Day 1 : Day Tour to Alamein and Alexandria
Pickup transfers from your hotel to visit Alamein , is a town in Matrouh Governorate in the north of Egypt on the Mediterranean Sea Coast. It is located 106 km west of Alexandria and 240 km north-west of Cairo. In its long history, Al-Alamein has always been a quite town dedicated to fisheries and oil; however, it is now making impressive strides in improving itself quite rapidly as a preferred resort promising incredible, luxury tourism. As a witness to the country’s history, the town is famous for having been the site of two of the major battles in Egypt. The first battle was fought in July 1942, when the Allied forces stopped the advance of the Axis troops, led by Rommel after wining the Greatest Tank Battle. The second battle was in November 1942, when the Allied troops broke the Axis lines, pushing them till Tunisia. Nowadays, El Alameen Beach is one of the remarkable tourist attractions in Matrouh that is highly admired for its marvelous weather, white soft sand, and fascinating natural beauty. Proceed to the Military Museum including in the grand open courtyard of the museum lots of vehicles, cannons and warlike equipments remains. Among the exhibits inside this war museum are a collection of arms and tanks used in the battle check by jowl with some interesting images and paintings and illustrations explaining the different phases of the battle. Also on display is a priceless set of maps, war plans, charts and military medals. The museum has 5 principal sections and a central hall that has the memorial site. In the first section, one can view military tools belonging to the countries that participated in the WW II. In the second section, there are some representatives of the Italian. In the third section, one can see Egypt hall. The fourth section provides visitors with a glimpse into some elements of the German Army while the fifth section shows the British Army. Continue to visit the WW II Cemeteries, located on the west of the town, on a small peninsula overlooking the sea. Drive to Alexandria where will visit Pompay’s Pillar , is a Roman triumphal column in Alexandria, was actually raised to honor of the Emperor Diocletian at the end of the 4th century . Drive to visit the necropolis of the Catacombs of Kom El-Shuqafa, is the most famous and the most visited place in Alexandria. The largest known Roman burial site in Egypt, the necropolis is located in the area of Kom El-Shuqafa near Pompey Column. The necropolis includes a group of Greco-Roman cut-rock tombs that date back to the 2nd century. Since the catacombs were built to house more than 300 dead notables, there are plenty of tombs to explore as well as a banqueting hall. Then proceed to explore the Qaitbay Citadel which was built in the 15th century, and is located in the far north of the entrance to the eastern harbor, at the same place where the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria lay. The founder of the Citadel of Qaitbay is Sultan Al-Ashraf Abou Anasr Saif El-Din Qaitbay El-Jerkasy Al-Zahiry (1468-1496 A.D) who was a Mamluke who had come to Egypt as a young man, less than 20 years old. At the citadel, the Maritime Museum was opened in commemoration of the ancient maritime heritage of Alexandria. Then transfer back to Alexandria and proceed to our hotel and end of our service.
The itinerary order could change without affecting the visits