Enjoy a full day of sights on this fun Alexandria small group tour. With a maximum of only 12 tour participants, you will walk through the city with your tour guide and learn all about its history, culture, and architecture. This guided Alexandria tour will take you to major attractions, like the National Museum as well as city’s catacombs and library. You won’t find a more enriching Alexandria tour; this one-day tour is a must during any trip to Egypt.
Your Egypt tour begins with a three-hour drive to Alexandria. Your first stop upon entering the city is the Catacombs of Kom Ash-Suqqafa (“Mound of Shards"), one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. You’ll walk down a spiral staircase to enter the three-level necropolis and explore the various tombs and passages. One notable chamber is the Hall of Caracalla, a burial chamber for the animals and people put to death by the Emperor Caracalla around 200 AD. After your tour of the catacombs, you will make your way to the Citadel of Qaitbay, a defensive fort that stands atop the ruins of the city’s old lighthouse and was used extensively during the 15th century.
Your Alexandria day tour makes two more stops, the Alexandria Library and the National Museum. The Alexandria Library (Bibliotheca Alexandrina) was built to replace the city’s former library, which was destroyed over the course of many ancient wars. The modern library is impressive: it has enough space to hold 8 million books, and the main reading room has 11 cascading levels! The National Museum, located within a former Italian mansion, contains roughly 1,800 artifacts that detail Egypt’s history. Expect to see weapons, jewelry, and even a statue of Alexander the Great during your visit before your tour concludes at the King Hotel. Reserve your spot now for an in-depth look into this historic city.