Port Said City Sights by Carriage
Explore the highlights of Port Said in a two person horse-drawn carriage.
For guests who don't plan to visit Cairo, this introductory tour of Port Said provides a good overview of this bustling port city. Meet your guide on the pier and stroll together to the Ferdinand de Lesseps Monument, dedicated to the French engineer responsible for construction of the Suez Canal. From its location, you can see the northern entrance to the canal.
Board your carriage to enjoy the landmarks of the city, including the Roman Catholic Cathedral, the picturesque Obelisk Memorial, the beautiful Salaam Mosque, the National Stadium and a visit to Port Said military museum.
Catholic Church of Port Said
On December 08, 1930 on the occasion of one of the Catholic feasts of Virgin Mary, Bishop Hiral made a religious speech about building a Cathedral for The Virgin Mary, the queen of the universe. He believed that this place would be the entrance of the Suez Canal at Port Said as it is the common route of several maritime ships. It was designed by the French architect Jean Haulot. Establishment started in 1934 and inauguration was on the January 13, 1937.
From the church, a leisurely pace takes you through Port Said's town centre. Some of the original city streets still boast fine old buildings with wooden balconies. If you wish, you may leave the tour at the main shopping street, Sharia al-Gomhoria, and return to the ship on your own.
Please note: Tour shows what Port Said has to offer and operates in horse-drawn carriages (two guests per carriage), with one guide attending several carriages. Participation is limited. The order of sites seen or visited may be reversed. We recommend wearing loose, comfortable clothing. The horses used in this tour are well cared for, however they may appear tired and dusty. Guests who object to utilising animals in this manner may wish to consider another tour option.