge: the lost Library of Alexandria.  Housing 15 permanent exhibitions, 13 academic research centers, and shelf space for 8 million books, the Bibliotheca serves as a center for study and research for those with a passion for learning.  The interior architecture is just as stunning as the exterior – break from your Alexandria Egypt tour and take some time to explore a variety of art instillation, bring a favorite novel and get cozy at one of the hundreds of desks, or get lost in the endless rows of bookshelves.

The Alexandria Corniche

Alexandria Egypt Tour - Alexandria Corniche
Running the length of the Eastern Harbour, a walk along the Corniche is the perfect way to soak in the sights and sounds of Alexandria.  Bordered by the Citadel on the west end and the Bibliotheca on the east, a number of restaurants, hotels, and parks can be found along this busy and picturesque waterfront promenade. You’ll get to know this street pretty well on your Alexandria Egypt tour.

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