I had high expectations that Egypt would deliver and it did. Exodus facilitated this.
- What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
There were so many:
The Cairo museum
Abu Simbel (That should be included in the trip. The whole group went there although it was optional (and a bit pricey).
The Pyramids, The Tombs
The Nile cruise, although not inspirational, was wonderful.
- What did you think of your group leader?
George was one of the best I'd ever had the pleasure of being 'led' by. He's an Egyptologist from Egypt and speaks English fluently. He's well organised, knowledgeable, fair (but firm when he needs to be), witty and amusing. And a mine of information. We were in very good hands.
- Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
The train is comfy but basic and the food served on it OK.
Be prepared for the lack of booze on the train however and difficulty in getting it outside of hotels/boats.
Booze is relatively expensive when you can get it. Bring some Duty Free!
Optional extras like Balloon rides/Abu Simbel flight/extra Tomb visits can add a considerable amount to holiday expenses. I think Exodus should make this more obvious in publicity.
- Is there anything else you would like to add?
The hotel in Giza offers a great view of the pyramids but it's too far outside the city to give tourists a feel for Cairo.
Egyptian food's pretty bland considering the variety of spices available in the bazaars. The food on the cruise ship is fantastic however, especially the curries.
I was hoping to find Egyptian cotton for sale but found it once only, in the airport, as we were leaving. The choice then was limited and pricey.