Enjoy this opportunity to experience the Suez Canal.
Rudyard Kipling once said "If you truly wish to find someone you have known and who travels, there are two points on the globe you have but to sit and wait, sooner or later your man will come there: the docks of London and Port Said."
Port Said was established in 1859 during the building of the Suez Canal. Port Said acted as a global city since its establishment and flourished particularly during the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century when it was settled by various nationalities and religions. Most from Mediterranean countries, they coexisted in tolerance forming a real cosmopolitan community. You will see this congenial coexistence as you drive from the port to the ferry pier. A short drive through the city is interesting as it was designed in the form of the Victorian syle. This area was used by the naval guides that work for the Suez Canal authority and the administration.
As you drive through the city, you will stop at the villa of Ferdinand de Lesseps, the developer of the Suez Canal. The canal was opened in 1869 and considered the greatest project of the 19th century.
Your crossing by car ferryboat will take you from Africa to Asia, stopping in the memorial place of the second army so you can enjoy the narrowest and the widest points of the canal. Here you can see a third expedition crossing the canal from north to south. Port Said's twin city is Port Fuad, which lies on the eastern bank of the canal. The two cities coexist, to the extent that there hardly is any town centre in Port Fuad. Ferries here are just like using public transportaion elsewhere. Your guide will explain, using maps, the historical route of the exodus after your sail.
From here we will head to one of the military immune lines built within the War of Attrition by the Israelites. This was captured by the Egyptian army in 1973. Crossing back to Africa by ferry boat will allow you time for a lovely lunch at a famous local seafood restaurant.
- Please dress comfortably.
- Entrance to all sites mentioned are included.
- Lunch is included; beverages are not included.
- Gratuities are not included.
Days offered: 7 days a week