The Battlefield of El Alamein
- El Alamein War Museum: Get a complete picture of World War II in North Africa as you come face-to-face with its weapons, tanks, and other war remains.
- War cemetery: Honor the fallen Commonwealth, Italian, and German soldiers at their final resting place overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
- Majestic coastline: Take in the breathtaking views as you ride along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea on your 75-minute ride to the village of El Alamein.
About This Alexandria Tour
El Alamein means "two worlds" in Arabic. So it's only fitting that this is the place where two military forces went head-to-head for not one, but two of the most important and violent battles of World War II. The Allied forces, led by British commander Montgomery, and the Axis forces, led by German commander Rommel, fought on the 40-mile stretch of desert between them called El Alamein.
To say there was a lot on the line would be an understatement. If the Axis got to the Suez Canal, the Allies could pretty much kiss goodbye any chance of getting supplies. That, plus the threat of giving Germany almost unlimited access to oil in the Middle East, and the thought of losing in North Africa, were all the incentive the Allies needed.
Although Rommel got lucky two times due to an unexpected sandstorm that gave his tanks coverage, it wasn't enough to win the war. During the Second Battle of El Alamein, Montgomery and the Allies drove the German and Italian troops out of Africa for good.
Three-quarters of a century later, you will still feel the tension and magnitude of these epoch battles as you stop at the war cemeteries of the fallen soldiers on both sides and witness the complete illustration of events at the El Alamein War Museum located on the very grounds where these "two worlds" collided.
Tired of war?
Lesser things than a World War have kept men awake at night. But not General Montgomery. He encouraged Rommel and the Axis Forces to strike while he had his men set up American-supplied Sherman tanks for retaliation. Then he simply fell asleep. When awakened with the news that the German and Italian forces had launched an attack, he did what any great commander would do in that situation, he went back to sleep.
Please exit the port terminal building or go to the end of the tender pier drop-off to meet your guide. Look for our displayed logo sign. Staying at a hotel? Be sure to advise the GoBe Crew so we can meet you in the lobby.
Explore one of the deadliest battles of World War II during this somber yet informative, full-day excursion El Alamein. The order of sites seen may vary.
You will be walking for more than a half of a mile and getting on and off the coach. Some of the pathways are not paved and uphill. If you have troubles walking, you may find this tour a little too challenging. It is not suitable for wheelchair users.
Cultural, Scenic, Bus Tour
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Special Medical Restriction
If you have limited mobility, this tour may be too challenging for you to enjoy and maintain the pace of the group. It is not wheelchair accessible.
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