Osiris Tours
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
If you arrive in Egypt via wonderful Alexandria, don’t limit yourself to a stay in that beautiful Mediterranean city. Make use of our fleet of luxury private vehicles and skilled guides and take a comfortable pyramids day tour to Cairo, and explore the world’s most iconic ancient monuments, the Great Pyramids of Giza, as part of our best selling Egypt tours. Osiris Tours is a tour company caters to those who are fascinated by history, culture, art and architecture. We offer private guided tours to Egypt that is completely customizable. This means that you will have your own private vehicle, guide and driver for the full trip. You can focus on the sites you want to see and take your time to wander around the temples, pyramids and tombs at your own pace.
Alexandria, Egypt

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2023

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Simpv21
Germany31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
We just returned from two weeks in Egypt with Osiris Tours, and I can honestly say it was an amazing experience. Mahmoud (the owner, and a former tour guide himself in Egypt) was incredibly knowledgeable about the sites in Egypt, and he helped us craft a fully customized itinerary. He was very responsive to my questions and requests. I would highly recommend Osiris Tours for anybody looking to go to Egypt!

One of our major concerns about traveling to Egypt was how COVID would impact our experience. I can say that not only did we not encounter any difficulties, but it was also an amazing experience because we oftentimes had the entire temple or tomb to ourselves. All of the sites were open, and since they are outside + not busy, felt like there was no trouble keeping a safe distance from others. The guides / drivers were also incredibly responsible (e.g., wearing masks and providing hand sanitizer), and we had no concerns. The biggest help was getting a COVID test for the flight back to the US. The local tour representative coordinated the test for the person to come directly to the hotel—the entire process took less than 5 minutes (certainly more convenient than the US!).

Our guides (Mahmoud in Cairo, and Ahmed in the south) were also extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of Egypt. They had answers to all of my questions, and were very patient as we explored the temples and tried to soak up every minute. They were also great at reading hieroglyphics, which was a great pleasure when we asked them random questions about what the inscriptions said. They often work with other top tour companies, so you can be assured that you are receiving the best of the best in terms of guide quality.

The hotels and restaurants were also top-notch (though in Aswan, I might recommend upgrading to the Sofitel Cataracts hotel because the Movenpick was a bit worn and shut down during COVID). The Four Seasons in Cairo was amazing, as was the Hilton in Luxor. We found the restaurants to be easy to order and the food delicious, so be sure to ask your guides about what to try and where to go!

Overall, I would highly recommend going to Egypt before the tourists return en masse, and would completely recommend Osiris Tours to organize your journey. It was an experience of a lifetime!
Written March 23, 2021
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Hello and thank you for your excellent review. We are so happy to hear that your experience with us in Egypt exceeded your expectations. Egypt is a breathtaking destination with so much to offer and we are glad that we were able to create an amazing tailor-made experience for you. Thank you again for traveling with us. Osiris Tours can’t wait to plan your next adventure.
Written August 14, 2021
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Tom E
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The travel designer was easy to work with. He heard all of our interests and made sure to include them in our itinerary. He also understood the things we were not interested in and removed them from our travels. He put together a trip that was exactly what we wanted and we loved the trip.
What were the most enjoyable or memorable parts of your trip?
In Egypt, our guides and drivers were very attentive and informative. Of all the remarkable sights we saw, Seti I and Queen Nefertari were exceptional and worth the trip if only for them. Our accommodations were 5 star. In Jordan, Petra was worth the trip, though it was quite commercial. The guide for Petra was supposed to give us a 4 hour tour but he only gave us two hours and then gave us a map of the places he recommended we go see. Our driver in Jordan couldn't have been better and the tour of the city he gave us in Amman was memorable. We spent our second to last night in Wadi Rum in a geodesic dome where we watched the stars overhead at night. We had a day guide there who was fun, knowledgeable and informative.
We are both vegetarian. We had more food than we could eat at every place we went, and all of it was delicious.
If you could take your trip again, what would you do differently?
I would do everything exactly the same except Petra. I would have preferred to go in with a guide I trusted. I wouldn't have missed Petra for anything but it was the only place during the whole 2 week trip that I felt like the guides and vendors were trying to rip us off. The mule driver yelled at us because we didn't want to go to the place he wanted to take us for the amount he wanted to charge and when we refused, he cursed us and wished us bad luck!
Written April 7, 2020
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Hello and thank you for your excellent review. We are so happy to hear that your experience with us in Egypt exceeded your expectations. Egypt is a breathtaking destination with so much to offer and we are glad that we were able to create an amazing tailor-made experience for you. Thank you again for traveling with us. Osiris Tours can’t wait to plan your next adventure.
Written August 14, 2021
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Andrea Kincade
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Osiris Tours delivers on their itinerary with great support at the airport, wonderful tour guides, and safe drivers. The accommodation was great - we were pleasantly surprised to receive a couple of room upgrades.I was very sad to leave Egypt on the last day, it had touched my heart and I am so very grateful that Osiris Tours took care of the logistic details so that my husband and I could relax. I really appreciate the effort their liaison staff make to ensure that everything goes smoothly. I even received some roses at Cairo airport - nice touch!

My hot tips to fellow travellers to take your adventure to the next level:
1. Learn some new words in Arabic every day and don't be afraid to use it. People respond very well to the small effort you make.
2. Smile at the driver, learn their name and engage with them (speak with them through the tour guide if they don't speak English).
3. Go to some of the cafes and restaurants to try the local cuisine. Koshary is delicious.
4. If you get asked for a selfie by school kids, get strategic and ask them to get the whole class and their teachers together so that you don't have to deal with multiple selfie requests and everyone gets a pic.
5. Schedule a rest day with no touring to help recharge your batteries.

Book with Osiris Tours - they provided an unforgettable experience of Egypt and Jordan.
Written January 21, 2020
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Hello and thank you for your excellent review. We are so happy to hear that your experience with us in Egypt exceeded your expectations. Egypt is a breathtaking destination with so much to offer and we are glad that we were able to create an amazing tailor-made experience for you. Thank you again for traveling with us. Osiris Tours can’t wait to plan your next adventure.
Written August 14, 2021
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CBlom
Chicago5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
With out new Covid vaccines, we decided to take a trip to Egypt - a destination that had been on our bucket list for years. Based on the reviews of Osiris, we reached out to Mahmoud and knew instantly that we had found the right agency. He worked with us to develop an amazing itinerary and the next month we were on our way.

Mahmoud's people on the ground were excellent. From meeting us at the Cairo airport with our visa, to getting us around to sites and helping us understand the history and culture, it simply couldn't have been better.

We went in May 2021, which was the end of the normal tourist season and there were indeed very few tourists there. We saw all of six other people inside the great pyramid and had many of the tombs in the valley of the Kings completely to ourselves.

Things to note:
1. A new museum just opened in Cairo which now houses the mummies that were previously stored at the Egyptian museum. It is not to missed!
2. This summer (2021), another new museum will open in Cairo which will include the artifacts from King Tut's tomb (also previously stored at the Egyptian museum). The artifacts are incredible so I would recommend adding that museum to the list of places to visit as well.
3. It goes without saying: The sights are fantastic. Because it doesn't rain in Egypt, so much of the ancient architecture, carvings and hieroglyphs are intact.
4. People are exceedingly friendly and like Americans. Smiling faces greeted us everywhere!
5. The food is excellent!
6. Egypt is very safe. Tourists have to present a negative covid test to get into the country (the paperwork is checked repeatedly and thoroughly by the airlines), many places had temp checks (incl. our hotels and cruise ship), masks, gloves and hand sanitizers were readily available.
7. The security is impressive and the country is totally safe to travel in. Our guides had to submit our itinerary to the authorities (sights we were visiting and when, which car we were in, etc.) which were verified by security at the sights, hotels, check points, etc. There were metal detectors and bag x-ray machines at all hotels, museums and sights. We went for several walks by ourselves and felt 100% safe at all times.
8. It is a heavy tipping culture and USD are accepted. Bring lots of cash.
9. We dressed conservatively (long sleeves, long loose pants, hats) which helped protect against the sun. We did see plenty of tourists wearing shorts and tank tops.

If you are considering going to Egypt, I highly recommend going now. As soon as we got back home from out trip, my husband was talking about going back again. It was simply that amazing!
Written June 5, 2021
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Hello and thank you for your excellent review. We are so happy to hear that your experience with us in Egypt exceeded your expectations. Egypt is a breathtaking destination with so much to offer and we are glad that we were able to create an amazing tailor-made experience for you. Thank you again for traveling with us. Osiris Tours can’t wait to plan your next adventure.
Written August 14, 2021
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Lili K
Tampa, FL14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We had a 9 day tour to Egypt all booked with Osiris tours. Our agent and owner, Mahmoud Gebril was available at all times in planning the program and itinerary No question went unanswered and he had excellent advice and recommendations.

His transfer agents, tour guides and transport drivers were outstanding and very informative. The hotels were 5 star as well as the Nile boat facility and accommodations

I totally recommend this company for future Egypt travel
Written February 22, 2020
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Hello and thank you for your excellent review. We are so happy to hear that your experience with us in Egypt exceeded your expectations. Egypt is a breathtaking destination with so much to offer and we are glad that we were able to create an amazing tailor-made experience for you. Thank you again for traveling with us. Osiris Tours can’t wait to plan your next adventure.
Written August 14, 2021
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MarkS1k
145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I'm not someone who generally writes reviews, but our trip with Osiris Tours was so outstanding that I feel I need to let other people know that if they're going to Egypt, a trip with Osiris Tours will be an amazing experience.  I honestly believe that because everyone associated with the company has the attitude that the most important thing is the client's satisfaction.  The planning process was smooth and easy but where Osiris really shined was in the execution of the trip itself.  From the minute we landed in Cairo Someone took care of literally everything from getting us through customs to checking into our hotels.  We had a wonderful guide, Islam, who was both extremely knowledgeable and a lot of fun to be around.  We learned about Egypt's history and culture, he had a great sense of humor and was just a pleasure to be around- which was really important considering we spent nine days with him, most days all day long.  As he got to know us he suggested additional things that weren't on the itinerary. He even took us to his favorite restaurant in Luxor (where he lives) and which definitely isn't trip advisor certified, but had such great food!  He was there for us always and as with everyone associated with Osiris, truly went above and beyond.  Osiris Tours isn't the cheapest agency out there, but I have no doubt that it's the best.  It was clear from everyone that the most important thing to them was that my wife and I have the best trip possible, and they delivered in every way.
Written February 27, 2020
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Hello and thank you for your excellent review. We are so happy to hear that your experience with us in Egypt exceeded your expectations. Egypt is a breathtaking destination with so much to offer and we are glad that we were able to create an amazing tailor-made experience for you. Thank you again for traveling with us. Osiris Tours can’t wait to plan your next adventure.
Written August 14, 2021
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jreworld
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Osiris did an excellent job of planning our trip. As a lifelong fan of ancient Egyptian history, I had specific requirements and Mahmoud worked with me to see that they were met.

The guides Said and Mohammed were both highly competent, accommodating and professional. The drivers were highly skilled driving the chaos of Cairo traffic, courteous and very professional.

Unfortunately do to the current Corona Virus our trip was cut short by a few days, but fortunately it was at the end of our trip. Osiris accommodated the revised schedule and allowed us to complete our itinerary. They also rebooked our domestic flights to allow us to exit the country before the country’s self-imposed deadline. I commend them for the proactive and quick response.

Never once did we feel unsafe or uncomfortable in the country. On the contrary, everyone we met was friendly and accommodating. I hope this crisis blows over quickly so that the people of Egypt don't have to suffer.

I would not hesitate to use Osiris again, and highly recommend them to anyone considering a trip to Egypt. We plan on using them again when the Grand Egyptian Museum is finally opened.
Written March 28, 2020
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Hello and thank you for your excellent review. We are so happy to hear that your experience with us in Egypt exceeded your expectations. Egypt is a breathtaking destination with so much to offer and we are glad that we were able to create an amazing tailor-made experience for you. Thank you again for traveling with us. Osiris Tours can’t wait to plan your next adventure.
Written August 14, 2021
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C. A. G
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
I called Mahmoud at Osiris and said I needed a custom tour starting in just 2 weeks. Within 3 hours he had the whole draft itinerary ready, and within another hour we’d worked out custom details and changes and were booked in. The level of service was exceptional and he was very knowledgeable recommending what to see and what to miss to fit our time frame.

Our tour in Egypt itself was the most amazing trip I’ve ever taken. We did get lucky because it was almost totally empty at most tourist sites, but the order of the visits that Mahmoud had planned for us, the quality of our tour guides (big shout out to Essam “Sam” Hamed from Luxor who was particularly awesome), and the super smooth transfers through airports and between sites with private help the whole way made it a real experience.

I would recommend Osiris to anyone looking to organize their tour of Egypt.
Written May 29, 2021
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Hello and thank you for your excellent review. We are so happy to hear that your experience with us in Egypt exceeded your expectations. Egypt is a breathtaking destination with so much to offer and we are glad that we were able to create an amazing tailor-made experience for you. Thank you again for traveling with us. Osiris Tours can’t wait to plan your next adventure.
Written August 14, 2021
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Frank A
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Just finished a 15-day Egypt Total Discovery Trip with Osiris Tours in January, 2020. And what a trip we had!!

One always worries is it safe? Can we communicate since we don’t’ speak Arabic? Will the guides show up on time and how knowledgeable will they be? What about visas and transportation?

We can honestly say with Osiris there are absolutely No Worries because they took care of everything flawlessly. It really helps that Osiris’s owner; Mahmood Gerbil was born in Egypt and was a guide there for many years before relocating to the US. His advice on what to see and what not to do was invaluable!

Landing in Cairo, Osiris’s agent met us right at the gate. The agent took care of visas and we quickly went through immigration and customs. All of the Egyptian officials seemed to know our agent and just waved us on through. Nice late model clean van and driver were waiting for us and whisked away to our 5-star Hotel in Cairo.

We had two different guides, one for the Cairo area, Abeer and one for Luxor/Aswan areas, Mohammed. Each was very knowledgeable in both Egyptian Dynasty history and Egyptian Archaeology.

The entire 15-day trip was precisely laid out and the guide and driver showed up promptly each day to take us to the scheduled attractions. The guide handled all the tickets and keep us on a very comfortable schedule making sure we saw everything.

We interviewed 4 different Egyptian Tour companies. Osiris was the most thorough, promptly responding and provided very personalized service from the owner, Mahmood Gerbil.

Egypt culture is very different that what we are used to. It was so helpful to have Osiris with us every step of the way. Sure took care of all the worries. We just sat back and really enjoyed ourselves.

We absolutely would rate Osiris Tours a solid 5. If you need to select an Egyptian Tour Company you cannot go wrong with Osiris Tours. We gladly give them our highest recommendation.

Frank A.
Written February 4, 2020
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Hello and thank you for your excellent review. We are so happy to hear that your experience with us in Egypt exceeded your expectations. Egypt is a breathtaking destination with so much to offer and we are glad that we were able to create an amazing tailor-made experience for you. Thank you again for traveling with us. Osiris Tours can’t wait to plan your next adventure.
Written August 14, 2021
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AngieStevens
Tallahassee, FL40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I cannot say enough positive things about Osiris Tours, and our entire experience with them in Egypt! This was my first time working with a tour operator, as I have previously planned all my own vacations internationally. However, being in a different part of the world than I am used to, I thought it best to rely on someone with more knowledge of the area. It was the best decision! Mahmoud Gabril is amazingly organized and helpful with planning the trip beforehand. In only a few e-mails and a short phone call, he created the perfect itinerary for us. He really customizes it for every group and will work with you to make it perfect for you! Prior to leaving, I had several questions, and he always answered my e-mails very quickly, no matter what time or day. We also decided to add on another day, and he was able to amend the itinerary and get us a good price in the process! We later found out he had to confirm with the team in Egypt when making amendments, which made his speedy help all the more impressive.

Before leaving, he provided us a guide with cultural tips, including tipping etiquette, what each city was known for, and what to expect when we landed.

Our time in Egypt itself was amazing! Everyone we met with: airport representative, drivers, and historical guides were all wonderful, expert, and friendly individuals. They ensured that everything ran very smoothly! We had 2 amazing historical guides during our time! (Shoutout to Mahmoud (Sultan) in Cairo and Mahmoud (Hotep) in Luxor, who were wonderful human beings). The guides really made the trip special by teaching us many amazing things (including a few words of Arabic each day), as well as helping to navigate the area during our free time. They sometimes would suggest changes to the itinerary to make things better for us (e.g. let’s plan to do the indoor activity tomorrow instead of the day after, since it will be a scorcher). As another example, we had unseasonably warm weather during our trip, so they helped us make sure to see the outdoor things earlier in the morning, while enjoying the air conditioned indoors in the afternoon. I could not have imagined a better time in Egypt!

I could go on and on about Osiris and all of the partners they work with, but if you are looking to have an amazing time in Egypt, look no further than Osiris Tours! You will not regret it!
Written April 17, 2022
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Hello and thank you for your excellent review. We are so happy to hear that your experience with us in Egypt exceeded your expectations. Egypt is a breathtaking destination with so much to offer and we are glad that we were able to create an amazing tailor-made experience for you. Thank you again for traveling with us. Osiris Tours can’t wait to plan your next adventure.
Written May 19, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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