Guide in Egypt

This is subscriber only post.
Get one year of online-only access — only $15!
Below is a sample of the article.
Please login or subscribe to ITN to read the entire post.

My wife and I took an extended business trip to Cairo in October ’03. During our stay at the historic, downtown Windsor Hotel (al-Alfy Street, Cairo, Egypt — $54 for a double), which was the British Officers’ Quarters prior to the ’52 revolution, we met Samir Fayek (cell phone 011-20-12-399-5147 or e-mail samirfayek@hotmail.com).

Samir is an experienced guide who runs tours for small groups of four to six people on a half-day or full-day basis. He is extremely knowledgeable, speaks fluent English and knows how to navigate Cairo traffic expertly.

Samir took us to the City of the Dead in Cairo and to a historic mosque nearby, then to Giza for a visit to the Papyrus Museum, the Sphinx and the infamous pyramids. His fee was $12.50 per person for his all-day tour of Cairo.

Samir’s good cheer, his excellent sense of humor and, above all, his knowledge of Egyptian history all made for a memorable outing. I recommend him highly and would put myself in his capable hands without question on my next trip back.

STEVEN SCHLOSSSTEIN
Princeton, NJ

Please login or subscribe to ITN to read the entire post.

My wife and I took an extended business trip to Cairo in October ’03. During our stay at the historic, downtown Windsor Hotel (al-Alfy Street, Cairo, Egypt — $54 for a double), which was the British Officers’ Quarters prior to the ’52 revolution, we met Samir Fayek (cell phone 011-20-12-399-5147 or e-mail samirfayek@hotmail.com).

Samir is an experienced guide who runs tours for small groups of four to six people on a half-day or full-day basis. He is extremely knowledgeable, speaks fluent English and knows how to navigate Cairo traffic expertly.

Samir took us to the City of the Dead in Cairo and to a historic mosque nearby, then to Giza for a visit to the Papyrus Museum, the Sphinx and the infamous pyramids. His fee was $12.50 per person for his all-day tour of Cairo.

Samir’s good cheer, his excellent sense of humor and, above all, his knowledge of Egyptian history all made for a memorable outing. I recommend him highly and would put myself in his capable hands without question on my next trip back.

STEVEN SCHLOSSSTEIN
Princeton, NJ