Thanks for your e-mail, yes all went well.
The ship on Lake Nasser was great and virtually empty.
Once again thanks for all your organization, Merry Christmas and bye
until the next time!
Marissa D’Mello – Egypt – December 2005
Yes, it was a very good trip - I am very
pleased. There were some areas that I had wished I had known in
advance, but other than that, it was wonderful. Thanks for all
The tour guides and leaders in Egypt were especially good and helpful.
The Guide ensured that everything went smoothly - he certainly made the
trip very enjoyable and memorable!
Jason McAuliff – Egypt – December 2005
Trip was terrific. Thanks for taking care
of everything on such short notice. Everything went without a hitch.
Lisa Franklin – Egypt – December 2005
Thank you so much for such a wonderful
trip. We had so much fun. Everyone there was so nice. I
especially loved our tour guide in Cairo. She was such a sweet heart.
Thank you again
John Richard Huff – Hawaii - December 2005
We arrived back home yesterday, December
28 at 5:30 p.m. Our family of seven were exposed to a delightful
vacation and consequently, to the world. Our host, Judy, was a real
'Mother Hen'. She saw to every detail. The weather was great and then
we came back to a dreary Cleveland.
Thanks for making all the
plane arrangements for Mahala, who had a cast put on her foot the day
before we left, Dec. 14. Only one connection, the last one with
Cincinnati, was unprepared for her. We are grateful for all the care a
handicapped person receives. I never realized that everyplace now has
handicapped facilities. Thanks again for a great tour.
Sheri Farr – Egypt – December 2005
Egypt was fantastic. The guides and
of the hotels and the excursions were wonderful. Thanks for all your
Katherine Preas – Egypt – December 2005
Yes, we got home safe and sound - really
enjoyed Egypt. The tour to Alex was just fine - a good guide and
driver. Thanks so much for putting the trip together for us.
Sheryl Oliver – Egypt – December 2005
We had a marvelous time!!!!!!!!! It
was a memorable experience. I felt safe immediately after
departing the plane in Cairo, which was a pleasant surprise. Of
course we loved the sites, sounds, and tastes of Egypt, but the most
wonderful experience of the trip was the guides that we were lucky to
have. I would do this again in a heartbeat.
Stacey Muller – Egypt – December 2005
Hi, I had a nice time. There were a
few mishaps, but that can be expected, overall it was a very good trip
and nice people.
Alexander & Barbara Neureuter – Egypt - November 2005
Yes, we are back safe and sound - and
with a lot of great memories! The 3-week trip was a perfect combination
of all the ancient sites of Egyptian culture plus a lot of pure
relaxation at the Red Sea.
The local Tour guide in Cairo,
has done a great job and has perfectly taken care of us. We had some
little challenges but those have not really diminished the overall
quality of those 3 weeks. All in all: An unforgettable trip.
Thanks again for your coordination and continued support -
Adrianne Gallarza & Mary Jo McGrath – Egypt - November 2005
I too want to thank you and your team for
the outstanding vacation that you made possible for my daughter and me.
Every person in your organization was truly excellent. Each step of the
way we were guided and taken care of like queens. Your guide should
receive an award for being the finest guide in Egypt. Thank you again
and we will refer everyone we know to you.
Warm regards, Mary Jo McGrath Hazen
From the bottom of my heart I
could not have imagined a more perfect adventure. I want to thank you
and AZ Travel for an amazing vacation. From the moment we stepped off
the plane in Cairo we were taken care of as if we were royalty. Not
once did I feel scared or uncertain. This I thank you for most, keeping
us in the game when many a time we wanted to back out. Our guide was
sincerely heaven sent. He took care of all our needs and whims and I
would recommend him to anyone who is traveling to Egypt he is the best! Thank you again and much
Audra & Jeff Mitchell – Egypt – November 2005
We made it home safe and sound. We
had a very nice trip.
I wanted to take the time to tell you what a wonderful host T was. He
was so kind and accommodating. He went above and beyond his job
to make sure that the details of our trip were taken care of
properly. He couldn't have been more gracious and
welcoming. Even though he's still learning, it was very
comforting to know that he had the impeccable service attitude of
making sure the guest was well taken care of and let us know in advance
of any itinerary changes and kept us very well informed. He's a
very hard worker. We made good friends with him and hope he gets the
chance to visit America and be our guest.
We also found A to be delightful and very gracious. She did a
fine job getting us to the sites and giving us good background
information. She was very pleasant to deal with, and we will keep
in touch with her, too. The restaurants she took us to for lunch
were fantastic. Our time in Cairo went very fast and we were well
Finally, when we got back to Cairo, we were delighted to find Tamer
meet us at the airport, but we weren't expecting him because he said he
was going out of town. That was Thursday, a free day. We
told Tamer that we were going to take a taxi to the Pharonic Village,
and he wouldn't hear of it. He arranged for the car, driver and
himself to take us there, which took up their entire afternoon.
We told him that was not necessary, but he insisted. We were
overwhelmed with his hospitality. Please tell Khaled what a
wonderful job he had done and how kind and comforting Tamer is.
He's a very hard worker.
Thanks for taking care of the details for us. The hotels we
stayed at were nice. It was a bit noisy in the Delta Pyramids,
but I can't complain because the view was great! The Luxor hotel
was in a great location as well. I only wish we could have had
more time in each day, even just to stop and observe everyday Egypt and
take pictures of street scenes. We really enjoyed our trip.
Gary Ewell – Egypt – November 2005
The trip in general was great and most
enjoyable. Thanks for the work done in getting it just
right. I appreciate the patience you and Avril showed.
In general, the hotels and the
food and the sights and the guides were excellent and helped make our
tour most memorable!!
Mr. & Mrs. Rodriguez – Egypt – November 2005
First, I’d like to say that we had a
wonderful time. Our trip was very interesting and exciting.
Thank you for all of your help. Our correspondence with you,
Avril and Khaled have been wonderful and very pleasant. Thank you
for the email and trying to get a hold of us at Concorde.
Overall, A-Z tours did a nice job.
Please know that over all, we were very satisfied with our
vacation. We received the package with the ferry, train and
airplane tickets when we arrived and exchanged money. H did a
great job as our tour guide, and was very informative. We had a
great time with him. The hotels we stayed in were very nice and
provided us with excellent service and our cruise ship was very
nice. Thank you again for all the hard work and time that you put
into this vacation for us.
Melissa Annan – Morocco - November 2005
The trip was great, well exceeded our
expectations. Thanks for all your help.
Heidi Hudson – Europe, Ultimate River Cruise - November 2005
Wow I can't believe I did it and all
alone. This felt very safe and secure a way to travel alone. I met some
really nice and generous travelers who happily shared time and tables
and bus seats with me all along the way. This river cruise is a very
civilized way to travel and see some of the beautiful parts of Europe
without the packing and unpacking hassles of coach tours. The food was
magnificent and the service A+. A mostly Romanian and very young
staff, but charming.
It is not your typical cruise with a million planned activities so if
that is what one is expecting they will be disappointed but if you want
a sensible relaxing and informative tour with the ability to sit back
with tea or a cocktail and watch beautiful scenery go by with live
piano music in the background with daily walking tours, this is for
you. Thanks for asking about my trip.
Dana & Daniel Kaplan – Egypt – November 2005
Daniel and I had a wonderful trip to
Egypt. Thank you so much for all of your help in preparing this
trip we will not forget. Everything went off without a hitch and all
personnel were very helpful and informative. Thanks again,
Sarah Ann Kraft – Egypt – October 2005
I just thought that I should write and
thank you for the wonderful trip. I loved traveling Egypt it was truly
amazing. I wish to shower you in praise for the excellent adventure.
Thank you for everything.
Larry Cohen – Egypt – October 2005
I had a wonderful time on my trip. It was
a very exciting adventure for me. I thought it was very well organized
for the most part. I did run into a few organizational problems.
Although I was happy with my guides generally,
Nothing takes away from the fact that I had a wonderful trip to Egypt.
My dealings with A-Z in Canada (you and Avril) have been excellent.
Thank you, Avril. I appreciate your responses. Again, it really was a
trip of a lifetime for me, despite the little problems. Thank you.
Vibeke Hintze – Egypt – October 2005
Thanks for the welcome greeting.
Generally we've enjoyed the trip very much and we have learned a lot
about both ancient and modern Egypt. 2 of the 3 guides we had were very
skilled and were able to answer all our questions!!
The Nile cruise ship was
perfect and the food was excellent! The tipping system is – as you
yourself have pointed out – totally annoying! The overall
overview down there was OK, picking up and dropping at the hotels etc.,
the guides were nice and skilled and spoke fairly decent English.
Theresa & Joe – Italy - October 2005
Everything was wonderful, trip was
unbelievably delightful and the tour guide Morris and bus driver was
the best. Thank you for all your help in planning our trip.
Ryan Fobel – Egypt/Greece/Europe - September 2005
What a long and splendid vacation!
It really was perfect. Egypt was spectacular, and the two Cosmos
trips were amazing. I would have enough to say to fill several
pages so I won't do that. But just wanted to say thanks for
putting together a fantastic itinerary. I am very satisfied
and will definitely recommend your company to everyone I know who plan
to go to Egypt. It truly was wonderful and the
trip of a lifetime. Greece and the cruise were spectacular and
Central Europe was really good. Blessings,
Liz Peterson – USA to Egypt - August
My trip was great!!! Your agent was a
fantastic tour leader. He met me at the Cairo Airport, and he
made sure that I was taken care of throughout my travels through
Egypt. My tour guides were great, too!!! I had two that were most
prominent during my tour - both Ahmed’s. They were both so
and they seemed to enjoy their work. Most importantly, they assuaged
any apprehensions that I may have had about traveling alone. I
felt like I was in capable hand and in good hands. They treated
me like Egyptian royalty-like a queen.
I Learned so much about Egypt and the Egyptian culture. I had a
very wonderful experience and I met some really nice people. An
honorable mention should go to your Aswan agent - he was the tour
that met me at the Aswan train station. He was very nice and
The morning I was to return to the United States, your agent promptly
showed up at the hotel and he escorted me to the airport. He
wanted everything to be okay, so he was a little annoyed that the man
who was supposed to help me through the airport did not show up, but I
was okay with him seeing me off. I will miss him - he is someone
that I consider a friend, now. In fact, your agents and guides I
met along the way are people that I consider friends.
Thanks for a GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!!
****************** Lawrence Loh – Egypt – August 2005
I had a wonderful time, and your guides
****************** Lyn Hall – USA to Italy - August 2005
I had a lovely time and arrived home safe
& well thank you. The local tour guides were great. Having the
"Whisper" talking gadgets the guides had were great too, very
professional. The hotels were good.
Overall I did have a lovely time and if I'd had a couple of later
morning starts, only by an hour or so but they would have made a
difference, then I would probably have been able to say I'd had a great
time thank you Theresa.
****************** Assumpta Ndumi – Khartoum to Egypt –
Thank you so much for arranging the trip
for me in such a short time. All went well and I had a wonderful time
in Egypt. The tour guides were all wonderful and especially Ashraf who
was my guide for most of the tour. The tour went on as scheduled and I
loved every moment of it (I left Cairo with twice as much luggage as I
The Nile cruise was particularly interesting for me and the office gave
me a contracted guide who made sure that I did not get bored,
especially being alone. I loved Alexandria and next time I'm in Egypt I
will spend more time there.
The staff made sure I was comfortable and that I enjoyed myself so that
any problem I may have faced is not worth mentioning. Once again THANK
YOU so much and I hope that you will pass this on to your staff in
Cairo. I will definitely be back someday and I'm on a campaign to get
all my friends to visit Egypt with A-Z tours. I'm glad I made that
****************** Judy Speight – Vancouver/BC
Alberta - Canada – July 2005
few comments about the
arrangements. They went like clockwork and we had no problems
whatsoever. However, the tour organizers might benefit from a few
comments for future clients.
Two hotels one in Vancouver and one in Jasper (restaurant was great)
were not good but we must say that the rest were fantastic and would
totally recommend them. I cannot over state how wonderful the holiday
was and we will certainly
pass your details onto any of our friends intending to travel to
America or Canada. We would also be very pleased to endorse any aspects
of the tour for you and Discover travel, especially the hotels in
Victoria, Whistler, Sun Peaks and Banff.
****************** Thanavud N. – Bangkok to
- July 2005
The trip is great, we all enjoyed it.
Thank you for everything.
Hoontrakul – Thailand to Scandinavia - July 2005
It is very nice to receive your warm welcome home. Will be happy to
refer A-Z Tours to friends.
Thank you very much for everything
****************** Mark Chapin – Canada – July
a wonderful trip and appreciate
your help in planning and arranging everything.
At every location we discovered very friendly people, interesting
culture, excellent food, and beautiful scenery.
We would definitely like to return someday, especially to Cape
Breton. That was our favorite spot even though the weather was
changing daily (not too unusual from what we were told). We got
to dance at a Ceilidh in Baddeck and played golf at Highland Links GC,
Bell Bay, and Green Gables. We were able to nearly walk-on at
every golf course. No problem getting tee times. Bridget's
favorite accommodation was Kindred Spirits, but all of the
accommodations were great.
Thanks again for your help and we did have a great visit.
Laila & Julien Turner – Nova Scotia/Newfoundland - Canada – July
We had a marvelous time and neither one of
us wanted to come back. We definitely will go back and then we will
find a place to retire. We will be looking around Portugal Cove in
Instead of Woody Island we did a tour around the Baccalieu Peninsula
and stayed overnight at Old Pelican at the north end of the peninsula.
We brought back 6 rolls of film and a CD of NL music. Our 2 favourite
songs are "I'm from the Rock" and "I'm a Newfoundlander by Choice".
We saw 6 moose, 3 caribou, a pod of whales who came very close to the
catamaran off Bulls Bay and lots of Puffins and other birds on Gull
Julien was not keen on the B&Bs but after staying at Carriage House
and the Bluenose he now has a different attitude towards B&Bs and
would do it again. Both places were excellent and the hosts
If we went again we would not do the 360 tour to the Coast of Bays. The
coast was amazing but the route down 360 was very boring. There is talk
of re-instating a ferry service for vehicles from the Coast of Bays to
the Avalon Peninsula which would make the trip shorter and more
All went well: the weather was perfect, the scenery spectacular, cod is
now my favourite fish, the people were wonderful and you did a great
job planning our trip.
Thanks again for helping to make this a trip of a lifetime.
****************** Tim Seay – Egypt – July
I had a great time in Egypt, though I was
glad to get out when I did. I feel bad for the people who depend
so much on tourism.
1. Most of the hotels were great (Luxor, the Cruise Boat,
Hurghada, and Sharm El Sheik).
2. The tipping really got to me... Some of the guides took
care of the tipping at the different sites and I in turn tipped them
well at the end which made things more pleasant. The guide at
Luxor was very knowledgeable.
3. The tour director was a great director and very
entertaining. He was always punctual and did a great job.
All in all, I did enjoy myself. Egypt is a great vacation
destination and I plan to go back again during a cooler time of the
year. I'll definately use A-Z again. Thanks!
****************** Elaine Clueit – Canada – June 2005
I welcome the opportunity to give you some
feedback on our trip.
First the positives – all the itinerary, accommodation etc was
fine. Our favourite place was the Ocean B&B in Digby – and
that was the cheapest. Really friendly and good layout and
location. The most uncomfortable room was at The Blomidon – very
pokey and a huge but uncomfortable bed. However we chose to have dinner
there and that was lovely – the one chance to dress up a bit! We
also loved Guest Lovitt in Yarmouth – I wanted to be Judy Garland in
Meet me in St Louis! You really felt as though you were back to
the turn of the last century!
The best thing about Nova Scotia was the people – everyone was
incredibly friendly, polite and helpful – from the ladies in the diner
in Halifax when we lost our way to the Customs Officer who stamped my
receipts at the airport. Some of the nicest people I have ever
met and they will be my lasting memory
Now for the not so goods. As you know the weather wasn’t kind to
us – in fact at times in felt like the middle of winter – that I know
cannot be helped. Also for future clients who express a real interest
in whale watching I suggest they stay on Brier Island – it was a real
jaunt going back and forth to Digby each day as much as we like the
We did enjoy our visit. All your arrangements were fine – thanks for
your help. I do hope your summer picks up weather wise
****************** Jim Brantley – Egypt – June 2005
The trip went very well, our dive master
was extremely helpful. My only comment was the
accommodation. The Golden Five Resort Hotel, was OK........My
standards would have preferred the Hilton or the Marriott.
Especially for the food.
****************** Josephine Sellers – Egypt – June 2005
We had a good day of touring in Cairo with
a super tour organizer and a wonderful, passionate guide and felt well
cared for. Flights were good and we were well cared for at both
airports. Thanks for the arranging.
Nelson – Greece – May 2005
We had a nice time, everything went well
and Globus did everything they said they would. The hotels were very
nice and the people on the trip very friendly. Was great!
****************** Adrian Evans, Kennedy High School,
Cedar Rapids, USA to Egypt – April
Cairo staff were all extremely helpful and
professional. Our guide was an excellent resource. he answered all of
our questions and explained everything fully, which can be difficult as
this was a group of high school kids.
Winney, Kennedy High School, Cedar Rapids, USA to Egypt - April
The tour guides presentation was thorough, detailed, informative,
educational and interesting. His insights made this very educational
and helpful. I learned a lot and enjoyed learning and understanding
more about Egyptian Ancient History, Cultural and Current life.
Adrian Evans –
School Group of 18 from Cedar Rapids USA to Egypt – April 2005
The trip was excellent from end to end. The tour reps in Cairo were
phenomenal and our guide was second to none. The only hitch was that
some kids got sick, but the guide and the company reps handled it
expertly and were willing and able to adjust our plans to ensure that
everyone had a good time.
The other faculty chaperone and I enjoyed ourselves so much on our trip
and were so impressed by the tour as it was organized by your company
we were wondering if your company had any tours to England, Scotland
and Ireland- possible looking at late July-early August of 2006. ******************
Orrie Mundinger and Matt McCain –
Egypt – July 2005
We are back and really enjoyed our
trip. Thanks for your help and have a great day!
****************** Jason Fletcher – Egypt - July 2005
Thanks for the follow-up! We had a
great trip. My girlfriend is moving to Bahrain and we plan on
traveling in the future, so I'll be in touch in a few months!
Paul Busst – Egypt – July 2005
Yes, we made it back in 1 piece alright.
Had a great time visiting such fantastic sites. The tour was very well
planned and all the guides really knew their stuff. Thanks for all you
****************** Robyn Schmidtke Family – Egypt – July 2005
We had a wonderful time! Everything went
well with one little glitch at Abu Simbul. However, a very nice police
officer saw that we were a bit confused and he got a bus for us.
Also, we upgraded hotels to the Le Meridien except for Hurghada. The
Sea Gull hotel was acceptable. The tour guides handled the hotel
upgrades without any problems and we were pleased. Spending the day
cruising the Nile was relaxing and we loved the scenery.
Overall, the trip was very well balanced with busy time and ample down
time (which was nice after a day in the hot sun at the pyramids). The
trip was scheduled efficiently so that we could see the important
points of Egypt. A couple highlights for us was the Valley of the Kings
and Abu - Simbul. The dinner cruise on the Nile was fun with the belly
dancer. All of the restaurant choices were very good and clean. The
best restaurant was the fish restaurant in Alexandria.
As far as our guides, the drivers were very hospitable and our guide
was a wonderful tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and very patient.
His pace for the tour was perfect. He didn't drag things out but at the
same time provided us with pertinent information. He was also very
accommodating and sensitive to our needs as tourists. I recommend him
to anyone desiring an excellent guided tour through Egypt.
As far as safety, we felt very comfortable throughout the tour.
Overall, I would recommend A-Z Tours to friends and possibly use A-Z in
Mark Florek – Italy – July 2005
We had a wonderful time! Being first time
travelers we had a lot of apprehension about the trip and what to
expect. The Globus tour was extremely organized and well balanced. Our
tour guide was outstanding. Besides being extremely knowledgeable about
the sites, she treated each person on the trip as if they were part of
her family. She worried about every detail, making sure that everyone
was relaxed and enjoying themselves.
Our motor coach was incredibly clean and comfortable. Our driver
Gerardo was always on time and amazingly skilled. I couldn’t get over
how easily he handled the motor coach on those narrow roads in the
Tuscan country side.
The local guides did a very good job, and the “Whisper” communication
system made it very easy to hear everything.
We decided to do all of the optional side tours. Some were great and
others were just o.k. The Tuscan dinner outside of Florence was the
absolute best food, best atmosphere, and best time. I would
strongly suggest that you recommend this optional night out to your
other clients. The Venetian night out was disappointing and over
The hotel accommodations were good in Rome and Venice, but the hotel in
Florence was average. They were all clean, and air conditioned.
Since we did all the optional tours there wasn’t much time spent around
the hotels other than sleeping.
I appreciate all your help in setting up the trip and your help with
finding the right trip for the time we had to work with.
I believe in a few years we will be ready for our next trip. Perhaps to
Scotland, Wales, Ireland to see some castles and more historical
things, or may be a cruise of the Greek Isles. Any way, this was a
memorable trip and a great way for us to celebrate our 25th wedding
anniversary. Best of luck with your work.
Brian Sellers – Egypt – 2005
Very good care, polite &
knowledgeable in area and information.
****************** Carol Wiebe – Egypt – June 2005
We had a marvelous time in Egypt! It
ended up being a rest for us; we were so well taken care of. We weren't
expecting our personal van and guides, but they were wonderful. I did
leave comments with them, but will give you feedback as well for future
customers. The Siag hotel, although well-situated and definitely with a
lovely big pool that we used a lot, was sinking into disrepair.
I loved the Fayyoum Oasis. The Sound and
Light Show (which I feared
might be tacky) was majestic, informative and awe-inspiring. Our guides
were excellent. The boys loved them, and were quite
energetic around them – the guides had to put up with a lot! Our driver
made me feel safe in Cairo, which says a lot. On the whole, it was a
great vacation! Many thanks!
****************** Geoff & Solange Dobb -
Egypt - May 2005
time in Egypt was really interesting
with good memories of the scenic highlights and the well informed tour
guides-- especially in Cairo. The only criticism was the Pyramids
Hotel in Cairo which was noisy. Thanks for a good holiday..
Wim Van Kuijk (2 pax) – From Holland and
Indonesia to Egypt – May 2005
night I came back from Egypt after a trip that we overall qualified as
GOOD. The qualification would have been VERY GOOD with these two
1. CAIRO HOTEL The Pyramids Hotel is very,
very, very noisy. Not only because all rooms face the very noisy street
side with all the honking day and night. But first of all because they
often have wedding parties on the second floor – which continue till 7
in the morning or even later. Because of that we had 3 very
unquiet nights with bad sleep. We asked our Guide to find another
hotel. He couldn't, but gave us a better room upon return in Cairo: on
the 7th floor. Quiet enough to sleep. We don't complaint about the
quality of the hotel itself: the rooms are good enough, service is
good, staff is very friendly.
2. TOURIST TRAPS Overall the tours and
excursions were great - but four elements were just tourist traps:
perfume 'museum', papyrus 'institute', weaving 'school' and alabaster
'factory'. Some guests might like them but our advice is to inform the
customers clearly beforehand or make these destinations optional. Technically the whole tour was
done VERY well, excellent even: picking up, assistance, transport was
all very good.
We don't see the remarks above
as complaints, but as contributions from our side to make your product
better! We had a wonderful time in Egypt. We realized it wasn't
easy to find a tour that could be satisfying for someone who flew in
from Indonesia and one who came from Holland. But you made it work.
Thanks for your contribution to make our trip unforgettable. Thanks
also for helping to solve the sudden problem when the Egyptian embassy
refused to give Phillip a proper visa in time, followed by the refusal
to let him board his plane in Jakarta! Kindest greetings,
Sue & Gene Schaefer – California to
Italy - May 2005
We had a wonderful time and all went well
- Thanks for everything.
****************** Nausheen Hussain & Mary
Song – USA to
Morocco – May 2005
fantastic!! Thank you again for all
Jacqueline Daley (3 pax) – West Indies to
Egypt – May 2005
Just wanted to say what a wonderful
holiday we had in Egypt, it was fantastic, people were wonderful and it
is now one of my favorite places .100% brilliant, could not fault
a thing. Many Thanks.
Jim & Carol Bacon – Florida to Egypt –
We are back, and had a wonderful
time. The entire trip went off just as planned, just as promised,
and without any complications. You can book with the
confidence of knowing that your Egypt connections are extremely
competent and reliable, especially your Cairo team.The drivers were
agile and the guides very knowledgeable. I would like to take this
opportunity to summarize its highlights here
again to provide you with an objective review to reference in the
The Pyramids Hotel was less than expected. While we would agree it
would probably be a 3 star hotel by Egyptian standards, the actual room
would not rate more than one star. It was always in question whether or
not the air conditioning was on or working. While the room was
generally clean, it was also in a fairly rundown condition. All
the faucet knobs came off in our hands and the broken shower head
sprayed water everywhere. On the plus side though was the small
refrigerator did keep things nice and cold, a wide selection of
restaurants nearby offered variety, the nearby ATM machine was very
convenient, and there was always an attendant available around the
clock to push the button of our floor number for us in the
Please note that none of these issues were of such magnitude to move us
to mention them to or contact the front desk for any sort of
resolution. We were still comfortable enough. It is simply
that in our opinion, we would probably upgrade from this level of hotel
in the future.
The sleeper train was nicer than expected. Clean, comfortable,
and the provided meal exceeded the expectations of what we were lead to
expect from some other commentary found in research done prior to
departure. The Sea Gull Hotel in Hurghada greatly exceeded
certainly a pleasant surprise, and perhaps one of the highlights of the
tour. Could have definitely spent some more time there for sure!
All the connections, meet and greet, and transportation arrangements
were punctual and reliable. In 13 days of travel, there was only a
single minor miscue
with the meet and greet at the Sea Gull in Hurghada, when the tour
director failed to show up upon our arrival. But we were still
able to get checked in without him and without any real inconvenience
or delay with the help of the hotels guest relations person. A pretty
damn good record overall.
The Nile cruise of course was wonderful, the centerpiece of our Egypt
experience. An advance idea of what the level of onboard services and
entertainment would be would have allowed us to better prepare for our
cruise. For example, knowing in advance that television in our cabin
would only be available while in port and it was not until the last day
when it was revealed to us how gratuities would be handled. When we
checked out that we were surprised to be informed that our bar tab for
the cruise was only payable in cash.
So in conclusion, we hope this might be of some help. We had a
great time, and were surprised at how well the entire trip was
coordinated. We have already been asked about and are
recommending A-Z Tours to our friends, and will certainly look first to
A-Z for our future travel needs.
****************** Frank Boice (Party of 3) –
Egypt – May 2005
note to let you know the Suez tour
went off as planned. It was a LONG day - we started at 7:00am and
we returned to the hotel at 10:05 pm! Saw the whole length of the canal
plus some other things that the local agent added. All three of
us were well satisfied. A good solid tour that we all enjoyed.
Daniel Colmenares – Columbia to Egypt –
Thanks a lot for all details and
arrangements. Everything was excellent in Egypt, since the arrival to
the departure. I enjoyed very much the trip and the AZ representatives
in Egypt fully supported me and made everything possible for a pleasant
Erin P Casey (3 pax) – Carolina to Egypt –
I definitely will recommend you to anyone
I know who is planning a trip. I have told everyone that Egypt is
a great place to visit so hopefully at least some of them will plan to
go. The guide we had on our trip was terrific. He really made the whole
vacation easy and enjoyable.
Thanks!! We had a terrific trip. Egypt is a
beautiful country with so much to see. Everyone we dealt with in
Egypt was super friendly and efficient. Everything went so
smoothly that I can't believe I was worried about a thing. It
couldn't have been more fun or easier. The boat was nice, the cruise
was wonderful and our guide was just terrific. He was very
knowledgeable and taught us so much about Egypt. He made sure
everything was taken care of for us and it was a pleasure to spend time
with him. We had a great vacation thanks to him. Thank you again
for all your help setting up our trip.
Ron & Beryl Horrocks – Ontario, Canada to Egypt – April 2005
First of all we would like to thank A-Z
Tours for a marvelous tour and we would not hesitate in recommending it
to others. We really enjoyed it. As promised, I am indicating our comments
re the tour. First of all we
would like to say we really enjoyed the tour and will be recommending
your company to anyone who asks about A-Z Tours. There were a few
glitches but overall it was marvelous. Hopefully, we might do an
extended tour of new places in the future.
Arrival - Cairo – You agent did a very efficient job along with
transfer to the Pyramids Hotel. He also entertained us on the evening
Nile dinner cruise. Enjoyed his company.
Hotel - As expected for a 3/4* hotel. Service was usually excellent,
rooms were clean, bed linen changed and wonderfully hot water. It is
sorry to see such a nice hotel such as this deteriorate over time. The
small things, like an open wire electrical plug by the bed, sweeping
the carpets instead of vacuuming them, the mural in the breakfast room
that was very chipped and needs retouching, breakfast which was always
cold, even though there was provision for candles under the warming
pans, outside lights and fixtures which had not been replaced/repaired
when burnt out/ damaged, etc. These were the things that were
detracting from the place and over time, may cause you to look for
another hotel. Overall we enjoyed the Pyramids Hotel, even though we
had to wear earplugs in bed because of the constant honking.
Cairo Guide – The guide was excellent. Very good Egyptologist, well
versed in all areas and we liked him because he was able to explain
everything so clearly. He was easy going, had a good sense of humor and
was pleasantly surprised whenever my wife asked in-depth questions
outside of what he was telling us. Enjoyed the guides company as well
as our drivers. One incident where our driver was dragged out of
bed at 3a.m was above the call of duty and he is to be commended. .
Alexandria - Enjoyed, however, thought we were going to go IN the
National Museum and Bibliotheca rather than just see them from the
outside. Somewhat disappointed. The Lunch wasn't bad.
Fayyoum - Really surprised at the size of the lake, just like Lake
Ontario, and it was interesting to be guided around the Kings
palace/hotel. Enjoyed the trip out there immensely.
Abu Simbul - Well, I do not know what happened to the guide/agent who
was to meet us. After a while a 'tourist agent', or someone who seemed
to know what he was doing, married the 4 of us up with another US
couple who had also lost their guide. We had to buy tickets, which were
refunded, and we met an Egyptian, by Abu Simbul, who gave us a fairly
good explanation of the temples.
Cruise Ship - Really enjoyed, it was so much better that the 5/6
level ships we saw and in many ways the highlight of the tour. The
cabin was bigger than the one we had in China, it was comfortable and
well appointed. Had to laugh at the steward who made swans of the
towels as well as a hanging monkey with a roll of toilet paper and my
glasses. The individual service at mealtimes was a nice touch and we
did not have the crowds of tourists to contend with as we saw on some
of the other cruise ships.
Aswan/Cruise Guide – Our Guide provided excellent information, he is
knowledgeable, complete and presents his subject matter well It
represents history and what we were seeing very clearly. Whenever we
asked questions related to what was being told to us his answers were
excellent. Had to repeat questions a few times as the answer
tended to be about the historic content rather what was being asked.
Overall I would praise him as he really did a good job of looking after
all our needs, excursions, etc on the cruise part of our tour.
Aswan - The Felucca ride was very enjoyable. The train journey was
interesting, the cabin as expected, clean and compact. The meal didn't
have anything to say for it, packaged, dry food.
Met in Cairo by the Guide who really looked after us. Very professional
and we enjoyed his company.
Cairo - We really did enjoy the optional tour of the Cairo Opera House
on our last morning. This add-on, was certainly worthwhile. The young
lady who showed us around did an excellent job and she should be
complemented. The Cairo tower was interesting. We did some shopping at
the Cairo Mall the evening before as it was only a 10-12 minutes walk
away from the hotel.
In closing, and in rereading the above, I seem to be a little critical.
Please do not take this the wrong way as we really enjoyed the tour,
will recommend it to anyone who enquires about our holiday, but felt
that you would be appreciative of the information in that it could
assist in improving future tours. Thanks again for an excellent tour.
****************** Lorelie Dean (42 pax) – Ontario, Canada - Owen Sound and
Walkerton School Group to Egypt – March/April 2005
I really miss you and all the wonderful
talks we had. I miss Egypt too. It was the "Trip of a Lifetime"
and I will always remember it with great delight. Thanks to you,
Khaled and the host of other people you had working for A-Z Tours. Your
planning and insights made our trip amazing.
Bethany and I attended the get together for the Owen Sound Egypt Group
on April 7th. We got to see each others pictures and Joe put
together a slide show and power point presentation. I was pretty
sore after all the laughing. I'm sure once as Joe has finalized the
presentations, he will send you a copy. A few of the girls want to take
up belly dancing. Bethany says that her friends that didn't go to Egypt
think that the Egypt Group have there own "Special Club" because when
they meet in the hallways, they are always reminding each other of
things that happened in Egypt and laughing.
I loved the weather there. It was difficult to come back and see
snow still here. I have started my picture scrapbook of Egypt (only on
page 3). Take care for now,
****************** The Rutters - Egypt
- March/April 2005
have finally been able to sit down and complete my own personal diary
of the Egypt trip and can reflect on the trip. I will include my
you are a teacher or group leader you have to seriously consider A-Z
tours as your only real option for Egypt. I planned and
researched our school trip for almost 2 years. (I also had been
to Egypt and knew exactly what I wanted) Planning an overseas
school trip in today's political climate can be an extremely rigourous
endeavor. You have to consider safety, cost, value,
accommodations, meals, itinerary, pace, insurance ... the list goes
on. I simply can not say enough about Avril and Khaled at A-Z
tours. They were incredibly flexible and transparent throughout
the planning process and throughout the length of our trip. Avril
and Khaled are two of the nicest and most caring people I have had the
pleasure to personally meet. We were fortunate to have them
travel with us during our trip (something they do from time to
time). I literally could go on for hours and hours because of
Avril's and Khaled's planning, attention to details and personal
touches they added to our trip of a lifetime.
few special details about A-Z tours:
a wonderful reception at the airport and personal commentary by Mr.
Khaled through Cairo
our bags were checked at the hotel (every hotel) and taken to our rooms
after a day of tours and travel we would always go straight to dinner
or lunch (a big hit with hunger teenagers)
exchaned money for us
water, chocolate bars, candy, crossants, pop were supplied for free on
the bus (name another budget company that does this small but huge
front row seats at the pyramid laser light show and arabic folklore show
Mr. Khaled personally ordered gold and silver cartouches for several of
us that decided we would like them 2 days after we visited a jeweler
Avril arranged t-shirts with everyone's name embroidered on it with
Mr. Khaled arranged for an Egyptian cotton store to stay open because
we were running late from Alexandria and I mentioned to Avril I
wouldn't mind buying some Egyptian cotton sheets. (by the way
they are amazing to sleep on!)
upgraded our cruise and hotel stay in Hurghada to a 5 star plus (my
Caribbean honeymoon was not this luxurious or romantic, I wished my
wife were there and not Alex my roomate)
Avril and our tour guide, Hamden knew every students (36 of them) by
lots of advice on bartering, where to shop, what is good value, etc.
some kids got sick (and they will on any trip) but Khaled being from
Egypt knew the proper medication (it worked quickly). Some
doctors will not prescribe travel medications like Cipro to students
under 18 (so what do they do when they get sick???) Luckily,
Avril and Khaled because of their experience and expertise could step
up and provide students with an alternative. This is a real
tricky and delicate subject where students are informed of their
choices and they make the decision to take the medication or not.
a day goes by that I don't see one of my 36 students or 3 chaperones
that they don't mention the trip and how it changed their lives.
I have students begging me to take them to Egypt because of the
stories, photos and personal momentos we brought back. Egypt
sells itself but A-Z tours make the memories last a lifetime.
Here are some of our highlights:
the pyramids -
laser light shows at the pyramids and Karnak temple - tomb
the second pyramid
perfume factory - visit to the carpet
school in Saqqara
- camel ride
Saqqara pyramid - overnight sleeper train to
Felucca ride -
Abu Simbel (wow)
- 2 day cruise on the Nile from Aswan to Luxor
Philae temple - Kom
and Karnak temple
Valley of the Kings!- King Tut's tomb
- Snorkel trip and boat day in Hurghada
(paradise!!!!) - Cairo Museum (King Tut and Mummy
- Alexandria (Roman Catacombs and theatre)
- Nile dinner
Whirling dervish show
this in 2 weeks!!! It may seem busy but because of the planning
there was lots of chill out time (the cruise, beach resort). Our
kids were kept relaxed but busy, something every parent and teacher
Avril and Khaled are real people that care, are passionate about travel
and cater to their clients needs. I literally have travelled the
world and have never met anyone as committed to travellers needs and
dreams as A-Z tours. What are you waiting for? Make your
dreams come true and contact Avril!
I am already planning
my next trip to South America and A-Z tours will be the only company I
will consider. ****************** Keith & Jill Nelson – UK to Egypt - April 2005
We did enjoy our trip to Egypt very much.
We were a little nervy before we arrived about the collecting of the
Visa's, we thought we would have to go through Immigration and Customs
before we met an A-Z Rep, but that was not the case and everything went
very well. All your reps and guides were very good. We always knew what
was going on and were met and escorted to where we were going.
Jacobs - Egypt updated story and pics 2005
John took some excellent pictures and put together a story for an upcoming book.
***************** Richard & Nancy
Zimmerman - Egypt - April 2005
Our 22 days in Egypt
was a most
delightful experience and met and exceeded all of our
expectations. The contacts in Egypt went extremely well, the
hotels were indeed first class, the food was delicious, the overnight
train trip to Aswan was delightful and the cruise on the Nile was most
relaxing. I have absolutely no complaints and would recommend the
trip to anyone interested in an adventure in Egypt.
We loved the country and especially the people of Egypt. They are
such kind and friendly people. We never worried about our
safety. The drivers were very good, all of them punctual and
polite. We had excellent guides and the guide that accompanied us
during most of our trip, was exceptional. He was most
knowledgeable, very understanding, always concerned about our
particular interest and the kind of person you would like to have as a
friend and neighbor. We traveled many of our 22 days with only
one other couple. We enjoyed their company but judging from some
of their (her) complaints over seemly minor matters, I see that she had
not read very carefully your tips for traveler before beginning the
trip. We just stuck with tip #3 and got along fine. Thank
you for your efforts in helping to plan this trip and making it a
Heinle - Egypt - April 2005
Your staff was reliable and punctual in picking us up. The guides
were excellent. Thanks again.
****************** Ron Neal - Jordan - April
Your guide did an excellent job of taking
care of us and we rate the tour as good to excellent and have no
problem to recomment the program to others ***************************
Stephen Lash & Kristen Gwara - Egypt - April 2005 I
wanted to write you to thank you so very much for the work you and
your staff did to set up this trip to Egypt. Kristen and I
enjoyed the trip very much. I have always wanted to go to Egypt
and with your work everything we saw was amazing. Our tour guides
extremely kind. Again thank you very much. In the future I
would like to return to Egypt and I would definitely go through A-Z
Tours again, and I recommend your agency to anyone. Thank
Gallagher - Egypt - April 2005
Trip went very well
though more time in Abu Simbel is necessary due to ine just to get
in. We are already looking at next trip that will include Red Sea
Caplinger – Egypt - April 2005
trip was fantastic.You’re guide, went out of her way to ensure we had a
great time. We feel like we made a great friend in Egypt. In
addition, the driver should be sainted. My father was injured
while in Egypt and the driver not only drove us to the hopsital, but he
waited for hours for us to finish. In addition, he drove us to
the airport upon departure and made sure we were able to find a
wheelchair for my dad once arriving at the airport. I've traveled
around the world, and I've found the people in Egypt to be the nicest
I've ever met. Without A-Z Tours, our trip would certainly have
been difficult. If you ever need a referral, just let me know.
Bosswick - Egypt - April 2005
I have finally
recovered from jet lag following my independent trip to Egypt for three
weeks. I want to thank you for the superb, virtually last minute
arrangements you made for me. Without your travel transfers
(where someone met me at every airport on my itinerary as well as
brought me to my return flights, whisking me through the chaos of every
airport in the country),your outstanding city based personnel,
especially those who handled my sightseeing, guides, drivers, and inter
- Egypt plane flights, my trip would not have been the superb
experience that it was.
My special praise is reserved for Carol Lomond, your agent in Nova
Scotia, whose infinite patience with my every reuest, itinerary
changes, and non - functioning e-mail earns her a place in my Travel
Agent's Hall of Fame. I will forever be grateful for her
reservation for me on the Lake Nasser Cruise on the ship the Kasr Ibrim
to Abu Simbel which was the highlht of my trip. I doubly
appreciated the quality services you provided when I spoke to other
tourists who had used other companies, and had many trip problems.
It is imperative on an independent tour in Egypt to have people in each
location on your itinerary who are completely knowledgeable about their
city and its antiquities and are reliable in dealing with your travel
needs and requests. The A-Z Tours personnel were
absolutely wonderful, often going far beyond what I expected them to
provide. hey made a wondrous place that had been a long time
dream trip (ever since I saw slides of tomb paintings in my first art
history course in college) into reality for me. Even though I
have travelled widely - China, Japan, the Middle East, Mexico, Peru and
the United States - Egypt will always be my favorite trip and I know it
is because of your marvelous travel arrangements. Thank you so
McCormack – Egypt - March 2005
We had a wonderful holiday.Your
company is excellent. Everything
went to plan.Our main tour guide was
excellent at his job. He was efficient, punctual, pleasant and
extensive knowledge of his subject. It was a pleasure traveling
I hope I get an opportunity to travel with you again and will not
recommend you to others. Thanking you again for all your help.
Sue & Scott Reimer - Egypt - March 2005
Hi Avril - all was great with
one exception in Aswan (not sure what happened there but it was only
so not too bad...) I plan to send you a long email as soon as I get
back in here at work. I can't say enough great things about guides, and
agent in Luxor . I loved the drivers, and one guide I think is newer so
still learning and wedidn't connect as
well with one guide - not sure why as he was very nice. Outstanding
Avril - feel free to use any or all of this on your website if you wish
Thank you both so much for all your help in arranging our trip to
Egypt. We had
a fabulous time. It was for our 20th anniversary and was just as
we'd hoped it would be. From the door to door service to the guides
each site more interesting than the last we loved every minute of our
weeks. Special mention to your excellent guides. They also shared
stories that helped us gain insight into modern day Egyptian culture as
all their historical knowledge. I don't know how they can keep all
straight! I'm afraid we were only so, so students - but they were very
with us. They even arranged on the boat for a special celebration of
anniversary during dinner. It was certainly above and beyond and made
very special night.
Loved the Sofitel in
The boat the Nile Story was also outstanding. Great service, new boat
wonderful people. The Sonesta St. George in Luxor was our favorite.
hotel. Finally the location of the Nile Hilton can't be beat. We spent
a lot of
time on their roof watching the Nile and the city below. The
agent in Luxor
was also great. He managed to get our flight back to Cairo changed to
in the day so we didn't have to get into Cairo at 11:30pm... He also
made us a
CD of Egyptian music that we loved.
driver in Luxor and in
Cairo were also great. I don't know how they drive in the crazy traffic
was smooth as could be! Food was great throughout the trip. The guide
brought us juice boxes or other treats as well as we went along. One
recommended an optional sight that ended up being one of our favorite
Medina Habu - the funeral temple of Rameses the III. They were also
flexible and they rearranged things so we could have a day by the pool
Luxor. So many good memories. Thank you again for arranging this
for us. You have a great staff of people.
*************************** Debbie Wilmot – Jamaica to
Egypt - March 2005
my mom and I are safely home after a wonderful time in Egypt. Thanks to
your team for planning our itinerary and for making our visit a smooth,
free, exciting and enjoyable one.
*************************** Mike& Debbie Hammell - Egypt - March
Thank you for the quick set up of our tour - I know it
was last minute - The tour was wonderful and everyone was very helpful
- the tour guides excellent pickup meets and drivers as well.
This was a trip of a lifetime for us and you made it all we could ask
for. All accommodations were great and we enjoyed them all as
well as our fellow travelers. We arrived home well and in one
piece and look forward to using your servive again in the future.
We will recommend your service to anyone.
Moore - Egypt - February 2005
In preparing for the trip, I
appreciated your prompt response to my
questions that helped us to decide to go with A-Z. The ability of
A-Z to monitor us on a daily basis was helpful in rearranging our
schedule once there to fill up "free" days. All of the people we
worked with were friendly and helpful. We did feel that they
wanted to please us.
I would especially like to mention the guides and
agents, with whom we spent the most time. They could not have
been better suited to us. The guide was professional, always on
time, friendly, courteous, helpful to my wife when she was tired.
He told us he had always wantged to be a guide, and it showed in the
enthusiasm he had to show us his Cairo and his Egypt. He listened
to our desires to mix with the people of Egypt and took us walking
through Isamic Cairo, stopping at a street stand for some fresh sugar
cane juice and helped us talk with local Egyptians at a hot sping in
Sinai. He filled our heads with as much as we could hold about
Islam toda and yesterday. Although a practicing Muslim, he knew
plenty about Christianity and guided us competently though Coptic Cairo
and allowed us time to converse with a Greek Orthodox Priest in Cairo
and a Coptic Monk at St Bishoi. He shared his life and family with us
over lunch and in the van.
The other guide was equally professional, friendly and courteous.
When we wanted to rearrange the order of seeing things to avoid a free
morning in Luxor, he readily responded. Despite the day lost due
to the train accident, he was stll able to get us to all of the sites
we were supposed to see. He told us of his desire to be a
professor of Egyptology and we could see his interest in the subject by
the way he presented the sites to us. I hope that some day he
will be able to fufill his dream. He also listened to Linda's
desire to see the people and allowed us time to stroll through old
Gourna and talk to the people there. He detected Linda's desire
for authentic Egyptian contact and arranged for us to go to the Suhel
Island to visit the Nubian Village there instead of the usual tourist
stop and we shared tea in the house of one of the boatmen, meeting his
wife and children. He was willing to share at length his Islamic
faith with us and we had many interesting discussions so that by the
end we felt the truth of his initial statement that he wanted to treat
us as family.
The personal interactions with these fine ment were as
important to us as the sights in our itinerary. The driver was a
superbly professional driver. Though quiet, he navigated the
Cairo traffic skillfully, never driving aggressively, yielding to
others. He always helped my wife in and out of the van and kept
his van spotless. We always felt safe, even when we knew he must
be tired on some of his all day drives. He was so respectful that
he always found ways to leave us with the guide at meals but finally
towards the end we felt we were able to convince him that we really
wanted to know him too. We were touched on the last day when he
responded to Linda's request to see pictures of his family by bringing
his own studio wedding and children's portraits from home and giving
them to us.
The other driver was a lot of fun. He introduced
us to Egyptian music by playing CDs on his player. He als was
helpful to Linda in getting in and out of the van. We really go
to know him better during the drive to Hurghada, when he was not
overshadowed by the guide being in the van too. He was so proud
to invite us to his flat and show us around.
didn't spend much time with one of the guides, and
there wasn't a lot for him to teach us, since we were going to Bahariya
Oasis and the desert, but he also was very friendly and attentive to
Linda's desires. After she mentioned the disappointing trip to
the Bedouin tourist village in Hurghada, he arranged for us to go into
town one night to hear a Bedouin musician and observe how the locals
spent their evenings. The next evening he took us for a walk
through town and invited us for tea and sheesha at a local meeting
place. Incidentally, we had a wonderful time at the oasis and in
the desert with our driver.
We had no idea that
such natural beauty existed in
Egypt and felt fortunate that our schedule was able to be rearranged to
permit this It was our guide who suggested this when he took us
to Sakkara. We also appreciated his willingness to take us to a
local market in Fayyoum and stroll with us through it so that we could
see how local people shop. The guide did the same in Luxor, takin
g us not to the tourist market but the market the locals go to, and
allowing us to walk through rather than taking a carriage as most
As you can see, I have talked not so much about the
sights in the itinerary as about the experiences we had, and itwas the
flexibilty and the perceptiveness of the guides you gave us that
allowed this to happen and contributed so much to our enjoyement of
Egypt. Bottom line: we had a great time, as you predicted, and
this will be reflected in the evaluation we gave when we left.
As you know we are veryvdetail orineted and thank you
and Khaled for bearing with us both before and during our trip.
We really enjoyed our trip, there were some minor issues but these were
nothing when compared with the overall experience. We will include A-Z
in our consideration for future trips.
************************** Ron Chaney - Egypt - February 2005
son Sean and I recently had a excellent tour and we are referring a
She is interested in tour only. My guide was great, she did a
*************************** Colleen Ostrowski - Egypt -
Just a quick note that
we had a FABULOUS time - even with a bit of "traveler's
sickness"! My husband, Chris and I will send a longer message
later but I wanted you to know that we had a great time and your guide
is worth his weight in gold!!!
Eileen Spadoni – Egypt - January
went very well and I left a detailed trip report with Cairo team.
The A-Z on-site staff were great and I was glad to travel with the
couple, who were really super. Thanks again
*************************** Lori & Darrick Prentice -
Egypt - January 2005
Well, our trip was
wonderful, the weather was hot (except for the 3 days of rain in
Cairo), and the tours enjoyable. I loved the sites and the hotels!
In Cairo your guides and agents were extremely helpful and did
everything they could to accommodate us and were not afraid to go the
extra when we asked. One guide was even willing to take us places
not on the itinerary, I love Egypt history and wanted to see more, and
he took us there. We went to the Bent Pyramid one afternoon after
the Step pyramid.
I was really disappointed that I only got 20 minutes in the museum and
had to beg for 10 minutes to see the mummy room. It was probably
the packed itinerary, but it was awfully rushed. (On the last day
I asked to go back to the museum and he took us! Yah!!) Hurghada was
also good, the guide fit everything in, I loved the snoreling, the Ali
Wa Leila show and the safari. The trip back to Cairo was
great. The Alexandria tour was also good.
The Basma, Sofitel and Marriott were AMAZING! (especially the
Marriott). They definitely were worth yur4-5 star rating. I
don't know the name of the one driver we hae, but he was the
BEST. He was our driver the day we went to Memphis, Sakkara, Bent
Pyramid. He was so attentive, if he saw we were interested or
pointing at something, he'd slow down. He even stopped when he
say I was taking a picture from the van!
I loved Egypt, loved the people, and would definitely refer A-Z Tours
to anyone who wished to travel to Egypt. Both my husband and I truly
enjoyed the Red Sea and Hurghada (Mariott Resort was EXCELLENT!) and
wish we had more tie there. The sites were superb and it was
everything I dreamed it would be! Thank you for arranging this
tour and including all the things I wanted to see!
Hill – Egypt - January 2005
trip went fine. You have an excellent representative in Hurghada.
had a couple of problems which he handled in first-rate fashion.
FYI - Things at the Jasmine Village were perfectly okay, although I
consider it more a 3- than a 4-star place. That's not intended as
sort of complaint. You didn't sell it, it's where I wanted to be
own personal reasons. It's an old facility and somewhat
said, they seem to do a good job of keeping it clean and the
are generally very accommodating.
Egypt - January 2005
went with a to z, am back it was great.
Egypt - January 2005
To all you wonderful
people: The McCoy's and Liljeqvist's had such a great time
in Egypt and appreciate all that you did for us. It was most
to print up some business cards from the one I gave to the guide.
time you need to have enthusiastic referrals -- let us know - Thanks
Mortimer & Barbara
Pietreniuk – Egypt - January 2005
The trip was splendid! I would heartily
recommend the Kasir Abrim to anyone!
The boat and therein was above expectation and good value; I imagine
”quibbles” I might have was not getting the original dates, over New
Jarnes Party of 3 - Africa and US to Egypt -
January 2005 Becky and
Jennie returned to Chad, Africa, where they are serving as missionary
They had a wonderful time in Egypt and enjoyed every minute of it. They
very happy with their guide. He was very helpful and knowledgeable. I
would be happy to write something for your web site about their time in
(if you want/need it). Jesse has been back to work in Coeur d’Alene,
since the 14th. He really enjoyed it too and hated to leave
they had just arrived at the Red Sea. By the way, the girls were able
dive there at the Red Sea and really enjoyed that. Becky already talks
going back there next fall! We’ll see! Thanks for all your help. We
highly recommend your tour company.
Halloran - Egypt - January 2005
Yes - overall I enjoyed our trip. Our guide was very good
ineverything. I realize that part of his job is to steet us
toward people that want to sell us stuff but sometimes it made us a
little uncomfortable since most of the time we had no plan to
buy, carpeting for example. Also he could have given just a
little more information as we drove along, about which buildings we
were seeing OR what kind of crops were growing in the area, etc.
Bus trip from Luxor to Hurghada definately was an experience - and took
a long time. Maybe your pre-trip info should mention all the
armed police and army that we saw everywhere and the reason/rationale
for all of this. I really did enjoy Egypt - it's a
wonderful country with wonderful people. And thanks for the help
you gave me in getting my itinerary together.
& Joan Dillon – Egypt - December 2004
Thank you Avril!A-Z did a great job
for us in difficult times.We may well
use A-Z again if you go where we go. Happy Holidays to all.
Sandberg - Egypt - December 2004
I would say the trip was a great success. We both really enjoyed
ourselves and were warmly received by your staff and Egyptians in
general. It was a wonderful place.
The trip on the whole was wonderful and I am very glad we took
it. Our interaction with the two guides was terrific.
Pick-ups and drop offs really went very well. The cruise on teh
Nile was great fun. Our guide was chnaged without notice, but the
new one was so wonderful that I can't complain.
I am so glad we ended in Hurghada. What a wonderful resort you
had for us! It was truly a fitting ending for our stay in
egypt. Our trip back to Cairo was uneventful. I was so
happy to see your agent at the end of out bus trip waiting for us (I
always worried but needn't have) I am not used to people waiting
for me. The flight to Tel Aviv was again uneventful. I
haven't been to Jerusalem since 1975 and it was quite changed. My
husband delivered his talk at the hospital and we met the staff and
celeatged the last night of Chanukak with one of his colleagues.
The vast majority of Egyptians we met were wondeful - friendly and
warm. We talked about everything with them - politics, religion
and the war in Iraq. I think it would be a great destination for
many Americans that are very fearful of right now. I have now
created a very nice PowerPoint show that our family has seen. Again
thanks for everything. We may go back someday and see
everything that we missed. ***************************
Manoj Jain – Egypt -
The Trip was great and we were happy with
the whole Trip and its organization.
The guide was very helpful and a very good guide. Overall all the
associated with the tour organization in Egypt were very friendly and
Peter Igbodudu –
girlfriend and i had a nice time. we are more than grateful for
yourworkers in Egypt give us the best
trip. I'm looking forward to do business with u future thank u.