Trip was excellent. Guide was unbelievably exceptional gave us incredible amounts of information and a feel at what happened in the last decade. The accommodations, the sites, river cruise and food were all terrific as the planning and arrangements were extremely well done. We enjoyed our Egypt experience.Bryant T. Alberta, Canada
Trip was great. Fabulous tour guide, Walid, and a great group to travel with. Accommodations were good as always and the program was packed entertaining and informative.Kimberlee N. Mount Vernon, WA
The trip to Egypt was wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed it. My guide Omar was great. He was so knowledgeable about Egypt’s history and very passionate. This was my second trip with Gate 1 and I will definitely take another one with your company. All accommodations were wonderful as well, and so was the staff at the hotels, the cruise, and Adel who was the person that met us at the airport. I can’t say an unkind word about my trip.Matina K. Morton Grove, IL
My trip to Egypt was incredibly amazing, in all ways! Our guide, Amin was absolutely the best. His love of his country, it's history, and the people was so evident. He wanted us to see and learn as much as possible in our short time there, and to fall in love with Egypt. We did all that and more. Amin has very high standards, we all felt safe and personally cared for. He's an expert at timing and we saw the highlights before the crowds and at the most opportune times to experience them. For example, we went to the Luxor Temple as the sun was setting and the call to prayer sounded. Amin took such good care of us and we had one WOW after another all week. The hotels, the boat, the food, the bus, the optional tours all made for a perfect trip. The trip was magical.Twinkle N. Atlanta, GA
Wonderful! Our tour guide, Ossama, was fantastic, both knowledgeable and personable. He went above and beyond the call of duty to take care of the group’s needs. Accommodations were great and our Nile cruise was a lot of fun and a welcome retreat. Staff on board were friendly and accommodating. It was an overall great trip.Susan Z. Spotswood, NJ
Ever since we came back from Egypt we have been GUSHING about how wonderful the whole vacation was. We were a little apprehensive about spending so many nights on a boat but it turned out to be the the ideal way to see the fabulous sights. Egypt has a lot to offer and Amin, our tour manager was exceptional as a guide. His knowledge of Egyptology and his fastidious planning made everyday a “wow” day.Gopal & Hema R. Princeton Junction, NJ
It was a great trip to Egypt. It is really an amazing place. Thanks to Gate 1 we saw all the important and must-see sites. It was fast paced and sometimes tiring, but we were so glad for the opportunity to go there.Jackie K. Pensacola, FL
Absolutely amazing experience! From the pick up at the airport to the guided tours and meals, it was a stress free experience. You guys did all the thinking for me and that made all the difference! Hoping to go to china in the future!Shaji T. New Rochelle, NY
Top 5 trip of a lifetime! Amazing. Stunning. Fulfilling. I've wanted to see the pyramids since I was a teenager and it was a long time to wait. We saw the pyramids...……..and SO. MUCH. MORE. Thank you, Gate 1 for making a dream come true.Cheryl M. Las Vegas, NV
I had a wonderful time in Egypt. It exceeded all my expectations and I want to add that we had an excellent guide throughout. Husam was knowledgeable, helpful, and went over and above to ensure we had a great time and felt safe. This was my first time traveling solo and at all times he made himself accessible to all my questions and helped in countless ways. He is definitely an asset to the company. Once again Gate 1 knocked it out of the park!! I can’t wait until my next adventure with Gate 1.Dahlia G. Miami, FL
BEST.TRIP.EVER. I will NEVER book with anyone except GATE 1. I feel like I have an entirely new FAMILY on every single trip I take. If I could adopt our tour guide, Hossam, I would do it in a heartbeat!!! Thank you for all you do at Gate 1. If it weren't for you and my yearly 'escapes', I don't think I would be enjoying life near as much.Julie M. Camp Hill, PA
The Egypt Gate 1 trip was truly amazing---we arose early, but that was to beat the crowds at the pyramids, Sphinx, and all the other awesome sites that are part of this incredible visit to an ancient land. The early mornings were definitely worth the effort! As a result of our early arrivals, we were able to easily visit all the sites on the itinerary before the crowds arrived. I was mesmerized by all the history----the hieroglyphs in the tombs located in the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens, they were extraordinary! The colors were original and it was hard to believe that the vivid colors had never been re-touched! In addition, the Nile River Cruise on the MS Queen of Hansa ship was a lot of fun and there was always a huge buffet for us to enjoy morning, noon and night! One night many in our group dressed in Egyptian clothes and danced around the room with the professional dancers----it was so much fun! I swear that we had the very best tour manager possible in Neveen. She is an Egyptologist by profession and she added an immense depth to our learning about Egypt's history, customs and people! What a wonderful trip is was!!! I want to go back again!Jean P. Arlington, TX
We had a wonderful time! Gate 1 travel treated us with unsurpassed professionalism. From scheduling to the unlimited information Mr. Amro shared with us during the tours, we felt this trip was well worth it. A trip of a lifetime that gave us memories to last forever!Edward R. Auburn, NY
My trip to Egypt was amazing. I not only loved the sites, I truly enjoyed all of the history that went along with each one. Our tour guide, Moufid, was so knowledgeable about all things Egypt. The Nile River cruise was wonderful. I could not stop taking pictures. I highly recommend this amazing trip.Penny H. Stone Mountain, GA
This trip to Egypt beat our expectations. Amr, our tour guide, was very professional and managed all aspects of the tour very efficiently. He made sure that he maximized every opportunity so that we could avoid long lines and crowds. All his early morning wake-up calls were definitely worthwhile and appreciated as he packed a lot of touring into each day. The hotels were excellent as was the Nile river cruise ship, the Hansa. Also, the choice of food was very good and included many ethnic food choices. Overall, the tour was very enjoyable and as well as very educational - a great value for anyone wanting an intense exposure to Egypt's ancient history.Patricia T. British Columbia, Canada
Everything about the trip, tour, country were amazing! Gate 1 made traveling to Egypt accessible and I saw so much more than I could have thought. Our tour manager Amr was wonderful, he brought the sites to life and I learned so much about the ancient culture and history. Thanks to Amr and Gate 1 for a PERFECT trip, a trip of a lifetime!Stephanie D. Abington, MA
The best one so far. Our guide was amazing in every way. Super knowledgeable, kind, patient, generous, professional but approachable, and wonderful communication skills. I can’t say enough good things about this wonderful man!Linda H. Dana Point, CA
Fabulous! Guide was excellent. Group was big, 40 people. All very nice. Itinerary was full of exciting sites. Our riverboat was very nice. The staff was warm and welcoming and gave us outstanding service. The Marriott was a perfect hotel choice. Restaurants, shops and very nice rooms ... We had everything and there was no need to leave the complex. We felt very safe on the entire trip ..... Thank you Gate 1.Richard V. Inver Grove, MN
Egypt was truly amazing - I am so glad that Gate 1 has started the tours again there. And so is Egypt! We were warmly welcomed everywhere we went. You really do have to be there to appreciate the scale of the temples and pyramids and the contrast of the Nile and the desert. Already looking for my next adventure.Nancy G. Waxahachie, TX
No words can describe the happiness we experienced on this Egypt trip!Gilda A. Miami Beach, FL
It was fantastic! Our guide Hassam was very knowledgeable and kept our large group on track. The hotels were wonderful. The sights were incredible and we felt very safe.Judy Y. Saint Charles, MO
OMG the trip was spectacular. Our tour guide, Mohammand, was fantastic. The entire trip was well orchestrated and I don't have any complaints. Can't wait to do another trip with you guys.Janis V. Palm Coast, FL
The trip was terrific! Our tour guide, Mohammad is the best! Every single staff did a wonderful job. Very organized and wonderful tour.Hauoi C. New York, NY
Wonderful and very exciting !! Your people did a great job of taking care of all of us under extreme conditions. Your company is to be commended and thanked.Dave S. Weeki Wachee, FL
We had such a wonderful and amazing time in Egypt with Gate 1 Travel.
I have nothing but praise for Gate 1 Travel. They took care of me from the
time I landed. Every minor detail of the trip was taken care of. The guide,
Mr.Hossum, was very knowledgeable and nice. When I take my next
trip, it will be through Gate 1.
Thank you. We loved it. It was one of the best vacations we
have taken. We are thankful we had a safe trip and hope that our tour
guide, Hossam, remains safe.
Our trip was FABULOUS! Ibrahim was the best guide ever. Loved
every site, hotel, Neptune and on and on. We're sending people your way
once the protests settle down. In summary, everything you said about the
trip was true or even better than you explained. We will surely travel
with Gate 1 again. And a big plus was the 34 people traveling with
us. We had so much fun together.
The trip was better than I had ever hoped. I did not plan to be in on a Revolution, but that's how it goes. It makes a great story. We got out fine the day before they started to cancel flights. Ibrahim was the best guide I have ever had. He is so knowledgeable on every aspect of Egypt's history and culture. The Miridian Hotel and the Red Sea Resort were great. The crew on the boat was terrific and the food excellent. I will certainly book with you again.Beverly F. Saint Paul, MN
We had the trip of a lifetime! Our tour guide, Shereen, was absolutely wonderful! Her knowledge of Egyptian history, culture and religion was tremendous! Her experience as a tour guide was beyond all expectation! She took care of us all, had us up early to get to our destinations and kept us all safe and healthy, with her guidance no one got ill or in trouble.
My husband and I are still floating on a cloud of excitement from our
wonderful trip. We learned so much from our guide Shereen. Thank you to Shereen
and Gait 1 for a far better trip than we could have ever imagined.
Jason W. Ocala, FL
The trip was fantastic. You were right on the money with everything you told us including the Visa. It was an easy trip to a counter near immigration and a $20.00 fee. The only crimp in the trip was that Air France didn't get our luggage to us in Cairo when we landed and we had to wait 3 days to get it in Hurgada. The people with Gate 1 were absolutely the "best"! Our guide, Hisham, was beyond fantastic! He was an absolute doctoral level authority on all things Egyptian and made us feel like we had been one of his lifelong best friends. He took our daughter Catherine under his wing (knowing she was interested in graduate Egyptian studies) and spent so much time with her! The trip was life changing! Gate 1 has it down! Thank you for all your help!Frederick E. Vineland, NJ
The best trip ever. Our tour guide, Hishem, was excellent. He really made the trip enjoyable. His knowledge was unbelievable! Everyone in Egypt was friendly and hospitable. The accommodations were very good and the food was also very good. It exceeded our expectations. I am so glad I used Gate 1, we had great time.Laurie S. Greensboro, NC
The trip was fabulous. Everything was very well organized and well planned. But what made this trip so special was our guide, Maufad.
Renate and I have been very fortunate this year to have traveled all over the world, but never have we encountered a guide so knowledgeable, friendly, patient and caring as Moufad. He knew every answer to every question, made special arrangements for us along the way, and generally did everything he could to make this trip the best experience we had all year. Thank you for organizing a wonderful trip, and especially thank you for providing us with Moufad.Michael G. & Renate H. Newtown Square, PA
The trip was EXCELLENT! This was my third Gate 1 trip, and it will
definitely not be my last - the value-for-cost is remarkable, especially the way
you keep the single supplement cost as low as you do.
As with any tour, the guide can make or break it, and in Egypt we were really fortunate to have Moufid as our guide. He has a phenomenal breadth and depth of knowledge about both ancient and modern Egypt, and had a most enthusiastic way of communicating that knowledge. He made sure we got the most out of our limited time at each stop. The trip definitely lived up to its billing as an intense, fast-paced overview. I'd love to go back some day, but even if that's not possible, I have many wonderful memories!
We enjoyed the trip immensely due to the fact that we had a good group and our Tour coordinator was wonderful. He was so good that most of us learnt a lot from him. Mr. Monsour is a scholar in Egyptian history indeed. His ability to manage the Tour and look after the needs of the group members was also very good. We have no hesitation in saying that you should have him and people of similar depth of knowledge as tour coordinators for future travelers. He was simply very good. We are thankful that we had him. All in all the trip was, though hectic, very enjoyable.Mandipa D. Peekskill, NY
The trip was great. In the past 15 months, we've traveled/toured with Gate 1 three times. Belgium and the Netherlands in October, Israel in February and now Egypt.
The minute we arrived at the Cairo airport, a Gate 1 Travel rep was there waiting, enthusiastic and with a smile. The service was great along with the hotel locations. Amro, our tour guide, was fantastic. He went above and beyond, was always mindful, open to any question and willing to sharing his knowledge about ancient Egypt. Our next trip is to China with a side trip to Tibet.Belinda B. Anchorage, AK
Egypt was great! This was probably the most exotic place we have ever been to. As our guide pointed out, Egypt is a Third World Country; much poverty. The souvenir hawkers are very annoying, but once you learn to ignore them, its fine. Once you are outside of Cairo and in the countryside, people everywhere wear the traditional style dress. Nothing has changed for hundreds if not thousands of years. People still farm using animals: oxen, water buffalo, donkeys, and horses. I think if Jesus got off the bus, he would be in familiar surroundings.
Our Nile cruise ship, Neptune was perhaps a little outdated, compared to the other ships, but this was perfect for us. When traveling, we like to stay in older hotels as they have so much more character than the new modern facilities. The Neptune gave us more of a sense of what a Nile cruise used to be like, before everything became so generic. The rooms were quite spacious with beautiful dark paneling, and the food was superb. I wish we could have brought the chef home with us.
The sights are incredible: pyramids, temples, monuments, etc. The ancient Pharaohs built to impress, and they still impress today. The word awesome cannot describe it. We see photos and know that these places are magnificent, but photos can't capture it. When you stand at the foot of these places and look up at them, you are truly in awe. Our guide, Hanan, was extremely knowledgeable about the antiquities, and very enthusiastic. She was wonderful, and worked arduously to make everything move along smoothly. I can't thank her enough for all she did. This is one place on our planet that everyone should visit at least once. I highly recommend it.Art B. Mentor, OH
Our trip was wonderful. The ship and hotels were very nice. The best part of our trip was our guide Shareen. She was by far the best guide we have ever experienced. Her knowledge of Egypt and its history was extensive, but she had a way of bringing it all to life and making it interesting for a group of forty people, which was no easy task. She also kept everything running smoothly even though the schedules had to be changed a couple of times. She addressed every issue in a timely and pleasant manner and was always a joy to spend time with. She made our trip a thousand times better and we feel honored to have met her.Diana & Mark D. Dothan, AL
My sister and I had the most wonderful time in Egypt, I would highly recommend the tour to anyone who is considering going there. Our tour guide, Neveen, was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable on everything from temples to our smallest concerns and most professional. I cannot say enough about her and everyone in the 'Isis' group totally agreed that she made our experience very special. I will most definitely choose Gate 1 for my next adventure.Pauline R. Croton Hudson, NY
The trip was wonderful and we enjoyed every moment, though hectic. Planning and coordination was amazing. We never had to wait for anything. Planning for visits and timing were perfect and helped us see most of Egypt. Our guide, Hassan, was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and he really took care of all our needs. The cruise on the Nile was enjoyable and brought together all members of the group. We went to Egypt as strangers and came back as friends, thanks to Hassan. He made us feel at home in every place.Subba R. Cherry Hill, NJ
The trip was very nice and we enjoyed every minute of it, especially not having so many people in our group. Also, I would like to congratulate Gate 1 Travel for having such an experienced tour guide who really made our trip more enjoyable and interesting.
I have recommended Gate 1 Travel and I will be contacting you for a future trip.Karina D. Santa Rosa, CA
The trip was great. Amir was a wonderful tour guide and very professional in every way. I can not say enough positive things about him. It was a trip of a lifetime and I hope to return some day. Thank you for all of your help as well. I will recommend Gate 1 and you, Carol Ann, to anyone I meet looking to book a tour.Jane P. Kansas City, MO
The trip was great. Everything was top draw. What an experience! The
Pavillon Winter Hotel in Luxor was the best. Our guide, Amir, was terrific, so
well organized and so very nice.
Amir is a KEEPER! Gate 1 travel is also a keeper, never fails to disappoint. Keep up the good work. Thank you.
Absolutely wonderful, fantastic! There aren't enough adjectives to describe the incredible time that we had. Amr was one of the best guides we could have hoped for. I've been telling all of our friends about the tour and Gate 1/ We already have 2-3 couples looking into doing a similar tour with Gate 1 in the near future. It was everything that I'd hoped for and even more. Thank you for your exceptional service!!Jan E. Mulino, OR
The trip was wonderful! We had a great tour manager, Amir, who brought
ancient history alive for us! We also visited a farming family who demonstrated
how they're self-sustained from their land, from grinding corn on 200 year old
stones to braiding rope from plant fibers. I understand that we were only the
second group to do that, and it was a valuable experience. And, also extremely
valuable, on Day 7 Amir conducted a question and answer session while we were
cruising to Aswan to answer our accumulated questions on present day culture of
Regarding gratuities, it would be very helpful to note that $1.00 bills are great to bring along for tipping, because smaller bills in Egyptian pounds are hard to come by. In general, dollars were accepted for everything and use of a Visa was very limited....cash, cash, cash either pounds or dollars.
The trip was terrific, and we'll definitely book with Gate 1 Travel in the future.
I really enjoyed the trip-fantastic!! Our guide, Hussein, was wonderful! Although I was tired because of the jam packed schedule and excursions, it was so worth it and I would book with Gate 1 again!Rebecca V. Arlington, VA
How fabulous!! Out of 10 you scored a 10. We were up, and out, and felt as though we saw everything there was to see and experience in Egypt.
For the price we paid I know you cannot beat it. Our tour guide, Husseum, was the most patient, knowledge, sincere guide. You are lucky to have him!!! He represents Egypt with class and dignity. Our only problem is where to book next. Nothing will beat this trip, it truly was a once in a lifetime experience. Thank you for your help and concerns.Kathleen & John W. Toms River, NJ
Everything was great. Our guide, Mofid, was wonderful. He made the ancient world come alive. We were strangers in a strange land but he helped ease us into that world. I was treated on the boat to a private tour of what I could and could not eat (I am allergic to egg and anything made with egg) for each meal. At times I got special dishes.Sharon G. Morris Plains, NJ
Everything about our trip exceeded our expectations. Of course, Egypt
speaks for itself, but you, Victor, Gate 1 and Hisham, were marvelous. From the
beginning, I appreciated the information that you offered and your suggestions
with regard to side trips and other details. You were spot on. All of our
arrangements worked smoothly and we were met in Cairo by Hisham. We expected a
guide, but Hisham was so much more. His passion for Egypt was evident. His
knowledge of its history, mythology, culture (both ancient and modern), and
language are encyclopedic. He was able to simultaneously educate us, entertain
us, and always make us feel well cared for.
My daughters and I concluded that whatever Gate 1 pays, Hisham's pay should immediately be doubled. No, tripled, at least. In fact, we think that Hisham should become the worldwide spokesman for Gate 1 on television, the internet. Perhaps Hisham should be the spokesman for the nation of Egypt to boost tourism!
We can't say enough. This was our first experience with a tour. I can't imagine that any other could even begin to measure up.
I just returned from a tour to Egypt with guide Moufid Mousour, who I must say was an excellent guide. The trip was great and I plan to take it again in the next year or so with Moufid. I want to send a card, email or get in touch with our security guard that we had in Luxor, Mohamed. He was with us for two days and I would like to thank him.Lana S, Hamilton, OH