Cairo (Port Said) City Tour Excursion Reviews
We arrived in Egypt via Nautica. Samir Abbass greeted us immediately after docking. His communication is excellent. We typically book our own excursions and I wouldn't hesitate to book again with Real Egypt for your shore excursion. We had a reliable and excellent vehicle and driver. Samir is very educated and speaks excellent English. He is easy to understand and enjoyable to listen to. We were concerned about safety prior to arriving and never once did I feel like I was in danger. Samir knows the area well and you can be confident that safety isn't an issue. We only had one day in Cairo so we saw the Giza pyramids among many other sites. Samir is an Egyptologist and was able to take us to places where other tourists can't go. As an extra benefit Samir takes excellent pictures throughout the tour at no charge. He is the FIRST tour guide who has offered this to us and it is a great benefit! We have amazing pictures of us on camels in front of the pyramids. A once in a lifetime experience. This trip is breathtaking and exceptional. Right now is a GREAT time to visit Egypt. Few travelers are there so deals are good. A HUGE plus to booking with Samir is that he doesn't take you to the "shops". If you want to purchase something he helps you negotiate. The price was far better than the ship excursion and we had a significantly better custom tour! Booking with Real Egypt Tours and Samir Abbass is the ONLY way to go!!
During our overnight shore excursion to Cairo with Samir Abbass of Real Egypt Tours we experienced a falluca ride on the Nile and places such as the City of the Dead, The Citadel/Mosque of Mohammed Ali, The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, the Bazaar, Old/Islamic Cairo, and many parts of the city that few westerners see. Experiencing the back streets of the city and the fabulous works of art in the Museum of Antiquities was fascinating. Walking the Bazaar, and the streets of Old/Islamic Cairo after dark was a wonderful experience. Stopping in various mosques and taking the time to talk with locals was a highlight. Egyptians are a warm and friendly people. Get to know them, their culture, and their language a little better and you will be rewarded tenfold.