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Private Customizable Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo
"Your guide will pick you up at 7am for the drive to Alexandria (about 3 hours) by a private modern a/c van (WiFi on board). Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great in 334 B.C and remained capital of Egypt for about 1000 years. Now it is the second biggest city and the biggest seaport in Egypt.Choose your favorite four items out of this list for a customized tour - simply tell your private tour guide at the start of the tour what you would like to see:Libr Pharos)National Museum of AlexandriaRoman theater (Roman Amphitheater)Gardens and palaces of MontazahIncluded in this tour is lunch of fresh seafood of the Mediterranean and enough time for pictures with professional advice. At the end
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Private Guided Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo
"Founded by Alexander the Great in 334 B.C. and capital of Egypt for about 1000 years Alexandria was one of the most important cities of the Mediterranean and was second only to Rome. Now it is the second biggest city of Egypt and the biggest city bordering the Mediterranean. Your guide will pick you up from your accommodation at 7am with Pompey's pillar and the Serapium (the temple of god Serapis) the Fort of Qaitbay (the site of the ancient lighthouse Pharos) the Roman amphitheater and the New Library of Alexandria. Lunch in a seafood restaurant is included. At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel."
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Private day tour to Alexandria From Cairo
"Start your private day tour excursion at 7am as you meet your private tour guide in the lobby of your hotel to get on your private modern van (WiFi on board) and move to Alexandria (3 hours drive) when you get there you will explore the mysterious Catacombs of Kom el Shogafa (one of the seven wonders of the Middle Ages) Pompey's pillar and the remains of the Serapeum temple around it wonder at the majestic fort of Qaitbay that was built at the site of the ancient lighthouse of Alexandria (Pharos) overlooking the Mediterranean.Then visit the outstanding Bibliotheca Alexandrina that was built near the site of the old oneLunch i"""This private tour is the one for visiting Alexandria
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Pompey's Pillar Tips (21)

Pompeii Pillar

Pompeii PillarAll that remains of this huge temple is one huge red granite pillar, two sphinx and some ruins.The temple was built in 207AD for the Roman Emperor Diocletian . It is called Pompeii’s...
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easterntrekker
Apr 06, 2010

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It was a close call, this could have been in 'Tourist Traps'. It's pretty well advertised as such, and expecting little I took a walk and investigated. Talking a walk through a new city with a...
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TheLongTone
Jan 11, 2010

Sphynx Down Below

You will see the Sphynx down below the Pompey's Pillar which adds to the beautiful monument. I have seen a pair of this statue which I guess looks well maintained and made the pillar one of the best...
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freddie18
Dec 27, 2008

Pompey's Pillar - So High & Historical

This monument is located at the Roman-Greek Monument site in Alexandria Egypt. The Pompey's Pillar as you can see in the photos I posted here is approximately 25m high and 9m circumference. Its height...
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freddie18
Nov 16, 2008

Pompey's Pillar

There is a hill littered with the remains of ancient walls in the southwest of the city, near the large Arab cemetery. Alexandria's largest ancient monument, Pompey's Pillar, stands there. It is...
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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Dec 09, 2007

Pompey Pilar

Pompey's pillar, made of pink granite, is 30m tall and built amidst the ruins of the Serapium in 297 A.D. in honor of Emperor Diocletian originally from the Temple of Serapis. Nearby are subterranean...
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mary2u99
May 12, 2007

Great Pillar For The People Respect

This Pillar was made by Alexandria people as a gift to DIQLEDYANOUS (I hope I spell it right) for his forgiveness after the failed people revolution in Roman time of Alexandria. The entrance fee was...
pangtidor
Mar 16, 2007

Pompey Pillar

There is nothing much to see at this place a part from a big pillar maybe erected during roman time.The place a bit remote and burning hot during summer specially around the pillar area.However,going...
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exeteur
Sep 13, 2006

Pompeys Piller

This pillar is all that remains of a huge temple. No doubt, if the entire temple remained, it would bring in scores of visitors. The temple of Serapis was built in Roman times.The site was currently...
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sswagner
Jul 13, 2006

Pompey's Pillar

The admission fee is 10 EGP (May 2006). The area is not big and there is only a pillar and Sphinex and some ruins which are non-reconogisable. I suggest you saving that 10 EGP for something else. Not...
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Sambawalk
May 28, 2006

Pompey's Pillar

I saw the tall red granite column called Pompey?s Pillar from the road when I walked to the catacombs. I did not enter and did not do so when I walked back either. I looked through the gate at the...
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MalenaN
Oct 19, 2005

Pompey's Pillar

The Site:Alexandria Serapeum.The Monument:A column raised in 300 A.D. in honour of Emperor Diocletian, who saved the city of Alexandria from a frightful famine.On the western side of the column is...
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sayedaburas
May 15, 2005
 
 
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fort of Qaitbey

The citadel also known as fort Qaitbey is an impressive building, but what made it somehow magic for me was the fact that here the ancent lighthouse of Alexandria was located. The forth was built in...
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Montazah palace and gardens

We had taken a picnic lunch - and lots of water because it was 30 degrees in October - and found a quiet spot to sit down and eat. After we finished eating we walked towards the beach. There is a path...
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Anfushi tombs

The Anfushi tombs These limestone tombs, which date from about 250 BC, are painted to simulate alabaster and marble. They are decorated with pictures of Egyptian gods and daily life, along with...
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