Alexandria is a vibrant coastal city on the shores of the Mediterranean. We arrange your round-trip transport and your hotel accommodation. While in Alex, you also enjoy a guided afternoon tour of the new and excellent Alexandria Museum and there is time for an optional visit with your guide to the Roman Catacombs and the amphitheatre if you wish. You then have a free day to relax on your own, check out the famous coffee houses, or take an optional tour to El Alamein. Your trip ends on arrival back in Cairo.
Day 1 - CairoYou are picked up from your downtown hotel at about 8am in a private car for the three hour journey to Alexandria. You generally arrive around midday and in the afternoon your local site guide takes you to the new Alexandria Museum (included in the price), containing a fine collection of artefacts discovered in and around the city. The remainder of the day is free, but some worthwhile highlights include the Amphitheatre (entry US$5) and the splendid Roman Catacombs (entry US$3), built in the 2nd century AD and one of the best examples of private tomb construction from this period. Your guide can help arrange visits to these sites.
Day 2 - Alexandria (El Alamein)Today is free for you to soak up the atmosphere of this temperate coastal city. It is possible to make a day trip out to the WWII battlefields at El Alamein (to be booked locally). Other options include: - Qaitbey Fortress, now a naval museum, where you can see what remains of the famous Pharos (lighthouse) once considered one of the seven wonders of the world. - Enjoy a drink in the classic Cecil Hotel, built in 1930 and now one of the city’s great institutions. - Explore the bazaar on Nokrashi Street. - Visit one of Alexandria’s famous cafes, including ‘Pastroudi’s’ or ‘Trianon’. This evening consider splashing out on a seafood dinner at one of the city’s many excellent restaurants. El Alamein Nothing quite conjures up the hostile desert conditions endured by both Allied and German forces than the landscape around El Alamein. From Alexandria you drive west along the coastal road before turning south towards El Alamein. It is a journey of around 2-3 hours and on arrival you visit the small military museum housing a variety of tanks, armoured vehicles and other wartime memorabilia. You also visit the nearby Allied Cemetery before returning to Alexandria. A picnic lunch is included.Breakfast
Day 3 - CairoAfter breakfast you return to Cairo by private car, arriving around midday, where your trip ends.Breakfast
What to Know
Round-trip transportation, local site guide in Alexandria, accommodation, meals and sightseeing as indicated.
- International flights, arrival & departure transfers, entrance fees, visas, airport taxes, additional meals, drinks, optional sightseeing tours, insurance, tips and items of a personal nature.
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Celeste - Bayswater, WA, 21 Dec, 2011
Looking up from the base of the pyramids and being like, "Wow, this is so awesome! I cant believe im here."
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This trip operates for a minimum of one person and is not accompanied by a tour guide. It must be booked in conjunction with another tour of six days or more.