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Experience a marvelous 5-day Egypt holiday from the UK to Cairo, Alexandria, and Alamein. Embark on an extraordinary 5-day journey through Egypt, where ancient wonders, coastal beauty, and historical significance converge. This captivating tour takes you from the bustling streets of Cairo to the Mediterranean charm of Alexandria and the poignant battlefields of Alamein.
Begin your 5-day Egypt holiday from UK (Cairo, Alexandria, & El-Alamein) in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, and the first pyramid in history, the Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara. Discover the great contents of the Egyptian Museum, the magnificent Citadel of Saladin, and the impressive Bazaar of Khan El-Khalili.
Travel from Cairo to Alexandria. Discover the wonderful Roman Catacombs, the Citadel of Qaitbay, and Pompey’s Pillar. Transfer from Alexandria to El-Alamein to explore the World War II Museum, World War II Cemetery, and the German tombs in Alamein. Drive from El-Alamein back to Cairo for the rest of your 5-day Egypt holiday from the UK.
With expert tour guides, comfortable accommodations, and a carefully crafted itinerary, this 5-day Egypt holiday from UK promises an unforgettable adventure through a land of legends and enchantment. Get ready to discover the treasures of Egypt and create memories to last a lifetime.
Arrival at Cairo International Airport. Meet and assist by our representative of “Egypt Best Vacations” who will help you through the visa and arrival regulations. Transfer to your hotel for free time and the beginning of your 5-day Egypt holiday from UK.
Your actual 5-day Egypt holiday from UK (Cairo, Alexandria, and Alamein) begins when our professional tour guide picks you up from your hotel to commence your tour to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and Saqqara.
Today, you will explore the Giza Plateau. Today’s tour includes the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure with the great Sphinx. The only ancient wonder which still exists (Khufu’s pyramid) awaits you. Are you ready to explore it from the inside?
Today you will learn about the history of the pyramids, how they were built, and why they were built. Then on to the first pyramid in history of mankind, the Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara. Saqqara. Saqqara is one of the most important and richest necropolises in Egypt. It was the cemetery of Memphis, the 1st capital city of United Egypt in 3200 BCE.
Transfer back to your hotel.
Today, your 5-day Egypt holiday from UK takes you to the beautiful City of Alexandria, the capital city of Egypt during the Greco-Roman era. Your tour includes the famous Roman Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa. The catacombs are huge Egyptian tombs and royal cemeteries with Ptolemaic and Roman influences. The catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa are one the largest Roman burial sites not just in Alexandria but in Egypt. These catacombs started as a private tomb for a wealthy family, then became a public cemetery. The catacombs house more than 300 tombs.
From the catacombs to the Pompey’s Pillar. Many of the ancient historians did not tell us more details about the “Pompey’s Pillar” but about the buildings that stood nearby and have disappeared now. The hill on which the pillar is erected was covered with temples and houses a long time before the Roman era. It was the place of the Citadel of Rhakotis. A temple was dedicated to Osiris-Serapis was built on the mountain.
Then proceed to the Citadel of Qaitbay. The Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria is one of the most important fortifications in Egypt. It was constructed by Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay to defend Egypt against the Ottomans/Turks.
End your tour in Alexandria with visiting the Library of Alexandria. The Library of Alexandria is a great library and culture center, not only in Alexandria but on the Mediterranean coast and the whole world.
Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant before you check into your hotel. Free evening in Alexandria.
Drive from Alexandria to El-Alamein to visit the World War II Museum. El-Alamein Military Museum was founded on the 16th of December, 1956, when the late president Gamal Abd El-Nasser ordered its establishment to commemorate Egypt’s fundamental role in one of the most important battles of World War II, Al-Alamein battle, which broke out between the allies and the Axis Powers in October 1942.
Then proceed to the World War II Cemetery of the Commonwealth. This cemetery contains the graves of men who died at all stages of the Western Desert campaigns, brought in from a wide area, but especially those who died in the Battle of El Alamein at the end of October 1942 and in the period immediately before that.
Continue the Italian Memorial, or ‘Sacrario italiano a El Alamein’. The memorial is a white octagonal monument to the 4,800 Italian soldiers who died in the 1942 Battle of El Alamein and the approximately 38,000 missing. There is also a nearby chapel.
End your tour at the German Tombs. El Alamein German War Cemetery was built in the shape of a fortress. It contains 4,213 German burials from the Second and 30 from the First World War. There are also 31 casualties with an unknown nationality buried here.
Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then drive back to Cairo for your last night of your 5-day Egypt holiday from UK.
Explore the fantastic contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Hundreds of objects from all periods of the Egyptian past are displayed on the two floors of the museum.
From the museum to the Citadel of the Sunni Muslim leader Saladin, which was built in 1172 to protect Cairo against the Crusaders. The White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha is a prominent feature of the Citadel. Finish your tour today at the historical bazaar of Khan El-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East.
You will end your 5-day Egypt holiday from UK with a transfer to Cairo Airport for your final departure. It is really sad to leave, so ask our guides about your next adventure in Egypt.