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Map of Alexandria Experience – Independent including Egypt

Historic tales and seaside delights on an Egypt short break

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.


Start
Cairo, Egypt
Finish
Cairo, Egypt
Destination
Egypt
Style
Peregrine
Code
PGAXX
Physical rating
Trip rating
1 review
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 4

Why you'll love this trip

  • 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.

Is this trip right for you?

  • Our Independent Experiences have been designed for just one to four people, departing every day of the week for most Experiences. You can mix and match to create your perfect trip combination, then we’ll arrange the transport between each experience for you. You will have local guides at most destinations and activities. It’s independent travel without the stress.

  • We recommend that you refer to your governments travel advisory before booking any tours to Egypt, as this may affect insurance policies.

  • The length of the drive from Cairo to Alexandria can depend on the traffic. Your departure will be early, but this is to beat as much of the traffic as possible and make for a more enjoyable trip.

  • Sturdy, comfortable walking shoes are essential, as there will be a fair amount of exploring done on foot.

  • Egypt can get hot in the summer months of July and August. Where possible, sightseeing takes place in the morning before the heat becomes too intense.

Itinerary

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.
Accommodation
  • Mediterranean Azur Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Alexandria - Alexandria National Museum-Entry Fee
  • Alexandria - Catacombs of Kom Ash-Suqqafa
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
If you require pick up from another centrally located hotel in Cairo, please inform a Peregrine booking agent at least 14 days prior to departure.
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.
Accommodation
  • Mediterranean Azur Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • El Alamein - War Museum
  • El Alamein - Commonwealth War Cemetery visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

2 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (2 nights)

Included Activities

  • Alexandria - Alexandria National Museum-Entry Fee
  • Alexandria - Catacombs of Kom Ash-Suqqafa
  • El Alamein - War Museum
  • El Alamein - Commonwealth War Cemetery visit

Dates & availability - 2021 season

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Important notes

1. This Independent Experience starts at 8 am on Day 1 and finishes at approximately 2 pm on Day 3.
2. You will be picked up on Day 1 from the Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.
3. If you require pick up from another centrally located hotel in Cairo, please inform your booking agent at least 14 days prior to departure.

Following recent safety incidents, we recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Egypt before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page – www.peregrineadventures.com/travel-alerts

Essential trip information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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