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Trip to Egypt and Petra Jordan April20195.0 April 2019
Paul & Debra Deres
Just wanted to give you our review of our experiences on our Osiris planned trip to Egypt ( Cairo, Aswan and Luxor) and Petra in Jordan. We always review every trip we take and since Zicasso also wants our input on our trip we will pass it to them after you have a chance to review it.Read more
Our overall experience was excellent. Our guide Khalaf, was a delight to be with. He had extraordinary knowledge about the history of Egypt, their language and details about every site that we visited. He went out of his way to make everyday a wonderful adventure which really enhanced our experience. Having him for the entire trip also gave great continuity to our understanding of ancient Egypt. We would highly recommended Khalaf for anyone wanting a terrific experience in Egypt.
All the hotels in Egypt that you selected were outstanding. The rooms, service and amenities were all excellent. These were all excellent places to stay at on our tour.
All the drivers and cars/vans were very good. We especially liked our driver in Cairo. As you are aware, driving in Cairo is pure insanity but he was able to safely navigate through the craziness and get us to our destinations without any issues. He was excellent.
I must admit that I was highly skeptical of their value before we left the USA but after seeing them in action they are worth their weight in Gold. Especially your representative who met us at Cairo Airport on our trip from Cairo to Jordan. He was like a whirlwind getting through one terminal to the next, through security and to the Air Jordanian ticket counter ( which by the way is not called Air Jordanian but some other name spelled in Arabic ). We never would have found our way without him. He was a real treat to be with and a great help.
Again, we felt that you did an exceptional job in planning and executing our trip through Egypt.
Petra, Jordan portion
Our experience on our three day trip to Petra, Jordan was excellent
We had the same representative arriving and departing the airport in Amman. Again he was excellent with a seamless entry and departure from the airport. He is very professional and very personable and really understands how the airport works. Excellent to work with.
We had the same driver going to Petra and returning to the airport from Petra. He was a very safe and courteous driver who drove the three hours ( each way) without any incidents. He did a very good job and most importantly he got us back to the airport on time.
We loved the hotel in Petra. The room, the service, and location were all excellent. The food was excellent, the best we found on our entire trip. The breakfasts and dinners there were something we actually looked forward to. An excellent choice.
There were some issues with the arrangements for our guide that were resolved. Osiris tours listened to our concern and addressed the issue with us to make sure that we were totally satisfied with this portion of the trip. Our guided tour through the Petra Historic site was excellent.
Our overall assessment of the tour to Egypt and Jordan
We had a wonderful time on our tour of Egypt and Jordan.
We would highly recommend Osiris Tours to anyone who wants an outstanding experience visiting the wonders of Egypt and Petra. Mahmoud at Osiris, was an excellent resource in helping plan and execute all aspects of our trip. His depth of knowledge in Egypt and Jordan and his customer focus, helped craft this terrific trip.
Thank you for all your help. You have a wealth of information about this area of the world and have been a real pleasure to work with.
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Fantastic Family Tour of Egypt5.0 April 2019
I am so glad I found this priceless gem of a tour! I'm fairly well traveled but Egypt was like nowhere I've ever been. The history is incredible and the current situation is different from anywhere I've ever been. A trip here is a cultural flood of information from beginning to end. From the moment we landed in Cairo airport, we were very well taken care of for 9 days. We had fantastic first-rate activities the entire time. It is great to have the same guide with you throughout all the temples, museums and tombs. Our guide for the week was Sayed, who is worth his weight in gold. We connected with him very well and he expertly adapted his guiding for our group of 5, ages 10 - 70 years old with varying knowledge / interest levels. He also went above and beyond to help us through 24 hours of sickness by our 10 year old. All the coordination through the flights and cruise went great and we were very happy with our accommodations everywhere. Mahmoud worked extra hard in the planning to get us all the in-country flights we were looking for and the hotels / cruise we wanted. Thank you for all the work making this an amazing adventure of a trip! My family will be talking about it for decades!Read more
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A 5-Star Tour5.0 April 2019
Rita & Bob M.
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Mar 4 thru 24
What a trip put together by Mahmoud Gebril of Osiris Tours for our 20-day tour of Egypt. From the time you arrive in Cairo, standing in lines are keep to a minimum with your escorts in the airports and while on tour with you guide. Our custom and private tour included stays in Cairo 2x, Aswan, Nile Cruise to Luxor, Alexandria as well as additional visits to Giza, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Dendera, and Abydos. We were pleased that our tour guide, Sayed, was with us for whole tour. We thank you Mahmoud for the flawless tour you put together and the memories that we will have for a life time. We would highly recommend considering Osiris Tours for you tour in Egypt.
Rita & Bob M.
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A unique collection of luxury trips designed by Gate 1 travel.
What Makes Gate 1 Signature Collection Stand Out?
These are luxury minded trips with a local focus. Guides are all local experts, from and living in the destination you’re visiting. Each itinerary features exclusive experiences. Groups are small and each day is full of activity but well balanced.
They focus on offering only a select group of trips in this special collection - allowing them the freedom to create truly spectacular itineraries - which include more inclusions in the price than their other collections.
The tagline is “More Luxury for Less”. These tours may not be in same luxury travel class if you’re used to Abercrombie & Kent, however where comfort and extravagance meets fun and busy travel days of sightseeing and tours, you’ll find Gate 1 Signature Collection.
Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Gate 1 Signature Collection?
Those travelers who are willing to spend a little bit more for a 4-5 star experience, will probably find a sweet spot with Gate 1 Signature tours. These trips tend to be attended by older travelers, in the 50+ range.
Don’t expect too much strenuous activity. You can expect easy paced walks, guided tours and lectures, and stops to explore interesting cultural sites and historical attractions.
While some of these cultural experiences, included in their “Signature Experiences”, are truly unique, be wary that many of these inclusions are fairly standard offerings - such as a hot air balloon ride over the African savannah. So the luxury experience of exclusivity you may be expecting is to be taken with a grain of salt. These tours offer wonderful experiences - but the destinations or activities are not always particularly uncommon or rare.
They currently don’t offer an overly extensive list of countries, but tours do go all over the world. This includes Central Europe, Spain, and the UK, Israel, Jordan and Morocco, Peru, Southeast Asia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
Gate 1 Signature Collection Travel Style
Signature Collection tours with Gate 1 aim for comfort, ease, and unique cultural experiences. Like their other brands, Gate 1’s Signature Collection is about making sure your sightseeing is maximized, and the price is right for the experience.
Most sightseeing, meals, wifi, tips, and their “Signature Experiences” are included in the itinerary price - unlike Gate 1’s main brand which offers less inclusions. This type of itinerary more helpful to budget travelers wishing to pick and choose which activities they would like to pay for. Gate 1 Signature Tours, however, are best suited to those who want more inclusions and less hassle to have to decide on how to spend their travel time.
Why Choose a Tour with Gate 1 Signature Collection?
If you’re an older traveler looking for a boutique, comfortable, and well paced tour, the Signature tours may suit you very well. Travelers love the customer service, attention to detail, and depth of knowledge the guides bring to each day on the tour. There is also a good balance of free time and optional additional sightseeing opportunities.
All tours feature included “Signature Experiences” which are the main highlights that make the Signature Collection tours stand out from the other Gate 1 brands. These are unique excursions, usually with a strong cultural focus - such as an evening of Irish music in Galway, or a traditional dinner in the deserts of Morocco. They also often include lectures that explore a destinations history or a specific facet of the culture.