Giza:The Home of the Great Pyramids – All You Need to Know in 2019

Just on the outskirts of Cairo is the evocatively named Giza Plateau, and on our Pyramids day tours you’ll visit some of the world’s most famous and iconic of all ancient monuments. There are few countries in the world that stir the fires of imagination in travelers as much as Egypt, and a visit to the sites across the plateau at Giza is to step back through thousands of years of history and culture.

Ancient Egyptian Sphinx with the Great Pyramid in Giza

Ancient Egyptian Sphinx with the Great Pyramid in Giza

The Original Wonder of The World

Rising impossibly high and proud from the sands of the Sahara desert is the oldest and most iconic of all mankind’s ancient wonders, the Great Pyramid of Giza, also known as the Pyramid of Cheops or Khufu.

At a mind blowing 4,500 years old, and reaching almost 450feet (145m) to the ancient heavens of the pharaohs. The Great Pyramid inspires awe in anyone lucky enough to witness the genius of ancient Egyptian ingenuity and their mastery of engineering.

The equally massive adjacent pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure only add to the wonderment, and combined with the innate magic and mystery that surrounds the magnificent structures, with their mysterious tombs and chambers that refuse to give up their secrets, the pyramids are the very epitome of adventure.

Light of the sun in the sky over the Great Pyramids of Giza.

Light of the sun in the sky over the Great Pyramids of Giza.

The Sphinx: Man and Beast

Hewn directly from the very bedrock of Egypt herself, the mighty Sphinx is an icon of the ancient world. With the head of a man and the body of a lion, the mythical Sphinx has been wowing visitors for thousands of years as a symbol of strength, power and wisdom.

At 240 feet (74m) in length, the Sphinx is imposing, and while nobody knows for sure who built the Sphinx and why, the elegant sculpture’s lasting mystery is the very reason it remains so enigmatic.

Memphis Minus Elvis

Many tourists bypass it, but on one of our many Egypt private tours you’ll visit the original Memphis, and even without Elvis Presley strutting his stuff, the ancient capital of Egypt resonates with history.

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1970, the Memphis Archaeological Zone contains many treasures, and offers visitors an evocative glimpse into both the greatness of ancient Egypt and its transition into modern rural life.

The administrative and religious center of Egypt, cosmopolitan ancient Memphis was probably one of the largest and most important cities in the ancient world. In Memphis you will enjoy seeing the status of the Great Ramesses II. Ramesses II or the husband of Nefertari was one of the most famous kings in ancient Egypt who built Abu Simbel temple south of Aswan plus parts in Luxor temple and Karnak temple in the city of Luxor in Upper Egypt.

Giza, Sakarra, and Memphis Monuments

Giza, Sakarra, and Memphis Monuments

Why Choose Osiris Tours?

In Egyptian mythology, Osiris was considered king of the Gods, and while we ourselves are not kings, on our Egypt luxury tours our aim is to treat you like kings and queens. With the comfort of your own driver and our experienced, passionate guides, we are able to show you things you might otherwise miss, and we will personalize your trip to do so at your own speed.

Saqqara: Older Than Old

If you thought The Great Pyramids of Giza were the oldest, think again. That title goes to King Joser’s step pyramid at Saqqara, built in Egypt’s Third Dynasty in approximately 2630 B.C. The enigmatic crumbling pyramid is still surrounded by a complex of courtyards, temples and shrines, where Djoser would enjoy his afterlife, and even though they are somewhat in ruins, it is easy to imagine their former magnificence, fit for an early Egyptian king.


A camel waits patiently in the foreground atop a hill overlooking all three of the Great pyramids of Giza

A camel waits patiently in the foreground atop a hill overlooking all three of the Great pyramids of Giza

Testimonials From Happy Travelers

My husband and I just got back from a 10 day trip in Egypt with Osiris Tours and had a fantastic time. We were looking for a custom, private tour and are so grateful that we found Osiris Tours. All company staff was incredibly professional, friendly, punctual and knowledgeable


Washington D.C.

I found Osiris on TripAdvisor after looking at another company with mixed success. 
I am so glad I found this priceless gem of a tour! I'm fairly well traveled but Egypt was like nowhere I've ever been.

Erik R.

Geneva, Switzerland

Our group 12 friends had high expectations for this trip -- a trip of a lifetime. Our expectations were met and exceeded! Starting in the Cairo airport, Osiris representatives took care of all visas and brought us to our hotel where we met our guide for our journey. We can't say enough wonderful things about our guide.


Concord, New Hampshire

We had an amazing trip to Egypt. It was even more amazing than I had envisioned. The tombs and temples in Luxor were unbelievable. It wouldn’t have been nearly as fabulous without Sam our tour guide who was with us from start to finish.


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