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The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria, known as "The Pearl of the Mediterranean",  has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern.  Its ambience and cultural heritage distance it from the rest of the country, although it is actually only 225km from Cairo.

Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria became the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt, its status as a beacon of culture symbolized by Pharos, the legendary lighthouse, that was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.  The setting for the stormy relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony, Alexandria was also the centre of learning in the ancient world. But over the years, ancient Alexandria declined and when Napoleon landed, he found a sparsely populated fishing village.

Alexandria is a city to explore at random; synonymous with commerce, cosmopolitanism and a bohemian culture, it is as important to enjoy the atmosphere as it is to see the sights.

Abercrombie & Kent's Alexandria holidays and Alexandria tours are the perfect way to explore this multicultural city.


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Egypt with Abercrombie & Kent

Best time to be there

Winter (October to April) for cultural trips, although May to September is great for the Red Sea. Ramadan is a particularly exciting time to be in Egypt - it is celebrated here with more exuberance than anywhere else in the world.

Fly to

Cairo, Luxor (British Airways, Egypt Air); Sharm el Sheikh (British from Sep 2015, Easyjet); Hurghada (Easyjet)

Flying time

4 hours 50 minutes direct

Time difference

GMT +2 hours

Visas

Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Luxury Small Group Journeys - Egypt & the Nile 2016

Nights: 9 | from £5,215pp

Cruise in luxury on Sanctuary 'Sun Boat III,' travelling to off-the-beaten-path Denderah, exploring Egypt's pyramids from the inside out and sailing the... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Historical Footsteps

Nights: 9 | from £2,395pp

Explore majestic Egypt and revel in the majesty of the pyramids, Luxor, Cairo and the Nubian desert city of Aswan. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic Egypt

Nights: 10 | from £2,295pp

Ever since there have been travellers, there have been travellers in Egypt. Its unparalleled ancient sites have drawn the curious for centuries – and... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Adventure & Culture

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Highlights of Egypt

Nights: 6 | from £1,695pp

Egypt’s treasures are on many a traveller’s bucket list; this itinerary packs in the most important historical and cultural sites of the country’s illustrious... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of Egypt with Jordan

Nights: 12 | from £3,595pp

This itinerary packs in the most notable highlights of Egypt’s illustrious past and the ancient treasures of Jordan culminating in a well-earned rest... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Four Seasons Alexandria

Four Seasons rekindles the glamour and prestige of San Stefano, Egypt's legendary Mediterranean resort. It's impossible not to be impressed with the sheer... Find out more

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An Easter voyage from Dubai to Athens

Nights: 18 | from £7,899pp

An 18 night cruise that takes you on a fascinating journey from Dubai through to Oman, Egypt, Jordan and Greece. Find out more

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