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Day Trip to the Suez Canal
Activities in Cairo

Day Trip to the Suez Canal

9 reviews | 53 travellers
1. There was an avoidable confusion about the meeting point at the hotel, though I had made an arrangement by calling 01147848787 in the previous day. 2. In fact, the trip was a visit to Ismailia lake and not to Suez canal. We saw only from a big distance the passing ships and nothing of the above picture. That was not what we had in mind and you should mention what visitors are to see. 3. The guide was kind but did not know the area well. The food was good.
10 Panagiotis Boulougouris
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
US$ 81.20
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
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Standing at the crossroads of Europe, Africa and Asia, the famous Suez Canal is one of Egypt's greatest engineering marvels. Discover it with this excursion from Cairo.

Boats Crossing the Suez Canal
Views of the Suez Canal
Banks of the canal
Views of Ismailía


Having picked you up from your hotel we leave Cairo, heading North. We'll make our first stop in Ismailía. a city founded in the second half of the 19th century as a centre of operations for the then under construction Suez Canal.

Having made a brief tour of Ismailia, we'll head to the banks of the Suez Canal, and while we walk along with the flow of the water we'll learn the long and storied history of this major infrastructure project, allowing ships to cross from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea without the need to circumnavigate the entire African continent. 

And having learnt new anecdotes and fun facts about the history of the Suez Canal, we'll enjoy a typical Egyptian lunch in a restaurant with views of the canal.

With our energy recovered, we'll begin our return journey back to Cairo.

Minimum Group Size

A minimum of 2 people is required to take this tour.

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Adults Children between 6 and 12 Children under 6
US$ 81.20
US$ 41.10
  • Adults

    US$ 81.20
  • Children between 6 and 12

    US$ 41.10
  • Children under 6


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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 25 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 75% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 75% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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7 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport in a private, air conditioned bus.

English speaking guide.


Bottle of mineral water.

When to book?

You can book up until 30 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.


Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 81.20
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts