Port Said Cruises – Cruise to Port Said in Egypt with P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises now offer a selection of cruises that include the city of Port Said in Egypt as a Port-of-Call.

Take any cruise with Egypt on the schedule and you are guaranteed a fascinating time, for this North African country is the portal to wonders dating from the dawn of civilisation.

Port Said, at the head of the Suez Canal, is the key gateway for Cairo. Egypt’s largest city is a maelstrom of traffic, glorious mosques and palaces and bazaars, where shopping is excellent – as long as you bargain, haggle and then haggle again!

Cairo also offers a fascinating selection of museums – the most famous being the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, which holds more than 100,000 relics and the Archaeological Museum, where you can gaze upon the face of Tutankhamun, the boy king.

Just outside the city is one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world – the Pyramids at Giza. Their sheer size, scale and age will amaze you, as will the enigmatic glance of their nearby guardian – the 65 ft high Sphinx.

A full list of the P&O cruises that feature Port Said as a Port of Call can be found here:

Port Said Cruises from P&O Cruises

P&O Port Said Cruises also feature a fantastic selection of shore excursions. We’ve listed a few of the most popular excursions below. Please check the P&O Port Said Excursions page for a complete list of current excursions.

Cairo and the Pyramids
Experience the ‘must see’ highlights of Cairo on this full day tour.

Leaving Port Said by air-conditioned coach; make your way along the desert road non-stop to Cairo. Driving through the metropolis of Cairo, marvel at this crowded and bustling city and the first stop of the day is right in the heart of the city at Liberty Square. Take a tour of the world’s most important collection of Egyptian antiquities in the National Museum. The treasures of the well-known Tutankhamen collection, including his solid gold mask, are a highlight of this popular Cairo museum.

Enjoy lunch at a leading Cairo hotel and then continue to the Giza Plateau, where you will be able to see the only remaining wonder of the ancient world, The Great Pyramid of Cheops. You will be given time to explore the pyramids to truly appreciate their size and amazing construction and enjoy panoramic views from the western plateau. Continue down the valley, from where you may gaze upon The Sphinx, carved from solid rock and thought to be a monument to Pharaoh Chephren.

Round the day off with a visit to a Papyrus Institute, where you’ll discover the art of making paper from reeds discovered by the ancient Egyptians.

Just the Pyramids
Visit the highlights of Cairo at a more leisurely pace.

Your day will begin with a drive alongside the Suez Canal and the desert road to Cairo. The road is dotted with ‘dwelling places’; however none are suitably equipped with comfort facilities, so the journey will be non-stop.

Step back thousands of years as you view some of the most mysterious structures on earth, the Pyramids of Giza. You’ll be driven to an elevated site that provides a magnificent panoramic view of the 3 largest pyramids. The mightiest and most massive, the Great Pyramid of Cheops, is the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World. Walk up close to either Chephren or Mycerinus Pyramid to truly appreciate their size and amazing construction.

The ravages of nature and man have left the massive Sphinx battered, but unbowed. The lion’s body and head of a man rise from the vast desert sands near the pyramids as an incredible monument to the days of the pharaohs.

Sit back and reflect on the morning as you enjoy a glass of wine or beer with a buffet lunch in one of Cairo’s leading hotels.

A short stop will be made at a Papyrus Institute, where the art of paper making from reeds, discovered by the Ancient Egyptians, will be demonstrated for you.

Pyramids, Sphinx and Sakkara
Wonders await on this tour that includes the Necropolis of Sakkara, the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.

Leaving Port Said travel through expanses of desert sands to the metropolis of Cairo on your way to Egypt’s first capital, Memphis, with its ancient cemetery of Sakkara. Here, the world’s first monumental stone building, the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, built almost 5,000 years ago still stands. After visiting the complex, continue to one of the Mastabas (funerary chambers) built nearby.

Returning to Cairo, you can relax and enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a leading 5 star hotel. In the afternoon, marvel at the Giza Plateau where the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramids of Giza still stand. A unique view of the 3 Pyramids from the Western Plateau affords great opportunities for photographs. Having enjoyed the view from this vantage point, your coach will bring you close to the Pyramid of Chephren, where you will have time to explore the site on your own. Continue down the valley to visit the guardian of this mortuary complex, the mysterious Sphinx, watching the passage of time.

A final stop at the Papyrus Institute will introduce you to the process of paper making from reeds, an art discovered by the Ancient Egyptians. You will have a short time to purchase local handicrafts and papyrus from a selected bazaar.

Cairo and the Pyramids Private Tour
Experience the ‘must see’ highlights of Cairo on this full day tour, with your own guide and private vehicle.

Leaving Port Said by private vehicle, you’ll make your way along the desert road non-stop to Cairo. Driving through the metropolis of Cairo, marvel at this crowded and bustling city and the first stop of the day is right in the heart of the city at Liberty Square. Take a tour of the world’s most important collection of Egyptian antiquities in the National Museum. The treasures of the well-known Tutankhamen collection, including his solid gold mask, are the highlight of this popular Cairo museum.

Enjoy lunch at a leading Cairo hotel and then continue to the Giza Plateau, where you will be able to see the only remaining wonder of the ancient world, The Great Pyramid of Cheops. You will be given time to explore the pyramids to truly appreciate their size and amazing construction and enjoy panoramic views from the western plateau. Continue down the valley, from where you may gaze upon The Sphinx, carved from solid rock and thought to be a monument to Pharaoh Chephren.

Round the day off with a visit to a Papyrus Institute, where you’ll discover the art of making paper from reeds discovered by the ancient Egyptians.

Pyramids and Nile Cruise
A popular option featuring the pyramids, Sphinx and leisurely cruise on the Nile for afternoon tea.

The ancient Greeks considered the Great Pyramid to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Marvel at the sheer magnitude of the Great Pyramid – estimated to contain 2.5 million tons of stone.

After viewing the 3 pyramids from the Western Plateau, visit the solar boat museum which houses the boat that the great pharaohs would have used for his journey to the afterlife, the museum was build over the boat to house this unique artifact. Enjoy free time to explore the pyramids on your own before travelling down the valley to visit the guardian of this mortuary complex, the inscrutable Sphinx with the body of a lion and face of a man.

Lunch will be served accompanied with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink at a leading Cairo hotel before a short stop at a Papyrus Institute, where the art of paper making from reeds, will be demonstrated for you.

Downtown at the banks of the River Nile a luxurious cruise boat awaits to sail you on the same timeless waterway traversed by Pharaohs, Queens and Nobles thousands of years ago. Sit back, relax and enjoy a cruise as you glide past Cairo’s waterfront landmarks. Refreshments of tea with oriental cookies and cakes will be served during the cruise and for your entertainment, a folkloric presentation and belly dancing will take place.

You will find the full and current list of P&O Port Said Shore Excursions at

Port Said Shore Excursions from P&O Cruises

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All P&O Cruises to Port Said are fully bookable online at P&O Cruises.

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