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Ismailia Sightseeing - Tour from Cairo

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Duration: 5 hours
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  • A must-visit for history lovers
  • See the private collection of the man who made the Suez Canal
  • Ismailia is a beautiful garden city - the perfect place to spend a relaxing day
  • Visit two of the cities esteemed museums
  • All entrance fees are included
  • Lunch is included in a local restaurant
  • Hotel pick up and drop off and round trip transportation are included

Take a trip to Ismailia, the gorgeous Egyptian garden city known for beautiful flowers, orchards and scenic landscapes. Lying on the west coast of the Al-Temsah Lake, one of the largest lakes in Egypt, you will find the sights in this city a treat for your eyes. At the Museum of Ismailia, pan through a range of Pharaonic, Roman, Greek, Coptic and Islamic architectural exhibits. Don’t miss the Museum of De Lesseps (the man who made the Suez Canal), you will come across his private collection including his carriage.


In the morning, you will be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Cairo. Accompanied by a guide, you will be taken on a tour of the city of Ismailia, popularly known as the city of gardens and flowers. It lies midway between Port Said and Suez, about 120 kilometres from Cairo on the west shore of Al-Temsah Lake. You will visit the following sites:

Museum of Ismailia: Situated on Salah Salem Street, the museum houses about 4000 artefacts from the Pharaonic, Roman, Greek, Coptic and Islamic era. The museum also has information on the first canal built by the Persian Darius between the Bitter lakes Bubastis, and a masterpiece mosaic of the 4th century illustration characters from Greek mythology.

Museum of De Lesseps: Ferdinand de Lesseps was a French diplomat and engineer who conceived the idea of a canal through the Isthmus of Suez, connecting the Red Sea and the Mediterranean. The museum houses De Lesseps Library and his belongings, and lies inside the Suez Canal Rest house. It has Lesseps’ private carriage in a glass enclosure. His bedroom has old photos, books and various utensils.

After exploring the museums, stop for lunch at a local restaurant. You will be dropped back to your hotel in Cairo.

Please note
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
  • Hotel pick up and drop off in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • English, French, Italian & German speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to the museums
  • Lunch
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
Daily except Friday
5 hours
Start time
0800h (08:00 am)
Meeting point
Your hotel in Cairo (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Ending point
Tour returns to the original departure point
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Additional information
In most museums in Egypt, an additional fee for photo and video cameras is requested.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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