Day Tour to Cairo and Pyramids from Port Said Port
Leaving your ship in Port Said, you will escape for the day to Cairo to the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx, as well as visit the famous Egyptian Museum, full of antiquities from all over Egypt. You will get a glimpse of modern Cairo along the way.
- Pick up services from Port Said & return
- All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Private English speaking guide
- Entrance fees to mentioned sites
- Lunch meal at local restaurant in Cairo
- Bottled water on board the vehicle during the tour
- All service charges & taxes
- Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
- Tipping Kitty
Memphis Tours Representative will pick you up from Port Said Port by the cruise exit door, holding a sign of your name. After that you will be transferred by an air-conditioned vehicle to Cairo, approximately 3 hours, joining a police convoy till reaching cairo. First pay a visit to the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the head of a pharaoh with a lion's body, which dates back to the time of Chephren; the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramid of Chephren. Lunch at local restaurant, then move to the famous Egyptian Museum, housing the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts in the world, including the magnificent treasures of King Tutankhamen. Then, a short time will be spent at an oriental shop where a demonstration will take place introducing you to the art of paper making from reeds, discovered by the Ancient Egyptians. Limited leisure time before you return to the Port.
Mohmed, our guide, and Ahmed, our driver were wonderful from beginning to end. They were waiting for us when our ship pulled into Port Said VERY early in the morning. They whisked us away to Cairo in a private car. Mohmed spent the majority of the ride giving us a detailed description of Egypt's past, present and future; it wasn't merely a memorized speech, but he asked us questions about what we knew and what we were interested in learning. He then gave us a guided tour of the Egyptian museum in Cairo, took us for a fantastic buffet-style lunch, and then to the pyramids at Giza. We felt incredibly safe and well-cared for the entire time. Mohmed and Ahmed were very protective of us - think tour guide and bodyguard in one. I can't recommend Memphis Tours enough.
Visited August 2011
My family of 4, with 2 boys, ages 19 & 11, is back from 3 weeks in the Middle East. Based on the Trip Advisor reviews, I originally contacted Memphis Tours Egypt about private tours for our Pacific Princess cruise stops in Port Said and Alexandria. However, Princess changed the itinerary due to Egypt's revolution, so we decided to do their "Budget Vacation & Nile Cruise by Flight" before the cruise. After making our flight reservations, Princess went back to the original itinerary, so we needed to adjust. We later added a friend that is spending 7 weeks in Alexandria learning Arabic. Through all these changes and a cancelled EgyptAir flight, Ahmed Fayez was patient and thorough. Our Tour Leader, Abd El Fatah Mohamed, met us in Cairo, before passport control, and did an outstanding job in making everything run smoothly. He even picked our friend up in Alexandria so that she could rendezvous with us in Cairo on our way to Memphis from Port Said. Our driver, Zach, would be my nominee for the World's Best Driver. Ayman Elshafie was our Tour Guide. He has a PhD in Archeology, and speaks excellent English. Sayed Selim was our guide for Luxor and our Nile Cruise to Aswan. Another outstanding guide and easily the most popular man in Egypt. We are use to having the best possible guides, and Memphis Tours made that happen in Egypt. I had been to Egypt before, so wasn't concerned about safety. However, I was surprised to have an armed (machine gun) guard provided by the Ministry of the Interior. This is provided for all Americans travelling in groups of 3 or more. We have never felt safer in all our travels. Now is the time to see Egypt, and Memphis Tours Egypt is the ideal way to make it happen.
Visited June 2011
Beacuse of the prompt reply and professionalism we decided to book all the shore excursions in Egypt and Jordan with Memphis instead of Costa. Good choice! The tours we did:
1) Day trip to Pyramids & Citadel from Port Said
2) Day trip to St. Catherine Monastery from Sharm el Sheikh
3) Day trip to Petra from Aqaba (Jordan)
4) Day trip to Luxor from Safaga
Please note that the above tours are almost the same price as the cruiseline will charge you but you will get a lot more value! A private air-conditioned van, driver, guide and Egyptologist just for your party.
For all cruise passengers I can certainly recommend Memphis Tours for the shore excursions in Egypt and Jordan!
Thanks goes out to Hamdy and all guides involved!