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Egypt: Sights of Cairo and 5 Star Nile Cruise

Spend 4 days in Cairo, enjoying the historical sights then relax on a Nile Cruise taking in the ancient wonders of Egypt.

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Client: John Walter - from United States
Trip: This 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.
2.
Client: Jim Mooney - from United States
Trip: This 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.
3.
Client: Bruce Barker - from United States
Trip: This 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!
4.
Client: Connie Gordon - from United States
Trip: This Trip: Egypt: Sights of Cairo and 5 Star Nile Cruise
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Our Egypt Tour was wonderful.

The private attention we got from our guide, tour manager and driver was refreshing in an age when many tours are so "large group" impersonal.

They really made us feel like guests not just tourists.
5.
Client: Peter Taylor - from United Kingdom
Trip: This Trip: Egypt: Sights of Cairo and 5 Star Nile Cruise
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: An excellent introduction to what Egypt has to offer. From the initial contact with Lamia to the send-off from Cairo, everything went smoothly.

We (a party of two) were met at the airport and guided through the formalities by Fouad, then transferred to our hotel (Zoser) - all at one o'clock in the morning. The hotel accommodation was quite acceptable. I liked the way Fouad checked out the room to make sure everything was working (e.g. the air-conditioning - essential at this time of year).

Our visit next day to the Egyptian Museum was mind-blowing - you really could get up close to the Tutankhamun exhibits. By the way, there is much more at the museum than just this exhibition. Rasha was our guide and brought it all alive. Ayman was our driver in Cairo - possessed of nerves of steel. The air-conditioned vehicle was comfortable and roomy. The afternoon concluded with a visit to Gizah (Pyramids and Sphinx).

During the day we were taken to a papyrus seller and goldsmith...

We went to Aswan on the overnight sleeper. The sleeping compartments are reasonably comfortable and air-conditioned. Don't take too much luggage - there's not a lot of floor space! The evening and morning 'meals' provided by the train company are terrible - they would do better not to provide them at all: next time I'll try and get the hotel to make up a packed meal before we leave.

The train ran late. All the same, we were met in the morning and transferred quickly to our Nile river boat - a floating hotel called the Nile Admiral. We didn't have time to book in - but our luggage was taken and we went straight on to an air-conditioned coach for our first excursion. All the excursions were excellent and guided by a first-class guide (Maged) - all part of the Nile Cruise package (Presidential is the company). Be aware that the trip to the Valley of the Kings is not included in the package: it is well worth booking on the boat, paying the extra - you won't regret it. The other point to remember is the early starts required to avoid the heat of the day.

The cruise itself was really relaxing. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The room was comfortable, the meals (three a day, plus afternoon tea!) were excellent. Cruising down the Nile is something else; you leave your cares behind in the wake of the boat. After three days (you soon lose track!), it was time to take the sleeper from Luxor back to Cairo - the same comments as before.

We went on the Sights of Cairo tour, taking in the central market - a bit of an anticlimax, as it was Sunday and the shopkeepers are mostly Christian; so it was mostly closed. Better at night-time, too, I would think.

We did go to the Sound and Vision show at the Pyramids (late night sitting). This was an excellent way to round off our trip.

The next day, we were again escorted to the airport and speedily sent on our way. I shall definitely return, bringing others of my family with me.
6.
Client: Nirav Shah - from United States
Trip: This Trip: Egypt: Sights of Cairo and 5 Star Nile Cruise
Rating: rating 4/5
Comment: Overall Experience - Strong Positive - 4/5

Pros - Ontime reception at the airport. Orderly and ontime tours. English speaking and knowledgeable guides. Excellent Nile Cruise. Beautiful scenery and monuments. Worthwhile experience

Cons - Local shopkeepers/ carriage drivers etc will hassle a
lot. Must haggle a lot for any purchase and still be doubtful of quality.
7.
Client: Willem Mouton - from South Africa
Trip: This Trip: Egypt: Sights of Cairo and 5 Star Nile Cruise
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: Every event for our tour package was very well organized and the tour guides and organizers was very professional and helpful.

Unlike some tours to other countries we have been to, the final cost of the tour was pretty close to our initial budget.

I would recommend this to any of my friends, and have already, and we also plan to visit again by the end of the year.
8.
Client: Chris Vear - from Latvia
Trip: This Trip: Egypt: Sights of Cairo and 5 Star Nile Cruise
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: Thank you for giving me the opportunity to comment.

We had a superb holiday in Egypt made all the more interesting by the very knowledgable guides that were provided, particularly Rasha. The hotel in Cairo - "Zoser" was of a good standard and although marked as 5 star would in all honesty be regarded as a good 3+ by European standards.

The tour company provided air conditioned transport, were very flexible in meeting our needs as a group (12 in total) and came up with an interesting and varied mix of excursions, the tourist police and armed guard were reassuring in their presence whilst remaining unobtrusive.

The only down side was the Cairo city element which due to the huge numbers of residents & crowding into all areas and rubbish in the streets gave a very poor impression to tourists, although maybe we should have expected this more than we did. Trying to cross the road on foot was an experience and the general standard of driving displayed by most of the residents within the city was close to a white knuckle ride of a fun fair, throughout which our driver to his credit maintained a calm approach giving much needed ressurance to the group.

However it wasn't all bad, the Pyramids and Sphynx as you would expect still remain a highlight. Cairo museum whilst containing superb artifacts left us all a bit saddened by the conditions in which the exhibits were kept. Although this should change soon with the building of a new purpose built site. The mini cruise down the Nile was well worth it and everyone agreed that it would have been better to extend that part by two days and reduce the stay in Cairo. Luxor and Aswan provided a good contrast and allowed us to see the real Egypt that we had anticipated.
9.
Client: N Ross McDonald. - from Australia
Trip: This Trip: Egypt: Sights of Cairo and 5 Star Nile Cruise
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: On behalf of our family, I would like to confirm that the operator made our Egypt holiday an
absolute pleasure!

We were given 5 star treatment by ALL of their employees & associates in person, the itinary was brilliant & on a number of occasions the staff went beyond our expectations, in terms of friendly & helpful customer service.

We thoroughly recommend this team to any potential tourists, who want to have a safe, secure, informative & fun tour of the great sites of Egypt.

Thanks to Lamia & her wonderfull team for a great holiday!!
10.
Client: Devendra Amin - from United States
Trip: This Trip: Egypt: Sights of Cairo and 5 Star Nile Cruise
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Our entire experience with this operator was great, they allowed me to customize the sites we wanted to visit and also made additions on the fly at reasonable cost.

We were met at each venue from Cairo airport to Abu Simbel with a knowledgeable coordinator and guide. We were never left waiting.

I wish we had had more time in Egypt to visit more places,
11.
Client: Daniela - from United States
Trip: This Trip: Egypt: Sights of Cairo and 5 Star Nile Cruise
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Our trip to Egypt was awesome!

Even a week after being home, we can't stop talking about it. It's truly an amazing experience to visit the temples, to stand in front of pyramids that are almost 5,000 years old, to set foot inside the burial chambers of these pyramids, to cruise the spectacular Nile River, to swim in the Mediterranean Sea and to experience true Egyptian hospitality.

We had a terrific driver (Ayman) and a great tour guide (Rasha), who invited us to her house to enjoy an Egyptian meal with her family.

Words can't describe how remarkable our vacation to Egypt really was...
12.
Client: Kevin & Susan - from United Kingdom
Trip: This Trip: Egypt: Sights of Cairo and 5 Star Nile Cruise
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Found the service of the greeters excellent, always on time,very polite & helpful.

The guides were very knowledgable, polite, helpful and made us feel very welcome.

Enjoyed the whole holiday and have already recommended your services to some of my friends who are considering a trip to Egypt later in the year.

Thank you for making it a memorable holiday.
13.
Client: Eddie Rohan - from Ireland
Trip: This Trip: Egypt: Sights of Cairo and 5 Star Nile Cruise
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I would like to endorse the use of the Egypt tour operator.

We found the company to be very helpful in organising our cruise and hotel and everything went very well.

I am happy to recommend them.
14.
Client: Kevin Williams - from United Kingdom
Trip: This Trip: Egypt: Sights of Cairo and 5 Star Nile Cruise
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: From start to finish we had a fantastic time. What they said would happen, happened.

Rasha, Mina and Mohammed, our guides, were excellent. Foaad was very attentive as our agent. I have already recommended the tour to many of my colleagues.
15.
Client: Theo Hermans - from Qatar
Trip: This Trip: Egypt: Sights of Cairo and 5 Star Nile Cruise
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We had a fabulous time. This tour company are a really great team. We were constantly met and looked after. I had my mother in law who is 79 years old with us and she also passed comment on the care given us by the team.

I would and have recommended them to others interested in travelling your region.

I can not thank Lamia and her people enough for the service and care given to us by her folks.
16.
Client: ReneƩ Vos and Family - from Kuwait
Trip: This Trip: Egypt: Sights of Cairo and 5 Star Nile Cruise
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: An enjoyable and memorable experience would be an understatement when describing our Unforgettable trip to Egypt.

The wonderful service and assistance we received from the tour operator was definitely one of the main reasons that our visit to Cairo and the Nile Cruise turned out to be one of the best travel experiences we've had. Whenever we had a query or a request, the reaction was overwelming.

We can heartily recommend this agency. Thank you once again for an excellent tour.

With best regards,
ReneƩ Vos and Family
17.
Client: Joyce OHara - from United Kingdom
Trip: This Trip: Egypt: Sights of Cairo and 5 Star Nile Cruise
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: They provided my family with a truly VIP service from the minute we arrived at the airport until we were safely chaperoned to our departing flight.

The staff and guides were all knowledgeable, kind courteous and provided the highest standard of customer sevice. In all my travels throughout the world during the past 20 years, we have not had better service.

We had a fantastic holiday with a balance of busy and interesting visits of cultural and historical importance as well as time to relax on the 5 star cruise and we completed our holiday by chilling out in luxury at the superb Hyatt Regency hotel on the edge of the beautiful Red Sea.

This was a truly memorable holiday and we plan to come back to Egypt in the near future.
18.
Client: Lauren Hurrell - from United Kingdom
Trip: This Trip: Egypt: Sights of Cairo and 5 Star Nile Cruise
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Myself and my partner had an amazing holiday in Egypt this summer and were extremely impressed with the whole experience. The quality of service we received throughout the tour was excellent and we were very pleased with the high standards of all accommodation and other facilities we were offered.

We were most impressed with the friendliness, accommodating nature and amazingly detailed level of knowledge we found with all of the guides we met on our tour.

This really helped to make our holiday an incredably enjoyable and memorable experience, and one which we have been happy to recommend to friends and family.
19.
Client: David Frankl - from United Kingdom
Trip: This Trip: Egypt: Sights of Cairo and 5 Star Nile Cruise
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We had a truly oustanding holiday. During the booking stage Lamia responded very quickly to our every request for changes, and the holiday was extremely good value.

In Egypt, the guides and representatives were always polite, courteous and made us feel very welcome. The itinerary was exceptional, and we had sufficient free time and at each stage we had a really good guide, with a good knowledge of English.

Each place, we were assured of the itinerary, and always the arrangements works splendidly. We both had a truly marvellous experience, and would like to thank all the staff for that.

We are willing to recommend you to others, and have already done so to our friends.
20.
Client: Donna Johns - from Australia
Trip: This Trip: Egypt: Sights of Cairo and 5 Star Nile Cruise
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We had a great time in Egypt and were very much surprised and delighted that everything went to plan (as we had booked, against local agent advice, direct on the Internet).

We had a great Tour Manager, our own mini bus at our disposal (which we hadn't realized) and our own private driver and guides (there were four persons travelling). It was more than we had imagined and we were really thrilled. Everything was no problem for them.

They were all very pleasant and made us feel very welcome. Our connections were smooth, communications great and would recommend them to anyone wanting to tour.

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