Day trip

Alexandria: Library, Amphitheater & Citadel Tour

4.8 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: Ramses tours
Day trip

Alexandria: Library, Amphitheater & Citadel Tour

Activity provider: Ramses tours

From US$ 65 per person

Enjoy a full day trip in the Bride of the Mediterranean Sea, the city which was built by Alexander the Great.

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Duration 6 hours
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English, French
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  • See the famous Library of Alexandria
  • Visit St. Mark, the oldest church in the city
  • Stop over Stanley Bridge
  • Take a walking tour through the old city-center
  • See the site of the Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
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First, be picked up by your tour guide from your hotel, before heading to the library of Alexandria, the biggest library in the world. Visit its open court where you can see the statue of Alexander the Great and the statue of Ptolemy the First. Then, visit the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria with its display of the sunken monuments. Visit the church of St. Mark, the oldest church in Africa as well as the old downtown of Alexandria where you can walk through the old city center before visiting Abbo Elabbas Mosque. Continue to see the outside of Quaitbay castle which was built on the same site as the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria one of the seven wonders of the world and a great photo stop. Next stop is Mamoura Beach Resort, located east of Montaza's royal gardens. Walk along the corniche of Maamourah before making your way back to your hotel, with a stop at the famous Stanley Bridge, the landmark of modern Alexandria.

  • All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Expert tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • All service charges & taxes
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance to the Alexandria Library's reading area

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  • Please wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses, and a hat
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 19 reviews

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A local guide is the best way to make use of your limited time in a foreign city, and Rasha, our guide in Alexandria, was superb. Not only was she very knowledgeable about the history of all the amazing places we visited, her English was faultless. Also, nothing flustered Rasha and nothing was too much trouble for her either. We wanted to slightly alter the itinerary, she obliged, and went out of her way to ensure we had the best possible City Tour experience ... it really was worth every penny!

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March 29, 2023

Der Guide Karim war unterhaltsam und lustig. Wir hatten viel Spaß zusammen. Etwas schwach war die kulturelle Information in der römischen Ausgrabungen. Sonst hat er uns viel erzählt. Momentan sind die Montana Gärten ziemlich verwüstet und unansehnlich. Selbst die Straßen innen werden umgebaut. Ziemliches Chaos. Dieser Teil ist eigentlich ein Schwachpunkt. Alexandria selbst ist enttäuschend in Sachen Schönheit. Selbst entlang der Nähe Promenade sind fast alle Häuser in erbärmlichen Zustand. Zudem überall viel Schmutz. Ungepflegt. Selbst im schönen Hafen bei der Zitadelle ist es voll Plastik im Wasser. Eigentlich unbegreiflich zur heutigen Zeit.

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March 29, 2023

Wir hatten einen tollen Ausflug mit Mohammed und Hany! Super pünktlich abgeholt, sehr informativ und genügend Zeit für Fotos. Aufgrund von Corona gab es zwei Einschränkungen: Die Bibliothek ist derzeit nicht oder nur sehr willkürlich zugänglich für Touristen und der Fraueneingang der Abu-l-Abbas-al-Mursi-Moschee war geschlossen. Ich konnte immerhin von der Türe aus reinlinsen. Mein Ehemann hat dafür extra viele Fotos gemacht vom Innenraum. Die Bibliothek haben wir dann halt nur von aussen fotografiert. Ansonsten war alles bestens. Es war auch sehr lustig und Mohammed hat uns nach der Tour noch die Fotos geschickt. Wir können die Tour trotz Einschränkungen durch Corona empfehlen, wobei das mit der Bibliothek schon sehr schade ist.

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March 29, 2023

Product ID: 170035