Alexandria

The second largest city in Egypt,  Alexandria  has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern; its ambiance and cultural heritage distance it from the rest of the country although it is only 225 km. from Cairo.

Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria became the capital of Graco-Roman Egypt; its status as a beacon of culture is symbolized by Pharos, the legendry lighthouse that was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. 

The setting for the stormy relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony, Alexandria was also the center of learning in the ancient world, but ancient Alexandria declined, and when Napoleon landed he found a sparsely populated fishing village.

Since the 19th century Alexandria has played a new role, as a focus for Egypt's commercial and maritime expansion. This Alexandria has been immortalized by writers such as E.M. Forster and Cavafy. Generations of immigrants from Greece, Italy and the Levant settled here and made the city synonymous with commerce, cosmopolitanism and bohemian culture; Lawrence Durrell described it as ' The capital city of Asiatic Europe, if such a thing could exist'. 

Alexandria - Maritim Jolie Ville Hotel

Whether travelling for business or leisure, every guest will find elegance at the fully renovated Renaissance Alexandria Hotel overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. ...

Alexandria - Paradise Inn Metropole

This luxurious 66 room hotel is perfectly located in the centre of Alexandria's business district close to the railway station and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. ...

Alexandria - Paradise Inn Windsor Hotel

The Windsor, built in 1902 is one of Alexandria's ‘heritage’ hotels and offers comfort and distinctive service. Built like a small palace right on the waterfront, the hotel resides in t ...

Alexandria - Sheraton Montazah Hotel

This superior hotel is the perfect base to explore Alexandria's beaches and tourist attractions and offers a spectacular outlook to the Mediterranean Sea. ...

Alexandria - Sofitel Cecil Hotel

Located in Alexandria’s business district and overlooking the gorgeous Bay with an interior designed with the early modernism period in mind, the Hotel’s historic reputation allows all ...

Alexandria and Siwa Adventure - 5 Days Tour of Egypt

A 5 day tour that explores Alexandria and Siwa Oasis on the edge of the Great Sand Sea. Visit the the famous Alexandria Library, the springs of Siwa and El Alamein with its World War II ...

Alexandria Diving Tour - Full Day

Unforgetable opportunity to discover the hidden and forgotten city of Alexandria which lies underwater. ...

Alexandria Tour - Full Day

Discover the city of Alexandria on this full day tour. Visit Pompe's Pillar, the Roman Ampitheatre, the Catacombs and the famous Alexandria Library. ...

Cleopatra Trail Tour - 9 Days

This tour combines a short stay in Cairo with a visit to the coastal city of Alexandria, the birthplace of Queen Cleopatra, before returning to Cairo to catch a sleeper train to start t ...

Egypt & Jordan Discovery Tour - 9 Days

A new tour offering you the chance to spend 9 days discovering the beautiful sights offered in Egypt and Jordon. Places visited include Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh, St Catherine and in Jorda ...

Egyptian Prelude Tour- 7 Days

This brief tour including visits to most famous sights of Cairo, a day tour to the coastal city of Alexandria, overnight sleeper train to Aswan and three night Nile Cruise along the Nil ...

El Salamlek Palace Dining - Evening Tour

Your private dinner tour begins with a pleasant scenic drive through the illuminated streets of Alexandria, the second largest city in Egypt, located on the Mediterranean shores. ...

Highlights of Egypt Tour - 6 Days

For those with limited time in Egypt and no time for the Nile cruise this is the best itinerary. Cairo, Luxor and Aswan can be visited whilst on this great tour. ...

Sharm El Sheikh - Marriott Beach Resort

Located at the southern tip of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, this hotel overlooks the crystal waters and sandy beaches of Naama Bay. ...

Small Group Tour - Marvels of Egypt - 8 or 10 Days

This small group tour allows you to visit the wonderful Luxor, it has frequently been characterised as the world's greatest open air museum, as the ruins of the temple complexes.
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