11 Day Classic Egypt with 4 Day Nile Cruise

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Additional Information:
This package is based on pre-confirmed flights from JFK via EgyptAir and may only be purchased with these flights.

The optional Abu Simbel by Air from Aswan will not be available on Oct 1, 8, and Nov 26 Departures.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

While very few improvements have been made in recent years, Egypt's history and culture have not changed but recent political events have left their mark on daily life. You may see more armed guards and police vehicle presence than in the past. Security is of primary importance and we encourage you to travel in groups and not alone. Hotels and ships are working hastily on their services to meet demands. Investments in the infrastructure are lagging behind. Therefore the buses and transfer vehicles, although clean and well maintained, they are an aging fleet. Most domestic flights from Cairo to Upper Egypt (Luxor, Aswan) depart in the early morning, requiring waking before dawn. Some common comforts such as hygiene may be lacking. Consider the local dress code and watch your diet. Eat cooked foods only and stick to bottled beverages. Due to Egypt's proximity to the Sahara Desert, local hot winds bring sand and dust visible everywhere.

This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking on some touring days as well as early starts. The pace is moderate, however, you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Traffic congestion and delays are common, particularly in downtown Cairo. This trip includes several different modes of transportation, including motorcoach, motorboat, and horse-drawn carriage, which require agility to embark and disembark. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Cairo, Cairo-New York
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Cairo-Luxor, Aswan-Cairo
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
    • 3 nights Cairo
    • 1 night Luxor
    • 4 nights Nile Cruise on the Queen of Hansa
    • 1 night Aswan
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 19 meals: 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
 

Special Features

  • Marvel at the oldest structure of the “seven wonders of the ancient world”, the Great Pyramid of Giza
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum that houses the world's largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts
  • Discover the Temple of Philae dedicated to the goddess Isis with its beautiful island location
  • Enjoy a 4-day cruise on the Nile and savor the spectacular scenery of the Nile Valley
  • Explore the imposing Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo
  • Tour the stunning Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, built in the Ptolemaic period
  • Visit the magnificent Temples of Karnak, dating back over 3,000 years
  • Admire the two colossal statues of Ramses at the entrance to the ancient Luxor Temple

Is This Trip Right for You?

While very few improvements have been made in recent years, Egypt's history and culture have not changed but recent political events have left their mark on daily life. You may see more armed guards and police vehicle presence than in the past. Security is of primary importance and we encourage you to travel in groups and not alone. Hotels and ships are working hastily on their services to meet demands. Investments in the infrastructure are lagging behind. Therefore the buses and transfer vehicles, although clean and well maintained, they are an aging fleet. Most domestic flights from Cairo to Upper Egypt (Luxor, Aswan) depart in the early morning, requiring waking before dawn. Some common comforts such as hygiene may be lacking. Consider the local dress code and watch your diet. Eat cooked foods only and stick to bottled beverages. Due to Egypt's proximity to the Sahara Desert, local hot winds bring sand and dust visible everywhere.

This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking on some touring days as well as early starts. The pace is moderate, however, you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Traffic congestion and delays are common, particularly in downtown Cairo. This trip includes several different modes of transportation, including motorcoach, motorboat, and horse-drawn carriage, which require agility to embark and disembark. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Egypt
Depart for Egypt

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Cairo
Welcome to Egypt, one of the world's greatest ancient civilizations. Arrive in Cairo and transfer to your hotel with the remainder of the day at leisure. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting at approximately 6pm and enjoy a Welcome Drink with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at your hotel
Overnight: Cairo

DAY 3, Thursday - The Pyramids & Sphinx of Giza
After breakfast, visit the Pyramids of Giza, built during the 3rd and 4th dynasties of the Old Kingdom. These monumental undertakings stand as a marvelous testimony to the almost unbelievable skill and determination of their builders. Get a close-up view of the Great Pyramid, built for the Pharaoh Khufu, as well as the Pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure. Not too far from the Pyramids, see the great Sphinx of Giza, the legendary statue with the head of a human and the body of a lion, amazing carved out of a huge piece of limestone. Leisure time this afternoon or, join the optional tour to Memphis & Sakkara with lunch. In Sakkara, site of hundreds of tombs, view the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser. Visit Memphis, the capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, founded by King Menes. Today, Memphis is an open-air museum highlighted by a giant statue of Ramses II. Next, visit a carpet school before heading back to your hotel.
Optional: Half Day Memphis & Sakkara with Lunch (PM)
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday - Egyptian Museum, Flight to Luxor
Begin the day with a visit to the Egyptian Museum. This neoclassical style building is located in Tahrir Square and houses the world's largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. Lunch is at a local restaurant before driving to the airport for your afternoon flight to Luxor. Spend the evening at leisure in Luxor
Overnight: Luxor
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Saturday - Temples of Karnak & Luxor, Nile Cruise Embarkation
After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of the East Bank. Visit the magnificent Temples of Karnak, dating back over 3,000 years. Walk along the avenue of the Sphinxes and marvel at the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 massive sandstone columns. After exploring this ancient structure, embark on the Nile Cruise. In the afternoon, visit Luxor Temple to admire the colossal statues of the great pharaoh Ramses II. After exploring this ancient structure, visit a shop where you can view a quick demonstration of how the papyrus paper is made from the papyrus grass
Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Sunday - Luxor West Bank
View the magnificence of the Luxor West Bank on this morning's optional excursion. Begin with a visit to the UNESCO listed Valley of the Kings , the necropolis of Thebes and admire the tombs of ancient Egypt's rulers. Next, head to the Temple of Hatshepsut, a colonnaded structure surrounded by cliffs and learn about the life of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt's famous female ruler. Visit an alabaster factory, where you can view a demonstration of grinding alabaster the old-fashioned way. Browse the extensive collection of alabaster pieces. Conclude the tour at the Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep II. Return to the ship for lunch, and continue sailing onward this afternoon
Optional: Excursion to the West Bank (AM)
Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Monday - Edfu Temples & Kom Ombo
This morning, visit the stunning Temples of Horus in Edfu, considered one of the best preserved of all the Egyptian Temples. It was built during the Ptolemaic times and was completed over a 180-year period. The temple is dedicated to the falcon god Horus, son of Isis and Osiris. Its extravagant design and sheer size is an indication of the country's prosperity at the time. Next, tour the imposing Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to Horus, the Sky God and Sobek, the Crocodile God. Admire the fascinating detailed reliefs on the walls. Return to the ship for overnight
Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Tuesday - Cruise to Aswan
Spend the morning at leisure, or join the optional tour of Abu Simbel. A flight from Aswan transports you back in time to the might Temple of Abu Simbel, reclaimed from the floodwaters of the Aswan High Dam and totally reconstructed in the present location. The site is dominated by the looming twin temples of Ramses II and his wife Queen Nefertari. It is one of the most recognizable ancient sites of Egypt. Afterwards, fly back to Aswan. Choose to relax the rest of the evening, or take part in an optional Aswan Felucca Ride. Enjoy a relaxing cruise aboard a felucca, the traditional sailboat of Egypt used along the Nile
*The optional Abu Simbel by Air from Aswan will not be available on Oct 1, 8, and Nov 26 Departures
Optional: Abu Simbel by Air from Aswan (AM)*
Optional: Aswan Felucca Ride (PM)
Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Wednesday - Disembarkation, Aswan High Dam, Philae Temple
This morning, after disembarking from your cruise ship, explore Aswan, an ancient frontier town. Take a tour to Philae Temple dedicated to the goddess Isis. Arrive by motorboat and marvel at the Temple's beautiful island location. Continue to the spectacular Aswan High Dam, an engineering miracle when originally constructed in the 1960s. The dam brought an end to the Nile's devastating floods. Visit a perfume shop and learn how these scents are made. Afterwards, check in to your hotel for overnight in Aswan
Overnight: Aswan
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Thursday - Flight to Cairo
After breakfast, check out and drive to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Transfer to your hotel upon arrival. Spend time at leisure, or join the optional tour of Coptic Cairo. Visit the famed Hanging Church, a place of Orthodox worship constructed in the 3rd century. Next, see Abu Serga, known formally as Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church. This place has great significance as it is believed to be the spot where the Holy Family spent time during their journey in Egypt. Continue towards Ben Ezra synagogue, which is the reputed location of Moses' discovery as a baby. Lunch at a local restaurant is included. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers
Optional: Coptic Cairo with Lunch
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Friday - Depart Egypt
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Cruise sailing times are subject to change.

At certain times of the year your itinerary may be amended to travel early in the morning and late afternoon to avoid the heat.

Order or duration of some visits may be affected during official holidays.

Due to regional laws, hotels and restaurants will not serve alcoholic beverages on certain holidays. On these days, no wine or beer will be included with dinner.

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Half Day Memphis & Sakkara with lunch

Travel to Memphis, capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, founded by King Menes around 3100 BC. Now, it is an open-air museum highlighted by a giant statue of Ramses II. Next, continue on to Sakkara, site of hundreds of tombs, serving as the necropolis for the ancient capital, Memphis. Here, you can view the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser, considered to be the oldest pyramid in Egypt. Tour includes lunch in a local restaurant.

Pick-up and drop-off details will be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

Day #3 01 Sep 2019 - 30 Jun 2020 $59.00
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Excursion to West Bank

Embark on a tour of the UNESCO listed Valley of the Kings, the necropolis of Thebes and uncover the mysteries behind Luxor West Bank. Explore the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, a colonnaded structure surrounded by cliffs and learn about Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s famous female ruler. Afterward, visit an alabaster factory and observe how this soft mineral is processed. Conclude the tour at the Colossi of Memnon. The Colossi are two massive statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III that were built to guard the entrance of Amenhotep’s memorial temple.

Pick-up and drop-off details will be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

Day #6 01 Sep 2019 - 30 Jun 2020 $49.00
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Abu Simbel by Air from Aswan

A flight from Aswan transports you back in time to the mighty Temple of Abu Simbel, reclaimed from the floodwaters of the Aswan High Dam and totally reconstructed in the present location. The site is dominated by the looming twin temples of Ramses II and his wife Queen Nefertari. It is one of the most recognizable ancient sites of Egypt. Step inside the Great Temple and admire the colossal standing statues of Ramses II. Proceed to the Temple of Hathor to view the murals with images of the goddess Hathor and Queen Nefertari.

Pick-up and drop-off details will be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5.5 hours

*Advance purchase is highly recommended for this tour. Tickets are limited and will not be available for purchase locally. Tickets will be available up to 70 days prior to travel for purchase.

Day #8 08 Oct 2019 - 02 Jun 2020 $299.00
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Aswan Felucca Ride

Enjoy a relaxing ride aboard a felucca, the traditional sailboat of Egypt used along the Nile. Glide gently down the river and catch the refreshing breeze while witnessing the beautiful scenery of the Nile Valley. Experience the peace and tranquility of the area during your one hour cruise.

Pick-up and drop-off details will be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Day #8 01 Sep 2019 - 30 Jun 2020 $19.00
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Coptic Cairo with lunch

Visit the famed Hanging Church, a place of Orthodox worship constructed in the 3rd century. Next, see Abu Serga, known formally as Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church. This place has great significance as it is believed to be the spot where the Holy Family spent time during their journey in Egypt. Continue towards Ben Ezra synagogue, which is the reputed location of Moses' discovery as a baby. Lunch at a local restaurant is included.

Pick-up and drop-off details will be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5.5 hours.

Day #10 01 Sep 2019 - 30 Jun 2020 $49.00
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7 Day Egypt's Pyramids, April 2019
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Absolutely amazing experience! From the pick up at the airport to the guided tours and meals, it was a stress free experience. You guys did all the thinking for me and that made all the difference! Hoping to go to china in the future!

Shaji T. New Rochelle, NY
9 Day Classic Egypt with 3 Day Nile Cruise, April 2019
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Top 5 trip of a lifetime! Amazing. Stunning. Fulfilling. I've wanted to see the pyramids since I was a teenager and it was a long time to wait. We saw the pyramids...……..and SO. MUCH. MORE. Thank you, Gate 1 for making a dream come true.

Cheryl M. Las Vegas, NV
7 Day Egypt's Pyramids, March 2019
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I had a wonderful time in Egypt. It exceeded all my expectations and I want to add that we had an excellent guide throughout. Husam was knowledgeable, helpful, and went over and above to ensure we had a great time and felt safe. This was my first time traveling solo and at all times he made himself accessible to all my questions and helped in countless ways. He is definitely an asset to the company. Once again Gate 1 knocked it out of the park!! I can’t wait until my next adventure with Gate 1.

Dahlia G. Miami, FL
7 Day Egypt's Pyramids, March 2019
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BEST.TRIP.EVER. I will NEVER book with anyone except GATE 1. I feel like I have an entirely new FAMILY on every single trip I take. If I could adopt our tour guide, Hossam, I would do it in a heartbeat!!! Thank you for all you do at Gate 1. If it weren't for you and my yearly 'escapes', I don't think I would be enjoying life near as much.

Julie M. Camp Hill, PA
9 Day Classic Egypt with 3 Day Nile Cruise, February 2019
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The Egypt Gate 1 trip was truly amazing---we arose early, but that was to beat the crowds at the pyramids, Sphinx, and all the other awesome sites that are part of this incredible visit to an ancient land. The early mornings were definitely worth the effort! As a result of our early arrivals, we were able to easily visit all the sites on the itinerary before the crowds arrived. I was mesmerized by all the history----the hieroglyphs in the tombs located in the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens, they were extraordinary! The colors were original and it was hard to believe that the vivid colors had never been re-touched! In addition, the Nile River Cruise on the MS Queen of Hansa ship was a lot of fun and there was always a huge buffet for us to enjoy morning, noon and night! One night many in our group dressed in Egyptian clothes and danced around the room with the professional dancers----it was so much fun! I swear that we had the very best tour manager possible in Neveen. She is an Egyptologist by profession and she added an immense depth to our learning about Egypt's history, customs and people! What a wonderful trip is was!!! I want to go back again!

Jean P. Arlington, TX
7 Day Egypt's Pyramids, February 2019
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We had a wonderful time! Gate 1 travel treated us with unsurpassed professionalism. From scheduling to the unlimited information Mr. Amro shared with us during the tours, we felt this trip was well worth it. A trip of a lifetime that gave us memories to last forever!

Edward R. Auburn, NY
9 Day Classic Egypt with 4 Day Nile Cruise, January 2019
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My trip to Egypt was amazing. I not only loved the sites, I truly enjoyed all of the history that went along with each one. Our tour guide, Moufid, was so knowledgeable about all things Egypt. The Nile River cruise was wonderful. I could not stop taking pictures. I highly recommend this amazing trip.

Penny H. Stone Mountain, GA
9 Day Classic Egypt with 3 Day Nile Cruise, January 2019
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Everything about the trip, tour, country were amazing! Gate 1 made traveling to Egypt accessible and I saw so much more than I could have thought. Our tour manager Amr was wonderful, he brought the sites to life and I learned so much about the ancient culture and history. Thanks to Amr and Gate 1 for a PERFECT trip, a trip of a lifetime!

Stephanie D. Abington, MA
9 Day Classic Egypt with 3 Day Nile Cruise, January 2019
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This trip to Egypt beat our expectations. Amr, our tour guide, was very professional and managed all aspects of the tour very efficiently. He made sure that he maximized every opportunity so that we could avoid long lines and crowds. All his early morning wake-up calls were definitely worthwhile and appreciated as he packed a lot of touring into each day. The hotels were excellent as was the Nile river cruise ship, the Hansa. Also, the choice of food was very good and included many ethnic food choices. Overall, the tour was very enjoyable and as well as very educational - a great value for anyone wanting an intense exposure to Egypt's ancient history.

Patricia T. British Columbia, Canada
9 Day Classic Egypt with 4 Day Nile Cruise, January 2019
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The best one so far. Our guide was amazing in every way. Super knowledgeable, kind, patient, generous, professional but approachable, and wonderful communication skills. I can’t say enough good things about this wonderful man!

Linda H. Dana Point, CA
9 Day Classic Egypt with 4 Day Nile Cruise, October 2018
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Fabulous! Guide was excellent. Group was big, 40 people. All very nice. Itinerary was full of exciting sites. Our riverboat was very nice. The staff was warm and welcoming and gave us outstanding service. The Marriott was a perfect hotel choice. Restaurants, shops and very nice rooms ... We had everything and there was no need to leave the complex. We felt very safe on the entire trip ..... Thank you Gate 1.

Richard V. Inver Grove, MN
9 Day Classic Egypt with 3 Day Nile Cruise, October 2018
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Egypt was truly amazing - I am so glad that Gate 1 has started the tours again there. And so is Egypt! We were warmly welcomed everywhere we went. You really do have to be there to appreciate the scale of the temples and pyramids and the contrast of the Nile and the desert. Already looking for my next adventure.

Nancy G. Waxahachie, TX
9 Day Classic Egypt with 3 Day Nile Cruise, October 2018
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The trip was terrific! Our tour guide, Mohammad is the best! Every single staff did a wonderful job. Very organized and wonderful tour.

Hauoi C. New York, NY
9 Day Classic Egypt with 3 Day Nile Cruise, October 2018
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OMG the trip was spectacular. Our tour guide, Mohammand, was fantastic. The entire trip was well orchestrated and I don't have any complaints. Can't wait to do another trip with you guys.

Janis V. Palm Coast, FL
9 Day Classic Egypt with 3 Day Nile Cruise, October 2018
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It was fantastic! Our guide Hassam was very knowledgeable and kept our large group on track. The hotels were wonderful. The sights were incredible and we felt very safe.

Judy Y. Saint Charles, MO
9 Day Classic Egypt with 3 Day Nile Cruise, October 2018
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No words can describe the happiness we experienced on this Egypt trip!

Gilda A. Miami Beach, FL
9 Day Affordable Egypt with 3 Day Nile Cruise, January 2011
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We had such a wonderful and amazing time in Egypt with Gate 1 Travel.

 
We had such an amazing and great tour guide, Amro!! He was completely professional, personal, effecient, very knowledgable, and most of all protective of all of us, considering we were in a foreign country and having the demonstations starting.  We fortunately left before the uprising in Egypt, and made it back to New York safely.
 
I would definitely reccommend Gate 1 Travel to people, and my brother and sister-in-law are already planning on booking a trip with you for a trip to Italy. 
 
Thank you once again for the very memorable experience.

Kimberly M. Floral Park, NY
15 Day Egypt with Red Sea & 7 Day Nile Cruise, January 2011
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The trip was better than I had ever hoped.  I did not plan to be in on a Revolution, but that's how it goes. It makes a great story. We got out fine the day before they started to cancel flights.  Ibrahim was the best guide I have ever had.  He is so knowledgeable on every aspect of Egypt's history and culture.  The Miridian Hotel and the Red Sea Resort were great. The crew on the boat was terrific and the food excellent.  I will certainly book with you again.

Beverly F. Saint Paul, MN
12 Day Egypt with Red Sea & 4 Day Nile Cruise, January 2011
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Wonderful  and very exciting !!    Your people did a great job of taking care of all of us under extreme conditions.  Your company is to be commended and thanked.

Dave S. Weeki Wachee, FL
10 Day Discovery of Egypt with 4 Day Nile Cruise, January 2011
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Thank you.  We loved it. It was one of the best vacations we have taken.  We are thankful we had a safe trip and hope that our tour guide, Hossam, remains safe.

Sharon J. Troy, IL
10 Day Discovery of Egypt with 4 Day Nile Cruise, January 2011
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I have nothing but praise for Gate 1 Travel. They took care of me from the time I landed. Every minor detail of the trip was taken care of. The guide, Mr.Hossum, was very knowledgeable and nice. When I take my next trip, it will be through Gate 1.

Sain K. Tucson, AZ
10 Day Egypt with 6 Day Nile Cruise, January 2011
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We had the trip of a lifetime! Our tour guide, Shereen, was absolutely wonderful!  Her knowledge of Egyptian history, culture and religion was tremendous!  Her experience as a tour guide was beyond all expectation! She took care of us all, had us up early to get to our destinations and kept us all safe and healthy, with her guidance no one got ill or in trouble.

My husband and I are still floating on a cloud of excitement from our wonderful trip. We learned so much from our guide Shereen. Thank you to Shereen and Gait 1 for a far better trip than we could have ever imagined.

 

Jason W. Ocala, FL
11 Day Jordan & Egypt: from Petra to the Nile River, January 2011
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Jordan with Petra was the highlight for me.  Our guide was Samer,  We appreciated his services very much. The Kam Zeman dinner was not notable.  On the road to Petra, I very much enjoyed Midway Castle and regret that it was only a brief stop.  I saw some of the best Jordanian art plates and vases there.

Despite the disappointments of not getting to the Pyramids and other Cairo scheduled stops during the Egyptian portion of the tour, we thoroughly enjoyed Aswan, the cruise and Luxor (both banks). Our guide during this portion was Fatma.  She was marvelous, simply marvelous, and that was before the Egyptian uprising troubles began. As the situation deteriorated, she was constantly in touch with every official, Gate1 and Egyptian, that seemed useful.  I think she salvaged a number of optional tours (Thebes and Karnak) that might have been lost with a less experienced and knowledgeable guide. Her depth of knowledge of Egyptology and local officials and conditions were invaluable.

No need to banter on ... we had a great trip.  Gate 1 Travel will be high on our list of tour operators.

Rex W. Redmond, WA
15 Day Egypt with Red Sea & 7 Day Nile Cruise, January 2011
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Our trip was FABULOUS!  Ibrahim was the best guide ever.  Loved every site, hotel, Neptune and on and on.  We're sending people your way once the protests settle down.  In summary, everything you said about the trip was true or even better than you explained.  We will surely travel with Gate 1 again.  And a big plus was the 34 people traveling with us.  We had so much fun together. 

Jean D. Saint Paul, MN
12 Day Egypt with Red Sea & 4 Day Nile Cruise, December 2010
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The best trip ever. Our tour guide, Hishem, was excellent. He really made the trip enjoyable. His knowledge was unbelievable! Everyone in Egypt was friendly and hospitable. The accommodations were very good and the food was also very good. It exceeded our expectations. I am so glad I used Gate 1, we had great time.

Laurie S. Greensboro, NC
8 Day Affordable Egypt with 3 Day Nile Cruise, December 2010
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The trip was EXCELLENT! This was my third Gate 1 trip, and it will definitely not be my last - the value-for-cost is remarkable, especially the way you keep the single supplement cost as low as you do.

As with any tour, the guide can make or break it, and in Egypt we were really fortunate to have Moufid as our guide. He has a phenomenal breadth and depth of knowledge about both ancient and modern Egypt, and had a most enthusiastic way of communicating that knowledge. He made sure we got the most out of our limited time at each stop. The trip definitely lived up to its billing as an intense, fast-paced overview. I'd love to go back some day, but even if that's not possible, I have many wonderful memories!

Jeanne P. Yorktown Heights, NY
8 Day Affordable Egypt with 3 Day Nile Cruise, December 2010
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The trip was fabulous. Everything was very well organized and well planned. But what made this trip so special was our guide, Maufad.

Renate and I have been very fortunate this year to have traveled all over the world, but never have we encountered a guide so knowledgeable, friendly, patient and caring as Moufad. He knew every answer to every question, made special arrangements for us along the way, and generally did everything he could to make this trip the best experience we had all year. Thank you for organizing a wonderful trip, and especially thank you for providing us with Moufad.

Michael G. & Renate H. Newtown Square, PA
8 Day Affordable Egypt with 3 Day Nile Cruise, December 2010
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We enjoyed the trip immensely due to the fact that we had a good group and our Tour coordinator was wonderful. He was so good that most of us learnt a lot from him. Mr. Monsour is a scholar in Egyptian history indeed. His ability to manage the Tour and look after the needs of the group members was also very good. We have no hesitation in saying that you should have him and people of similar depth of knowledge as tour coordinators for future travelers. He was simply very good. We are thankful that we had him. All in all the trip was, though hectic, very enjoyable.

Mandipa D. Peekskill, NY
15 Day Egypt with Red Sea & 7 Day Nile Cruise, December 2010
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The trip was great. In the past 15 months, we've traveled/toured with Gate 1 three times. Belgium and the Netherlands in October, Israel in February and now Egypt.

The minute we arrived at the Cairo airport, a Gate 1 Travel rep was there waiting, enthusiastic and with a smile. The service was great along with the hotel locations. Amro, our tour guide, was fantastic. He went above and beyond, was always mindful, open to any question and willing to sharing his knowledge about ancient Egypt. Our next trip is to China with a side trip to Tibet.

Belinda B. Anchorage, AK
15 Day Egypt with Red Sea & 7 Day Nile Cruise, November 2010
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Egypt was great! This was probably the most exotic place we have ever been to. As our guide pointed out, Egypt is a Third World Country; much poverty. The souvenir hawkers are very annoying, but once you learn to ignore them, its fine. Once you are outside of Cairo and in the countryside, people everywhere wear the traditional style dress. Nothing has changed for hundreds if not thousands of years. People still farm using animals: oxen, water buffalo, donkeys, and horses. I think if Jesus got off the bus, he would be in familiar surroundings.

Our Nile cruise ship, Neptune was perhaps a little outdated, compared to the other ships, but this was perfect for us. When traveling, we like to stay in older hotels as they have so much more character than the new modern facilities. The Neptune gave us more of a sense of what a Nile cruise used to be like, before everything became so generic. The rooms were quite spacious with beautiful dark paneling, and the food was superb. I wish we could have brought the chef home with us.

The sights are incredible: pyramids, temples, monuments, etc. The ancient Pharaohs built to impress, and they still impress today. The word awesome cannot describe it. We see photos and know that these places are magnificent, but photos can't capture it. When you stand at the foot of these places and look up at them, you are truly in awe. Our guide, Hanan, was extremely knowledgeable about the antiquities, and very enthusiastic. She was wonderful, and worked arduously to make everything move along smoothly. I can't thank her enough for all she did. This is one place on our planet that everyone should visit at least once. I highly recommend it.

Art B. Mentor, OH
15 Day Egypt with Red Sea & 7 Day Nile Cruise, November 2010
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Our trip was wonderful. The ship and hotels were very nice. The best part of our trip was our guide Shareen. She was by far the best guide we have ever experienced. Her knowledge of Egypt and its history was extensive, but she had a way of bringing it all to life and making it interesting for a group of forty people, which was no easy task. She also kept everything running smoothly even though the schedules had to be changed a couple of times. She addressed every issue in a timely and pleasant manner and was always a joy to spend time with. She made our trip a thousand times better and we feel honored to have met her.

Diana & Mark D. Dothan, AL
12 Day Egypt with Red Sea & 4 Day Nile Cruise, December 2010
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The trip was fantastic. You were right on the money with everything you told us including the Visa. It was an easy trip to a counter near immigration and a $20.00 fee. The only crimp in the trip was that Air France didn't get our luggage to us in Cairo when we landed and we had to wait 3 days to get it in Hurgada. The people with Gate 1 were absolutely the "best"! Our guide, Hisham, was beyond fantastic! He was an absolute doctoral level authority on all things Egyptian and made us feel like we had been one of his lifelong best friends. He took our daughter Catherine under his wing (knowing she was interested in graduate Egyptian studies) and spent so much time with her! The trip was life changing! Gate 1 has it down! Thank you for all your help!

Frederick E. Vineland, NJ
15 Day Egypt with Red Sea & 7 Day Nile Cruise, November 2010
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My sister and I had the most wonderful time in Egypt, I would highly recommend the tour to anyone who is considering going there. Our tour guide, Neveen, was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable on everything from temples to our smallest concerns and most professional. I cannot say enough about her and everyone in the 'Isis' group totally agreed that she made our experience very special. I will most definitely choose Gate 1 for my next adventure.

Pauline R. Croton Hudson, NY
12 Day Egypt with Red Sea & 4 Day Nile Cruise, November 2010
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The trip was wonderful and we enjoyed every moment, though hectic. Planning and coordination was amazing. We never had to wait for anything. Planning for visits and timing were perfect and helped us see most of Egypt. Our guide, Hassan, was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and he really took care of all our needs. The cruise on the Nile was enjoyable and brought together all members of the group. We went to Egypt as strangers and came back as friends, thanks to Hassan. He made us feel at home in every place.

Subba R. Cherry Hill, NJ
10 Day Egypt with 6 Day Nile Cruise, November 2010
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The trip was very nice and we enjoyed every minute of it, especially not having so many people in our group. Also, I would like to congratulate Gate 1 Travel for having such an experienced tour guide who really made our trip more enjoyable and interesting.

I have recommended Gate 1 Travel and I will be contacting you for a future trip.

Karina D. Santa Rosa, CA
10 Day Discovery of Egypt with 4 Day Nile Cruise, October 2010
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The trip was wonderful! We had a great tour manager, Amir, who brought ancient history alive for us! We also visited a farming family who demonstrated how they're self-sustained from their land, from grinding corn on 200 year old stones to braiding rope from plant fibers. I understand that we were only the second group to do that, and it was a valuable experience. And, also extremely valuable, on Day 7 Amir conducted a question and answer session while we were cruising to Aswan to answer our accumulated questions on present day culture of Egypt.

Regarding gratuities, it would be very helpful to note that $1.00 bills are great to bring along for tipping, because smaller bills in Egyptian pounds are hard to come by. In general, dollars were accepted for everything and use of a Visa was very limited....cash, cash, cash either pounds or dollars.

The trip was terrific, and we'll definitely book with Gate 1 Travel in the future.

Marsha P. & Carol P. State College, PA
10 Day Discovery of Egypt with 4 Day Nile Cruise, October 2010
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Absolutely wonderful, fantastic! There aren't enough adjectives to describe the incredible time that we had. Amr was one of the best guides we could have hoped for. I've been telling all of our friends about the tour and Gate 1/ We already have 2-3 couples looking into doing a similar tour with Gate 1 in the near future. It was everything that I'd hoped for and even more. Thank you for your exceptional service!!

Jan E. Mulino, OR
10 Day Discovery of Egypt with 4 Day Nile Cruise, October 2010
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The trip was great. Everything was top draw. What an experience! The Pavillon Winter Hotel in Luxor was the best. Our guide, Amir, was terrific, so well organized and so very nice.
Amir is a KEEPER! Gate 1 travel is also a keeper, never fails to disappoint. Keep up the good work. Thank you.

Judy J. Clinton, CT
10 Day Discovery of Egypt with 4 Day Nile Cruise, October 2010
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The trip was great. Amir was a wonderful tour guide and very professional in every way. I can not say enough positive things about him. It was a trip of a lifetime and I hope to return some day. Thank you for all of your help as well. I will recommend Gate 1 and you, Carol Ann, to anyone I meet looking to book a tour.

Jane P. Kansas City, MO

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