FILE -- In this Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 file photo, a cargo ship transits the Suez Canal en route from the Mediterranean Sea to the Gulf of Suez at the city of Suez, Egypt. Suez Canal authority chairman Mohab Mamish said Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, that a "terrorist element" had tried to disrupt navigation in the waterway by targeting a Panama-flagged ship. Authorities have taken extra security measures to safeguard the waterway as lawlessness and violence gripped Sinai, where militants and smugglers rove relatively freely and target security forces and posts. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)img_0796THE LAND OF GOSHENTanis_004The land of Goshen


GO on a private tour to Tanis ,one of the capitals of Egypt during the time of the pharaohs,explore the site that are rich with great monuments and important religious memories.This is the land of Goshen where the sons of Jacob stayed till the Exodus,then drive to see the world most important water way of the Suez canal.


Product Description

Go on a private tour to the ancient city of Tanis (San al Hagar)or the land of GoHEN as mentioned in the old testament and Suez Canal with your own tour guide. You will be picked up from the hotel to drive 145 km (90 miles) away from Cairo. In the North East of the Delta lies the city of Tanis which was once the capital of Egypt during 21st and 22nd dynasties. The drive will be through the fertile fields of the Delta. The site is full of granite monuments that were taken from (PR RAMSES)the city that was the northern capital of Egypt during the time of Ramses 2nd. The ruins include the remains of obelisks and statues of Ramses the 2nd.there are a lot of ruins of the main temple in the city that was dedicated to the god Amun RA and the ruins of the two subsidiary temples of his wife and his son.The city of Tanis has its religious importance in addition to the historical one.In the old testament this place was known as the land of Goshen, where the sons of Israel (brothers of the prophet Joseph) settled down escaping from the famine and brought their cattle and families here till the era of the Exodus.
Later, you will drive to Ismailia,one of the small cities that were built after the digging of the Suez Canal.You will have lunch there.The Suez Canal is actually the first canal that directly links the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea.It was opened for navigation on the 17th of November 1869.Egypt nationalized the canal on the 26th of July 1956.The Canal was closed five times; the last time was the most serious one since it lasted for 8 years. The Canal was then reopened for navigation on the 5th of June 1975.After crossing the canal from one side to the other ,you will be driven back to Cairo.

Additional Information

Schedule Details
Tour Departs: Daily
Departure Time: 7.30 Am
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
Return details: Tour returns to original point of departure


  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • visit to Tanis
  • visit to The Suez Canal.
  • Lunch meal in Ismailia.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transport by air conditioned vehicle



  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Payment Policy

Deposit: No deposit required.

Payment: You pay the full amount to your tour guide on the day of your tour. You can pay in cash (US dollars, Euros, or Egyptian Pounds) or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Please note that there will be a 3% charge for using a credit card.

Pricing Information:

  • Prices are listed as a guide only. For an exact price quote contact us
  • Child prices are not applicable, adult prices apply to all travelers.
  • Infants aged 2 years and under are free of charge, provided they do not
  • occupy a seat
  • Prices are per person.
  • Our pricing is updated constantly to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.
  • This tour must be booked at least 24 hours in advance of your travel date
    Confirmation of this tour will be received at time of booking


Per Person Price
 1 Person $230.00
2-4 Persons $199.00
5-8 Persons $149.00
9-16 Persons $99.00