Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday

Overview
Duration
Duration
12 Days
11 Nights
Duration
Countries
1 Country
8 Cities
Type
Type
Private Tour
English Speaking Guide
Run
Run:
Saturday, Monday, Thursday

Explore the top sights of Egypt and do it all in one trip. Start in Cairo and visit the Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili and more. Travel with a dometsic flight to Aswan , Stay on board a Nile Cruise and explore the majestic attractions of Egypt between Aswan and Luxor. End your tour with a relaxing time on Hurghada beaches in the Red Sea.

Included
  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports
  • Assistance of our guest relations during your stay
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flight Cairo / Aswan - Hurghada / Cairo
  • Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada by an air-conditioned vehicle sharing Memphis group.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo including bed & breakfast
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Aswan including bed & breakfast
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on 05 star superior cruise on full board
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Hurghada including daily breakfast
  • Local English speaking Egyptologist tour guide
  • All sightseeing tours on the cruise sharing Memphis Tours group
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo are private tours
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • Lunch during your trip in Cairo
  • Meals as mention in the above itinerary
  • Bottled water during outings outside of hotel or cruise ship
  • Portage when needed
  • All service charges and taxes
Excluded
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal Spendings
  • Tipping

 

Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival Cairo

Your tour manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport (arrival procedures) and then he will escort you to the hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At the hotel, the tour manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour.

Overnight in Cairo.

Day 2: Pyramids / Sakkara

After breakfast, you will be accompanied by your personl guide to Giza Plateau to visit the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus - Famous Sphinx and Valley temple facing the great statue. Lunch will be served in a good quality restaurant, and then proceed to Sakkara area to visit Sakkara Complex and first pyramid ever built (Djoser Pyramid).

Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Visits: Great Pyramids of Giza,Sphinx, Valley Temple, Sakkara Complex, Djoser Pyramid.

Day 3:Cairo Sightseeing / Fly to Aswan

Check out after breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then you will be escorted by your private guide to visit: Egyptian Museum. Lunch throughout the tour at local restaurant. After relishing over the magnificent ancient Egyptian artifacts and treasures at the museum and enjoying your lunch, you will be driven to Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s oldest bazaar, if there is time. Later, you will be transferred to Cairo airport for yout flight to Aswan, meet & assist, transfer to your hotel, overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visits: Egyptian Museum, Islamic Cairo, Khan El Khalili.

Day 4: Free day / optional tour to Abu Simbel

Free day in Aswan Optional (not included) to enjoy a tour to one of Egypt's top tourist attractions, Abu Simbel Temples, which were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II approximately in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his Queen Nefertari.
Overnight in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast.

Visits: Optional visit to Abu Simbel Temple.

Day 5: Aswan Sightseeing

Breakfast at your hotel in Aswan. Then, transfer to embark your Nile River Cruise before Lunch, then enjoy visiting the world famous High Dam, The awesome Philae temple, which is devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor, and the largest known ancient obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt, the Unfinished Obelisk. Dinner on board.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: High Dam, Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk.

Day 6: Kom Ombo / Edfu

Sail to Kom Ombo, have breakfast on board and visit Kom Ombo Temple, a temple shared by two gods Sobek and Haeroris in Kom Ombo. Sail to Edfu, lunch on board after that Visit the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt, Horus Temple in Edfu. Take afternoon tea during sailing to Esna. Dinner on board.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Esna.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Kom Ombo Temple, Horus Temple in Edfu.

Day 7:Luxor West Bank

Sail to Luxor, have breakfast on board then Visit the West Bank, take an excursion to the royal cemetery for 62 Pharaohs, Valley of the Kings, then to Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by the architects of the New Kingdom Pharaoh Hatshepsut approximately in the 15th century BC, at El-Deir El-Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board. Enjoy afternoon tea during sailing. Dinner on board.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Luxor.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Royal Cemetery, Valley of the Kings, Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon.

Day 8:Luxor East Bank / Hurghada

Breakfast on board. Disembark from your Nile cruise after breakfast . Then, transfer to visit Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. In the afternoon, transfer to Hurghada on the Red Sea. From Luxor to Hurghada is about a 3 hour and half drive.

Overnight in Hurghada.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Visits: Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Hurghada.

Day 9: Hurghada Vacation

Optional tours to experience the exquisite diving and snorkeling among the Red Sea coral reefs and see some amazing rare fish. Or choose one of the many other activities such as windsurfing, sailing and deep-sea fishing.

Overnight in Hurghada.

Meals: Breakfast.

Visits: Hurghada, Optional diving and snorkeling tours.

Day 10:Hurghada Vacation

Optional tours to experience the exquisite diving and snorkeling among the Red Sea coral reefs and see some amazing rare fish. Or choose one of the many other activities such as windsurfing, sailing and deep-sea fishing.

Overnight in Hurghada.

Meals: Breakfast.

Visits: Hurghada, Optional diving and snorkeling tours.

Day 11: Hurghada & Fly to Cairo

Breakfast at your hotel in Hurghada and then you will be transferred to Hurghada airport, upon arrival in Cairo you will be met and assisted, then transferred to your hotel for free time at leisure.

Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 12:Final Departure

Breakfast at the hotel in Cairo - free time before your flight - check out and then transferred to Cairo International Airport for final departure.

Meals: Breakfast.

Prices & Accommodation
Diamond
Prices
MAY-SEP
Per Person in Single Room
US$ 3710
Per Person in Double Room
US$ 2575
Per Person in Triple Room
US$ 2445
OCT-APR
Per Person in Single Room
US$ 4609
Per Person in Double Room
US$ 2805
Per Person in Triple Room
US$ 2680
Golden
Prices
MAY-SEP
Per Person in Single Room
US$ 3470
Per Person in Double Room
US$ 2210
Per Person in Triple Room
US$ 2060
OCT-APR
Per Person in Single Room
US$ 3845
Per Person in Double Room
US$ 2380
Per Person in Triple Room
US$ 2249
Reviews
4.99
67 Reviews
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
The service was astoundingly good!
, 2/22/23

Egypt - Wow! The service was astoundingly good! Memphis Tours made our trip memorable in every way! We were met as we got off the plane and were waved off on our departure.

Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
, 2/16/23

I cant say enough great things about Memphis Tours. And I dont mean your typical good review. These guys went ABOVE AND BEYOND to make sure my wife and I felt safe and had an enjoyable time. Considerate, outgoing, respectful, time after time the guides and drivers made us feel like royalty. I cant recommend these guys enough. My sister used them and highly recommended them, and now I do also. 

Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Perfect Private Egypt Itinerary!
, 1/30/23

We had an amazing experience in Egypt! I had thought that when I booked, I had joined a smaller tour group, but it turns out we had booked an entirely private tour - we always had our own private transport everywhere we went and our own personal guide. We would never take that back! It was wonderful to have undivided attention and to be able to build our own schedule. Thank you, Memphis tours, for this perfect trip!

Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Very well organized
, 11/19/22

Very well organized, on time, and knowledgeable team! 

Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Awesome experience with Memphis Tours
, 8/6/22

Awesome experience with Memphis Tours. They were attentive and knowledgeable. Small issues that we encounter were corrected. All our tour guides were very knowledgeable and ready to provide as much information as feasible. Attentive and courteous. Land transportation commendable!

Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
“See Egypt with the Experts”
, 2/25/14
From the first email it was clear that the Memphis staff member, Yosri, was not only willing but eager to plan the best possible trip for my husband and I. Our tour not only completely suited us but utterly thrilled us. And at a very reasonable price. From the moment we landed in Cairo a Memphis staff member was there making sure that we had a wonderful time. Each of the guides we had was extremely knowledgeable, imparting his knowledge in an informative and engaging manner, helping us to get a real sense of the wonder we were seeing. Unfortunately a death in the family at home forced us to cut our trip short, again Memphis showed their worth, their consideration and assistance in organising our rushed trip home was exceptional. We look forward to booking our return trip to Egypt through Memphis Tours, in fact I wouldn't use any other tour company.
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
“Best Christmas EVER!!!”
, 12/12/13
It is coming to that time of year again where everyone thinks of the Christmas holidays. I am reminded of my last Christmas in Egypt with Memphis Tours. I spent 2 weeks in Egypt starting in December of 2012 to Jan of 2013. Marwa Samir booked everything and it was flawless. Tarek was great as well as Mohamed, Heussain, and Ahmed. Christmas day was spent at the Valley of the Kings. I will cherish my time in Egypt and look forward to my next trip. Memphis Tours is a great company and live up to their promises and I would not even think of using anyone else there truly is a reason that you see so many 5 star comments here. See you soon!
 
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
“Tour of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings”
, 10/29/13
I have previously written a glowing report about this company shortly after our return from Egypt but TA have removed it...So here goes with a second one!!
I visited Egypt in April with my 13 year old daughter and arranged a tour of Luxor, the Temples and the Valley of the kings with Memphis Tours. I can not recommend this company enough, an exceptional level of care. The highly professional, knowledgeable guides showed us all the important sites and were very helpful throughout the day. My daughter was a little overcome with the heat but the guide showed her such care, and the resturant where we went to have lunch looked after her making her some delicious tea and soup to help her feel better, and it worked and we were able to finish the tour.
I was so impressed with Memphis tours that I also booked other trips with them - a visit to a Egyptian show at a hotel complex in HUrghada - and once again our guide was brilliant and a glass bottomed boat trip.
I do not hesitate to recommend this company if you are visiting Egypt - they provide fantastic service, and really made our visit special.
 
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Unforgettable Egypt Tour with excellent and friendly Memphis Tours
, 10/23/13
First of all thanks to every representatives of memphis in First Egypt for making our Egypt tour awesome! From the time of planning about the tour Maged was very prompt about all my questions. After the political instability when we decide to cancel the tour he guided us properly, providing updated information about the political situations and only for him we visited Egypt from 10th- 21st October,2013. My Booking No is 1023/10-2013.Our tour leaders- Hussein in Cairo,Khalid in Hurghada, Mahemood in Aswan- are very helpful and professional with a cordial approach. All the arrangements done by them were perfect. Our tour guide Yasser in Nile Cruise was just amazing with his approach, knowledge ,demonstrations as well as humors!!! He made our historical journey to NileValley memorable for ever. Our tour guide in Cairo Tarek was also very informative, helpful and cordial. Actually no words can describe their endeavour. highly recommend them for touring in Egypt.Our tour drivers are competent . Mr. Zakariya ,the driver in Cairo is very experienced, particular and caring. In total all the staffs are so friendly, helpful as well as professional to make our holidays remembered for ever. The Egypt is very very SAFE !! We felt Egypt as our second home with Memphis Tour. If you are not going Egypt with Memphis tours , you are missing some remarkable experiences there!!!
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
“Unforgettable Egypt Tour with excellent and friendly Memphis Tours”
, 10/23/13
First of all thanks to every representatives of memphis in First Egypt for making our Egypt tour awesome! From the time of planning about the tour Maged was very prompt about all my questions. After the political instability when we decide to cancel the tour he guided us properly, providing updated information about the political situations and only for him we visited Egypt from 10th- 21st October,2013. My Booking No is 1023/10-2013.Our tour leaders- Hussein in Cairo,Khalid in Hurghada, Mahemood in Aswan- are very helpful and professional with a cordial approach. All the arrangements done by them were perfect. Our tour guide Yasser in Nile Cruise was just amazing with his approach, knowledge ,demonstrations as well as humors!!! He made our historical journey to NileValley memorable for ever. Our tour guide in Cairo Tarek was also very informative, helpful and cordial. Actually no words can describe their endeavour. highly recommend them for touring in Egypt.Our tour drivers are competent . Mr. Zakariya ,the driver in Cairo is very experienced, particular and caring. In total all the staffs are so friendly, helpful as well as professional to make our holidays remembered for ever. The Egypt is very very SAFE !! We felt Egypt as our second home with Memphis Tour. If you are not going Egypt with Memphis tours , you are missing some remarkable experiences there!!!
 
 
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
“Young talented team fully committed to make your visit memorable and problem free”
, 8/16/13
Aside from the very sad political reality been observed in the world, Egypt counts with MemphisTours that could be considered a special breed of young talented tour experts, with very professional guides, drivers and representatives. Among them, we could estimate an average age of less than 35 years old. Very flexible and creative to ensure that your experience is memorable. They understand the safety challenges and are well connected having first hand information of how to avoid and solve possible problems. We had three changes in our original schedule, although disturbing at first, they explained clearly that these were needed in order to avoid possible logistic problems in transportation or quality of the services previously hired. Egypt continues to offer an incredible array of touristic attractions, with very acceptable infrastructure, and Memphis Tours will ensure that you will enjoy your adventure.
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Guys you at Memphis Tour...you are the best
, 7/16/13

There were hesitations (knowing there's some political situation is taking place in the capital Cairo) when we decide to go to Egypt. 
With some information from friends, TripAdvisor (thank you) and our tour advisers, we go anyway. of course with full alerts etc.etc..
But come to my surprise, from day 1 we arrived and during the 10 days of our tour , we ENJOY every single thing we had during our holiday. I myself have been to several places on tour or touring (by motor bike). but our previous vacation in Egypt is just like we live in paradise and served by angels that tipping you from how to handle the so called 'vendors', how to bargain on souvenirs that I want how to purchase what and so on.
Thank you to : Ahmed Al-Sayed, Tarek, 'Friday' Ahmed Shehab El-Din, Muhammed Imam (our Nile tour guide), Emad and driver (who drove us from Luxor to Hurgada), Khaled Honga, and last but not least our drivers : Amur and Yasser..thankyou...thankyou...thankyou...thankyou


Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
12 Days in Egypt with Memphis Tours
, 7/16/13
 We loved it. A very reasonable fee was charged per person that came out to about $150 a day, and we added almost all of the extras. That includes all transportation inside of Egypt, hotels, boat (My Alyssa, wonderful boat, meals, and staff), all meals, private car, driver and tour guide for every outing, entrance fees to sites, hot air balloon ride, two sound and light shows; really, everything. The vendors are pretty desperate and pesky at hawking their wares; but it is not really a problem if you are prepared for it mentally. The tour guides were all very knowledgeable, congenial, and omnipresent. Achmed Prince our guide in the south was booked on our boat to accompany us for 8 days straight days. There was a Memphis Tours representative (Osama) to greet us as we initially deplaned in Cairo, to load us on the flight back to Riyadh, and everything in between. All the venues were nearly empty because tourists are staying away. Only 20 boats were running the Nile out of a normal 150. Our boats capacity was 120, we had 20 on board. It really was like having Disneyland to ourselves. We knew that 30 June was going to be a significant event in Egypt and planned to depart on the 29th which worked out fine. Our Tour Guides were always cognizant of the security situation and modified our itinerary as appropriate. They knew what they were doing and ensured our safety. In a few months the situation will stabilize again, and Egypt will go back to being the Tourist bargain of the globe. I would encourage anyone that has not been, to make the trip. Memphis Tours and the boat My Alyssa worked out wonderfully for us.
 
Visited June 2013
 
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
“Personalized tour for very reasonable price”
, 5/23/13
I am flat amazed at the level of service provided by Memphis Tours, especially when the price of their services are considered. I spent 10 days with Memphis this past February, seeing the main antiquities and also enjoying a side trip to Hurgada where I had my first scuba diving experience. Most days I enjoyed the company of a driver and a guide. The driver's command of English was a bit minimal, but they worked very hard to communicate. All the guides not only communicated flawlessly in my only language (I am ashamed to admit being the typical American, possessing limited language abilities), but to a person were professionally trained in their nation's incredible history, and as tour guides. My only regret was I had not prepared myself better so as to delve deeper into their knowledge base.
I'm a died in the wool budget traveler - I've never enjoyed a night in a Marriot or a Sheraton. Memphis Tours put me up every night in these palatial digs. My favorite hotel room view was out the sliding doors of the Movenpic on an island near Aswan - looking out over a branch of the Nile to an island Horticultural garden - with sand dunes of the western desert as a backdrop.
My tour concluded with a custom picnic (myself, two guides and our driver) - amazing chicken enjoyed while gazing across a marsh area toward two of the 60 pyramids near Giza. Although a neophyte visitor to this magical country envisions seeing the pyramids with palm trees and green glory of the Nile Valley in the foreground - seasoned visitors know the city laps at the doorstep of most Giza area monuments. Take it from me, there is one place this is not true - but it will have to be Memphis Tours who show you where this is.
If you want to really immerse yourself in a magic place, you need a bit of guidance to find a key to the wonder. The amazing folks at Memphis Tours possess a few of the Egyptian magic keys.
 
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
“*~" Memphis Tours "~* The BEST company ever :)”
, 5/17/13
Amazing Trip full scheduled incredible enjoyable exited variegated activities .. I was totally relaxed from busy hard work and had fantastic vacation in this beautiful country of beautiful nature, historical places, friendly people, especially when it is organized by Memphis Tour :D which was just excellent !

It was from 23rd Feb till 7th March 2013
4 days Movenpick Nile cruise 23-26 Feb
2 days Hurghada : 27,28 Feb Marriott Hotel (5 star)
2 days and half day Sharm Shaikh 1,2,3 March Sheraton Hotel (5 star)
4 days and half day Cairo 3 March (night), 4-7 March Flat Rent

At first, I enjoyed the company of my dear parents to travel 3 nights from Luxor to Aswan via Nile ship, the sight of the Nile sends comfort. Visit temples and a lot of knowledge of ancient Egyptian history made me feel that I am on a journey to explore what is of great effects in the world and that can not be seen but only in Egypt !

At the day time we were accompanied by tour guide Alaa ElSawy and I think we were fortunate that he does not stop talking, funny :D and helpful too .. I was so lucky to live the moment of the most exited wonderful experience in my life ever! Riding Balloon in Luxor before sunrise! Oh my God .. It was incredible !

At night I do not forget how much we enjoyed dinner, accompanied by different culture passengers on the ship with the lovely team that welcomes our presence, surprises us by entertaining activities and recreational competitions .. :D
I can describe Memphis as excellent service since the they welcome us at the Luxor airport, during the cruise, and until they get us to Aswan Airport.
Before transition to Hurghada, leader Alaa helped us to choose activities registered online by Memphis site to organize our stay schedule for 2 days, and also for our stay in Sharm.

Red Sea beyond description!
After reaching hotel by Memphis transport who met us in the airport of Hurghada exactly at time of landing.. Tour guide Mustafa helped having charging card for my mobile and so I was in contact with friends online all the time. He explained for us how to reach restaurants and shopping streets outside Hotel. I want to thank him again for the swimming tools and saving time instead of effort to search by myself to have it.

All tour guides were so friendly polite and helpful ^.^

At afternoon I enjoyed riding in Hurghada submarine, see the fish at the bottom of the Red Sea, and at evening Alf Leila Wa Leila. Next day we enjoyed swimming at beach of Hotel .. It was so clean and cool temperature. Relaxing sight :)

Last part of trip moving across the flight to Sharm el-Sheikh has been amazed by the magnitude of Hotel !! Tour guide Ahmad is the coolest one :D What we have done is a boat trip and Snorkeling at Ras Mohamed for a whole day time enjoying the transparent waters of the Red Sea and the scorching sun .. unforgettable day !
We did visit Mari Girgis Church and Mustafa Masged, the famous places in Sharm. And at night we enjoyed walking in Naama Bay.

They get us to the airport and that time was the end of Memphis tour company moving to Cairo to stay 4 days with our friends.

THANK YOU FOR WONDERFUL TIME EVER , LOVE & REGARDS ('',)
 
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Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
“Great day trip to Cairo/Giza”
, 5/3/13
This was a great day trip to Cairo/Giza with out 5 and 7 year old. We were met at our resort in Hurghada by Khaled, and were taken to the airport where we took a small plane to Cairo.

In Cairo we were met at the airport by our rep from Memphis Tours (can't remember his name). He was holding a sign with our name, and was very friendly. He showed us to the van we would be in for the day and introduced us to our driver, who's name I also can't remember. We drove through Cairo on the way to Giza. As we were crossing the Nile, we mentioned something about a picture, so our driver pulled over and we hopped out for a picture on the bridge. We were not expecting that, but what great service! Stopping traffic to snap a couple of pictures!

We drove on until we neared the Pyramids. We stopped to pick up our guide for the day Ahmed Farahat. It was at that time we also met our body gurad for the day, Omar. We were told that it's company policy to send a guard when there are children on the tour. I have no idea if that is true or not.

We drove up to the entrance to the Pyramids, and our guide told us that since we had Omar, we could drive in to the Pyramids, and all the way to the scenic viewing area. I guess Omar was an off duty police officer or something. Either way, he was great with the kids! We saw the Pyramids, the Sphinx, took lots of pictures, then headed off to our next stop, The Papyrus "Museum", then to the "bazaar". Having been on tours like this before, we knew these are just places to stop and get you to spend money. No big deal. Part of the experience. There was another stop, but we skipped it to get to lunch because the kids were hungry.

Lunch was at an OK restaurant on the Nile. It was a buffet, drinks not included. Not too impressed with that place.

After lunch we went to the Coptic Cathedral. That was pretty neat. No signs of trouble or danger. Omar kept us in front of him.

Next stop was the Egyptian Museum. The museum was pretty impressive. Ahmed told us that the 2011 revolution was good for us as tourists because there used to be a 1-2 hour wait to get into the room with King Tut's death mask, but this day we walked right in. No crowd at all! Tourism is WAY down in Egypt.

After the museum we headed back to the airport. When we got there, we met our original rep that met us there in the morning. He asked us if w had our boarding passes for the flight back to Hurghada, and we told him we never were given any. He got a little bit of a worried look, made some phone calls, and said it was taken care of, we just needed to wait for the ticket counter to open. When it opened, we were given a little earlier flight back.

When we got back to the airport in Hurghada, we were met again by Khaled.

Overall, the day was great! If you are looking to go to Cairo, or really anywhere that Memphis Tours goes, I would highly recommend them.
 
 
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Highly recommended!!
, 5/1/13
From our experience during April 2013, the service from Memphis surely exceeds our expectation. I have to say it isn't easy to organise a tour in Egypt as everything isn't so predictable but Memphis certainly take full responsibility to make sure we make the most out of our time. Special thanks to our tour organiser "Hamada" who well took care of us and other knowledgeable tour guides (Mohamed, Hagga, Emad) as well as our polite driver in Cairo. Highly recommended this tour!!
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
“Memphis Tours, the best way to see Egypt!”
, 5/1/13
I have booked day trips with Memphis tours before but not a 12 day trip. I had inquired with a couple of places, but Memphis was the only one who listened to me and made several adjustments over many emails. Bassem Saad, the Tour Consultant, worked with me until we had the perfect trip. As if that was not enough I was upgraded twice, and one of the upgrades was to Mena House which was somewhere I had always wanted to stay. I was met by
Hamada who went above the call of duty with getting my visa. What can I say about the accommodations, they where all fantastic from Giza to Aswan to Hurghada Luxor.

The guides were excellent and very knowledgeable. Friday in Aswan made sure everything went smoothly, and always had a good suggestion for what to do. I must say Rehab Samir and Mostafa Abuzad my guide and driver in Cairo and Alexandria, were outstanding. They made me feel so welcome and I felt like I was traveling with friends.

I would highly recommend Memphis Tours, they are fantastic. I felt very safe and didn't need to worry about a thing.
 
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Memphis Tours is worth every cent!
, 2/16/13
Memphis Tours did a wonderful job from start to finish. We had top hotels, great guides and door to door service for our family. The price included many extras such as two days scuba diving on the Red Sea. Memphis Tours cannot take credit for the wonderful food, sights or people in Egypt-but they certainly win the prize for making all of these more enjoyable. Thanks to Abo Shawky for all the arrangements.
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
“Professional, dedicated and Friendly”
, 2/3/13
I was lucky enough to be assisted by Memphis Tours during a recent 16 day holiday in Egypt. They organised everything from transfers, to accommodation, to entry into most sites in an efficient and professional manner.
The guides and drivers were also very professional and friendly. They all had a strong command of the English language and were able to act not only as subject matter experts on the history of Egypt, but also to liaise with non-English speakers and provide cultural advice and situational awareness to the travelers within the tour groups. I also made lots of new friends and am grateful to everyone from Memphis Tours, in particular Shaimaa Baheeg, Tito/Tarek, Boogie and Amro. I am particularly thankful for the efforts of Tito/Tarek and Boogie in driving me around Cairo one evening to multiple locations in search of a shop which could provided printing and scanning services (something that appears to be surprisingly difficult to locate in Egypt).
Overall, I found Memphis Tours and its employees to be incredibly professional in all their undertakings and dedicated to assisting their clientele in any way possible. I would highly recommend Memphis Tours as a preferred tour operator for anyone contemplating a guided trip/holiday to Egypt.
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
“Unforgettable Experience”
, 1/30/13
From the moment of arrival at Cairo airport we were placed in the very capable hands of Memphis Tours guide Hussain follwed by Mohammed in whose knowledgable company we explored the riches of Giza, the site of ancinet Memphis, the Egyptian Museum and much more. A comfortable overnight train brought us to Aswan where we were greeted by Moustafa, an equally knowledgable guide. The Nile cruise on board the Alyssa was first class and we shall never forget the excellent service and delicious food. In Luxor we had the benefit of guide Ala (spelling?) whos knowledge and attention to historical detail was amazing. The final three days were spent in the five star Marriott hotel on the Red Sea where we swam and snorkelled over a magnificent corral reef. There too we were in the welcoming hands of guide Khaled. All in all an unforgettable trip. Thank you Memphis Tours. Mike and Liz Busch from Canada
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Wonderful Tour Guides
, 7/7/12
 I am writing this review to say that our recent trip to Egypt which was organized by Memphis Tours was a great way to see the country. Don't go to Egypt without organizing a Tour Guide if you don't know the country. Traffic is mad and to drive a car your self is hazardous to say the least. We had guides which were so good at their job that it made our holiday a breeze.
Memphis Tours were excellent and really gave us a good time. We met Alaa Kh in Aswan and he was out Tour Guide for that part of our trip. Alaa was a knowledge box of information on everything about his country. He left us with a wealth or information, almost too much to take in, is such a short time, but he was very good at his job. There were 7 of us on this trip and we all had a good time in Egypt.
Well done Memphis Tours on organizing our excellent holiday.
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Above all expectations
, 6/12/12
 After a lot of research in the Internet and many comparisons with dozens of travel agencies who all claim to be Egyptian experts we opted for the Egyptian company Memphis Tours with no regret at all. My wife and I were not easy costumers. We had a lot of ideas and even more changes until the itinerary was to our liking ‘till the last tiny detail. Dina Fahme, the tour operator who did the final booking never lost her patience and was very helpful with her wonderful recommendations. Usama Mustafa, our tour manager in Cairo and as such responsible for our whole trip in Egypt, found the right people to guide us through the country. Each one specialized according to the leg of our trip and tuned perfectly to our personalities. Usama must have a special sense for that. Tarik, our guide in Cairo and to the pyramids and Memphis was a fun guy to have on our side for the trip into history. He brought the times of the Pharaohs to life with humor, hilarious anecdotes and brilliant presentation of historical facts. Alaa Elsawy, our guide on the Nile cruise, was a walking encyclopedia and not less fun. We owe both a better understanding of Egypt’s history and a clearer more modern vision of the life and time under the pharaohs. We could throw a lot of useless Egyptology ballast and high school learning over board. All in all, we had a wonderful trip in a comfort I thought only possible in luxury travel for prices only people with very big valets can afford. We traveled all along in private air-conditioned cars with our own drivers and our own guides who are trained Egyptologists. We stayed in 5 stars hotels, had a 5 stars cruise liner and all this for a price far below other top travel agencies can offer. The whole time we felt like being part of a family that protects you. You feel safe. You are accompanied to interesting restaurants you would never find on your own. You are checked on while you are in your hotel if you are comfortable and have everything you need. So, if you are a person like us who doesn’t mind to work a little for your itinerary and not leave everything up to a big agency that probably will put you up with a big touring group, a person who wants to have a hell of a fun trip and save money without sparing on luxury and comfort, I can only say: Go with Memphis Tours. It’s one of the oldest and for sure most experienced travel agencies in Egypt.
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Planning Egypt trip through Memphis
, 6/10/12
 We booked a 12 day tour for this fall through Memphis. Maged Al Gohary, the tour consultant was responsive and accommodating to our questions and requests. The customer service from Memphis Tours in the planning process has been excellent. We are looking forward to our trip!
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Truly excellent
, 5/18/12


From the moment I was met by Ahmed, impeccably dressed in his wrinkle free suit at 1am by the luggage carousel at Cairo airport, I knew this was going to be a good experience.

I have just returned from a 14 day Egypt & Red Sea tour and can only praise Memphis Tours for a very interesting, hassle free, professional tour where everything went according to plan and nothing was left to chance. The guides were knowledgeable, the drivers professional, the transport clean, the hotels excellent and the cruise very relaxing. To clarify the review below where there was criticism at being put together with other tourists on the Nile cruise - yes this does appear to happen if there are other people travelling with Memphis on the same day. A guide joins the ship with you in Aswan and takes you ashore at the various places as a Memphis group. You travel to the sites together (variously by van, horse and cart and small boat) and hear his commentary then you are free to wander around on your own. I personally did not find this too onerous. I ended up being with 3 others for a couple of hours in total out of 14 days and cannot really see what the fuss is about. Each to his own I guess.

In any event, I seriously urge anyone thinking of coming to Egypt to do so. There were so few tourists around that I felt as though each of the sites was being kept open just for me to visit - it really did feel like a 'private guided tour' in every sense of the word. Book now before the masses decide its time to go back to Egypt - you won't regret it!
Visited May 2012
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Memphis Tours is Awesome. Could not have asked for more
, 5/7/12


A group of six, we have just returned from Egypt (April 19 to April 30) From the organizational stage until the end of our tour, I felt that our Memphis manager, guides and drivers, could not have done more to make our trip so memorable.
From the time that we were met at the airport by Ahmed I (do not have a last name of most of our Ahmeds) our trip was coordinated seamlessly. All our guides were knowledgable, patient, and had a sense of humour.

Ahmed II, in Cairo and Giza, guided us through the chaotic streets and sights of Cairo, giving us detailed information of the pyramids, museums, mosques and churches. Our van was excellently manouvered thru the congested streets of Cairo by Emat, (may be spelled wrong, sorry), who never lost his cool.

"Friday" was our guide for Abu Simbel and to a Nubian Village. Again, a wealth of information, he made my trip meaningful and fun. Abdul, our driver, both to Abul Simbel and Hurghada was a fabulous person.

Ahmed El Prince travelled with us on the "Alyssa", a very comfortable boat, that we enjoyed for three days. Ahmed skillfully guided us to such amazing sites as Aswan Damn, Valley of the Kings, Karnak, Luxor and many more. He was extremely knowledgable, attentive, organized, had a good sense of humour and comfortably paced our outings. Ahmed El Prince certainly enhanced this portion of our tour.

The last few days was spent in Hurghada at an amazing resort on the Red Sea. This was just what we needed at the time.

At each turn, our guides and/or drivers were in touch with head office in Cairo coordinating our every move.

The variety of transport made the trip even more fun, vans, camel, train, boat and horse and carriage made for exciting travel.

Our guides advised us on how to handle situations ie. vendors, tipping, buying, that helped to reduce the stress. Never did I feel threatened or unsafe in Egypt. Despite some disruptions, over the past year, one has to keep in mind how the media embellishes things.

I would highly recommend a trip to Egypt organized by the Memphis Tour Co..

Thanks to all the people at Memphis who made our trip one of the best that I have ever experienced. You are an A+ company with an incredibly efficient staff.

Lana Dale
Kingston Ontario Canada
Visited April 2012
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Outstanding Egyption Experience
, 3/21/12


Memphis Tours did an excellent job of making our fifteen day tour of Egypt a pleasant experience.. We toured Cairo with Sayed Selim. He was well informed and helpful. We took two extra days and toured on our own to gain the Cairo experience. Several hours were spent at the Egyption Museum,. An incredible experience. We toured Tahrir square where the revolution started. We met only friendly Egyptions eager to welcome us to Egypt. Never did we feel uncomfortable. From Cairo we traveled to Aswan Dam for a tour of the dam and ABu Simbel temple. Then a river boat up the Nile to Luxor visiting among others the Valley of the Kings. Final stop before back to Cairo and home, was Hurghada. a beachfront site on the Red Sea for three days of rest and relaxation in a luxurius hotel. All our accomodations exceeded our expectations. Our tour Leader Ahmed El Sayed made every part ot the trip a pleasure.
Visited March 2012
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Pre-travel arrangements
, 3/10/12
We are soon heading over to Egypt and are very excited! Our pre-travel arrangements with Memphis Tours has been very good and easy to negotiate. We also got a free hotel upgrade in Hurghada which is nice. Our tour operator Mohamed Sakr has been very helpful in answering questions and giving us the right itinerary to suit our needs and budget.
Thanks - looking forward to it!
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Extraordinary Tour
, 3/9/12
One of the things I like in Magnificent Travel is its accommodating tour guide. Mohamed Sakr has been answering all my queries.
Though I have visited Egypt last year, my contact with the Magnificent Travel has helped me more in knowing the diverse culture of Egypt. I had discovered more of it's wonder and our visit in Egypt has helped me gain so much insight becsuse of the extraordinary tour provided by the Magnificent Travel. Thanks to Mohamed Sakr.
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Very Flexible Setting Up Trip
, 3/8/12
I haven't gone yet, but must comment very positively on just how accomadating the staff where for my numerous itenairy changes. I started by sending a note about what I wanted to see (I was given the link from a friend who spoke quite highly of the company). I made numerous changes, very quickly. I also needed some help with my visa for my girlfriend and they went the extra mile. Very impressed and looking forward to the trip.
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Memphis Tours Egypt ensured that we had the trip of a lifetime
, 3/6/12
We were a bit of nervous prior visiting Egypt, but our tensions were quickly eased with the first meeting with our Memphis Tour Representative, Hamada Roshdi. He met us at the airport, helped us get settled in at our hotel, discussed our itinerary and even advocated for us at the Egypt Air when our flights had been unexpectedly changed. Hamada suggested additional tours and called to check in with us as we moved a crossed the country. He was our rock.

Our time in Cairo was pretty good. Our guide was very knowledgeable about all of the history and sites that she took up to. She engage my nephew's interest in Egyptian Mythology and was very patient with 4 year old niece. I was very disappointed that we were not taken to Khan el-Khalli- the largest souk/market in the country. This concerned me because she took up to 2 demonstration shops and not the but ran out of time for the market. When we mentioned this to Hamada, he was displeased and ensured that we would visit the following day.

I have mixed feelings about Alexandria. It seemed as though the suggested places that we asked to visit were ignored by her... as if there was a lack of understanding but we did learn a lot and enjoyed talking to her.

Our time in the Nile region was excellent! We loved being on the Alyssa Floating Hotel! Everything was great... the food, the crew, the rooms, the other passengers! I would recommend this craft to all other Memphis Tour travelers. The 3 day cruise was my favorite part of my 10 days in Egypt.

It helped that we had a great Egyptologist! Alaa Elsawy was AWESOME! As smart as he is cool! He was able to manage an older American couple, a scarf-a-holic Nubian queen, a 20 year old Egyptian Mythology enthusiast, the mother and an energetic 4 year old! He help us all to have a better understanding of the mind boggling 4000+ years of Egyptian history... from temple to temple and valley to valley-- taking time to just stop and hang out in the Nubian Village or a tea house while we shopped for more treasures! What I really appreciated is the dedication to scholarship. Simply Superb!

I have come back to the states telling all of my friend/family- that if you plan on going to Egypt go with Memphis Tours!
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Worry free with Memphis tours
, 3/1/12
I started working with Memphis about 2 1/2 years ago to arrange this trip. They have continued to work with me through a revolution, riots and strikes. Through all of this Abdo Younis and the rest of the staff have done a supreme job to cater to all our wants and to make sure that this trip is worry free and completely enjoyable. From the moment we touched down in cairo Hussein was walking up the runway to get our bags and to get us through customs. From Musty in Aswam,Emad in Luxor, Ahmed in Sharm they have been superb. I don't know how they could have done more. Every tour they plan, hotel and guide has been excellent. Their motto should be, "No problem."
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Fantastic service & organising of our trip
, 2/28/12
I came across Memphis tours via the net when researching Egypt & I'm glad I did. From my first enquiry to the date we booked our trip, Fattoush our travel organiser has been so helpful & patient & has gone well out of her way for us in organising a great trip. Nothing was a problem for her & her responses to our questions were prompt & very helpful. We would recommend Memphis tours especially Fattoush. I'm sure our holiday will be very memorable & well organised. Thanks again :)
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Egypt 2012
, 2/28/12
I thought Memphis was a great tour agency! You guys did a phenomenal job of taking care of me. From making sure I visited all the best
sights to making sure I was taken care of, you guys did it all. I think Memphis is one of the few tour companies that allow you to see all the historical sights. The flexibility was also pretty great! It was nice to know that this was my tour and I could change things around if I wanted to. Often it's difficult to get the attention that you want if you're traveling in big groups. Having a private guide who takes the time to explain everything and makes sure you are comfortable is integral for any trip. All the guides and tour leaders, Maha, Rehab, Kabir, Abdul, just to name a few, were all fantastic and treated me with the utmost professionalism and friendliness. It is unfortunate that people are not visiting Egypt for fear of
post-revolutionary violence. As a young woman traveling alone, I can honestly attest to having had a delightful and safe experience. I recommend Memphis Tours to any and all travelers who want to visit Egypt! Thanks for a great time!
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Pre-travel arrangements-Mr Mohamed Sakr is the best
, 2/23/12
I have always wanted to go to Egypt. Few years back we looked at some trips and the prices were simply out of our reach. On one gloomy November day I was serfing the internet looking for ideas for our winter vacations and by chance I found Memphis tours. I could not believe the prices and I sent an e-mail with an inquiry. With in an hour we had our dream itinerary emailed to us followed by a phone call from Mr Sakr, and so it began....
We were set to go, we were just looking for the best flight to get to Egyp, and then the protests started in Tahir Square again. The media reporting violence and many deaths and injuries. We got "cold feet" I emailed Mr Sakr with my concerns. He very quickly responded, advised us of the situation, explained that all the violence is confined to this one spo,t and assured us that we will be safe. He also advised us that we can take our time deciding. He never pushed for us to committ. We waited til the elections were over and decided we were going to go. I emailed Mr Sakr again changed the dates and he very quickly changed the itinerary to accomodate us. While searching for the best way to get there I found a stop over in Jordan , figured why not see Petra while we are there, emailed Mr Sakr to see if it could be arranged , sure enough it could be, we got the itinerary for this extra excursion right away. Then we decided to fly Air France instead. We booked our trip finally. You would think that that was it, well we found out about the Mena House , we wanted to stay there , once again, all it took was an email to Mr Sakr and it was done.
The reason I went into details like that is to show how professional, patient, knowlegable Memphis Tours is, and Mr Sakr deserves a medal. I wasn't the easiest customer, I would have given up on me long time ago. Even my husband finally said to leave the "poor guy alone" We are very excited to visit Egypt and if the tour just as good as the pre travel arrangements, it looks like it is going to be a trip of a life time. Trip that I don't think would have happened if it wasn't for our wonderful tour coordinator, who put our fears to rest and was very patient during this long process. (I don't think the guy ever sleeps, with the time difference between Egypt and Canada most of our communications happened at 3 am Egypt time) And so we are off.
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Very pleasant, educational trip
, 2/20/12
I spent two days in Cairo, one night in Aswan and 3 days aboard a Nile cruise ship (My Alyssa). In addition I opted for the 6 hour round trip drive from Aswan to Abu SImbel, which i would recommend. I like driving through a country seeing the landscape, and this gave me a chance to do that. Abu Simble, Karnak, and Luxor were my most memorable stops. An excursion to a Nubian village was also worthwhile as much for the boat ride as for the actual village. We visited the Pyramids and the Cairo museum while in Cairo.

Memphis Tours was very professional. Met us on time, delivered what they promised. The guides were more than knowledgeable and patient. You won't go wrong with any of them. Their love for their county and its history is genuine. You would do well to familiarize yourself with Egyptian gods, and the different ruling dynasties before you go. Accommodations aboard ship were clean and the food was fine. I'd never been on a river cruise.....it is truly "smooth" sailing.

We had been warned about the hawkers trying to sell you everything. Be persistent and you will get through the crowd. Your guide is a huge help with this. But they can be very persistent and at times annoying. Just don't make eye contact. Take lots of $1 USD bills or exchange for a lot of 5 pound notes used for tipping everyone.
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Most reliable tour reps and guides!
, 2/16/12
I would like to express my gratitude to the staffs of Memphis Tours who had handled our tour itinerary with diligent care.
Special thanks to Mr Maged Al Gohary who planned our itinerary according to our request.
Our tour rep, Mr Tamer Ghullab who ensured we have the safest and most enjoyable journey possible.
Our guide Rania Yahia who filled our tour visits to the pyramids and the museum with so much fun!
Our guide to Luxor and Aswan, Mr Alaa ElSawy. He provided us with great information on ancient Egyptian history and handled our queries effectively. We enjoyed our temple and tombs visits with him. All the queries that I have with regards to ancient egyptian ruins were answered in this trip. We had great fun and will definitely engage the services of Memphis tour in our next visit to Egypt!.
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Superb !!!
, 2/16/12
We had a fantastic holiday far ahead of our expectations, thanks to this
real quality conscious tour operator. We wanted to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and so booked a 8 day whirlwind private tour to absorb as much as we can of this great country with stopovers in Cairo, Aswan and Luxor. The tour guides Amany in Cairo (whom we particularly recommend) and Nasser in Aswan/Luxor were walking Egyptian history encyclopaedias’ making for a very lively interactive experience. Our overall tour guide Hussien also was very meticulous and particular in ensuring our comfort every step of the way. The vehicles and hotels selected for us (Mena House Oberoi both times) and cruise boat (Sabena, Jamila) too were top notch. The shopping arranged for us – perfume, papyrus and carpets was also quality. In all cannot recommend Memphis tours high enough. Lastly do not miss the hot air balooning option in Luxor – getting up at 5:00 a.m. was worth it many times over for the breathtaking sunrise over the Arabian desert.
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A wonderful and memorable trip...all thanks to Memphis Tours
, 2/13/12
I visited Egypt from 3rd Feb 2012 to 12 Feb 2012 . I am a sort of person who hated guided tours and have till date always traveled with my family planning trips on our own and setting our own pace. But considering the present situation in Egypt and the fact that this time I was traveling solo, I decided to go through a tour company. I had read some reviews about Memphis tours on this site and decided to get in touch with them. From the first time I contacted them, I was made to feel comfortable. Mr Maged Al Gohary was an excellent tour advisor who was prompt to answer my queries and make the itinerary according to my interests. He tailor made my holiday and was wonderfully reassuring.
The trip was wonderful from the word go. I was met at the Cairo airport by Mohammad Abdo who was assigned to me as my guest relations person. I was transferred to the hotel and explained in detail about my trip starting the next day. I was given a mobile phone that was charged enough to make 30 mins worth of local calls. This helped me to keep in touch with Mohammed whenever required. The hotels and the boat I was put up in through out the trip were good std...the food was good..the guides were excellent...here I must mention Ahmed during the cruise and another Ahmed in Cairo and Alexandria. Both were extremely knowledgeable and were ready to answer all my queries untiringly. Imad at Luxor was also great company. Through out the trip I was well looked after and felt really safe. Everything was planned to the last detail and I did not have to worry about anything...made my trip relaxed and thoroughly enjoyable!!!! Thank you memphis tours, Maged, Mohamed, Ahmed and Imad!!!!!!
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It was the most amazing experience I have ever had
, 2/13/12
I have arranged my tour to visit Egypt in Jan - Feb 2012, with memphis whilst during the revolution and was a bit worried to begin with given the current political climate over there. but when I went to Egypt I realised I was wrong. People are very warm to tourists and very friendly. Memphis tours have made sure that my stay in Egypt is very enjoyable and pleasant. Everything was well organised and the tour guides (Alaael Sawy - Luxor/Karnak, El Hasan Elshazly - Aswan, Nasreen - Cairo) were excellent. They were very helpful throughout our stay and were oustanding overall. No matter where we went we always felt secure

When you visit Hurgadha, there are two restaurants you would not want to miss (Ce Elsayeed, Star Fish). These were awesome!!! also you do not want to miss the hot air balloon ride in Luxor at dawn. The scenery was breathtaking.

The only thing you have to be careful about is people trying to sell you things when you visit the top attactions/El Mamsha street in Hurgadha. Make sure not to talk to any one of these guys, because if you do you end up buying things and they are very persuasive. If you do want to buy something make sure you bargain. Just give you an idea, we bought some gifts for our friends and the initial price given to us was like 250EGP, but in the end we got it for less than half of the price that was quoted.

I would definetely recommend Memphis tours to anyone who is planning to visit Egypt. Do not be put off by the bad press.
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Amazing trip to Egypt
, 2/10/12
This was my first time to Egypt. I highly recommend Memphis Tours. We were greeted by Osama 1, as he called himself, because the driver's name was also Osama, haha. So we had 1 and 2. Osama 1 was extremely friendly and he was basically our trip manager. He explained to us everything that we needed to know and he even covered some of the culture for us on our amazing 1 hour drive from the airport to the hotel. And the traffic was bad, but don't let that deter you, because experiencing them drive in heavy traffic is something they could easily make a ride out of at disney world. Words simply cannot explain it! There are apparently no rules for driving there. And they are amazing drivers, too. I would not attempt to drive through there if you paid me! Ok so then we were treated like gold by everyone who interacted with us on the tour and throughout the hotels and cruise ships. We had two personal tour guides; one for Cairo and one for Aswan and the cruise up the Nile. Not sure the spelling, but Mahtti was our Cairo guide. He was very friendly and kept us save. He even got me out of a bind with one of the locals when I snapped a photo that I wasn't supposed to take. Then we had Alaa Elsawy as our guide for the cruise and the stops we made along the way. We spent the most time with Alaa. He was extremely friendly and very passionate about his work; he definitely made the trip worth while. Thanks Alaa!
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Memphis Tours is Awesome!
, 2/5/12
We contacted Memphis Tours after seeing the good reviews on
Tripadvisor. We arranged our 10 day/9 night trip via email with our
personal tour consultant, Abdo Younis. This process went very
smoothly, even with our changes and questions, and we were
provided a detailed day by day itinerary.

We were greeted at the airport by our Cairo coordinator, Hamada Amir.
Hamada escorted us to our hotel , got us checked in, gave us a cell
phone for the duration of our trip, and went over the next day’s
itinerary. Hamada or his counterparts, Mustafa in Aswan, and Ahmed in Luxor were always there to greet us and make sure we made it to our next destination.

Memphis had everything covered, we were always met by a trip coordinator, a guide, or both. It was always a Memphis Tours van and driver that took us from place to place when needed. This company really has it’s stuff together.
Also, a word on the guides who actually escort you and explain the history and context of the sites. Our favorite was a young Egyptologist named Mohamed Emam who was our guide for the Aswan to Luxor cruise portion of our trip. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable about these temples and tombs, he has a genuine passion for the subject. He was also a lot of fun.
We had a female tour guide in Alexandria and for the Cairo Museum named Rania Yahia who was also very friendly and knowledgeable.

We rode camels and horses beside the Giza pyramids at dawn, toured the
pyramids inside and out, the sphinx, the step pyramid, Ramses II
statue at Memphis, Abu Simbel, Aswan High Dam, Philae temple, the
Unfinished Obelisk, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut,
Karnak & Luxor temples, Hot Air Balloon Ride in Luxor, Tombs of the Nobles, Alexandria, Qaitbay Citadel, Catacombs, Cairo Museum. We stayed at Le Meridien Pyramids Resort, Movenpick Aswan Hotel, Jaz Minerva Cruise.
If you go to Egypt, make sure you see Abu Simbel. It is worth the 3 1/2 hour ride or you could fly.

Despite the concern of pretty much everyone that we told we were going to Egypt, we never felt the slightest bit insecure the entire time we were there.

The trip exceeded our expectations and I would like to thank Hamada, Mustafa, and Ahmed, along with our drivers (Osama, Saeed, etc) for taking such good care of us.
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Egypt : Pre-Travel Arrangements for Nile Cruise
, 2/4/12
I and my family will shortly be travelling to Egypt on the famous Nile Cruise and the pre-travel arrangements for the same have been done by me from Memphis Tours. The interaction till date has been very fast and crispy clear to all my queries which mind you were quite a few so guess I can say this that I was helped and guided at all steps for my booking arrangements and I think that I have got an excellent deal.

To all those looking for a similar kind or an exhaustive trip in Egypt I would recommend just go ahead and book yourselves with Memphis Tours.

Wait and watch for my further review once I return from the trip.
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Memphis Tours and Sayed Selim made our vacation outstanding!!!!!!
, 1/30/12
WOW!!! What an amazing vacation. Thank you Memphis Tours for exceeding our expectations and making our trip exceptional. From start to finish, every detail was meticulously outlined. Even though our arrival time was later than planned, a representative from MT was there to make sure we arrived at the boat safely. In fact, Memphis Tours rearranged our tour schedule so we were able to tour the Luxor and Karnack Temple that night. Special thanks to Sayed Selim. God blessed us when the company assigned such a knowledgeable and professional Egyptologist. He had the task of babysitting three free-spirited females with assertive personalities; one a little more challenging than the others. His expertise in Egyptian history as well as his street smarts aided in dealing with the daily hustle and bustle of trying to see as much as we could.

Pro’s
Magnificent temples and structures. History! History! You’re walking in the same areas as the great queens and kings. King Tut’s Tomb…. The Egyptians do their best to welcome visitors to their land. The accommodations might not be as extravagant as you are used too but they are doing the best they can.

Con’s
Hassling by the merchants. Horrible at times. Listen to your guide and don’t let it spoil your trip. A kind “no” and keep walking is the best advice. Our guide let us know of the best places to buy where you could stop and look without the pressure.

Again special thanks to Memphis Tours and the boat crew. Thank you Abdo Yunnis for responding to my emails in a timely manner and making me feel like I was your only client. Thank you to the ship’s crew. Food was great and so was the service. Sayed Selim, our new Egyptian brother, You ROCK! Everyone keep up the great work and I hope to visit Egypt again very soon.
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Great Experience with Memphis Tours
, 1/15/12
We have such a wonderfull time , everything was super organized, our guide in our trip in the Nile (Agmet Le Prince) was always asking us of what do we wanted to do , and always taking care of us. 
But nothing could be possible without the help of our tour operator Mohamed Sakr from 
Memphis tours who was always giving us recomendations before making our 2 weeks trip in Egypt... THANKS FOR your advices and Help Mr. SAKR.!!! Hope to have the opportunity to make a new trip to Egypt soon!
and the best for this 2012 .
Alejandra Arellano Arellano
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Mephis is a great tour operator - especially Fatima Sayed is very helpful
, 1/12/12
Me and my wife visited Egypt in December with my mother in law. We booked the trip to Abu Simbel and the three days Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Memphis. Before boking it Fatima patiently understood our requirement and then offered us various options which were fitting in our date, Once we were on board the Memphips people took our good care till the time of drop to the airport. The guide (Mohammed) was very professional and never cut corners. You can depend on them fully. Have a great time in Egypt, it is very safe to go there.
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“Relaxing vacation with Memphis tours”
, 1/4/12

We had our most relaxing vacation with Memphis tours. We had 15 days trip starting with Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan, Cairo sightseeing and then, diving at Hurghada. Our Tour consultant, Ms. Fattoush Saad helped us plan the travel in advance and was really quick in answering our mails/phones.

M/S Nile Dolphin cruise from Luxor for 5D/4N (full-board):
+ The crew was friendly and we got surprises at our rooms from house-keeping services every evening. At the restaurant, they were very quick in making a seperate vegetarian dinner for us,on request. The food was the best we had during our travel.
+ Rehab , the tour guide was very flexible on sightseeing tours as per our interests and gave us lot of time to click photos around. She was fun and also told interesting stories related to temples.
- She was not a very good help regarding tipping or bargaining. Instead of saying "you may tip x amount. or usually people tip x amount", it was sometimes more like "x amount is minimum that you should tip". This made us feel very uncomfortable. She also took us to an albastar workshop, but didn't tell us beforehand that how hard we should bargain. Later, we realised that we ended up paying a lot even after bargaining.
- We opted for Nubian village tour at Aswan with other tour guide, Muhammed. This tour was a total rip-off of 30$/person, as it happened on Friday. On Friday, all people in village went for praying and we were not informed about it by Memphis tours or tour guide. We came to know about this when we reached the village.

LeMeridien, Giza for 4D/3N (bed and breakfast):
+ Awesome hotel with warm pool
+ Amr,the tour guide at Cairo, gave us lots of tips about where can we go on our leisure time or where should we eat or taxi charges. One thing we liked about him was that he always would tell us where to bargain and he was not pushy for tipping.

Sea star beau rivage,Hurghada 6D/6N (full-board):
+ Nice beach, nice hotel, nice food, warm pool
+ PADI open water course was fun with Alios diving center.
- Snorkelling with Paradise Center. The trip included 2-3hours rest at private beach, Paradise Island. This was my wife's first ever experience for snorkelling and she was looking forward to it. But, it was quite a disappointment. Many corals there were dead and she saw very less fishes. The island was lovely with beautiful sea. For this Memphis tours charged 30 Euro/person, which again was not worthy.

The pick-ups happened always on time (as per German punctuality). All the booking of hotel/bus/train/car were made before hand. As we booked private guided package with Memphis tours, we were accompanied by a driver and tour guide everytime. They also provided us with a local phone with 30 mins of local talktime, this helped in being with contact with tour guides whenever needed. Overall, we were satisfied by their services and would recommend them.

Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Excellent planning assistance
, 10/16/11

I just completed booking a family trip for Christmas. Marwa Samir at Memphis was very helpful and patient. We added a side trip to the Red Sea in addition to the usual cairo and Nile cruise. It was so helpful to have someone in Egypt who could coordinate and advise us on the options.

Visited October 2011
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Thank you Memphis Tours - the best holiday ever
, 6/29/11


Fatima organised an impressive itinerary for our 12 day trip to Egypt covering Cairo, the pyramids, compulsory camel ride, Nile cruise and ending with diving in the Red Sea. The organisation was fantastic from being collected at the airport by Mohamed to finding our lost luggage! I would recommend this helpful, friendly and knowledgeable company to anyone. Special thanks go to our guides, Mohamed and Mustafa is Cairo and especially Ahmed 'El Prince' throughout the Nile cruise. They kept us interested, informed and amused. The diving was awesome in Hurgadha. This was our first holiday without the kids and we sure had fun. Thank you Memphis.
Visited June 2011
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Memphis took care of us from beginning to end
, 6/21/11


We were on a tight timeframe and wanted to get a lot of the important attractions done in a short amount of time. We normally go out on our own but figured we should get a tour guide for this trip. Memphis tours was excellent from beginning to end, allowing us to maximize our time, explain all the sights, and make an enjoyable experience.

Mr Bassem Saad answered all of my e-mails quickly and was very accomodating, helping with planning and details, etc. He even changed our airport transfer last minute when our flight changed.

Pick-up and transfer to the hotel was flawless, and I have to give credit to our driver in Cairo, Mr Mohammed, as the traffic is insane! Nice car with good aircon was much appreciated. The two days spent seeing the sights in and around Cairo was amazing thanks to our guide Moustaf. Very organized and efficient (which we would not have been had we tried to do this on our own!) He gave us great information about all of the sights and let us take as much time as we wanted snapping pics and poking around. He was even able to arrange last minute flight to Luxor for us when I got the Pharoh's revenge!

We were met by our Memphis rep Hassan at the Luxor airport and transferred to the hotel so I could recoup. Once again the driver, rep and tour guide in Luxor did a fabulous job giving us as much time and information as we could want about the area. We never felt rushed and saw so many great sites like Karnak, valley of the kings, etc. Thanks to Mr Achmed for being such a wonderful guide.

After Luxor, we were transferred to Hurghada and finally said good-bye to Hassan and Memphis tours. Well done from beginning to end. We highly recommend Memphis and can't wait to go back and see more of Egypt. The people are wonderful and are obviously glad to see tourists returning. We always felt safe and so glad we went!
Visited June 2011
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
The hassle free way to do Egypt
, 6/9/11


So we actually booked out trip through Petra Night Tours (PNT) in Jordan who use Memphis Tours in Egypt, hence I cannot comment too much on the booking process as PNT dealt directly with them.

We choose to stay 4 nights in Cairo (Excl the night stopover to Amman), 2 nights (each) in Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. An initial list of hotels were provided but we changed most of the hotels to ones tripadvisor had rated highly (you can see them if you look at my reviews). The process of dealing with the hotels we wanted was seamless and handled well with a minimal increase in price.

The actual trip was brilliant. They meet you before immigrations and walk you through the process and assist with baggage. This is a great help as it saves you from dealing with the harassment of taxi drivers!

We kept one tour leader, guide and driver in most of the places, which was nice as we got comfortable with the people we knew. Everyone we met from Memphis was brilliant but people I have to mention was our driver Ashraf in Cairo, Mustafa in Aswan (he is young and playful- so be warned- but he is great fun to be around) and his colleague Mahmoud who organised a suprise birthday cake for my wife, Sabry in Luxor (thanks for the birthday gifts), Hamdi in Hurghada (he helped get a new set of frames when my existing glasses broke) and Ahmed Osman in Cairo who was responsible for overseeing our whole trip and kept on checking up on us.
However what I must wholeheartedly recommend is requesting the guide Ahmed Ameen (now our friend)- he was with us from Aswan and did the Nile cruise to Luxor with us. He is knowlegable, friendly and extremely helpful. It seems like he has a brilliant reputation as all the memphis offices have heard of him and his reputation as a guide precedes him.

A really nice touch, was that Memphis provides you with a local cell on arrival so you can stay in touch with them and also provides a cheaper alternative for family to call to.

So without writing an essay- this is the way to travel in Egypt- no hassles with transport and everything being done privately!
Visited May 2011
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
The hassle free way to do Egypt
, 6/9/11


So we actually booked out trip through Petra Night Tours (PNT) in Jordan who use Memphis Tours in Egypt, hence I cannot comment too much on the booking process as PNT dealt directly with them.

We choose to stay 4 nights in Cairo (Excl the night stopover to Amman), 2 nights (each) in Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. An initial list of hotels were provided but we changed most of the hotels to ones tripadvisor had rated highly (you can see them if you look at my reviews). The process of dealing with the hotels we wanted was seamless and handled well with a minimal increase in price.

The actual trip was brilliant. They meet you before immigrations and walk you through the process and assist with baggage. This is a great help as it saves you from dealing with the harassment of taxi drivers!

We kept one tour leader, guide and driver in most of the places, which was nice as we got comfortable with the people we knew. Everyone we met from Memphis was brilliant but people I have to mention was our driver Ashraf in Cairo, Mustafa in Aswan (he is young and playful- so be warned- but he is great fun to be around) and his colleague Mahmoud who organised a suprise birthday cake for my wife, Sabry in Luxor (thanks for the birthday gifts), Hamdi in Hurghada (he helped get a new set of frames when my existing glasses broke) and Ahmed Osman in Cairo who was responsible for overseeing our whole trip and kept on checking up on us.
However what I must wholeheartedly recommend is requesting the guide Ahmed Ameen (now our friend)- he was with us from Aswan and did the Nile cruise to Luxor with us. He is knowlegable, friendly and extremely helpful. It seems like he has a brilliant reputation as all the memphis offices have heard of him and his reputation as a guide precedes him.

A really nice touch, was that Memphis provides you with a local cell on arrival so you can stay in touch with them and also provides a cheaper alternative for family to call to.

So without writing an essay- this is the way to travel in Egypt- no hassles with transport and everything being done privately!
Visited May 2011
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Memphis Tours are #1”
, 2/12/11
Great people to have show you their country
Made us feel welcomed and secure
We enjoyed the history lessons and the great sense of humour of your people
Even the little detours that we took,like sitting at the sidewalk cafe in Giza prior to going to the night show at the pyramids was a great experience.
Hope to re-visit Egypt again,and will call Memphis Tours for all our needs.
The Pyramids,are truly magical,hard to describe the feeling
 
thanks again
Patrick & Sharon,
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Excellent tour with reliable, professional company
, 2/10/11
I visited Egypt with a friend for 2 weeks in Jan/Feb, which culminated in our being caught up in the difficulties that currently face that country. At all times, the staff/guides were helpful, polite and professional. Any (minor) problems that arose were handled with calm, confidence and rectified quickly. Specific thanks to -
 
Ahmed Fayez - tour planner over internet. This efficient, patient man managed any queries or changes of tour itinerary without complaining. 
 
Abdol in Cairo who coordinated our tours there. Especially at the end of our trip, when Cairo become a concern, our safety and comfort was his primary concern.
 
Maha - Cairo tour guide extraordinaire! A dynamic font of knowledge. Fun, generous, kind. A real asset to the company and to her country.
 
Mustafa - Aswan. Can-do kind of guy, wicked sense of humour!
 
Ahmed - on the Nile. Experienced knowledgeable, friendly.
 
Adam - in Hurghada. Gentle, kind, caring person. Coped with the job of getting us back to Cairo during the protests with patience, humour, kindness and concern. Outstanding service at a particularly difficult time.
 
We thank you for an unforgettable holiday and wish the people of Egypt strength and courage as the future unfolds.
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Excellent company
, 2/9/11
Last year I travelled to Egypt by myself and as I am a single female i didnt want to have to go to all the major sites by myself and was looking for a company that i could make a custom tour with so i could see what i wanted to see. I came across Memphis Tours and with the help of Yosri we arranged a custom tour which was exactly what i was looking for.
 
When it was time to start my tour i had met up with another couple form Australia and they were wanting to see the same sites as me so i asked my tour guide Mohamad if it was possible for them to tag along. With no trouble at all there were now three of us going on an unforgettable day. Mohamad was very knowledgable and he even chose the best place for our lunch break (the best meal i had my entire time in Egypt). 
 
Thankyou to all the team at Memphis Tours for making our time in Cairo an unfogettable expirence.
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
My fantasic time in Egypt
, 2/9/11
Fist off our trip was fantastic Egypt was everything and more that we expected.
A big thanks to Hamada, he picked us up from airport with wonderful big smile and nothing was ever to much trouble to organise or change. Also a big thank you to our guide Emad Seleem wow!! the knowledge this man has about his history is amazing. We are two nurses from new Zealand now working in Saudi Arabia, the team from Memphis tours kept us safe, organised daily sightseeing tours with an amazing Egyptologist, used air-conditioned vehicles, Hotels fantastic . Would love to return think one week not enough time.
Next time I would make sure I have tip money, tipping is a concept that is new to me and found I never had enough change, so make sure you have smaller note changed at airport like 20 and 50.
Thanks Menphis

Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Great Tour Company, trip of a life time!
, 2/1/11
Ok, when booking with this company you HAVE to have Mr. Ahmed Farahat as your tour guide. He speaks Arabic, English and Italian. He was the best tour guide we have ever had. We had him the first day in Cario and he was so great, we changed our trip around when we arrived back in Cario to have him again. First class guy! 
The tour company was great. Very professional, reliable and polite. Its a great deal as well! We where treated like gold. 
I know there is a lot of political issues going on over there right now but once that clears up and things get better, check this amazing country out with Memphis Tours. Its so worth it! 
 
Greg Anthony
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Egypt with MEMPHIS Tours
, 1/27/11
Jan 2011
We recently travelled to Egypt with MEMPHIS TOURS (12 day private tour 4 people)
There are no words to describe the fantastic experience with Memphis Tours.
Being avid travellers we can honestly say they are the best we
have ever encountered. The whole trip was smooth sailing right from the reservation
process to the actual land tour. The reservation staff as well as their tour reps, drivers 
and local guides were all 1st class.
We were 4 days in Cairo/Alexandria, flew to Luxor, boarded a 4 day Nile cruise on 
Radamis I up to Aswan.Spent one day in Abu Simbel and back 2 days in Aswan.
Flew back to Cairo, overnighted at airport hotel then next morning flight back to Canada.
Memphis tours and their representatives were always there with us at all times.
They were punctual and extremely professional always felt very safe.
Thank you for our BEST vacation ever !!!!
Booking agent Mohamed Moktar very very efficient
Tour reps: Cairo: Mohammed Omran(Mimmo) always there for us.
in Aswan: Mustafa Osman never met such a pleasant and competent young man.
In Abu Simbel : Hany totally dedicated to his clients.
 
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND MEMPHIS TOURS as you can see by all
the positive reviews on Tripadvisor we are not the only satisfied customers.
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Another Fabulous Adventure With Memphis Tours!
, 1/23/11
I have just returned from my second trip to Egypt, and I loved it just as much as the first time! On our initial visit, we chose Memphis Tours based on their numerous positive reviews and competitive prices. This time we chose them based on our exceptional and unforgettable experience with them the first time around.
 
Ahmed Shalpy, our tour consultant, was on top of everything, from start to finish. He quickly responded to all of our questions, and readily accommodated any changes we wished to make along the way. He was also more than willing to grant our request to have the same group of representatives as last year - at least for the Cairo and Alexandria portion of our trip. During the Nile cruise, we had different drivers and guides, provided through the cruise ship.
 
Our tour leader was Hamada Roshdi. Our tour guide was Amany Salem. And our driver was Sayed Anwer.
 
Hamada was wonderful, greeting us at the airport with his huge, cheerful smile and a bouquet of flowers. He even served as mediator when the airline misplaced the luggage of one member of our group. Throughout our entire stay, Hamada was always VERY friendly, accommodating, charming, and eager to please! I love that no matter what the time of day, or how long his day had been, he always had a great big, adorable smile and wonderful sense of humor! He is very personable, professional, and an enormous asset to Memphis Tours.
 
Amany, our fabulous tour guide, was very knowledgeable and had a lot of information to impart regarding the numerous places we visited. Even as we drove, she described the various buildings we passed, and pointed out sites of interest. She also allowed plenty of time for taking pictures, which was very important to me! And, knowing that we didn't really desire buffet lunches, she offered up various options for our meals (all of which were excellent choices!). She too was very friendly and open, and always had something positive to say.
 
Sayed, our driver, also greeted us with a great, big, cheerful smile and a bouquet of flowers! And obviously there are many drivers who can maneuver in, out, and through Cairo's crazy maze of traffic, but both this year and last, there were many times when I was absolutely amazed at his ability to expertly manipulate our van through the hectic streets and "parking lots" of Cairo with ease! I also appreciate that he stopped a few times (without me asking!) so that I could take pictures! And, like Hamada, no matter how long our day had been, he was always smiling and cheerful.
 
We also had security, provided by the tourism police, Ahmed Alsayed Ahmed. He too was very friendly. I do think, however, we caused him concern when we spread out or lagged behind to take pictures, but he was always very patient!
 
From the moment we inquired about our trip till the time we passed through airport security to go home, Memphis tours was there to support us and to ensure we had a memorable experience. Hamada, Amany, and Sayed were constantly going out of their way to ensure we were happy and comfortable. They readily adjusted our itinerary to fit in SEVERAL last minute sites, including a visit to Alexandria. They stopped many times to get us snacks (sometimes from places they knew and liked, sometimes from places we had read about and were interest in trying). We had a couple of VERY long days, lasting 12 hours and more; they stayed with us, always smiling and always cheerful!
 
Memphis Tours even surprised us, providing us with hotel rooms in Aswan so that we could rest between our early morning trip to Abu Simbel and our late night return flight to Cairo!
 
There is talk of a return trip to Egypt in 2012, at which time we will definitely be contacting Memphis Tours! And, of course, we will once again request the same amazing group of representatives! I miss all of you, and hope to see you again next year!
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
“Excellent Planning Assistance for 14 Day Travel Package”
, 1/18/11
I have spent the last month researching our trip to Egypt. I have contacted multiple internet based tour providers along with visits to our local travel agents.

Memphis Tours has provided the best and most flexible service so far with a very reasonable price.

Abdo Shawky has been the Memphis Tours agent assisting me with our travel plans for a 14 day trip throughout Egypt. He has been excellent, timely and a ton of help. The pre-planned tours suggested by Memphis tours are great because they are flexible. Abdo was able to provide us with an amazing itinerary covering all of the major sites that still offers some down time at the beach!

I am very much looking forward to this vacation and trust that if the service we have received so far is any indication of the trip – we are going to have a great time.
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
“A wonderful and well planned trip”
, 12/28/10
Having arranged our own flights into and out of Cairo, I asked Memphis tours to put together a 17 day trip around Egypt including a stay in Cairo, a stay in Aswan, a Nile Cruise and a stay in Sharm. Having forwarded them the things we wanted to do, Memphis Tours put together a fabulous trip at a reasonable price which met and exceeded all our requirements. All of the transfers (planes and bus) were on time, the reps were super, very well presented and very knowledgeable of all things Egypt. The accommodation they choose was excellent and they delivered on everything they promised including the use of a mobile phone while we were there for ease of contact. Even when we needed to change part of the itinerary while we were there, that was no problem and this was done without any fuss or bother. Their personal guides were excellent and kept us entertained and informed about all of the attractions we went to see. On those excursions where lunch was included, this was always of a high standard and in very nice, traditional places. The standards in Egyptian hotels is second to none so there were no problems in this regard at all. We thouroughly enjoyed our trip to Egypt and the help of Memphis Tours played a big part in this. I would highly recommend this organisation to anyone thinking of travelling to Egypt. Our main contact throughout was Mohammed Amer who was exccellent and extremely professional. A special word of thanks also to Mohsen, our rep while we were there for his friendliness and help at all times. Would definitely go back with Memphis Tours again.
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
“Memphis Tours Was Fantastic!”
, 12/19/10
My husband and I booked a 3 week trip to Egypt and chose Memphis Tours to co-ordinate our visit. We have travelled extensively all over the world and do not take group tours. Memphis helped us put together our trip, with excellent input from Marwa. She graciously answered our many questions and we were even able to talk with her on Skype. Whenever we wanted to alter our program, she was available and willing to provide suggestions.

Memmo was our contact person throughout the 3 weeks and we cannot praise him highly enough for his cheerful demeanour, willingness to help, always available by cell phone (which Memphis provided for us) and all in all, a fun guy to be with. As our trip involved three different dates into and out of Cairo, Meemo was always there to greet us (along with our Cairo driver Mohammed), no matter what the time of day, the four of us had lots of laughs and it felt like we were travelling with old friends. We were sad to say goodbye to them at the airport.

Besides Cairo, we visited Aswan, Abu Simbel, spent 3 nights on the Nile Dolphin cruise ship, Luxor and the Siwa Oasis. Our trip was amongst the best we have ever taken, and Memphis Tours made everything run like clockwork.

The other guides we used (through Memphis) were also excellent and extremely knowledgeable about the history of Egypt. In particular, we would like to thank Ahmed El Prince who was our guide on the Nile cruise and he was absolutely fantastic, lots of fun and made the stories of the temples come to life. He really knew his stuff.

We highly recommend Memphis and would use them again in an instant.
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
“The guides make Memphis Tours the best choice for travel around Egypt”
, 11/6/10
From the moment we arrived in Egypt, Memphis Tours made us feel right at home. They were always prompt, patient, flexible and went above and beyond to ensure happiness during our stay.

When we requested a king bed with a view of the pyramid, our airport rep, Mimo, made sure it happened.

We were lucky enough to get an amazing Egyptologist in Cairo, Ayman Elshafie, who was incredibly knowledgeable, genuinely nice, and keen on making sure our needs were met at all times. He has a PhD in Egyptology, and could not have been a better person to guide us through the Egyptian antiquities museum. He knew the history about every single treasure found in King Tut's tomb. He was also brilliant to tour the Citadel, Hanging Church and Synagogue with. When we asked bout carpets, he didn't hesitate to veer from the itinerary and take us to Sakkara where they have carpet weaving schools, workshops and stores. When we asked for Egyptian cotton, papyrus and jewelry, he took us to a top-notch places, and we left with treasures that we'll have for a lifetime. He helped us navigate and negotiate prices at the Khan al Khalili market, after his shift was over, when he could've gone home hours before. He was totally refreshing at his job, and we wanted to bring him on our next stop, the Nile Cruise.

Our driver in Cairo, Mohamed, was also fantastic. Navigating the streets of Cairo requires stunt-man skills, and he did it with grace. And when we wanted a cheap and fast meal, he recommended a fast food mom and pop owned chain where we had a schwarma combo meal, which ended up being our favorite meal in Cairo.

When it was time to leave Cairo, Mimo met us again before getting on the sleeper train to Aswan, and saw us off. He also gave us the cell phone which was helpful, as I needed to call my bank, and coordinate times for pickups for the rest of the trip. The sleeper train was an experience. Cool to hear the call to prayer in some stops, so close as if it were right in the train with us.

The Nile Cruise was amazing, and we got another great guide, Ahmed El Prince, who also loved his job. He gave us fun quizzes about the temples, was a fun character and also passionate about Egyptology.

Our last stop was Hurghada, where we chilled out for a few days in the Red Sea, at leisure. Our Memphis guide was great - he took us to a supermarket so we could buy water and soda for cheap instead of at the hotel. We scheduled a snorkeling trip via Memphis, and they promptly picked us up and got us back to the hotel at the end of the day.

Thank you Memphis for a wonderful journey that we'll never forget!
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
“Profesional, incredibly, unforgetable, exotic!”
, 10/23/10
Our stay in Egypt was much more than we expected. Its very important to be a hearty welcome in a country wich you visit especialy for the first time as it was in our case. We realy enjoyed our stay there and got the chance to learn and see much more than the others can see.
We'll never forget the warm and very profesional relation of Mr. Ahmed and Mr. Ashraf who did all to make our holliday unforgetable. In our next time in Egypt we'll use the serveces of Memphis tours again and will be glad if the same people care about us and our holiday.
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
“Great tours in Egipt”
, 6/23/10
We just arrived from a holliday in Egipt (2 days in Cairo and 7 days in El Gouna). The tous in Cairo and Alexandria were made with Memphis tours Egypt.
The reaservation process with Fatma (Memphis tours on-line agent) was excellent, everything was well explained, so we didn't have any surprises.
Our group (9 adults and 2 kids) made the tours in a private van with driver and guide (speaking Portuguese - very good surprise) and we spent a great time visiting all we had programed and more (day trip to Alexandria; dinner cruise in the Nile and day trip in Cairo).
Thank you Memphis Tours Egypt!
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Memphis Tours did a perfect job
, 5/8/10
Our family has just returned from an 11-day tour of Egypt and we came away extremely impressed by Memphis Tours. Not only did they organize a great tour, they were utterly reliable and great to work with. Would definitely use them again if we come back to Egypt!
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Cairo Weekend
, 4/27/10
I had the pleasure of dealing with Memphis Tours who arrange a trip for two of us to Cairo from Hurghada. Eman was great and answered all my immediate questions via online chat and then via email. I was then able to tailor a weekend trip to fit my relaxation and hotel requirements. 

When the day arrived everything went perfectly to plan. The lifts were waiting and it was a pleasure and a surprise to be greeted at Cairo airport by an agent and a driver for Memphis Tours , who then proceeded to explain the outline of the day. 

The trip round Cairo way exceeded my expectations and we visited all the places we wanted to see. Ourr Egyptologist was knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions. We also had the option of visiting any extra places that our time permitted. The advantage of having a private tour. 

I have no hesitation in recommending Memphis Tours to anyone who wants a personal professional service and VIP treatment. I returned to Hurghada feeling relaxed after the trip where everything was pre-arranged. 

Jason
Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Holiday
Spanish travellers visiting Egypt
, 11/18/09
First of all I want to thank Memphis tours for the fantastic 12 days taylored tour your company has provided us. The time we have spent in Egypt will be unforgettable for all of us. Hotels and cruiser have been very nice; all hotels have been of a very good quality and we found them nice clean and cosy and we have enjoyed very much the stay.
I, my cousins and my daughter want to highlight to you the high professionality and dedication of ALL the Memphis tours representatives who have taken care of ourselves during the whole tour. 
Among all Memphis Representatives, we want to do a special mention to the dedication and help given to us by both Mr Ahmed of Aswan and Mr. Ahmed of Luxor, realising a very good and professional job who always leaves your company on a very high position. 
We want also to thank all the guides provided by Memphis, all of them have been very professional, helpfull, polite, human, and extremely patient with our questions to them (Jazmine in Luxor has a deep knowledge of egypcian archeology and speaks very fluent spanish). 
And at the end we want to thank your, Mr. Fayez, for all your advices and patience in preparing our tour. I will recommend your agency services to interested people who will ask me for a travel through Egypt.
Many, many thanks and I do not disregard to come back to your marvellous country again, in these case we will be in contact. Take care !!!!
Always yours sincerelly,

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