I participated in the GCT Egypt tour (w/Jordan pre-trip) 4 years ago - my lifelong dream destination. I was a little worried I'd be disappointed, since I had anticipated visiting Egypt for many years - however, my expectations were far exceeded to the nth degree! I'm so sad to see what's happening right now...the Egyptian people were so warm & welcoming while I was there, and their ancient culture & history can't be matched throughout the world. I'm praying every day that this conflict can be brought to a peaceful end.
One of the important reasons I choose to travel with GCT/OAT is the fact they have 'local' offices in all the countries they have tours, & use 'local' guides. Who better to know & understand their own country, it's history, it's government, it's people? Because of that, GCT/OAT is always very aware of what's 'really' occurring (not through the news media!), & takes all precautions to ensure their travelers are safe. I almost always travel as a 'single' woman, and have no qualms about putting my trust & personal safety in their capable hands. (p.s. No...I do NOT work for GCT/OAT! I work in the I.T. dept. of our local hospital, & am an passionate traveler dedicated to learning more about the wonderful variety of peoples & cultures on our wonderful planet Earth)
Please don't let what's happening now discourage you from visiting this interesting country in the future - you'll be amazed, stunned, astounded, & left speechless by the ancient archeological sites and the pharonic history of this ancient civilization. My visit to Egypt (and Jordan, to see Petra) is still my all-time favorite of all the countries I've visited during my lifetime.