17 Day Crown of Egypt with 4 Day First Class Nile Cruise & Jordan

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Optional tours and gratuities.


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

Luggage restrictions for intra-flights (Cairo-Luxor, Aswan-Cairo, Cairo-Amman, Amman-Cairo) have a weight limit of 33 pounds per person for checked baggage. This differs from international flights and should be taken into account when preparing for your trip.

During Ramadan (Mar 22 - Apr 21, 2023), historic and cultural sites may close early and operate with minimal staff. The order of sightseeing may be changed to accommodate the holiday observance. Traffic congestion is common during Ramadan. Some hotels and restaurants may not serve alcoholic beverages. Entertainment may be limited to be respectful of the holiday observance. Modest dress is suggested during Ramadan (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops). Use discretion when drinking, eating, and smoking in public between sunrise and sunset.


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?

Egypt's history and culture have not changed but current political and cultural events have left their mark on daily life. Security is of primary importance and you may see more armed guards and police vehicle presence .We encourage you to travel in groups and not alone. Many domestic flights from Cairo to Upper Egypt (Luxor, Aswan) depart in the early morning, requiring waking before dawn. Early morning touring is employed when possible in order to avoid mid-day sun and humidity. Local dress code, hygiene and diet recommendations are provided. Due to Egypt's proximity to the Sahara Desert, local hot winds bring sand and dust everywhere.

This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. 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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This package is based on pre-confirmed flights from JFK via EgyptAir and may only be purchased with these flights


Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Cairo, Cairo-New York
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Cairo-Luxor, Aswan-Cairo, Cairo-Amman & Amman-Cairo
  • 15 nights First Class accommodations
    • 5 nights Cairo
    • 4 nights Nile Cruise on the MS Esplanade
    • 1 night Aswan
    • 2 nights Dead Sea
    • 2 night Petra
    • 1 night Amman
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 32 meals: 15 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Visa to Jordan
 

Special Features

  • Marvel at the oldest structure of the "seven wonders of the ancient world", the Great Pyramid of Giza
  • View the world-famous Aswan High Dam, an engineering miracle, built in the 1960s
  • Discover the Temple of Philae dedicated to the goddess Isis with its beautiful island location
  • Enjoy a 4-day cruise on the Nile and admire 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 II at the entrance to the ancient Luxor Temple
  • Enjoy a city tour of Amman, capital of the Kingdom of Jordan
  • Explore astonishing Petra, the Nabatean city sculpted from rock

Is This Trip Right for You?

Egypt's history and culture have not changed but current political and cultural events have left their mark on daily life. Security is of primary importance and you may see more armed guards and police vehicle presence .We encourage you to travel in groups and not alone. Many domestic flights from Cairo to Upper Egypt (Luxor, Aswan) depart in the early morning, requiring waking before dawn. Early morning touring is employed when possible in order to avoid mid-day sun and humidity. Local dress code, hygiene and diet recommendations are provided. Due to Egypt's proximity to the Sahara Desert, local hot winds bring sand and dust everywhere.

This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. 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, Wednesday - Depart for Egypt
Depart for Egypt

DAY 2, Thursday - 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. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at approximately 6 PM, followed by a light dinner
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Friday - 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, amazingly carved out of one huge piece of limestone. Leisure time this afternoon, or join the optional tour to Sakkara with lunch. In Sakkara, site of hundreds of tombs, view the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser. Next, visit a carpet school before heading back to your hotel
Optional: Sakkara Pyramids with Lunch (PM)
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Flight to Luxor, Temples of Karnak & Luxor, Nile Cruise Embarkation
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and drive to the airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival in Luxor, 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. Next, visit a shop where you can view a brief demonstration of how papyrus paper is made from the papyrus grass
Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Sunday - Full Day Luxor
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 6, 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 dinner
Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Tuesday - Cruise to Aswan
Spend the morning at leisure, or join the optional to Abu Simbel temples. An early morning bus ride from Aswan transports you back in time to the mighty Temples 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, drive 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
Optional: Abu Simbel by Bus (AM)
Optional: Aswan Felucca Ride (PM)
Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, 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. Stop at a local perfume shop. During your visit, you can watch the creation of perfumes. Select a fragrance and choose from a wide selection of glass bottle containers. 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. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy an afternoon at leisure or join the optional Nubian Village visit. On this tour, board a motorboat and cruise along the Nile River to a Nubian village. Along the way, admire the sweeping views over the river. Upon arrival, visit a traditional Nubian village in Aswan. Get an insight into the culture, history, and lifestyle of one of Africa's oldest civilizations. Enjoy a drink at one of the colorful rural houses, nestled amongst the natural scenery. Walk through the local market to get a taste of the unique culture and traditions
Optional: Nubian Village Visit (PM)
Overnight: Aswan
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Thursday - Flight to Cairo
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure or join the optional Half Day Coptic Cairo with lunch. Make your way to the Old Cairo, this area is the original home of the Coptic Christians, one of the world's oldest Christian denominations. Here, visit the Hanging Church, that was built in the 7th century. Admire the courtyard and interior with its elaborate wooden screen, marble pulpit and icons. Proceed to Abu Serga, a 5th-century Coptic church and hear how the church was built over the site of a cave, believed to have sheltered the Holy Family during their flight into Egypt. Then, tour the Ben Ezra Synagogue, once a Christian church
Optional: Half Day Coptic Cairo with lunch
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Friday - Full Day Cairo
Spend the day at leisure in Cairo, or join the optional Egyptian Museum & Khan El Khalili bazaar with lunch. Begin with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, a neoclassical style building located in Tahrir Square that houses the world's largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. After lunch, continue to Khan el Khalili bazaar to browse vibrant displays of fabrics, handicrafts, and antiques
Optional: Egyptian Museum & Khan El Khalili with lunch (AM)
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Saturday - Flight to Amman, Travel to the Dead Sea
This morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Amman, the capital of Jordan. Upon arrival, travel to the Dead Sea. Spend the remainder of the day discovering the beauty of the Dead Sea before checking in to you hotel for dinner
Overnight: Dead Sea
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Sunday - Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ
Spend your morning at the archaeological World Heritage Site in Jordan known as the "Bethany Beyond the Jordan." Located on the east bank of the Jordan river, it is considered to be the original location of the Baptism of Jesus. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel
Overnight: Dead Sea
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Monday - Shobak Castle, Madaba, Mount Nebo
Today, drive towards Petra. En route, visit Mount Nebo, the reputed burial site of Moses, overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Continue to the mosaic city of Madaba, where an ancient map of the Holy Land is set into the floor of Saint George's Church. Afterward, stop at Moses Springs and visit a mosaic school and workshop where you will have the opportunity to learn about this incredible craft. After lunch in Madaba, proceed to Shobak Castle. The ruins of this Crusader castle are located just east of Arabah. Arrive in Petra for overnight and dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Petra
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14, Tuesday - Petra City Tour
An astonishing day exploring Petra! Enter the "rose red" city hand-sculpted from a mountain range by the Nabateans in the 3rd century BC. Begin your walk (or ride) through the "Siq", a winding canyon road. At the end, you'll gaze in total amazement at Petra's most extraordinary monument - the towering Treasury building rising over 140 feet. Beyond, discover soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a theatre, burial chambers and water channels - all remnants of a once great Nabatean culture. Today, Petra is both a Jordanian national treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Overnight: Petra
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15, Wednesday - Kerak Castle Visit, Amman City Tour
Depart Petra this morning and travel north, towards Amman. En route, we visit Kerak, situated on the King's Way. The city is known for its Crusader Kerak castle, dating back to the 12th century. Tour the imposing fort that consists of stone-vaulted halls and endless passageways, then after lunch at a local restaurant continue north for a city tour of Amman, often referred to as the "White City" because of the white stone used to build the houses. The tour will take you to the museums, the Citadel, the Roman Amphitheater, the souks, and the city's modern district. The balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Amman
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 16, Thursday - Jerash, Flight to Cairo
Today, embark on a tour to the city of Jerash, the best-preserved example of Roman civilization in Jordan. Jerash, part of the Decapolis (the ten large Roman cities of the East) has been called the Pompeii of the East for its unique state of preservation. The city features theaters, churches, temples of Zeus and Artemis, a Nymphaeum and colonnaded street. Enjoy lunch, before flying back to Cairo, later this evening
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 17, 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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Sakkara Pyramids with lunch

Travel 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.

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #3 01 Sep 2021 - 30 Jun 2023 $70.00
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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.

Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

Day #5 01 Sep 2020 - 30 Jun 2023 $56.00
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Abu Simbel by Bus

A bus ride from Aswan transports you back in time to the great 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 Queen Nefertari to view the murals with images of the queen manifested in the form of the goddess Hathor.

Approximate tour duration is 9 hours.

Day #7 01 Sep 2020 - 30 Jun 2023 $99.00
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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.

Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Day #7 01 Sep 2021 - 30 Jun 2023 $19.00
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Nubian Village Visit

Board a motorboat and cruise along the Nile River to a Nubian village. Along the way, admire sweeping views over the river. Upon arrival, visit a traditional Nubian village in Aswan. Get an insight into the culture, history, and lifestyle of one of Africa's oldest civilizations. Enjoy a drink at one of the colorful rural houses, nestled amongst the natural scenery. Walk through the local market to get a taste of the unique culture and traditions.

Pick-up and drop-off details will be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #8 01 Sep 2020 - 30 Jun 2023 $29.00
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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 The Church of St. George, a Greek Orthodox built atop the north tower of the old Roman fortress of Babylon. Lunch at a local restaurant is included.

Approximate tour duration is 5.5 hours.

Day #9 01 Sep 2021 - 30 Jun 2023 $65.00
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Egyptian Museum & Khan el-Khalili with lunch

Begin the tour at the Egyptian Museum, which houses the world's most extensive collection of Pharaonic antiquities. No visit to Egypt is complete without a trip through its galleries. The museum boasts the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, with more than 120,000 items on display. The original collection was established in the late 19th century. Afterward, head to the heart of Islamic Cairo and wander the narrow alleys of El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo’s most famous souk. Here, you will find everything from gold and spices to scarabs and antiques. Lunch at a local restaurant is included.

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #10 01 Sep 2021 - 30 Jun 2023 $70.00
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10 Day Classic Egypt with 4 Day Nile Cruise, April 2022
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Our trip to Egypt was wonderful! We thought the itinerary was great. We definitely got to see the places we absolutely wanted to see. Getting to view the sites up close was beyond remarkable. There is no way that there is another person as passionate about Egypt as our tour manager Ossama was. He was well qualified, extremely knowledgeable and gave us a glimpse into the everyday culture and lifestyles of not only ancient Egyptians but also today's current residents. The way Gate 1 handles arrivals, departures, hotel/boat check-in/out procedures and the transfer of luggage is such a stress reliever. You have to be patient but it's worth it. The staff at the airports did a great job, especially at the Cairo airport. While waiting to move on after one of the screenings, a member in our group was approached by a police officer and he asked for her passport. The gate 1 agent came over and took care of that situation immediately. Thanks for providing us with a life changing experience. We look forward to planning another trip with Gate 1 in the very near future.

Natalie W.
11 Day Crown of Egypt with 3 Day First Class Nile Cruise, April 2022
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On our recent trip to Egypt, our tour guide, Ahmed was amazing. He has vast knowledge about Egypt's ancient history, he was always making sure we were safe and hydrated, and he brought together a disparate group of 26 people into one family. You have a real asset in Ahmed. By the way, he constantly extolled the virtues of Gate One and Egypt. Thank you for having Ahmed as a Gate One employee.

Robert R.
9 Day Classic Egypt with 3 Day Nile Cruise, April 2022
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What a fantastic trip!! Our second with Gate 1. It was exceptional, but very exhausting for a retired couple. Everything Gate1 had control over was done to perfection. We just cannot say enough about our tour manager, Hossam. He was entertaining, very knowledgeable and sensitive to the needs of his group. He thoroughly explained each site we visited and left no question unanswered. The tours were first class, covering everything we wanted to see. The 3-day Nile River cruise was a relaxing pleasure. Our group consisted of 34 delightful people who really enjoyed being with one another. Again, we enjoyed the trip very much.

Ronald P.
17 Day Crown of Egypt with 4 Day First Class Nile Cruise & Jordan, March 2022
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Our tour, the 17 Day Crown of Egypt and Jordan with 4-Day Nile Cruise, was absolutely amazing. Both of our tour managers, Noura in Egypt and Omar in Jordan, possessed encyclopedic knowledge of the sites we visited. Their boundless enthusiasm for that history was contagious and our questions were always thoughtfully and completely answered. Noura was a force of nature, leading the way and reminding us to "watch the uneven ground" while telling us about a particular site and its place in Egyptian history. Her energy kept us all going during that intense week of touring. Omar led at a more relaxed pace but no less effectively or admirably, and his wonderful sense of humor kept us on our toes. We also greatly enjoyed his insights into present-day Jordanian social and family life and structure, which helped some long hours on the bus pass quickly. I also wish to give a shout-out to Adel, our airport liaison in Cairo. His good humor and efficiency smoothed the way and made what could be a confusing and intimidating process much easier. This tour was a wonderful, amazing and unforgettable experience. We could not have asked for better tour managers.

Maria B.
11 Day Dubai & Cairo, March 2022
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As soon as our arrival to Cairo Peter was waiting for us, we felt welcome immediately, he took care of our Visa process and he took care of our suitcases. He is very good, friendly and he has a wonderful personality. Nihal, our tour guide is AMAZING, she has a very warm personality and she is very highly motivate guide, her knowledge about Egypt history is incredible and she made us felt very welcome. She was always on time and always happy to respond our questions and concerns. SHE DID A GREAT JOB AND SHE IS A TRUE SAMPLE OF EXCELLENT TOUR GUIDE! Thanks Nihal! it was a pleasure to have met you!

Emma J.
13 Day Egyptian Treasures (Dahabeya Sandrine), March 2022
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Just wanted to let you know we had the most wonderful time on our Egyptian tour. We felt Fawzy was one of the best tour guides. he was very knowledgeable, he always had our safety first, and he was always on time. We always knew where we stood with the upcoming day. As always the crew that met us at the airport, Kareem, was amazing. We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the dahabeah Sandrine. It was great that we could get right up to the shore and get off to see things and meet some interesting village people. The staff on the boat was above and beyond and we loved how they took care of us and the tugboat crew. They were so happy to do what they were doing and you could see their joy. We felt like we were on our personal yacht. The chef made the most amazing food and there was more than enough. Also loved the night on the island of Basheer. Egyptian luau. We were never lacking for anything! The captain would bring us cream every night for our morning coffee and he answered to any of our needs. In fact, may do another Egyptian tour but only on a Dahaybeya.

Vickie M.
11 Day Crown of Egypt with 3 Day First Class Nile Cruise, February 2022
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We have been lucky enough to travel the globe, but this was our first experience using a tour company. We had heard of Gate 1's reputation for quality so decided to take a chance. Everything was absolutely perfect. Every step the way was effortless and rewarding. We were the only travelers in our group that hadn't been on a least one Gat1 tour, and we now know why there were so many repeat quest. Thanks to our tour guide Caroline, Egypt was a breeze. Already plotting our next adventure. Thank you very much for making the trip wonderful!!!

Eugene S.
17 Day Crown of Egypt with 4 Day First Class Nile Cruise & Jordan, February 2022
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My partner, Jack, and I, believe the learning and enjoyment connected with a tour are greatly determined by the tour guide, and there is no doubt that Riham gave us a spectacular time due to her historical expertise in general, her knowledge related to the itinerary sights, her discussions of culture, and, very importantly, her charming, passionate, and heart-filled personality! We appreciated her stellar organization, efficiency, and solicitousness--all of which inspired confidence in her leadership and made us feel safe and happy. She revealed her astounding country--Egypt--in all of its varied aspects--ancient and modern, which widened our understanding and empathy and created unforgettable memories. Riham has set a very high bar for future tour guides; she just was absolutely wonderful in every way, and we feel so fortunate to have had her as our lovely guide (would have been a far lesser trip without her)!

Dara H.
11 Day Crown of Egypt with 3 Day First Class Nile Cruise, February 2022
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Just wanted to say how much we loved this tour. It was a dream come true. Mostly though I want to acknowledge our tour guide Hossam as one of the most best guides we have ever had. His knowledge and love of Egypt made this trip so special. He had a unique way of telling the stories of the past and made it fun while we were learning so much about Egypt and its amazing history. Every stop was remarkable and Hossam's care and connections really made a difference. Thank you again for a wonderful trip.

Deborah B.
10 Day Classic Egypt with 4 Day Nile Cruise, January 2022
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My tour lead, Amr, on this Egypt trip I just got back from was the best guide I have ever had on any trip, with your company and without. I felt so safe and secure and he met every need with the absolute best attitude and he just seemed like a really good human who loves his job. His guide skills made this trip extraordinary and his genuine love for his job and his country's history will ensure I never forget this trip.

Allison G.
10 Day Classic Egypt with 4 Day Nile Cruise, January 2022
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COMFORT and SAFETY: Our bus was very comfortable, with an onboard restroom, should any of us need those facilities. There was never a moment that I felt uncomfortable, or unsafe. Every bus had a security guard and both Amr and he were always aware of where we were and what we were doing. It was clear they were watching out for us at all times. Our group wore our masks whenever we were in public and maintained our "bubble" when we were in the bus or hotel. We had all been vaccinated and all of us tested negative before we left for home, so the Covid protocols were successful! GUIDE: Amr was a perfect teacher. He was very clear on what we should and should not do, where we should or should not go, and gave us good tips on shopping wisely. He was enthusiastic about all the archeological sites we visited. His love for Egypt was contagious and we easily got caught up in his excitement of all that we saw. He was patient, encouraging and very clear on what we could expect from one day to another and how each day would flow. SCHEDULE: The time was well planned, giving us down time allowing for relaxation or personal adventures in the evenings. The days were non stop, but not hectic. We saw so many things that it's hard to tell our friends about it all, but we never felt rushed. The ten days flew by, yet we didn't feel completely exhausted when they were over. We saw more things, travelled more miles and ate more food than I ever thought was possible in just ten short days. I'm wondering if we'll ever be able to find another experience to even equal this one from GATE 1, much less beat it!

Grace C.
13 Day Crown of Egypt with 7 Day First Class Nile Cruise, January 2022
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Our Egyptologist tour manager, Fawzy, has made our recent trip and cruise in Egypt the best trip we have taken with Gate 1. We notified him our medical situation in the early morning hour and he took care of it by breakfast. We can't thank him enough. He made everyone feel like a part of his family. He was willing to be a part of an impromptu special event, so we all remembered Ramesses Jr. and Nerfertari. We also truly appreciated his "story telling" and slide presentation, through which we had learned and understood a lot about the ancient and modern day Egypt. Thank you Gate 1 for continuing to outdo each trip for us with consecutive excellent tour managers.

Kwok W.
11 Day Dubai & Cairo, January 2022
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I took the Dubai Egypt trip starting 1/17/2022 through 1/27/2022. I must compliment your company on its service. The people that assisted us on the trip were very knowledgeable and I found out services your company was offering that I knew nothing about and all I could say was WOW! I have been using Gate One for a long time, but this time it was so different maybe because it was Egypt. Well Iam working on my next trip with Gate One. Thank you all for working with me to make this trip a success. SEE YOU SOON

Frederick C.
11 Day Crown of Egypt with 3 Day First Class Nile Cruise, January 2022
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We have taken many Gate1 tours and all guides have been great, but Omar was beyond exceptional. Not only Was he extremely knowledgeable, but his enthusiasm was over the top. It was like he was seeing the sites for the first time. We could not have had better manager. Please pass along our many thanks.

Jacob B.
11 Day Crown of Egypt with 3 Day First Class Nile Cruise, December 2021
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The Egypt trip was fabulous!! Neveen was truly the best tour manager ever. She is so smart and we learned soo much. She is a hard act to follow. We want to go again. All the people involved - bus drivers - hotel staff are truly wonderful!!

Christine B.
13 Day Classic Egypt with 7 Day Nile Cruise, December 2021
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We just wanted to add an extra word or two about our guide in Egypt! He was amazing!! The "excellent" rating in all categories doesn't come close to describing him and his abilities as a guide and as a representative for Egypt! We were so impressed with him and his knowledge, and his ability to make our group a cohesive, happy one! We will always remember Hossam!! And consider him as a friend!

Brenda R.
11 Day Crown of Egypt with 3 Day First Class Nile Cruise, December 2021
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My husband & I completed the 11-day Crown of Egypt tour from Dec. 10-21. The tour guide, Omar, was excellent!! Omar's passion for Egypt and it's history was unbelievable. He was a certified Egyptologist & could read the hieroglyphics! He was always available to all of the members of his group. We had a very cohesive group and felt equally safe at all times. My husband & I would definitely recommend him for all of Gate 1 tours in Egypt.

Margaret P.
10 Day Classic Egypt with 4 Day Nile Cruise, November 2021
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I had a wonderful extraordinary time, our tour manager Hossameldin was above and beyond expectations, even after several other trips with Gate 1, he was superb, funny gregarious, informative, inclusive, knowledgeable, called us Habibi (my dears), making sure everyone on the tour was enjoying themselves, safe, and getting the very most out of our trip. Even when there were unexpected events 'Sam' was ready, willing and able to maintain cohesiveness in managing time, traffic, whilst keeping to the agenda. Truly "top drawer." So very personable and enthusiastic about his country, antiquity, dates, names, he actually is a professor, and very much an asset to your company. Please send him my regards, and praise and be sure to keep him in the company. My next reservation with Gate 1 is the 12 day Greece with iconic cruise to Turkey in 2022, and I will be sure to keep watch for more of the World to See. I'm very impressed by your company staff, from reservation assistance Charlotte Moses, tour manager, drivers, hotel staff, and will continue to travel with Gate 1, and will recommend Gate 1 to any one willing and able to "see more of the world for less", the time spent traveling with Gate 1 is enriching my life beyond what I could do if I were on my own.

Marcia S.
12 Day Crown of Egypt with 3 Day First Class Nile Cruise, November 2021
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We traveled with Gate 1 to Egypt in November 2021. The itinerary was fabulous and it covered all of the major highlights this country has to offer featuring one of the world's greatest ancient civilizations. Gate 1 did a great job in making sure that our group adhered to a safe travel environment and even arranged for our return to the USA COVID testing which was done inside the convenience of our hotel. The tour manager, Omar, was one of the best we've ever had. His knowledge and excitement about each of the sites we visited really brought everything to life and made for a very educational and interesting experience. We love Gate 1 so much and know that they will do everything they can to make traveling as safe as possible that we already booked two trips for 2022. Don't wait to cross destinations off your bucket list any longer.....Get out there and see the world!

Lorraine G.
11 Day Crown of Egypt with 3 Day First Class Nile Cruise, November 2021
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Understandably it can be stressful traveling during a pandemic. However we feel great loyalty to Gate One and hoped that every reservation held supports this great company to continue in these unprecedented times. Amr made us feel so comfortable and welcomed to his country. His upbeat personality allowed us to be joyful and relaxed and we returned home renewed and excited. Amr was concerned for the whole group's happiness and harmony and we became a family that week. In fact, we felt like he was extended family that we went to visit. Amr's knowledge of Egypt was outstanding and so interesting. We were encouraged to fully immerse ourselves in the experience and we certainly did! He had great tips at every location to maximize our time and be the most safe during the pandemic. We especially enjoyed the valley of the kings and Abu Simbel where we explored independently with his guidance.

Stephen M.
10 Day Classic Egypt with 4 Day Nile Cruise, February 2020
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Trip was excellent. Guide was unbelievably exceptional gave us incredible amounts of information and a feel at what happened in the last decade. The accommodations, the sites, river cruise and food were all terrific as the planning and arrangements were extremely well done. We enjoyed our Egypt experience.

Bryant T. Alberta, Canada
10 Day Classic Egypt with 4 Day Nile Cruise, February 2020
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Trip was great. Fabulous tour guide, Walid, and a great group to travel with. Accommodations were good as always and the program was packed entertaining and informative.

Kimberlee N. Mount Vernon, WA
11 Day Classic Egypt with 4 Day Deluxe Nile Cruise & Abu Simbel, February 2020
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The trip to Egypt was wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed it. My guide Omar was great. He was so knowledgeable about Egypt’s history and very passionate. This was my second trip with Gate 1 and I will definitely take another one with your company. All accommodations were wonderful as well, and so was the staff at the hotels, the cruise, and Adel who was the person that met us at the airport. I can’t say an unkind word about my trip.

Matina K. Morton Grove, IL
9 Day Classic Egypt with 3 Day Nile Cruise, February 2020
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My trip to Egypt was incredibly amazing, in all ways! Our guide, Amin was absolutely the best. His love of his country, it's history, and the people was so evident. He wanted us to see and learn as much as possible in our short time there, and to fall in love with Egypt. We did all that and more. Amin has very high standards, we all felt safe and personally cared for. He's an expert at timing and we saw the highlights before the crowds and at the most opportune times to experience them. For example, we went to the Luxor Temple as the sun was setting and the call to prayer sounded. Amin took such good care of us and we had one WOW after another all week. The hotels, the boat, the food, the bus, the optional tours all made for a perfect trip. The trip was magical.

Twinkle N. Atlanta, GA
11 Day Classic Egypt with 4 Day Nile Cruise, January 2020
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Wonderful! Our tour guide, Ossama, was fantastic, both knowledgeable and personable. He went above and beyond the call of duty to take care of the group’s needs. Accommodations were great and our Nile cruise was a lot of fun and a welcome retreat. Staff on board were friendly and accommodating. It was an overall great trip.

Susan Z. Spotswood, NJ
12 Day Classic Egypt with 7 Day Nile Cruise, December 2019
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Ever since we came back from Egypt we have been GUSHING about how wonderful the whole vacation was. We were a little apprehensive about spending so many nights on a boat but it turned out to be the the ideal way to see the fabulous sights. Egypt has a lot to offer and Amin, our tour manager was exceptional as a guide. His knowledge of Egyptology and his fastidious planning made everyday a “wow” day.

Gopal & Hema R. Princeton Junction, NJ
11 Day Classic Egypt with 3 Day Nile Cruise & Abu Simbel, December 2019
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It was a great trip to Egypt. It is really an amazing place. Thanks to Gate 1 we saw all the important and must-see sites. It was fast paced and sometimes tiring, but we were so glad for the opportunity to go there.

Jackie K. Pensacola, FL
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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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 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 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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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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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

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