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Quick trips have been specially created to offer the opportunity to explore the beauty of Egypt in a glance for the cruise ships passengers calling at any Egyptian port for a day or longer.
Nevertheless you get ashore from your cruise in Alexandria, Safaga, Port Said, El Sokhna or Sharm el Sheik Marina, you may catch the chance to visit Cairo, Luxor, Sinai peninsula on a daily based tour.
Tourists from Mediterranean cruises calling at the Alexandria port or Port Said may enjoy shore excursions to Alexandria or Cairo, to discover the ancient as well as the modern highlights of these two cities, choosing among several programs.
It’s possible to combine the visits to the following sites or even arrange for private tours:
- Alexandria : Library, Catacombs, Roman Theatre, Qaitbay Fortress, Montazah Palace, Pompey’s pillar
- Cairo : Egyptian Museum, Pyramids and Sphinx in Giza, Menfis and Sakkara sites, Coptic and Islamic area, Khan el Khalili bazaar
Stopping at El Sokhna is perfect to reach Cairo, while from Safaga Port you may easily travel to Luxor or Hurghada, to combine the following excursions:
- Luxor : Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Hatchepsout temple, The Colossi of Memnon, Karnak temple and Luxor temple
- Hurghada : desert safari or marine dive
Visitors landing in Sharm Marina may choose among a dive in Ras Mohamed protected area, a safari tour at Colored Canyon in Nuweiba or an excursion at the holy Monastery of St. Catherine.