Start in AlexandriaCombine with your Princess Cruise, Oceanic Cruise, Crystal Cruise or other Mediterranean cruises. If you have only a short time, this is the perfect way. Your few hours in Egypt are filled with exotic sights, sounds, scenes and scents.
Arrive on ANY Cruise Ship This is the perfect addition to your Mediterranean cruise. Extensions are available to Aswan, Alexandria, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurgada, Marsa Alam, and Nile Cruises.
Full Day: From Alexandria to Al-Alamein
9 AM-3 PM (lunch included)
Cost per person (full day with lunch): $180 per person
Includes a private Mercedes Sedan and private guide (please advise your language preference). Minimum 2 guests.
The tour begins by heading west on to Al-Alamein and Rommel’s territory. We’ll cross into another era of history as we motor westward through the dunes along the Mediterranean coast following the route of Field Marshall Montgomery to El Alamein. Here we’ll visit the fields of the battle where Rommel’s advance on Cairo was finally halted. Lunch included at el Alamein, before we head back to Alexandria.
Before we head to Al-Alamein Charm Hotel for lunch we will tour the Military Museum, the Allied, Italian and German memorials (tea/coffee/ bottled water included with your meal).
The local war museum has on display collectibles from “the civil war” and other North American battles. You will visit also the Italian and German Military Cemetery on Tel el-Eisa Hill just outside the tiny town.
The German cemetery is actually an ossuary containing the remains of 4200 German soldiers which is built in the style of a medieval fortress.
The Italian cemetery is a mausoleum containing many galleries of tombs. Wherever possible, each tomb bears the soldier’s name, but many are simply marked “IGNOTO” – “Unknown”.
El Alamein is on the Mediterranean Sea (see map). You will tour as well the Commonwealth war cemetery with graves of soldiers from various countries who fought on the British side. There are monuments commemorating Greek, New Zealand, Australian and South African forces. The Commonwealth cemetery, consists of parallel rows of gravestones, each one bearing an engraving of the deceased soldier’s unit emblem, his name and an epitaph from his family. Rows upon rows of gravestones stand witness to the battles’ human cost.
Lunch is included at the new Charm Al-Alamein Hotel.
- Private air conditioned Mercedes sedan
- Private English (or other language of your preference) speaking guide
- All admissions, taxes, service charges
- Lunch – the menu is pre-set but a variety of choices are available
Rate doesn’t include:
- Any International air fare.
- Any visa fee
- Trip/travel insurance.
- Personal expenses
- Any beverages
- Hotel accommodation