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Classic Egypt with Nile Cruise EG

Visiting: Egypt
Trip Duration 10 Days
 

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Classic Egypt with Nile CruiseScores 8.7 out of 10 based on 13 reviews
(9 out of 10)

Kimberly

Overall this was a very good trip. The leader and guides were very helpful and knowledgable. However, the hotel in Cairo is so noisey that we literally got no sleep betweeen the cars beeping and the roosters crowing- it was awful. We even changed rooms and still awful. Other travelers on the back side of the hotel did not have this issue so if you continue to use this hotel i would suggest putting your guests on the back part of the hotel. Also, while it may look less expensive having all the tours optional is really inconvenient and difficult to manage. All should be included and the price fixed- in the end i believe most of your travelers would be more satisfied.
Confirmed traveller: 10 April 2017
Published on: 13 April 2017
(8 out of 10)

Corrina

This tour is a great introduction to Egypt as it covers a lot of ground & sites in a short amount of time.
Be aware that the price you pay does not include all tours as many of these are optional including what I considered to be three of the most interesting & awe inspiring tours which were Abu Simbal, Philae Temple & Habu Temple & the Workers Tombs, so read the trip literature which itemises the costs. Not many tourists go to Habu Temple/the workers tombs but they are well worth visiting.
The optional tours are expensive when you consider the value of the pound against the Egyptian pound so consider this in your budget, although you could organise independently if you preferred. Also, you can pay for the optional tours with sterling, dollars or Egyptian pounds, so I would recommend taking sterling & just change what you want to spend as you go along for meals etc.
We were met by our tour leader before going through customs, who made sure we knew how to get our visas, so this was very easy.
Our tour leader Mohamed was knowledgable & very passionate about his country & it's culture and brought Egypt to life for us.
Tourism has been severely impacted as a result of recent media coverage so there were very few tourists at the pyramids & temples, which was great for us, but the impact on the many Egyptians who rely on tourism for a living means that we were all constantly hassled to buy goods / activities, which can be wearing. However, we never felt unsafe or concerned during our trip and the security checks at Luxor airport on the way home were by far the most thorough I have ever experienced.
Overall our visit to Egypt was a great experience & the boat on which we cruised the Nile on was superb; amazing accommodation & facilities, an unexpected luxury.
Confirmed traveller: 10 April 2017
Published on: 12 April 2017
(6 out of 10)

Michael

London
This is not a tour I would recommend, I know from my own experience that Explore runs much better tours, eg one to Rajasthan.

The itinerary is haphazard, too many essentials were optional extras, too much was missed out altogether.
Confirmed traveller: 14 November 2016
Published on: 16 November 2016

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(10 out of 10)

Joel

California
Easy and efficient way to see high points in Egypt.
Confirmed traveller: 14 November 2016
Published on: 15 November 2016
(10 out of 10)

Vanessa

Brighton
Highlight was valley of the kings and giza plateau. Tips would include being aware of all the extra optional trips and how much they cost as it will minimise the shock when you get there!! There are good value for money but would be nice to know in advance
Confirmed traveller: 28 December 2015
Published on: 31 December 2015
(9 out of 10)

-chi

Fremont
It was a short trip but it covered a lot of areas of interest.
Confirmed traveller: 26 October 2015
Published on: 03 November 2015
(10 out of 10)

Dianne

London
It was all good. The camel ride into the desert was fun. Valley of the Kings would be a highlight for myself
Confirmed traveller: 26 October 2015
Published on: 02 November 2015
(8 out of 10)

Martin

Gloucester
I had done most before but my partner was blown away by the temples, especially Karnak and Dier el-Madina.

My tip would be to try to overcome the continual demands for backshish even when not appropriate and when the Explore tip kitty would pay.

Mohamed, our tour leader provided outstanding support throughout the trip
Confirmed traveller: 26 October 2015
Published on: 30 October 2015
(8 out of 10)

Joyce

Edinburgh
I had a great trip don't get me wrong by the scoring, the tour guides knowledge of ancient Egypts history was never ending however I would have enjoyed hearing about the politics, agriculture, etc etc and with that information he was nor forthcoming. Food in the hotels and restaurants was good in some cases very good however beware of the buffet style meals on the boat, we all suffered from food poisoning
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed traveller: 21 September 2015
Published on: 07 October 2015
(8 out of 10)

Tanisha

Toronto
It was a great trip minus the Nile Cruise. I was sick from the second day on the boat and I am still recovering. I wasn't able to do some of the temples I would have liked to do because of this. The tour guide was very helpful and knowledgeable in history.

I was also informed that Explore booked other members flights while we had to book our own. This is still unclear.
Confirmed traveller: 21 September 2015
Published on: 29 September 2015