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Treasures of Egypt

12 DAYS
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Follow the allure of the Nile, uncover complex legends, and retrace the steps of the pharaohs in ancient Egypt. Embark on a 4-night cruise on the Nile, the world’s longest river. See Luxor’s impressive Temple of Karnak. In Luxor, explore the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon. Partake in a special evening and dress up to join the fun at a traditional galabeya party. Sail to Kitchener Island aboard a felucca (wooden sail boat). Stand in awe before the iconic Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza – one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Egypt's fascinating story waits to be discovered.

Your Tour Includes
  • 4 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 22 Meals
  • 2 Choice on Tour Options
Included Highlights
  • Cairo
  • Luxor
  • Temple of Karnak
  • Valley of the Kings

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Stay

12 Days

11 Nights


Meals

22 Meals

10 Breakfasts

5 Lunches

7 Dinners


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Movenpick Royal Lily

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Trip Reviews

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146 reviews
Overall Trip Rating
4.4
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    Tour manager was unorganized and not friendly. It felt like she was under a lot of stress to handle 40+ people and tried to rush things along. Constant changes in itinerary and meeting times were confusing. When things went wrong (eg, hotel porter damaged suitcase), tour manager would not help resolve the problem. It was lucky this tour had an additional Collette representative (Marwan) who helped the tour manager out. Otherwise, the rating would be 1 star.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour guide in Egypt was Excellent- Sahar was professional knowledgeable, has a wonderful passion towards her job, her country and her tour guests. She managed a group of 42 with ease , helped all, kept a good pace and was extremely organized.. One of the best guides I ever had. I travel alot maybe 3-4 big trips a year. She was exceptional.!!!!!! 5 STARS PLUS PLUS PLUS Tour guide in Jordan was exact opposite , 0 STARS, 000- his name redwan was unprofessional, rude, negative towards his country , stated Jordanians were lazy, spoke about himself and even expressed that only reason he became a tour guide was because of the money.... and that clearly showed- he was completely disengaged , never helped anyone , never gave us detailed info on any place me visited. At Petra he left us all to go on our own- my friends and my self hooked up with a Viking tour guide and learned from him - later hooked up with a lovely private tour guide who explained more - she felt bad for us and said he must be new - If so he either needs a lot more training or to be released from his job which he clearly is not interested in. We were a very small group when we went to Jordan aprox 11 people - easy to manage apparently he left us to make our way to the boarder we were going on to Israel, He did not come with us - It was a total debacle he apparently purchased a group visa when we all arrived - when we reached the boarder we needed individual visas ....Lucky for us we met a very nice GATE ONE tour guide waiting for his folks to come , he made the time to help us talk to the officials so that we did not have to purchase another visa and helped us exit the country where we had a tour guide on the Israeli side waiting for us . Renwan was so bad that no one wanted to tip him , maybe 1 person who gave him very little, but Redwan ran out so fast that another person never had a chance to give him anything . EVERYONE tipped the driver - All in All Redwin did not ruin the trip for us except for the drama at the boarder, we ALL strongly believe we should make you aware of this guides behavior so that he does not ruin the wonderful reputation Collette has in the travel industry
    Florence Rosenberg
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Sahar Hammad was wonderful. The tour manager Radwine for the Jordan extension was horrible
    Toby Spiegel
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    The accommodation s on the boat was poor and Cairos hotel on the first leg of the trip was mostly closed .
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Temple of Karnak. Seeing that first most impressive temple was awesome!! Nothing compares to it.
    Carole Dinger
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Suject matter was outstanding
    Anita Davis
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Food disappointing. Travel schedule very strenuous.
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    The hotels we stayed at and specifically the Nile River Boat was substandard. The boat smelled like mildew and was not very clean. The last stay at the Intercontinental in Cairo looked nice on the outside and then they had us stay at the oldest tower with stained furniture. Same in Aswan, we were led to the old part of the hotel. Our shower did not even work and we had to call maintenance. The air travel within Egypt was ridiculous. Why did we need to take the first flight every time? The early mornings were brutal and I can understand that would be necessary on some days (to be first to the Valley of the Kings for example) but on other days it seemed arbitrary. The itinerary could be more efficient. We should have gone straight from Abu Simbel back to Cairo for example. Additionally, our tour manager withheld information. When we asked him questions he would say, I'm going to discuss that at a later time. This was not how our tour manager was on our Canadian Rockies tour. His name was Daniel and he happily answered all our questions and was teaching us the entire time. On a positive note, I would say that the coaches were very nice and clean. I would also say that they handled the large group in the airport well. We felt safe with our armed guards.
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Lots of waste time. There was no need to travel by plane back and forth in the same day. Tour could have been shorter by at least a couple of days.
    Alma Salazar
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Very fast paced trip. Maybe extend it a couple of days and have a "sea day" rest and easy day to catch up on sleep and enjoy the culture of the area. Favorite place was Jordan, Mt. Nebo and Petra. Amazing.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Too many moves and average accommodations
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We had a great time. Randa our tour guide made it extra special. We had busy days seeing as much of this fascinating country as possible.
    Warren Koppenhofer
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour was well organized, the sites were spectacular, our group was friendly and our guides were helpful and knowledgeable. My most memorable experience was the Valley of the Kings where we entered tombs and saw beautiful hieroglyphics and King Tut’s mummy.
    Karen Civils
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Randa our tour guide made my whole experience memorable. Her wealth of knowledge is astounding and her warm and caring personality made the whole tour a trip of a lifetime. Collette is very lucky to have her on staff. I would recommend this tour to anyone, it was magical. Thank you Collette!
    Heidi Koppenhofer
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    This is now the 2nd survey I've filled out and it will not be as kind as the first. I was very disappointed in two of our hotel accommodations. The first place in Cairo the consigner sent me to Alli Babba's gift shop on the first floor to mail 3 postcards I had already purchased. All they needed were stamps. he charged me 15 US dollars to mail them. They were never sent and I have 3 very disappointed grandchildren. He didn't just rip me off he stole from me. In Aswan were waited nearly 4 hours in the lobby before we were given our rooms. That was more time then we spent at the pyramids, more time then we were allowed at the Valley of the Kings. More time then we spent at Petra what a Hugh scheduling blunder on Collette's part. Plus the staff was rude and not at all accommodating. None of the three swimming pools in our building even had water in them, and we were forced to walk to the next building. When we got to the Dead Sea, it was already dusk and we were able to go down to the water and big disappointment and another scheduling blunder on Collettes part. Also I've requested that someone call me, that hasn't happened yet. Why not?
    David Bithell
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Tour guide was the very best. Hotels weren’t ready for us, especially when arriving in Cairo after long flights. Boat on Nike cruise had outdated furnishing and dangerous bathrooms, plus no Internet in cabins. Internal flights had us sitting in the last two rows of the airplanes every time. Without the fabulous tour guide, we would give this trip a one.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    All tours, accommodations and staff were uniformly excellent: we saw all of Egypt with great efficiency, convenience, and luxury. The greatest asset to the tour was Ronda, the tour manager / guide. She was knowledgable, kind, efficient, well-organized and, as a trained archaeologist, was an expert in Egyptian antiquities and sites. We realized the depth of her knowledge when someone asked a question: her answers were always deep, detailed and very good-spirited. She was the best possible interpreter anyone could have of Egyptian art, culture, and history. She said her goal was to make everyone on her tour into an ambassador for Egypt and she achieved that goal splendidly! We cannot imagine a better tour guide than she! We would like to return and take her tour all over again.
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    Husband caught Covid on trip
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    Early mornings. Our wake up times ranged from 2:00am to 5:00am. Everyone on the tour complained about exhaustion and lack of sleep. Almost all our meals were at the hotel buffet.We were so exhausted that we only had the energy to eat at the hotel for meals we could have had at local restaurants and cafes. Some of the sites were uninteresting. Many on the tour commented, "we came all that way for this?" The lodgings were 4* and 5* but were run down and dated. Not the way I wanted to experience Egypt. On the positive side, the A-list/5 star sites were great. I appreciated that our tour manager arranged a private tour of Saqqara and Coptic Cairo for me. It was important for me to see those sites and I was the only one on the tour who wanted to go.
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Irresponsible covid management and scheduling
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  • Trip Rating:
    1star
    11 people on my tour tested positive for covid and Collette did not isolate, quarantine, or remove the people from the tour. This caused Greg Overton a family member to get a severe case of covid. Because of the danger of getting covid and the severe reaction Greg had we decided it was not safe to proceed to Jordan with the group and we needed to get Greg home because he was having trouble walking and getting weaker. The rooms were very noisy and the trip was very tiring. I have traveled with Collette many times and this was the worst trip I’ve been on.
    George Yamaoka
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Got sick and had to leave tour early
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our guide Henry made the tour fun, interesting, educational and safe.
    Cary Fisher
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Mainly our tour manager was outstanding!! He has worked with the antiquities department in Egypt and was a wealth of information. Henry has a wonderful sense of humor and really took care of us all!
    Donald Wentroth
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The tour itself was good. The visit to the alabaster shop was ok, but the cotton and essential oil shops were a rip-off. I bought a men's tee shirt at the cotton place and it shrank horribly when washed. The papyrus place was fair.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Incredible attention was shown to all detail.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Excellent guides were provided, good accommodations, tours, and other sites.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our tour guide Tarek was amazing and provided great info on Egypt and Egyptian customs that you won’t find in the documentaries on tv. We arrived early and he was gracious enough to take us to one of the newest museums in Cairo. I feel Tarek is always there to help you out and offer the best travel experiences. I had an awesome trip!!
    Donna McLean
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The quality of accommodations and the outstanding Tour Manager, Khaled Lofty
    Denise Plaizier
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Every day was different and spectacular. Valley of the Kings, the Cairo Museum, the boat trip on the Nile, tour of Luxor.
    Karen Kraft
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Excellent food, five-star accommodations, friendly travel companions, and an indomitable tour manager. Sahar kept us all involved and taught us so much about Egyptian history. Her knowledge as an Egyptologist and archaeologists helped us appreciate what we were seeing as we toured the various archaeological sites.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    This is the second time I have done this same survey!
    Linda Hampson
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Excellent tour! Too many favorites to list.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The Great Pyramids of Gaza. Valley of the Kings, the Cairo Museum and the Karnak Temple.
    Ronald Feist
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    No glitches and very informative. Good pace and everything went great. No glitches and great tours. Ev
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    D Temple discovery greatest
    Richard Fowler
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Excellent price for the services I received. Tour guide Henry was the best.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Visited too many temples, which seemed to be pretty much the same things to see.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Valley of the Kings. It was incredible to see the beauty and color of the hieroglyphs preserved for thousands of years!
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Learning about the history was terrific. Boat cruise was the best. What I didn’t care for was the constant approach of vendors and putting items in my bag and demanding money. And of course having to pay to use a bathroom. That caused me to not pay attention when leaving so I tripped and fell in Cairo. Fortunately not hurt.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    lots of excursions, and riding a camel !
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The cruise down the Nile River was amazing. The sights along the way and the service aboard the Royal Lily were remarkable. All of the tour in Egypt and Jordan were amazing! It's truly difficult to single out just one memorable experience. A trip of a lifetime beyond my expectations!
    Darlene Stedman
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything expectation I had before arrival in Egypt was met and, in some cases, were exceeded.
    Lois Chester
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    One of the most memorable experiences was seeing the pyramids early in the morning without all the crowds. Our tour guide Henry assured us the earlier time of leaving the hotel would be well worth it and it WAS!!!!. We were able to avoid the crowds in all the places we visited and get some good shots of the pyramids, temples, museums and tombs without having other people in our pictures!!! Henry was THE BEST tour guide who really took care of the guests!!!
    Loretta Charles
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    This trip exceeded my expectations. We visited the major sites of ancient Egypt. So many highlights: Abu Simbel, cruising on the Nile, visiting the major monuments of ancient Egypt, visiting the Temple at Luxor and the pyramids at Giza by night.
    Marlene Vogelsang
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Egyptian Museum in Cairo was very good
    Vladimir Drobot
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    The price for side trip to Abu Simbel was outrageous at $450.00. To add insult to injury, we found out that the group from New Jersey who were also on our bus were only charged $350.00. The Kansas City people had to pay $100.00 more which is totally unfair, and I felt Collette took advantage of me and robbed me of $100. Side trips price should be the same for everyone. It is bad business and I will not use Collette again.
    Rhonda Smith
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    see above note. Tarek, drivers and security guards were most helpful to all of us.
    Brenda Christianson
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The pyrmids, and going on the boat down the Nile.
    Clifford Whitemore
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Petra
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Traveling to Egypt was high on our list. Collette’s itinerary was excellent. We covered it all from the pyramids to the Nile cruise, the Valleys of the Kings and Queens in Luxor. Karnak temple, an incredible site and the optional magical day trip to Abu Sembel. Not once were we concerned with our personal safety. Collette and the Egyptian police did an excellent job. The people are friendly and seem happy. The economy is improving and there is hope for this country in tourism once again.
    Georgy Good
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    The package covered exactly the activities we wanted; except we had to ask for the Aswan high dam tour to be added at the last minute. Keep all the activities but make the tour longer. The Nile riverboat cruise was a highlight.
    Paul Bassett
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Security very good, not enough time for shopping in some in instances. Pressured & deliberately confusing salesmen in perfume store, rug showroom, papyrus paper shop, & especially jewelry store which were all scheduled stops. Their goal was to make as much money as they can from the American tourists.
    Lorraine Aklonis
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    too much to single out just one. Rhamses the 2 tomb at Abu Simbel however was exceptional
    George Humphrey
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Karnack Temple. Amazing!!
    Josephine Tortorice
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    My only complaint was the day that we spent the morning at the valley of the Kings, came back and went to the ship. Then the tour guide took several people (10 people)for another tour, and those of us who had not signed up for that were essentially left stranded in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do. We couldn’t get off the boat and walk around as there was nothing to see or do.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Once in Egypt our service was over the top. However the Camar’s we’re friendly but one of the guides should not be doing this anymore. If they need a wheelchair and can’t walk their assistance was helping their partner and the other 16 of us were left to fend for ourselves. Plus lack of knowledge of pickup at JFK was mind boggling . If you do 2 tours a year this is something you should have mastered. I knew more and this was my first trip. Also once in Egypt they announced ok we’re finished now it’s all up to our guide. This comment left a bad taste in my mouth. Anna Marie was more focused on Bobbies needs. Very disappointed with this group and will never travel with them again.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything was 5 stars!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything was amazing!
    James Rankin
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Listening to Dina our guide. She was excellent as far as information and welcoming. She worked her butt off for us. Riding the camel and the riverboat Cruise.
    Linda Sabio
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    For the reasons stated above. We saw some memorable sights in both Egypt and Jordan. The boat on the Nile cruise was a disappointment as mentioned above.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our guide insured that our tour was totally comprehensive & thorough.7
    Cecilia Ferrone
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Nile Cruise,
    Jay Flint
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Included far, on some days, too many sites. Abu simbel, valley of the kings, pyramids, cruise on the Nile I particularly enjoyed.
    Geraldine Hamilton
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour was good value for the money. The pyramids, tombs, and temples were awesome. The Egyptian archaeologist that spoke to us at one of the pyramids was wonderful to listen to. The Egyptian people were friendly and nice, and welcoming.
    Vicki Stowell
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Difficult to select one or two. There were many memorable experiences. Karnak, Abu Simbel, Valley of the Kings were extraordinary!
    Lloyd
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour was well-paced with a new adventure everyday. Everything was so well organized, that we didn't need to think about any logistics. In Egypt, it's difficult to provide the most memorable experience as each day seemed to top the last. I did love the Nile cruise with the time to just relax in my cabin and watch the age-old Egyptian world go by. The pyramids (with or without camels) were everything and more that I could have imagined.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Abu Simbel.The History in all the archaelogic was amazing
    Ximena Buitron Hermosa
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I loved the light show at the pyramids and the horse carriage ride
    Marie Sperduto
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    the tourist sights were remarkable in every way. Egypt in general is struggling. that was difficult to experience
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Visit to the temples, the river cruise, Abisimbu.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Memorable, a lot of historical places that’s worth to see
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Sphinx, pyramids, Giza, river cruise, temple of Luxor were great, Tour guide Khaled was excellent!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Affordable and excellent quality of what I received
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The pace of the tour was pretty aggressive (especially since we didn't get to the hotel until about 4 AM on Day 1 - see comment above), but the places we went, the accommodations, the transportation and the security were all great.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    There were so many places we visited, it would be hard to pick a favorite.
    Sandra Christmas
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Very organized and professional.
    Carolyn Barnes
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    I thought the tour was a great value. I had an amazing time. Whisper device was excellent addition to tour. I'm annoyed that internal flights that were a part of the tour were billed separately and weren't not included in the advertised price of the tour. I considered this to be deceptive. Things that need to be included in info packet: - The need for a lot of small denomination USD. - The need for 5LE notes for all the bathroom attendants - Some warning about the vendors at the big tourist sites (e.g., Giza)
    Jeffrey Swindle
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The one area of small disappointment was not knowing in advance how many places required additional funding to view or experience. There were many tomb sites that required additional fees to enter the tomb as well as photography fees to say nothing of all the tips expected. It is difficult to budget cash for all of these and our group requested numerous stops at banks and ATM to be prepared for these.
    Julie Zurakowski
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our tour was very well organized. We always felt safe with the door to door pick up. It was worry-free and a fantastic vacation. The locations and the history were thoroughly experienced and the security was top notch. It felt like we had an army of people to help keep the trip smooth and pleasurable. Of all the locations Abu Simbel stood out the most and especially Karnak Temple at night.
    Monique and Marek
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Loved the cruise portion.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Just amazing! History that was 3,000 to 4,000 years old was beyond words. Our guide Henry was so knowledgeable, caring and went out of his way many times to help us, answer our questions etc.
    Linda Turner
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Riding a camel at the pyramids, Abu Simbel, and the Nile River cruise were my favorite things. I also enjoyed the Coptic churches in Cairo.
    Marcia Schmitz
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    READ ABOVE COMMENTS!!!!!!
    Kathleen Klein
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    So many memorable sites and experiences in Egypt -- the Pyramids of Giza, of course, the day trip to Alexandria, the lovely panoramas of rural farm land along the Nile, cosmopolitan Cairo, and the slower pace of Luxor and Aswan. The Royal Lilly took us up the Nile to the amazing tombs of Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Memphis, as well as the carriage ride through the sweet-smoky morning air in Edfu to the temple there. The staff of the Royal Lilly treated us like family, and the flight to the temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel was breathtaking. I could go on and on . . .
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Several favorites--the special lecture with the Egyptologist at Giza (and the tour of a noble's tomb there), light show at Karnak at night--the cruise down the Nile, Abu Simbel. The hotels were fantastic, but most were located far from city-town centers--hard for people to travel around by themselves if they did not know the area . . .
    Rebecca Denova
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    4 stars
    Seeing the sights of Egypt was a lifetime experience
    Joyce Taylor
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Our tour guide was excellent. He was patient and kind always. His knowledge of Egypt and Egyptian history was exceptional.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tarek Tawfir was the best.
    Susan Mcintosh
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Superior guide. Very organized. Only would have liked one less day on the Nile and one more day in Aswan. Maybe a little more shopping time. Loved all the side trips.
    Kathleen Reading
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour guide was excellent.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    We'll run tour. Felt safe.
    Richard Dalton
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Seeing and touching a pyramid!!
    John Davis
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Pyramids and Karnak Temple.
    Dennis Walter
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    We liked the Karnak sound and light experience, Darshur and the Temple of Hatshepsut. Both Cairo hotels, the Marriott Omar Khayyam and the Intercontinental Citystars were excellent. We were upset by the horse drawn travel in Edfu including accidents to horses.
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  • Trip Rating:
    1star
    Read above discourse on the trip. Overall, good trip but too rushed to truly enjoy the sights of Egypt. Tour Manager was very knowledgeable and communicated well. Brochure is misleading on time available to enjoy Egypt. We were always in a hurry to arrive, leave and get to another place. Maybe restructure each day to allow more time at sites like Giza.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    It would be nice if tips were included.
    Wayne Chapman
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The tour was amazing. It started at the oldest point, the oldest pyramids, and worked its way up in Egyptian history. The only reason this isn't 5 stars is because the light and sound at Karnak was a bit hard because of the long standing and walk to the show and then the walk back in the dark with dimly lit paths. Even with our flashlights it was a hard walk on uneven paths.
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  • Trip Rating:
    1star
    Good to see the Pyramids.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Ancient Egypt is fascinating....we loved everything from the Pyramids, to the Temples to the tombs. The Nile cruise was so relaxing. It was just a great combination of touring with relaxation.
    Luann Dritley
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Well paced tour, but with times to relax in between.
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    2star
    I have already done a rating
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The amount of walking and climbing (tour difficulty waiting) didn't seem to match the age group on the tour. I would have preferred to not start at 7am everyday. More free time would have been nice.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Well organized tour full of adventures and value for money. Nile river boat was advertised as five star and was not .... facts misrepresented in advertising and expectations created which were not met.
    Jawad Kassab
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Rhonda, the Egypt tour guide, was amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed her knowledge about different artifacts and events.
    Rabeshia Byrd
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Exceeded all expectations!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    My favorite memories were riding the camel across the desert toward the pyramids and seeing the Valley of the Kings.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The light shows both of them were fantastic
    Janet Woodland
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    be next to pyramids and river boat ride
    Hugh Dowling
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Getting to see the pyramids of Giza was a dream come true, but the 11 hour day was torture after arriving in the middle of the night and getting only 1 hour of sleep. I definitely recommend arriving a day early, in order to recover before the extremely active first day of the tour.
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    Because of the airline flights. They were terrible!!
    Steven Nelson
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  • Trip Rating:
    1star
    Camel ride, no mention of this option or the fee, it was something I wanted to do, but thought I would have to do it on my own. You could have said we would do it, and what the fee would be.
    Carol Senerchia
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our trip to Egypt through Collette was a fantastic experience. We were apprehensive about traveling to the area but we felt very safe and comfortable. Our accommodations and transportation were first class. Our tour guide, that accompanied us every step of the way, was absolutely excellent. An Egyptologist and teacher, Khaled Lofty, was enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. He was sensitive to the needs of all of us on the tour and made sure all 'special requests' were well taken care of. This was our second trip and another very positive experience with Collette and will certainly consider them for future travel.
    Richard Seres
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Stated above under Customer Experience. The most memorable experiences were visiting the Pyramids, riding camels and seeing the Valley of the Kings.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Pyramids, camels, tombs, ordinary life as we moved along the Nile and being awakened to hot air balloons drifting over the Nile.
    Murella Bosse
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I enjoyed sailing down Nile River and seeing ASWON. I also enjoyed visiting the pyramids.
    Sandra Bible
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    the tour guide was very knowledgeable and told a lot of history
    Julie Weinhandl
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Pyramids, Nubian Museum, Coptic Sector and Old Town Cairo
    Bobby Chaney
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Petra So beautiful and unique
    Christopher Horsfield
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Flight and transfers from the airport did not allow enough time to begin the tour. Arrived at 2 am in the morning and tour started at 6am. Not enough sleep
    Alice Wood
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Everything was absolutely amazing but was just too much at points. Never time for yourself to rest and regroup
    Brent Jimerson
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Favorite memory was the Nile cruise.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Accomodations, field manager, ease of transfers, excellent food.
    Richard Knapik
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The most memorable experience was seeing and touching the Great Pyramid, then climbing through the robbers' passage to the king's chamber.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour took us to the highlights, with so much to see we there wasn't enough time to see everything. What we saw was worth the trip.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Too many people on trip. Loved Abu Simbel and the Giza Pyramids at night.
    Mary Zachmeyer
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    really enjoyed river cruise
    Sandra Cavalier
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    This is the best way to see Egypt. This was my second Collette tour and I have been exceptionally pleased with them.
    Arnold Schwarz
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    This tour was incredible. Although I loved everything about Luxor the most (the Valley of the Kings, etc.) I don't think there is anything that can quite compete with the moment that you realize you are riding a camel past the Great Pyramids of Giza on the Sahara Desert...pinch me!
    Patricia Palmer
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    *Personal information removed by Feefo* was great. He had all the information about the country.
    Thomas Boggess
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Good value for the tour. We visited all major sights in Egypt. Cruising Nile River was relaxing moments after daily sightseeing excursions. Abu Simbel (optional tour) was a must see site. The egyptologist and the tour director was excellent. Without his expertise, this trip could not have been so educational. However, I thought the the size of the group was too big. He was not able to wait for everybody to gather around to start the explanation and inside of some temples did not have large enough space for all of us to be near him, amongst other tour groups. We could not see what is being explained until later. Perhaps, less than 30 people is ideal.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Even if the tour had lasted only 2 days, I would have been happy. Those first 2 days we saw the pyramids, sphinx and Valley of the Kings & Queens-everything I'd always wanted to see! The rest of the time was frosting on the cake, including Nile cruise and all the other amazing sites we visited.
    Kimberly Rude
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    This trip exceeded our expectations! In particular, our guide ***** was the best guide we've ever had. He was the icing on the cake!
    Donna Genett
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Best tour I have ever taken. All our tour manager was terrific
    John Bayley
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan was my favorite part of tour.
    Masanori Abo
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    So many memorable experiences! Giza and the srchaeologist who led a tomb tour were exceptional. The ship trip up the Nike. Aswan was beautiful. The tour guide’s knowledge of all the history.
    Katherine Baker
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I really enjoyed the excursion to Abu Simbel. What a remarkable place and tremendous engineering feat
    Maren Everton
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Abu Simbel was an incredible sight to see but visiting the Nubian Museum and hearing the tour guide's presentation and anecdotes regarding the site's backstory made an incredible site even better!
    Melissa Riley
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The visit to Abu Simbel was the highlight of many highlights of our trip.
    William Riley
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Fabulous trip. Fantastic hotels, food delicious w/many choices, tour guide outstanding. We felt very safe in all locations. Hard to pick a favorite but Valley of Kings & Queens hard to beat! Suggestions- tell people to bring more small bills, $1 and$5. Because tipping is big part of cash need.
    Margaret Anderson
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I had two most memorable experiences: going inside King Tut's tomb and the Great Pyramid.
    James Love
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour included so many fascinating places! We've all seen images of the photos but there's no way you can understand their majesty until you're standing in front of them.
    Karen Tripp
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    5 stars
    Luxor River Cruise ,Temples
    Norma Assenza
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    5 stars
    Abu Simbel and the Valley of the Kings was my most remarkable experience. My husband's highlight was getting to see the pyyramids and to be able to go inside the Great Pyramid.
    Deborah Carter
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour was exceptional and memorable in all aspects.
    Gary
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