Reviewer: Trevor James
We booked this tour for when our cruise ship stopped at Safaga. As soon as the ship docked we were met by our guide, Peter, and a driver who brought us to a waiting minibus (this was our only complaint - the seats weren't very comfortable). We first visited Karnak temple and spent most of the morning exploring there. Then we travelled into Luxor where we had lunch. While we had lunch our driver took the minibus to the far side of the Nile so that when we finished lunch we walked to the Nile and a boat was arranged for us to cross. On then to a photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon, and thence to the Valley of Kings. Apparently guides are not allowed into the tombs but Peter prepared us before entering as to what we should look out for. From there we went to the Temple of Hatshepsut where Peter recounted tales of political intrigue in Ancient Egypt, with the aid of the wall paintings. It was a hot and tiring day but very worthwhile and we both really enjoyed it. Thank you Peter.