On this delightful vacation, you will visit several amazing places, including a Greco-Roman city with the spirit and architecture of a Mediterranean city. Explore the Catacombs, the modern library, and the Qaitbay fort. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea. El-Alamein is a seaside town in northwest Egypt, about 60 miles (100 km) west of Alexandria, where two significant battles took place in 1942 between British and Axis forces. El-Alamein is located at the seaward (northern) end of a 40-mile-wide bottleneck that is bordered on the south by the impassible Qattara Depression. As a major defensive line controlled by the British army, this vital east-west route also served as the German forces’ furthest point of entry into Egypt, where they were attempting to seize control of the Suez Canal.
With the help of the Egyptologist tour guide, you will embark on an intriguing journey to Alexandria from Cairo. Alexandria, the second-largest city in Egypt, is renowned for its Roman ruins and has a Mediterranean-inspired ambience as opposed to a Middle Eastern one. You will receive individualized attention on your tour of Alexandria with your Egyptologist guide at the helm. You can select the length of time you want to spend at each of the locations you’ll see on the tour. The capital of Greco-Roman Egypt was Alexandria, which Alexander the Great founded in 332 B.C.
The catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa, a Roman burial site with a family tomb that displays the blending of Egyptian and Roman art and architecture, should be your first trip in this historic city. To explore the tomb and Caracalla Hall, descend underground. Continue to Pompey’s Pillar once you are back above ground. This 82-foot (25-meter) granite monument was constructed in honor of Emperor Diocletian, who released the city from siege and provided food for the starving populace. Following the Roman theme, your tour guide will take you to the fort of Qaitbay, which was constructed in 1477 to defend the eastern side of the city. The fort was erected in the same spot as Alexandria’s enormous lighthouse. You will go to the renowned Alexandria Library after lunch (this is an additional expense). The building, which was created by a Norwegian architect, is a stunning example of contemporary architecture in contrast to the historic structures seen throughout Egypt. The library is one of the world’s most important locations for literature because it houses copies of every book ever published.
Today, your guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Alexandria and transport you 3 hours to Alamein. At Al Alamein, you may visit the site of the epic fight of WWII, as well as the WW II Museum and the cemeteries of the various adversaries. Then proceed to Marsa Matrouh Bay, a stunning bay on the Mediterranean coast, where lunch will be served. Then go on to Siwa. Alamein to Siwa is a six-hour trip away.
Enjoy a trip to Siwa’s Old City (Shali) after breakfast. After that, take a transfer to Aghurmi Village to witness the Alexander Temple, which is devoted to the God Amon-26 Dynasty, and then to Um Ubeyda to see the Amun Ra Temple. Following that, proceed to Cleopatra Spring (Ein Guba). Your journey should end with a visit to the Dead Mountain. In afternoon transfer to the Great Sand Sea to experience the spectacular Sunset and go to the hot springs in Bir Wahid.
After exploring the El Dakrour Mountains, travel to Abu Sherouf, one of the Siwan Villages, to experience Bedouin culture and the Roman Spring. Enjoy swimming in the saline lakes and taking in Fitnas Island’s breathtaking sunset. Finally, you may relax for a while in the Siwa market.
This is your last day of your trip in Egypt; you will have breakfast and then transfer to your accommodation in Cairo.
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