We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Suez Canal

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Port Said, Egypt
Website
Description:

Linking the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, this canal stretches more than...

Linking the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, this canal stretches more than 100 miles extending from Port Said to Port Tawfiq (near Suez), connecting the Mediterranean Sea with the Gulf of Suez and thence with the Red Sea.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$65.00*
and up
Private Guided Day Tour to Tanis Bubastis and the Suez Canal from Cairo
More Info
$156.00*
and up
Overnight Trip to Saint Catherine Monastery from Cairo

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 106 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Our Precious Canal

"Take Cover!" I heard my Captain scream. A deafening thud came from about 20 yards to my right as I threw my body into the dunes. The intense heat of the sand in the midday sun... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
James W
,
Manchester, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 64: English reviews
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

"Take Cover!" I heard my Captain scream. A deafening thud came from about 20 yards to my right as I threw my body into the dunes. The intense heat of the sand in the midday sun burnt my face, but I quickly hoisted myself back up spitting the dirt out of my mouth. "That armoured train is going to be... More 

Helpful?
Thank James W
Wales
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time at suiz went to the city went in to the fish market never seen so much fresh fish visetid a few more shops everyone very friendly an helpfull

Helpful?
Thank Sharonywheeler
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
313 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We had previously been spoilt with two journeys through the Panama Canal on other Princess cruise ships and when compared with those experiences this particular voyage was not as rewarding. It was the Emerald Princess' first voyage through the canal and consequently the ship had to be inspected prior to the journey. We left our anchor position outside Port Said... More 

Helpful?
Thank FarEastTraveller33
northampton,england
Level Contributor
101 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Having been to Panama canal,I had the chance while in hurghada to go visit the Suez canal ,so I grasped it with both hands,and I was not to be disappointed It was amazing and well worth it , I also crossed the canal on one of the boats . If you ever get the chance ,then don't miss it you... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank ryanc3
Alexandria, Egypt
Level Contributor
141 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Whether in Port Said, Ismailia or Suez The canal is the master scene Never get bored watching passing ships to and from all over the world

Helpful?
Thank Ehab_Heikal
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

place alot of ppl die in in the beging while digging this massive canal and in thw war in 70th this land is so beautfull and holly sands

Helpful?
Thank Eng K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
479 reviews
269 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

An unsung trio of great touring: the Suez Canal, and twin cities of Port Said and Port Fuad 'gracing' the canal's Mediterranean gateway. Century old architecture, corniche boulevards and promenades, parks and graceful mosques, and some breezy seaside beaches - real variety and lots to enjoy for lovers of old Mediterranean port cities and classical architecture. And the saga of... More 

Helpful?
Thank LisandroVoyager
Beechgrove, Tennessee
Level Contributor
293 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

If you have experienced the Panama Canal in all its complexity, you might be surprised by the Suez Canal, for it is at the other end of the spectrum. Simply put, the Suez Canal is basically a long ditch in the desert with no locks and few people in evidence once you are into the canal itself. However, that does... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank TNBOY
Coral Gables, Florida
Level Contributor
407 reviews
234 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

Crossed the Suez Canal on the Queen Elizabeth with a sister ship, the Queen Mary 2, in front of us. Crossed the canal going northward. The transit was interesting, especially when in various bends that let you see the rest on the ships in your convoy. This is a lock free canal which means your ship is in constant motion.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank David B
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
502 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

Built between 1850 and 1869, the Suez Canal is an amazing man-made waterway stretching 120 miles, connecting the Mediterranean to the Red Sea. It even has passing passages, where it appears that there are two canals running in parallel lines. Ships travel north or south in convoys up to 20 ships long, each separated by 1-1.5 miles of canal. There... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Peter T

Travelers who viewed Suez Canal also viewed

Port Said, Port Said Governorate
Port Said, Port Said Governorate
 
Port Said, Port Said Governorate
Port Said, Port Said Governorate
 

Been to Suez Canal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Suez Canal and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Suez Canal staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?