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About Alexandria

Dating from the 9th Century BC, Alexandria was one of the greatest cities of the ancient world and home to one of the Seven Wonders, the Lighthouse. Many ancient glories remain here as you can see on one of our cruises to Alexandria and it is the site of Egypt's only Roman amphitheatre. Its most famous landmark is Pompey's Pillar, a pink granite monolith erected in 297 AD, which stands 25 metres high and has a 9-metre circumference.

Modern Alexandria also has its treasures. The Corniche, a broad waterfront promenade near the docks, is lined with spectacular 19th Century grand hotels and overlooks the sandy beaches. For a treat, enjoy lunch at the elegant Cecil Hotel, where Winston Churchill once stayed.

Alexandria's main souk, just one block inland from the seafront, is worth a day's exploration in itself, with its colourful jewellery, intricate brassware, carpet shops and pungent spice stalls all of which can be explored on our Alexandria cruises.

 

Shore excursions in Alexandria

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