Alexandria Short Break Itinerary

Travel the path of Alexander the Great in Alexandria, Egypt's modern beach city. Visit the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Fort Qaitbey, the lively souqs and more.

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Grand Citadel under blue skies, Cairo

Camel stands in front of Pyramids in Cairo

Mother and child standing in blue doorway, Egypt

Day 1 Cairo/Alexandria

Travel from Cairo to Alexandria, Egypt's fascinating seaside city. Explore the Roman catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa - one of the world's largest Roman burial sites - then head to Kom al-Dikka to admire Roman ruins and beautiful mosaics. In the evening, visit Alexandria's atmospheric souqs to admire jewellery, art and handicrafts, or perhaps sit back in a restaurant and watch the hum of nocturnal life go by.
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Day 2 Alexandria/Cairo

In the morning, pay a visit to the impressive mosque of Abu Abbas al-Mursi, and then appreciate the fresh, Mediterranean air at Fort Qaitbey, which rests on the remains of the legendary Pharos Lighthouse. Visit the world-renowned and extremely impressive Bibliotheca Alexandrina, built to hold a staggering eight million books. Soak up the atmosphere of study, literature and scholarship at this inspirational building which also features museums, art galleries, a planetarium and laboratory. In the afternoon, travel back across the Egyptian sands to busy Cairo where this short but sweet trip comes to an end.