Explore the Roman city where Cleopatra met Caesar. Discover catacombs, Pompey's Pillar and relics in El Alamein and explore the spectacular Alexandria National Museum and Alexandria Library.
Luxury Small Group Journeys 2013
Pay an optional visit to the ancient Coptic Monasteries of Wadi el-Natrun en route to Alexandria. The Valley of Natrun was once the home of more than 50 monasteries. Only four of the monasteries survive today; however, monasticism still thrives in the region. The balance of the day is at leisure to explore on your own or enjoy the facilities of your hotel, a seaside tower with stunning views over the sea and the glittering city, often referred to as the “Pearl of the Mediterranean.”Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano | Meals: L
Visit the Alexandria National Museum, with extensive collections that narrate the Pharaonic, Greek, Roman, Coptic, Islamic and modern history of Egypt. Continue to the Catacombs of Kom el-Shuqafa and Egypt’s only Roman amphitheater. After lunch, see the impressive Bibliotheca Alexandrina and visit Pompey’s Pillar, the city’s tallest ancient monument.Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano | Meals: B L
As you drive back to Cairo, stop at El Alamein, the place where the Allies made a decisive victory over the Axis forces during World War II. Wander through the World War II Museum, displaying collectibles from the Battle of El Alamein and other North African battles, and visit the Allied Forces military cemeteries, located on Tell el-Eisa Hill just outside of town.Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence | Meals: B L
Continue on your journey.Meals: B
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