Algiers is one of the Mediterranean’s most mesmerising cities, a captivating mélange of faded French grandeur and neo-Moorish folly crowned by a legendary casbah.
Were “Alger La Blanche” situated on the northern edge of the Mediterranean, this dazzling euphony of blue and white would be one of Europe’s most sought-after destinations.
Day 01: Arrive in Algiers
Arrive Algiers. Transfer to hotel in central Algiers followed by orientation tour and dinner in former hamman.
Day: 02: Walking tour of central Algiers.
Walking tour of central Algiers including the esplanade (panoramic views of the port, art deco Hotel Safir, National Assembly, neo-Moorish Prefecture), Place des Martyrs (situated at the foot of the casbah and housing 17th century El Djedid Mosque).
Followed by Place Emir Abdelkader (with the famous statue in honour of the founder of Algerian nation) and Grande Poste (Algiers’ quintessential neo-Moorish building, adorned with minarets, triple arches and a vast cupola).
Day: 03: Explore Tipaza and the Tombeau de la Chrétienne.
Whole-day excursion to the Tombeau de la Chrétienne (royal mausoleum of Mauritania, one of North Africa’s most enigmatic archaeological survivals), Tipasa (UNESCO World Heritage site bordering the Mediterranean adorned with a Roman amphitheatre, 4th century basilica, forum, old port and delightful museum) followed by Bastion 23 (Ottoman Palais des Rais converted into art and architecture museum).
Day 04: Tour Anglo-Algiers
Anglo-Algiers including historic Hotel St George (where Eisenhower and Churchill planned allied invasions of southern Europe), series of beautiful white villas constructed by British architect Benjamin Bucknall, Church of the Holy Trinity (memorials commemorating the lives of Algiers’ English residents from 1580 onwards), lunch in historic Hotel Safir (liberated by the British) followed by excursion to Sidi Ferruch (scene of the first landing by the French in 1830 and, in 1942, the site of American landings).
Day 05: Independence, Gardens and Art in Algiers
Monument to the Fallen (constructed in 1982 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Algerian war of independence against France), Museum of the Liberation, Museum of Fine Arts (one of the Mediterranean’s great “undiscovered” art galleries with work by Algerian painters and canvasses by Pissarro, Gauguin and Monet) followed by Jardin d’Essai (vast complex of gardens, including a French and English garden, celebrated for its fine avenue of dragon trees).
Day 06: Islam and Arts and Crafts
Bardo Museum (prehistory and ethnography), Museum of Antiquities and Islamic Arts followed by a visit to the Casbah, including lunch in private home and visits to the mosque and Museum of Arts and Crafts.
Day 07:Day of Leisure and transfers to the Airport.
Time at leisure (bookshops, shopping) followed by transfer to the airport and return journey.
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– Meeting and assistance by our representative.
– Welcome with fresh flower garlands.
– 06 Nights accommodation
– Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners.
– Local English-speaking guide
– All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the program by private vehicle.
– Entrance fees to monuments as per mentioned in the program.
– Transport, Parking, Gasoline & Toll ways.
– All present government taxes.
– International Airfare.
– Tips, gratuities, Portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks, camera/ video camera charges, or any other expenses of a personal nature.
– Visa fees, personal insurance.
– Any item not specified under cost includes.
– Accommodation in good hotels.
– Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.
– Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost.
– Additional nights are available at each place with minimal supplement.
– A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.
– If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.
– Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
– In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surcharge our rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.
– Sometimes, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.
– While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.
– Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.
– In Case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.