Valley of the Queens

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Valley of the Queens: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • From Cairo: Luxor Guided Tour with Overnight 1st Class Bus

    1. From Cairo: Luxor Guided Tour with Overnight 1st Class Bus

    Day 1: Start your adventure with a convenient pick-up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza. After a short meet and greet with your driver, climb into your booked mode of transport (depending on option selected). Day 2: When you arrive in Luxor, start your tour by meeting your friendly and professional licensed tour guide. Hop into your private air-conditioned vehicle and explore some of the most important historical monuments in Egypt. Get out at the West Bank and discover the valley of kings on the west bank of Luxor. Discover the remarkable tombs and see the last resting place of the kings Ramssess III, Ramssess VI, Mrenptah & Tut-Ankh-Amon (tombs are open and closed based on the restoration schedule, however the best 3 open tombs will be included & Tut's will be included based on your option selection). Continue on to see the Queen Temple of Hatshepsut, dedicated to the only female rule...

    Luxor is possibly one of the hottest places on Earth so please remember a hat, water and shades! Our guide Yola was so friendly that by the end any inhibitions were gone. There was no pressure to buy anything that she took us to and I walked away with some lovely gifts for my family at prices I wouldn’t have been able to get in Cairo. The trip was long as I naively and foolishly booked the bus but what was really nice was the manager came to pick us up to make sure we got the right stop! So after 8+ hours we finally made it. The city is stunning. The monuments are breathtaking and you can’t help but be awed by everything. On the way back we got on a different bus where we saw the real Egypt! This bus took forever as we had many pit stops and finally arrived back in Cairo at 6:30am where the same driver was waiting for us. So apart from the heat and the journey I could not say enough lovely things about Yola and the overall experience

  • Luxor: 1 Day Valley of Queens, Hatshepsut, Karnak temple

    2. Luxor: 1 Day Valley of Queens, Hatshepsut, Karnak temple

    See the wonders of ancient Egypt on this fun and fascinating full-day guided tour from Hurghada. Start with a pickup from your hotel in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle and a transfer to Luxo.

    Explore the huge Temple of Karnak. See its lighted avenue of sphinxes, Impressive Hieroglyphs, and columns as you make your way through the complex. Go to the Temple of Hatshepsut, dedicated to the only woman Pharaoh in ancient Egypt, rich with artwork, some of which still containing vibrant colors.

    Visit the impressive Valley of the Queens, and marvel at the giant statues known as the Colossi of Memnon. Cross the River Nile from East Bank to West Bank by boat and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch before you explore the vast Temple of Karnak. Head back to your hotel in Hurghada at the end of the day filled with wonderful memories.

  • Luxor: Valley of the Kings and Queens Private Tour

    3. Luxor: Valley of the Kings and Queens Private Tour

    Spend the day touring the west bank of Luxor with a specialized, private guide and in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Discover the fascinating history of the Egyptian Pharaohs and learn about the daily lives of the inhabitants of the Nile.  The day starts early with pickup from your accommodation in Luxor. The first stop of the day is the Valley of the Kings, where you will learn about Ramesses VI, the only son of Ramesses III and Queen Isis. Learn about Ramesses VI's 8-year rule and the accession of Ramesses VII to the throne.  Next, journey to the Valley of the Monkeys, a closed mountainous region where great kings of the Pharaoh's era are buried. Visit the tomb of  King Tutankhamun, which retains its treasures to this day. Learn the legends of King Tutankhamun, from his reign to his discovery by the English scientist, Howard Carter. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant b...

  • From Luxor: 7-Night Nile River Cruise

    4. From Luxor: 7-Night Nile River Cruise

    Day 1: Luxor After getting picked up from Luxor International Airport or your hotel, board your motor boat and travel downstream to the West Bank. Here, see sights such as the Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Carter House, where you can admire treasures belonging to Tutankhamun. Later, head back to the hotel and rest for a while before heading out to explore the city of Luxor and its old market. Day 2: Luxor Rise before sunrise and enjoy the experience of a lifetime as you take a hot air balloon ride over the city. Watch as the sunlight illuminates the city and its surroundings before heading back to the boat. Sail through ancient villages and beautiful islands and discover true Egyptian culture whilst on-board. Arrive at Esna in the evening. Day 3: Edfu - Kom Ombo Arrive in the city of Edfu i...

  • Luxor: West Bank Private Tour and Felucca Ride

    5. Luxor: West Bank Private Tour and Felucca Ride

    Start your day with pickup from your hotel or cruise ship. Hop in an air-conditioned car with your guide and visit the west bank of Luxor. Your guide will tell you the history of Egyptian civilization, as you make your way to the Valley of the Kings. This site was built for the tombs of the pharaohs and nobles of the state and was known as the Great Royal Funerary City. Visit the tomb of Queen Nefertari, the largest and most prominent cemetery in the Valley of the Queens. Then, see the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, a memorial temple in Deir el-Bahari. Next, visit the city of Habu, which shows the greatness of ancient Pharaonic architecture. Enjoy a short break for lunch in a local restaurant before visiting the Ramsium Temple. The temple includes huge statues of Ramses II, as well as inscriptions and decorations. See the great statue of Memnon, which is all that remains of a temple in me...

  • Cairo: Overnight Trip to Luxor by Plane

    6. Cairo: Overnight Trip to Luxor by Plane

    • Day one: Begin the experience with an early morning pickup from your hotel in Cairo and a transfer to the airport for your 6:00 AM flight to Luxor. After landing, simply look out for a sign with your name and meet your expert tour guide. Start the tour right away with a visit to the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank, where you will discover the tombs of various dynasties including the The Temple of Deir El Bahari. Admire the Colossi of Memnon, two gigantic sitting statues facing the Nile and representing Amenophis III. Explore also the famous Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and then have lunch at a local restaurant (beverages not included). After lunch, continue to the East Bank and see the courtyard and granite statues of Ramses the Great at the Luxor Temple. Marvel at the series of temples built over different reigns that make up Karnak. Beginning with the Avenue of Sphinxes, explor...

  • From Marsa Alam: Small Group Day Trip to Luxor

    7. From Marsa Alam: Small Group Day Trip to Luxor

    Start the tour with pick-up from your accommodation in Marsa Alam. From there you’ll be taken by air-conditioned minivan to Luxor, home of some of the most beautiful sights of ancient Egypt.  Follow your professional guide to the Temple of Karnak. Admire the ancient columns, chapels, and the sacred lake at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop for lunch in Luxor before you travel to the other side of the River Nile by felucca (a type of traditional sailboat). Next, explore the City of the Dead and the Colossi of Memnon. Admire the only remains of the Temple of Amenhotep III and visit the Valley of the Queens. Allow yourself to be inspired by the stunning architecture and discover the Temple of Hatshepsut, one of the great rulers of ancient Egypt. As the day winds down, you’ll be transferred back to Marsa Alam.

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What people are saying about Valley of the Queens

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Communication took place via WhatsApp and ran without any problems. We left at 5:30 am and arrived at around 10 am. It was very, very hot, but we learned a lot from Mimo the guide about the history of Egypt and saw a lot. We then went on a trip to the Nile for 15 euros, where we got delicious mango, dates and grapes and water and grenadine juice. We also did a little tour of a banana plantation and saw monkeys, pigeons and baby crocodiles. You could also touch the baby crocodiles. All in all a very, very successful day !! :)

The day went very well! We were picked up from the hotel at 5.20am (despite an announcement at 4.45am), and arrived in Luxor at 10am. There, we met Farid our French guide who was adorable! Thanks to him, we were able to discuss the culture in Egypt and he was able to explain to us the history of Luxour and Egypt too !! Very nice unforgettable day

At Blue Shadow, very friendly staff who warm welcomes you and greets you everytime. Everybody paying attention to every detail to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Really felt at home. Our guide Ahmed has always keen to give detailed information and aswers every question. Really enjoyed it!

An activity that I recommend, very beautiful monuments. Mahmoud Nafee was our guide he was really top

Very organized tour, perfect! The company gives you all the support.