Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Cairo Egypt by Tour Guide Tarek K. (Guide #889)


Vladimir Pereira Brenes

Cartago, Costa Rica
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Tour: #415597, Cairo Photography Tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Apr 12/18

Nice tour! I told Tarek I wanted to see modern Cairo because I had already visited ancient attractions. He guided me through Muslim market with beautiful architecture, explaining and telling history and culture, then to downtown. I could experience real Cairo: real people on a real place.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Vladimir, Thank you so much for the great feedback, Appreciated so much, I'm glad to know that you enjoyed my recommendations I hope that you really enjoyed a part of hidden Egypt and real Egypt. I hope that I will see you again. Best regards Tarek.k

Jennifer Molloy

United States
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Tour: #292977, Two Days Tour Package Of The Must See In Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Apr 5/18

Tarek was very knowledgeable and informative about all of the Cairo sites we wanted to see and he added a very special tour of the Garbage City & the Cave church. This was the best part of the tour and I recommend it to be a integral part of tourist destinations. Prepare well & thanks for a wonderful experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer, Thank you for your feedback, I hope that you had a good time with me in Cairo and you really enjoyed the sights that I recommended. I hope that I will see you and your family again, Thank you Tarek.k

Michael Pierson

Ypailanti, MI, United States
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Tour: #47474, Alexandria Private Day Trip From Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Mar 19/18

I really enjoyed the day. The guide was friendly and professional. If you have a free day in Cairo this guide and or tour would both be good choices.

Michael Pierson

Ypailanti, MI, United States
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Tour: #35589, Day Tour To Sakkara, Dahshure And Memphis, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Mar 18/18

If you are looking to something a bit away from the normal tourist stops this tour could be for you. It gives you a chance to see the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid neither of which seem to be heavily visited by the kind of crowds you see at the other sites. Tarek is very personable and goes out of his way to please. I highly recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Michael What a great feedback realy appreciated Thank you for the time to write and evaluate me, I hope that you really enjoyed and felt safe and you back home safely, Please pass my greetings to your wife and I hope your cats are better now. Have a wonderful day Best Regards Tarek.k

Michael Pierson

Ypailanti, MI, United States
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Tour: #47488, Pyramids and Egyptian museum private day tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Mar 17/18

I really enjoyed this tour. Tarek was personable and very knowledgeable. He made every effort to please and seemed eager to share the sites with us. The tour was well paced and I would strongly recommend it to anyone wishing to see the "must see" sites of Cairo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr. Michael Thank you for every single moment you spent to write such a great feedback about me I miss all of you and I hope that I will see you again. Warm regards Tarek.k

Mitchell McBride

United States
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Tour: #47488, Pyramids and Egyptian museum private day tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Mar 9/18

Tarek leaves one wondering what else one could possibly want from a tour guide. Not only does he make sure you see all the essential places, he can rapidly modify the itinerary to fit your specific preferences. He is the ideal tour guide and makes you feel as if you were an Egyptian local. You won't be sorry with him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mitchell, Thank you so much for your great words about me , I really enjoyed with you as well, I will look forward to see you again, Egypt still have much more to see and don't forget to tell your friends about your experience in Egypt. Regards Tarek.k

Ellen Moore

United States
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Tour: #170076, Cairo Three Private Day Tours Package, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Feb 26/18

Tarek was an excellent guide! He was so sincere and caring that I feel we have made a friend. We had an aggressive agenda, but with his skills we saw everything we wanted and more. I was interested in an additional place; he changed things so we could include it without eliminating anything. His English is very good, and his passion for his country is infectious. We had a cross-section of the archeological, historic, and religious sites that gave us a good perspective of Cairo. Wonderful tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ellen Thank you so much for your great feedback and for the time you spent to write your highly appreciated words, You really made my day. It's a great pleasure for me to have such a lovely friends like you. See you again soon !. Regards Tarek.k

Elena Kosiborod

United States
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Tour: #47488, Pyramids and Egyptian museum private day tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Feb 8/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elena Thank you for the 5 stars rating ! I hope you and the family are fine. Regards Tarek.k

James M.

United States
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Tour: #155694, Full-Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Memphis & Saqqara, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Jan 20/18

Tarek does a nice job and can certainly see to it that requests are fulfilled to the best of his ability. He effortlessly provided access to all the places I wanted to cram into a very short visit to Cairo, and threw in some local, off the beaten path type places that let me see the real Cairo. Only thing that could have been better was better communication on a segment of arranged travel, but it was certainly not anything major enough to give him any less than 5 stars.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr. James Thank you so much for your great feedback about me, I hope that you really enjoyed Egypt and I'm looking forward to see you again, Warm regards Tarek.k

Jack Newell

United States
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Tour: #170076, Cairo Three Private Day Tours Package, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Jan 9/18

What an amazing experience! Tarek was an awesome guide. From the moment we connected with him at the airport in Cairo, he took care of us - from suggesting some of the most locally authentic (and delicious foods), to engaging in conversation about everything from politics, culture, religion and life in Cairo, to guiding us through the top sights (pyramids, Sphinx, Old Cairo, a popular market, Egyptian Museum and more) - Tarek was outstanding. Friendly, funny, and incredibly knowledgeable. A+++++!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really thank you so much my great friends and no words will be enough to express my appreciation for your wonderful feedback, can't wait to have you back.

Petra Voegele

Germany
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Tour: #62539, Old Islamic Cairo private day tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Dec 25/17

We, a german group with six persons, had a tour with Tarek through the Islamic Cairo. His English pronunciation was good understandable. He took care not only for the visit in Cairo, but also for our safe and punctual transfer to the airport, which was not included in the regular programm. He was flexibel and could react on all our wishes. We can recommend him for your local guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great feedback It was a great pleasure for me to welcome you in Egypt , my regards for all the group.

Sue Ibrahim

Malaysia
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Tour: #170076, Cairo Three Private Day Tours Package, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Nov 30/17

Tarek's professional and extremely knowledgeable character coupled with his sunny disposition made my first visit to Egypt a most pleasant and certainly memorable one. He went over and above his call of duty to ensure my priorities, namely ancient Egypt, are covered and then more. He is a very kind person and will certainly be highly recommended to all who seek a relaxing, informative and fun experience of discovering Egypt.

Roger Clairmont

United States
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Tour: Full day tour to Giza Pyramids and the National Museum, Cairo, Egypt
Date: Oct 26/17

Tarek is an excellent tour guide. He was very responsive as we planned the tour. This was our first trip to Egypt and Tarek was the perfect guide for us. He's extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his city. We got to see the major sights as well as experience some of the local flavor of Cairo. We'd highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr Roger I'm so glad to hear back from you I miss all of you and I hope that you had a great ocean cruise holiday please pass my regards to everyone and tell your friends that Egypt is safe to visit , I I hope that I will see you again Egypt still have a lot to see. thank you for the great feedback. See you again Regards Tarek

Susan Deschamps

United Kingdom
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Tour: #292977, Two Days Tour Package Of The Must See In Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Oct 14/17

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday to Egypt and wanted to say a big thankyou to ToursByLocals and your guide in Cairo, Tarek K, for an amazing two days. Tarek took us to all the places we wanted to visit, and was so informative.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs.Susan Thank you for the perfect rating and the great words! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit in Egypt with me! I miss everyone of you and I had a wonderful time with you too, I hope that I will see you again soon. Regards Tarek.k

Wolfgang Pordzik

Potomac, MD, United States
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Tour: #47488, Pyramids and Egyptian museum private day tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Oct 8/17

William Reiter

United States
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Tour: #58995, Coptic Cairo Private Guided Tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Oct 1/17

Tarek was a most excellent guide and companion for the day. We were able to visit Coptic Cairo as planned and also had time to see Old Cairo. He was very knowledgeable about the places we visited, as expected, and was also good company when discussing social, political and religious aspects of modern Egypt. When traveling, besides seeing art and monuments, I very much look forward to learning about current affairs. He well-deserves the 5 star rating I gave him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. William I would like to thank you so much for your great feedback It was such a pleasure for me to meet and assist you exploring a part of coptic and Old Cairo , I would like to thank you so much too for shoosing me for a private tour out of your VIP group ment a lot to me ,, I will look forward to welcome you again to your second home country Egypt. Thank you Tarek

Jan Bowling

United States
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Tour: #292977, Two Days Tour Package Of The Must See In Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: May 18/17

Tarek absolutely made our trip to Cairo! He totally dedicated 2 days to us and opened our eyes to the beauty, the history, and the warmth of the Egyptian people. He answered all our questions and we felt we could ask him anything. Our family and friends had real concerns about our safety but we never felt unsafe the whole time we were there and Tarek took us everywhere. All the people we had contact with through Tarek were honest, sincere and had our best interest at heart. Best guide and friend ever!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jan, I would like to thank you so much for your greet feedback really appreciated!, I miss everyone of you and I can't wait to have you back. my warm regards for all Tarek.k

Ankeet Patel

United States
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Tour: #47474, Alexandria Private Day Trip From Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Apr 15/17

Tarek was knowledgable and flexible to change plans to maximize activities during our short visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ankeet for the great feedback I really enjoyed with you and I look forward to see you again with your family and friends. have a wonderful day

Ankeet Patel

United States
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Tour: #155694, Full-Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Memphis & Saqqara, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Apr 14/17

Tarek was a great guide - he was knowledgeable and made plans for us to maximize attractions we could see during our short visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ankeet Thank you for giving me a perfect rating, I appreciate your positive feedback about my services, and Thank you for taking the time to review I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tours with me and I hope that I will have you back to show you other beautiful parts in Egypt. best regards Tarek.K

Craig Recatto

United States
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Tour: #292977, Two Days Tour Package Of The Must See In Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Apr 11/17

What a wonderful time! Tarek is an extremely knowledgeable Egyptologist who always was on time and knew the right people to get the best deals on everything. The camel ride around the pyramids is a once in a lifetime trip and Tarek made it come alive! I highly recommend Tarek K. for any tour in Egypt. Prompt, knowledgeable and courteous. Definitely take a private tour with Tarek versus an impersonal bus tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Crag! It was really such a great honor for me to meet you and assist you in Cairo , I feel so happy hearing your great feedback about me and my services it's highly appreciated, I will look forward to see you again, Have a wonderful day and my regards to Erik as well, Thank you, Best Regards Tarek.k

Alastair Bonnett

United Kingdom
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Tour: #58995, mansheyet-naser & city of the dead tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Mar 25/17

Tarek was an excellent and very reliable guide, who provided a bespoke and unique tour for me. Tarek is very friendly and easy to talk to and has lots of contacts to ease your way around the city. It was a great experience: thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Profisor. Alastair It was a great pleasure for me to meet and assist you in Egypt showing you a unique and special off map places according to your inquires, it was also very interesting for me, Thank you so much for your great feedback about me it's really appreciated, I will look forward to see you again with your family and friends. Best wishes for the new book that I will be mentioned in �� Thank you Regards Tarek.k

Chris White

United States
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Tour: #169067, Egyptian museum, Citadel & Nile felucca day tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Jan 1/17

I had always wanted to visit Egypt. So glad I did. My first piece of advice to anyone who might be interested is GO! You'll not regret it. My second is to use Tarek as your guide! He was a blast! Not only was he incredibly knowledgable about Egyptian history, he was a welcoming ambassador and knew some great places to go. He was so much fun to spend time with and the day felt like traveling with a close friend -- he's so much more than just a great tour guide. When we go back, he'll be our first call.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Chris, I'm so happy to hear that from you, I really hope that you had a wonderful time with me in Egypt, Thank you so.much for you recommendation and your great feedback about my service, I would like to tell you that it's such an honor for me to meet and welcome such a great people like you, Samd here for me you bacome a close friends of me and I hope to see you again and again. Pass my hellos to Chris the second and have a wonderful day. Thank you Regards Tarek.k

Peter Stanley

United States
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Tour: #47488, Pyramids and Egyptian museum private day tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Dec 30/16

Tarek was very kind, informative, and attentive to our hopes and dreams for our tour. We asked if he could help arrange a camel ride and he arranged a better-than-we-ever-dreamed of camel experience around the pyramids. We would highly recommend him to friends travelling to Cairo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Peter I'm so happy to hear back from you, I miss all of you and I hope that you really had a great amazing experience in Egypt with me, please pass my hellos to all the family, and tell the girls if they need any information about Ancient Egypt to get in touch with me. I hope that I will see you again soon. Thank you so much for your great feedback. Regards, Tarek.k

Michael Zogala

Canada
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Tour: #47488, layover trip of the Pyramids and Egyptian museum, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Nov 21/15

This tour completely surpassed all my expectations! Tarek clearly has pride in his homeland and his tour reflected it in every way! Tarek waited patiently for me at the airport despite a plane delay. My camel ride around the Giza pyramids was breathtaking, and felt very personalized. I laughed a lot, and learned more than I expected to. I can't wait to come back to Egypt and when I do I'll hire Tarek to show me around. 5 out of 5!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really can't express my happiness for reading this nice review about me I would like to thank you so much Michael for visiting Egypt challenging the media news regarding the safety in Egypt. It was such a honor for me to meet you Michael, I will wait to have you back in Egypt. Best regardes Tarek

Robert Greene

United States
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Tour: Cairo 4 days tour package, Cairo, Egypt
Date: Nov 15/15

Tarek K did an excellent job. His English is excellent. His knowledge of the subject/s is beyond belief. We always felt safe. He went beyond our expectations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wohoo another Amazing review about me from my dear Robert I miss you and Ellen so much I wont forget your Invitation to my wedding, peace and love for you and your family. Warmest regards Tarek.k

Robert Greene

United States
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Tour: 3 Day tours in Sharm el sheikh, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
Date: Nov 10/15

Takek K did a fantastic job of supplying area guides (2) because of a personal time conflict. He called us everyday to ask about our thoughts. These guides knew their stuff and could explain it to us more than adequately.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Robert for your great feedback about my services I hope that you will tell your family and friends about the beautiful places that you enjoyed I will wait to have you again with your family. Warm regards Tarek.k

Michael Slomak

United States
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Tour: Cairo day tour from Alexandria port & return, Alexandria, Egypt
Date: Nov 1/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Michael

Brad Wiewel

United States
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Tour: #47488, Pyramids and Egyptian museum private day tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Jul 31/15

Tarek and our driver did a masterful job of showing us the Egyptian Museum and the Pyramids! The restaurant they selected for us was also wonderful. We requested to see a Coptic Christian church and that was also a highlight.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr. Brad Thank you so much for your nice review about me and the driver, It was such a pleasure for us to welcome you and to show you some of the ancient Egyptian civilization. Please pass my regards for your sweet family. I'm looking forward to seeing you again so see you sOoOoOon. Thank you Tarek.k

Sergio Menendez

Brazil
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Tour: #97141, Luxor full day private trip from safaga, Safaga, Egypt    view tour
Date: Nov 20/13

Again we had a wonderful experience Tarek had a company from Luxor pick us up in saphaga A drove us to Luxor and surroundings everything was excellent, food was very good and the facilities were clean and the people were friendly. I highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dr. Sergio, Warm greeting from Egypt, Thank you so much for taking your time to write your very nice feedback about my service, I hope that I will have you back again soon, Kind regards Tarek.k

Sergio Menendez

Brazil
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Tour: #84091, Private Bedouin Safari Trip from Sharm el sheikh, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt    view tour
Date: Nov 18/13

This was a truly excellent experience, Tarek was a superb host and Egypt was a very hospitable country. Tarek went all the way to the top of gebel mousa (mount Sinai) which is a all night affair To reach the top in the morning. I highly recommend visiting Egypt with Tarek he will take care of everything meet you at the airport and make you have a worry free visit to this very interesting country.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dr. Sergio Thank you again for your great feedback, It was really such a pleasure for me to be your private Tour guide during the trip and during your stay in Sharm el sheikh, I really can't wait to have you back soon, Kindly pass my regards for all the family, your feed back is highly appreciated, Warm regards from the red sea shores. Tarek.k

Sean Verigin

Canada
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Tour: #170076, Mr Sean private 3 days tour of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Jan 27/13

Tarek is exceptionally kind & knowledgeable. His enthusiasm & humour brought a welcome feeling of ease & comfort during our trip to Cairo. We were there during the revolutionary protests. He always went above & beyond to get us access to unimaginable places. We went into the tent city in Tahrir Square. For travelers young & old, he offers a refreshing combination of ease and familiarity - the comforting feeling of wandering backstreets with an old friend. Tarek is more than a tour guide, he's a friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sean for your very positive review and your great feedback about me, I'm so happy to hear that from you, I hope that I will have you back soon in Egypt.

Nasrin Kharsany

South Africa
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Tour: One day private trip Of Alexandria from Alexandria port, Alexandria, Egypt
Date: Dec 26/12

The tour of Alexandria with Tarek was fantastic.My husband and I had a one day private tour of Alexandria on 26 December 2012 and it exceeded our expectations.As a tour guide, Tarek was professional, pleasant and extremely knowledgeable about Egyptian history.Best of all, he is very passionate about Egypt and Alexandria and its history and his enthusiasm infected us too. He really made our trip to Alexandria worthwhile. We can highly recommend Tarek for tours in Alexandria and Egypt! Nasrin, South Africa

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nasrin, Thank you very much for your beautiful feed back I am very glad to learn that you enjoyed your tour with me I really can't wait to have you back to your second home Egypt, please pass my regards to Mohamed, see you soon. Best regards Tarek

Nurul Nahar Latif

Malaysia
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Tour: #170076, 3 days private tour of Alexandria and Cairo, Alexandria, Egypt    view tour
Date: Nov 29/12

One of the best tour in all our travels. Tarek was courteous, professional & excellent with his very extensive historical knowledge. Best was he took us to a local egyptian restaurant on our last day & introduced us to a dish called koshary? an egyptian dish of rice, chickpeas, lentils & macaroni topped with tomato sauce. We definitely had a great time & would highly recommend him to our friends. Thanks so much Tarek & we definitely miss u

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nurul, Thank you very much for having taken the time to write a review. As I'm always trying to do my utmost for my guests’ satisfaction and to keep up my service standards your very positive feedback,especially referring the Egyptian local restaurant of the last day is highly appreciated. I'm always so Happy to be able to communicate my Happiness to my guest. I do hope that you will be back soon so that I may spoil you a bit more ! Kind regards from Egypt, Tarek K.

Catherine Grant

United States
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Tour: One day private trip Of Alexandria from Alexandria port, Alexandria, Egypt
Date: Nov 7/12

We didn't do eveything listed, but all my priorities were accomplished. Traffic congestion in Alexandria is severe and that can slow things down, so one should review priorities at the outset. Tarek is very knowledgable, speaks/understands English well--although due to accent sometimes had to clarify statements at my request, & has an agreeable sense of humor. By senior citizen, solo, from cruise ship

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Cathrine, I would like to express my appreciation and thanks for writing your very nice, review about your trip in Alexandria, It’s of real delight for me that I could provide you with what you wanted Thank you very much for your lovely feedback,I do hope you are able to find the time to come back again and enjoy. Warmest regards Tarek

Gordon Wells

United States
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Tour: Quick trip from Alexandria to Cairo, Alexandria, Egypt
Date: Nov 28/10

Our guide, Tarek, did everything possible to make the trip a success. He was very informative and spoke acceptable English. Beacuse of unusually heavy traffic, the trip took longer than expected. We did not get to see the inside of the pyramids in Cairo because of the late time but he personally arranged for us to see the pyramid light show at night instead. We would suggest he dress slightly better for appearance and that he would wait until all were present to begin discussion so everyone could hear.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Wells, First of all, let me thank you very much for taking the time to write your feedback. I appreciate your positive suggestions about improvement and I will take them to heart. I want to tell you that I can't wait to have you back to our own tradition of warm hospitality. Kindly accept my warmest regards from the Mediterranean sea shores. Your Guide, Tarek K.