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Sail Date: October 2016
booked through Rames tours, bus was dirty. Guide was very knowledgeable
booked through Rames tours, bus was dirty. Guide was very knowledgeable Read Less
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Sail Date: October 2012
Egypt - we joined a cruise critic group and a bus of 30+ went for an overnight into Cairo with Ramses Tours. Ramses included 2 lunches, the hotel and entrance fees to the sites. At $198 each, we felt it was a great value. Cairo is a ... Read More
Egypt - we joined a cruise critic group and a bus of 30+ went for an overnight into Cairo with Ramses Tours. Ramses included 2 lunches, the hotel and entrance fees to the sites. At $198 each, we felt it was a great value. Cairo is a city like no other. The traffic, congestion and smog have to be unmatched by the places frequented by most travelers. Totally unbelievable!!! Seeing the pyramids was certainly a wonderful experience - we crawled under the pyramids in one instance also. The hawkers are unbelievable...we were harassed beyond belief at every turn. They sell you the opportunity to climb up on the pyramid, which is a no no, and sell you the chance to take your picture with them or their camel. Then of course they are selling trinkets...the joke was that everything was one dollar until you got it in your hands...once you are holding something the price automatically jumps to four or five dollars. They are quite sneaky and even a seasoned traveler would have to be on alert. Given the insane traffic, we arrived back 1 hour later than the all aboard time. Thankfully three buses from the cruise tours were even later so the ship did not leave without us. If your overnight includes a night at Le Meridien, I would give it 3 stars by American standards. Certainly functional for the night. People who ate in their restaurant said it was good and was reasonably priced. We brought apples, oranges and rolls from the boat and had a picnic in our room after a hot shower. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2011
Must do: Egyptian Museum & Pyramids of Giza If you can: ride a camel at Giza It's everything you've dreamed of! Get on the camel at Giza, it's fantastic! NO cameras allowed in Egyptian Museum, don't even try
Must do: Egyptian Museum & Pyramids of Giza If you can: ride a camel at Giza It's everything you've dreamed of! Get on the camel at Giza, it's fantastic! NO cameras allowed in Egyptian Museum, don't even try Read Less
Sail Date: January 2011
We took a tour with Ramses and the guide was Islam (not an uncommon name). This was one of the best tour on the whole trip. The guide was very good, easy to understand and full of info. Islam knew where to get the best photos and was happy ... Read More
We took a tour with Ramses and the guide was Islam (not an uncommon name). This was one of the best tour on the whole trip. The guide was very good, easy to understand and full of info. Islam knew where to get the best photos and was happy to take them for you. Cairo is mostly about the pyramids -- they're just like what you've seen in the photos but now you'll be in the photos. Ramses arranged that we'd all get a camel ride and although it was kind of scary on that camel -- it provided some great photos. the tombs at Saqqara have some amazing ancient artwork that I wouldn't have missed for anything. The second day we saw a mosque and the museum. If you ever visited a museum with a King Tut exhibit, that day could be changed for something else -- maybe Alexandria. Definitely a highlight for me. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2010
Awesome. The city that never sleeps. It is so alive....and so polluted. There are no traffic lights or rules....yet there are no accidents. We did a two day excursion with an overnight in Cairo that was totally worth every minute. The ... Read More
Awesome. The city that never sleeps. It is so alive....and so polluted. There are no traffic lights or rules....yet there are no accidents. We did a two day excursion with an overnight in Cairo that was totally worth every minute. The pyramids are awesome and majestic. We saw the light and sound show and it was very interesting to see the pyramids and sphinx all lite up at night. The next day we went to Saqqara and visited the Step pyramid and one of the mastabas. Then onto the Mosque of Mohamed Ali. Memphis was a bit disappointing because there are so few ruins. However, the fallen statute of Ramses (housed) is well worth seeing. Then onto Giza and the great pyramids and sphinx. Our tour guide was exceptional and explaining everything. The vendors were out in full force, but we followed our guide's advice to ignore them and not take anything they offered to us (just let it fall) and we were left alone. It worked. If you have the opportunity, this is definitely a trip worth taking. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2010
I chose to go to Cairo from Port Said. It was very interesting going through the city. We went by convoy almost to Cairo (which is aa 2 hour bus ride). Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us information off and on the entire trip. ... Read More
I chose to go to Cairo from Port Said. It was very interesting going through the city. We went by convoy almost to Cairo (which is aa 2 hour bus ride). Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us information off and on the entire trip. Sakkara (or Saqqara) was interesting as the step pyramid was unique. We were asked if we wanted to go in the pyramid which was an additional cost. It is very claustrophobic. You bend down and walk inside heading down then small area to stand up quickly and you bend down again to walk up to the inner chamber. In the inner chamber there is nothing but a guard and and external coffin where the sarcophagus would have been. You can not take your camera and really nothing to see - but if you want to see the inside of a pyramid then pay the $2 or so to see it. It may not be open forever. Our guide also told us that he had someone set up for camel rides and pictures at the pyramids. We paid $1.00 for a picture and $3. for a ride. Use someone that the guide recommends or that is prearranged with them. Some travellers ended up being told it would be $2 - $4 but when they got on the camels were advised they would have to pay more to get off and had too. The food was very good at the hotel. Tour was great and our guide was available for questions on the way back however most of us were too exhausted and slept. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2010
You dock in Port Said and drive for at least 3 hours to Giza in a long caravan of all the private guides and cruise buses together in line behind armed guards in jeeps, rifles in their arms. Suddenly, behind apartment buildings, there ... Read More
You dock in Port Said and drive for at least 3 hours to Giza in a long caravan of all the private guides and cruise buses together in line behind armed guards in jeeps, rifles in their arms. Suddenly, behind apartment buildings, there are the pyramids! We had private guide from Ramses and he was terrific. It was over 120 degrees and he had the air-conditioned car picking us up and moving us all around the site. He had water for us and we really needed it! Use sunscreen, a hat, and bring LOTS OF DOLLAR BILLS. You need to give a dollar to the child who pulls your camel,(DO take a ride! It is a HOOT!), to the woman who hands you toilet paper, etc. The word for tip is :BAKSHEESH and you will hear it often. The Sphinx is unbelievable. There is just nothing like it. This was the most exciting site we have been to yet. Spend time there. The people on the ship's excursion were herded through very quickly and that was a shame. We went to the Antiquities Museum and the King Tut exhibit and the Mummy Room. It was quite a memorable trip. We were going to the Bazaar but we were cutting it too close to the ship's leaving time so we skipped it. Cairo traffic is unbelievable: imagine three lanes that become five or six at any given moment, with no lights or stop signs, and people walking in front of speeding cars everywhere- and trucks with 6 men and young boys hanging onto the rear wall. It took over 3 1/2 hours to return to the ship. Warning: we brought sandwiches to eat in the car for this one port;we did not do an overnight. We met several people who did and got very very sick from the food. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2010
Can you go to Egypt and not see the pyramids? The problem is that everyone else is also there and there is a lot of panhandling. You can ignore it, or participate and laugh about it later.
Can you go to Egypt and not see the pyramids? The problem is that everyone else is also there and there is a lot of panhandling. You can ignore it, or participate and laugh about it later. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2010
We did the overnight in Cairo. As expected, Egypt is filthy and there is plenty of pollution in Cairo. We saw the pyramids as we entered the city limits, but by early afternoon it was too hazy to see them anymore. Our first day was a ... Read More
We did the overnight in Cairo. As expected, Egypt is filthy and there is plenty of pollution in Cairo. We saw the pyramids as we entered the city limits, but by early afternoon it was too hazy to see them anymore. Our first day was a near-disaster. The bus ride to Cairo is about 2.5 hours and the toilet on our bus was practically an emergency-only facility. (Our guide was a "modern" woman, an Egyptologist who was full of fascinating information and didn't sugar-coat her country's shortfalls, but also was very proud of its accomplishments.) Once we reached Cairo, our fist stop was to the alabaster mosque of Mohammad Ali. It is beautiful on the outside, but mosques are considerably less elaborate on the inside than Christian cathedrals. The first thing we realized about our guide is that it is imperative that you keep up with her as she plies you with information, then is off in a flash to the next point of interest, never looking back to see if her group is still with her! We had a few elderly people in our group, so this became quite a problem for them. The Egyptian museum was quite impressive, although extremely crowded with people (I would hate to see how crowded it is during peak season!). We mostly took in the King Tut exhibit, which was incredible. Wish we had had time to see more of the museum. Next: check into our hotel and have lunch. We arrived with the rest of the NCL tour buses slated to stay at this hotel (which was, BTW, an impressive, less than 1 year old 5-star hotel). There was a buffet lunch spread on a large patio and tables set up with bus numbers on them. Our group ended up with only two tables instead of four, so our guide had to scramble to correct the problem. Needless to say, we were all tired and hungry by this time (it was 2:30 p.m.), and not pleased by the seeming lack of organization. We were allowed to rest until 5:30, then whisked away to our dinner cruise on the Nile (nobody was hungry since we had just eaten lunch!). This was a joke. Again, there was confusion as to where our group's tables were set up! No other bus was having this problem! Once situated, our tables had water but no drinking glasses. It took almost the entire cruise to have this rectified! The food was nothing special and the music that accompanied the traditional and belly dancing was excruciatingly loud. To end the Nile cruise, the musicians sang renditions of "Feelings" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You." The papyrus institute was interesting and we didn't feel too pressured into buying (although we did purchase some prints). The final stop for the first day was the Sound and Light show at the pyramids. I was tired by that time and I thought the whole thing was a little hokey. The second day was so much better. We first went to Sakara to see the stair-step pyramids (older than the Giza pyramids). Then to Memphis to see the fallen statue of Ramses (very cool!) and other statues and sarcophagi found in the area. And then off to the Giza Pyramids and Great Sphinx up close. It was an amazing feeling to be so close to such ancient structures. Be prepared: the vendors and other profiteers in the area are very, very aggressive. They will try and offer to take your picture for free, then demand money to give your camera back. Or certain camel rides will take you out a ways and then demand money to bring you back. If I were to do this again, I would choose two day trips -- one to Cairo to see the pyramids, Memphis and possibly the museum, and the other to explore Alexandria. You can skip the Nile cruise, sound and light show and Mohammad Ali's mosque. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2010
The port is Alexandria, but we took the NCL Overnight to Cairo. We would recommend joining with other CCers and go in a smaller group for the same itinerary for less money. First, we saw everything that we wanted to see in and around Cairo ... Read More
The port is Alexandria, but we took the NCL Overnight to Cairo. We would recommend joining with other CCers and go in a smaller group for the same itinerary for less money. First, we saw everything that we wanted to see in and around Cairo and it definitely met expectations. We really enjoyed seeing the pyramids and the sphinx. Seeing them lit at night was especially impressive. They were the reason we took this cruise in the first place and they did not disappoint. The hotel was great and the two lunches were very good. Our guide Mondur was very very good. He was great a communicating about Egypt and preparing us for dealing with people at the sites (See note below). That hits the 'pros' of the NCL tour. Here are our the cons as we found them. Day one we visited a mosque and the Antiquities museum. One of these should be dropped if not both. There are some very interesting items at the museum and more time there might have been nice, but why put that before going to what people have really signed up to see? After lunch and checking in at the hotel, we headed to the sound and light show. The problem was it was not dark enough when it started to see any of the projections, so for the first half hour it was just a sound show. The good thing was, you got to see the sphinx and the pyramids in the background. But after that (now 7PM after a 6:30AM departure from the ship) we still had a stop at a Papyrus making demo and shop and a dinner cruise. While we thought the Papyrus making stop was interesting and nice shopping, but at the end of a long day was not the best time. The final stop was a dinner cruise on the Nile. Everyone was very tired, the food was very average, the entertainment was the same and there were no views to speak of from the boat. Our group was slowed by low mobility travelers which we likely be someday, but we hope they will group us only with similar passengers so we do not slow down others. Important Note: Beware the vendors at all of the sites in Cairo. They are very in your face and do not relent easily. They have many tricks that your guide should explain to you how to deal with. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2010
Alexandria\Cairo We were delayed for 5 hours at this port. ARGH! Very frustrating. Booked a tour with Ayman the guide. (NCL was $500 for the 2 day-hotel included pp, ours was $100 per person plus $40 entrance fees and $60 for hotel-$150 ... Read More
Alexandria\Cairo We were delayed for 5 hours at this port. ARGH! Very frustrating. Booked a tour with Ayman the guide. (NCL was $500 for the 2 day-hotel included pp, ours was $100 per person plus $40 entrance fees and $60 for hotel-$150 pp)He was fantastic. He was happy and did not seem put out at all for having to wait. The driver was happy too. He was very personable before (with emails) and on the trip. He was an open book and we felt comfortable asking any question about him, his personal life, culture, religious views, political views, etc. He was knowledgable and made sure we were happy and satisfied with each stop. We skipped the Mosque because of our delay and it was closing. Went to the Egyptian Museum. We weren't sure we wanted to go there, but so glad we did. Ayman showed us the highlights. We spent most of our time with King Tut's exhibit and then wandered on our own. This was a great place to take pictures outside in front of the museum. People of all walks of life were there. Great memories. We also bought papyrus\banana leaf pictures here for $1 each...gifts for the kids teachers. We then went to the Khan el-Kahlili market. We went into the mosque there and enjoyed our shopping experience. I could have spent hours and hours here, but it was the championship soccer game between Egypt and Ghana and we were strongly advised we needed to get to our hotel before the end of the game. We got what we needed and Ayman was extremely helpful in getting us great prices: camel w\real fur for $6, soccer shirt $5, t-shirt $6, pashmina shawls for $2.25 (I bought 15 for friends at home), head beads for my girls $1. We were happy. Man were we very happy to be home before the end of the game. Egypt won, and there was celebrating like we've never seen before. It was so fun to see. 1000's of fans in the streets waving flags, blowing whistles, lighting aerosol cans with fire, the streets were packed. I guess everyone was very excited and the celebrating continued until 3am. We stayed at the City View hotel which was not your 4 star hotel, but a great experience. The staff took us out and showed us where the atm was, about 3 blocks away. We ate dinner at a fast food place called Felfella chicken shwarma $1.50, lentil soup .60, rice pudding .60, drinks .60. It was great. We walked around with the crowds for a while and then thought it best to get back. Enjoyed the Internet at the hotel to connect with the kids. Breakfast was included with our hotel price. Simple but tasty...breads, pastries, cheese, cucumber, tomato, eggs, fruit, etc. When Ayman came to the lobby to get us, he mentioned this was a great hotel for the price and location...compared to others he had seen. Visited the Saqqara pyramids, walked down to the tomb chamber. Easy climb, just climb in backwards. Ayman was terrific with his explanations and insight. Off to Giza. Loved taking pictures along the way of locals, donkey carts, kids playing, shops... The pyramids were awesome and the camel ride a must, the sphinx so cool. We felt like we had the place to ourselves. It was so deserted. Loved that! Bought a few more trinkets and then Ayman took us to another place for lunch. We ate falafel sandwiches and visited on our 3 hour trip back. Again, we talked with him non-stop and he was so gracious. Highly recommended. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2009
All I can say is wow. We use Wedjat.com for a private tour overnight in Cairo. It was much cheaper than the cruise line. We had a great hotel. Ask for Hanaa and had Mohamad as our guide. Absolutly the best.
All I can say is wow. We use Wedjat.com for a private tour overnight in Cairo. It was much cheaper than the cruise line. We had a great hotel. Ask for Hanaa and had Mohamad as our guide. Absolutly the best. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2009
The guide (Celebrity Excursion)on our trip to the Pyramids ripped all of us off for an additional 5 Euros, but gave it back after he was caught in his scheme! Though we traveled in Egypt with an armed security man, he was asleep portions ... Read More
The guide (Celebrity Excursion)on our trip to the Pyramids ripped all of us off for an additional 5 Euros, but gave it back after he was caught in his scheme! Though we traveled in Egypt with an armed security man, he was asleep portions of the trip, and on the phone constantly and I thought that he was worthless. Cairo? Whew what a cesspool! The Pyramids? Ahh...I finally saw them! Read Less
Sail Date: January 2009
This is a very interesting place to visit. armed guard on the buses and they all go to the pyramids together...it is a long way to the pyramids but worth it. They are incredible to see and touch. However be prepared for continuous ... Read More
This is a very interesting place to visit. armed guard on the buses and they all go to the pyramids together...it is a long way to the pyramids but worth it. They are incredible to see and touch. However be prepared for continuous harassment from the venders at the pyramids - they are EVERYWHERE and you can't get away from them. We couldn't even carry on a conversation it was so bad. and don't even think about a camel ride - some it cost $50 to get off and some $100 to get OFF....if you take a picture of one and their owners see you they harass you for money. It was very unpleasant there because of the harassment but evidently no one cares enough to stop it. I heard one lady was let in the restroom but because she didn't have egyptian pounds they wouldn't let her out until someone from her bus went and got her out. Be ware but definitely go and enjoy the best you can. The hotel buffet is great and NO Mummy Tummy for us. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2009
We decided to go with DeCastro tours because of several recommendations on cruise critic. At first we were a little concerned because we had opted not to take the ship's tour and if anything happened we would be stranded in Egypt. We ... Read More
We decided to go with DeCastro tours because of several recommendations on cruise critic. At first we were a little concerned because we had opted not to take the ship's tour and if anything happened we would be stranded in Egypt. We were pleasantly surprised by the very personal service we received and DeCastro exceeded our expectations. We wanted to have just a family tour so the cost was a little higher than the larger group , but we had a large minivan all to ourselves. We had a wonderful and personable driver, Ahmed and a well informed guide, named Rasha. At every stop we made, DeCastro's representative was there to meet us and make sure we were on schedule. Our hotel was 5 stars with a balcony view of the pyramids. Our Nile River dinner was great. We saw belly dancers, whirling dervishes and a traditional band. People from the ship's tour complained about their dinner and they paid a lot more than we did. The Pyramids and the Sphinx were just incredible and the highlight of the overnight. Wish we could have had more time in the Egyptian museum. Did not like the Khan el Khalili bazaar. The vendors were way too aggressive for me. We would love to go back on a Nile River cruise to see Luxor and the Valley of the kings. Read Less
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Sail Date: November 2016
the port of call was cancelled by the ship 1 day after final payment was due - kind of underhanded. Took a private trip to Cairo after the cruise ended - it is a city to be experienced!
the port of call was cancelled by the ship 1 day after final payment was due - kind of underhanded. Took a private trip to Cairo after the cruise ended - it is a city to be experienced! Read Less
Sail Date: October 2011
Interesting, good museum, however no cameras allowed anywhere in Egppt Antiquities Museum. King Tut's floor is a must see. At Pyramids beware of Camel Rides. They will get you up on a camel, then not let you down unless you pay ... Read More
Interesting, good museum, however no cameras allowed anywhere in Egppt Antiquities Museum. King Tut's floor is a must see. At Pyramids beware of Camel Rides. They will get you up on a camel, then not let you down unless you pay additional. Egyptian Hotels served very good food. Egyptian people were very friendly and loving to all tourists. They are really hurting economically since the reveloution due to less tourism. We tipped them well to help out !! Read Less
Sail Date: September 2011
The Cairo Museum is a must, there is so much to see that you could spend two days in there. you get a couple of hours in a packed inferno of commotion. You are supplied with 'whispers' radio headphones and the guide therefore has ... Read More
The Cairo Museum is a must, there is so much to see that you could spend two days in there. you get a couple of hours in a packed inferno of commotion. You are supplied with 'whispers' radio headphones and the guide therefore has your ear at least. Far too rushed and chaotic, you are told when you can pee and when you cannot - I'm not joking! You get 10 min to do your own thing- that includes the toilet and the optional mummy tours that cost an extra £16. These exhibitions are at opposite sides of the museum ( 2 displays). Well worth seeing- even if you are 5 min late to get back! Astonishing to see these preserved icons of Egyptian history. Giza pyramids follow on from the Cairo tour. Well worth a visit, I went inside one to have a look and feel of the internal atmosphere, cost an extra £7 but worth it to me. You need to be able to negotiate a steep ramp stairway while bent over, only takes 10min but you see internal chambers, and a segregated tomb section.surprisingly cool inside. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2010
The scale of it all, the awesomeness of the place. What can I say. It was incredible. We went with a private operator, Ramsees, who took us around in a small bus and kept us ahead of the crowds and minimized the heat. Our guide, Kareem, ... Read More
The scale of it all, the awesomeness of the place. What can I say. It was incredible. We went with a private operator, Ramsees, who took us around in a small bus and kept us ahead of the crowds and minimized the heat. Our guide, Kareem, was fantastic and flexible to the needs of our group. Don't expect things to be clean, though. Take lots have hand sanitizer and don't eat the fruit or drink the water. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2010
We did the museum and pyramids.Takes 3.5 hours from Ashood on the ships tour with an armed escort,but that's nothing to worry about.Cairo is a dump,with litter everywhere.The guide will charge you £16 pp to see the mummys,because ... Read More
We did the museum and pyramids.Takes 3.5 hours from Ashood on the ships tour with an armed escort,but that's nothing to worry about.Cairo is a dump,with litter everywhere.The guide will charge you £16 pp to see the mummys,because they say there will be a big queue to get tickets to see them.There wasn't any queue at all when we went in there,but you have to pay in Egyptian pounds equivalent to about £11. Pyramids are good but lots of hassle from traders.Lunch on this trip was superb,in fact the best that we have ever had on a trip on any cruise line.It's a long day(about 13 hours)but hey,if you are in Egypt you've got to see the Pyramids.They take you to a papyrus shop after the pyramids to try to get you to part with some money.It's quite interesting but wouldn't do it again.The tour guide on the ship told us before we started to remember that NOTHING IN EGYPT IS FREE.How right he was.Even as you leave the ship there is a queue of traders "giving"you a bag with Egypt on it,then a few yards on there's another chap asking you for money for it. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2010
Cairo - Loads of tours on offer - we took 'Classic Cairo' £120 a head. 2 and a half hour drive to Cairo in comfy air-con bus. Guide excellent. Got to Cairo museum - chaos ensued. No car park, - so dropped at the entrance with ... Read More
Cairo - Loads of tours on offer - we took 'Classic Cairo' £120 a head. 2 and a half hour drive to Cairo in comfy air-con bus. Guide excellent. Got to Cairo museum - chaos ensued. No car park, - so dropped at the entrance with 10million other people. Queued to get in (price included in tour), all the while trying to keep site of the rest of the group/tour guide. Given audio guide to hear the tour guide as she walked us throught the museum. Absolutely PACKED - could hardly see the tour guide never mind what exhibit she was talking about. No fun. After an hour in the very hot (no air con) museum, we were given 20 mins to ourselves to go in and see Tutenkamun's face mask and coffins. Absolutely amazing to see - made up for the previous hour. Then a mad dash to find out way back to the meeting point to then exit and wait for our bus to arrive for us all to jump on. Note - you must leave cameras and video equipment on the bus, as not allowed in museum - very strict (metal detectors, armed guards). Driver stays on bus while you are in the museum so your stuff is safe with him. Then drove to a 'posh' hotel for lunch - buffet style. Very nice, just don't eat anything raw like salad. Then drove to Giza Pyramids, 5 mins away. Highlight of the holiday for us - absolutely amazing. About 1 hour free time to wander about and take photos. All on the flat - no climbing. Local 'arabs' will offer to stand beside you for a photo - hunt them as they will expect a tip. Although busy, not too crowded. Bus then moved you (2 mins) to another side of the Pyramids for another hour of free time. Then a 5 min journey to the Sphynx. 1/2 hour there, then back on the bus. At some point, the bus will take you for a 45 min stop at a 'Papyrus' shop for a 'demonstration'. Extortinate. Note - the Cruise ship will strongly advise you to buy their bottled water before you go on the tour as you will die a horrific slow painful death if you buy the local bottled water. Costs $4.54 a litre bottle on board. Rip-off - the buses have a supply of chilled sealed bottled water and cans of coke (both free). Plenty to go round. Then 2 and a half hour drive back to ship. Although expensive, really glad we did it. No way could you do it on your own. Others took the Cairo trip that included a sail on the nile. They all thought it was rubbish. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2010
We docked in Port Said. We arranged to have our own guide for the day. This allowed us to spend as much time as we wanted at the Pyramids. It also allowed us to visit the Solar Boat Museum. Since you're driving over three hours each ... Read More
We docked in Port Said. We arranged to have our own guide for the day. This allowed us to spend as much time as we wanted at the Pyramids. It also allowed us to visit the Solar Boat Museum. Since you're driving over three hours each way from the port, we only had a limited amount of time at the Egyptian Museum and no time for other sites. If I had to do it over again, I would still choose to do it this way versus on a bus tour where you're allowed a few quick minutes to see the Pyramids. Plus the price is about the same. Read Less

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