Alexandria 8-h tour in Alexandrian Library, national Museum, Pompey’s Pillar and the Roman Amphitheatre


Experience the vibrant and enchanting city of Alexandria, known as the “pearl of the Mediterranean” in Egypt. Once a hub of Hellenistic culture, it housed the iconic Lighthouse of Alexandria, considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the renowned Library of Alexandria. Today, the city boasts the magnificent disc-shaped Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a modern reincarnation of the library. Steeped in history, Alexandria also features numerous Greco-Roman landmarks, charming cafes, and stunning sandy beaches. Don’t miss the chance to explore the 15th-century Qaitbay Citadel, now transformed into a fascinating museum!

Tour Details

Duration : Day trip 8 hours
Tour type: Shore excursion | Sightseen tour
Tour location: Alexandria
Tour availability: Daily, all year-round
Pick up – Drop off: Alexandria Port | Your hotel

Highlights; Discover the rich history of Alexandria with an engaging 8-hour tour of the city’s top attractions such as the world-renowned Alexandrian Library, the impressive National Museum, Pompey’s Pillar, and the stunning Roman Amphitheatre. This tour is sure to leave you fascinated and in awe of the city’s fascinating past.

  • Our package includes round-trip transfers from Alexandria Port, with the added convenience of an English-speaking guide to accompany you.
  • This is a private tour exclusively for you and your group, and we will transport you in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.
  • You will have the opportunity to visit the renowned Alexandrian library and be amazed by the exceptional displays at the national museum.


Description Alexandria 8-h tour in Alexandrian Library, national Museum, Pompey’s Pillar and the Roman Amphitheatre

Embark on a journey from the pier to Alexandria’s National Museum, a hidden gem within the walls of the historic Al-Saad Bassili Pasha Palace dating back to 1923. This unique museum stands out from others in Egypt, as it focuses on showcasing the rich history of the people of Alexandria through the ages, rather than simply housing ancient relics. Delve into the depths of antiquity as you explore each floor, each dedicated to a distinct era in Egyptian history. Marvel at the treasures on display, some of which have never been seen by the public before. Allow yourself to be transported through time as you wander through this captivating museum.

Experience the rich and diverse history of the Pharaohs through our extensive collection. Covering all major periods, our collection boasts treasures from the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms. Among the many gems, lies one of our top attractions – a recreation of a tomb, reminiscent of those found in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank at Luxor (known as ancient Thebes). This display includes a mummy and genuine funerary objects, providing a glimpse into the rituals and beliefs of the time. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the grandeur of Alexandria, a magnificent Greco-Roman city which has left behind a wealth of artifacts. Immerse yourself in the wonders of this era, including recent discoveries from underwater excavations around Alexandria.

The top level of the museum showcases a wealth of Coptic and Islamic artifacts, showcasing the rich religious traditions of Egypt. On display are exquisite icons of Jesus and the Virgin Mary as well as depictions of the Last Supper. A dazzling array of Islamic treasures can also be found, such as gold and silver coins, intricately decorated pottery, and stunning doors and windows adorned with geometric ivory designs. The royal family of Egypt is also honored in its own dedicated section, featuring lavish jewelry, adorned gold and silver awards, and other treasures retrieved from their former residence.

Alexandria 8-H Tour In Alexandrian Library, National Museum, Pompey’s Pillar And The Roman Amphitheatre
Alexandria 8-H Tour In Alexandrian Library, National Museum, Pompey’s Pillar And The Roman Amphitheatre

Afterwards, you will embark on a fascinating journey to the newly constructed Bibliotheca Alexandrina, situated on or near the historic site of the ancient Library of Alexandria. Rebuilt in the early 3rd century BC, this renowned library was not simply a repository for books, but also a hub of education, art, and unparalleled scholarly exploration. Tragically, a devastating fire ravaged both the library and its accompanying museum in the 4th century AD. Your tour will grant you the opportunity to explore the modern library, as well as stroll through the picturesque grounds embellished with a museum, galleries, and planetarium. Your knowledgeable guide will provide insight into the library’s striking architecture, rich history, development, and the crucial role that UNESCO played in its revival.

As we continue our journey, you will have the opportunity to witness the grandeur of Pompey’s Pillar. Standing at an impressive 88 feet and boasting a circumference of 29 feet, this striking red Aswan granite column is undoubtedly one of the most renowned ancient sites in Alexandria. It was originally erected in 293 A.D. as a tribute to Emperor Diocletian.

As your tour draws to an end, you will have the opportunity to explore the impressive Roman Theater. This ancient site, which is also known as the Roman Amphitheatre, has been standing since the 2nd century A.D. It was brought to light during excavations back in 1960. Prepare to be amazed by its remarkable preservation, from the ornate galleries to its mosaic floors and marble seating, which could accommodate up to 800 audience members. After taking in this remarkable piece of history, our tour will conclude as we return you to the pier.

Tour itinerary

1. Alexandria Port

Welcome to Alexandria Port! Upon arrival, you will be warmly greeted by your guide outside the Cruise docking spot. Look for the personalized sign with your name, making it easy for you to spot them. Once you locate your guide, get ready to embark on an adventure through ancient and modern Egypt. Our knowledgeable guide will not only share fascinating facts about the history of this great civilization, but also provide insights into present-day Egypt, including life, religion, and politics. As we make our way to Cairo from Port Said, soak in the stunning scenery and enjoy a journey that takes approximately 3 hours. Our drive will be filled with engaging conversation, making the 2-hour trip fly by in no time.

2. National Museum 

The magnificent Al-Saad Bassili Pasha Palace, built in 1923, is the esteemed home of the museum. What sets it apart from other museums in Egypt is its unique focus on the people of Alexandria and their history throughout the ages, rather than simply housing ancient artifacts. Visitors will be captivated by the vast collection of never-before-seen relics within its walls. With each of its three floors dedicated to a distinct era in Egyptian history, the museum offers a rich and immersive journey through time.

3. Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Located in Alexander the Great’s city, Bibliotheca Alexandrina was constructed in the early 3rd century BC and was much more than just a collection of books. Serving as a museum, educational institution, and the leading hub for intellectual pursuits, this ancient library was unparalleled in its contributions to knowledge and scholarly study.

4. Pompey’s Pillar

Pompey’s Pillar stands tall at 88 feet and boasts a remarkable circumference of 29 feet, carved out of mesmerizing red Aswan granite. This historical marvel is widely recognized as Alexandria’s most prominent ancient landmark, built as a tribute to Emperor Diocletian in 293 A.D.

5. Roman Theater

This magnificent structure, commonly known as the Roman Amphitheatre, has a history dating back to the 2nd century A.D.

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  • Pick up from Alexandria Port.
  • Air-conditioned Private Vehicle
  • 1 Day tour in Alexandria as mentioned in the program
  • Entrance fees to the above mentioned sites
  • English speaking guide
  • One bottle of Mineral water to each person
  • All service charges & tax
  • Assist & transfer to Alexandria Port to catch your Cruise


  • Any other optional tours if required
  • Tips

What do you have to take with

  • Camera
  • Warm clothes in winter
  • Light clothes in the summer
  • Sunglasses
  • Solid shoes
  • Headgear | Hat

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Any bag or item with a single side longer than 50 inches (120 cm), including wheels, handles and packaging is an oversized item.


  • The surfaces at both the library and museum are flat surfaces. A small flight of steps is required to enter the museum. There are flights of stairs connecting the three floors at the museum.
  • The Alexandria Library is closed on Saturdays and Sundays, and will be replaced by a visit to the Citadel of Quait.