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A taste of Egypt, includes Cairo Nile Cruise Luxor

Enjoy 10 days in Egypt: 5 nights in Cairo, 3 nights cruising down the Nile, 1 night in Luxor

star rating Trip rating 5/5 from 13 reviews
Operator rating 5/5 from 71 reviews
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Client: Rex Rackman - from New Zealand
Trip: This Trip: A taste of Egypt, includes Cairo Nile Cruise Luxor
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: We used this operator for Amman, Petra, Cairo, and Luxor. Overall we were pleased with the service,and the flexibility.

The driver in Jordan was excellent, and answered all our questions.He took us to a nice restaurant in Petra. The Grand View hotel had a grand view but with no hot water and no bar open, it was not our favourite hotel after walking all day around Petra.

On arrival in Cairo, our pickup man suggested we needed to pay more to fill in the day in Cairo. We feel this would have been better to bring up before we left home. Even after paying more to include the citadel in the tour, we still had a few hours to kill after the pyramids before we took the sleeper train. Our guide located a nice café which was appreciated.

The guide in Luxor was excellent although we had difficulty getting into our room at the Iberotel at 2pm. Doing the Valley of the Kings and Karnak and Luxor temples after the train ride was too much in the heat for one day.

The balloon ride on the second day was a highlight. We had prepaid for lunch and decided to relax in the excellent hotel grounds. The food was good but the service very slow. In the evening we did the Karnak sound and light.

Considering we did a lot in 4 days, we believe Ms Lamia did a fine job in coordinating everything.
2.
Client: Neha Kharde - from Switzerland
Trip: This Trip: A taste of Egypt, includes Cairo Nile Cruise Luxor
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: They are reliable and punctual in their pick-ups and transfers. The staff was cooperative and willing to alter prog itenerary as per our requirements. The guides were well informed. The Boat cruise they arranged with Presidential Cruise Company was a pleasant expereince. The Cruise chef also catered to our special meal requirements.

All in all it was a memorable service experience.
3.
Client: Hilary - from United Kingdom
Trip: This Trip: A taste of Egypt, includes Cairo Nile Cruise Luxor
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I had a wonderful time in Egypt, the team are great and our guides Rasha and Kerylos were fantastic
4.
Client: Jennifer Munoz - from United Kingdom
Trip: This Trip: A taste of Egypt, includes Cairo Nile Cruise Luxor
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: Through our contact, Lamia, I was able to book a customized tour for my parents and myself that included a few nights in Cairo/Giza, a train ride down to Aswan, a trip to Abu Simble, a 4 day nile cruise up to Luxor (with stops at Kom Ombo and Edfu) sightseeing in Luxor and a train ride back to Cairo/Giza. Along the way we were able to add optional excursions such as a sound and light show at the Pyramids and hot air ballooning in Luxor.

We thought everything was very well planned, and we felt very looked out for. The guides were wonderful and sweet people, and knowledgeable Egyptologists, especially Marwa, our guide in Luxor, and Racha, our guide in Cairo was a wonderful and amazing person.

No one related to the tour asked us for any type of tips and we felt that the guides and drivers were genuinely concerned about the experience we were having.

I would recommend the operator to all my friends and acquaintances for trips to Egypt.
5.
Client: Heather Nelson - from United States
Trip: This Trip: A taste of Egypt, includes Cairo Nile Cruise Luxor
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We have a wonderful time. Our tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and took extra care and time with us and our toddler. The people who assisted us on our holiday were kind and helpful.
6.
Client: Ajit St John - from Australia
Trip: This Trip: A taste of Egypt, includes Cairo Nile Cruise Luxor
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: I had an a very memorable and enjoyable tour of Egypt and the operator took care of all aspects of my trip very efficiently. All staff and guides were very friendly, knowledgeable and ensured my stay in Egypt was most rewarding.

The feedback for improvement that I have is that it would be helpful if other sightseeing options not included in the "standard" tour are mentioned (as possible additions to the tour) and costed to enable the traveller, if he/she chooses to see them, to budget for it.
For example there were many places of interest in and around Luxor not covered by the standard tour such as the Valley of the Queens, the temple complex of Medinat Habu etc that I visited at an extra cost that I was only made aware of then.
 
Trip Operators Response:

Thank you for your review. We will in future provide a list with regards to additional excursions.
7.
Client: Aminah Moore - from United States
Trip: This Trip: A taste of Egypt, includes Cairo Nile Cruise Luxor
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: My trip to Egypt was one of, if not the best, vacation I have taken. Right from the very beginning the staff were attentive, kind, and sensitive to the needs of the "weary traveler"

The guides were all very knowledgeable, and we truly enjoyed being with them even as they maintained their professional demeanor.

I will not hesitate to call on you for future vacations and have recommended your services to others.

Thank you again for all the help we received in making this a most memorable time.
8.
Client: Keith Sonberg - from United States
Trip: This Trip: A taste of Egypt, includes Cairo Nile Cruise Luxor
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Our trip to Egypt was fantastic.

The tour put together exceeded our expectations. All of the identified items in the tour were provided as detailed, with no exceptions. The staff under the guidance of Lamia, is focused on service. We were always meet exactly as promised and the staff took care of everything as required.

Some of the surprises included having our tours in Cairo provided by a single minivan and dedicated guide for our small six person group. The personal attention was great and made the trip that much more special.

What most impressed me was their flexibility. They will build any tour to met your needs and budget. They even were very accommodating with a few changes we made for our last day.

Again, service was key. What is most surprising, is this is a very affordable company providing a product that is as good as companies charging twice as much. Thanks
again.
9.
Client: Hilary Anderson - from United Kingdom
Trip: This Trip: A taste of Egypt, includes Cairo Nile Cruise Luxor
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We really enjoyed our holiday in Egypt, it had been a dream of my Mothers to go there from when I was a small child and it felt great to grant her this wish.

This operators was teriffic, and I will definately be in touch with them for my next trip.
10.
Client: Valene Charles - from United Kingdom
Trip: This Trip: A taste of Egypt, includes Cairo Nile Cruise Luxor
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: The trip was excellent with great value for money.

The tour operator and guides were friendly and very professional and made sure all the
details were taken care of.

At every point of the trip from Cairo, to Luxor for Aswan we were met at the transit points and taken great care of. The highlight was the cruise down the Nile from Luxor to Aswan, its a must do trip with lots of food, fun and trips.

This operator comes highly recommended they get 10 out of 10 for personalized service and going the extra mile to make sure we had a good time.
11.
Client: Donna Reed - from United Kingdom
Trip: This Trip: A taste of Egypt, includes Cairo Nile Cruise Luxor
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We very much enjoyed our trip to Egypt.

"We" are a family of 4 with the kids being 22 and 18 - We were met at the airport and ushered through and taken to our hotel where our itinary was confirmed and we were left to chill out.

The following morning we met our guide and was taken to Cairo Musuem, Pyramids and Sphinx, it was all fantastic and the guide great, this format followed through the rest of our trip, on our Nile Cruise, in Luxor and on the Red Sea. All the accommodation was superb. We did get the train from Cario to Aswan, which in hind sight, we could have done without but it was an experience!

Our one change would be to look into flights back to the UK from the Red Sea rather than go on the 6 1/2 hour coach journey, to Cairo, but we didn't so we got to see the entrance to the Suez instead.

We will recommend the tour we to any and everyone, all involved were the nicest, kindest and very helpful of people.
12.
Client: Wendy Dimeas - from Greece
Trip: This Trip: A taste of Egypt, includes Cairo Nile Cruise Luxor
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Thank you so much for the most amazing vacation ever!!! This company have some very wonderful people working for them. We spent most of the time of touring with Rasha and Iman. Rasha is wonderful. She is so knowlegable and makes you laugh and just doesn't ask if we have questions,, but asks you questions. She is the perfect tour guide and I hope you never lose her. Iman was such a wonderful help, I felt so badly about Mr. Hassan and hope he is doing better. But Iman is the BEST driver in the world. My husband and I thought driving in Athens was bad, but I don't think either one of us would dare drive in Cairo/Giza.

All of the guides were great, and we had a wonderful time and still can't get over all of the wonders of the world we saw. They are much more than the Pyramids. We went on a great tour in Luxor, and Eltabib that arranged, and Dalia the guide were also wonderful.

I will always truly be grateful we had this chance to see this amazing country and I will recommend them as the BEST to book any tour of Egypt.

Thanks again to all of the guides and drivers, and Lamia.
13.
Client: Yulia Yasmina - from Indonesia
Trip: This Trip: A taste of Egypt, includes Cairo Nile Cruise Luxor
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: The tour arrangement was perfect! All iteniraries discussed prior to reserving the tour package were fulfilled as stated.

The choice of tour guides and drivers were excellent! They would go far to providing us the best service, even if it's not originally stated in the tour reservation.

In brief, my husband and I had a fantastic holiday, as expected, thanks to the people "running the show" for us.

This Operator Reviews

14.
Client: John Walter - from United States
Trip: Egypt: Sights of Cairo and 5 Star Nile Cruise
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Thank you for contacting me about my trip. I had a WONDERFUL time in Egypt, the tour operator provided EXCEPTIONAL service for my visit. The owner in particular was a most kind and gracious hostess and insured that my arrangements were flawless! was a 10+.

I visited the following sites: Egyptian Museum in Cairo; The Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza; The High Dam and Philae Temple in Aswan; Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples while on a Nile Cruise; and, the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, Collossi of Memnon and Luxor and Karnak Temples in Luxor. All of these sites were well worth it to see! I would give all of my tours a score of 10. Each place I visited was unique, beautiful and historically significant.

I particularly wish to point out that Egypt is VERY SAFE for visitors. I would encourage anyone thinking of visiting Egypt to do so and not be concerned with safety. The people of Egypt are very friendly and helpful to visitors.

I hope this summarizes my experience briefly but sufficiently enough to relay the unforgettable experience I had on my trip.

Thank you for allowing me to express my views.
15.
Client: Christine Aben - from Canada
Trip: Egypt Holiday - Discover the Nile River
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Wayne and I would like to thank the tour operator,for all their help in making this happen.

Our driver Ayman, and the tour guides Yasser and Tayeb were very kind, helpful and knowledgeable.

We always felt perfectly safe everywhere in Egypt.

The Egyptian people were so friendly and welcoming.

We are telling everyone in Canada to go and see Egypt, and are giving your contact information to anyone who shows an interest.

Thank you again for an unforgettable journey
16.
Client: Jim Mooney - from United States
Trip: Egypt: Sights of Cairo and 5 Star Nile Cruise
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: The people I interacted with (guides, drivers, tour manager) all did a very good job of showing us the sights, teaching us about their country, and its history. Our accommodations were first rate.

They really took care of us and had a good sense of what we needed as first time visitors to Egypt. You should feel confidant with them as one of your referral companies.
17.
Client: GraceAnn Noble - from United States
Trip: Short Cairo Tour - Egypt: Special Offer
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Upon arrival I was greeted by Fooad, the manager, at the airport. I was driven to my hotel (The Zoser. I thought it was a very nice hotel, maybe a 3 star by European standards. It was clean, comfortable, and had a nice buffet that was available all day/ While Fooad explained about Egypt and it's culture. The first day at the hotel I just fell asleep, since I had been traveling extensively.

Day 2 I was met in the lobby by the driver I had yesterday from the airport. He took me to the Cairo museum where I met my guide, Maha. She is the best guide I had on my trip! (I had been traveling for 3 months). She was very nice, spoke perfect English, and would answer any questions that I had. Next time I go to Egypt (because I will be using this company again, I was very pleased) I will be contacting Maha and hopefully she can be my guide again.

After the Cairo museum we went to a few shops in the city (like a papyrus museum (they have BEAUTIFUL work there), a perfume store and an Egyptian Cotton museum). My favorite store was probably the Topaz Bazzar, lots of really neat things there :) And you're not hassled on the street to buy souvenirs. We of course made the stop at the Pyramids and the Sphinx. Maha took some awesome pictures of me there, I can't thank her enough!

Day three I was again met by my driver and we picked up Fooad on the way to the airport. As a single female traveler I felt very safe, even though Cairo was pretty much empty of tourists after the Revolution. I was never left alone except at the hotel. I highly recommend visiting Egypt, no lines lol!

Everyone is really friendly and they just want people to come back to visit their beautiful country. I really had no problems there, and this company will make sure that you have the time of your life there.
18.
Client: Bruce Barker - from United States
Trip: Egypt: Sights of Cairo and 5 Star Nile Cruise
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We had a wonderful time in Egypt, thanks to Lamia and her professional crew.

We had several different guides and drivers throughout our 12-day excursion, and at every step we were pleased with their helpfulness and attention to detail. The guides, with their vast knowledge of history, were simply amazing. My wife and I had chosen them because we wanted a more personal approach to exploring the country, and we were not disappointed. No large buses packed with tourists; even our largest group was quite small, and most of the time it was just us, a guide, and a driver. Exactly what we'd hoped for.

We felt we got a taste of the "real" Egypt, with some behind-the-scenes experiences that were certainly one of a kind. I'd be happy to recommend this company to anyone looking for a truly amazing experience in Egypt.

Thanks so much for a great online resource!
19.
Client: Henry de Labouchere - from Switzerland
Trip: Egypt Grand Tour
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: No problem saying a few words about our trip.

It was excellent on the part of the operator. They were very helpful, always there, open to our requests for small changes in the plans, extremely friendly and provided us with very knowledgeable, interesting and fun guides. We had no problems at all, except for a pretty rough train ride from Cairo to Aswan ( a very old 1st class sleeper wagon with no heating, only air conditioning which could not be turned off, and broken lights ).

The cruise on the “Monte Carlo” was perfect, transport from Luxor to the Red Sea was by private minivan ( just us 4 ). In fact, we were either on our own for the tours, or with max 4 other tourists, so never in large crowds for visits and explanations.

An rep was always there at every point of our trip. We never had to wait for anyone, and were always taken care of. Even in Hurghada, where we had no excursions planned, the rep met us in the hotel at 9:00 PM the first night, organized a safari in the desert for us, called us again to make sure everything was OK, and then took us to the bus station on departure day, bought the tickets and stayed with us until we boarded the bus. Great service, and no tip requested….

That’s it! I’d happily recommend the operator to any one, and have told this the Lamia, the “boss”, by e-mail and phone.
20.
Client: Ibrahim UNSAl - from Turkey
Trip: Short visit to Egypt
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We have completed an special holiday for 5 great days in Egypt.It was wonderful.
12 November was our 25th wedding annevarsary. I have planned this tour as a surprise for my wife.

Services proved by the operaotr was more than satisfactory.

They have collected us from airport,in Cairo and they have guided us for 3 days.We have stayed Hotel Zoserwhich was an acceptable 4 star.Wednesday night ,12 november just the date they have organized a cruise dinner.But more than my expactation they have provided roses for my wife and a cake,which we have cut on the stage.

Then they took us to Alexanderia Renaissance Hotel for a night.Up to noon time they have arranged a tour for some historical places.Next day they have taken us to Port Said,HotelHennan.Last they they took us back to cairo Airport.on the way back also we have passed through Peace Bridge and come back.

It was lovely holiday.

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