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Pompey's Pillar: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Alexandria: Full-Day Guided Tour of Historical Sights

1. From Alexandria: Full-Day Guided Tour of Historical Sights

Follow your guide through the remnants of a bygone era in the historic city of Alexandria on this tour. Have the option of choosing a group option without entrance tickets, a private tour option with entrance tickets, and a private tour option with entrance tickets and a delicious lunch. Begin your tour with convenient pickup from your accommodation in Alexandria. Relax in an air-conditioned vehicle on the way to the marble Roman amphitheater of Kom El-Deka, which once accommodated over 800 visitors. Stroll through the garden and see the mosaic floors of the baths and villas. Visiting the ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman architectural excellence showcased at the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, which was one of the seven wonders of the Medieval Ages. Behold the catacombs which contain several Alexandrian tombs. Head to the Roman triumphal column in Alexandria, Pompey's Pillar. Stop for a lunch break at a local restaurant. Snap some photos with an outside photo stop at the Library of Alexandria, one of the largest and most renowned archives in the ancient world. Continue to one of the longest surviving seven wonders of the ancient world, the Citadel of Qaitbay, a 15th-century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean coast. Return to your accommodation in Alexandria.

From Cairo: El Alamein and Alexandria Guided Day Tour

2. From Cairo: El Alamein and Alexandria Guided Day Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Cairo for the day and immerse yourself in Egypt's history on this day trip. Get picked up from your hotel in Cairo in the morning and travel to El Alamein where you will discover World War II remains and cemeteries. Head to the Military Museum and admire a variety of weapons, military garbs, and tanks. Continue your tour with a visit to the WWII Cemeteries, located on the west of the town, on a small peninsula overlooking the sea. In the afternoon, drive to Alexandria where you will see Pompay’s Pillar. Next, head to Qaitbay Citadel and admire the impressive architecture of this 15th-century fortress.  Finish your tour with a visit to the catacombs, the largest Roman cemetery in existence. Get dropped off back at your hotel in the evening.

Alexandria: Self-guided Audio Tour on Your Phone

3. Alexandria: Self-guided Audio Tour on Your Phone

Waltz in the city of Alexandria with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the most iconic landmarks of Alexandria. Start your tour from the Citadel of Qaitbay and continue to meet the Al Mursi Abu Al-Abbas Mosque, get acquainted with the Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue, and be fascinated by Pompey's Pillar. This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace the city tour of Alexandria with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

From Cairo or Giza: Alexandria Day Tour with Tickets

4. From Cairo or Giza: Alexandria Day Tour with Tickets

Visit the Catacombs of Kom El-Shokafa, an underground necropolis, built by the Greeks and the Romans in Alexandria during the last century BC and the 1st century AD. The necropolis is of three levels all are found under the ground, and some of the sarcophaguses are decorated. Watch the carved walls and the mixed art that found nowhere in Egypt except in Alexandria. Discover the whole complete story with the guide and take the best photos. Discover Pompey's Pillar a triumphal column built at the 3rd century AD, to honor the name of the Roman Emperor Augustus Diocletian. Later on, a temple dedicated to the local God Serapis was built around the area. We can still see the remains of this temple all around the area. The Pillar found in the middle, is the tallest and the heaviest found in front of a Temple. Discover the whole complete story with the guide and take the best photos. Visit Alexandria Library, a huge modern construction inaugurated in 2002, that was built nearby the place of the famous original Alexandria library. In 1988 UNESCO and the UNDP have worked together until the inauguration day. It was inaugurated by the Egyptian former president Mubarak. The bibliotheque of Alexandria has the biggest reading library hall found in Egypt of seven levels plus four conference halls, planetarium, and seven modern art galleries. Discover the whole place with the guide and take the best photos. Visit Qaitbay Citadel, it was built by Sultan Qaitbay at the 15th century AD, to protect the country and the Muslim Mamluk dynasty from the Ottoman (Turkish) threaten. The Citadel was built at the same place of Alexandria famous Lighthouse. The Citadel have been totally restored. Enjoy the Mediterranean sea view from above the citadel. Discover the whole complete story with the guide and take the best photos.

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What people are saying about Pompey's Pillar

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Nesrine was our guide for the day. It is with passion and professionalism that she told us in great detail the history of the city and of Egypt in general. She was able to satisfy our curiosity and was very good advice. We had the privilege of having a private driver throughout the day which was particularly pleasant. We highly recommend this experience!! Thank you

Mahmoud Mohammed Emam was an absolutely incredible guide! He was super informative and clearly demonstrated that he was passionate about the ancient and more current history of Egypt. There is a bit of travel involved in this trip, but Alexandria is a neat city and the history of El Alamein as a turning point in WW2 is awesome. I definitely recommend this tour!

This is an amazing tour!!! Our guide Heba (may have misspelled her name) was extremely educated and so accommodating!! She knew all of her history and more!! We needed to make a train and she made sure we had every bit of knowledge we wanted. She was perfect!!! The tour was perfect and I’d do it all again given the chance!

Today was really great! Our tour guide Mohammed Doma was very knowledgeable and he was very kind to us. He answered any questions we had and the tours were amazing! Thank you for such a great experience for my family

First time I bought an audio tour. She was very good and I saw the city at my own pace.