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Allan, what kind of suggestion are you looking for? We need a little guidance here.

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First suggestion is to remove your email address from your post. Otherwise you will be bombarded with unwanted spam. Egypt is very challenging to do on your own, it's best to either sign up with a tour or hire a private guide. You can do both when you arrive in country...you hotel can arrange it for you.

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I travelled to Egypt on my own three years ago. The hotel in Cairo organized a driver for me to get to Giza one day and Saqqara the next day, the other two days I spent on my own in Cairo. My travel agent organized my overnight train ticket to Aswan, which I picked up from a Cairo agent. I travelled on my own to Aswan

In Aswan, I took a cruise to Luxor, arranged before I left. On the cruise, they took us to various places.

So my trip was a mix of independent travel and tour. I had time on my own in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan.

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When we were in Egypt a few years ago it was as participants in a conference of City & Regional Planners, so most arrangements were made for us. However, our hotel helped us find a driver-guide on 2 occasions when we wanted to tour a bit on our own. We went one day to the Necropolis and our driver found a family who permitted us to enter their tomb/home, which was absolutely fascinating.

The other congress arrangements for field trips were made by the Thomas Cooke tour people and they did a splendid job. All train tickets, bus trip to Alexandria, Nile cruise plans, etc., etc., were looked after professionally and pleasantly. No doubt there are other companies who would do as well, but I only know about Thomas Cooke from personal experience.