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Port Said & Suez Canal Private Full-Day Tour

by Elegant Voyage Duration 12h Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveler Price is $142

Witness enormous ships taking a shortcut through the desert at the Suez Canal and enjoy the intimacy of this personalized, private tour. Experience this modern wonder of the world with a boat trip along the canal followed by a tailor-made tour of Port Said and Ismaïlia.

After 10 years of construction, the Suez Canal opened in 1869. Your guide explains how this big development helped to shorten trade routes between Europe and eastern Asia, eliminating the need to navigate around Africa. This artificial sea-level waterway connects the Mediterranean and the Red seas.

Take a boat trip from Port Said to Port Fuad and experience the illusion of cruising through the desert as you pass by the immense sand dunes lining the canal. Your private guide tells you the canal's role in international relations and how it gave rise to Verdi's opera Aida while you admire the highlights of Port Said.

Pause for a delicious seafood lunch before heading to Ismaïlia, known in the country as “The City of Beauty and Enchantment.” Situated on the west bank of the canal, Ismailia Governorate is the capital of the canal region. Hear about its history, which dates back to 1863, and admire its large number of buildings, most of which are still being used by the canal's employees.

Witness enormous ships taking a shortcut through the desert at the Suez Canal and enjoy the intimacy of this personalized, private tour. Experience this modern wonder of the world with a boat trip along the canal followed by a tailor-made tour of Port Said and Ismaïlia.

After 10 years of construction, the Suez Canal opened in 1869. Your guide explains how this big development helped to shorten trade routes between Europe and eastern Asia, eliminating the need to navigate around Africa. This artificial sea-level waterway connects the Mediterranean and the Red seas.

Take a boat trip from Port Said to Port Fuad and experience the illusion of cruising through the desert as you pass by the immense sand dunes lining the canal. Your private guide tells you the canal's role in international relations and how it gave rise to Verdi's opera Aida while you admire the highlights of Port Said.

Pause for a delicious seafood lunch before heading to Ismaïlia, known in the country as “The City of Beauty and Enchantment.” Situated on the west bank of the canal, Ismailia Governorate is the capital of the canal region. Hear about its history, which dates back to 1863, and admire its large number of buildings, most of which are still being used by the canal's employees.

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7:00 AM, Private Port Said & Suez Canal Full-Day Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 12h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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Port Said & Suez Canal Private Full-Day Tour

Activity Location

Suez Canal

Suez

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Cairo City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Cairo


Highlights

  • Artificial sea-level waterway shortening trips since 1869

  • Canal boat ride—feels like cruising through the desert

  • Discovering “The City of Beauty & Enchantment”—Ismaïlia

  • Delicious, local Egyptian seafood lunch

  • Intimacy & personalization of a private tour


Inclusions

  • Private tour of Port Said, Suez Canal, and Ismaïlia

  • Boat tickets from Port Said to Port Fuad

  • Roundtrip transportation via air-conditioned car or minivan to and from your central Cairo hotel

  • Seafood lunch

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Cairo hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.


Port Said & Suez Canal Private Full-Day Tour ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

2.7 out of 5

4/5 Nov 16, 2018

We were picked up from our hotel in Cairo on time driving past parts of new Cairo the drive to Port Said was interesting and informative on the history of the Suez Canal and town We had lunch at a great beachside seafood restaurant and after went to the Commonwealth War Graves at Port Said and paid our respects to our fallen soldiers this site is kept in immaculate condition and a credit to the curator We then drove back to Cairo our hosts Hanna and driver Samir of Elegant voyages were very friendly and knowledgeable and a great day had by all

3/5 May 13, 2018

Yeah it was misleading you did not take a trip down the Suez Canal on a boat or go to ismailia the tour boats down the sewers has not worked since 2011 the advertising for the tour was false the tour guide did tell me there as soon as I got in the car I did have an enjoyable trip but not what I paid for