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Jewels of the Nile - Travel Talk
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Lance "I did the Jewels of the Nile tour with Travel talk and Sameh was our very knowledge guide. We stayed in decent hotels for the trip and the bus used was as comfortable as a bus can be. We visited many temples and sights throughout the trip and were kept very busy over the 9 days. Sameh was an excellent guide and could answer any questions we had, he had so much knowledge of Egypt and made the exper..."
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32 reviews
Starts
Cairo
+6 Destinations
Nile Valley
Ends
Cairo
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Highlights

  • Discover the Nile in luxury and style
  • Embark on a 5 star Nile Cruiser and
  • Experience Egypt’s remarkable history
  • Explore Cairo’s wonders and temples
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Berth / Cabin
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Start and end in Cairo! With the discovery tour Jewels of the Nile, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Cairo, Egypt and 6 other destinations in Egypt. Jewels of the Nile includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • LH
    Written on March 30, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I enjoyed my trip to Egypt immensely.
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  • R
    Written on February 28, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Sam was informative, down to earth, spontanious.knowledgable. He is very helpful.
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  • J
    Written on July 11, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The Jewel of the Nile was an absolutely amazing trip. It was a mix of historical culture and fun. I really enjoyed vising the Sphinx and other sites, that I had read about in the history books. We had a great tour guide named Shady, that was amazing and very knowledgeable about Egyptian history and culture. The Cruise was nice and relaxing and had fun activities like disco night, and caldera night. The accommodations for hotels were great, and the trip was very organized from the transfer from the airport to the transfer to the airport. I really enjoyed the trip, and will do another travel talk trip in the future.
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  • J
    Written on June 19, 2017
    2.0 - Rather poor

    There were positives and negatives about this tour. The itinerary was jammed packed with things to do and places to see. The tour itself was not always organized and efficient, our pick up at the hotel was missed. We ended up having to taxi to the hotel ourselves. Meal choices and restaurants would grow worse and worse by the day. We started out eating well and by the end of the tour the meal choice was abysmal. I don't believe the meal options/restaurants were chosen based on popularity or food standards but rather favouritism or nepotism (family or friends of tour guides). I was totally turned off by the second day of the tour. I didn't like that the tour guide would increase the prices on us than what was stated in the itinerary. For instances the cruise tip kitty was listed as a certain price, once we were on the bus, the tour guide increased the price by 3 times. Once we were on the cruise itself and debarking, the room cleaner seemed annoyed with us, I asked him why and he said none of our party tipped. I said we all provided a big tipping kitty, he says he doesn't see much of that. I said well it was increased on us so he better see some of it. He said he didn't want to create any problems for himself. These types of things would happen a lot of on our tour. It wasn't appreciated. No tipping kitting should be collected from guests. We don't see where it is going.
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  • DM
    Written on May 23, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Shady was the best tour guide. Very knowledgable and funny. Thank you
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  • J
    Written on April 15, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I have just returned from Travel Talk's Jewels of the Nile tour. It was my first Travel Talk tour and certainly will not be my last. Everything ran smoothly, from being picked up at the airport to the running of the itinerary. The standard of accommodation was better than I was expecting, all clean and comfortable (even though the itinerary doesn't allow for much time there! But you don't go to tour Egypt to stay in the room!) The coach was comfortable enough, just be prepared for the long journeys. I thought that the value for money was excellent. The tour takes you to all of the main points of interest, with adequate time to explore. Then there's the tour guide, Sam. Sam has all the essential ingredients of an excellent tour guide and then some. He has passion and knowledge for his country's history and enthusiasm for his job in equal measure. He was friendly and attentive, happy to help with any questions or issues. If you tour with Sam, you will learn more then you could have imagined, having a fantastic time as you do so. Thank you Travel Talk and thank you Sam!
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  • SM
    Written on March 13, 2017
    2.5 - Average

    We traveled by car from Cairo to Luxor and back. Although the itinerary stated traveling time to be 5.5 hours, it ended up 8.5 hours each way. It was just way too long, and we did not get to eat the whole day. There were no eateries on the way. By the time we reached the other side, it was like 11pm. We ordered room service in the hotel but others were so tired that they went to bed without any food. We traveled in a mini van, a 16-seater, but there were 9 of us, including the tour guide, the driver and the security officer, plus luggages. It was just way too cramp and too uncomfortable. The poor fellow sat at the back row had to fend off from the falling suit cases. I rather pay more money to fly both ways.
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  • JH
    Written on March 2, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I travelled to Egypt in February 2017 and did the 9 days Jewels of the Nile tour with Sameh from Traveltalk. Sameh was one of the best tour guides I have ever had as he has a vast amount of knowledge and experience about Egypt. Our tour was jam packed with loads of temples, pyramids, tombs and all from Cairo to Luxor to Aswan and back. There may have been a couple of short sleeps but completely worth it when you arrive at the temple or pyramid and become ingrossed in the history. We paid extra for the option to travel to Abu Sembel while staying in Aswan and would recommend this to all. The bus was comfortable (included a toilet if needed) and the tour included 4 star plus accommodation and a 3 night cruise on the Nile River on a luxury 4 story boat. All services and transportation were great with nothing to complain about except having little rest, but as Sam put it “we're on tour not on holiday“. This tour was a trip of a lifetime and I would highly recommend to all thinking of travelling to Egypt. Thank you Traveltalk and most of all, thank you Sameh.
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  • LH
    Written on March 2, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I did the Jewels of the Nile tour with Travel talk and Sameh was our very knowledge guide. We stayed in decent hotels for the trip and the bus used was as comfortable as a bus can be. We visited many temples and sights throughout the trip and were kept very busy over the 9 days. Sameh was an excellent guide and could answer any questions we had, he had so much knowledge of Egypt and made the experience all the better. The only suggestion I would have would be to extend the trip an extra day or two to have more time soaking everything in without the rush and early wake ups plus you'd get to be in Egypt longer which by the end of your trip I can guarantee you'll want! I would definitely recommend Sameh and Travel talk tours through Egypt, it was a fantastic experience!
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  • A
    Written on February 27, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The Egypt tour was amazing!! So well organised and Sameh was phenomenal.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Cairo
  2. Day 2: Cairo City Tour, Luxor
  3. Day 3: Luxor, Aswan
  4. Day 4: Aswan, Nile Cruise
  5. Day 5: Nile Cruise
  6. Day 6: Nile Cruise, Edfu, Komombo, Luxor
  7. Day 7: Luxor, Cairo
  8. Day 8: Cairo City Tour
  9. Day 9: Cairo

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • December 1, 2016

      What are the hotels used on this trip?

      Please find a list of the hotels used on this fantastic tour:

      PYRAMIDS PARK RESORT - CAIRO with 4*

      IBEROTEL HOTEL - ASWAN with 5*

      STEIGENBERGER HOTEL - LUXOR with 5*

    • December 1, 2016

      Does this tour include the Giza Pyramids?

      Yes, it certainly does.

    • December 1, 2016

      What is the currency the local payment is being made in?

      The local payment for this tour is to be paid in GBP.

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    Recommended for Egypt. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
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    Recommended for Egypt. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Egypt. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Rabies
    Recommended for Egypt. Ideally 1 month before travel.
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    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Egypt. Ideally 10 days before travel.

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    Location
    Start and end in Cairo.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $120 to confirm this Travel Talk booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 22 June 2018 the full payment of $460 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $460 for Jewels of the Nile, but the deposit of $120 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Travel Talk will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,373 km.
    • Cairo (Egypt)
    • 684 km
    • Aswan (Egypt)
    • 49 km
    • Komombo (Egypt)
    • 52 km
    • Edfu (Egypt)
    • 84 km
    • Luxor (Egypt)
    • 4 km
    • Karnak (Egypt)
    • 11 km
    • Valley of the Kings (Egypt)
    • 490 km
    • Cairo (Egypt)

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