Cairo (Port Said) City Tour Excursion Reviews

Learn about the dynamic history of the city of Cairo, as well as its ancient secrets.
Really did not like Cairo—so dirty and depressed looking.
Sail Date: August 2018
Really did not like Cairo—so dirty and depressed looking. And armed. This tour included the Egyptian Museum, which was the best part of the tour—a terrific selection. I’d given that 4 or 5 stars if it were on it’s own, but we only ... Read More
Really did not like Cairo—so dirty and depressed looking. And armed. This tour included the Egyptian Museum, which was the best part of the tour—a terrific selection. I’d given that 4 or 5 stars if it were on it’s own, but we only had half an hour to visit there. The tour guide was knowledgeable, but not super-organized. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Went to Egyptian Museum and Alabaster Mosque; Needed a little more time at the museum; Could have ...
Sail Date: March 2018
Went to Egyptian Museum and Alabaster Mosque; Needed a little more time at the museum; Could have skipped Alabaster Mosque. There is supposed to be one that is a lot prettier.
Went to Egyptian Museum and Alabaster Mosque; Needed a little more time at the museum; Could have skipped Alabaster Mosque. There is supposed to be one that is a lot prettier. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
I arranged for Uniworld to drop me off at the Egyptian museum.
Sail Date: December 2017
I arranged for Uniworld to drop me off at the Egyptian museum. I paid to see the museum, the Royal mummies, and camera use ($20). A guide quickly approached me and I engaged him for one hour at the cost of about $11 dollars. I learned a ... Read More
I arranged for Uniworld to drop me off at the Egyptian museum. I paid to see the museum, the Royal mummies, and camera use ($20). A guide quickly approached me and I engaged him for one hour at the cost of about $11 dollars. I learned a lot and then explored the museum for two additional hours. I met the tour Egyptologist Assem and the van at 1PM and we drove to the old walled Islamic city and walked down a lovely old street with classic period of beautiful Islamic architecture of mosques and cistern/schools. We walked through the bazar past the al-Hussein Mosque and back out (cost $80). I also have to commend the Egyptologist Assem who accompanied Uniworld through the entire tour; he was such a pleasure to have on our journey. He was very smart, competent and passionate about Egypt and Egyptian history. He was an excellent and patient teacher throughout this journey. Saturday December 9-Old Cairo and Souk I arranged to join in with 4 other passengers to do “The Coptic Tour” with a van and Assem. We saw the Hanging Coptic church built on pillars, and a Coptic museum, a Greek Orthodox Church, The Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church that was built over a cave purported to have housed the holy family during their Egyptian exile. We also saw an old synagogue. This was followed by a trip back to the Bazar and a walk to the far side to the tentmaker’s street (cost $60 pp.). On the first official day of the12-day tour we met with our group of 25 Americans, consisting mostly of couples 40-70 in age, a family group of four, a couple traveling with friend, and two solo ladies (myself included). This day we went to the Egyptian Museum and had a tour provided by Assem, we walked over to the Ritz Carleton for lunch, and then boarded the bus for a drive across town to the Saladin Citadel and the Alabaster Mosque Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Excellent Egyptologist guide with detailed historical, Biblical and social information.
Sail Date: October 2015
Excellent Egyptologist guide with detailed historical, Biblical and social information.
Excellent Egyptologist guide with detailed historical, Biblical and social information. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
We arrived in Egypt via Nautica.
Sail Date: November 2014
We arrived in Egypt via Nautica. Samir Abbass greeted us immediately after docking. His communication is excellent. We typically book our own excursions and I wouldn't hesitate to book again with Real Egypt for your shore excursion. ... Read More
We arrived in Egypt via Nautica. Samir Abbass greeted us immediately after docking. His communication is excellent. We typically book our own excursions and I wouldn't hesitate to book again with Real Egypt for your shore excursion. We had a reliable and excellent vehicle and driver. Samir is very educated and speaks excellent English. He is easy to understand and enjoyable to listen to. We were concerned about safety prior to arriving and never once did I feel like I was in danger. Samir knows the area well and you can be confident that safety isn't an issue. We only had one day in Cairo so we saw the Giza pyramids among many other sites. Samir is an Egyptologist and was able to take us to places where other tourists can't go. As an extra benefit Samir takes excellent pictures throughout the tour at no charge. He is the FIRST tour guide who has offered this to us and it is a great benefit! We have amazing pictures of us on camels in front of the pyramids. A once in a lifetime experience. This trip is breathtaking and exceptional. Right now is a GREAT time to visit Egypt. Few travelers are there so deals are good. A HUGE plus to booking with Samir is that he doesn't take you to the "shops". If you want to purchase something he helps you negotiate. The price was far better than the ship excursion and we had a significantly better custom tour! Booking with Real Egypt Tours and Samir Abbass is the ONLY way to go!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
During our overnight shore excursion to Cairo with Samir Abbass of Real Egypt Tours we experienced ...
Sail Date: October 2014
During our overnight shore excursion to Cairo with Samir Abbass of Real Egypt Tours we experienced a falluca ride on the Nile and places such as the City of the Dead, The Citadel/Mosque of Mohammed Ali, The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, ... Read More
During our overnight shore excursion to Cairo with Samir Abbass of Real Egypt Tours we experienced a falluca ride on the Nile and places such as the City of the Dead, The Citadel/Mosque of Mohammed Ali, The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, the Bazaar, Old/Islamic Cairo, and many parts of the city that few westerners see. Experiencing the back streets of the city and the fabulous works of art in the Museum of Antiquities was fascinating. Walking the Bazaar, and the streets of Old/Islamic Cairo after dark was a wonderful experience. Stopping in various mosques and taking the time to talk with locals was a highlight. Egyptians are a warm and friendly people. Get to know them, their culture, and their language a little better and you will be rewarded tenfold. Read Less
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This was the highlight of our cruise.
Sail Date: April 2012
This was the highlight of our cruise. If you have not been, then you should go on the ships tour. $400 for the two of us and worth every penny. Cairo is dirty but should be seen. The Egyptians were friendly no security problems at all. ... Read More
This was the highlight of our cruise. If you have not been, then you should go on the ships tour. $400 for the two of us and worth every penny. Cairo is dirty but should be seen. The Egyptians were friendly no security problems at all. Armed guards on coaches and at Pyramids. Giza and the Pyramids were spoilt by the sandstorm and the rubbish. The beggars and sellers were pushy but very easily delt with, no problem. The Belley dancer came from Scotland, which spoilt the image a bit. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line