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Private Tour to Port Said and the Suez Canal
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Witness enormous ships taking what appears to be a shortcut through the desert at the Suez Canal. Experience this modern wonder of the world for yourself with a boat trip along the canal followed by a tour of Port Said and Ismailia.
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The Suez Canal was opened in 1869 to shorten trade routes by allowing ships to sail between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. As tankers follow the route, it seems as if they are cruising through the desert, an illusion created by the immense sand dunes lining the canal. Let your private guide explain the canal's role in international relations and how it gave rise to Verdi's operaAida.

Enjoy a short boat trip along its banks then let your guide show you the highlights of Port Said, built to house men working on the Suez Canal and now considered a summer resort. Complete your day with a tour of the bustling city of Ismailia.

Inclusions :
  • Private tour to Port Said to view the Suez Canal
  • Boat trip from Port Said to Port Fouad
  • City tour of Port Said
  • Lunch consisting of local seafood
  • City tour of Ismailia
  • English-speaking guide
  • Private roundtrip transportation via air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off

13 hours


Departure time and location:
7 AM; the lobby of your hotel

Return time and location:
8 PM; your hotel

Tours operate with a minimum of two participants. If you hold an American passport, please contact Elegant Voyage at least 24 hours before the scheduled start time of your tour (contact information is located on your voucher[s]). Local law requires American citizens receive an escort in the Sinai area. Beverages and gratuity are not included in the listed price. Elegant Voyage can provide French or Spanish-speaking guides subject to availability. Please call ahead to arrange this. The order in which you visit the attractions may vary.
Redemption instructions

After booking your activities or services—3 easy steps
1. Print
your voucher(s); locate the voucher(s) in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Take all vouchers with you.
3. Follow the instructions on your voucher; you must exchange one voucher per person.

How to exchange your voucher(s)
Please call Elegant Voyage at least 48 hours in advance of the day you wish to take the tour to arrange your pick-up location and time; the customer service number will appear on your printed voucher(s). Hotel pick-up and drop-off is available for hotels in Cairo only. Please present your voucher(s) to your guide upon hotel pick-up.