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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who are we?

GAT Tours is one of the leading travel organizations and destination management companies in Egypt, established in 1980. GAT Tours has proven a track record of providing the most professional travel services quality in Egypt. We are member of many international organizations like IATA, ASTA, E.T.A.A and we are being approved by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism under license number 265 since 1980 with vary of branches cover the most major touristic cities all over Egypt such as, Cairo (The Main Office), Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Luxor, North Sinai & suppliers all over the world.

Where are we located?

GAT Tours is a local travel agency based in Egypt. We have many offices cover the most major touristic cities all over the country such as Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh, El Arish, Hurghada, Luxor and Menouf. Our main office in Cairo is located at 5 Mohamed Ibrahim St. off Nawal St. – Dokki, Giza, Egypt.

How does the planning process work?

You will work closely with one of our travel specialists to design the trip of your dreams. Our travel specialists are experts and have traveled extensively to stay up to date on our destinations, and they will offer plenty of advice and suggestions to make sure your trip is exactly right. They are passionate about travel and are dedicated to making sure that your travel experience exceeds your expectations. To give you the best possible trip, however, they must be aware of what you want, it is best to be as clear and honest as possible, so that they have all the information they need to plan the right itinerary. As in any relationship, communication is key: do not be afraid to ask questions and voice concerns or desires.

Can the readymade packages on your website be altered?

Our published tour packages are intended to serve as a “starting point” for the trip you ultimately end up taking. These suggested itineraries are based on our own expertise and destination experience. While it’s fine to decide to take a trip exactly as it appears on our website, most people prefer to work with one of our travel experts to create an itinerary that meets their schedule, interests, and budget. Our staff is dedicated to working with you to ensure that the final itinerary is exactly what you want.

What are the departure dates for the tours on the website?

There are no set departure dates for GAT Tours trips because every tour is private, which means that you can depart on whatever day you wish. With very rare exception, every single trip on our website can depart on any day of the year.

Does GAT Tours can arrange tours for Incentive?

We offer complete meeting and conference services for any size group, and our staff will provide fun and unique programs guaranteed to impress your customers. GAT Tours has been doing business for over 30 years in the tourism industry. Out friendliness and expertise will make your experience with us as enjoyable as possible. To arrange an event, you usually pay multiple deposits with numerous suppliers; this is turn costs you thousands of dollars for many months in advance. With GAT Tours, you pay only one deposit to have all your arrangements booked and confirmed and we’ll have one reasonable and easy payment schedule for your whole plan made for you.

Does GAT Tours arrange tours for 50 plus travelers?

GAT Tours is one of Egypt’s pioneer tour and travel companies to design special tours for 50-and-above travelers. With our 34 years of experience, we offer active, off-the-beaten-path, small group adventures by land, river and sea, all over the world. Our journey’s focus on adventure, culture, exploration and nature. Your adventure starts with GAT Tours. With the help of our thoroughly professional group leaders and guides, you’ll see and enjoy your selected destination the way you want, at your own pace. When our travel consultants arrange tours for senior travelers, they carefully evaluate every hotel, tour and meal to make sure it fits their needs and expectations. We are here for your peace of mind, always make sure things run smooth and comfortable.When you decide to choose GAT Tours, then you are deciding to have the best experience, special care and friendly manner for your senior travelers.

Is international airfare included in the cost on the website?

International airfare is not included in the cost on the website, but we do have an Aviation Department should you like assistance booking international airfare.

What is included in the tour?

Our tours usually include all services from the moment your plane arrives at your chosen destination, where our representatives will be awaiting your arrival. All transfers, private touring, professional tour guides, regional flights and accommodation are arranged. We generally arrange some, but not all, meals on the trip.

Why are all meals not included in the trip?

We understand that local cuisine is an important component of a trip. Everybody has different tastes and we have found that our clients enjoy the spontaneity of discovering restaurants on their own. As a result, we intentionally do not include all meals in the itinerary. We will usually include breakfast on most days and occasional lunches and dinners. Your final itinerary will indicate which meals are included on your customized tour. We always provide a list of restaurant recommendations in your destination, so you do have some guidance (if you want it) for where to take your meals, and we can make restaurant reservations ahead of time at your request. In addition, your guide will be happy to recommend restaurants if you ask.

Will I have the same guide throughout my trip?

We use knowledgeable local guides who are residents of the area they are showing you. They are experts and can be trusted to give you the best experience possible. They know where to take you for the best view, which restaurants to recommend, and what time to visit a popular attraction to avoid the crowds. Because we use local guides, you will usually have a new guide for each city or region. Though your guide may change, the quality of the trip will be consistent, and you can count on the guides to always be friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. Guides are pleased to answer any and all questions – in fact, our guides frequently tell us that GAT Tours clients are their favorites, because our clients are curious travelers that truly enjoy learning about new cultures!

Does GAT Tours work with travel agents?

GAT Tours is not a limited travel agency, which means we work with both direct clients as well as travel agents. If you have a relationship with a travel agent, please ask them to contact us for more information; if you do not have an existing relationship with a travel agent and prefer to work with us directly, call us to speak with one of our tour experts.

Do you arrange my visas?

We are happy to arrange the necessary visas for your travel, but it is sometimes more efficient or necessary for clients to arrange them on their own or they are issued upon arrival. Please talk to your tour operator and be sure you understand whether we will be obtaining your visa or if you are expected to obtain it on your own.