Port Said, Egypt - Middle East Cruises

Witness the impressive sight of an abundant vast ships waiting to enter the Suez Canal as you cruise lazily along the fabled Nile. Visit the fascinating National Museum to investigate the dazzling collection of archaeological, prehistoric, and pharaonic pieces. One of the icons of the city, the Lighthouse of Port Said is a beautiful vantage point at the front of the Suez Canal.

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Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Cairo & The Pyramids (PVT two Guests)

    Experience the 'must see' highlights of Cairo on this full day tour, with your own guide and private vehicle.

    Cairo & The Pyramids (PVT two Guests)

    Leaving Port Said by private vehicle, make your way along the desert road non-stop to Cairo. Take a tour of the world's most important collection of Egyptian antiquities in the National Museum. The treasures of the well-known Tutankhamen collection, including his solid gold mask, are the highlight of this popular Cairo museum.

    Enjoy luncheon at a leading Cairo hotel and then continue to the Giza Plateau, where you will be able to see The Great Pyramid of Cheops. Continue down the valley, from where you may gaze upon The Sphinx, carved from solid rock and thought to be a monument to Pharaoh Chephren.

    Round the day off with a visit to a Papyrus Institute, where you can discover the art of making paper from reeds discovered by the ancient Egyptians.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Private tours are non-refundable once confirmed. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability and number of guests in your party. Vehicles with an English-speaking guide, driver and selected itineraries are offered on a 13½ hour basis. No deviations to duration, venues included, departure or return time can be made.

    The tour fare is per vehicle and only one person in the party should book a ticket. The entire cost of the vehicle and tour will be charged to that person’s onboard account and cannot be divided. Once on board, you will receive a request for the names of each individual in your party. We do not match groups of guests to form a private group for the vehicle.

    Vehicles and guides are extremely limited and so early reservation is recommended to avoid disappointment.

    Entrances, luncheon, toilet facilities, photography and video fees are included for the venues incorporated in this tour itinerary.

    Tour code

    PSD_701

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    13½ hours

  • Cairo & The Pyramids (PVT six Guests)

    Experience the 'must see' highlights of Cairo on this full day tour, with your own guide and private vehicle.

    Cairo & The Pyramids (PVT six Guests)

    Leaving Port Said by private vehicle, make your way along the desert road non-stop to Cairo. Take a tour of the world's most important collection of Egyptian antiquities in the National Museum. The treasures of the well-known Tutankhamen collection, including his solid gold mask, are the highlight of this popular Cairo museum.

    Enjoy luncheon at a leading Cairo hotel and then continue to the Giza Plateau, where you will be able to see The Great Pyramid of Cheops. Continue down the valley, from where you may gaze upon The Sphinx, carved from solid rock and thought to be a monument to Pharaoh Chephren.

    Round the day off with a visit to a Papyrus Institute, where you can discover the art of making paper from reeds discovered by the ancient Egyptians.


    This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. Private tours are non-refundable once confirmed. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability and number of guests in your party. Vehicles with an English-speaking guide, driver and selected itineraries are offered on a 13½ hour basis. No deviations to duration, venues included, departure or return time can be made.

    The tour fare is per vehicle and only one person in the party should book a ticket. The entire cost of the vehicle and tour will be charged to that person’s onboard account and cannot be divided. Once on board, you will receive a request for the names of each individual in your party. We do not match groups of guests to form a private group for the vehicle.

    Vehicles and guides are extremely limited and so early reservation is recommended to avoid disappointment.

    Entrances, luncheon, toilet facilities, photography and video fees are included for the venues incorporated in this tour itinerary.

    Tour code

    PSD_702

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    13½ hours

  • Pyramids & Nile Cruise

    A popular option featuring the pyramids, Sphinx and leisurely cruise on the Nile for afternoon tea.

    Pyramids & Nile Cruise

    The ancient Greeks considered the Great Pyramid to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Marvel at the sheer magnitude of the Great Pyramid - estimated to contain 2.5 million tons of stone.

    After viewing the three pyramids from the Western Plateau, visit the solar boat museum which houses the boat that the great pharaohs would have used for his journey to the afterlife, the museum was build over the boat to house this unique artifact. Enjoy free time to explore the pyramids on your own before travelling down the valley to visit the guardian of this mortuary complex, the inscrutable Sphinx with the body of a lion and face of a man.

    Luncheon will be served accompanied with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink at a leading Cairo hotel before a short stop at a Papyrus Institute, where the art of paper making from reeds, will be demonstrated for you.

    Downtown at the banks of the River Nile a luxurious cruise boat awaits to sail you on the same timeless waterway traversed by Pharaohs, Queens and Nobles thousands of years ago. Sit back, relax and enjoy a cruise as you glide past Cairo’s waterfront landmarks. Refreshments of tea with oriental cookies and cakes will be served during the cruise and for your entertainment, a folkloric presentation and belly dancing will take place.


    This excursion will operate by coach, boat and on foot. A flight of 20 stairs leads to the dock for the riverboat. This tour does not include a visit to the Cairo Museum.

    Tour code

    PSD_003

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    13 hours

  • Pyramids, Sphinx & Sakkara

    Travel to the vast necropolis at Sakkara to view Egypt's oldest pyramid. After luncheon, visit the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx.

    Pyramids, Sphinx & Sakkara

    Leaving Port Said travel through expanses of desert sands to the metropolis of Cairo on your way to Egypt's first capital, Memphis, with its ancient cemetery of Sakkara. Here, the world's first monumental stone building, the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, built almost 5,000 years ago still stands. After visiting the complex, continue to one of the Mastabas (funerary chambers) built nearby.

    Returning to Cairo, you can relax and enjoy a sumptuous luncheon at a leading five star hotel. In the afternoon, marvel at the Giza Plateau where the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramids of Giza still stand. A unique view of the three Pyramids from the Western Plateau affords great opportunities for photographs. Having enjoyed the view from this vantage point, your coach will bring you close to the Pyramid of Chephren, where you will have time to explore the site on your own. Continue down the valley to visit the guardian of this mortuary complex, the mysterious Sphinx, watching the passage of time.

    A final stop at the Papyrus Institute will introduce you to the process of paper making from reeds, an art discovered by the Ancient Egyptians. You will have a short time to purchase local handicrafts and papyrus from a selected bazaar.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour does not include a visit to the Cairo Museum. Flash photography is not permitted inside the Mastabas.

    Tour code

    PSD_008

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    13 hours

  • Just the Pyramids

    Visit the highlights of Cairo at a more leisurely pace.

    Just the Pyramids

    Your day will begin with a scenic drive alongside the Suez Canal and the desert road to Cairo. The road is dotted with 'dwelling places’; however none are suitably equipped with comfort facilities, so the journey will be non-stop.

    Step back thousands of years as you view some of the most mysterious structures on earth, the Pyramids of Giza. You will be driven to an elevated site that provides a magnificent panoramic view of the three largest pyramids. The mightiest and most massive, the Great Pyramid of Cheops, is the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World. Walk up close to either Chephren or Mycerinus Pyramid to truly appreciate their size and amazing construction.

    The ravages of nature and man have left the massive Sphinx battered, but unbowed. The lion’s body and head of a man rise from the vast desert sands near the pyramids as an incredible monument to the days of the pharaohs.

    Sit back and reflect on the morning as you enjoy refreshments of a glass of wine or beer and a buffet luncheon in one of Cairo’s leading hotels.

    A short stop will be made at a Papyrus Institute, where the art of paper making from reeds, discovered by the Ancient Egyptians, will be demonstrated for you.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour does not include a visit to the Cairo Museum.

    Tour code

    PSD_007

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    11 hours

  • Cairo & The Pyramids

    Join an English-speaking Egyptologist in a full day tour to the stunning Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, the Pyramids and Sphinx.

    Cairo & The Pyramids

    Leaving Port Said by air-conditioned coach; make your way along the desert road non-stop to Cairo. Driving through the metropolis of Cairo, marvel at this crowded and bustling city and the first stop of the day is right in the heart of the city at Liberty Square. Take a tour of the world's most important collection of Egyptian antiquities in the National Museum. The treasures of the well-known Tutankhamen collection, including his solid gold mask, are a highlight of this popular Cairo museum.

    Enjoy luncheon at a leading Cairo hotel and then continue to the Giza Plateau, where you will be able to see the only remaining wonder of the ancient world, The Great Pyramid of Cheops. You will be given time to explore the pyramids to truly appreciate their size and amazing construction and enjoy panoramic views from the western plateau. Continue down the valley, from where you may gaze upon The Sphinx, carved from solid rock and thought to be a monument to Pharaoh Chephren.

    Round the day off with a visit to a Papyrus Institute, where you will discover the art of making paper from reeds discovered by the ancient Egyptians.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot.

    Tour code

    PSD_001

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    13½ hours

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