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Trips and Tours to El Alamein

Discover Egypt's World War II history on a guided tour

About El Alamein

Located on Egypt’s Mediterranean cost, El Alamein is a historic town known for its involvement in World War II. There were two battles fought in El Alamein in which Allied troops pushed back the enemy forces and ultimately defeated them in Tunisia. Today the town pays homage to its war history with its many memorial sites and its war museum. When visiting the town, you can see row upon row of headstones dedicated to commonwealth soldiers who tragically lost their lives during World War II. The graves stand witness to the human cost of the two battles that took place in El Alamein creating a sombre experience for all visitors. Additionally, there is a local war museum, memorial sites dedicated to German and Italian forces and many memorial monuments dedicated to the many army factions that sadly lost their lives during the war.

Tours to El Alamein

Whilst it may not be what tourists first think of when they think of Egypt, El Alamein is still worth visiting for a different kind of Egyptian history. Immerse yourself in the history of war and discover the vital role this Egyptian town played in the allied victory. We offer many tours visiting El Alamein, visiting the Commonwealth War Graves and paying our respects to the fallen allied soldiers. We will then take you to the local El Alamein military museum that houses many war relics and teach you the complete history of World War II in North Africa. Book your tour today and experience the profound sombre feeling of the history of war in Egypt.

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Why visit El Alamein - What to expect

Visiting El Alamein promises a poignant journey through history. As you traverse this iconic WWII battleground, expect to encounter solemn memorials honouring the fallen. The vast desert landscape, juxtaposed with the azure sea, offers a stark reminder of the harsh conditions faced by soldiers. Yet amidst the remnants of conflict, the tranquil beaches provide a moment of reflection and rejuvenation, inviting visitors to contemplate the enduring legacy of courage and sacrifice.

What to do in El Alamein

the graves at the commonwealth WWII memorial in Egypt
The El Alamein memorial

The El Alamein memorial

The El Alamein memorial is a commonwealth war memorial dedicated to the soldiers who died in World War II. Walking around the grounds you can see the vast rows of gravestones and pay your respects to the fallen soldiers. Nestled amidst the sands of the Egyptian desert, this poignant memorial pays homage to the Allied forces who bravely defended against Axis powers. With its striking architecture and serene surroundings, visitors are invited to reflect upon the profound impact of war while honouring the memory of the fallen. The memorial's meticulously curated grounds offer a powerful glimpse into the past, ensuring that the legacy, courage and resilience endures for generations to come.

Graves dedicated to WWII soldiers
Graves dedicated to WWII soldiers

El Alamein Military Museum

The El Alamein Military Museum is a well-kept museum that houses artifacts from both sides of the war. The museum is split into different halls dedicated to the Egyptian, Commonwealth, Italian, German armies as well as one hall that is a mix of the armies. There is also an outside exhibition when you can see military vehicles. The exhibits feature items like army uniform, military firearms and photographs from the war. The El Alamein Military Museum is a great place for visitors with an interest in World War II, offering a deep explanation of the battles fought in El Alamein and the importance these battels had on the outcome of World War II.

a sunny beach with a palm tree in the foreground
The sunny beach

Visit the beach

On the Mediterranean coast El Alamein is home to beautiful beaches. After spending some time paying your respects to the fallen soldiers of the two battles in El Alamein you can take some time, sitting on the soft white sand looking out on to the crystal-clear blue water, to reflect on the history of the town. Take a walk along the coastline, go for a swim or relax on a sun lounger as the hot Egyptian sun sets across the Mediterranean sea.

Frequently asked questions

What was the significance of the Battle of El Alamein during World War II?

The Battle of El Alamein was a pivotal turning point in World War II, marking the first major Allied victory in the North African campaign. It halted the advance of Axis forces towards the Suez Canal and ultimately led to the retreat of German and Italian troops from North Africa.

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When is the best time to visit El Alamein

The best time to visit El Alamein is during the cooler months, typically from October to April. During this period, the weather is more temperate, with mild temperatures and lower humidity, making it more comfortable for exploring outdoor attractions and historical sites. However, if you prefer to avoid crowds and don't mind the hotter weather, visiting during the shoulder seasons of spring or autumn can also be enjoyable. It's advisable to avoid visiting during the peak of summer when temperatures can soar, making outdoor activities challenging.

Conclusion

A must visit for anyone interested in war history, El Alamein offers tourist a deep insight into the history of World War II. Learn all about the role this Egyptian town played in the allied victory over the axis powers. From solemn memorials and museums recounting the fierce battles to the tranquil beaches that offer a moment of reflection, El Alamein provides a profound opportunity to connect with the past and honour the resilience of the human spirit. Whether you're a history enthusiast or simply seeking a unique cultural experience, El Alamein promises to leave an indelible impression and a deeper appreciation for the enduring legacy of courage and sacrifice.

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