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Alexandria, Egypt-port

Egypt’s second largest city and chief harbor was built in 332BC by Alexander the Great. As new technology augments exploration capabilities, columns and statuary from its glorious past are still being recovered from Alexandria’s bay. Discover the city’s intriguing past at the Roman Catacombs of Kom El Shuquafa, Pompey’s Pillar, the Roman Theater, and the Citadel of Quait Bay, built on the foundation of the ancient Pharos Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Walk among the fragrent splendor of the Montaza Gardens, with 115 acres of lush, botanical beauty.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Alexandria's Library & Museum
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Museum and Gardens
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Panoramic Alexandria
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required
  • Roman Alexandria
    Moderate Activity/Walking

Alexandria's Library & Museum

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 4 hours

Tour Code: ALX-002

Egypt's rich and varied history is yours to discover during this informative visit to the Alexandria Library and National Museum.

Depart the pier for the drive to Alexandria's National Museum. Each of the museum's three floors depicts a different period of Egyptian history, including the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman Periods, the Coptic Era, and Islamic times. During your walking tour, you will also have an opportunity to view artifacts retrieved from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea.

Next, your drive will continue on for a visit to the Alexandria Library, or Bibliotheca Alexandrina, as it was known in ancient times. Built at the beginning of the 3rd century BC, the library was not only a repository of books; it was also a museum, school and the world's foremost center for learning and scholarly research. In the 4th century AD, a fire destroyed both the library and museum.

Your tour will conclude with a visit to the new library, where you will learn about its architecture, background and development. You will also take a walking tour of the grounds, which feature a museum, galleries and planetarium.

Following your tour, you will re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier and ship.

Please note: This tour involves moderate walking, and steps to climb at the museum and library.