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Rajdeep S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Worth doing! Again Osama took us out to Alexandria. He was great, and kind and showed us the key spots. My only regret is to have spent more time here but we only signed up for the day. Great city.

john g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Great day out with a great guide

Silvio L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Some people don't get a guide in Cairo. That's a mistake. If you have a private guide with you, like we did, your days (and I mean, every single day) will be just amazing. Firstly, our guide spoke great english. Secondly, he is a fun, approachable, professional and extremely knowledgeable guy!!! Our guide was very proud of their history so it was just very exciting to listen to everything he had to say. The guide was also very flexible!! We had a day trip to Alexandria that we decided not to do anymore, as we felt there was still quite a lot to learn and see in Cairo. So, our guide asked us what we wanted to see and we managed to change our plans and have a great day. He quickly realised we didn't want to, for instance, do the cruises and all the super touristic stuff so he took us to a restaurant he goes to very often and likes very much. We tried a very traditional meal called 'Kushari' and it's delicious, really worth trying! Anyway, definitely take a guide. It's worth the money, you feel safer, less 'uncomfortable with the guys staring at you etc.

A guide is essential for you to have a great time and learn a lot!

Qinou Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

A wonderful trip. I required a Chinese speaking guide trially, they did that! Surprised me! I have to say that it was perfect trip. Generally we visit four attractions and a restuarant in Alexandria. Not too many people there and the food was really good. An amazing city. Driver and guide are highly recommended. The guide name is Mahmoud Mohamed Fayed, If you are a Chinese visitor, he will be the right person for you.

Miguelangel M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2012

Nice drive to Alexandria. Interesting tour.

John g K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2011

Again Khlaed Lotfy our Egyptogist and our driver were superb.We were able to modify our standard agenda and skip some of the planned sights and have a wonderful pinic on the Alexandria coast with our tour group providing a pinic lunch and allowing us to see the lovely Egyptian families at play on the beach.Definitely the best group of tour personnel.

Nathan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2010

Our guide, Mahmoud, was amazing. We would highly recommend him to anyone. He was friendly, kind and knowledgeable. He was also very flexible when we wanted to change our schedule. We don't think we could have had a better guide.

Genesis A Philippines

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

The tour overall was amazing! You have an exclusive and very comfortable ride all throughout the tour. The tour-guide was very friendly, accomodating, and informative. All the sites visited were magnificent and awe-inspiring especially the Library of Alexandria. And most of all, you are in control of your time for the whole duration of the tour! I highly recommend this tour especially for group of friends!

Halsi H Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2010

It was unbelievable to have our own personal guide. He was so knowledgeable, he not only explained the history of the sites but was also willing to answer questions we had about society and the Egyptian way of life. The van was clean, comfortable and air conditioned with a driver that made you feel safe. Highly recommended, and prices were comparable to vendors in town.

Jim B Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

The tour was a small group - myself and one other person. The guide was very knowledgeable, and added some extra stops that weren't on the main itinerary, based on what both of us wanted to see.

Raymond P USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

A fascinating city with a rich relationship with the sea. A story we'll told by your guides.

Richard M USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

Very good overall. On time and safe driver. Could not have ask for more

Sarah F USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2010

Our tour guide was excellent. Be ready for a long drive but a fun day. The agency picked us up at our hotel and were on time and very accommodating.

Richard C USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2009

Our Egyptian guide was superb. He was cordial and very knowledgeable. We had a great time!

Dianne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2009

We had a fantastic day & could not have asked for a better guide or driver. Even though there was quite a drive from Cairo to Alexandria, it is a great way to see some of the countryside & to have a rest before all the sightseeing. We loved seeing a different aspect of Egyptian history.

Cynthia S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2008

This tour gave us a wonderful overview of Alexandria and we saw everything we wanted to. Our driver was very professional and we felt secure during the entire trip. Our guide explained many of the things we saw on the drive there that were not familiar to us, such as the pigeon houses. During the ride he also shared his life in Egypt and he never seemed offended by our many questions. We had a fabulous seafood lunch at a restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. On the way back, we stopped at a roadside rest stop and had Egyptian style pizza. Very delicious! Long day but we didn't want it to end.

Denis D Belgium

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2008

Nice trip with great guide. Especially our guide who gave a lot of information.

Shaun K Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2008

The drive up to Alexandria was a long one, however, they picked us up at our hotel in our own private van, with a personal Egyptologist and a driver. Our tour of Alexandria was very good and informative. I would recommend this for anyone in the Cairo area to discover more of Egypt.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

Excellent service. The tour of historic places in Alexandria was very exciting.

Melissa G USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

Our tour guide was fabulous and punctual. He was very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed him.


4 star rating: Recommended
May 2014

It is a long drive to Alexandria... there are good things to see and our Egyptogist Tito was amazing. Unfortunately, the library was closed because of elections two days later... would have liked for the company to have checked this before.

Ahmad S

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2014

This was a wonderful tour. Our planned departure was 7:00 AM. The night before I got a call from our tour guide asking if we would mind starting at 6:00 AM instead. He said we can beat a lot of the traffic coming back. And a lot of traffic there is in Cairo. We agreed and our tour guide and driver showed up promptly at 6:00 AM the next morning. We made the 3 hour journey from Cairo to Alexandria. Our guide spoke English well, he was very knowledgeable, and passionate about his work. He told us he was flexible and he would make any detours that we would like. And that's exactly what we did. After the burial site we asked to sit down for some shisha. They knew exactly where to go.We sat down for some coffee and shisha in a nice cafe. I asked how far our next stop was and he pointed across the street. He said Pompey's Pillar is just past these walls that we are seeing. It was so nice to just sit down and take in the whole thing and live like those in Alexandria. Anyways, we hit the pillar, and then headed over to the amphitheater before having lunch on the Mediterranean Sea. Our guide took us to a wonderful seafood restaurant. Food was included in the price, but drinks are not. No big deal, as drinks are not expensive anyways. After lunch we went to the library, but we were a little disappointed with this stop. Maybe we were just expecting an older library. Everything is brand new and modern. It's still a wonderful place, but the old library was destroyed. After the library we headed back to our hotel. We didn't get back until about 5:00 PM. Boy were we glad that we started early! We said goodnight until tomorrow morning to our tour guide and driver. It was so nice to have the same group for all of our tours. We tipped the tour guide 100 LE (Egyptian Pounds) and the driver 50 LE for each tour. All-in-all this tour was worth the money.

Pamela B

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2012

This was terrific. Alexandria is an old, historic city from the Greek and Roman times in Egypt. The beaches have eroded but the new library is wonderful. I am sure there are still many antiquities still undiscovered since the historic sites are in the middle of areas of housing that have been there 100 years or so.

Trine United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2011

This trip shows you a different side to Egypt. A bit quieter but just as interesting. The catacombs are a truly amazing sight and should not be missed. The standing pillar is also very spectacular. The library is a beautiful modern building, but you will need to take cash with you as the museums inside you have to pay to visit and they confiscate handbags on entering the library.

Sharyn O

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2011

Excellent - the guide was very knowledgeable. The only issue I had was I tried to contact the supplier many times, per the voucher form to confirm the details of my trip but no one answered the phone.

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