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Hurghada: Trip to Luxor and Valley of the Kings with Lunch

1. Hurghada: Trip to Luxor and Valley of the Kings with Lunch

Embark on a guided tour of the historic city of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings on a guided tour from Hurghada. Visit notable sites such as the Temple of Karnak and Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon with an expert Egyptologist guide. Begin with a pickup from your hotel in Hurghada. Travel to Luxor by bus and discover the fascinating world of Ancient Egypt with a visit to the most beautiful sights around the city. Then, take a break for lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the Temple of Karnak and admire the columned halls, the chapels, and the sacred lake of the UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy lunch at a selected restaurant in Luxor before boarding a felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailing boat, to cross over the Nile River to the opposite bank. Here, you will 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 Kings. Be inspired by the stunning architecture and discover the Temple of Hatshepsut, the only female ruler of ancient Egypt.

From Cairo: 2-Day Abu Simbel & Luxor Tour

2. From Cairo: 2-Day Abu Simbel & Luxor Tour

Day 1: Meet your representative at 3 AM at your hotel in Cairo then set off to catch your domestic flight to Aswan. Arrive at Aswan Airport at 6 AM where you will be met by another representative and transferred to Abu Simble by private bus.  First, visit Abu Simbel Temple – a stunning Ancient Egyptian monument built by Ramses II out of a sandstone rock cliff. Marvel at the representation of the deities carved on the temple's huge façade. Nearby, also visit the small Temple of the King's wife Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor. At the end of your tour, transfer to your hotel in Aswan ready for an overnight stay at the Pyramisa Isis Hotel. Day 2: After breakfast at the hotel, get picked up by the representative and transfer to Luxor. Start the day with a visit to the West Bank to visit the Valley of the Kings which holds the tombs of various dynasties and the Temple of Deir El Bahari. On the return journey, stop at the Colossi of Memnon - 2 gigantic sitting statues representing Amenophis III facing the Nile. Then, visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. After this, head over to the East Bank to see the Luxor Temple. Stroll through the courtyard and admire the granite statues of Ramses the Great. Then, transfer by carriage or bus to Karnak Temple - a series of temples built within different reigns. Start by the Avenue of Sphinxes, then visit the Unfinished Propylon and the Hypostyle Hall with it's 134 gigantic columns. See the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III. Marvel at the Temple of Amon adorned which is adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III, and the Sacred Lake. Finally, transfer to Luxor Airport and catch your domestic flight to Cairo. When you arrive in Cairo you will be met by a representative who will transfer you back to your hotel in Cairo.

From Hurghada: Luxor Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

3. From Hurghada: Luxor Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Travel back to the days of Ancient Egypt on a full-day tour of Luxor, with round-trip transfers by air-conditioned vehicle from Hurghada. En route, admire views of the River Nile and the villages of Upper Egypt. Upon arrival in Luxor, go to the Colossi of Memnon to admire the gigantic statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, built 3,400 years ago. Continue to the Valley of the Kings to see where the ancient Egyptians buried their most powerful nobles. Descend into the tombs of Egyptian rulers, and admire well-preserved paintings and hieroglyphs. Next, learn the legend of the 1st female pharaoh of Egypt at the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Discover the extraordinary mortuary temple she had built, complete with terraces of colonnades, a hypo-style hall, and hundreds of statues, paintings, and reliefs. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue your tour at the Temple of Karnak. Beautifully preserved, it provides the perfect opportunity for an imaginative journey back in time to the days of the Ancient Egyptians. Stroll at leisure to form an impression of how the immense pylon was built. Walk the avenue of ram-head criosphinges, marvel at more than 100 pillars at the hypo-style hall, and see ancient hieroglyphs, chapels, statues, and a holy lake. The superstitious can approach the scarab close to the lake and surround it 3 times clockwise; according to legend, offspring will soon follow.

From Hurghada: Luxor Private Guided Tour

4. From Hurghada: Luxor Private Guided Tour

Take a private day trip from Hurghada to visit the ancient sites of Luxor. See the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut's temple, the Colossi of Memnon, and the Karnak Temple. Get picked up from your hotel in Hurghada and take an air-conditioned car ride to Luxor. Cross the Nile and start exploring Luxor with your private guide. Start your tour in the Valley of the Kings. Immerse yourself in the history of this ancient place as you visit three different tombs. Afterward, see more of the area's historic sites. Enjoy guided visits to the Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon, and Karnak Temple. Sit back and relax at the end of your tour as you're transferred back to your hotel in Hurghada.

From Safaga: Luxor Day Trip with Entry Fees and Lunch

5. From Safaga: Luxor Day Trip with Entry Fees and Lunch

Embark on a historical journey to Luxor from Safaga Port. Visit the iconic sites of Luxor, such as the Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple with your local egyptologist guide. Choose between a private and a group trip and enjoy an included lunch. Once in your vehicle, sit back and relax for your 3-hour journey to Luxor as your guide explains everything you will visit. Once in Luxor, make your way to the famous Karnak Temples; the largest place of worship ever built and the greatest example of worship in history. Learn about how the complex was constructed from the beginning of the Middle Kingdom to the Greco-Roman Kingdom. Within the complex, see the great "Hypostyle Hall" - an incredible forest of giant pillars. Then, make your way to a local restaurant for lunch before heading to the West Bank of the River Nile to visit the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III (Colossi of Memnon). Next, visit the iconic Valley of the Kings, where the tombs of the ancient kings were discovered. Marvel at these tombs that are curved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated, and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs. Continue to Hatshepsut Temple at Deir el-Bahari. This impressive temple is dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, the only female pharaoh. The temple rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it. Finish your tour back at Safaga Port.

Hurghada: Private Guided Day Tour to Luxor

6. Hurghada: Private Guided Day Tour to Luxor

Get picked up from your hotel in Hurghada and start your memorable day in Luxor. Meet your Egyptologist tour guide and explore the city that was once the capital of ancient Egypt. Learn about the history of ancient Egypt, starting with the incredible Valley of the Kings. Enjoy the unique temple of Queen Hatshepsut and see an ancient Egyptian staff in the Artesian Village before breaking for lunch. Head to the mighty Karnak Temple complex, the largest religious building ever constructed afterward. Learn about some phenomena unique to the place from your guide. Enjoy a drop-off at your hotel in Hurghada at the end of your tour.

Hurghada: Private Transfer to Luxor & Valley of the Kings

7. Hurghada: Private Transfer to Luxor & Valley of the Kings

Enjoy a convenient, comfortable roundtrip transfer to the Valley of the Kings from Hurghada. You’ll be picked up in the early morning from your accommodation and set out on the 4-hour road trip through breathtaking mountain scenery.   Your driver will drop you off at the Valley of the Kings, the ancient burial ground of many of Egypt’s New Kingdom rulers where at least 60 tombs have been discovered. After exploring, on your own or with your private guide (available as an add-on), your driver will take you to one of the finest local restaurants for an Egyptian meal.   Then, on the way back to Hurghada, simply relax and watch the scenery go by as your driver returns you to your accommodation.

From Marsa Alam: Best of Luxor Private Day Trip with Lunch

8. From Marsa Alam: Best of Luxor Private Day Trip with Lunch

Discover the fascinating city of Luxor on this day trip from Marsa Alam. Explore the Valley of the Kings and see the Colossi of Memnon. Visit the Temple of Karnak and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Start your fully private tour with a pickup from your hotel in Marsa Alam. Sit back in the air-conditioned car and enjoy the drive to Luxor, the former Egyptian capital. Visit the Temple of Karnak, the largest temple complex in the world. Next, have some lunch at a local restaurant before heading to the west bank of the River Nile. See the City of the Dead and the Colossi of Memnon, the only remains of The temple of Amenhotep III. Be inspired by the stunning architecture in the Valley of the Kings. See the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only female ruler of ancient Egypt. At the end of the day, you will be driven back to your hotel in Marsa Alam.

Cairo: Overnight Trip to Luxor by Plane

9. 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, explore the Unfinished Propylon and the Hypo-style hall with its 134 giant columns. Admire the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III, the Temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III, and the Sacred Lake. Finally, transfer to your hotel in Luxor for an overnight stay at Ibrotel Luxor Hotel. • Day two: Get picked up from your hotel by a licensed tour guide in a private, air-conditioned vehicle and head to the West Bank of the Nile. Visit Medinat Habu, an archaeological site situated near the foot of the Theban Hills opposite the modern city of Luxor, Egypt. Although other structures are located within the area, the location is today associated almost exclusively with the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III. The temple, some 492 feet, is of orthodox design and resembles closely the mortuary temple of Ramesses II (the Ramesseum). You will also have the chance to visit some other temples inside Habu Temple such as the Temple of Amun, which dates to the 18th Dynasty and was built by Queen Hatshepsut and Thutmose III. Continue your day tour to Deir el Medina, known as The Valley of the Worker. Later transfer to Luxor airport for your return flight to Cairo and hotel drop-off following landing.

Luxor: West Bank Sightseeing Tour and Light Show

10. Luxor: West Bank Sightseeing Tour and Light Show

Get picked up from your hotel in Luxor in the morning to begin your tour of Luxor's West Bank. Start your day with a visit to the Valley of the Kings, where many of Egypt's greatest kings are buried. Visit 3 tombs excluding the Tomb of King Tutankhamun. Next, visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt's most famous female pharaoh. Later on, head for lunch at a local restaurant before getting dropped off back at your hotel in Luxor to relax before the light show. At night, head to the Karnak Temples where you will attend the spectacular Sound and Light Show which narrates the history of Luxor. During this 75-minute show, explore the temple grounds and admire their illuminations before watching the final act at the Great Sacred Lake. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the evening.

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A grueling ride through the sensational desert and mountains to match. Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon sensationally impressive and absolutely worth seeing. It goes without saying that this could only be touched upon briefly on an 18-hour tour from Hurghada. The "coffee trip elements" such as the alabaster workshop or running the gauntlet through the mini bazaars in the entry areas of the sights were superfluous. It's actually a pity, because I would certainly have bought something there if the sellers hadn't wanted to sell their goods so mega, mega pushy cheap, cheap to the supposedly rich tourists - viewed as objects. It's tragic that the sellers don't see it. Restraint, willingness to talk and a little real interest would make business boom, I'm sure of that.

Wonderful experience! The drivers where very polite, friendly and very fast! We arrived in a very timely manner to beat the crowds. We felt very safe and the drivers where always waiting for us after each stop. Our tour guide, Nama, was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and so friendly. We saw so much more then we expected and it was very reassuring to have someone to handle all the tickets and knows there way around the customs of Egypt. We highly recommend this tour of the Valley of the Kings. Well worth the price and time.

We spent 4 wonderful days, both on the boat and when we made the visits accompanied by a guide who spoke French "Mehdi" at the top in his explanations and with a lot of humor. The Nile cruise is smooth and pleasant. The Emilio boat was a little run down but very well organized, with lovely staff and a very good buffet. Thanks to Arwa with whom we regularly communicated by Wathsapp for the organization of all these accompanied outings who was very responsive and very professional

We had an amazing organized day. First we had a boat just for ourselves which took us around the Nile, the guide realized we loved nature so he gave us a proper treat by letting us walk on an island on the Nile to see birds and cows grazing. Then we went to the valley of the kings and temple. We had a very good guide which was very informative, he gave us a lot of info re kings and tombs. This day was great and an amazing experience in Luxor. Highly recommended

Amazing day well worth the extra money to go privately as it was at our speed.