If you’re a fan of history, you’ll love this one. Founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria is now the biggest port on the North African coast. Your morning starts with a visit to the National Museum, home to 40,000 relics dating as far back as the 3rd century BC. Among the treasures you’ll find the 'Tanagra' figurines, giving a nod to the hairstyles and dress of ladies during Cleopatra’s reign. Afterwards, head for the Roman Amphitheatre in Kom El Dekka. With its 12 marble terraces in a semicircle, it’s the only one of its kind in Egypt. On the drive back, you’ll see two major landmarks from the comfort of your coach. First up is Alexandria's Abu El Abass Mosque, with its tall minaret and four domes. And second is the Qait Bey Fort, built on the original site of the Pharos, Alexandria's lighthouse and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It’s a history-lover’s dream.
Cameras are not permitted inside the National Museum.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.