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lovelyday

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About lovelyday

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    Singer Island, FL
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    Oceania!
  1. We arrived in Egypt via cruise ship Oceania - Nautica November 2014. Samir greeted us immediately after docking. His communication is excellent. We typically book our own excursions and I wouldn't hesitate to book again with Real Egypt for your shore excursion. We had a reliable and excellent vehicle and driver. Samir is very educated and speaks excellent English. He is easy to understand and enjoyable to listen to. We were concerned about safety prior to arriving and never once did I feel like I was in danger. Samir knows the area well and you can be confident that safety isn't an issue. We only had one day in Cairo so we saw the Giza pyramids among many other sites. Samir is an Egyptologist and was able to take us to places where other tourists can't go. As an extra benefit Samir takes excellent pictures throughout the tour at no charge. He is the FIRST tour guide who has offered this to us and it is a great benefit! We have amazing pictures of us on camels in front of the pyramids. A once in a lifetime experience. This trip is breathtaking and exceptional. Right now is a GREAT time to visit Egypt. Few travelers are there so deals are good. A HUGE plus to booking with Samir is that he doesn't take you to the "shops". If you want to purchase something he helps you negotiate. The price was far better than the ship excursion and we had a significantly better custom tour! We only did the two of us but you could easily add two more couples for even better pricing. Booking with Real Egypt Tours and Samir Abbass is the ONLY way to go!!
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    Seeking Kuala Lumpur info

    Hi PaulaJK, I found this post of yours and was wondering who you used as a private driver? We are going to be there in Feb and would like to hire a car/guide. Also do you have any other recommendations for Vietnam? ...Vietnam: We hired a pvt driver/car/guide for Hue. We made stops at the beach and some factories along the way [our choices]...toured the 'town' and enjoyed a guide selected restaurant which overlooked the river for a wonderful lunch. On another day, we again went the pvt route to spend a day in the Mekong Delta. This involved lots of walking, a boat ride, oxen cart ride, some visits to families and small businesses, tea w. a musical performance and a very nice lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed both of these days touring and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
  3. We are looking for other couples to do tours/excursions with for the Hong Kong to Singapore Silversea Whisper cruise. We are in our early 40's, energetic and fun! In the past we have arranged our own excursions on cruises and have found that we end up with better priced and all around better trips. Let me know if you are interested in joining us! This should be an excellent cruise!
  4. Hello all...we are on this cruise and looking for others who would like to join us on tours. We did the Northern Baltic cruise this past May and loved having our own tours. I just booked with Seabourn so haven't started my research but we are looking for two to three other couples interested in private tours. My email is [EMAIL="travelsporter2@gmail.com"]travelsporter2@gmail.com[/EMAIL] if you are interested. We are excited about this trip! Also, anyone know if it is typically rough seas for this route? Don't like being seasick!
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