Private Mediterranean Cruise
Al-Alamein Private Shore Excursion
Start in Alexandria
Combine 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.
Private Luxor Tour Flying from Cairo. Compare with the four day Al-Alamein and Alexandria private escapade.
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|Map of El Alamein, Egypt
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.
|Al-Alamein WW II Commonwealth Cemetery. The battle's sad human cost.
- 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
The two battles of El Alamein:
There were two battles of El Alamein, both of them during 1942. The Battles occurred in Egypt in and around an area named after a Railway Stop called El Alamein. During the Battles, Allied (primarily British Empire) forces were lead by British Field Marshall Claude Auchinleck during the first Battle and Bernard Montgomery during the second Battle. The first Battle ended in a stalemate in which the British finally stopped the eastward advance of the Germans and Italians who were under the command of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. These two battles are considered by many World War II historians to be the turning point in the war against Germany and the Axis Powers. Although much fighting remained in Africa and the European Continent, the importance of these battles might best be summed up in the words of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who in November 1942 stated that:
"The Germans have received back again that measure of fire and steel which they have so often meted out to others. Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
First Battle of El Alamein - 1-27 July 1942
Second Battle of El Alamein - 23 October-4 November 1942