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Port Said Overview

This is in addition to the fact that this is where you control the Suez Canal with all its importance in terms of trade ships that use it as the shortest way between Africa and Asia.Portsaid is also a significant transit point for many ships and the city provides wonderful day trips to the highlights of the city or to other cities in Egypt.

With a population that exceeds half a million inhabitants, Portsaid is the largest city located on the Suez Gulf. The city is located 240 kilometers away from Cairo to the East North direction.

The whole story behind the establishment of modern day Portsaid began on the 25th of April 859. De Lispses, the famous French architecture, laid the foundation of the Suez Canal. At the same time, workers began to establish a new city to serve the canal. This is Portsaid named after Khedive Said, who was ruling Egypt at the time.

The city used to host an ancient lighthouse for ships. In 1956, when the former Egyptian president, Gamal Abdel El Nasser, announced the nationalization of the Suez Canal, three countries; Britain, France, and Israel tried to attack Portsaid. However, the people there represented great strength defending their homeland and prevented the armies to enter the city.

Port Said Tours

  • Overnight Alexandria Cairo Tour From Port Said

    Overnight Alexandria Cairo Tour From Port Said

    Travel privately to wander Egypt top tourist attractions in Cairo and Alexandria from port Said. Book Port Said Overnight Tour. 2 Day Trip to Giza pyramids, Old Cairo, Catacombs, Qayetbay Citadel Excursion From Port Said.

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  • Cairo Disabled Tour From Port Said

    Cairo Disabled Tour From Port Said

    Book Port Said Disabled Tour to Cairo. Wheelchair Trip to Giza pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum. Cairo Accessible Excursion From Port Said.

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  • Overnight Cairo Tour From Port Said

    Overnight Cairo Tour From Port Said

    Book 2 Day Port Said Tour to Cairo. Overnight Trip to Giza pyramids, Egyptian Museum and Old Cairo Excursion From Port Said with personal guide and private van in 2 days travel from Port Said.

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  • Quadbiking in Giza Pyramids From Port Said

    Quadbiking in Giza Pyramids From Port Said

    Port Said dune buggy excursions to Giza Necropolis with private transfers and 4 wheels quad safari around the great Giza Pyramids, Saqqara Necropolis and Abu Sir from Port Said.

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  • Nile Cruise & Giza Pyramids Tour From Port Said

    Nile Cruise & Giza Pyramids Tour From Port Said

    Giza Pyramids and Nile cruise lunch meal experience in Cairo from Port Said, Shore trips get you closer to the history of ancient Egypt and to savor your lunch buffet aboard delicate cruise sailing the Cairo Nile with entertainment.

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  • Giza Pyramids Tour From Port Said

    Giza Pyramids Tour From Port Said

    Book Port Said Tour to Giza Pyramids. Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx & Step Pyramid in Saqqara Excursion From Port Said in private AC van and professional tour guide from Port Said.

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  • Port Said to Cairo Tour

    Port Said to Cairo Tour

    Learn more about the history of ancient Egypt. Book Port Said to Cairo Tour. Trip to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum & Old Cairo Excursion From Port Said.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Egypt safe to travel?

Egypt is safe country to visit with notable low crime rate, tourist attractions are well secured and there is no common negative attitude towards foreigners, with some sensible precautions and preparations you will feel at home and as safe as you'll ever be.

What to wear when visiting Egypt?

There is no special dress code when visiting Egypt tourist sites, modest dress is recommended in less tourist sites and there is no special concern for women traveling alone.

How to get visa to Egypt
Visitors to Egypt must obtain a visa from one of the Egyptian diplomatic missions or apply and pay online for one month visa to Egypt through Egypt E-Visa Portal. Valid Passport with 6 months validity beyond your travel schedule is a must, visitors from Australia, Canada, Croatia, European Union, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States can purchase a one month visa upon arrival.
What language is spoken in Egypt?

Egyptian Arabic is the most commonly spoken language in Egypt, it is also the national language in the country but Egyptians speak and understand English as they study it in school. Fewer Egyptians can speak other languages like French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Egyptians working in tourism sector are accustomed to speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.

What airlines fly to Egypt?

Egypt is very connected to the world, it has many direct flights with Africa, Asia, European Union and United States. Visit Cairo Airport website for a full list of Airlines that fly to Egypt.

What is the duty free allowance for Egypt?

Duty free allowances on arrival to Egypt are 1L alcohol, 1L perfume, and either 200 cigarettes, 25 cigars or 200g tobacco. Duty free shops are available in Egypt airports and major tourist cities (Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh).

What time does the Pyramid open?

Giza Pyramids and most monuments and Museums in Egypt open between 8 Am to 5 Pm. During Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar, be aware that these hours will change significantly.

What are the opening hours for shops in Egypt?

Shops and stores in Egypt are usually opened from 10 Am to 10 Pm however in major cities it opens much later and some are open 24 hours.

Can non Muslim go inside mosque in Egypt?

Visitors are welcome in most mosques throughout the year. Modest dress is recommended, women should cover their hair, arms and legs. Both Women and men will remove their shoes before entering.

Can you take pictures in Egypt?

Taking pictures for people and streets is fine after people permission While Taking pictures for official type or army structures is not permitted. In most historical sites and museums in Egypt it is allowed to use camera,  some of them may charge you for camera but at the Egyptian Museum and some similar historical sites it is prohibited and you will be asked to leave camera at reception before entering.

What type of hotels are there in Egypt? check-in time?

Egypt enjoys big hotel variety from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations; Check in time in most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 1 PM.

Do you need any vaccinations to go to Egypt?

There in no health concerns or vaccinations required to visit Egypt but we recommend to check with your own doctor, he knows you and your medical history best.

What currency is used in Egypt?

The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound (LE), it is about ,06 to USD. Money exchange is widely available, Credit cards are largely used in Egypt major cities and tourist spots.

How to get around in Egypt?

We do not recommend the public buses in big cities. Taxi and limousine service are fine every where but price is negotiable. Trains go to all big cities in Egypt except Sinai and the Red Sea. Flights from / to tourist cities are always available.

How much to tip in Egypt?

Tipping in Egypt is an appreciated habitual attitude but is Not obligatory. Generally 5 to 10 EGP for small favors is fine for carrying luggage, parking a car or to guys who clean bathrooms. 10 % is fine in restaurant and spa. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver should be considered if you're provided with good to great service, feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.



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