2 Days 1 Night
Up to 2 days
A fascinating discovery of World War 2 history along with the beautiful North Coast of Egypt with stunning beaches and traditional souks at Mersa Matruh.
The military Commander Field Marshall Erwin Rommel was in charge of the desert campaign against the British commanded by Montgomery in 1942. So many soldiers were killed in this infamous battle with soldiers from across the world. In memory of these poor soldiers, El Alamein was built with over 7,420 graves and a popular attraction for visitors wanting to learn more about this historical war in Egypt.
In memory of Rommel’s extreme efforts, the Egyptian and German governments collaborated to open a Museum in 1977 at the Cave where Rommel implemented his plans for attacks on the British and other armies. Located in Mersa Matruh, it was an ideal location on the coast for his secret plans.
Several places in Mersa Matruh are named after Rommel including a Hotel, a bridge and an Island. The coastal resort of Marsa Matruh is a very popular resort for Egyptian on the holidays with pretty relaxing beaches, a traditional souk and many café and bars to rest and people watch.
Early pick up after breakfast from your Cruise ship (or hotel) at the cruise exit doors with your tour guide who will accompany you to your air conditioned vehicle for your overnight excursion to El Alamein, Mersa Matruh and Rommel’s Museum.
Your first stop on the tour will be to El Alamein’s historical war cemetery from the fierce battle of 1942 between the German and British Armies along with other soldiers from across the world.
After this, you will be driven to the lovely resort of Mersa Matruh for afternoon and evening free time to explore the beach or city’s other sites including a traditional souk.
Overnight at a hotel in Mersa Matruh.
Breakfast at the hotel, then free time in the morning for relaxation or exploring. In the afternoon, you will check out from the hotel to meet your guide who will join you on the vehicle to drive to the nearby Rommel Museum, the cave where Rommel planned his strategies against the British.
After this visit, you will be driven back to Alexandria to board your Cruise (or back to your hotel).