Egypt: Alexandria Extension

  • Extension
  • Overview
    Starts at



    4 days

    Activity Level



    2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

    Discover the one of the greatest cities from the Hellenistic period when Greek history, language and culture flourished and before the rise of the Roman Empire. Alexandria still tells a long-ago story of gladiators, philosophers, and saints. Explore Greco-Roman ruins, palaces, and underground catacombs still alive in this thriving modern-day metropolis.

    Alexander the Great

    Meet the man who founded Alexandria in 331 BC. The city that grew out of his dream for a united world culture was once home to great thinkers and saints as well as mighty gladiators. Discover this remarkable conqueror and philosopher who was once tutored by Aristotle, and whose influence shaped the world.

    Roman Amphitheater

    A still-grand open air theater and the only one of its kind in Egypt, this amphitheater was uncovered by chance in 1960. Dating back to the first or second century BC, its use varied over the years from gladiator sports to chariot games, to a theater and lecture hall. Today it rests in a modern part of an economic capital of the world, a stark contrast between then and now.

    Mediterranean Flair

    Known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean, this cultural and learning center on the Mediterranean  coast has a different feel from the rest of Egypt. Its bohemian atmosphere invites you to relax and enjoy some leisure time.

    Library of Alexandria

    Originally the largest library in the ancient world, today’s state-of-the-art complex has a reading room large enough for 2500 readers and eight million books. Including three museums and a planetarium it is still the most famous library of classical antiquity.

  • Hotels

    Plaza Alexandria Hotel

    Located next to the El-Safa Palace and set on the corniche of Alexandria overlooking the Mediterranean, the Plaza offers a relaxing retreat. All air-conditioned guest rooms feature Internet access, luxury bedding, bathroom amenities, and sea views. The restaurant serves international cuisine, and laundry service is available.

    Thomson Family Adventures will attempt to adhere to this itinerary and its hotels as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, cultural, or availability) may necessitate changes in the accommodations.