Visit the famous Valleys of the Kings and Queens on the West Bank of Luxor. The private half-day tour can be customized to suit and takes in major historic attractions as well as a visit to an alabaster factory should you wish.
What to Expect
Few cities can boast such a glorious history as Luxor, the most interesting part of Egypt and home to the magnificent Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon to name a few.
In the company of an expert guide you will step back into Egypt's ancient history. As this is a private tour, you can determine the amount of time you want to spend at each site.
You will be picked up from your Luxor Hotel to cross the Nile River to the West Bank. Here you will visit the necropolis of the ancient city of Thebes. Guides are not permitted inside, but you will be informed what to look for inside the elaborately decorated rooms.
If you wish, you can visit the tomb of King Tutankhamen for an additional fee.
You will go to the Temple of Hatshepsut, one of the most striking monuments in Egypt. Your guide will explain the history of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s famous female ruler who posed as a man to gain the throne. Explore at your leisure as you wander through courtyards and admire intricate hieroglyphs.
You will stop at the Colossi of Memnon, site of the funerary temple of Amenhotep III. The two giant statues that proudly stand on the West Bank are all that remain of the ancient complex.
If you wish, there will be time to visit an alabaster factory where you can purchase some genuine souvenir examples, before the return to Luxor for a drop-off at your hotel.
- Qualified Egyptologist guide
- Entrance fees
- Transport by air conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pick-up and drop- off
What's Not Included
- Food and drink, unless specified
- Entrance to the tomb of Tutankhamen (approx. LE 100.00)
Know Before You Go
• Note: Transport is wheelchair accessible. However, be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited, which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
• We recommend bringing sunglasses, a hat and comfortable shoes.