Monuments Sight Seeing Attractions El Alamein
Monuments Sight Seeing Attractions El Alamein Famed for the decisive victory of the Allies over the Axis forces in the WWII North Africa campaign, El-Alamein is located half-way between Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh on the Egyptian North Coast.
Today, it is home to war memorials, the British Memorial, the German Memorial and the Italian Memorial, as well as cemeteries, and landmarks reminiscent of this important part of the town’s history all about Monuments Sightseeing Attractions El Alamein.
What’s not to forget is that El-Alamein was also once described by Churchill himself as having the best climate in the world! It has thus normally become the favorite sun and sand upscale destination of Egyptian tourists on the White Med, and foreigners are following the trend and invading the upscale resorts that are growing like mushrooms on this stretch of coastal paradise. The temperature in the summer months ranges between 22 and 30°C while the winter average is 17°C.
In Monuments Sight Seeing Attractions El Alamein-Roman times, El-Alamein was known as “Locassis”, which means the white shell; it has been so named because of its beautiful white sandy beaches. Aphrodite, the goddess of love, was worshipped there. Today, you can bask in total luxury on the sandy white beaches of El-Alamein .
Frequent charter flights operate from main European cities to the fairly newly built El-Alamein International Airport.
Monuments Sight Seeing Attractions El Alamein itinerary
|A three day tour of the battlefield with camping on the edge of the Qattara depression.
An opportunity to discuss the political background, military strategies and human stories of the battle.
A possible weekend tour from Cairo.
|Day 1||Thursday: Memorials, Tel el Eissa, Blockhouse and camping on the Mediterranean coast|
|7.00am||Departure of bus from Miden Victoria, Maadi (in front of ACE club)|
|11.00am||Visit German memorial, solemn Teutonic ossuary on a coastal ridge which was captured by the Australians in the fierce fightig that first stopped Rommel’s advance in July|
|11.45pm||Visit Italian memorial, built by an Italian officer, Dominioni di Sillavengo, who spent 20 years scouring the battlefield for the remains of his comrades, near the site of the German radio intercept unit which was captured along with valuable code books, crippling Rommel’s capacity to listen in on British radio traffic|
|12.30pm||Lunch at the Italian memorial|
|1.30pm||Visit Tel el Eissa, strategic position with good views of the battlefield, fought over in July after capture of coastal ridge.|
|2.00pm||Visit railway cutting and station of Tel el Eissa.|
|2.30pm||View the Blockhouse which became an international dressing station during a bloody three day attack by the Australians with wounded from both sides being treated by both German and Australian doctors.|
|3.30pm||Return to coast|
|4.00pm||Set up camp on Mediterranean coast near German memorial|
|5.04pm||Sunset, half moon in the sky|
|6.00pm||Review of battlefield and discussion of the tactical and strategic movements through July to October|
|Overnight in camp|
Friday: Battlefield features
|7.00am||Reveille and breakfast|
|8.00am||Take down tents|
|9.30am||Departure for the battlefield|
|10.00am||View Point 29, part of the thrust north on October 25th that kept the Germans busy while Montgomery planned the final breakout.|
|10.15am||Drive along the Front Line manned by infantry divisions of Australians, Highlanders, New Zealanders and South Africans as far as Mitereiya Ridge.|
|11.00am||Visit Kidney Ridge, memorial to Hans-Joachim Marseille and Tel el Aqqaqir.|
|1.00pm||Drive through the British front lines|
|2.30pm||View the New Zealand July position, Kaponga Box, at the Qarit el Abd which later became an Italian hospital|
|4.00pm||Camp near Naqb Abu Duweis on the edge of the Qattara Depression|
|5.04pm||Sunset / Erect tents|
|Overnight in camp|
|Day 3||Saturday: Ruweisat Ridge, Commonwealth Cemetery and museum|
|7.30am||Take down tents and explore escarpment of the Qattara Depressions|
|9.00am||Drive to Qarit el Himeimat, strategic position held by Italians and attacked by the Free French Brigade that had proved its mettle at Bir Hakeim|
|10.30am||Climb Himeimat to view battlefield|
|11.00am||Drive to through southern section of battlefield|
|12.30pm||View Ruweisat Ridge, crucial vantage point and site of fierce engagements that involved Indian and New Zealand divisions during the fighting that first stopped Rommel in July.|
|1.30pm||View 1942 El Alamein Railway station, still an iconic site|
|2.00pm||Visit Commonwealth Cemetery and the Battle Museum|
|4.00pm||Departure for Cairo|
|7.30pm||Arrive in Cairo|