Overnight: Al Alamein and Alexandria
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Explore the rich history of Alexandria; from its ancient Egyptian roots, through the Greek period, to Roman times and beyond on an over-night tour from Cairo. Visit El Alamein to see the memorials cemetery and museum dedicated to the famous, decisive battleground of World War II
Day 1: Alexandria
The Museum of Alexandria
Arriving in Alexandria you start your tour with a visit to the museum of Alexandria. Considered one of Egypt’s finest museum, the Alexandria National Museum is located in a restored palace and contains about 1,800 artifacts that narrate the history of Alexandria throughout the ages, including the Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic and Islamic eras.
The Roman Catacombs
Your trip starts by exploring the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa; the necropolis of 3 sub-levels dating from the
2nd century AD merges aspects of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman culture in its features. Visit the Roman triclinium – a banquet hall to honor the dead, as well
as statues, reliefs, and a pillared lobby featuring depictions of Egyptian gods in Roman armor.
Enjoy lunch at the Mediterranean seafront in one of the popular Alexandrian seafood restaurants.
Vegetarian options are available, kindly indicate during the booking progress
The Library of Alexandria
After lunch you stop at the library of Alexandria. The Alexandria Bibliotheca, is built on the site of the famous ancient library and is home to 8 million books.
Concluding the day is a visit to the 15th century Qaitbay Citadel, built upon the ruins of the ancient Alexandria Lighthouse, one of the 7 wonders of the world.
Alexandria - Catacombs of Kom Ash-Suqqafa
Alexandria - Bibliotheca Alexandria
Alexandria -The museum of Alexandria
4 or 5 - star hotel in Alexandria
Day 2: El Alamein- Cairo
Today after having your breakfast at Alexnadria hotel, we will travel 100 kilometers south of Alexandria for a more somber experience at the historic battle site of El Alamein. It was here that British and Commonwealth soldiers fought a decisive Allied victory against the German Africa Corps that defined the North African campaign. Both sides suffered heavy losses and the memorial commemorates nearly 12,000 Commonwealth servicemen who died in the Western Desert campaigns during the Second World War.
After visiting Al Alamein cemetery, return to Cairo in the afternoon
Departure & Return
We will pick you up and drop you off anywhere within Greater Cairo. You can choose the exact location during the booking process. If its your hotel, your guide will be waiting for you at the hotel-lobby 10 minutes before departure. The drive through the Cairo-Alexandria desert road is about 3 hours long.
Included in this Trip
Entry or admission fee
Meals as indicated
Taxes and services
Excluded from this Trip
Tip or gratuity