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Private Guided Tour to Habu Temple, Valley of the Queens and Deir El Madina

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Overview

Book this amazing private guided half-day tour and explore three of the most fascinating historical sites in Luxor’s west bank. Discover the fascinating Mortuary temple of king Ramses III at Madinat Habu. Learn the stories of the royal families from your own personal Egyptology guide as you visit the Valley of Queens. Explore Deir El Madina (Valley of the Artisans), where the craftsmen who worked on the royal tombs lived. Pickup and drop-off by an A/C car at your Luxor hotel or cruise ship. This private tour can be customized to your schedule with a variety of start times, including early departures that take advantage of cooler morning temperatures.

  • A private guided tour of Luxor’s West Bank: Habu temple, Valley of the Queens, and Valley of Artisans
  • Listen to in-depth historical background from your Egyptology guide
  • Learn about Theban religion and burial rites
  • Beat the heat with an optional early morning departure
  • Relax 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 Madinat Habu, located at the southern end of the Theban Necropolis, where the first labor strike in history against their king Ramses III was launched. This memorial temple of Ramses III is one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt and surrounded by a massive mud-brick enclosure wall, which may have been fortified.  Marvel at a royal palace, temples, and a series of wall carvings that depict memorial scenes and Ramses III’s defeat of the Sea Peoples.

Continue to the Valley of the Queens, also known as  Wadi el-Melikat, where the wives and children of the Kings of Egypt dating primarily from the 18th Dynasty – 20th Dynasty were buried. It was known then as Ta-Set-Neferu, meaning “the place of beauty”, more than 90 tombs are stylish and lavishly decorated. An example is the resting place carved out of the rock for Queen Nefertari (QV66) of the 19th Dynasty wife and favorite queen of Ramses II. The reliefs in her tomb are still intact and it is the largest and most spectacular in the valley of the queens.

Drive over to visit Deir El Madina known as the Valley of the Workers ( Valley of the Artisans) at the northern end of the Theban Necropolis. It is an ancient village which was home to the artisans who worked on the tombs in the Valley of the Kings during the 18th to 20th dynasties of the New Kingdom period(1550-1080B.C). Enjoy the colorful workers family tombs with their vivid and impressive paintings. Later on, you will be transferred to your Hotel 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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