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“Nile Blue excursions” 5 of 5 stars
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Nile Blue Excursions
Mohmed el Manakly St | Health tower – No B, Port Said, Egypt
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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Port Said
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“Nile Blue excursions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2010

My mother and I recently returned from a 10 day trip to Egypt that we booked through Passport & Go! (a U.S.-based travel agency), which partnered with Nile Blue Excursions (an Egyptian-based travel agency). We had an amazing trip that we would happily recommend to others. The trip consisted of 4 nights in Giza, 1 night in Aswan and a 4 night Nile River cruise from Aswan to Luxor before briefly stopping in Cairo for our flight home to the U.S.

In Giza, we stayed at the Mena House in a room with a balcony overlooking the pyramids. (The balcony was an unexpected and pleasant surprise!) While in Giza, we had a very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide, Dalia. After my mom and I spent a day relaxing in Giza and adjusting to the time zone, we spent one day with Dalia at Sakkara and the Giza pyramids and another day in Cairo, where we visited the citadel, Egyptian Museum and Coptic sites. Her explanations of the sites and artifacts we viewed reflected her genuine interest in Egyptian history, and my mom and I learned a lot during our tours. We were so pleased that Nile Blue organized the trip so that Dalia would be our guide up until the time we checked into our Nile cruise, as we enjoyed her company and it gave us a feeling of continuity. After our stay in Giza, Dalia flew down to Aswan with us, where we visited a Nubian village and overnighted at the Movenpick. I particularly liked Aswan, which has lovely views of the Nile River and generally has a relaxing atmosphere (especially when compared to Cairo). On the following morning, she also flew with us to Abu Simbel, where we had a morning tour of the incredible temple (I definitely recommend taking this side trip!), before we checked into our Nile cruise.

Our Nile cruise was aboard the Oberoi Philae, a beautiful boat with a professional and courteous staff. As each cabin had its own balcony, we were able to privately enjoy some time on the Nile. The food overall was good, and the chef was willing to take special requests for particular food items. We participated in the group excursions, which were led by a tour guide provided by the boat. Each morning, we visited a temple and generally had the afternoon to ourselves. We think the cruise was a great way to end the trip.

The customer service we received from Passport & Go! and Nile Blue Excursions was excellent. They organized our trip so that we wouldn’t have to worry about any details. A driver was included in all our tours and we had private transfers waiting for us when needed (such as going to and from the airport). Ghada, a manager at Nile Blue, met us at the airport in Cairo when we arrived as well as when we departed. She also called us during our cruise to ensure that we were satisfied, which was a nice personal touch. In addition, our travel agent in the U.S., Vicki at Passport & Go!, was available by phone and email should we need to contact her. Also, the trip represented a very good value, as the price was lower than if I had booked it independently.

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“Five star Tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2010

Nile Blue was amazing!
The guides were great, they knew what they were talking about, they answered questions and they were always on time.
My favorite part was the Bedouin Dinner wich was a sort of surprise! There was a belly dancer, camels, goats, great food and music and even a fortune teller.
For anyone who wants a personalized tour of one of the most amazing places in the world, I would reccomend Nile Blue.
They literally emerse you in the Egyptian culture, I have traveled all over the world and have never had such great tour guides.

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“Tours in Egypt with Nile Blue Excursions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2010

We highly recommend Nile Blue Excursions. We toured with them two years ago, and they were so great that, on this Seabourn Odyssey World Cruise, we used them for an overnight in Luxor and one day tour in Cairo. In both cases, Nile Blue was waiting for us shipside on our arrival and was very conscientious about getting us back to our ship on time. They always worked around the heat and traffic enabling us to utilize our time most efficiently to see all the sights. Our Egyptologist guide, Dalia, was so enthusiastic and one of the best guides we have ever had. She had maps and photos to provide context to what we would be seeing, and at the sites, she brought alive for us the history and culture of the ancient Egyptians and how their civilization impacts life today. Nile Blue provides great value for the money. We had the same itinerary as the ship’s excursions but paid only one third to one half of the ship’s price, depending on the number of passengers. In both cases, they included a delicious lunch at a lovely restaurant, and in Cairo, we enjoyed a fantastic view of the Pyramids right in front of us as we dined. If you want a great time in Egypt in the hands of a wonderful and trustworthy tour company, give them a try. You can get additional information through their excellent website at www.nileblueexcursions.com and/or contact the owners, Hazem or Ghada by email [--].

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