Lady Egypt Tour Guides

Jun 1st, 2010, 01:26 PM
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Hi We returned from Egypt last week and our private tour was put together by Lady Egypt
With respect to the guides-I found them all knowledgeable and fun to be with
There is a pool of licensed guides who study for about 4 years to be guides and they all have different availabilities
Our guides did not work specifically for Lady Egypt-some had finished stints with large tour groups and were available for us-luck of the draw We were quite pleased Sandy
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Oct 9th, 2010, 12:19 AM
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Queen Egypt. We too had Aamer in Luxor and Aswan and loved him. I agree that nothing was too much trouble. If I had asked him to walk in to town at 3 am to get me a fanta he would of. I also loved how he called tourists "friends of Egypt". He introduced me to his tourist buddies as his "Australian Wife"!
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Oct 11th, 2010, 11:16 AM
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I LOVE these responses! Now I am really starting to look forward to my December trip with Lady Egypt! Thanks everyone!
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Oct 11th, 2010, 10:38 PM
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mmc.. you will love the service Lady Egypt provids. I was originally going to go with Scenic Tours as it was the only luxury tour company I knew of in Australia. Thank god I read everyones favourable commentsa bout Lady Egypt. Every time I saw a "Scenic Tourer" I slyly chuckled to myself as I am sure I was having a way more pleasurable time than they were, and at a far cheaper price for my own guide & driver!!
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Oct 15th, 2010, 12:59 PM
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Can someone tell me approximately what it costs per person for a private guide/driver who will stay with us from beginning to end of our 10 days /9 nights trip to Cairo and Nile cruise? We will be hiring through the tour company who is organizing our trip and who is working with our travel agent.
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Oct 15th, 2010, 01:04 PM
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We will be hiring through the tour company who is organizing our trip and who is working with our travel agent.

Won't they tell you the price? I'm sure both the tour company and the travel agent will mark up the price of the guide.
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Oct 15th, 2010, 01:33 PM
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Yes, TC, they did. I would just like some idea of pricing so I can compare.
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Oct 15th, 2010, 04:04 PM
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Marianna, why don't you cut out the travel agent and organise it yourself. It was so easy.

I did a private guide and driver 24 day (I think, or may of been 25 day) tour for $4500 US per person (hubbie and I in Egypt & Jordan). I thought that was a great price for what I received.

In that price the hotels we stayed at (many were suites not rooms) included Mena House Oberoi, Cairo Marriott, Movenpick Aswan, Steigenber Luxor, Dead Sea Marriott. We flew from Cairo to Aswan, Nile cruise, flew Luxor to Cairo and Cairo to Jordan & Return.
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Oct 15th, 2010, 04:10 PM
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I just re-read the original post about the quality of the guides. I had 3 Egyptologists whilst with Lady Egypt In Sept/oct 2010 and I found each of them to be magnificent in terms of knowledge and information. In regards to just looking after us they were all fabulous, but particularly Aamer in Luxor, Aswan and on the Nile Cruise. He went out of his way at every moment to make sure we were happy and havig a good time. I would recommend any of them. Even when they had arranged romantic dinners for my new husband and I we often asked our guides to join us as we thoroughly enjoyed being with them.
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Oct 16th, 2010, 03:38 AM
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MissGreen - Did you get a business card from Aamer? What is his phone number?
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Oct 16th, 2010, 04:20 AM
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CC - if you want, email me about Aamer... [email protected]
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