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How to Spend 3 Days in Alexandria

How to Spend 3 Days in Alexandria

Three days in Alexandria gives you time to experience the essence of the city—and look beyond it. Besides taking in classical sights, royal gardens, contemporary architecture, and delicious food, you can enjoy a day trip, perhaps to the El Alamein War Cemetery or the ancient Coptic monasteries of Wadi Natrun. See below for how to do it.

Day 1: Ancient Adventures

Start the day by checking off the ancient signature sights of Alexander the Great’s city: the Serapeum and the dramatic column known as Pompey’s Pillar, the underground tombs of the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, and the Roman amphitheater. After a Mediterranean seafood feast at a waterfront restaurant, explore the Citadel of Qaitbay, which stands where the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria once towered. Go deeper into Alexandria’s history—including the remains submerged below the harbor—at the National Museum of Alexandria. Spend the evening on a street-food tour, sampling Middle Eastern favorites, such as kebabs, meze, and sticky pastries, as well as distinctively Egyptian fare such as koshary, with lentils, noodles, rice, and tangy tomato sauce. Finish with ice cream and Egyptian coffee.

Day 2: Contemporary Classics

In ancient times, the Great Library of Alexandria was as famous as the lighthouse—a beacon of knowledge that shone across the classical world. Today, the gleaming modern New Library of Alexandria stands in its place. Tour the groundbreaking structure, then discover some of the city’s mosques, perhaps the Nabi Daniel Mosque and the Mosque of Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi. Discover the true scale of the corniche as you follow the waterfront, crossing the Stanley Bridge, to the Montazah Palace Gardens, where Egypt’s kings once played. When night falls, trade up to high-end Egyptian fare, with a dinner at Abou el Sid. Don’t miss classics such as molokhia, a green leafy vegetable with a unique texture, and grilled pigeon.

Day 3: Desert Delights

Spend your third day a little farther afield, with a day trip to one of several historical sights in the region. Second World War enthusiasts won’t want to miss El Alamein, where British and Commonwealth forces fought two great battles against troops led by Erwin Rommel, the Nazi general known as the Desert Fox; the war graves are a sobering sight. Ancient-history fans might opt for Rosetta, a city also known as Rashid, which gave the world the stone that finally cracked the hieroglyphic code. Alternatively, visit the extraordinary fortified monasteries of Wadi Natrun, first built by Coptic Christians fleeing Roman persecution. Back in the city, experience the corniche in true historical style, with a private horse-and-carriage ride. Wrap up your stay with a visit to one of the city’s elite hotels for dinner and drinks overlooking the Mediterranean.

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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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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$30.00
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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 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
Price varies by group size
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$80.00
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Private Transfer from Borg El Arab Airport to Alexandria Hotels

Private Transfer from Borg El Arab Airport to Alexandria Hotels

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Your  private airport transfer service between Borg El Arab airport  and all hotels in Alexandria.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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$20.00
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day tour to Giza pyramids and Cairo museum from Alexandria city

day tour to Giza pyramids and Cairo museum from Alexandria city

day tour to Cairo from Alexandria pick up from your hotel in Alexandria then by private vehicle and tour guide transfer to Cairo 3 hours driving and visit Egyptian museum , giza pyramids , local market then transfer back to your hotel
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.00
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$117.00
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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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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.57
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$22.57
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Privet Day Tour National Museum & Roman Theater & Catacomb In Alexandria

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

Enjoy a day to in Alexandria exploring the historic attactions 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 Theatre 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. back to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.00
Price varies by group size
From
$27.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Day Tour National Museum & Roman Theater & Catacomb In Alexandria

Day Tour National Museum & Roman Theater & Catacomb In Alexandria

Enjoy a day to in Alexandria exploring the historic attactions 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 Theatre 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. back to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.00
Price varies by group size
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$27.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Alexandria Food Tour

Alexandria Food Tour

Eat your way through Alexandria with this guided food tour. Your guide will pick you up right from the airport and take you off the beaten path, leading you to restaurants frequented by locals, where you'll get to try out all sorts of Egyptian food while learning about local culture and history.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
Price varies by group size
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$60.00
Price varies by group size
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Real Life Alexandria Experience

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Rosetta Trip from Alexandria

Rosetta Trip from Alexandria

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Skip the crowded group tours and enjoy the full, undivided attention of your Egyptologist guide on this tour to Rosetta. Take a motor boat along the Nile to see where it meets the Mediterranean and to see the castle where the Rosetta Stone was discovered.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.00
Price varies by group size
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$70.00
Price varies by group size
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