Enjoy arranged transfers from Cairo and plenty of free time to take in the romance of Alexandria’s waterfront at your own pace on this Egyptian Independent Experience.. Discover the heritage of Alexander the Great’s seaside metropolis by exploring the Alexandria National Museum and visit the site of the Alexandria lighthouse.. Learn more about an important WWII battle at one of Egypt’s best museums – the El Alamein War Museum – and pay your respects to the fallen at the nearby memorials..
Soak up the seaside ambience and ancient heritage of Alexandria – Egypt’s second-largest city – on this insightful three-day Independent Experience with Peregrine. Travelling from Cairo, you’ll have the chance to see some of this region’s most compelling sights, from the Italianate architecture and Greco-Roman statues of the Alexandria National Museum to the 15th-century Qaitbay Fort by the harbour. Pay your respects to the fallen at the Commonwealth Cemetery in El Alamain and have plenty of time to see Alexandria your own way, with recommendations from a local guide.
Breakfast Included: 2 Lunches Included: 1 Dinner Included:
Cairo – Alexandria
Begin your adventure at around 8 am, where you will be picked up from either the Novotel Cairo El Borg or another centrally located hotel – be ready and waiting in the foyer at 7.50 am. Drive out towards the pyramids before following the 'desert road' to the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria (approximately 3 hours). Along the way, there will be a short stop at a cafeteria. Once arrived and checked-in to your hotel in Alexandria, enjoy a guided exploration of the Alexandria Museum in the afternoon. It contains a fine display of Ancient Egyptian, Hellenistic and Muslim artefacts and statues. Continue on to visit the Roman Catacombs, before heading back to your hotel for a free evening.
You will be collected from your hotel this morning for the 105-kilometre drive west to El Alamein (approximately 1.5 hours). On arrival you will visit the small but excellent museum, containing a substantial collection of wartime memorabilia. Continue then to the Commonwealth Cemetery, where you can pay your respects to the fallen. Certain visitors here may also be interested in a small but separate memorial for the Australian contingent. Enjoy an included lunch. In the summer months, there is usually the chance to have a swim on the way back to Alexandria this afternoon.
After breakfast you will be transferred back to Cairo – be ready for your transfer by 10.30 am. Depending on traffic conditions, you should be back at your Cairo hotel at around 2 pm. Your trip comes to end on arrival into Cairo, as there are no further activities planned.