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Luxor Guided Tour: Ramesseum Temple, Valley of the Nobles and Deir El madina

Half Day Tour
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Description

Overview

Take the chance to visit the capital of the Pharaohs; Luxor and its impressive tombs and temples on the West Bank of the Nile. Explore the wonderful Mortuary temple (the Ramesseum) of king Ramses II. Discover the fantastic tombs of the Nobles of ancient Egypt. Visit Deir El Madina (Valley of the Artisans), where the craftsmen who worked on the royal tombs lived. This private tour includes pickup and drop-off by an air-conditioned vehicle at your Luxor hotel or cruise ship, and guided visits with your Egyptology guide.

  • Luxor tour of the Ramesseum Temple, Valley of the Nobles and the Valley of the Artisans
  • Learn about the lives, beliefs and work of ancient Egyptians
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Travel comfortably between locations, with door-to-door hotel transfers

Run

Tour Type

Pick up Time

Everyday Private Around 8:00 am

Tour Duration

 Site opening time

About 5 Hours 6:00 am to 5:00 pm

Itinerary

Egypt Gift Tours licensed Egyptology tour guide will pick you up from Hotel or Nile cruise on time by air-conditioned vehicle to start your amazing day in the west bank of Luxor. Drive to the west bank for about 40 minutes, enjoy the Nile scenery and views of the green farms and the countryside of Luxor all the way.

Arrive at the Ramesseum, the memorial temple of Pharaoh Ramesses II. It is located in the Theban necropolis in Upper Egypt, across the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor. Explore the mortuary temple that was built by Pharaoh Ramesses II, from the king’s massive, 62-foot (19-mt) memorial statue to a series of intricate reliefs depicting battles and festival scenes.

Proceed to visit tombs of the Nobles of the New Kingdom with their relief carving of outstanding quality. These tombs are the burial places of some of the most powerful courtiers and persons of the ancient Thebes. Enjoy the daily life scenes and see the owners of the tombs in charge of their careers as officials at the court of their Pharaohs.

Then, continue to Deir El Madina known as the Valley of the Workers (Valley of the Artisans) located at the northern end of the Theban Necropolis. It is an ancient village which was home to the artisans and workmen responsible for constructing the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings; during the 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties of the New Kingdom period (1550–1080 BC). You will enjoy exploring the ruins of the settlement of the village and the colorful workers family tombs with their vivid and impressive paintings. Pay a visit to the Ptolemaic temple, dedicated to the goddesses Hathor and Maat, consisting of a small building within a mud brick enclosure wall.

Later on, you will be transferred to your hotel or Nile cruise in Luxor.

Included:

  • Pickup service from your Hotel/ Nile cruise and return.
  • All transfers by a private A/C. vehicle.
  • Professional English speaking Egyptology tour guide.
  • bottle of water during the tour.

Excluded:

  • Entrance fees to the mentioned sightseeing.
  • Any Extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tipping to the guide and driver.
  • lunch is optional in this tour.

Tour Price:

  • Single: 80 $
  • 2-15: 50 $

Children Policy:

  • 0 – 05.99 Free of Charge.
  • 6 – 11.99 pay 50% of the tour price.
  • 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

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