Alexandria Holidays

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday. Arrive Cairo Airport and included transfer to our hotel. The remainder of the day offers free time for you relax and maybe have a dip in the swimming pool. Overnight - Cairo

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo - Alexandria

Early this morning we drive to the port side city of Alexandria. Arriving we embark on a guided tour of the Roman catacombs. Heading underground we view the largest known Roman burial site in Egypt, complete with burial chambers and labyrinth alleyways. Visit Pompey's Pillar, a 25m tower, which is all that remains of an ancient column, from the ruined Temple of Serapis. Stop at the impressive, Library of Alexandria before following the seafront to Fort Qaitbay. Here, we walk the promenade we'll see the citadel built during the 1480s, most famous for being the site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria. After hotel check in we'll drive along the Corniche stopping at a well-known seafood restaurant for dinner. Overnight Alexandria

Alexander the Great

Day 3: Alexandria - Cairo

Today 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. This saw the Allied forces push back the Axis powers for ultimate defeat in Tunisia. Later, we tour the compact El Alamein military museum that acts as a memorial for the battle. 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. This afternoon we return to Cairo. Overnight - Cairo

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 4: Cairo

Visit the famous pyramids and huge Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction! Gaze in awe at Cheops (Khufu) - the largest of the three great pyramids. Constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks it is thought to have taken more than 20 years to construct. Continuing to Saqqara, we can explore the myriad tombs and temples at this site and see Zhoser’s step pyramid - constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh’s chief architect in 2700 BC! Later return to your hotel. Overnight - Cairo

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 5: Cairo

Sadly your time with us has come to an end as you are transferred to the airport in time for your departure flight to your onward destination.

Egypt Spotlight

Luxor

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Egypt Weather

Weather in Cairo
Fair, 13°C
Local Time: 11:17 PM

Egypt Currency Rates
  1 GBP = 11.15 EGP
  1 CAD = 6.14 EGP
  1 ZAR = 0.61 EGP
  1 AUD = 5.83 EGP
  1 EUR = 8.75 EGP
  1 USD = 7.12 EGP
  1 NZD = 5.54 EGP
last updated - 21 Dec 2014 5:26 PM