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Alexandria: Library, Amphitheater & Citadel Tour

4.8 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: Ramses tours

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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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description

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.

Includes
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

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  • Please wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses, and a hat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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The guide Karim was entertaining and funny. We had a lot of fun together. The cultural information in the Roman excavations was somewhat weak. Otherwise he told us a lot. At the moment the Montana Gardens are pretty devastated and unsightly. Even the streets inside are being rebuilt. Pretty mess. This part is actually a weak point. Alexandria itself is disappointing in terms of beauty. Even along the nearby promenade almost all the houses are in a sorry state. A lot of dirt everywhere. scruffy. Even in the beautiful harbor by the citadel it is full of plastic in the water. Actually unbelievable nowadays.

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May 20, 2022

We had a great trip with Mohammed and Hany! Picked up on time, very informative and enough time for photos. Due to Corona, there were two restrictions: The library is currently not or only very randomly accessible to tourists and the women's entrance to the Abu-l-Abbas-al-Mursi Mosque was closed. At least I could look in from the door. My husband took a lot of photos of the interior for this purpose. We only took photos of the library from the outside. Otherwise everything was fine. It was also very funny and Mohammed sent us the photos after the tour. We can recommend the tour despite the restrictions caused by Corona, although the library is a real shame.

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May 4, 2021

Worth every penny!

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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November 25, 2018

Product ID: 170035