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How to Spend 2 Days in Alexandria

How to Spend 2 Days in Alexandria

With two days in Alexandria, you can really get under the skin of Egypt’s second city. You can dive deep into the city’s ancient heritage, stroll the waterfront, explore the fascinating new Library of Alexandria, take a food tour, savor seaside gardens, and enjoy some Islamic architecture. Read on to find out how.

Day 1: Ancient Adventures

Morning: Dive deep into Alexandria’s classical heritage as you explore the city’s essential Greco-Roman ruins. Visit the Serapeum, a temple that’s home to the red-granite column known as Pompey’s Pillar, then descend into the eerie Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa. Don’t miss the beautifully preserved Roman amphitheater and nearby mosaics.

Afternoon: Head to the waterfront for a feast of Mediterranean seafood. Next, take in the Citadel of Qaitbay, a 15th-century sea fort built on the site of the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria. Travel back in time to the ancient world at the National Museum of Alexandria: The underwater archaeology exhibits are fascinating.

Night: Discover the rich world of Egyptian cuisine, with influences from Ottoman and Arab cultures, on a street-food tour of the city. Savor dishes such as koshary, a tangy blend of lentils, noodles, and sour tomato sauce, alongside kebabs, mixed grills, meze dips, and shellfish. Finish with ice cream and sticky pastries.


Day 2: Modern Magic

Morning: For many centuries, the Great Library of Alexandria was an epicenter of learning in the ancient world. Start the day by touring the spectacular modern building that replaced it, the new Library of Alexandria. Next, take in a couple of Alexandria’s best-known mosques, perhaps the Mosque of Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi and the Nabi Daniel Mosque.

Afternoon: Ride along the corniche, crossing the Stanley Bridge, to the Montazah Palace Gardens. The palace, once home to Egyptian kings, is closed to visitors, but make like a local and soak up the breeze as you stroll the lush grounds that line the seafront.

Night: Head back to the city and make memories with a sunset horse-and-carriage ride along the corniche, then feast on elegant, classically Egyptian cuisine at Abou el Sid restaurant. Finish the night at one of Alexandria’s elite hotels, with a glass of something special in a sea-view rooftop bar.

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Private Alexandria Highlights Guided Day Tour

Private Alexandria Highlights Guided Day Tour

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See the best of Alexandria on a full-day, private tour with an experienced guide. Get the perfect overview and orientation of the city as you trace an all-star route from the stunning modern library to ancient wonders and Roman landmarks. Step into the dramatic history of Egypt’s second largest city, which has seen thousands of years of conquerors and conquests from around the Mediterranean.
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  • 7 hours
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US$30.00
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El Alamein Private Day Trip from Alexandria

El Alamein Private Day Trip from Alexandria

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Step back in time to the battle of El Alamein of World War II on a private day trip from Alexandria. Enjoy a scenic drive west to El Alamein on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast, and hear about the Western Desert campaign fought by Allied and Axis forces in 1942 from your knowledgeable guide. Visit the El Alamein War Museum to chart the background, strategies and weaponry used in the battle. Then, pay poignant visits to the Commonwealth, German and Italian cemeteries, where some of the approximately 75,000 men killed are laid to rest.
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  • 6 hours
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US$79.49
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US$79.49
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Food Lover Taste Of Egypt in Alexandria

Food Lover Taste Of Egypt in Alexandria

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Learn about Egypt's culinary traditions and try plenty of fresh, local food with this small-group tour in Alexandria. Your local guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you and your party to various eateries, where you'll get to try traditional dishes while meeting locals and learning about their culture.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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US$37.95
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Day Tour to Wadi El Natrun from Alexandria

Day Tour to Wadi El Natrun from Alexandria

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Visit the Coptic monasteries of Wadi El Natrun on a full-day, private tour from Alexandria, and explore Egypt’s fascinating Christian history with the convenience of a personal guide. Visit all four surviving monasteries, learn about the modern-day practices of Coptic monks, and have lunch at a local restaurant in Wadi El Natrun. This 12-hour tour includes entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transport from your hotel in Alexandria.
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  • 8 hours
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US$85.00
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Alexandria Walking Tour-Walk Like Egyptian

Alexandria Walking Tour-Walk Like Egyptian

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Many people find it more fun to walk rather than being inside a vehicle. Walking in a foreign country is even much more fun as to be inside the picture not just watching it. For this kind of tours, Travelish Tours got a full team of professional local guides' specialists in walking tours in Egypt, all for your full excitement and joy. 3-hour insider walking tour with private local guide in Alexandria Visit synagogues & Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Cathedral Visit  St. Catherine's Cathedral . See Maronite Church Alexandria. Then Visit The church of Evangelismos Souq Turk Market  Abu al abbas Mosque Refreshment with sea view In Local Old Café.
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Private Day Tour National Museum & Roman Theater & Catacomb In Alexandria

Private Day Tour National Museum & Roman Theater & Catacomb In Alexandria

Enjoy a day to in Alexandria exploring the historic attractions of the beautiful city by the Mediterranean Sea and learn about the historical sites from your Egyptologist tour guide. Ancient Egypt Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Alexandria. First visit the largest Roman Cemetery consisting of three levels cut in the rock, a private tomb, then we proceed to see The Roman Theater was discovered at Kom El Dekka area by the polish expedition in 1960 when they were removing the remains of the old Napoleonic fort. Then you drive to Then you drive to visit the Alexandria National Museum, Considered one of Egypt’s finest museum.
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  • 8 hours
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US$27.00
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Alexandria Experience for Archeology Lovers

Alexandria Experience for Archeology Lovers

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Explore the many archaeological wonders of Alexandria and enjoy the full attention of your Egyptologist guide on this private tour. Highlights include visiting the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa, the Roman Amphitheater, and the library of Alexandria.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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US$35.00
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Real Life Alexandria Experience

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Real Life Alexandria Experience

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An excellent tour for first-time visitors, this comprehensive tour offers includes many of the city’s most popular and visited landmarks including the Roman Amphitheatre, Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque, Montaza Palace and gardens, Stanley Bridge, and much more. You’ll also visit the famed Library of Alexandria and some local markets to get a glimpse of daily life in the city.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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