Here you can have local stella or shakra beer. The local is cheaper at normaly around 1.80 for a large bottle. Bear in mind that although it says 4.5% these beers are very strong! Shakra normally 2/2.50 a can.
You can get a taxi or a calesh (horse drawn cart) to karnac for about 15/20Le for all traveling. Pay no more than this! !!! Also for anyone traveling with you who is a student card, if they take it you can enter temples and museums for half price!
Some lovely resturants we have found which serve beautiful food and the bill coming to around 30 for a table of four, including drinks are;
The fortunate cookie
The english tea rooms
These are all in the same road as the st Joseph hotel.
Stay away from the resturants in the souk market (tourists market) as it is expensive and very poor quality!
Another tip is that when you arrive taxi men and carrage men will try to sell u their services for the day I.e to take u to the valley of the kings etc and will claim to be cheap and better than others.
From the east bank you can walk from practically anywhere to the ferry crossing. The ferry cost 1le per person to cross each way or you can get a motor boat (not a faluka)for no more than 5le.
Once on the west bank you can get a taxi anywhere. To carter house, its no more than 10le. To get to the valley of the kings or queens pay noore than 15/20le.
I hope this helps!!!!