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Discover Alexandria, Egypt’s second-largest city, on this full-day tour from Cairo or Giza by air-conditioned minivan. View rural Egypt on route to this beautiful Mediterranean coastal city, founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC. On arrival, visit Pompey’s Pillar, a towering 3rd-century Roman column; explore the 15th-century Qaitbay Citadel and descend into the Roman catacombs, a subterranean cemetery that includes a banqueting hall for honoring the dead. Learn about Alexandria’s rich history from your Egyptologist guide, and savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Cairo.


  • Full-day tour of Alexandria from Cairo or Giza
  • Drink in views of rural Egypt on a drive to the Mediterranean coast
  • Discover top Alexandria attractions including Pompey’s Pillar, a still-standing Roman triumphal column, and Qaitbey Citadel
  • Explore the 2nd-century Roman Catacombs, including the dining hall where families came to feast with the dead
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, perhaps including Alexandria’s famously fresh seafood
  • Hear about Alexandria’s history and its founding by Alexander the Great, from an Egyptologist guide
  • Relax with round-trip travel by air-conditioned minivan, and hotel pickup and drop-offs

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