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Alexandria, Egypt-port

Egypt’s second largest city and chief harbor was built in 332BC by Alexander the Great. As new technology augments exploration capabilities, columns and statuary from its glorious past are still being recovered from Alexandria’s bay. Discover the city’s intriguing past at the Roman Catacombs of Kom El Shuquafa, Pompey’s Pillar, the Roman Theater, and the Citadel of Quait Bay, built on the foundation of the ancient Pharos Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Walk among the fragrent splendor of the Montaza Gardens, with 115 acres of lush, botanical beauty.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • A Roman Influence On Alexandria
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Alexandria's Museum & Library
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Museum and Gardens
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Scenic Sights of Alexandria
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required
  • The Battlefield of El Alamein
    Moderate Activity/WalkingMeal

A Roman Influence On Alexandria

Moderate Activity/Walking

Duration: 3 1/4 hours

Tour Code: ALX-001

Unearth the Roman Empire's connection to ancient Egypt during this journey through Alexandria's catacombs, Pompey's Pillar and the Roman Theater.

Depart the Port of Alexandria for the drive to the Catacombs of Kom El Shuquafa. Discovered in 1900, the catacombs represent the largest Roman cemetery in Alexandria, and include the remains of more than 300 dead. Comprised of three levels cut 90 feet deep into existing rock, the catacombs are accessed by a series of descending steps.

Next, you will proceed for a visit to Pompey's Pillar, an 82-foot red Aswan granite column with a circumference of 29 feet. Pompey's Pillar was constructed in honor of Emperor Diocletain.

Your tour will conclude with a visit to the Roman Theater. Unearthed during excavations in 1960, this well-preserved Roman Theater features galleries, sections of mosaic flooring and marble seating for up to 800 spectators.

Please note: Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes for this tour, which involves moderate walking over many uneven surfaces, and approximately 100 steps to climb inside the Catacombs. Guests should expect to walk and stand for approximately 15 minutes at each of the three sights. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or guests who utilize a wheelchair.