Virgin Voyages' guide to Alexandria, Egypt
Egypt’s second largest city is both a gateway to the historical landmarks of Cairo and an impressive metropolis in its own regard.
The bride of the Mediterranean
And with access to Cairo approximately a two and a half hour drive away, you can easily tour the Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, see the walls and artifacts of the internationally renowned Egyptian Museum, and The Mosque of Muhamed Ali and shop along the narrowed streets of al-Muizz. Whether you spend your time here touring Alexandria or make the moves to extraordinary Cairo, you’ll certainly leave port with a renewed sense of adventure and your wanderlust satisfied.
Canvassing history-clad Cairo
The Pyramids & the Grand Egyptian Museum
Echoes of History: The El-Alamein Battlefield
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Seaside access wasn’t always the hot ticket it is now
Alexandria was once the capital, it changed to Cairo to avoid naval raids.
Embark on a journey through time as you catch sight of the majestic Pompey's Pillar en route to the captivating Catacombs of Kom al-Shoqafa. This sprawling Roman necropolis dating back to the 2nd century A.D. Get ready to be swept away by Alexandria's enthralling history!DISCOVER MORE SHORE THINGS
Whether you spend your day in Alexandria exploring the ancient architecture, exploring the biggest library in the Middle East, soaking up the Egyptian sun, soaking up the Egyptian culture – or you’re heading to Cairo to immerse yourself in some of the world’s most interesting (and dramatic) history, or you’re planning to fit in the best of both worlds, you’re guaranteed to have an unforgettable time here.
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