Alexandria and Alamein Stunning Day Tour
The Al-Alamein Military Museum was established on December 16, 1956, at the direction of the late president Gamal Abd Elnasser to commemorate Egypt’s crucial contribution to one of the pivotal World War II battles, the Al-Alamein battle, which broke out between the Allies and the Axis Powers in October 1942.
In Alexandria we can find the popular Pompey’s Pillar.
Pompey’s Pillar is the name given to a Roman triumphal column in which its Arabic name is : ‘Amud El-Sawari’. The enormous Corinthian column, which was erected in honor of the Roman emperor Diocletian between 298 and 302 AD, once held up a massive porphyry statue of the emperor wearing armor. It is located next to the remains of the Serapis temple itself on the temenos of the Serapeum of Alexandria’s eastern side. It is the sole historic building that is still standing in Alexandria’s original location.
Also in Alexandria we can find the citadel of Qaitbay.
The Qaitbay Citadel is undoubtedly one of the most significant fortifications. Additionally, it occurs along the Mediterranean Sea coast, not just in Egypt. Additionally, it created a crucial piece of Alexandria’s defense system. The year was 15th century A.D. On the eastern tip of Pharos Island, Qaitbay Citadel is located at the eastern harbor’s entrance. It was built exactly where the renowned Lighthouse of Alexandria once stood. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was the Alexandria Lighthouse. Up until the Arab conquest, the lighthouse was still in operation. Numerous catastrophes took place, and the lighthouse’s design somehow was effected. However, it carried on operating.
Finally, The Catacombs Kom El Shoqafa.One of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages, the catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa are a historical archaeological site in Alexandria, Egypt.
The necropolis is made up of several Alexandrian tombs, statues, and artefacts from the Pharaonic funerary cult that were influenced by Hellenistic and early Imperial Roman culture. Many of the features of the catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa combine Roman, Greek, and Egyptian cultural elements as a result of the time period; for example, some sculptures are Egyptian in style but have Roman clothing and hairstyles, while other aspects have a similar style.
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Pickup from your Hotel
At 7:00 am Pickup from your Hotel.
Our representative will pick you up from your hotel In Alexandria and will head to the Alexandria port and then travel west to Alamein.
Visit to Alamein Military Museum
Your first stop will be at the Alamein Military Museum to see World War II remains , including displays of weapons, military garb and tanks. Descriptions of the actions of Montgomery, Rommel and the others participated in the battle are also on display.
Visit to Cemeteries & The Citadel
Continue to visit the WW II Cemeteries, located on the west of the town, on a small peninsula overlooking the sea. The citadel like cemeteries Is the final resting place for Common wealth, Greek, Italian and German soldiers.
Visit to Pompay’s pillar
We’ll Drive to Alexandria where we will see the Pompay’s pillar.
Visit to Qaitbay Citadel
We’ll visit Qaitbay Citadel from outside which was built on the site of the ancient pharaohs ( lighthouse ) of Alexandria.
Visit to The Catacombs
We’ll visit The Catacombs which are the largest Roman Cemetery consisting of three levels cut in the rock.
At the end of the Tour , our representative will drive you back to your hotel.