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More than any other monument, the Pyramids of Giza symbolise the mystic appeal that Egypt has exerted over travellers for so many millennia.

The instantly recognised tableau of the Great Pyramid of Cheops, the Pyramid of Chephren, and the smaller, flanking Pyramid of Mycerinus dominates the Giza skyline, sitting on the fringes of the ever-expanding city, facing urban streets to the north and east, and staring south and west over the endless desert sands.

The Sphinx

Sentinel to the pyramids, the Sphinx sits in enigmatic splendour, nursing a beard trimmed by Mamluke and Napoleonic target practice.

Around Giza

Giza Pyramids, EgyptBeyond Giza lie the pyramid fields of Saqqara and Dahshur where the development of pyramid building can be traced through early attempts at their construction, and the ancient city of Memphis, the first capital of a unified Egypt.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Giza

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Giza, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Our expert guides to exploring Giza

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Giza, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Giza at its best.

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      Past civilisations of Ancient Egypt

      Past civilisations of Ancient Egypt

      Discover the culture and history of Ancient Egypt on a tailor-made trip. Our knowledgeable specialists can create a unique itinerary for you that suits your interests, including a few places that you might not have known about.

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    • What to do in Egypt: our highlights guide
      Dahshur Pyramid, Egypt

      What to do in Egypt: our highlights guide

      What to do in Egypt: our highlights guide

      Home to some of the world's most historical monuments and best dive sites, Egypt's size makes it possible for the first-time visitor to see many of its highlights in a relatively short trip.

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    • Luxury Egypt: live like a pharaoh
      The Palace Wing and Pyramids, The Marriott Mena House Oberoi, Giza

      Luxury Egypt: live like a pharaoh

      Luxury Egypt: live like a pharaoh

      A room at the foot of the Great Pyramid, an opulent ship on the Nile, and private guides — Egypt specialist Emma outlines the most indulgent ways to enjoy the country’s classic sights.

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    • Family holidays in Egypt
      Giza pyramids and Sphinx, Cairo

      Family holidays in Egypt

      Family holidays in Egypt

      From the sun-baked pyramids of Giza to the imposing Temple of Karnak, Egypt’s ancient monuments hold a special allure for people of all ages. Here, specialist Sharidan explains the best places to stay and things to do for a family visiting Egypt.

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