Ships tours to Cairo, 3 hours each way. Did that last year, too soon to repeat. Explored Alex by foot having run the gauntlet of taxi drivers, guides and various peddlers. Walked to the seafront and along the Eastern Harbour, ship docks in Western Harbour, then along the Corniche (promenade), past the Library. Very enjoyable, not many non-Arabs so we were highly visible but did not feel intimidated in any way. Adventurous trip on local bus, 10p each for lengthy journey. Stopped and observed wreath laying at Tomb of Unknown Soldier then walked back to ship. Lots of touristy stalls within dock confines near ship's berth and goods on offer decent quality and could be obtained at reasonable prices. Alexandria is an interesting experience.