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Bright and early this morning we drive to the port side city of Alexandria on the Mediterranean Coast. Arriving at the windswept city known for its broad beaches and seafront corniche dotted with sun loungers, amusements and cafes we embark on a guided tour of the Roman catacombs. After we visit Pompey's Pillar, a modest 25m tower, it is all that remains of an ancient column, which came from the ruined Temple of Serapis. Overnight - Alexandria
Today we visit the Commonwealth War Graves of El Alamein. It is here where two extended battles were fought during World War II. The first began on the 1st July 1942 and lasted for 27 days, it ended as a stalemate. After 3 months of holding back the enemy, the Allies launched a second attack which lasted for 13 days. Later, we tour the compact El Alamein military museum that acts as a memorial for the battle and houses lots of original war vehicles, weapons, uniforms and records. Displays in the museum detail the complete history of World War II in North Africa from all sides and stands on the site where the actual battle took place. Overnight Alexandria
Leaving this costal town we travel back to the Capital. Overnight Cairo
Sadly your time with us has come to an end as you are transferred to the airport in time for your departure flight.
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