When your ship docks at Alexandria, recall one of World War II’s pivotal military campaigns on this private, 7-hour El Alamein shore excursion. With a private Egyptologist guide, visit the El Alamein Military Museum to chart the 1942 battles and view tanks, photos, and records from all sides. Plus, visit battle sites, cemeteries, and memorials to the fallen. Your tour includes private minivan transport, lunch, entrance fees, and port pickup and drop-off.
- Private 7-hour El Alamein sites shore excursion from Alexandria
- Chart the 1942 WWII campaign at battle sites and El Alamein Military Museum
- Explore the displays of tanks, weaponry, records, and more
- Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery, where more than 7,000 soldiers are buried
- See the rows of graves and Greek, Italian, and German memorials
- Personalized attention from a qualified Egyptologist guide
- Private air-conditioned transport, lunch, entrance fees, and port pickup and drop-off included
What You Can Expect
When your cruise ship is in Alexandria port, meet your qualified Egyptologist guide at the cruise terminal in the morning. Then, set off on your private 7-hour tour of sites associated with the El Alamein campaign of WWII. Your tour includes a welcome drink and lunch at a local restaurant during your sightseeing.
Settle inside your private, air-conditioned minivan and as you travel, hear fascinating facts about the battles of El Alamein, fought in northern Egypt during 1942. It was here that British and Commonwealth forces under the command of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery halted the advance of General Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps: a decisive victory that ultimately led to the surrender of the German forces in May 1943.
Visit the El Alamein Military Museum to chart the two major battles during 1942, and see the military equipment used in both, including tanks, guns, armored vehicles, maps, and uniforms. Explore the halls dedicated to each country involved in the war, learn about the strategies employed by Montgomery and Rommel, and see photographs and documents that bring the fiercely fought battles to life.
See some of the fields of battle and head westward to visit the poignant military cemeteries and memorials. Pay your respects at the Commonwealth War Cemetery where more than 7,000 soldiers are laid to rest, and see the imposing memorials built to honor fallen Greek, Italian, and German troops.
After about seven hours’ exploring, your tour ends with an afternoon drop-off at Alexandria port.