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Real Egypt Day Tours
Ranked #22 of 299 Tours in Cairo
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Owner description: Real Egypt is officially registered as a Travel Service Company in Egypt, and is owned and operated by Samir Abbass. Samir and his friendly, highly trained team can lead you through all of Egypt, each has excellent knowledge of the places you will visit and is devoted to sharing their passion for their country. Service is our highest value. We want to give you the ultimate experience of Egypt that connects you to the history, culture and people, and leaves you feeling that you have done far more than just seen the sights. Real Egypt provides a personalized travel plan. We are dedicated to creating the best possible itinerary for you. We don’t try to squeeze too much into a few hours, we allow time to absorb each place, and your tour can be extended if desired. We don’t take you to tourist traps to buy or eat, or to any other places where you will feel pressured. Real Egypt believes in ethical business practice, treating others fairly, and providing the best service.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed February 21, 2013

We ( family group of 7) spent 4 days in Egypt with Samir Abbass of Real Egypt Tours as our guide. He took care of everything from organising the food and transportation to catering for our shopping and novelty photograph obsession. We felt so safe during our entire stay. Samir is very knowledgeable,friendly, speaks english fluently and was very accommodating allowing for changes based on our preferences. He was great not only at providing us with historical information on the sites and Cairo itself but also by informing us of the right prices to pay for souvenirs and the best places to buy them. We couldn't be happier with the service.

Thank Natasha A
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We (husband, wife and two kids - 3 & 9) were planning a trip to Egypt last December, We contacted Sameer Abbas of Real Egypt tours based on reviews on Trip Advisor. We wanted to see and enjoy Egypt at our pace, as we were travelling with young children. We wanted to avoid the crowded cruises and we wanted to get feel for today's Egypt. Sammer Abbas, from day one, understood our needs clearly. He speaks impeccable English, is very responsive and made the planning process super-simple. He worked with us closely and ensured that we got the travel plan we wanted.

He accompanied us on both our days at Cairo. he is very knowledgeable, very willing to share and very proud of his culture and heritage. Being a dad himself, he understands the challenges in travelling with children and ensured that our travel was hassle-free. he even tended to our requests like having a hotel room near the airport for 3-4 hours before out early morning flight out of Egypt. We also met with his lovely wife Hala and his charming daughter Sara. They accompanied us to the marketplace and we had a great time with them. They were very hospitable and left us talking about them for many days after our return.

Sameer is punctual, easy to talk to and also ensures that we cover the travel plan on any given day. He is also very flexible and works with you to move things to accommodate any changes that you may need. He has also assembled a great team at Luxor and Aswan to help his guests. His associates Mohammed and Fatima at Aswan were top notch. My huband lost his blackberry at about 9PM in Philae temple and realised that long after we left the island. It was dark and everybody had left the temple. Mohammed worked his magic and diligently followed up and found my husband's phone - above and beyond the call of duty. Fatima is very knowledgeable and friendly. We had lunch at her place in Animalia and visited the museum - something not to miss. Sameer's team in Luxor were also very knowledgeable and friendly. At Luxor, strongly recommend the guest house Bait Sabee.

Sameer arranged the entire tour for us, including travel, accommodation etc. Eevrything together made for a wonderful experience at Egypt. If you would like to talk to me specifically, please ask Sameer for a reference - Kripa. I am happy to vouch for his credentials.

Have a great trip to Egypt.

1  Thank Kripa V
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We planned to visit Egypt in the last year Xmas from India and were apprehensive about the ongoing political unrest and riots. When I wrote to Samir Abbas he wrote back to me and assured us not to cancel our tour. We made an informed decision and proceeded to Egypt for a 8 day tour with family. It was simply exciting and interesting and my daughters were thrilled. Thanks to Mr Abbas for his assitance and assurance

Thank JaydeepChakrab0rty
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

My husband and I have lived in Egypt for several years now and seen many, many places and sites, but our best experiences have, hands down, been when we booked Samir Abbass to organize our tours and take us around. Samir has personally guided my our family to the Pyramids at Giza and Saqqara, around Alexandria, and to Aswan and Abu Simbel. He's an Egyptologist and very knowledgeable about the history of his country, but he doesn't let the tours get too bogged down or heavy with dates and minutia. His English is excellent and he deals with foreigners in a comfortable way. He's prompt to pick you up at your hotel and makes the most of your tour days as well. We have also used Samir's services to arrange a 4 day trip to Luxor. He wasn't free to guide us himself during our dates, but he arranged for one of his colleagues (Mo'Men, who was also excellent) to show us around. We were traveling with a baby and had lots of needs (shorter tour days during specific times, hotel rooms that connected, etc), and he organized all of those details for us, while ensuring that we saw all of the best sites in Luxor.

I highly recommend Samir and his team if you want an organized trip that shows you the best of Egypt's ancient sites, as well as gives you a glimpse of modern Egyptian life and culture.

2  Thank ohemelia
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

I would like to thank Mr Ahmed and all the great care he took in planning our amazing trip and the care he took of us during our trip. He would call or text every few days just to make sure things were going good and to remind us that he was available 24/7. We loved the fact that there was someone to meet us at the airport BEFORE customs to help us thru the process.

Mr Ahmed Kalifa, our guide not sure there are enough words to put how great he was. He went above and beyond what was expected. He was very knowledgeble and could answer almost every question we had. We had such a great 10 days in egypt. Ahmed took great care of us, and made sure we got the most out of our experience.

This is the only Tour company that I would recommend. They were amazing. We saw so much in our 10 days there. We also had a great 3 days in Jordan with them. Real Egypt Tours made sure we hit all the key parts of both countries. And when I go back someday I know that I will be using them again. :)

Thanks again! We loved it!

Thank Ilea M
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Samir A, Owner at Real Egypt Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2017

Dear guest,
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We highly value your feedback, as our mission is to give our guests a personal and enjoyable experience of Egypt. Our team of more than 35 licensed, highly qualified professionals is devoted to sharing our passion for our country, and giving you an in-depth experience of Egyptian history and culture. With tour guides that are fluent in English and have a degree in history, we show you off-the-beaten-track locations as well as mainstream attractions, tailoring tours to your interests. We also make sure to be open and honest with our guests, staying away from tourist traps and not making any side profits by taking our guests to expensive stores. We had a wonderful time sharing our country with you, and we hope that you enjoyed your experience and will join us again next time.

Thank you for your time,
Real Egypt Tours Team

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