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Ramses Tours is proud to have been awarded the TripAdvisor 2023 Certificate of Excellence. This esteemed accolade recognises Ramses Tours as part of the top-performing 1% of businesses globally. Further, we are thrilled to be ranked as the number 1 Shore Excursions Company in Egypt.
We offer an extensive selection of shore excursions across all Egyptian ports, guaranteeing a memorable and high-quality experience for our guests.
Recognising your concerns about safety and security, we have earned our rank as the number 1 shore excursion provider in Egypt. We understand the constraints of your schedule when arriving by sea. Thus, we ensure that your trips commence promptly and conclude in a timely manner to align with your ship’s itinerary.
Why Pick Ramses for Shore Excursions in Egypt?
- Excursion Protection Plan Full Refund Assurance!
- We offer fully customizable tours, want to check something out that’s not in the basic tour? No problem!
- Looking for private tours? We offer those. Looking to join a group and get a discounted rate? We do that too!
- We are the ONLY tour company in Egypt that provides a backup vehicle along with the primary vehicle in order to make sure you arrive back at the port 2 hours before departure.
More Affordable than Cruise Line Excursions & Superior Quality Compared to Cruise Line Tours
For an extended exploration, opt for an overnight trip to Luxor, allowing you to delve deeper into the rich historical sites. Revel in the opportunity to visit additional landmarks and luxuriate in one of Luxor’s opulent hotels, offering breathtaking Nile views and an unparalleled experience amidst ancient splendor.
Traveler’s Guide: Read This Before You Embark on Your Trip
- Always wear comfortable shoes.
- Buy a local SIM card.
- Carry some of the currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound.
- Learn some Arabic words like Shokran, Mn Fadlak.
- Try the famous Egyptian food like Ful & Ta’meya.
- Stay Hydrated at all times especially during the summer in Egypt.
- Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.
- The metro is one of the fastest ways to travel within Cairo.
- Keep a tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.
- Explore the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx.
- Shop at Khan El Khalili Bazaar enchanting markets in old Cairo.
- Behold the holy Islamic & Coptic attractions in Old Cairo.
- Feel the grandeur of Luxor within its majestic temples & tombs.
- Rediscover the captivating wonders of the Egyptian Museum.
- Witness the great Philae and Abu Simbel temples in Aswan.
- Board a soulful Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan or vice versa.
- Discover the Natural Allure of Egyptian oases like Siwa or Bahariya.
- Swim, Dive, and snorkel in Hurghada or cities situated on the Red Sea.
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Egypt Shore Excursions FAQs
- What is a shore excursion in Egypt? A shore excursion in Egypt is a guided tour or activity that cruise ship passengers can take when their ship docks at a port in Egypt. These excursions allow passengers to explore nearby attractions and experience the local culture and history.
- What are the most popular shore excursions in Egypt? Some of the most popular shore excursions in Egypt include visits to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, tours of Cairo and Alexandria, trips to Luxor to see ancient temples and monuments, and snorkeling or diving excursions in the Red Sea.
- Do I need to book shore excursions in advance? It’s a good idea to book your shore excursions in advance, especially if you have specific activities or sites you want to visit. Popular excursions can fill up quickly, so booking ahead ensures you secure your spot.
- Can I book shore excursions independently or do I have to go through the cruise line? You can book shore excursions independently, but it’s important to choose reputable tour operators. Many cruise lines offer their own shore excursions, which can be convenient and provide peace of mind in terms of timing and reliability.
- Are shore excursions in Egypt guided? Yes, most shore excursions in Egypt include a knowledgeable guide who will provide information about the sites you visit, share historical and cultural insights, and ensure you make the most of your time ashore.
- Is it safe to take shore excursions in Egypt? Shore excursions in Egypt are generally safe, especially when booked through reputable tour operators or through your cruise line. It’s essential to follow the guidance of your tour guide and exercise common-sense safety precautions.
- Can I customize my shore excursion to Egypt? Some tour operators offer customizable shore excursions, allowing you to tailor the experience to your interests. If you have specific sites or activities you want to include, inquire with the tour operator in advance.
- What should I wear during shore excursions in Egypt? Dress comfortably and modestly when taking shore excursions in Egypt. Lightweight, breathable clothing is advisable, and it’s respectful to cover your shoulders and knees, especially when visiting religious sites.
- Are there restrictions on photography during shore excursions in Egypt? Photography is generally allowed at most tourist sites, but some locations may have restrictions or additional fees for cameras or video equipment. Always check with your tour guide or at the entrance for specific rules.
- Can I use US dollars or euros during shore excursions in Egypt? The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (EGP), and it’s advisable to have some local currency on hand for small purchases or tips. However, major credit cards are often accepted in larger shops, restaurants, and hotels.
- Do I need a visa for Egypt if I’m on a cruise with shore excursions? Cruise passengers who are part of organized shore excursions arranged by the cruise line often do not require an individual visa. However, if you plan to explore independently or take a non-cruise-related tour, you may need a visa. Check with your cruise line for specific visa requirements.
- What is the best time to take shore excursions in Egypt? The best time for shore excursions in Egypt is during the cooler months, from late autumn to early spring (October to April), as the weather is more comfortable for exploring outdoor attractions.