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Overall rating
4.2 / 5
based on 2,020 reviews

Coach breakdown on the day ultimately made for very good pictures.

Unfortunately, out of control of the independent guides, the compressor on the coach blew, leaving us on the road for 2h waiting for a replacement bus. Some on the coach felt there wasnt much point continuing due to the length of the drive to Luxor. We did continue, and with arriving at sites (eg Karnak) 2h later than other trips, but this did mean we were the only people there, giving us some fantastic photos of the sites empty. The guides also paid for us all to sail the Nile crossing at their expense, which also made up some time lost. There was still the distinct feeling of being rushed through each site, however speaking to other tourists who had done Luxor trips, this is par for all the trips apparently. Lunch was OK, at a restaurant in a buffet style setting, but drinks were not included and expensive. Snacks and drinks were provided for free throughout the day. Guides provided in 4 languages, and divided into groups. English group only 7 people, and felt like a private tour.

Absolutely amazing - an incredible day!!

What a fantastic day. We knew it was going to be a long one but from the start of the journey we knew we were going to have a good day. Amir our guide was amazing, fantastically knowledgable and made us fall in love with Egypt and its history even more. The sun was brutal so be prepared but Amir was really attentive to this and ensured we constantly had freezing water. The places of history were breathtaking I am so so glad we booked before leaving for home.Amir’s knowledge made the day really enjoyable and it was so powerful to be so close to the ancient artefacts that we are all aware of. The trip down the Nile was incredible and the food in the restaurant lovely. From start to finish we were looked after so well and we couldn’t have wished for any more.Thank you Amir& the driver of the coach for supporting such a long long day ( 16 hours in total) and all the other individuals we came into contact with. We told lots of people on our return to hotel about the day. Thank you

Really Fantastic, but a long trip from Hughada!!!

Loved all the sight seeing, real history right there!! I am glad i went with just my husband, as my young kids would have struggled in the heat. I would recommend taking lots of loose change or 5LE & 20LE, toilets are 5LE to use and you are tipping quite alot. Its the culture which is absolutely fine but be prepared. We travelled in a small minibus, slept most of the way on way there, on way back my back was killing me, very tight squeeze. Im glad i went and experienced it, wouldnt recommend the long journey for kids.

Great piece of egypt, but very hot and long trip

Pro: We enjoyed the places we visited together with our 2 kids of 4 and 6 years old. I recommend going for this trip as you can see and learn more of Egypt and its rich history. Our Spanish speaking guide was very polite and recommended. Con: the bustrip is very long (5 hours times 2). Further, i would take an all inclusive trip with water / drinks included for the whole day to save yourself from the constant negotiations at the bus- and cultural stops.

shit pick-up driver from hotel, but good tour

We started at 4am, waited 40 minutes past our designated pick up time before getting in the van which the driver was disgustingly dangerous. He was watching YouTube videos on his phone and on all social media. Swerving all over the road and driving like an absolute maniac. I’ve never been so appalled by a driver before and only wanted to get out of the shuttle. The tour itself was fine, but the hotel shuttle driver needed to be fired.

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