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Pyramids - Port Said or Alexandria?

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Pyramids - Port Said or Alexandria?

We are in port in both cities for one day in August. Which one is better for visiting the pyramids. Also is it safe to travel on private tours or best to go by bus? Advice please.

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1. Re: Pyramids - Port Said or Alexandria?


Pyramids are in Giza, Cairo,if you mean which is nearer to pyramids it's Alexandria, you can take a bus from Alexandria to Cairo and it'll pass by the Pyramids, but you can't use the trains as it'll be a bit far from it and you 'll need to use another transportation to reach the pyramids.

Currently, i do not recommend private tours ,but you are saying you will come in August, so it will be after president elections so may be it would be better after that .

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Thanks we are hoping to put together a group but understand the tour companies are not keen on group tours at present. Will wait and see closer to the date - would not go on the train though.

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The train is quite good (the fastest one) is actually a good option for getting from Alex to Cairo and then you have a bigger choice of companies who would meet you off the train and show you round on a private tour. A friend of mine did this a couple of years ago on her own after staying in Alex.

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I think you should visit the pyramids when you are in port said so you can have chance to visit Alexandria when you r in Alexandria port

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Hi does any one knows how far is the Pyramids from the Alexanderia port?

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Around Km 250, or 3 hours drive, i would suggest you see my reply to a similar query on TA:


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