One-day trip to Algiers. Departure from the hotel at 8:30 am for a day tour of the capital, “Algiers la Blanche”. We start the visit by the Casbah (classified as a World Heritage Site), the Citadel, the residence of Dey in the upper Casbah, then crossing walk through the narrow streets, stop at artisans, the house-museum of the heroes of the “Battle of Algiers” (1957), the Ketchaoua mosque (outside), the Pasha palace built-in 1798 in the lower Casbah, is an exceptional architectural wealth. It houses the museum of miniature, illumination, and calligraphy and the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions (domestic life, housing, clothing …).
Continuation to the basilica of “Notre Dame d’Afrique”, a great panorama of the city and the bay. Then departure for lunch either at the Casbah in a guest house or in a restaurant in the modern quarter of the capital around the “Grande Poste” (neo-Moorish architecture), the most emblematic monument of Algiers.
In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Antiquities and Islamic Arts located in Liberty Park, which is the oldest museum in Algeria. It covers the history of art in Algeria for 2500 years, then the Bardo museum (a former residence built in the 18th century) and the Moorish villa- a museum of prehistory and ethnography.
Continuation of the visit to the Monument dedicated to the martyrs of the Algerian revolution (1954-1962), and nearby the army museum which traces the history of the country from the Numidian era to the present day. If time permits, before returning to the hotel, stop at the El Djazair ex Saint Georges hotel for a tea break on the terrace overlooking its botanical garden, dinner, and overnight in Algiers. (B, L, D)