We had an amazing experience during our 6 day private tour of Cairo, Alexandria, Giza and Luxor, especially due to our extremely friendly, professional and committed tour guides Hussein Elgabry (Giza, Alexandria, Cairo) and Ahmed Elgarhy (Luxor). They have a great knack for explaining the history, architecture and culture of Egypt from ancient to modern times.This way we felt connected to the amazing sights we saw, able to spot details and hidden meanings in the monuments and incredible artwork, to see connections between places and histories and grasp a bit of the context of the awe-inspiring, centuries-spanning culture and history of Egypt. A special mention also goes to Jimmy, who picked us up from the airport, treated us to great food and explained the basics of how to get around. Also a very special mention goes to Shaza and Ahmed, our drivers who were incredibly nice and made even the craziest traffic seem like a smooth ride. We always felt very safe, comfortable and like on a road trip with friends! A big shout out to Hussein for being super friendly, spontaneous and hospitable and having a great knack for finding the best street food around! We feel very confident to call him not Egypts Second best, but Egypts best tour guide! ;)
In short, we greatly recommend the experience we had, we cannot honestly pick a favourite moment because it was all quite incredible. From Alexandria’s catacombs, the Villa of the Birds and Pompey’s Pillar to the Giza Plateau, the step pyramid at Saqquara, the crazy hustle of Cairo’s street markets, the serenity of the mosques of Saladin’s Citadel and the ancient coptic churches to the epic beauty of the great hypostyle hall of the temple of Karnak, the majestic temple of Hatschepsut and the amazing hieroglyphs and reliefs of The Valley of the Kings we were simply overwhelmed. We will always treasure the sights we saw and the experiences we made, if from the back of a camel at Giza, abord a motor boat or a felucca at sunset on the Nile, a horse-drawn carriage or simply walking around, absolutely enchanted by the beauty and incredible history of Egypt. We will definetly come back!